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    The polio virus has been found in New York City's wastewater in the latest sign that the disease is spreading. The New York City Health Department made the announcement on Friday, Aug. 12 after the virus was detected in sewage, suggesting likely local circulation of polio.  “For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may be undetected,” State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said. “The detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming, but not surprising."  These findings follow the identification of a case of paralytic polio among a Rockland County resident on July 21, and the detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples collected in May, June, and July in Rockland and Orange counties – underscoring the urgency for all to stay up to date with the polio immunization schedule, health officials said. Earlier Story: Rockland County Polio Case May Be 'Tip Of Iceberg,' State Health Commissioner Warns As of Monday, Aug. 1, Rockland County has a polio vaccination rate of 60.34 percent and Orange County has a polio vaccination rate of 58.68 percent,...
    By KAREN MATTHEWS and MIKE STOBBE | Associated Press NEW YORK — The polio virus has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday. The presence of the poliovirus in the city’s wastewater suggests likely local circulation of the virus, the city and New York state health departments said. State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said the detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming but not surprising. “The risk to New Yorkers is real but the defense is so simple — get vaccinated against polio,” New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan said in a statement. “With polio circulating in our communities there is simply nothing more essential than vaccinating our children to protect them from this virus, and if you’re an unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated adult, please choose now to get the vaccine. Polio is entirely preventable and its reappearance should be a call to action for...
    New York City health officials have detected traces of polio in city wastewater. The New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced the finding in a press release, saying the discovery came as part of routine wastewater examination. Polio had previously been discovered in New York's Orange and Rockland counties. Health officials urged residents to get vaccinated in response. “For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may be undetected,” State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett warned in the statement. “The detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming, but not surprising. Already, the State Health Department — working with local and federal partners — is responding urgently, continuing case investigation and aggressively assessing spread. The best way to keep adults and children polio-free is through safe and effective immunization — New Yorkers’ greatest protection against the worst outcomes of polio, including permanent paralysis and even death.” NEW YORK HEALTH OFFICIALS REPORT FIRST POLIO CASE IN NEARLY A DECADE ...
    (CNN)Poliovirus has been detected in wastewater samples in New York City, suggesting likely local circulation of the virus, according to state and local health officials. The officials underscore the urgency of staying up to date with polio immunizations, specifically those in the greater NY metro area.Most people in the US are protected from polio because of vaccination. However, unvaccinated and undervaccinated people are vulnerable, and polio can cause incurable paralysis and death.Most people with polio do not have any symptoms. Some have flu-like symptoms such as sore throat, fever, tiredness and nausea."For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may be undetected," State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said. "The detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming, but not surprising.Read MoreCity Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan said that with polio circulating in our communities, "there is simply nothing more essential than vaccinating our children to protect them from this virus, and if you're an unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated adult, please choose now to get the vaccine."Get CNN Healths weekly newsletter Sign up...
    New York City officials have detected polio in the city's wastewater, confirming at least one person carried the virus in the city recently. Surveillance for the virus was initiated after a confirmed case was found nearby Rockland County last month. Wastewater surveillance in Orange County - also just outside the city's Bronx borough - also detected at least two polio samples since June. Officials have warned that there could be hundreds - potentially - thousands of undiagnosed cases circulating around the state. Because a majority of cases are either asymptomatic or very mild it is likely that a vast majority are going undetected. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deployed a team to Rockland County earlier this week to investigate the outbreak and help vaccinate the local community. Both Rockland and Orange counties have only vaccinated 60 percent of residents - some of the lowest rates in the state. The Big Apple has a vaccination rate of 86 percent, still far below the threshold of 95 percent considered necessary to avoid a widescale outbreak.  While an...
    Digitally generated image of 3D molecular model of polio virusCalysta Images | Tetra Images | Getty Images Polio has been detected in New York City, suggesting local circulation of the virus, health officials said on Friday. New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett called the findings alarming. Bassett said local and federal health officials are aggressively assessing how far polio has spread in the city and in New York state. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    Police in New York City are hunting for a man who was caught on video speeding away from a traffic stop in Queens after hitting a mother pushing her daughter in a stroller and running over a 35-year-old man.  The incident began in the Ridgewood district of Queens, when police pulled over the black SUV. Police said the driver had been pulled over for driving with a suspended license and had ordered him out of the vehicle.  Two officers stand beside the driver's side, and surveillance footage captures the driver revving his engine. The driver of the black SUV, to the left of the screen, was pulled over on Wednesday in Queens Two officers can be seen standing by the driver's door as an Amazon delivery van passes The driver revs his engine, and one of the officers can be seen gesturing to the officers in the patrol car to bring their vehicle out and block his escape route. A woman pushing a stroller can be seen crossing the road The driver speeds off, leaving the two officers staring as...
