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. 

Mid-Hudson Valley begins to reopen; NYC hires contact tracers

Several counties in New York entered the first phase of the state's four-part reopening process Tuesday. In the meantime, New York City has hired 1,700 coronavirus contact tracers, a crucial step to getting the city closer to meeting the reopening requirements.

Lawmakers demand end to phone dead zones along Palisades Parkway

Drivers taking the Palisades Parkway to Route 6 between Orange and Rockland Counties often find themselves unable to place mobile phone calls due to a lack of Verizon cell phone towers in the area, a fact that local officials say is dangerous and must change.