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    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced it will add Wi-Fi to all 191 above ground stations and 21 Staten Island railways stations in the next 10 years, but the free internet connection will cost New Yorkers' their privacy. MTA is working with Transit Wireless, a New York-based communications infrastructure company, which is flipping the bill for the $600 million project and will mine data from users who connect to the service. The firm has not clarified what data will be collected. DailyMail.com has contacted Transit Wireless for more information on the matter.  Transit Wireless, which describes itself as 'one of the largest data-driven captive audience platforms,' has already unleashed Wi-Fi to 281 underground subways. Although trading privacy for Wi-Fi is part of the deal, many New Yorkers are still thrilled over getting the service - many criticize the MTA for waiting as long as it has to provide them with access and are frustrated it will take another 10 years.  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is working with Transit Wireless to provide Wi-Fi service to the 191 above-ground subway stations The MTA...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The popular soup chain, Hale and Hearty, has closed all its stores after 20 years of business.The shutdowns came without warning. Some stores had signs in the windows indicating they were hiring until news of the closings. It is unclear if the closures are permanent or if some locations will reopen in the future.The franchise had 16 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island in prime locations.One Hale and Hearty branch in Lower Manhattan was recently sued by a food vendor for unpaid invoices, and by its landlord for unpaid rent.ALSO READ: 74-year-old bystander shot in Brooklyn in violent night across cityEMBED More News Videos A 74-year-old innocent bystander was shot in a violent night across New York City. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New York City news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a tip or story idea to Eyewitness News Have a breaking news tip or an idea for a story we should cover? Send it to Eyewitness News...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The people who run the Staten Island Ferry have been testing positive for COVID, so the vessels have been running a little less frequently lately.The NYC Department of Transportation announced from now through July 26, the ferries will run at 20-minute intervals between 6-9 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. weekdays, adding five minutes to the usual rush hour wait times.Service will be every 30 minutes at all other times.Face coverings are still required of all passengers in the ferry terminals and aboard the vessels.It comes as COVID transmission rates have spiked 33% over the past week in the city, an increase experts say is being driven by the new BA. 5 omicron subvariant.According to former NYC Health Commissioner Jay Varma, we are like to continue seeing more waves even after this one subsides.ALSO READ | Thousands of NYC monkeypox vaccine appointments filled in just 7 minutesEMBED More News Videos Demand continues to outpace supply when it comes to the monkeypox vaccine in New York City. Marcus Solis has more. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More...
    (CNN)Five people were injured in a shooting on the boardwalk near the popular amusement area of New York City's Coney Island early Sunday morning, authorities said.Police are still trying to identify a suspect in the shooting, which happened around 2 a.m. and resulted in two women and three men being shot, New York City Police told CNN.Officials did not provide details on what may have led to the gunfire -- but said a large group of people were gathered on the boardwalk in Brooklyn when somebody started shooting.A 31-year-old man is in critical condition in the hospital after being shot in the back, police said. The four other victims are in stable condition and include: a 27-year-old woman who was shot in the leg; a 26-year-old woman who was also shot in the leg; a 36-year-old man who was shot and suffered an injury to his chin; and a 19-year-old-man who was shot in the leg.Read MorePolice have not provided a description of the shooter and the weapon used has not been recovered.New Yorkers dont feel safe at home anymoreThe...
    The sixth inmate to die this year while in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail was identified as murder suspect Emanuel Sullivan, 20. Sullivan's death also marks the third fatality behind bars at Rikers in May alone, as the feds eye a takeover of the detention facility. The 20-year-old was found unresponsive in his cell in the Robert N. Davoren Center about 4:25 p.m. on Sunday. He was bleeding from the nose, according to the city Department of Correction. Sullivan was incarcerated on charges that he took part in a home-invasion murder of a Staten Island bodybuilder in the borough's Greenridge neighborhood. Emanuel Sullivan (above), 20, is believed to be the youngest inmate to die in Rikers Island so far Bodybuilder Tamer Shaarwy, 38, a father of two children who worked in his family business, was shot inside his home. Two others were also charged in the crime. Corrections officials said that staff responded 'immediately' when Sullivan was reported unconscious, saying that officers conducted regularly scheduled inmate inspections throughout the day.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not...
