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Budget Cuts Make Rangers an Endangered Species in City Parks

Corps of wildlife educators got chopped down by more than half, while beefed-up ticket-issuing enforcer squad thrives.

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NYC Businesses Say Insurance Companies Shafted Them on COVID Claims

Business interruption insurance doesn’t count during a pandemic, the industry argues. Shopkeepers and others say they just want what they believe they paid for.

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Hunts Point Market Plows Through Pandemic, Feeding New Yorkers and Avoiding Firings

Three months into the coronavirus crisis, the worst fears for one of the world’s largest food distribution centers have been averted — with not one employee laid off or furloughed.

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Unions, Pols Push NYPD to Put Civilians in More Desk Jobs Currently Held by Cops

Years-old legal order for "civilianization" remains unfulfilled, as mayoral hopeful Eric Adams says even top police posts could be filled by non-uniformed personnel.

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Here’s Why Food Delivery Drivers Worry for Their Safety, Despite Curfew Exemption

The arrest of a deliverer in Manhattan Thursday night underscored the fears of encounters with cops and protests that keep some cyclists and drivers sidelined.

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Civil Service Exams Halt, Stunting Prospects for City Employment

For first time since the 1970s fiscal crisis, tests that serve as stepping stones to government jobs are on hiatus, with alternatives in the works.

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New York City Courts Paused — But Overtime Kept Flowing

Taxpayers are on the hook for $170,000 for after-hours cleaning and maintenance, even after most courthouses closed and hearings moved to video.

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Unemployed New Yorkers Cling to Fragile Pandemic Safety Net

Help — including unemployment insurance benefits — has ramped up across New York. But summer bodes more challenges as many grapple daily with once unimaginable choices, especially as $600 weekly supplement and eviction moratorium go away this summer.

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Garbage Bag Ponchos for Workers Moving Homeless People’s Belongings

The de Blasio administration’s shift from homeless shelters to isolation hotels for people with COVID-19 leaves storage and moving staff largely unprotected from coronavirus, union officials say.

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NYC Eyes Turning Senior Centers into COVID-19 Testing Sites

The de Blasio administration is looking to use senior centers for coronavirus disease and antibody testing, but operators worry about contamination.

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Amazon Warehouse Packers Say They’re Jammed onto Staten Island Buses

Workers call on the retail giant to provide shuttle transportation so they can socially distance. They’re also seeking more service from the MTA.

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Subway Service Slowly Gets Back on Track as Transit Workers Return

With some employees rebounding from illness and isolation, more frequent service is planned to help remaining riders better socially distance.

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What You Need to Know if You’re an Essential Worker in NYC

THE CITY has heard from hundreds of essential workers. We’ve answered some of the most common questions we’ve received from the front lines.

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State Asking CUNY Staff for Help Handling Unemployment Applications

Department of Labor staffers are so busy that Albany is recruiting City University of New York employees and other civil servants to pitch in.

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City Grants Work Permits for Embattled 200 Amsterdam Ave. Tower

Crews return to controversial Upper West Side site as developers say wind threatens the unfinished building and officials OK "emergency work."

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New Yorkers’ Coronavirus Questions, Answered by THE CITY

Do I have to pay rent? Are homemade masks helpful? What’s up with the federal stimulus? We tackle readers’ questions on getting through the pandemic.

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New Exceptions in Construction Shutdown Keep Thousands of NYC Sites Open

Permitted "essential" projects — including hotels, a Queens Target and apartment renovations — go on despite Gov. Cuomo’s March order to limit work.

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Nurses Face Scores More Deaths Due to Protective Gear Shortage, Union Suit Charges

Union lawsuits estimate that three out of four New York nurses have been exposed to coronavirus — and that 250 could die of COVID-19.

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Some Hospitals Defy Cuomo Panel Mask-on-Demand Order, Nurses Charge

Workers say protective equipment remains scarce, despite ruling. Meanwhile, public hospital nurses plan a protest over doctor’s note sick day edict.

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Staten Island’s ‘Restaurant Row’ Battles for Survival

Minthorne Street, once a symbol of the borough’s economic revival hopes, is now at a make-or-break point as the landlord bands with tenants to fight.

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