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.
A press conference from the NYC Health Department turned ugly Thursday after a protester interrupted.
New York City officials are warning that shutdowns of schools and non-essential businesses are possible in COVID hotspots.
Coronavirus infections are rising in Williamsburg, Midwood, Borough Park, and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn and in Kew Gardens and Far Rockaway in Queens.
A 29-year-old man riding a bicycle early Thursday was struck and killed in Midwood, Brooklyn, according to police.
Prosecutors are planning to drop all charges in a New York City case that spotlighted how similarities between legal hemp plants and marijuana can cause confusion.
Over the weekend, the NYPD boasted on social media about confiscating a massive amount of marijuana. The department tweeted a photo showing two officers posing with dozens of bags of what it said was pot.
A 10-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a car in Brooklyn on Saturday morning.
A purse snatcher put his victim in a choke hold as she entered her building in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.