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Steve Olsen, left, owner of the West Bank Café, sends a to-go order to the kitchen as Janet Momjian works at the bar in the empty restaurant,(AP)

Well-loved venues at New York City receive financial boosts by online campaigns

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:06 PM IST
Married couple Tom and Michael D’Angora, who live in Hell's Kitchen, first started a GoFundMe campaign on behalf of the West Bank Cafe/Laurie Beechman Theater.
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The image shows Wesley Ryan cuddling his cat.(Twitter)
The image shows Wesley Ryan cuddling his cat.(Twitter)

Man tries to record audition tape but his kitty has other intentions. Watch hilarious video

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:59 PM IST
People couldn’t stop gushing at the adorable cat’s continuous demand for attention.
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New York Police officers block a street leaving Times Square ahead of the New Year's Celebration Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Police officers block a street leaving Times Square ahead of the New Year's Celebration Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Covid-19: No crowd allowed for New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | New York
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 07:47 AM IST
Citing concerns over the pandemic, the New York City police closed the Crossroads of the World to vehicles and pedestrians at midnight and dispersed onlookers venturing into a so-called “frozen zone.”
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Artist rendering of the concourse inside the Moynihan Train Hall.(Bloomberg)
Artist rendering of the concourse inside the Moynihan Train Hall.(Bloomberg)

NYC’s Moynihan Train Hall is about to transform travel

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York City
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:05 AM IST
For a symbol of life-altering change in New York City next year, hundreds of thousands of East Coast train travellers and commuters need look no farther than the January 1 opening of the Moynihan Train Hall.
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Elli AvrRam thought it would be cool to give her name an extra r! Outfit: Victoria’s Secret
Elli AvrRam thought it would be cool to give her name an extra r! Outfit: Victoria’s Secret

“Money or fame? I’d pick money!” says actor Elli AvrRam

By Rupali Dean | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:54 AM IST
The actor gets candid about her favourite city to sleep in, her bed time habits and her cat, Charles
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Forced to forgo planned gatherings because of social-distancing rules, they’re suddenly flush with extra cash in the best buyers’ market in a decade.(Unsplash)
Forced to forgo planned gatherings because of social-distancing rules, they’re suddenly flush with extra cash in the best buyers’ market in a decade.(Unsplash)

NYC couples are delaying weddings and buying apartments instead

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York City
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:31 PM IST
New York City couples who called off wedding festivities during the pandemic are finding comfort -- and opportunity -- in real estate.
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Swara Bhasker dazzles at the I-View World Film Festival in sultry emerald saree(Instagram/reallyswara/aakritikochar)
Swara Bhasker dazzles at the I-View World Film Festival in sultry emerald saree(Instagram/reallyswara/aakritikochar)

Swara Bhasker looks breathtaking as she dazzles at the I-View World Film Festival in an emerald georgette saree

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 10:32 AM IST
Swara Bhasker makes heads turn with her smoking hot look in a leheriya saree from Amit Aggarwal’s couture collection at the I-View World Film Festival and we can’t help but feel the mercury go up instantly this winter | Check ravishing pictures inside
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Health officials say the virus does not appear to be spreading rapidly in classrooms themselves, perhaps because children may be less likely to spread or contract the virus. Instead, many cases among youngsters and educators have been traced to activities outside school.(AP file photo)
Health officials say the virus does not appear to be spreading rapidly in classrooms themselves, perhaps because children may be less likely to spread or contract the virus. Instead, many cases among youngsters and educators have been traced to activities outside school.(AP file photo)

US schools go back and forth on in-person learning

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:04 AM IST
The nation’s largest school district, with 1 million students, had shut down in-person learning just two weeks ago but decided to bring back preschoolers and elementary school children after parents pushed for it and the mayor concluded it was safe to do so with beefed-up testing.
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An NYPD officer walks along a sparsely populated Wall Street in the Manhattan borough of New York.(Representational Image / AP)
An NYPD officer walks along a sparsely populated Wall Street in the Manhattan borough of New York.(Representational Image / AP)

At least 2 US marshals, suspect shot in New York, say police

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | New York
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:26 PM IST
The New York Police Department said the shooting happened about 5:30 a.m. but didn’t immediately have information about the conditions of those shot.
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More than a hundred blocks north of Manhattan’s shuttered theatre district but on that same famed thoroughfare, an actor recently read his lines from a huge stage.(Pixabay)
More than a hundred blocks north of Manhattan’s shuttered theatre district but on that same famed thoroughfare, an actor recently read his lines from a huge stage.(Pixabay)