    New York City's most prolific criminal, with 167 arrests on his record, appeared in court Thursday after being caught stealing 48 items worth $450 from an Upper East Side Rite Aid. DailyMail.com cameras were at Manhattan Supreme Court as Jamel Pringle, 39, was notably denied bail for the first time on Thursday despite New York's woke bail reform laws.  Police had previously joked that, due to the controversial laws that only offered bail for serious offenses, Pringle had amassed 'frequent flier miles', according to the New York Post.  A New York judge had at last required him to make bail in February, saying 'It would take me all day to go through this rap sheet' under a new amendment to the law allowing repeat offenders to be assigned bail. Pringle has one felony conviction, 88 misdemeanors and another 39 citations for failing to appear in court.  The next closest offender in New York City has just 101 arrests.  New York City's most prolific criminal, with 167 arrests on his record, appeared in court Thursday after being caught stealing 48 items worth...
    TWO tourists who were reportedly on a work trip to New York City were found dead in their Airbnb on Wednesday. The two men, identified by Italian media as Luca Nogaris, 38, and Alessio Picelli, 48, were initially found unconscious inside a basement apartment, according to police. 2Two tourists died after being found unconscious inside an Airbnb on WednesdayCredit: Google Maps 2NYPD was called to the scene before 3am and reportedly found the men inside a basementCredit: Getty Images - Getty Cops were called to the basement of a Long Island City building just before 3am on August 10. Police sources told the New York Daily News that drug paraphernalia was found inside the home. The two men died at the scene and there were no signs of trauma on either of their bodies, cops said. The three-story building on 29th Street near 40th Road is often used for short-term rentals, according to residents and neighbors. Read More Crime StoriesHORROR EVIDENCE Clip shows OnlyFans star 'attacking boyfriend a month before his murder'PAINFUL CASE Tragic request of missing girl's brother revealed...
    Two more buses carrying illegal immigrants arrived in the Big Apple on Wednesday, just one day after Mayor Eric Adams threatened to send New Yorkers to Texas in an effort to unseat its Republican governor. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott began sending buses of undocumented immigrants to New York City last week in protest of President Joe Biden's plan to end a pandemic-era program that allowed border agents to more easily thwart crossings. He has already bused in thousands of people from Texas, and on Wednesday two more buses pulled into the Port Authority carrying 95 people each. At least five of the incoming migrants were women. These migrants have already flooded New York City shelters as they look for work, and on Tuesday night, the New York City Council held a special hearing focusing on how it could deal with the influx of migrants. Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in a news conference earlier on Tuesday, he has 'called all of my friends in Texas and told them how to cast their vote' in the upcoming gubernatorial election,...
    (CNN)New York City officials took aim Tuesday at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, days after he started busing migrants detained at the border to the city as part of his campaign to draw attention to the influx of asylum seekers crossing from Mexico.City officials said intake centers are already overwhelmed with more than 4,000 people since a surge that began in May.Over the weekend, at least 68 more migrants arrived by bus from Texas. Another bus was expected Tuesday and two more on Wednesday, said Manuel Castro, the Commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.And while the city plans on opening a more specialized services-based help center within the next two weeks, along with more emergency housing, officials struggle with a lack of coordination from the state of Texas, he said."They've essentially weaponized this situation," Castro said while speaking at a city council hearing on Tuesday. "We've learned that the bus company that they've been working with has a non-disclosure agreement that does not allow them to communicate with the city of New York."At least 68 migrants arrived in NYC...
    A homeless man who sucker-punched legendary comedian Rick Moranis in New York City in late 2020 pleaded guilty to felony assault charges Tuesday.  Marquis Ventura, 37, has been promised a sentence of two years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to assault in the 2nd degree, as well as six additional charges pertaining to four additional victims: Attempted assault in the 2nd degree, petit larceny, and four counts of assault in the 3rd degree, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.  Ventura had initially denied the charges but changed his plea to guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday. Sentencing is set for August 23.  The man is also accused of randomly attacking other strangers in 2020, including the owner of a liquor store in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan before stealing a bottle of champagne. Ventura, who has been arrested more than 13 times, is a suspect in multiple other unprovoked attacks on people in New York City. Marquis Ventura, who sucker-punched legendary comedian Rick Moranis in New York City in 2020, pleaded guilty to felony assault charges Tuesday...