    A biologically male murder suspect who is charged with killing an antiques dealer in New York City is transitioning from male to female while awaiting trial, DailyMail.com can reveal. Alex Ray Scott, 26, appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday with a dramatically altered appearance, and Scott's attorney used female pronouns to address the alleged killer. City jail records also now list Scott as female, and show that she is being housed at a Rikers Island detention center reserved for female adults and adolescents. Scott was originally booked as a male in January 2020 on charges of murder, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in connection to the death of 64-year-old Kenneth Savinski, after reportedly meeting the victim on a dating app. Savinski, a respected antiques dealer and decorator, was found dead in his Upper East Side apartment, with a deep gash in his head and neck wounds. Just after midnight two days later, Scott allegedly walked into a Manhattan police station covered in blood, saying, 'I think I may have killed someone last night.'  Accused killer Alex Ray Scott,...
    NEW YORK -- Amazon workers in Staten Island, New York, voted to unionize on Friday, marking the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant's history and handing an unexpected win to a nascent group that fueled the union drive.Warehouse workers cast 2,654 votes - or about 55% - in favor of a union, giving the fledgling Amazon Labor Union enough support to pull off a victory. According to the National Labor Relations Board, which is overseeing the process, 2,131 workers - or 45% - rejected the union bid.The 67 ballots that were challenged by either Amazon or the ALU were not enough to sway the outcome. Federal labor officials said the results of the count won't be verified until they process any objections - due by April 8 - that both parties may file.The victory was an uphill battle for the independent group, made up of former and current workers who lacked official backing from an established union and were out-gunned by the deep-pocketed retail giant. Despite obstacles, organizers believed their grassroots approach was more relatable to workers...
    A New Jersey economics professor has implored newly sworn-in New York City Mayor Eric Adams to reshape Manhattan - by adding nearly 2,000 acres of artificial land to the borough's southernmost tip.  In an opinion piece published by The New York Times on Friday, Rutgers University's Jason Barr unveiled his grand plan, which would see 1,760 acres of landfill added just below Battery Park, effectively creating a new neighborhood in the City That Never Sleeps, complete with two subway lines, stores, apartments and parks. In the public appeal, Barr christened the prospective area as 'New Mannahatta' - a tribute to the original name given by the Lenape tribe of Native Americans in the centuries before it was colonized. Barr claims that the expansion would help quell dangerous floods spurred by climate change, while serving as a locale that could theoretically house rows of affordable-housing complexes.  The professor asserted that Adams could 'help tackle both issues in one bold policy stroke' by approving the plan. 'If New Mannahatta is built with a density and style similar to the Upper West Side’s, it...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — We’re getting a look at the new Staten Island Ferry. It has set sail from Florida and is expected in New York City before the end of the year. It will be ready for passengers sometime in 2022. The ship is named “Sandy Ground” in honor of one of the first African-American settlements on the south shore of Staten Island in 1828.
    A Long Island father is being refused the right to see his 3-year-old daughter by a judge's ruling unless he gets the COVID-19 vaccine.   The father, who has yet to be identified, must either get the jab or submit to weekly COVID testing, according to Judge Matthew Cooper.     'Here, in-person parental access by defendant is not in the child's best interests, and there are exceptional circumstances that support its suspension,' wrote Cooper, who is presiding over the pair's divorce and custody dispute 'The dangers of voluntarily remaining unvaccinated during access with a child while the COVID-19 virus remains a threat to children's health and safety cannot be understated,' Cooper added. The family was not named in the ruling.  A Long Island father is being refused the right to see his 3-year-old daughter by a judge's ruling unless he gets the COVID-19 vaccine, based on a ruling by Judge Matthew Cooper (pictured) The father, who has yet to be identified, must either get the jab or submit to weekly COVID testing, according to Judge Cooper Cooper is a high-profile judge. In...
