“BREAKING: New York City just became the first major U.S. city to prohibit the use of the dehumanizing and offensive term ‘alien’ in local laws, rules, and documents. From now on, the term will be ‘noncitizen,’” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted. … [Read more...] about New York City Outlaws Use of ‘Alien,’ ‘Illegal Immigrant’; All Now Referred to as ‘Noncitizens’
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Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said Thursday that data indicated that his central New York county, which includes Syracuse, meets the state’s phase 2 reopening benchmarks, but acknowledged he had yet to get the green light from the governor's office … [Read more...] about Questions on reopening New York’s economy baffle businesses
“He’s still the president of the United States, he’s still got the ability to make people write checks from different agencies to send money to guess where? New York. So don’t make him angry if you don’t have to,” Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf said. … [Read more...] about ‘Let The People Decide’: New York City Business Owners Defy State Orders, Reopen Early
He also had a message for protesters. “If you are angry with the government, if you are angry with the elected leaders, direct that anger to all of us, because if we haven’t done enough, we are the ones who should be held responsible," he said. “But the police officer in front of you is a working man or woman just trying to do their job.” … [Read more...] about Demonstrators take to New York City streets in Floyd protest
It is the classic story of a bright young thing heading off to the city. But such clichés go against the narrative that has emerged as the pandemic ravages New York. People have lost their jobs, or realized that they can do them from a place that’s not their sweltering walk-up. News stories and anecdotes alike point to the fact that the city is hemorrhaging residents. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.