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Barbara Goldberg

New York officials defend curfew, subway safety ahead of Monday reopening

05 Jun 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said New York is on track to reopen on Monday from the coronavirus lockdown that turned the most populous U.S. city into a virtual ghost town, restarting work at 32,000 shuttered construction sites.

New York officials defend curfew, subway safety ahead of Monday reopening

05 Jun 2020

June 5 Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said New York is on track to reopen on Monday from the coronavirus lockdown that turned the most populous U.S. city into a virtual ghost town, restarting work at 32,000 shuttered construction sites.

New York's Cuomo, concerned about COVID-19 spread, asks protesters to get tested

04 Jun 2020

NEW YORK New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said several days and nights of demonstrations in the state after the killing of George Floyd could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus, and urged protesters to get tested. | Video

White woman fired from job after calling cops over black man in NY Central Park

26 May 2020

NEW YORK Denouncing "racism of any kind," a global investment firm has fired a white woman after a viral video showed her calling police to say she felt threatened by an African-American man who asked her politely to leash her dog in New York's Central Park.

Fun beats fear in Rube Goldberg contest to fetch soap amid COVID-19 crisis

22 May 2020

NEW YORK Caitlin Diel waited in the shower as her brother started their chain-reaction machine, dropping a marble into a tube that sent a toy train speeding, a deodorant stick flying and a stuffed bunny racing along a zip line to finally shoot a bar of soap into her hands. | Video

As people use COVID-19 as weapon, U.S. states mull criminal crackdowns

14 May 2020

NEW YORK Accused criminals across the United States have started using the threat of deadly COVID-19 infection as a weapon in attacks on police, retail clerks and grocers trying to keep the nation fed during lockdown.

U.S. graduates turn regalia into PPE: Wear the cap, donate the gown

07 May 2020

In this year's mostly virtual commencement ceremonies, thousands of American graduates are adorning their mortarboards with the slogan "Gowns 4 Good" after donating their gowns to healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic to use as personal protective equipment. | Video

CORRECTED-Alone but together under lockdown, New York Girl Scouts embark on bird count project

30 Apr 2020

NEW YORK, April 30 When the COVID-19 crisis hit, a Girl Scout troop in central New York thought it might have to scrap its group bird-counting trip altogether.

New York's Cuomo calls politics 'hammer into the middle' of U.S. during pandemic

29 Apr 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he was hearing the "music of a campaign season" in Washington's response to the coronavirus pandemic, warning that partisanship could drive a "hammer into the middle of this country." | Video

New York's Cuomo calls politics 'hammer into the middle' of U.S. during pandemic

29 Apr 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he was hearing the "music of a campaign season" in Washington's response to the coronavirus pandemic, warning that partisanship could drive a "hammer into the middle of this country." | Video

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