“We’re not looking to make a fight with the governor or with the mayor, but we’re just saying this needs to be fair,” she said. “Ten people can get together in a park, ten people can gather together in other situations, why can’t I allow one person in my store?” … [Read more...] about ‘Let The People Decide’: New York City Business Owners Defy State Orders, Reopen Early
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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.
The governor’s executive orders leave it up to his administration to decide when a region has met the state’s standards for lifting restrictions. The rules guiding exactly when counties can move from one reopening phase to another have been less clear, though the state set the minimum amount of time between phases at two weeks, saying that gap was needed to let officials monitor infection rates. … [Read more...] about Questions on reopening New York’s economy baffle businesses
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
“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’