A gentler Gotham? NYers anxiously wait out coronavirus

Forget the old New Yorker's refrain of “I'm walking here!” Big Apple citizens are taking a more tentative tack since the city became a hot zone for the novel coronavirus pandemic that has sickened at least 480,000 and killed 21,000 worldwide.

NYC mom among first to donate plasma in coronavirus fight

Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.

Gov. Cuomo authorizes seizure of ventilators if needed

Officials fear they will soon run out of breathing machines for intensive care patients. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order will allow the state to redeploy excess ventilators and protective equipment from hospitals and other institutions.

Brooklyn teacher dies with coronavirus

Sandra Santos-Vizcaino, who taught third grade at an elementary school in Brooklyn, is the first New York City school teacher reported to have died of COVID-19.