New York governor says some areas outside New York City ready to reopen this week

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that several regions of the state outside New York City could start reopening their economies this weekend after meeting criteria related to hospitalizations and testing for the coronavirus, demonstrating that they are “ready to go.” Cuomo said that the Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Southern […]

Coronavirus updates: Cuomo says New York death rate at ‘terribly high level’

While many countries around the world and cities in the U.S. are pointing toward positive signs that social distancing might be finally flattening the curve, the novel coronavirus death toll continues to be staggering with at least 113,000 deceased. The U.S. is the global leader in the number of cases and deaths. More than 21,692 […]

New York sees glimmer of progress against coronavirus, New Orleans worsens

(Reuters) – New York state, leading the nation in coronavirus infections and deaths, is showing tentative signs of curbing the spread of the disease, the governor said on Wednesday, even as fatalities in New York City jumped while the health crisis deepened in hard-hit New Orleans and elsewhere. The rate of hospitalizations in New York […]

New York drinkers toast rise in booze-free craft cocktails

NEW YORK (Reuters) – John deBary has spent more than a decade working in New York’s cocktail scene, helping to spearhead the craft cocktail movement as a bartender at PDT (Please Don’t Tell) and then as beverage director with the Momofuku Restaurant Group. In search of what he called “undiscovered country,” deBary began thinking about […]

Harvey Weinstein posts $2M bond under New York state’s new bail reform statute

Weinstein is expected to go to trial on Jan. 6 for rape and sex assault charges. December 11, 2019, 6:03 PM 4 min read A New York judge raised Harvey Weinstein’s bail package on Wednesday from $1 million to $5 million following claims that he violated his ankle bracelet monitoring requirements dozens of times. Defense […]

Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

In Hong Kong, a pro-democracy landslide Record-setting throngs turned out Sunday for local elections, offering overwhelming support for the pro-democracy movement in a vivid expression of the city’s aspirations and its anger with the Chinese government. Voters were choosing the district council, a lower rung of elected office focused on community issues like noise complaints […]