The New York City Recovery Index: June 20

New York City’s Economic Recovery Index rose two points for the week ending June 11, 2022, to a score of 75 out of 100. Strong increases were seen in vacant homes and restaurant reservations , as well as a slight increase in home sales. Meanwhile, subway ridership saw a slight decline, while the COVID-19 hospitalization … Read more

The New York City Pride March Grand Marshal made history as the first transgender athlete on the NCAA Men’s Division I team

NEW YORK CITY – A swimmer who made history as the first transgender athlete to compete on an NCAA Division I men’s team, is now one of the grand marshals of this year’s Pride Parade in New York. York. Schuyler Bailar not only agrees to be first, but considers it a badge of honor. The … Read more

US lawmakers agree to bipartisan gun safety bill

Gun control supporters, like this protester at the “March for Our Lives” in Washington on June 11, 2022, have not seen significant federal reforms since 1994 US senators on Tuesday unveiled a bill addressing the nation’s epidemic of gun violence as they lock in a narrow set of reforms that were nonetheless hailed as the … Read more

Pride Month Town Hall: “Unapologetically Us,” airing Wednesday at 10 a.m.

NEW YORK (WABC) — As New York prepares for Pride this Sunday, we invite you to join us for a special town hall dedicated to issues facing the LGBTQ+ community. Join us Wednesday at 10 a.m. for “We Shameless,” a Pride Month Town Hall hosted by Eyewitness News anchor Ken Rosato. You can watch Town … Read more

A 22-year-old man was shot in the head inside a Staten Island grocery store; the police are looking for 3 suspects

STATEN ISLAND, New York (WABC) – A 22-year-old man was shot in the head inside a Staten Island grocery store on Tuesday night. Police said the shooting happened inside 35 Victory Boulevard, St. George around 5:45 p.m. They say the victim was shot in the head while inside. READ ALSO | College basketball star killed … Read more

New York must learn from San Francisco’s drug failure

Attention New York politicians – want proof that so-called safe injection sites do it nothing to help communities suffering from the opioid epidemic? Look no further than San Francisco. The Mayor of London Breed has taken steps to close the ‘Liaison Centre’ in the heart of the Tenderloin district – where she declared a state … Read more

3 women critical after cab jumps off sidewalk in Midtown Manhattan; a group lifts the cabin of the victims

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) – Six people were injured, three seriously, when a taxi hit a cyclist, jumped a sidewalk and slammed into a group of pedestrians in Midtown Manhattan. It happened just before 1 p.m. Monday on Broadway at 29th Street. Authorities say the taxi was heading west on 29th Street, turning left onto Broadway … Read more

COVID’s Ground Zero, Spring 2020: A doctor, a hospital, and a traumatized New York

Granted full access to the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital system (from CEO to maintenance teams), the author – a vanity lounge writer at large – crafted a saga of bravery, ingenuity and loyalty amid horrific conditions in one of the world’s greatest hospitals as he battled COVID (from America’s first reported case to the … Read more

Police: 3 seriously injured when taxi jumps onto Broadway sidewalk

NEW YORK — A cab turning on a narrow section of Broadway hit a cyclist, then swerved onto a Manhattan sidewalk and into a group of pedestrians on Monday afternoon, seriously injuring three people, police said. The crash spurred onlookers into action, police said, with passers-by rushing to try and lift the taxi from two … Read more