    A 26-year-old woman was found dead in the backseat of her car in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO early Monday morning under mysterious circumstances.  The woman was identified as Juliana Malave, of West 24th Street in Brooklyn, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed to DailyMail.com on Tuesday. Early Monday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious and unresponsive woman around 7 a.m. in the vicinity of Adams Street and York Street. Malave was found in the backseat of the parked vehicle when emergency personnel arrived. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A 32-year-old man had told police he was in the car with Malave, but that he had left her and, when he returned, he said the woman was unresponsive, a report said. The woman was identified as Juliana Malave, 26, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed to DailyMail.com on Tuesday  Police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious and unresponsive woman, who was in the backseat of the vehicle that was parked in the vicinity of Adams Street and York Street in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of...
    Video shows the moment pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters clashed outside a famed Catholic church in New York City, resulting in several arrests. The demonstrators were taken into custody Saturday outside The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan. Footage shows the pro-choice protesters screaming 'tell those Nazis to come out' from the church gates. They also shouted at parishioners trying to enter the church.  NYPD said it could not immediately confirm the number of individuals arrested, but Fox News reported at least five were taken into custody. It is unclear what they were charged with. The church has seen several demonstrations in recent months as frustrated Americans respond to the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, which had federally protected abortion rights in the US. Pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters clashed outside a famed Catholic church in New York City on Saturday, resulting in several arrests The demonstrators were taken into custody Saturday outside The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan Footage shows the pro-choice protesters screaming 'tell those Nazis to come out' the church gates....
    President Joe Biden's Pentagon has denied the Washington DC mayor's request for National Guard assistance to deal with the city's growing migrant problem. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey have been shipping thousands of illegal immigrants to the nation's capitol to spread out the burden of a surge in illegal immigration since the president decided to lift a pandemic-era emergency health order that restricted migration on the southern border. Since April, the Associated Press reports, Abbott has sent at least 5,200 migrants to DC, while Ducey has sent more than 1,000 migrants since May. Those illegal immigrants often arrive in DC without resources and a place to go, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has said, and is straining the city's ability to deal with its own homeless residents. She therefore requested last month that the federal National Guard deploy 150 members each day to deal with the crisis, and create a 'suitable federal location' for a mass housing and processing center — suggesting the DC Armory as a potential location. But on Friday, the Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin declined...
    The first bus of migrants sent from Texas by Governor Greg Abbott arrived in New York City on Friday morning. The group was dropped off at Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan after making the almost 2,000-mile trip from the border in footage captured by Fox News. A group of charity workers and volunteers greeted the roughly 50 migrants, who were mostly men, before they ventured into the city. New York City now joins Washington D.C. as a drop-off location for migrants who have recently crossed from Central America, have been processed and are awaiting their immigration court dates. The Biden administration has accused Republican states of using migrants as a 'political ploy' and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser last week said the buses are causing a 'humanitarian crisis' in the nation's capital. She called in the National Guard to assist with the more than 5,000 migrants who have been sent to D.C.   The first bus of migrants sent from Texas by Governor Greg Abbott arrived in New York City on Friday morning The group was dropped off at Port Authority Bus...
    The northeastern United States faces a second heat wave in a matter of weeks, with over 70 million people potentially falling under heat advisories through the coming weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting that record temperatures could be equaled or topped in Boston, Hartford, Newark and New York City.  The city of Boston is preparing for temps to hit 99 Thursday, according to NWS, which would break a record last set in 1928.  Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said in a statement: 'I urge everyone to stay cool and safe, and check on your neighbors during the week.' In Hartford, the forecast is set for the Connecticut capital to hit 101 degrees Thursday. That would break their 1944 record by five degrees.  Newark, New Jersey, which is often home to the hottest temperatures during northeast heat waves, could tie a nearly 30-year-old record of 100.  The northeastern United States faces a second heat wave in a matter of weeks, with over 70 million potentially falling under heat advisories through the coming weekend The city of Boston is preparing for temps to...
