NYC kids won’t need COVID vaccine to return to school in fall

NYC kids won't need COVID vaccine to return to school in fall

The Department of Education will not require city kids to get vaccinated before the upcoming school year, Mayor de Blasio said Tuesday. The declaration came the day after both the CUNY and SUNY systems announced that students would have to receive the COVID-19 shot before enrolling in the fall. “We look forward to welcoming back … Read more

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Teens fire BB guns from NYC hotel roof, hitting 2 women

Teens fire BB guns from NYC hotel roof, hitting 2 women

Five Florida teens were busted for firing BB guns from the rooftop of a Manhattan hotel this week — striking a tourist and another pedestrian on the street, cops said. The group — two 18-year-olds, one 17-year-old and two 16-year-olds — were shooting two BB guns on the rooftop of the Homewood Suites Hotel on … Read more

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NY’s 12-to-15-year-olds may get Pfizer by Thursday: Cuomo

NY's 12-to-15-year-olds may get Pfizer by Thursday: Cuomo

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that state health officials are ready to greenlight the Pfizer vaccine for New Yorkers ages 12 to 15 as early as Thursday, following the US FDA’s emergency approval of the drug for teens.  “This is an encouraging step in the ongoing battle against this global pandemic,” the governor said … Read more

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Man fired for not hiring ‘white and yellow’ workers: suit

Man fired for not hiring 'white and yellow' workers: suit

A nationwide dental group fired an employee for hiring too many African American and Latino staff members — and not enough “white and yellow” workers, a new lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court alleges.  United Dental Group, which is headquartered in Manhattan and has locations across the country, brought on Jose Martinez as a general … Read more

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Citi Field to offer drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations

Citi Field to offer drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations

Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be offered at the mass inoculation site at Citi Field, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. De Blasio said the drive-thru option was in addition to the onsite vaccinations.Ron Adar / M10s / MEGA Starting Thursday, New Yorkers in cars can drive up to the Queens home of the Mets … Read more

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Man throws drink at subway rider, hurls anti-Asian insult: cops

Man throws drink at subway rider, hurls anti-Asian insult: cops

A man chucked a drink at a straphanger and hurled an anti-Asian statement at him inside a Manhattan subway station, cops said. The 34-year-old victim was on the Brooklyn-bound R train platform of the 8th Street/NYU station in NoHo around 10:30 a.m. April 15 when the stranger tossed the unspecified beverage at him and snarled, … Read more

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Off-duty NYPD cop killed in Long Island Expressway crash

Off-duty NYPD cop killed in Long Island Expressway crash

An off-duty NYPD cop was killed in a single-car crash on Long Island late Monday night, according to police. Ryan McKenna, 30, was driving a 2018 Nissan Frontier east on the Long Island Expressway, just west of exit 53, when the vehicle struck the median and overturned around 10:55 p.m., Suffolk County police said. McKenna, … Read more

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Stranger punches man, breaks nose in NYC subway attack

Stranger punches man, breaks nose in NYC subway attack

A stranger repeatedly punched a 64-year-old man — breaking his nose and fracturing his face — in an unprovoked attack inside a Brooklyn train station over the weekend, cops said. The victim was on a Manhattan-bound R train at the Prospect Avenue station just after 1 p.m. Sunday when the assailant approached and began pummeling … Read more

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Two men punched, robbed in Queens road rage incident: video

Two men punched, robbed in Queens road rage incident: video

A driver punched another motorist and his passenger — and then ripped off their cell phones too during a road rage incident over the weekend, dramatic new video shows. The 23-year-old victim was driving a white Nissan Sentra out of a parking lot on 70th Street near Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights around 7 p.m. … Read more

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