Theatre uses its creativity to defy pandemic and stage shows

By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Live theatre is uniquely tested by the virus, one reason it will be among the last sectors to return to normal. Props and costumes are usually touched by dozens each night, an orchestra is crammed into a pit, backstage areas are small and shared, and audiences are usually packed into seats.
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Enter Instagram. “It’s all about creating a vibe,” said Christine Blackburn, a New York-based sales director with Compass, of the growing use of social media to move properties.(Unsplash)
Enter Instagram. “It’s all about creating a vibe,” said Christine Blackburn, a New York-based sales director with Compass, of the growing use of social media to move properties.(Unsplash)

NY  developers hire influencers to sell homes during pandemic

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:38 PM IST
With work from home making tiny apartments hard to sell and a luxury market drowning in condos, New York City real estate agents have been resorting to Instagram influencers to lure both young, first-time buyers and wealthier prospects amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Americans face new Covid-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving(Twitter/merrick_ivy)
Americans face new Covid-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving(Twitter/merrick_ivy)

Covid-19: Americans brace for new restrictions after Thanksgiving amid nationwide surge in coronavirus cases

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The holiday gatherings over the long weekend in America have resulted in a disastrous fallout of Covid-19 cases across the US which is already leading the world with the highest coronavirus transmissions, stay-at-home orders and strict new measures imposed for those travelling
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New York City’s public schools opened to in-person learning starting in September for students whose parents had chosen bricks-and-mortar schooling. School buildings closed again Nov. 19 amid rising Covid-19 infections in the city.(AFP Photo)
New York City’s public schools opened to in-person learning starting in September for students whose parents had chosen bricks-and-mortar schooling. School buildings closed again Nov. 19 amid rising Covid-19 infections in the city.(AFP Photo)

New York City to reopen schools, even as Covid spread intensifies

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New York
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 07:04 AM IST
The announcement marks a major policy reversal for the nation’s largest school system, less than two weeks after de Blasio announced that schools were shutting down because of a rising number of Covid-19 cases in the city.
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The incident has prompted people to share all sorts of replies.(Twitter/@BobHoldenNYC)
The incident has prompted people to share all sorts of replies.(Twitter/@BobHoldenNYC)

Huge sinkhole swallows car in New York, pics shared on Twitter

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:59 PM IST
New York City Council member Robert Holden took to Twitter to share the images of a SUV nose-down inside the sinkhole.
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Dinkins’ death came just weeks after the death of his wife, Joyce, who died in October at the age of 89.(AP file photo)
Dinkins’ death came just weeks after the death of his wife, Joyce, who died in October at the age of 89.(AP file photo)

NYC’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New York
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 01:53 PM IST
Dinkins died Monday, the New York City Police Department confirmed. The department said officers were called to the former mayor’s home in the evening. Initial indications were that he died of natural causes.
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Parents of hundreds of thousands of kids must find alternative arrangements by Thursday, after mayor Bill de Blasio said the city had reached a 3% positivity rate that triggered a temporary halt to in-class instruction.(AP)
Parents of hundreds of thousands of kids must find alternative arrangements by Thursday, after mayor Bill de Blasio said the city had reached a 3% positivity rate that triggered a temporary halt to in-class instruction.(AP)

US deaths top 250,000, Tokyo on high alert as Covid-19 cases soar

By Agencies | Tokyo/Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 02:41 AM IST
New York City to shut schools as NY state sees most US deaths, at 34,000; Japan’s capital alarmed over 500 single-day cases.
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A patient arrives outside Maimonides Medical Center, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in Brooklyn, New York, US, on November 17, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
A patient arrives outside Maimonides Medical Center, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in Brooklyn, New York, US, on November 17, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Tired to the bone’: Hospitals in US overwhelmed with Covid-19 cases

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:34 AM IST
The number of people in the hospital with Covid-19 in the US has doubled in the past month and set new records every day this week. As of Tuesday, nearly 77,000 were hospitalized with the virus.
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A worker passes pipework at the Naftna Industrija Srbija AD (NIS) deep oil processing and refining complex, operated by Gazprom PJSC, in Pancevo, Serbia, on Wednesday.(Bloomberg)
A worker passes pipework at the Naftna Industrija Srbija AD (NIS) deep oil processing and refining complex, operated by Gazprom PJSC, in Pancevo, Serbia, on Wednesday.(Bloomberg)

Oil pares gains as fresh Covid-19 curbs stoke demand concerns

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:59 AM IST
Vaccine-related developments have helped drive oil prices to the upper end of its recent trading range, but further gains have been limited as a resurgent coronavirus in the US and Europe leads to renewed restrictions.
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The city’s public school students will now be taught entirely online, as most already are. As of the end of October, only about 25% of students had gone to class in school this fall, far fewer than officials had expected.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
The city’s public school students will now be taught entirely online, as most already are. As of the end of October, only about 25% of students had gone to class in school this fall, far fewer than officials had expected.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