    Polio virus particle, computer illustration.Kateryna Kon | Science Photo Library | Getty Images Polio has been found in wastewater samples taken from two counties outside of New York City indicating the virus is spreading in the community, according to state health officials. Wastewater samples taken from two different locations in Orange County during June and July tested positive for the virus, according to the New York State Department of Health. The findings come after an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County contracted polio, suffered paralysis and had to be hospitalized last month. Polio was subsequently found in Rockland County wastewater samples. Rockland County neighbors Orange County. "These environmental findings — which further indicate potential community spread — in addition to the paralytic polio case identified among a Rockland County resident, underscore the urgency of every New York adult and child getting immunized against polio, especially those in the greater New York metropolitan area," New York health officials said. The polio strain the adult in Rockland County caught suggests the chain of transmission did not begin in the United States. The strain...
    (CNN)New York City Mayor Eric Adams and police officials on Wednesday released data showing that the number of people arrested three or more times a year for crimes such as robbery, burglary and grand larceny increased significantly during the first six months of 2022. Adams, a moderate Democrat and former police officer, has made calls for a change in bail laws to give judges discretion to consider a defendant's "dangerousness" to the community a key part of efforts to combat rising crime in the city. In New York, unlike every other state, judges can't consider the harm a defendant may pose to others in setting bail. Adams and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said judges should be able to consider public safety and be allowed to remand defendants at their arraignments "based on the severity of their alleged crimes or their history of recidivism."Adams on Wednesday insisted the release of the new data on recidivism and its role in the city's crime wave was not an attack on bail reform but a rather window into what he called a "revolving door...
    Another exclusive club for the elite is making its way to New York City, serving as a co-working space for millionaires. The posh club opening in March 2023, Colette, is located on the 37th floor of New York's GM building on 59th Street. The club will feature an abundance of WeWork-like amenities, including 23 private offices measuring 400 square feet each, conference rooms, a members lounge, a fitness center, and a restaurant in the building, CoCo's. Developer Edmond Safra and restaurateur Juan Santa Cruz will run the ritzy workspace. 'I've been thinking about this for a while,' Santa Cruz told Bloomberg. 'The world has been evolving for quite some time, and the pandemic has made it more evident that people do not use their offices as they think they do, or wish they did.' The Colette is an exclusive co-working space located on the 37th floor of the New York GM building. The space is set to open in March 2023 for wealthy members willing to pay $125,00 on top of $36,000 in annual fees The office located inside the...
    Vin Scully, the radio and TV legend who called Dodgers games from broadcast booths in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, died on Tuesday at age 94, according to a tweet sent out by the team. Scully started calling games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950, not long after he graduated from Fordham, where he helped start the student-run radio station, WFUV. When the Dodgers left Brooklyn for L.A. in 1957, he went west with them and became arguably the most famous and beloved baseball broadcaster in history. Known for his smooth delivery and ability to tell stories while often working alone in the booth, Scully also made a name for himself calling World Series games. One of his most famous calls came in 1988, when L.A.’s Kirk Gibson hit a pinch-hit home run to win Game 1 against the Oakland A’s. Instead of talking over some of the most dramatic moments he called, Scully would often let the pictures on the screen speak for themselves, filing in gaps with carefully chosen words that met the moment. “He was the voice of...
    Share this: This article was originally published on Aug 1 7:02pm EDT by THE CITY The story was produced as a collaboration between THE CITY and City Limits. When Hector Reyes was growing up, his side of Arlington Village was a vibrant community.
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is throwing her support behind Rep. Mondaire Jones in the crowded Democratic primary for New York's 10th Congressional District, taking sides in the intraparty fight for a new seat covering Lower Manhattan and some of Brooklyn's most left-leaning neighborhoods. Jones is a "Squad"-adjacent representative of a suburban district north of New York City who relocated to the urban district due to the state's redistricting. To continue representing a redrawn district near his old one, in Westchester and surrounding counties, Jones faced unpalatable options politically. He would have had to run in a Democratic primary against the chair of House Democrats' campaign arm, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, or a fellow first-term black progressive, Rep. Jamaal Bowman. Jones touted the support from Pelosi, the House's highest-ranking member, saying he was "proud" to have the California Democrat's backing. HOUSE GOP GROUP EMPHASIZES NEED TO AVOID GOVERNANCE PROBLEMS OF PAST MAJORITIES "Since coming to Congress, I’ve worked with [Team Pelosi] to send billions to NYC for schools, housing, health care, and infrastructure while fighting to save our...
    Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the Democrat mayors of New York City and Washington, DC on Monday inviting them to see the southwestern border crisis firsthand. 'As you know, our nation’s southern border has become both a humanitarian and security crisis,' Abbott wrote. 'This crisis was created by President Biden and is one that requires immediate and decisive action to be stopped.' It comes after both NYC Mayor Eric Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser called on the federal government for help dealing with an influx of migrants that are straining their cities' dense urban infrastructures. A majority of those asylum-seekers were bussed to Washington, DC from Texas and Arizona because of new measures signed by the states' Republican governors.  Both Democrat officials have blamed the moves for causing a 'humanitarian crisis' in their cities.  'Your recent interest in this historic and preventable crisis is a welcome development- especially as the President and his Administration have shown no remorse for their actions nor desire to address the situation themselves,' Abbott said to Adams and Bowser. Texas Governor...
    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...
    Families with children under five left major cities in droves during the height of COVID, with 68 percent of large urban counties seeing a population dip.  A new report by the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) found that large metropolitan counties saw their under-five population dropping by 5.4 percent, with the total population drop of 3.7 percent. Among the areas that saw the biggest losses were New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Santa Clara, with the study noting that a lack of affordable homes was one of the key factors in the decline.  Connor O'Brien, one of the lead authors of the study, said he was surprised over the findings and just how quickly people have moved on from large cities.  'What shocked me really was the sheer rate of change,' O'Brien told Fortune. 'To see a city lose 5 percent  or 10 percent of its young kids over the course of a year or two, I don't think anyone imagined that was really possible before the pandemic.  'That really stood out to us as 'Woah the fates of cities...
    A Columbia University graduate student is hospitalized with brain trauma after an apparent attack in a New York City subway. Jay Reist, 29, is being monitored in the ICU at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights after he was allegedly struck in the head last Friday; it's still unclear to police and Reist's family how - or why - he was so badly wounded. Surveillance video showed Reist exiting a subway station 15th street and 8th Avenue around 2 a.m. before getting into an Uber.  He started seizing while in the rideshare, prompting the driver to take him to the hospital, where he remains on a ventilator. Reist's injury comes as violent crime has become endemic on the transport system and across the city as a whole. Mayor Eric Adams called the Big Apple a national 'laughingstock' on Wednesday, thanks to the city's lax bail laws that prioritize the wellbeing of suspects over crime victims. Jay Reist, 29, is being monitored in the ICU at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights after he was struck in the head last Friday...
    An e-bike that was engulfed in flames on a busy Manhattan street earlier this month is one of at least 104 lithium-ion fires reported so far this year across New York City - and four of them happened over the course of just 24 hours. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) was called to the group of lithium-ion battery fires in April and shortly after issued a warning to riders that urges them to stop using an overheating battery immediately and follow the manufacture's instructions for charging and storing. Mike Mike Fritz, co-founder of Human Powered Solutions, a bicycle consulting firm, said New York City has become the epicenter of e-bike fires and it is due to the a massive influx of delivery personnel using the battery-powered cycles to zip from one drop off to the next.   Because many are of low-income status, they are unable to afford a new $900 battery or purchases one from third-party sites that are pushing out defective cells and battery management systems that are vital to regulating the function of the battery pack and temperature. ‘A...
    Two black teenage girls responsible for attacking a woman on a Queens MTA bus were arrested and charged with hate crimes, police say. The unidentified suspects, 15 and 16, were arrested on Tuesday morning after bonking a 57-year-old on the head on July 9. A third individual was involved in the incident, but it's unclear whether another arrest will be made soon. The three teenagers were on the southbound Q52 MTA bus in Woodhaven, Queens earlier this month around 7.00pm when they approached the female passenger and slammed her on the head while making 'anti-White statements.' Before the arrests, the NYPD shared a video of the three suspects walking down a street in broad daylight. Two of the suspects had green-colored hair while another had light pink. The girls were wearing shorts with crop tops and sneakers while holding various items. Two teenagers were arrested in connection to an anti-White hate crime on July 9. Three teenagers approached a 57-year-old woman on a Q53 bus in Woodhaven, Queens on Saturday at approximately 7 p.m. Pictured: a Google street view of...
