Owners Of NYC Party Boat ‘Liberty Belle’ Arrested For Violating Social Distancing Rules
The owners and captain of a New York City riverboat were arrested Saturday night for ignoring social distancing rules after throwing a party with more than 170 attendees, according to the sheriff’s department.Authorities were alerted of a party boat leaving Pier 36 on the Lower East Side around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night, and broke up the party around three hours later when the Liberty Belle returned to the dock. The four-story boat, which has a capacity of 600 people, is owned by Ronny Vargas and Alex Sauzo, who were arrested and given desk appearance dates for violating social distancing rules...
Revel pauses electric moped service in NYC after two deaths
New York (AFP) - An increasingly popular moped ride-sharing company suspended their operations in New York City on Tuesday after two riders died in separate crashes while using the electric two-wheelers.Revel's turquoise rental scooters have become a common sight on the streets of the Big Apple in recent weeks as residents shun public transport because of coronavirus.But critics say the near silent vehicles are a safety hazard, pointing out that they are often driven by inexperienced riders.Earlier this month, Nina Kapur, a 26-year-old reporter with CBS, died after falling from one of the mope...
Black and gay: New York progressives aim to shake up US Congress
New York (AFP) - Energized by the US's massive anti-racism protests, history-making progressives from New York -- young, black, Latino and gay -- want to shake up Congress's status quo when they are likely elected in November.Mondaire Jones, 33, and Afro-Latino Ritchie Torres, 32, are set to become the first black, openly gay members of the House of Representatives following the November 3 vote.Galvanized by the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, they recently won primaries to become the Democratic Party's candidates in districts that overwhelmingly vote Democrat, all but securing their elect...
AOC's reckless 'crime' claims about NYC are not just a joke but stereotypical and substantially racist
By Randy TateNoted 'criminologist' Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DS-N.Y.) just made one of the most idiotic correlations about the rising crime rate in New York City.Namely, because 'the poor' are doing without, crime is going up. And of course, it's all the fault of President Trump and Republicans, despite the fact that New York City is deep blue and its mayor is an abject socialist.An editorial in the Washington Examiner sums up the lunacy:The wealthy are fleeing New York City, and police there are stretched thin and scared of becoming the subject of the next viral video.Meanwhile, somethin...
The National Sentinel
NYC enters phase three of reopening minus indoor dining
NEW YORK - New York City, once the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States, entered phase three of reopening on Monday without resuming indoor dining.Personal care services, such as nail salons and massage parlors, are allowed to reopen after nearly four months of closure."We've implemented strict safety precautions to avoid coronavirus infections, including mandating face coverings, taking the temperature of each customer, and using hand sanitizers," said Lin Ling, a Chinese American owner of a nail salon in Midtown Manhattan.The salon has also installed wooden boards to keep pe...
China Daily US edition
At least 9 dead in shootings in NYC on July 4th weekend
NEW YORK - More than 40 shooting incidents have taken place in New York City on the July 4th weekend, killing at least nine people, local authorities said Monday.The New York City Police Department (NYPD) confirmed that from Friday to Sunday, 63 people were shot in 44 incidents, leading to at least nine fatalities.According to the NYPD, the majority of the shootings occurred between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, killing three people and injuring 34 others.The NYPD released its citywide crime report for June on Monday, showing that there were 205 shooting incidents the previous ...
China Daily US edition
More commuting options return in N.J. as NYC moves to new coronavirus reopening phase
Going back to work on July 6?This year, it’s more than the day after a holiday weekend, it’s the date New York City moves in to phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan that could put more commuters on transit and buses and ferries.This march toward normalcy means that more mass transit service will be offered, with the appropriate COVID-19 precautions and changes in behavior that agencies will require from passengers.Commuter agencies cut service in March and April after dramatic ridership drops due to coronavirus travel restrictions and work from home orders. After losing millions of dollar...
41 shot Saturday night in NYC with at least 4 dead in citywide explosion of gun violence
NEW YORK — New York City turned into the Wild West as a series of shootings claiming four lives and injuring 37 others erupted amid Fourth of July celebrations.The shocking wave of violence came as the city was reeling from ongoing anti-police brutality protests, weeks of lockdown orders prompted by the coronavirus outbreak and soaring summer temperatures. Adding to the chaotic atmosphere, illegal fireworks exploded in all five boroughs throughout the night.In the first fatal shooting of the night, Jose Cepeda, a young father, was blasted in the chest a little after midnight Sunday in East New...
New York Daily News
NYC allocates $80 mln to rebuild fire-ravaged historic Chinatown building
NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced $80 million in funding to rebuild 70 Mulberry Street, a historic landmark in Manhattan's Chinatown that was ravaged by a huge fire in January."In January, Chinatown lost the beating heart of its community: 70 Mulberry Street. We're working hand-in-hand with the community to preserve this building's rich history and bring it back to life again," said the mayor at his briefing.The city also established an advisory committee to support community engagement, and a three-month visioning process to gather public ideas and feedback ...
China Daily US edition
Statue Of Theodore Roosevelt At NYC’s Natural History Museum To Be Removed Due To Racist Imagery
A statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt at the Central Park West entrance outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York is being taken down, amid nationwide calls to remove statues glorifying racism or racists.The statue of Roosevelt on a horse shows stereotypical depictions of Indigenous people walking on foot beside him.“The statue has long been controversial because of the hierarchical composition that places one figure on horseback and the others walking alongside,” the museum said in a statement. “Many of us find its depictions of the Native American and African figur...