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The federal government has rolled out two rounds of the Paycheck Protection Program — providing small businesses with money to keep employees paid and employed while preventing layoffs and furloughs — but hasn’t done much for housing co-operatives, which U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel says have been left out in the cold. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks it’s time for New York City to start down the long road past the “new normal” and closer to life beyond the coronavirus pandemic. more
When Jeff Garcia retired from the New York Police Department in 2015, he wanted follow his passions by starting his own business. Of course, doing that was easier said than done. But after Garcia brainstormed with one of his former partners from his cop days, they settled on two passions virtually everyone has in common: coffee and wine.  more
For many college students, May is the month of commencements and graduation speeches. But then again, this is 2020, and it’s no typical year with the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the glamour of the pomp and circumstance surrounding finally getting that degree is lost. more
Since before the Obama administration ended, unemployment has been so low, at below 4 percent, it seemed anyone who wanted a job could get one. The coronavirus changed that, however, with figures jumping to more than 14 percent in April — its highest since the Great Depression. Millions are out of work, and even with financial help from the federal government, many still can’t pay bills — like rent. more
Crunching numbers isn’t for everyone. But when those numbers contain important information — especially critical for everyday life — many have turned to data released by a number of sources announcing everything from new SARS-CoV-2 infections, to hospitalizations, and especially to deaths. more
Eliot Engel is not here in New York, hasn’t really been in New York since about the time the coronavirus pandemic started in March, and won’t apologize for it. In fact, the congressman — who has been holed up in his Maryland home just outside of Washington, D.C. for weeks — says he’s exactly where he needs to be. more
Hospital capacity slipped a little going into Thursday, prolonging New York City's hope of becoming the last region in the state to start reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Since the … more
The hole in New York's state budget might be measured in billions, but lawmakers are hoping Gov. Andrew Cuomo will find a spare $100 million in Albany's couch cushions to cover late and missed rent payments by many low-income tenants since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. more
It’s typically the kick-off for the summer, and a time when many in New York — and other colder states — can finally head back to the beach. more
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