To reopen as safely as possible, attractions have tweaked their operations in a number of ways. For example, visiting the High Line trail requires getting a free timed-entry pass ahead of time. The Empire State Building is limiting its visitor capacity by 50% and is performing enhanced cleaning. It also advertises that during its recent renovation, the building installed "state-of-the-art air purification" systems. Like the High Line, guests must have reservations and will have their temperatures checked before they are permitted to enter. They must also wear face covering and observe social distancing throughout the experience. … [Read more...] about What tourists need to know about visiting New York City during the pandemic
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But a half-year into an ongoing human tragedy and economic calamity that has drained the cultural lifeblood of the city, neither Schumacher - who is also chairman of the Broadway League trade group - nor anyone else knows for sure when the nation's premier performing arts district will start up again. The earliest estimates for some of New York's concert halls and theaters to resume are spring 2021; a few new productions, such as "The Music Man" with Hugh Jackman and "Plaza Suite" with Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, have announced early spring beginnings on Broadway. Even so, those involved in the planning say privately that it could be autumn 2021 before venues reopen. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
While Cuomo continues to blame Trump, the governor has refused to take responsibility for the thousands of nursing home deaths that occurred in his state following his administration’s controversial nursing home directive, forcing longterm care facilities to accept patients recovering from the coronavirus, thereby exposing the most vulnerable population to the illness. … [Read more...] about Watch — Andrew Cuomo: ‘Donald Trump Caused the COVID Outbreak in New York’
President Donald Trump signed legislation back in June that he said would hold accountable the perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses including forced labor, the use of indoctrination camps and other measures that he said are meant to eradicate the religious beliefs of Uighurs and other minorities in China. … [Read more...] about US May Ban Cotton-Made Products from China’s Xinjiang Region: New York Times
Last month, hundreds of Libyans took to the streets of Tripoli and other cities that fall under the control of the U.N.-supported government of Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj to protest deteriorating economic conditions. At the time, Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga acknowledged that a militia group, which he did not name, had fired live ammunition at peaceful protesters and that an investigation was underway. Subsequently, Sarraj briefly relieved Bashaga of his duties for questioning. … [Read more...] about Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters