NYC will die if we don’t allow indoor dining in Midtown ASAP

It’s the restaurants, stupid. Midtown without places to eat is a hollow shell of itself. They’re the socializing glue without which no central business district can function. “The first thing anyone asks anyone who goes back to an office is, ‘Where do you go for lunch?’ ” observed Mary Ann

NYC church barricades front door after homeless try breaking in, defecating on steps

Why New York is turning luxury hotels into homeless shelters Lawrence Jones discusses New York City converting luxury hotels into homeless shelters A Manhattan church was forced to take action after homeless people defecated and left needles on its front steps. The 100-member Trinity Presbyterian Church is in Midtown, an

Macy’s to begin NYC firework shows tonight — but won’t say where or when

Macy’s is set to kick off six nights of fireworks shows across New York City Monday night — but Big Apple residents won’t be told exactly where or when the pyrotechnic launches will take place. Organizers of the show, dubbed “Macy’s Fireworks — Reimagined,” worked with city officials to hide

Protesters rally to save NYC Museum's Roosevelt statue

Protesters rally to save NYC’s Museum of Natural History’s Teddy Roosevelt statue as de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo back its removal Rally organised by the New York Young Republican Club called for statue to stay   New York’s Museum of Natural History said statue of Roosevelt is to be removed NYC mayor Bill

NYC allows swimming at beaches ahead of Fourth of July weekend

Reopening NY beaches safely will serve as proof of recovery: Suffolk County exec Suffolk County, New York, executive Steve Bellone says it’s unrealistic to keep beaches closed during Memorial Day weekend. Beaches in New York City will be open to the public for swimming ahead of Independence Day, after partially

Laid-off servers at NYC’s Nello claim millionaire owner stiffed them

Memo to celebrities who frequent Upper East Side eatery Nello: The tips you left just before the pandemic hit never got to the servers, workers claim. Bartenders and waiters at Nello say that the multi-millionaire owner Thomas Makkos, 60, stiffed them out of three paychecks each, some totaling up to

NYC to begin burying coronavirus victims on Hart Island potter’s field

The city has little choice but to bury Gotham’s mounting coronavirus dead on Hart Island, a City Hall spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. “For decades, Hart Island has been used to lay to rest decedents who have not been claimed by family members. We will continue using the island in that fashion

De Blasio says some NYC coronavirus restrictions could end in May

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday that some of the Big Apple’s strict coronavirus restrictions could end next month — evidence that the measures are working to contain the deadly bug. New Yorkers have to remain “tough and disciplined,” but de Blasio said he could now foresee “the promised

NYC mommy blogger gets heat for cross-country RV trip amid coronavirus

She’s a mom on the run! Manhattan-based mother of five and influencer Naomi Davis has sparked outrage by quitting New York City in the midst of a pandemic to embark on a cross-country road trip with her hubby and kids in an RV, according to BuzzFeed News. Davis, a blogger

NYC Education Dept. rolls out remote learning for one million city kids

Teachers and students struggled with New York City’s new remote learning system on its launch day, with some schools barely able to locate kids and others struggling to get students and teachers logged in. “It’s a s—show,” said a Bronx middle school teacher who cordoned off a section of her