Staten Island restaurants sue to block vaccination proof mandate

A group of New York City restaurants asked a judge this week to block the city's latest effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, calling the city's mandate that customers show proof of vaccination "arbitrary, irrational, unscientific and unlawful."

Powerful thunderstorms cause flooding in NY, NJ

A nearly stationary frontal boundary combined with a hot and humid air mass sparked some thunderstorms on Monday. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for northeast New Jersey, most of southeast New York, and a small portion of southern Connecticut until 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Many performance venues still waiting for pandemic aid

In December, lawmakers in Washington finally passed a $16.1 billion relief package called the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program, and help was on the way for theater owners across the country. Until it stalled.