Mayor de Blasio has often said April 5 was a “demarcation line” in the coronavirus fight. Now it is just days away, and supplies are still badly needed.
Azinyc just reported an additional 235 covid-19 deaths this evening, bringing its one-day total to 278.
that is nyc's largest one-day total so far.
my colleagues have more data, context, ways to help and more, here
Josef Neumann had been gravely injured in the machete assault in a Hasidic rabbi’s home in Monsey, N.Y., northwest of New York City.
AziICYMI: Defense lawyer said rabbi’s death, while tragic, was perhaps not solely the result of injuries he suffered during the attack.
“I think we already know the coronavirus, from everything we read, can prey on pl who have weakened immune systems..."
County Executive Ryan McMahon said Central New York is competing with other communities.
AziCounty executive obtained 60 ventilators.
County executive won't say from where.
“We’re not going to give away our supply chains right now because it is that competitive"
story via @syracusedotcom
A huge increase in testing capacity in the state and the quickening spread of the virus has yielded sobering news.
March 18, 5:30 pm:
• 2,009 cases
• 19 deaths
March 20, 10 a.m.
• 5,147 cases
• 29 deaths
Info is moving very fast.
My colleagues on @NYTMetro have helpful info: nytimes.com/2020/03/20/nyr…
After an MS-13 witness was killed, the police commissioner blamed a new criminal justice law. Court documents show otherwise.
AziThis is a pretty big correction from a high-ranking law enforcement official:
"Commissioner Ryder walked back his comments on Wednesday night, saying there was 'no direct link between the death of Wilmer Maldonado Rodriguez and criminal justice reform.’”
Even as New York transit emerged from a crisis, a feud grew between Andy Byford, the subway leader, and his boss, Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Azi“They are working here?” Mr. Cuomo asked.
Not a soul was in sight.
“Yes, sir,” the man replied, nodding vigorously.
“They must be very short people,” Mr. Cuomo said. “Or invisible.”
nytimes.com/2020/02/03/nyr… via @NYTimes
The ban protects animals and slaps wealthy gourmands. But upstate, hundreds of low-wage immigrant laborers are bracing for the impact.
Azi"Almost all of the foie gras produced in the United States comes from two duck farms in Sullivan County, where about 400 workers, mostly immigrants from Mexico and Central America, rely on it for their livelihood.”
Story via @johnleland"
“We can’t have movements that strip us of our fundamental rights,” said Donna Rotunno, who has faced criticism from feminists.
Azi“She put the teenage girl thru a brutal cross-examination, bc ‘her story was not great.’ Afterward, she asked the prosecutor to pass a message on to the girl: ‘Tell her I had a job to do. I don’t want this to define what happens to her.’”
nytimes.com/2020/01/14/nyr… via @NYTimes
From the start, the police realized that the slaying of the Barnard student would be compared to the infamous 1989 attack on a jogger.
Azi"On the night of the killing, [NYPD] took the unusual step of calling in prosecutors almost immediately to minimize any chance that investigators would repeat missteps made in the #CentralPark5 case, officials said.” — @AshleyAtTimes & @jimdwyernyt
These junkyards and repair shops in Queens, long a haven and a vital source of jobs, are facing their final days.
Azi"In the 1960s, business owners hired a young Queens lawyer named Mario M. Cuomo … to stop a development led by the master planner Robert Moses, who once described the area as an 'eyesore and a disgrace to the borough of Queens.’”
The pathologist hired by Mr. Epstein’s brother said evidence suggested strangulation. The authorities disputed the claim.
AziNEW, in the Jeffrey Epstein case:
"I stand firmly behind our determination of the cause and manner of death in this case,” NYC’s OCME says in response to claims made today by a forensic pathologist hired by Epstein’s family.
Emotions are running high today, as a top NYPD official will deliver her recommendation on whether to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo for his role in the death of Eric Garner. But emotion shouldn’t de…
AziAnd the front page I'm looking at today is the @nypost's. They say #EricGarner's death wasn't Pantaleo's fault & if he's fired, other cops may pull back.
In a way, that's what activist hope: that this will send a message to other officers
• editorial: nypost.com/2019/08/01/the…pic.twitter.com/6UnTM7koxe
Tuesday: The men were friends in the way that public figures in the city can be.
Azi"Only a New Yorker understands: An outer borough person has a different psychology than an inner-Manhattan power circle kind of guy,” @TheRevAl Sharpton said about @RealDonaldTrump on a @BuzzFeedBen podcast in 2017.