The coronavirus pandemic has hit especially hard in a few poorer New York City neighborhoods where telecommuting isn’t an option for many workers and there are more likely to be many people living under one roof.
As coronavirus cases in New York City topped 30,000, President Donald Trump said he would issue a travel advisory urging people in the region to avoid traveling out of the area for 14 days. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday he worried the advisory would keep some families apart.
Tenzin Choden left Tibet in 2004 in the search for a better life, but he didn’t get on a plane, because leaving Tibet is not an option due to the political situation in the country after China invaded in 1950.
Two men were seen riding the top of a 7 line subway train in Jackson Heights, Queens.
A 50-year-old Queens man is dead after being struck by a SUV white attempting to cross the street in Jackson Heights.
The plan to close Rikers Island by 2026 and replace it with four smaller, borough-based jails in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens is now in the hands of the New York City Council.
The Independent Commission outlined its report to phase out the facility, but its recommendation to open several smaller jails across the five boroughs isn't sitting well with some local officials and many New Yorkers.