    Share this: New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced that 22,100 private sector jobs were added in June in New York City. The data, published in NYCEDC’s monthly Economic Snapshot, is based on an analysis of job numbers for June 2022 by the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) that are seasonally adjusted by Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Since Mayor Adams took office in January 2022, New York City has added 101,800 private sector jobs, and the City’s unemployment rate is currently at 6.2 percent in June. June is the fifth consecutive month of private sector job growth for New York City. “With more than 100,000 jobs created during the course of this administration and five consecutive months of job growth, New York City’s economic recovery is moving full-speed ahead,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “Our administration is committed to building back an economy that is more equitable and inclusive than ever, and we will continue working every day to make that a reality for all New Yorkers.”
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City is making close to 26,000 new monkeypox vaccination appointments available Friday, but city leaders say it's still not nearly enough to meet the demand.The appointments are available beginning at 6 p.m. on the city's website, but they are expected to be snatched up in minutes.The last time appointments were made available, all 9,200 of them were gone within seven minutes."I know people who have gone to Canada to get vaccinated, and that's embarrassing," said City Councilman Erik Bottcher, who represents the district that includes a majority of the confirmed cases in New York City. "People are being told you should get vaccinated because you meet the following criteria, yet the vaccines aren't here. That's creating this atmosphere of fear, frustration and anger."So far, 21,500 people in New York City have received the first dose of the vaccine or have an appointment to get vaccinated.Most of those are first dose appointments, and two doses are needed at least four weeks apart to be fully vaccinated.The city is prioritizing getting first doses into people's...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The iconic blue whale at the Museum of Natural History is getting its annual cleaning.The entire 94-foot-long body of the whale gets dusted every nine months.The blue whale was first installed in 1969.It is the largest model of the largest animal that has ever lived on Earth.It is made of fiberglass and polyurethane and weighs 21,000 pounds.The whole job takes a day and a half.Museum employees say the hardest part of the job is maneuvering the lift around the whale.ALSO READ | Tips to beat the heat, where to find cooling centers as temperatures rise across New York City areaEMBED More News Videos New York City's cooling centers will be open starting Tuesday, July 19th. ----------* 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
    In this article MARThe Ritz-Carlton in the NoMad neighborhood of New York City.Seema Mody | CNBCMarriott next week will open a swanky new Ritz Carlton hotel in Manhattan, marking a bet on the surge in luxury travel and the hopeful return of business travelers this fall. "It's got 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a 7,000-square-foot spa, and four food and beverage outlets. I think it's uniquely positioned to take care of that pivot from leisure travel to business travel," Marriott CEO Tony Capuano told CNBC on Tuesday. The debut of the 106th Ritz Carlton comes as New York City is seeing a resurgence in tourists. The city saw tourism all but dry up in the early days of the pandemic when New York became one of the first epicenters of the outbreak. Now travelers are flocking back and more developers are signing new deals. "2019 was the best year in New York's history. You had over 66 million visitors to New York. There's a sense we'll get back to about 85% of that this year," said Capuano. New York...
    The father of a man killed on the set of Law and Order: Organized Crime on Tuesday fears the attack may have been targeted. Johnny Alvarado Pizarro Jr, 31, was sitting in the drivers' seat of his vehicle, saving a parking space for members of the crew in Brooklyn, when police say, a hooded gunman opened his car door and shot him. The car was also heavily riddled with bullets in the aftermath. Pizarro, a father of six, was then rushed to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to his neck and face, and was pronounced dead upon arrival. The male suspect, meanwhile, fled the scene on foot and remains on the loose, with one crew member telling Deadline he saw a man running away with 'something under his shirt.' He is described as being around 5'4'', with a thin-built. He was reportedly wearing a black hoodie and black pants at the time. There was apparently no security or New York Police Department officers from the department's Movie and TV unit on the scene, according to Deadline, with...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Students at four SUNY and CUNY community colleges will soon be able to take courses on cannabis.Governor Hochul says Borough of Manhattan Community College, Schenectady County Community College, Niagara County Community College, and Orange County Community College have been chosen to be part of the program.They will receive a total of $5 million to create and enhance short-term credentials programs or courses.It's an effort to provide pathways to employment in the cannabis industry.Campuses will also have to partner with local employers in the industry to receive their input on curriculum development.ALSO READ | Tips to beat the heat, where to find cooling centers as temperatures rise across New York City areaEMBED More News Videos New York City's cooling centers will be open starting Tuesday, July 19th. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * Follow us on YouTube * More local news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
    A heavy rainstorm in New York City on Monday was underscored by the emergence of a massive sinkhole swallowing up a van in one of the city’s five boroughs. The 58-by-15-foot hole opened on the streets of Radcliff Avenue and Pierce Avenue around 4:15 p.m. on Monday as rain and heavy winds came down on the city, according to city officials. The sinkhole damaged a nearby water main, leaving several residents without water throughout the night. No injuries were reported. This still image from video shows a van that fell into a sinkhole, the length of three cars, that opened up in the Bronx. AP SIX PEOPLE DEAD AFTER STORM CAUSES MONTANA HIGHWAY PILEUP “The investigation into the root cause of the roadway collapse is ongoing,” said Edward Timbers, a spokesman with the city’s environmental protection department, according to the New York Times. “The weather certainly could have played a part of it.” The van was removed and the sinkhole was being filled on Tuesday while the New York City Department of...
