Activists and elected officials question NYPD’s recent social distancing enforcement

Last week, a group of Orthodox Jewish people gathered at a lot located at 55th Street between 14th and 15th avenues in Crown Heights to celebrate Lag B’Omer, a Jewish holiday.

New Jersey starts to re-open for business

Taking the first steps to reopening, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is permitting the resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and car gatherings for the purpose of drive-through and drive-in events.

Serving the people

Hot meals for seniors and anyone in the community.

(Some) CUNY teachers to John Jay College: No jobs? No grades.

CUNY faculty members want to curtail layoffs. Some of them are willing to withhold grades to do it.

City leaders demand more testing in NYCHA after COVID-19 data released

Local leaders on Tuesday demanded testing in all New York City Housing Authority developments in response to new data released by the city.

Jonnel Doris named city’s commissioner for Small Business Services

As business owners seek help on how to bounce back, Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced the appointment of Jonnel Doris to serve as the commissioner of the city’s Department of Small Business Services.

More than 900 NYCHA residents have died of coronavirus, new data shows

The city released coronavirus data about New York City Housing Authority residents for the first time Monday, two months after the local outbreak began.

Black, Latino NYers dying of COVID-19 at twice the rate as white people: Data

Black and Latino people are dying of coronavirus at about twice the rate as white people in New York City, according to Health Department data released Monday.

Lazarus blaze stuns 125th Street

Stunned onlookers used their phones and social media to record the fire that burnt out one of Harlem’s 125th Street staples

NYPD won't enforce wearing of masks: mayor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the New York Police Department will step back from ticketing people for gathering in small clusters or for failing to wear a mask.

NYPD investigates viral subway station social distancing arrest

Social distancing enforcement has reached a boiling point and everyone involved, from the police to the community, has had enough.

Essential worker Kathy Fauntleroy, COVID tester and devoted and hopeful

For 34 years Kathy Fauntleroy has been a Clinical Microbiology Supervisor Laboratory Technologist. Currently, Fauntleroy works at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery

Brooklynite selected to serve aboard oldest commissioned warship afloat

Brooklyn native and Yeoman Seaman Recruit Sade Dennis checked aboard USS Constitution, May 5.

MAN UP Inc., community PPE giveaway

Last Saturday A.T. Mitchell’s MAN UP Inc., held a community PPE giveaway handing out free masks, gloves, hand sanitizers and other essentials at their Van Siclen Avenue, East New York office.

Non-essential NYC businesses not likely to open before June, de Blasio says

As New Yorkers wait for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's official update on reopening the state, Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday said don't expect New York City non-essential businesses to open before June.