    TROPICAL Storm Herni was on the cusp of reaching hurricane force on Friday, as it made its way across the western Atlantic. Hurricane warnings were posted from New York's Long Island to Rhode Island, and New York City was under a tropical storm watch. 3Tropical Storm Henri saw areas of Long Island come under hurricane warnings on FridayCredit: The Weather Channel 3The storm was on the cusp of reaching hurricane speed, with sustained winds of 70mphCredit: The Weather Channel According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Henri will become hurricane by Saturday and make a landfall on New York's Long Island or southern New England by Sunday. As of Friday's 8 p.m. ET update from the NHC, Henri had sustained winds of 70 mph. Meanwhile, hurricane watchers in New England were wondering whether the region my see its first direct hurricane strike for 30 years. HURRICANE POTENTIAL The last hurricane to strike the area was Hurricane Bob in 1991. Other hurricanes have made impacts in the Northeast since then, though – such as Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy. Henri is predicted to...
    I glamped on Governors Island, and I'd do it again. Samantha Grindell/Insider I stayed at a luxury glamping retreat on New York City's Governors Island. The views and grounds were beautiful, and the food was delicious.  But I don't recommend booking a stay during the hottest months of summer. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    STATEN ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- New York City may be starting to celebrate the end of the pandemic, but some communities on Staten Island are proving it's not over yet.There are 145 zip codes in New York City, and the one with the highest rate of COVID positivity is 10308 on Staten Island, a stretch of strip malls and single-family homes in the Great Kills section.So why is COVID surging here? Well, that's COVID."It's an opportunist -- it goes to places where it has a chance to spread," New York City Health Commissioner Dr. David Chokshi said.ALSO READ | New York City unveils security, logistics plan for July 4th celebrationEMBED More News Videos Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Chief of Patrol Juanita Holmes discussed plans for security on July 4, especially regarding the city's fireworks. COVID has a chance in Great Kills because younger people here are not getting vaccinated, and many of the infections are from the dangerous, nimble and surging Delta variant."This new version of the virus, the Delta variants, is even more easily able to...
    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Although the National Puerto Rican Day Parade this year will be virtual, it's not stopping local residents from being proud and celebrating their heritage.Gerardo Cruz, of East Harlem, has a 25-year tradition to maintain, selling all sorts of Puerto Rican flags, shirts and trinkets.The days leading up to the second Sunday in June represent his busiest time of the year."A lot of people want to celebrate our National Puerto Rican Day Parade," Cruz said. "They're going do the picnic, the party, no matter what. But they are still buying merchandise."Resident Gilberto Gilberto says "no matter what," they are celebrating."It could be in the park, it could be in your bathroom, it could be anywhere," Gilberto said. "En casa de una abuela (there's gonna be a party), regardless."A party and celebration is so desperately needed.In the last few years, people on the island have suffered through destructive hurricanes, powerful earthquakes and a global pandemic.But now, after strict coronavirus lockdowns and an island-wide vaccination effort, the many people who left the island are now free to return...
    The bodies of hundreds of New Yorkers who died from COVID-19 remain in refrigerated storage awaiting burial, officials revealed last week. A collaborative journalism project from The City and the Stabile Center for Investigative Reporting at Columbia University found that a fluctuating total of between 500 to 800 bodies have been stored over the past year in refrigerated trucks near the city's Sunset Park pier as discussions continue about their final burial on Hart Island, the city's cemetery for indigent persons, or another resting place. Officials with the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed the issue to a city council committee last Wednesday, according to The City, stressing that many families of those whose remains are in storage have either ceased contact with city officials or have indicated that they wish their family member to be buried on Hart Island, prompting what the officials described as a quick transfer process. “We will continue to work with families,” Dina Maniotis told the city council's health committee, according to the news outlet. “As soon as the family tells us they would like their...
    NEW YORK CITY -- New York City is still using refrigerated trucks to store bodies of coronavirus victims, more than a year after they were first set up as temporary morgues as deaths surged at at the height of the pandemic.The city's medical examiner's office said Friday that 750 bodies are being kept in long-term storage in refrigerated trailers at a Brooklyn pier while family members sort out plans for their final resting places.Dina Maniotis, a deputy commissioner with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, told a city council committee on Wednesday that many of the bodies held at the 39th Street Pier could end up buried in the city's potter's field on Hart Island.RELATED | NYC indoor dining capacity up, COVID positivity rate downEMBED More News Videos The vaccination percentages across the Tri-State continue to trend up while the test positivity percentages continue in the opposite direction. In April 2020, the city shortened the amount of time it would hold unclaimed remains to 14 days before burying them on Hart Island. At the time, officials said, they were exploring...
    In the city so nice that they named it twice, place names hold a lot of meaning.  In 1609, Dutch settlers named the territory we now call New York “Nieuw Amsterdam.” It got its current moniker after British invaders charged by the Duke of York successfully commandeered the terrain in 1664. As for the iconic borough of Manhattan, it got its name from the Lenape Native Americans, who referred to a small section of the land as “Manahatta” — which means “place where we gather wood for bows and arrows.” The elaborate name-histories of New York City’s most celebrated centers, streets and sites are woven together from the cultures and customs detailed in the new book “Names of New York: Discovering the City’s Past, Present, and Future Through Its Place-Names,” by NYU Liberal Studies professor Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.  “Place names, the labels we attach to maps and the areas that we inhabit, are powerful signifiers of the history we emerged from and the ways that we navigate our present,” Jelly-Schapiro, 41, told The Post. New book “Names of New York,”...
    Senator Chuck Schumer declared New York City open on Friday as Coney Island's Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park welcomed back guests for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. The Senate Majority Leader and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were on hand for the traditional 'Blessing of the Rides' ceremony in front of the Wonder Wheel.   'Coney Island is one of the national symbols of New York and, when it opens, the world knows New York is coming back,' Schumer said, raising a fist in the air. 'The opening of Coney Island Island is a metaphor of New York City. We are getting back in business.  'And just like we had a rollercoaster of a year,  now all New Yorkers are eager to get back to business...and have some safe, socially distanced fun.      The senator all promised that all New Yorkers will be able to  line up' to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the next three weeks - although it is unclear how a statewide walk-up process would work. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO ...
    New York : The original lobby of the “Graduate Roosevelt Island”. Photo: Steve Freihon Photography / Courtesy Roosevelt Island will have its first hotel, another bet in the economic recovery of New York, the city hardest hit by the coronavirus in the world, in unemployment and deaths. The narrow island, which lies between Manhattan and Queens, has the only cable car in NYC, famous in cinematic sequences of “Spider Man”. In general it is considered an “unknown” residential oasis in the city, with little traffic, silence, low commercial activity and lots of greenery, nestled on the East River. For many years in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the government used that tranquility so that the island was headquarters of hospitals, prisons, quarantine zone and even a mental asylum, the legendary “Lunatic” exhibited by Nellie Bly in 1887, today a 500-unit luxury residential complex (The Octagon). Little by little the 147 acre flat island evolved into the home of many elderly and disabled people, with many green areas, historical relics, a lighthouse in the north end...
    In 2015, Singapore residents were the world's seventh-highest spenders on overseas travel, forking out a combined $22.5 billion. James D. Morgan/Getty Images Singapore's wealthy elite are accustomed to frequent international travel. With travel at a standstill during the pandemic, their habits have shifted.  They've traded parties for six-person yacht dinners and international vacations for staycations at 5-star hotels. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Singapore is a nation of jet-setters. The city-state, which is smaller than New York City, is the ideal jumping off point for the region thanks to its six-hour flight radius from any Southeast Asian country. In 2015, Singapore residents were the world's seventh-highest spenders on overseas travel, forking out a combined $22.5 billion, according to a 2016 Visa report.  "The lifestyle here — it doesn't matter whether you're a local or an expat — is very much about being on a plane and seeing the region and doing weekends away to Vietnam," Andrea Savage, an interior designer who caters to Singapore's high-net-worth crowd, told Insider. "It's sort of equivalent to going to the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The first case of the South African coronavirus variant has been discovered in a New York state resident, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The South African variant case involved a resident of Nassau County, Cuomo said in a news release. READ MORE: COVID In New York: Dutchess County Reports Case Of Variant First Discovered In UK, Over 130 Cases Identified Across State The sequencing was conducted at Opentrons Labworks Inc’s Pandemic Response Lab, a New York City-based commercial lab, and verified at the Wadsworth Center in Albany. A Connecticut resident who had been hospitalized in New York City was found to have the South African variant last week. The mutated version of the virus, originally identified in South Africa, was first found in the United States last month. Scientists believe it is more easily spread than other virus strains. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Vaccination Sites In New York City | Call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC Vaccinations By Zip Code Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check...
