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The inspection report, obtained by THE CITY, also found other violations including old food residue on surfaces like a matcha stirrer and a cappuccino nozzle.
Apart from the obvious privacy and intimacy issues that come with reading everyone’s letters and turning them into emails, experts note that similar efforts in other states haven’t reduced contraband.
COVID shut down dozens of centers for older New Yorkers, but they are starting to reopen. Providers and patrons testified to the crucial role of these gathering places.
New York’s tech workforce is more diverse than other major hubs, but Black startup leaders say that they still face discrimination.
Seven routes across all five boroughs will soon have special baby carriage zones — without taking space from wheelchair-using customers, according to MTA sources.
The number of pet guinea pigs exploded during the pandemic as New Yorkers sought to stave off loneliness indoors. Now, it’s a problem.
With major change to an LGBTQ-favorite park on the horizon, queer beachgoers rejoiced in the annual Ms. Colombia Walk even as they face an un-shore future.
Experts say New Yorkers should come with specific, explicit questions and plans on what to do next.
More public school swim lessons, flexible hours, and adopting “shallow water” rules are all possible streams to more robust beach and pool seasons in the years to come.
Before the start of the pandemic, 1 in 5 children in the city were hungry. Now it’s 1 in 4, according to anti-hunger nonprofit City Harvest. Advocates are concerned the problem will get worse.
For many New Yorkers, shirts with “SOHK” and “Queens 7” designs captured the pride and toughness of the World’s Borough. The brand began in the Corona shop of Ortner “Von” Murray, whose life, cut short by COVID, will be honored on Saturday.
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Dozens of applicants who’d previously failed the qualifying tests were sent automated text messages this week from the Parks Department gauging their interest in taking a new accelerated class to become lifeguards.
The Parks Department is facing a dire shortage of lifeguards for the city’s dozens of pools and beaches with just 480 certified guards.
The new budget also significantly increases New York City’s “rainy day fund,” but will not be official (or detailed) until the Council’s vote next week.
Electric bills were already going up in the winter, but the summer is traditionally the season when prices soar even higher. Some New Yorkers have to make the choice between staying cool and staying fed.
With the Adams admin pushing homeless sweeps and canceling at least three shelters the pro-homeless volunteers are ramping up efforts to help other New Yorkers welcome struggling people rather than shoo them away.
A Brooklyn mother’s search for a Lakota instructor leads her to the Language Conservancy, an organization teaching Native languages even after being condemned by the Sioux Nation’s leading council earlier this month.
Five months after the city Department of Investigation suggested 13 ways to clean up the Parks Department’s Lifeguard Division, none of them have been fully acted upon as beach season is upon us.
Those who flock to the sands of Bay 1 on Riis beach — including a historically Black and brown community of trans and queer sunbathers — fear tearing down a long-abandoned medical center that acted as a shield will ruin their “utopia.”
The deaths of two French artists last month highlight a recent spike in the number of subway graffiti reports as well as the enduring allure of tagging New York trains.
Three-story 5G-transmitting towers are coming soon to a corner near you — doubling down on bringing free Wi-Fi hotspots to areas outside Manhattan.