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De Blasio, Wife Separating After 29 Years

Former NYC mayor, Chirlane McCray give a very candid interview

(Newser) - Former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, are separating but not divorcing after 29 years of a marriage that helped lift de Blasio into the mayor's job. McCray, 68, confirmed the separation to the AP after the New York Times published a story in...

Ron DeSantis Offers an Answer on How to Say His Last Name

'Winner,' the presidential candidate snarks, refusing to clarify further on 'ridiculous' pronunciation debate

(Newser) - "Dee-Santis" or "Deh-Santis"? How GOP presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pronounces his own last name has become the debate du jour , and although Mediaite calls it a "substantively meaningless distinction," the public's curiosity has yet to be quelled. Fox News reporter Paul...

De Blasio: 'I Am Declaring My Candidacy'

Former NYC mayor will seek Dem nomination for Congress in NY's 10th Congressional District

(Newser) - Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he'll run for Congress in a redrawn district that includes his Brooklyn home. De Blasio, whose second mayoral term ended last year, announced on MSNBC's Morning Joe that he'll seek the Democratic nomination for the 10th...

Andy Cohen's Live Message to Bill de Blasio: 'Sayonara, Sucker!'

TV personality went on live NYE rant about outgoing NYC mayor during CNN broadcast

(Newser) - Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper did tequila shots while toasting Betty White during their New Year's Eve broadcast on CNN, but the liquor may have gone a bit to Cohen's head. Minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square, ushering in 2022, Eric Adams was sworn in as...

NYC Gears Up for 'Responsible Event for the World to See'

Only 15K in-person spectators, masked and vaccinated, will be allowed at NYE in Times Square

(Newser) - New York City readied on Friday to embrace the new year—and bid good riddance to another pandemic-marred 12 months—as it prepared to revive its annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. It did so as an uneasy nation tried to muster optimism that the worst days...

New Mayor Could Keep or Scrap NYC's Strict Vaccine Mandate

Mayor-elect hasn't said which way he'll go

(Newser) - New York City is getting one of the nation's toughest vaccine mandates —but will it survive into 2022? Eric Adams will be sworn in as mayor Jan. 1, and he's not saying whether he'll keep the mandate or not, the New York Times reports. All private...

NYC Getting One of Nation's Toughest Vaccine Mandates

De Blasio imposes rule on private sector employers

(Newser) - All private employers in New York City will have to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the mayor said Monday, imposing one of the most aggressive vaccine rules in the nation. The move by Mayor Bill de Blasio comes as cases are climbing again in the US and...

20 Years On, US' 2nd-Deadliest Plane Crash Still Hits Hard

Memorials mark anniversary of November 2001 tragedy out of JFK airport

(Newser) - In three minutes, 265 people lost their lives: the 260 people aboard Flight 587, which had taken off from New York City's JFK Airport, and five people on the ground in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens' Rockaway peninsula, where the plane crashed in an eruption of fire and...

Debt Crisis for NYC Taxi Drivers Just Eased

Relief deal will see medallion debt reduced to $170K per driver: 'NYT'

(Newser) - A 14-day hunger strike may have helped rescue New York City's yellow taxi drivers from crushing debt . City officials announced Wednesday that a deal was reached with the largest holder of taxi loans in the city to reduce the amount owing for each owner of a medallion, a city...

Police Union Offices, President's Home Raided
After FBI Raid, NYPD
Union Chief Resigns

After FBI Raid, NYPD Union Chief Resigns

Sergeants Benevolent Association board asked Ed Mullins, who's been called 'divisive,' to step down

(Newser) - Update: The head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association has stepped down. Less than 24 hours after the FBI raided Ed Mullins' Long Island home and the Manhattan offices of the NYPD's second-largest union on Tuesday, part of a still-murky probe, the union's executive board announced that Mullins agreed...

De Blasio Enacts Toughest US Mandate for Restaurants, Gyms

Customers for New York's indoor venues will have to show proof of vaccination

(Newser) - New York City has decided to impose the nation's strictest pandemic requirement for anyone planning to eat, exercise, drink, or catch a performance indoors at a public establishment. Customers will have to show proof of vaccination or be turned away, the Daily News reports. "Key to NYC Pass"...

NYC to City Workers: Get Vaccinated by Sept. 13

The alternative will be weekly testing, mayor says

(Newser) - New York City will require all of its municipal workers—including teachers and police officers—to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. The rule is expected to affect about 340,000 city employees, making the city one of the largest...

Trump Organization Files Lawsuit Over Golf Course

New York City canceled company's contract

(Newser) - The Trump Organization sued New York City on Monday for cancelling its contract to run a golf course in the Bronx earlier this year, a move it said was politically motivated and should be reversed. The lawsuit, filed in state court, says nothing in the 566-page contract gave New York...

NYC Mayor Makes Big Call on Schools: 'It's Time'

Bill de Blasio said the city's schools will be all in person in the fall, with no remote option

(Newser) - New York City schools will be all in person this fall, with no remote options, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. "We can't have a full recovery without full-strength schools, everyone back, sitting in those classrooms," de Blasio said on MSNBC's Morning Joe, per the AP...

Random Stabbing Adds to NYC Subway's Woes
Subway Hero Stops 
Latest Random Attack

Subway Hero Stops Latest Random Attack

Sean Conaboy pulls assailant with knife off woman in New York City

(Newser) - Without warning, a man with a knife stabbed a stranger standing on a Manhattan subway platform on Wednesday. Reports suggest the victim could've easily died—if not for the heroic actions of a bystander, who immediately sprinted into action. More:
  • Surveillance video from 14th Street-Union Square station shows a

Schools Leave No Room for Snow Days
Snow Days Are
History in New York

Snow Days Are History in New York

City's district decides disappointed students should return to remote learning

(Newser) - One of the most joyous announcements of childhood—"Snow day!"—will not be heard in New York City next winter. Starting next school year, when snow falls or school buildings are closed because of an emergency, students are to stay home and return to remote learning, the...

De Blasio Teases 'the Summer of New York City'
NYC Sets a Date
to 'Fully Reopen'

NYC Sets a Date to 'Fully Reopen'

Restrictions to lift by July 1: Mayor Bill de Blasio

(Newser) - "This is gonna be the summer of New York City." So Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday in announcing the city will "fully reopen" for the first time in more than a year on July 1. "We're well on the way. [We've] got some...

In America's Battle of the Bagels, a Shocking Admission

California bagels are the best, concedes Tejal Rao of the 'NYT'

(Newser) - The New York Times has just published one of its most controversial articles ever, one that identifies the country's best bagels as coming from—gasp!—California. "Sorry, New York," reads a portion of the headline for Monday's article by Tejal Rao, which describes a "...

De Blasio: NYC Finally Able to Kill Trump Contracts

Mayor says Capitol attack qualifies as Trump being involved in criminal activity

(Newser) - The Trump Organization will see its contracts with New York City axed as a consequence of the Capitol riot, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. The New York Times reports de Blasio has considered such cancelations before, but he didn't have the legal footing. De Blasio explained what'...

NYC Restaurants Consider a Ban of Their Own

Unhappy about suspension of indoor dining, owners discuss not serving Cuomo or de Blasio

(Newser) - The coronavirus restrictions on restaurants have sparked large demonstrations in New York City, and now a group of restaurant owners is considering a more targeted response. After a ban on indoor dining was reinstated, there's talk in the industry of implementing a ban on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor...

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