    STATEN ISLAND, New York City (WABC) -- The supply of COVID vaccine doses is quickly running out with the federal government unable to get shipments out due to winter storms across the country.Friday, a new vaccination location opened at the Empire Outlets on Staten Island, but another location in Queens, at martin Van Buren High School, was pushed back to Sunday.This new vaccine site inside an empty storefront at the new Empire Outlets is for Staten Island residents only, by appointment through the city's website.It's right next to the ferry terminal and there's parking.This new city-run neighborhood site is one of two that experienced a delayed opening due to a shortage of vaccine.The city gets its supply from the state.The state says their shipments were delayed this week due to the winter storms impacting much of the country.Dr. Anthony Fauci acknowledges that it's precious time we won't get back."We're just going to have to make up for it as soon as the weather lifts a bit, the ice melts, we can get the trucks out, get the people out, and...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for an immediate ban on flights from the United Kingdom after two cases of the U.K. COVID strain were reported in New York City. The mayor says the test and trace corps is in contact with both people who tested positive. One of them recently traveled to the U.K. MORE — COVID In New York: 3 Additional Cases Of UK Strain Detected, Including 1 On Long Island Health officials say the U.K. mutation is more contagious. Twelve cases of the strain have been identified across New York state. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Queens Man Eduard Florea Arrested After Allegedly Plotting Another U.S. Capitol Attack Officials: 1 Dead, Multiple Injured After Van Overturns On New Jersey Highway Staten Island Couple Says Tenants Who Haven’t Paid Rent Since May 2019 Can’t Be Kicked Out Due To Eviction Moratorium
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A New York City-funded program delivered its one millionth meal to city residents hardest hit by the COVID pandemic.The GrowNYC Emergency Fresh Food Box program, officially distributed its one-millionth meal on Saturday morning as part of its ongoing efforts to alleviate food insecurity in New York communities.Since April, GrowNYC has distributed thousands of free emergency food boxes per week to residents in need through partner organizations throughout the five boroughs.MORE NEWS | It's a boy! New York City's 1st baby of 2021 born at Coney Island HospitalEMBED More News Videos A baby boy born to Ivett Rodriguez and Antonio Guilbert entered the world just seconds after midnight at Coney Island Hospital. In New York, 1.2 million residents were experiencing food insecurity before COVID and that number has increased by almost 40% due to the pandemic.Although Saturday marked a huge milestone, the program has no plans to stop.Distribution events are scheduled throughout the city and GrowNYC will continue to give out thousands of farm-fresh meals each week to New York City families.Each box contains a variety...
    A woman has been found dead in the garbage chute of her New York apartment block.  The 34-year-old woman was found by police and firefighters in the Silver Lake Apartment building on Staten Island around 2:30pm on Friday.  The emergency services were summoned after a resident who lives on the third floor of the building found the woman's body having been told about it by a neighbor.   Authorities were called to 937 Victory Boulevard just before 2:30pm on Friday after a woman's body was found in a Staten Island building trash chute It happened at the Silver Lake Apartment building on New York's Staten Island EMS rushed the woman to Richmond Hospital but she could not be saved 'I said, "Listen, you've got to call the cops on this one. This is a dead woman,' he said. The woman, who he didn't recognize, was fully clothed, and appeared to have trauma on her face", he said to the New York Daily News. 'Her head was sticking out, and her arms were sticking out,' he said. 'It's...
    New York City's first babies of 2021 was born at midnight on the dot. Mom Ivett Rodriguez and dad Antonio Guilbert welcomed Jaxel Rodriguez the minute the ball dropped on Friday morning. Jaxel came into the world weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. and measuring 19 inches at Coney Island Hospital, according to the NYC Health + Hospitals Instagram account.  Mom Ivett Rodriguez and dad Antonio Guilbert welcomed their third child, Jaxel Rodriguez, the minute the ball dropped on Friday morning Jaxel came into the world 6 lbs. 11 oz. and measuring 19 inches at Coney Island Hospital, according to the NYC Health + Hospitals Instagram account He is the third child for Ivett and Antonio, who called him 'the best gift of the new year' Jaxel managed to enter the world the moment that 2020 officially came to an end. He is the third child for Ivett and Antonio, who called him 'the best gift of the new year.'  Pictures show the little boy wearing a matching onesie and beanie from the hospital and being cuddled by his smiling...
