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Thursday, September 09, 2021
The back-to-school season typically coincides with the annual resurgence of colds and allergies. But this year, there’s a COVID pandemic layered on top.
Thursday, September 02, 2021
As Hurricane Ida proved, the region still isn’t coping well with climate change, the wrath of severe storms and the perpetual threats posed by flash floods.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Thousands of New York City classrooms have been cleared as having adequate ventilation for safe, in-person instruction even though they do not meet the COVID-19 standards.
Monday, August 30, 2021
The size of the task is daunting, as 1 million students prepare to return to the nation’s largest public school system.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
New York has long-standing issues with zoonotic spillover events.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
PFAS chemicals can take years to leave the human body. They’re so widespread that most Americans have some level of PFAS in their blood.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
As of Monday, 58% of city workers—or 211,115 people—have received at least one dose of the vaccines, according to data provided by the mayor’s office.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
The mayor has now expanded the policy to nightclubs, pools, all city museums and other cultural institutions.
Monday, August 16, 2021
New Jersey and Connecticut adopted the new recommendation from federal regulators over the weekend, while New York followed suit Monday morning.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
NYC Councilmember Mark Levine sees an opportunity to hit the reset button on New York's COVID response.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
The report says recent progress has slowed the release of carbon, and immediate measures could waylay the worst of future droughts, heat waves and rain-soaked floods.
Friday, August 06, 2021
New York City will soon require vaccination before people can partake in activities like indoor dining. But cybersecurity experts are worried about the city’s new vaccine passport.
Thursday, August 05, 2021
More than 250 barbershop and salon owners across New York and New Jersey are participating in vaccine outreach via the 'Shots at the Shop' program.
Monday, August 02, 2021
Anticipation was high on Monday when Mayor de Blasio and New York Governor Cuomo held separate press briefings to discuss masking policy.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising a teen vaccination blitz before fall.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Particulate matter in the city's air is 2 to 3 times higher now than it was at the end of June.
Monday, July 19, 2021
Pediatrician and infectious disease expert Dr. Sean O’Leary discusses the risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination in teens.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Fountain House pioneered the clubhouse model, when it was founded by a group of psychiatric patients in the 1940s. The idea has since proliferated across the globe.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The leaders of unions representing city workers voted Wednesday to shift retiree health benefits to a new plan under Medicare Advantage.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Because COVID-19 vaccines remain unavailable for anyone under 12, many parents are in the awkward position of being protected against the virus while their kids are not.