Unemployment Claims Jump as the City’s Budget Picture Grows Bleaker. Can Joe Biden Help Stem a Deeper Pandemic Recession?

Greg David and Rosa Goldensohn, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 14 at 8:53pm ESTby THE CITY Unemployment claims in New York City have soared in the month since Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned indoor dining due to a rise in COVID-19 cases — a sign of a deepening recession. The numbers came to

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A Shot in the Dark: Overnight Vaccine Getters Take Burden Off Daytime Lines

Jose Martinez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 12 at 5:09pm ESTby THE CITY As vaccination sites shifted into round-the-clock mode, New Yorkers found themselves in unexpected spots at odd hours. “It wasn’t my first choice to come in the middle of the night to The Bronx,” said Nina Livingston, a Nassau County

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Seniors Finally Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations Face Barriers in Getting Their Shots

Reuven Blau and Claudia Irizarry Aponte, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 11 at 10:23pm ESTby THE CITY More than 560,000 New Yorkers 75 and older became eligible Monday for COVID-19 vaccinations — but  senior citizen advocates are concerned logistical hurdles could keep many from getting the shots.   Some seniors are “terrified” —

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As first phase progresses slowly, Cuomo making plans for New York’s second phase of vaccine rollout

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/January 5th, 2021 (The Center Square) – As New York tries to expedite the COVID-19 inoculation process, Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the next groups to receive the vaccine to administer them with their own networks or staff. That would mean organizations like the New York City Police Department could use

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Evolving in COVID Crisis, NYC Mutual Aid Groups Head Into 2021 With Tablets, Toys — and Diapers

Rachel Holliday Smith and Claudia Irizarry Aponte, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 4 at 8:59pm ESTby THE CITY When the Astoria Mutual Aid Network began in March, volunteers focused on making sure homebound or down-on-their-luck neighbors had groceries. Getting food to people still represents the bulk of the group’s duties, said Maryam

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