    MIDTOWN, Manhattan -- Police say $25,000 worth of high-end watches were stolen from a luxury jewelry store in Midtown.The theft was reported at the Tourneau shop on 53rd and Madison around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.ALSO READ | Ice-T says his 'no-masker' father-in-law is no longer a COVID-19 denier after 40 days in ICUEMBED More News Videos Ice-T says his father-in-law was a serious "no masker" until he ended up in the hospital with COVID-19. Two thieves used sledgehammers to smash the front windows to get into the store.Once inside, the pair grabbed about 100 watches.Detectives say they drove away in a black Kia Optima sedan.No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.TRENDING NOW | Former Long Island firefighter develops firehose fitness tool, wins big on 'Shark Tank'EMBED More News VideosKristin Thorne has more on a former volunteer firefighter from Long Island who just won big on ABC's "Shark Tanks" for her new fitness device. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City begins counting about half a million mail-in ballots Monday that were postmarked by Election Day. ELECTION 2020: New York Leads Potentially Record Setting Wave Of Republican Women Elected To Congress The race between Democratic Congressman Max Rose and Republic Challenger Nicole Malliotakis has yet to be called, though Rose appears too far behind to catch up. More Election 2020 Coverage: General Election Results New York Results New Jersey Results Photos From The Polls Complete Coverage Three state assembly races in Brooklyn and Staten Island, and three state senate races on Long Island could also be influenced by the count. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Already Struggling Queens Business Owners Say Summonses, Fines Over COVID Guidelines Are ‘Unfair’ Cheering, Celebrations Erupt In Streets Of New York After Joe Biden Projected To Win Presidency 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Massachusetts, Felt In CT, Long Island, USGS Says You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    STATEN ISLAND, New York City (WABC) -- New York City is reporting an uptick of COVID-19 cases on Staten Island.City officials say the spike is affecting two main zip codes, 10305 and 10314, and that a testing site will be set up at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in the coming days.A rapid test will be available, with results in 15 minutes, and contact tracing will be being on the spot for any positives tests.There will be no rollbacks for businesses at the moment, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said it is possible if the hyper local response does not yield success."We see the kind of increase that makes us concerned, that requires the kind of hyper local response that we used in Sunset Park, in Soundview, and in Southeast Queens successfully," he said. "We are going to apply that in Staten Island as well."Also Read: New Jersey reports more than 2,100 new casesStaten Island officials have organized what they're calling a Day of Action with faith leaders this Sunday, November 8, followed by a Get Tested Day of Action...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will take a hyperlocal approach to address an uptick of coronavirus cases on Staten Island. City health officials are keeping a close eye on two zip codes – 10305 and 10314 in the Rosebank and Bull’s Head neighborhoods. WATCH: Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Daily Coronavirus Briefing  The city will add 10 new testing sites, as well as rapid testing sites, to contain the spread. Positive cases will be follow-up by the test and trace corps. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK New York City’s New Quarantine Travel Rules Begin, New Jersey Adds States To Advisory List More Than 2,000 Inmates Released Early From New Jersey State Prisons In Effort To Prevent COVID Spread NYPD: At Least 50 People Arrested After Attempting To ‘Hijack’ Peaceful Protest In Midtown The mayor said community outreach is a central part of the plan. “We’re going to turn to elected officials, clergy, community-based organizations, health care providers — you name it,” he said Thursday. “We’ve found when you bring together that coalition,...
    Fired up Staten Island residents have turned out in droves to vote early in this year’s elections. More than one in five eligible voters in Richmond County — 21.58 percent — has already cast a ballot during the first six days of in-person early voting. That’s the highest turnout rate of any county in New York State, according to an analysis by the state Board of Elections. Sources said the high turnout on Staten Island is driven by the fiercely contested race for Congress between first-term Democratic incumbent Max Rose and Republican Assemblyman and former mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis. A recent poll showed the Rose-Malliotakis race is a virtual dead heat. By comparison, about 14 percent of Brooklyn voters cast ballots at early voting sites through Thursday, followed by 14 percent of Manhattan voters, 11.7 percent of Queens voters and 11.6 percent of Bronx voters. Statewide, 12.7 percent of eligible voters turned out. More than 700,000 New York City residents have cast ballots at the early voting sites thus far. Early voting continues through Sunday before Election Day Tuesday. The...
    BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- Moviegoers will find new safety measures in place in Long Island's oldest movie theater, but will people leave streaming in their homes for theaters?The Bellmore Movies and Showplace on Pettit Avenue in Bellmore will reopen for business Friday, showing "On the Rocks" starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones."It's a start, it's cash flow," theater owner Anne Stampfel said. "It's been hard. There are some days, if I didn't look into the eyes of my grandson, who gave me hope, I don't know what I would've done."The theater has installed a new air filtration system and placed hand sanitizer dispensers in several places.Related: Hot spot restrictions lift in some parts of NYSocial distancing guides are visible, and seating has been blocked off to help people stay 6 feet apart.Temperature checks will also be conducted with touchless thermometers, and additionally, employees are required to go into the theater itself and take a picture showing where people are seated with each movie so they know precisely where to clean."Throughout the re-opening, we were getting safer and safer," Nassau...
    This story was originally published on Oct. 21 by THE CITY. Sign up here to get the latest stories from THE CITY delivered to you each morning. Outside political groups are pouring millions into the race for Staten Island’s swing-district congressional seat — fueling a growing bonfire of negative ads pitting freshman Rep. Max Rose against challenger Nicole Malliotakis. The $7.2 million splurge by political action committees and other groups represents nearly as much as Democrat Rose and Malliotakis, a Republican state Assemblymember, have spent so far combined in their bids to represent Staten Island and part of southern Brooklyn, records show.
    UPPER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who posed as a customer and sexually abused an employee at a laundromat.The incident was reported inside Peaches N' Klean at 2815 8th Avenue on Sept. 18 just after 10 p.m.The suspect engaged the 23-year-old victim in conversation before walking around the counter, grabbing the victim by the neck, shoving her against the wall and grabbing her chest.He stopped when a second employee walked out of the bathroom and ran away.Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).ALSO READ | Alleged shoplifter killed after fight with Long Island 7-Eleven workerEMBED More News Videos An alleged shoplifter is dead after being confronted by a 7-Eleven worker on Long Island early Thursday. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    EAST QUOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — On the East End of Long Island, many school districts are scrambling to find extra space and teachers. It’s due to an influx of families from New York City, who are renting, buying or just staying beyond the summer season, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Monday. MORE: Schools: The New Normal | Parents Feeling Stressed And Worried About This School Year Are Definitely Not Alone The Hochhauser family moved from their rental in Forest Hills, Queens to a rental in East Quogue and are paying the same. They enrolled their sons in public school in-person five days a week. They said the boys had been miserable in remote learning. “First of all, you can’t see any of your friends when you are quarantining,” 7-year-old Sam said. “Back in New York City, I would be going into middle school. Here, I’m still in elementary school,” 11-year-old Nicholas added. Parents Jaime and Matthew said it was a tough decision. They work from home and were struggling in Queens. “We couldn’t log on and the Wi-Fi wasn’t working well. The...
    President Donald Trump has said he will dedicat a good part of his re-election campaign to flipping New York, saying he'd use the reported rise in crime rates in NYC and a promise to lower the infamously high taxes to win over voters. Crime in his native New York City has been on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic and Mayor Bill De Blasio has blamed the outbreak while officials have claimed the release of some inmates to decrease the spread  of the virus has led to the spike. Trump didn't specify his plan to bring down crime in the Big Apple but he has recently threatened to unleash federal troops on the streets after unrest surrounding protests against police brutality and racial injustice. 'Over the last six months what's happened is insane. It's insane. So we're going to try very hard to win New York and that will be the first time... since Ronald Reagan,' he told the New York Post on Thursday. President Trump said Thursday: 'I will bring down taxes and I'll make sure that the...