    Bill de Blasio is ending his Congressional ambitions, the former New York City mayor said on Tuesday, after a short-lived and unpopular bid for the House of Representatives. De Blasio wrote on Twitter that he's leaving 'electoral politics' altogether - also closing the chapter on his mayoral tenure and unsuccessful 2020 presidential campaign.  It comes on the heels of a new poll that shows de Blasio with just 3 percent support from voters in New York's 10th Congressional District. 'I've listened really carefully to people. And it's clear to me that when it comes to this Congressional district, people are looking for another option,' de Blasio said in a video message. 'And I respect that.' 'I just want to say, I love the people of this city. I really want to keep serving, and I'm going to find a different way to serve.' He did not elaborate on what that would be but said his campaign for the House of Representatives had been an 'amazing journey' and thanked his small base of support. 'Even though this is not going to work out,...
    NEW YORK CITY -- It was a wild scene in New York City when a van went tumbling into a massive sinkhole on Monday.The New York City Department of Environmental Protection responded to the Bronx to investigate the scene.The van was parked and unattended at the time. Another vehicle's wheel could be seen hanging over the opening on the roadway.No injuries were reported.While the van was removed from the giant sinkhole, crews continued working on Tuesday morning to repair the street.SEE ALSO: Firefighter injured after SUV lands on him during rescue attempt in New York CityOfficials say repair work will be extensive, and the block will remain closed for a week or so to rebuild subsurface infrastructure and restore the roadway.The sinkhole opened after a day of torrential rain and flooding across the area. But the city says there is no evidence that weather played a role in the sinkhole.Residents tell our sister station WABC-TV they disagree because they've had several issues on this block, including flooding into their basements when it rains heavily.Neighbors were without water service early Tuesday."The...
    A CREW member for the hit TV series Law & Order is dead after being gunned down while on the set. The 31-year-old parking enforcement worker was gunned down while on the set of Law & Order: Organized Crime in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning, police sources told the New York Post. 1A crew member for the hit TV series Law & Order was gunned down in Brooklyn on Tuesday morningCredit: NBC 4 The employee was seated inside a car when an unidentified man approached the car and opened fire, striking the worker multiple times in the face and neck. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    A serial sex predator's terrifying attack on an unsuspecting woman in Manhattan just one hour after he had allegedly assaulted another woman near Central Park has been revealed in chilling video footage. The surveillance clip, released by the New York Police Department, showed how the offender followed his prey on an e-bike as she walked down a street at around 5 a.m. ET on July 6. Moments later, the man was seen running after the woman under what appeared to be a row of scaffolding on Avenue A and East Fourth Street, before grabbing her from behind and dragging her to the floor.  Police say the man then forced his victim to perform oral sex on him, threatening to stab her if she didn't comply, before zipping off on his e-bike.  The victim, 28, was taken to hospital for medical check following the incident, having suffered the sexual assault as well as abrasions in the struggle. The same predator is thought to have carried out a similar attack on Central Park West and West 82nd Street at 4 a.m. ET,...
