Last week, the New York Times revealed that 420,000 people fled the city in the first two months of the crisis, with richer neighborhoods emptying the most. The New York Post reported that bookings to the city’s largest moving company were up 11 percent in March. That is a traditionally slow period for moves, implying that people were bolting away from the pandemic’s epicenter. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
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The vote was also applauded by commissioner of NYC Immigrant Affairs, Bitta Mostofi, who stated: ‘At a time when the federal government is engaged in divisive policies and racist rhetoric, we are proud to have worked within the administration with the council to show that there is a better way, one that recognizes the humanity of New Yorkers.’ … [Read more...] about New York City Outlaws Use of ‘Alien,’ ‘Illegal Immigrant’; All Now Referred to as ‘Noncitizens’
Many beaches in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware will be allowed to reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend. Cuomo gave the green light for his state, but said the decision for locally controlled beaches ultimately rests with city and county officials. … [Read more...] about ‘How this goes is up to all of us’: Parts of New York and other states reopen, but Cuomo urges caution
Anti-cop rage over the police-custody death of George Floyd boiled over in Brooklyn on Friday night — with an NYPD van being set on fire in Fort Greene Park and hundreds of protesters trying to surround the 88th precinct in Clinton Hill before being rebuffed by a massive police mobilization. … [Read more...] about NYPD van set on fire in Brooklyn as anti-cop rage boils over in New York
Four officers were fired Tuesday and one of them, Derek Gauvin, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder Friday. Protests and rioting took place across the U.S., from New York City and Washington, D.C., to Chicago; Columbus, Ohio, Louisville, Ky., and Dallas, to San Jose, Calif. Los Angeles and Portland, Ore. … [Read more...] about De Blasio promises ‘independent review’ after anti-cop riots in New York City