    The tiny house on Governors Island. Frank Olito/ Insider I spent a night on Governors Island at Collective Retreats' tiny house in the middle of New York City.  For $1,000, I got a 300-square foot tiny house, magnificent views, and a complimentary breakfast. However, there was little to no privacy and the retreats' grounds were unkempt. With such a high price tag, I expected more from a luxury stay and left a bit disappointed.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tiny houses are all over the US, but some may be surprised that you can also find some of them in the middle of New York City.  Collective Retreats is located on Governors Island — which is sandwiched between Manhattan and Brooklyn — and offers luxury tents and tiny houses to rent for short stays. Since I've stayed in a tiny house in the suburbs in the past, I wanted to see what it was like to stay in one in the middle of a city.  First, I was surprised to find how expensive a one-night stay...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The MTA has resumed regular weekday service as New York City with precautions in place to ensure the safety of essential workers and all New Yorkers.What to expect during Phase 4Regular weekday and weekend subway service on most lines.Regular weekday school-closed bus service on most routes.Restored service on express buses.The subway remains closed between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. each day for cleaning.A mask or face covering is required to ride on any subway or bus.MTA has deployed a dozen vending machines at 10 subway stations allowing customers to buy COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE). The new machines, part of a pilot program, offer reusable face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes. More information is available here.The MTA's 13-point action plan during the reopening includes:-Increased service-Unprecedented cleaning and disinfecting-Mandatory face coverings-Enhanced safety and security-Nation-leading employee safety initiatives-Innovative cleaning solutions-Hand sanitizer, which will be in stations across the system (The MTA will also distribute mini bottles)-Floor markings, directional arrows and new signage-Staggered Business Hours-2 million mask contribution from state, city-Contactless payments-New partnership and technology to make...
    HARPSWELL, Maine -- The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has identified the woman who died yesterday from shark attack near Bailey Island as Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, of New York City.At a news conference at noon, officials confirmed that Holowach was attacked by a great white shark.WATCH: Maine officials discuss deadly shark attackEMBED More News Videos Patrick Keliher, Commissioner of Maine's Department of Marine Resources, discusses the great white shark attack that killed Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, of New York City. The attack happened off the coast of Maine Monday afternoon.Maine Marine Patrol said a witness saw the woman swimming off the shore of Bailey Island when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack.RELATED | Shark sightings off Long Island sparks beaches to closeEMBED More News VideosNJ Burkett reports shark sightings off Lido West Beach on Long Island prompted Hempstead area beaches to be closed until further notice. Officials say two kayakers helped the victim get to shore, and an ambulance provided further assistance, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.There has only been...
    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City police officer and two other men were arrested on drug charges after an investigation that was sparked by a fatal overdose on Long Island. Joseph Recca, 28, was arrested Tuesday on charges of drug possession and sales, official misconduct and unauthorized use of a computer, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said. Recca resigned from the New York Police Department shortly after his arraignment Wednesday. “This is an NYPD officer who, along with two co-conspirators, was allegedly involved in operating a local drug distribution network in our community, which is very disturbing,” Sini said. “Our message is consistent: If you are dealing drugs in Suffolk County, we are coming for you, and no one is above the law." Sini said Recca and his co-defendants, Michael Corbett, 53, and Michael Sosa, 25, sold what they claimed was oxycodone, but investigators suspect the pills contained fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. All three men pleaded not guilty at their arraignment. Newsday reports that Recca was released with electronic monitoring. He is scheduled to return to...
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- There's new information regarding partnerships between the NYPD and neighboring police departments.Law enforcement officers in both Suffolk and Nassau County will now need prior approval before operating in the city's five boroughs.Prisoner transports between the city and Long Island are exempt from the new policy.This comes after Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a series of police reforms into law, including a chokehold ban that also bans sitting or kneeling on a suspect's chest or back during an arrest.Westchester County issued a similar directive last week, telling its police officers to cease law enforcement activity in New York City.Officers from Westchester often find themselves in the city as part of an investigation.----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- While Governors Island reopened Wednesday, Liberty and Ellis Islands plan to partially reopen July 20 pending New York City's move into Phase Four of the state's reopening process, according to the National Park Service.Governors Island, the popular 27-acre park that sits between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, reopened to the public for "passive recreation" with a daily ferry service from Lower Manhattan.On Liberty Island, the interior of the Statue of Liberty, including the pedestal and crown, remains closed and will be included as part of a later reopening phase.Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, the NPS said it is using a phased approach to partially reopen the park while continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic."The health and safety of our visitors and employees are our highest priority," said John Piltzecker, Superintendent, Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. "We are pleased to begin welcoming back visitors and we want to share important information about how the visitor experience will be...
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