    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) -- One group is making an effort to shed light on hate crime incidents against Muslims in New York City.A report from the Muslim Community Network says between 2019 and 2022 76% of Muslims witnessed a hate crime and 49% were victims themselves.In all, 200 Muslims living in New York City took part in the survey.The organization says community members recommend policies like more religious diversity education at school to help decrease those statistics.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 News Tip
    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...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Three more mass vaccination sites for the monkeypox vaccine are opening Sunday in New York City.The sites, located in the Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, are for people who have already made appointments online. Bushwick Education: 440 Irving Avenue in Brooklyn Aviation High School: 45-30 36th Street in Queens Bronx High School of Science: 75 W 205th Street in the Bronx The new sites join already-open clinics located at the NYC Health Department's Chelsea, Central Harlem, and Corona Sexual Health Clinic sites.A view of the monkey pox mass vaccination site in Bushwick, BK. One of three new stations. @ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/DNZsVFHIYT— Johny Fernandez (@Johny__TV) July 17, 2022Officials have said another clinic will open soon at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Vanderbilt on Staten Island.Demand continues to outpace supply when it comes to the monkeypox vaccine in New York City, after 9,200 appointments were filled in just seven minutes when new doses became available Friday evening.Click here for NYC Health's monkeypox information siteThe Big Apple has become the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., primarily impacting...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A man is wanted for two sex attacks in Manhattan early Saturday morning.In one of the attacks, he knocked a 23-year-old woman to the ground and touched her genitals before getting away on an electric bike along Central Park West, a block from the Museum of Natural History.Police say the same man approached a 28-year-old woman from behind near Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.The man claimed to have a knife and forced the woman to perform a sex act on him.Both women sustained abrasions in the attacks.ALSO READ | New York City shares steps people should take in event of nuclear attackEMBED More News Videos No explanation was provided about why the public service announcement was being released now. ----------* 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 tip or story idea to Eyewitness NewsHave a breaking news tip or an idea for a story we should cover? Send it to Eyewitness News using...
    Emily Ratajkowski was spotted while taking her dog Colombo for a walk in New York City on Saturday morning. The 31-year-old supermodel appeared reserved while rocking a figure-hugging red dress as she took her precious pooch out for a bit of exercise while making the most of the summertime weather. The fashion industry personality's outing occurred after it was reported that she was getting ready to divorce her husband of four years, Sebastian Bear-McClard, after he allegedly cheated on her. On the town: Emily Ratajkowski was spotted while taking her dog Colombo for a walk in New York City on Saturday morning Ratajkowski wore a form-hugging red dress that conformed tightly to her sculpted form while walking her dog. The model added a bit of extra brightness to her look for the day with a pair of white slip-on sneakers. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Riddle of the ring: Emily Ratajkowski steps out for stroll... Emily Ratajkowski flaunts her killer curves in an itty bitty... Emily Ratajkowski is her own best advert as she...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Demand continues to outpace supply when it comes to the monkeypox vaccine in New York City, after 9,200 appointments were filled in just seven minutes when new doses became available Friday evening.The Big Apple has become the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., primarily impacting the LGBTQ+ community, and Governor Kathy Hochul says there are tens of thousands of additional doses on the way.The official monkeypox case count continues to grow, with 490 now reported across New York State.Almost all of them, 461, are in New York City, but Westchester County is now up to 16 confirmed cases, while Nassau and Suffolk counties are reporting 4 and 3 confirmed cases, respectively. Additionally, there is one case each in Rockland, Sullivan, Chemung, Erie, St. Lawrence and Monroe counties.The CDC says it has ordered 2.5 million doses of the vaccine, in addition to 2.5 million that were already ordered on July 1.Nearly 33,000 of those doses will arrive in New York next week, but Mayor Eric Adams says the city needs more."We have 25% of the...
    A hardworking immigrant who worked as a food runner and bus boy at a popular Manhattan restaurant has died after he was robbed and viciously beaten by five men in the South Bronx on a bridge that is notorious for random attacks.    Tiburcio Castillo, 37, affectionately known as 'Tibo,' died on Tuesday after he was beaten into a coma and spent thirteen days on life support after the June 28 attack.  The married father of four worked at the French Bistro Quatorze located at 1578 First Avenue at 82nd Street in New York City. Castillo was riding his e-bike to his home in the South Bronx after finishing his work shift. He was riding along the Willis Avenue Bridge when he was ambushed by five men who beat and robbed him.  The five men who allegedly brutally murdered Castillo have not been caught. An NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Friday that 'a complaint was never filed with the name Tiburcio Castillo.'  The Willis Avenue Bridge that extends from First Avenue and East 124th Street in Manhattan to Willis Avenue and East...