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De Blasio: NYC Finally Able to Kill Trump Contracts

Mayor says Capitol attack qualifies as Trump being involved in criminal activity

(Newser) - The Trump Organization will see its contracts with New York City axed as a consequence of the Capitol riot, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. The New York Times reports de Blasio has considered such cancelations before, but he didn't have the legal footing. De Blasio explained what'...

NYC Restaurants Consider a Ban of Their Own

Unhappy about suspension of indoor dining, owners discuss not serving Cuomo or de Blasio

(Newser) - The coronavirus restrictions on restaurants have sparked large demonstrations in New York City, and now a group of restaurant owners is considering a more targeted response. After a ban on indoor dining was reinstated, there's talk in the industry of implementing a ban on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor...

Cuomo Reinstates City's Indoor Dining Ban

Growing hospitalization rates in New York concern governor, de Blasio

(Newser) - Rising hospitalization and coronavirus positivity rates have triggered a shutdown on indoor dining at New York City restaurants, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. The ban will take effect Monday, WNBC reports. Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged that the suspension of indoor dining will be painful, saying resumption last month brought...

DeBlasio Does a 180 on New York City Schools

NYC's mayor to reopen schools in 'major reversal'

(Newser) - New York City will reopen its school system to in-person learning, and increase the number of days a week many children attend class, even as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday, per the AP . The announcement marks a major policy reversal for the...

Secret NYC Wedding Was Attended by Thousands

Williamsburg synagogue to be fined $15K

(Newser) - Some viewers might assume footage of a Hasidic wedding showing thousands of maskless people packed shoulder to shoulder inside a Brooklyn synagogue harkened back to happier times, before the onset of a global pandemic. But they'd be wrong. As the New York Post reports, the footage spreading on social...

'Anarchist' Cities Sue Trump

New York, Seattle and Portland argue president can't withhold funding

(Newser) - Three cities labeled " anarchist " by President Trump are fighting back with an un-anarchist weapon: a lawsuit. New York, Seattle and Portland announced the suit Thursday, WABC reports. The Seattle filing names the president, Attorney General Bill Barr, and other administration officials. If it stands, the designation could cost...

NYC's First Lockdown Weekend Yields $150K in Fines

Red zone neighborhoods are concentrated in Brooklyn and Queens

(Newser) - As New York City went back under lockdown amid a resurgence of the coronavirus , the city issued more than $150,000 in fines during the first weekend of the new restrictions, it announced on Twitter . Authorities gave out 62 tickets to people, businesses, and religious gathering places that violated rules...

New York's Mayor Has Some Bad COVID News

Bill de Blasio wants to reinstate restrictions in several neighborhoods

(Newser) - New York City's mayor said Sunday that he has asked the state for permission to close schools and reinstate restrictions on nonessential businesses in several neighborhoods because of a resurgence of the coronavirus, the AP reports. The action, if approved, would mark a disheartening retreat for a city that...

NYC Is Going to Fine People Not Wearing Masks

Test positivity rate is highest since June

(Newser) - New York City is tightening some restrictions amid a rise in coronavirus cases—but it is also proceeding with reopening plans. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city's coronavirus test positivity rate had risen to 3.25%, lower than in many parts of the US but the...

New York City Delays Return to Classrooms

Mayor cites a shortage of staff and supplies

(Newser) - New York City’s ambitious attempt to be among the first big cities to bring students back into classrooms closed by the coronavirus suffered another setback Thursday, as the mayor announced he was again delaying the start of in-person instruction for most students due to a shortage of staff and...

Another Giuliani Eyeing Becoming Hizzoner

Andrew Giuliani, Rudy's son and Trump liaison, is looking at a 2021 run for NYC mayor

(Newser) - There's a new Giuliani who's looking to run your town, New York City: He is Andrew Giuliani, the son of your erstwhile mayor Rudy. Now 34, Andrew was perhaps heretofore most notable as a precocious 7-year-old who mouthed along with his dad at his 1994 inauguration and blew...

NYC's Top Health Official Quits With 'Deep Disappointment'

Barbot slams mayor's office in resignation letter

(Newser) - New York City has abruptly lost its top health official as it fights to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the city's public health commissioner, submitted her resignation Tuesday following clashes with Mayor Bill de Blasio's office, which had given responsibility for contact tracing...

City Leaves a Message at Trump Tower

Mayor de Blasio helps paint BLM mural in the street

(Newser) - Each of New York City's five boroughs is to have a Black Lives Matter mural. Those aren't empty words, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a tweet , "We’re committed to the meaning of the message." And the Manhattan mural wasn't placed just anywhere: It'...

NYC Can Go Out After Dark Now

De Blasio ends 8pm curfew early

(Newser) - New York City is lifting its curfew spurred by protests against police brutality ahead of schedule, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday morning. The 8pm citywide curfew, which the AP reports is New York's first in decades, had been set to remain in effect through at least Sunday, with...

NYC Mayor Says He Won't Call in National Guard

8pm curfew has been extended all week

(Newser) - New York City extended an 8pm curfew all week and said it would prohibit many types of nighttime traffic in Manhattan as officials struggled Tuesday to stanch destruction and growing complaints that the nation's biggest city was reeling out of control night by night. After chaos erupted again overnight...

Twitter Suspends Police Union Account Over De Blasio Post

Union posted arrest report of mayor's daughter, Chiara, amid Floyd protests

(Newser) - Relations between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and a police union have been bad for a long time. They just got worse. This time it stems from the weekend arrest of the mayor's 25-year-old daughter, Chiara, at the George Floyd protests. According to a police report cited...

One Arrested NYC Protester Has an Unusual Address

Bill de Blasio's daughter, Chiara, was among those rounded up

(Newser) - The NYPD arrested nearly 350 people in the George Floyd protests Saturday night, and one of them provided an address of 181 East End Ave., reports ABC7 . The reason that's unusual? It just happens to be Gracie Mansion, the mayor's residence. As it turns out, the 25-year-old daughter...

Subway Won't Run 24/7 for the First Time

Trains will halt overnight to be cleaned and disinfected

(Newser) - For the first time since it launched in 1904, New York City's subway system won't run around the clock. The trains, as well as the city's bus system, will stop from 1am to 5am for disinfecting every day during the pandemic. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill...

NYC Mayor Issued Warning on the Virus. It Didn't Land Well

Bill de Blasio accused of 'inviting anti-Semitism' after specifically cautioning 'the Jewish community'

(Newser) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was met with outrage Tuesday in urging communities to abide by social distancing guidelines in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a series of tweets, de Blasio said he'd personally dispersed a crowd of hundreds gathered to mourn a Hasidic rabbi...

New York Says It Has a New Rule

And Mayor Bill de Blasio unveils a new food plan

(Newser) - Face coverings will be required in busy spaces while New York City officials said they would create an emergency food reserve and take other steps to safeguard residents' sustenance, the AP reports. Meanwhile, the mayor urged a cautious approach to reviving the economy. Here are the latest coronavirus developments in...

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