Covid-19

Independent Budget Office finds 10% fewer tax filers earned above $750K in the pandemic’s first year.
The reasons for enrollment declines are complex, and appear to include the lure of new school construction on one hand, and the high cost of living on the other.
Nuevos datos del Departamento de Salud de la ciudad apuntan a la disparidad de raza y género que podría surgir de enfermedades preexistentes y del acceso a la atención médica.
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As special pandemic funds dwindle and ridership remains low, MTA says it needs new sources of income.
The borough’s community refrigerators — fewer than during the pandemic — are strapped for cash as well as volunteers to transport food.
New data from the city health department points to disparities in race and gender that may stem from preexisting conditions and access to care.
Just 47% of workers are in business districts on any given weekday — dashing any hopes for a fall return to the workplace.
As the university struggles with declining enrollment, an intrusive PCR testing system with no clear purpose has become one more obstacle for faculty members and students — especially those at community colleges.
New York City’s share of U.S. securities industry jobs is now less than one in five, says state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, down from one in three in the 2000s.
Join THE CITY at Brooklyn Public Library’s Spring Creek branch this Thursday, Oct. 27, to share your reflections about the pandemic
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Join THE CITY’s memorial project, MISSING THEM, for conversation at a community fair on 123rd Street in Harlem this Sunday, Oct. 2.
The nonprofit that built PortSide Park was told on Friday to cease and desist, or get booted off the pier entirely. By Monday, the community space was gone.
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The transit agency’s flippant new signs deliver poor public health messaging, disability advocates charge.
Mayor Eric Adams scrapped the requirement on Tuesday along with the vaccine mandate for private employers.
Join THE CITY’s Missing Them project for a conversation in Elmhurst, Queens with free food and PPE from local nonprofit Woodside on the Move.
Documents show the mayor’s counsel readying to recruit pro bono legal staffing from private law firms, as low pay and strict work conditions leave hundreds of jobs vacant.
Preliminary stats from Councilmember Gale Brewer ahead of a Friday hearing show deep holes in staffing at key city safety agencies.
Vaccines won’t be required for most students, and masking will be optional for those who haven’t recently been infected.
The program involved pulling students out of class, sometimes for up to 30 minutes — but the majority of students did not consent to testing, which left some children getting swabbed repeatedly.