Pandemic worsens NYC's food crisis

An estimated 1.5 million New Yorkers cannot afford food, according to the New York Times. Their only lifeline is a food pantry.

Cuomo takes aim at houses of worship, mass gatherings in hot spots

Cuomo said the severity of shutdowns would vary by proximity to hot spots. The rules will take effect no later than Friday in parts of Brooklyn and Queens, sections of Orange and Rockland counties north of the city, and an area within Binghamton near the Pennsylvania border. 

Gov. Cuomo raises alarm about new virus hot spots

Just 10 ZIP codes represent a quarter of the state's new infections in recent testing, according to the governor. A disproportionate number of new cases have come from communities home to many Orthodox Jews. 

NYPD shuts down another Hasidic funeral

Tensions between police and members of New York City’s Hasidic Jewish community flared again Thursday as officers interrupted a crowded funeral procession to crack down on social distancing violators.