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Prisoners Hoping for Mercy Place Little Faith in Cuomo

Despite the governor’s promise of a progressive overhaul of the clemency process, very few people have made the cut. Cuomo’s 24 commutations in his term don’t match the pace of his father. Meanwhile, the pandemic has upped the stakes.

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NYC Principals Fear Empty Virtual Summer School Classes

New teachers plus tech issues and few counselors could add up to remote instruction troubles with 178K students expected to need help, educators say.

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Brooklyn Field Hospital Shuts After $21 Million Construction — and Zero Patients

City hired Texas contractor to transform Brooklyn Cruise Terminal into a 670-bed COVID-crisis center that opened and closed within weeks, unused.

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In Emptier Manhattan, Low Census Responses Prompt Outreach to Those Who Left

In some wealthy areas like the Upper East Side’s "Gold Coast," Census responses are dragging behind 2010 figures by double digits amid the pandemic.

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Cuomo’s Pharmacy COVID Testing Prescription Remains Unfilled

Independent pharmacists say they need guidance and gear to follow the governor’s executive order allowing them to swab customers for COVID-19.

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Staten Island GOP Politicians Rally Around Reopening NYC

Most Republican officials and candidates in the only borough to vote Trump want to move faster than Gov. Cuomo’s plan. There’s one major exception…

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Nearly 180K Students Slated for Summer School Remote Classes

The "unprecedented effort" underscores the scale of learning loss officials are bracing for as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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How Some New Yorkers With Mental Illness are Coping During the Pandemic

From avoiding TV to finding refuge in books, video games and family, people grappling with added stress shared how they’re dealing with trying times.

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NYC Eyes Schools as Social Distance-Friendly Cooling Centers

While officials haven’t decided whether in-person summer school is a go, they’re looking at air-conditioned classrooms as a refuge from the heat.

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De Blasio Vows to Break Up NYC Homeless Shelter Crowds

The mayor reacted after photos THE CITY obtained showed social distancing nightmares at two facilities — scenes one official called "heartbreaking."

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COVID Sends Public Housing-Zone Residents to Hospitals At Unusually High Rates

New state data shows residents of ZIP codes with NYCHA developments are likelier than other New Yorkers to get sick enough to need inpatient care.

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What You Need to Know to Vote in New York’s June Primary

Are we going to the polls? How can you get an absentee ballot? What’s up with the presidential race? We answer your questions about the June 23 vote.

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Homeless Sent from Subways to Social Distancing Nightmares

Pictures show a human sprawl along the stairs at Manhattan’s 30th Street Men’s Shelter. A similar scene was captured at a Wards Island facility.

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City Cancels $91 Million Ventilator Contract With De Blasio Donor

Digital Gadgets still keeps millions in city coronavirus protective gear deals as owner Charlie Tebele joins mayor’s small business advisory panel.

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Public Advocate Demands Schools Clear Families Probed for Skipping Online School

Jumaane Williams asked the schools chancellor to purge records and step up outreach to families struggling to get kids signed on for remote learning.

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How NYC Schools Officials Played Down the COVID-19 Threat

Internal emails and interviews with teachers uncovered a pattern of information withheld about presumed and even positive cases at crucial points.

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How Old Subway Fines Blocked New Yorkers’ State Tax Refunds

Gov. Cuomo halted collection of some debts owed to the state — but his MTA intercepted tax refunds to cover long-ago summonses. That could change.

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NYC Shuttles Homeless Men from Subway to Packed Shelter

Amid the overnight train shutdown, caravans take men to Manhattan’s notorious 30th St. Shelter where social distancing to stop coronavirus is elusive.

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Cuomo’s Gates-Led ‘Reimagine’ Schools Bid Snubs Current NYC Teachers, Parents

The effort, led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, excludes current New York City teachers, principals and parents — to the ire of City Hall.

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Calls for Probe of Nursing Home That Sent Comedian’s Kin to Wrong Cemetery

Long-term care watchdog and Bay Ridge pol say state should investigate the home that billed comic Elayne Boosler’s Jewish cousin for Catholic burial.