New York City schools to close again to stop renewed spread of Covid-19

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New York
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:14 AM IST
The nation’s largest public school system will halt in-person learning Thursday, sending more than 1 million children into all-online classes, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
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People line up to receive free holiday boxes of food from the Food Bank For New York City ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, U.S., November 16, 2020.(REUTERS)
People line up to receive free holiday boxes of food from the Food Bank For New York City ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, U.S., November 16, 2020.(REUTERS)

New York organisation serves free Turkey dinner to people amid pandemic woes

By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | New York
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Food Bank for New York City said it was partnering with supermarket chain Stop & Shop to give away 2,000 turkeys over the next two weeks.
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Among people who were never infected with the new coronavirus, a few adults - and many children - may have antibodies that can neutralize the virus.(Pixabay)
Among people who were never infected with the new coronavirus, a few adults - and many children - may have antibodies that can neutralize the virus.(Pixabay)

Common cold antibodies hold clues to Covid-19 behavior; lung scans speed Covid-19 diagnosis in stroke patients

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 04:40 PM IST
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.
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New Yorkers Torres, Jones become first gay Black men elected to US Congress(Twitter/mondokoosh)
New Yorkers Torres, Jones become first gay Black men elected to US Congress(Twitter/mondokoosh)

LGBT+ rights: New York City’s Ritchie Torres-Mondaire Jones become first gay Black men elected to US Congress

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New York
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 10:52 AM IST
‘LGBTQ people of colour will have a seat at one of the most powerful tables, the United States Congress’: Ritchie Torres on being elected as US Congress’ first gay Black man, along with New York’s Mondaire Jones
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Rajkumar, a Stanford-educated lawyer and an immigrant rights advocate, will represent New York City in the New York State Assembly, representing the 38th Assembly district.(Twitter/@JeniferRajkumar)
Rajkumar, a Stanford-educated lawyer and an immigrant rights advocate, will represent New York City in the New York State Assembly, representing the 38th Assembly district.(Twitter/@JeniferRajkumar)

Indian-American lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar becomes first South Asian woman to be elected to New York State Assembly

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New York
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 01:52 PM IST
Rajkumar is a lawyer and a professor at the City University of New York. She is also a former New York state government official.
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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr held a repatriation ceremony for 45 objects that were among those recovered in New York City. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr held a repatriation ceremony for 45 objects that were among those recovered in New York City. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Antiquities recovered in 2015 in NYC given back to Pakistan

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Religious relics and sculptures dating to the 2nd century that were recovered by authorities in 2015 were turned over on Monday to representatives of the government of Pakistan.
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Researchers say their study supports the proper use of PPE and other measures to protect emergency workers around the world.(Pixabay)
Researchers say their study supports the proper use of PPE and other measures to protect emergency workers around the world.(Pixabay)

Study shows Covid-19 risk to firefighters, emergency medical workers in New York City

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:45 AM IST
Firefighters and emergency medical workers in New York City were 15 times more likely to be infected during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic compared to the general public.
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Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Here’s why most dentists have experienced aggression from patients

By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | New York
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Roughly half of U.S. dentists experienced verbal or reputational aggression by patients in the past year, and nearly one in four endured physical aggression, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.
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Visitors wearing protective masks observe COVID-19 prevention protocols as they browse the "Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.(AP)
Visitors wearing protective masks observe COVID-19 prevention protocols as they browse the "Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.(AP)

Painting missing for 60 years by American artist Jacob Lawrence rediscovered

By Associated Press | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 08:37 PM IST
A sharp-eyed visitor to the Met had neighbors with a Lawrence painting in their collection and, suspecting it might be part of the series, encouraged the owners to contact the New York museum.
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In Hester Diamond’s apartment: Jorg Lederer’s Saint Sebastian (left), estimated from $600,000 to $1.2 million, and Dustin Yellin’s Small Figure No. 48 ​​​​​​.(Bloomberg)
In Hester Diamond’s apartment: Jorg Lederer’s Saint Sebastian (left), estimated from $600,000 to $1.2 million, and Dustin Yellin’s Small Figure No. 48 ​​​​​​.(Bloomberg)

Beastie Boys’ Mike D is selling his mom’s $30 million art collection

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 08:18 PM IST
“My mom and dad were completely integrated into the New York City contemporary art world before I was born,” says Diamond of his dealer-collector parents.
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Milind Soman-Ankita Konwar enjoy a ‘delicious autumn’ in the US(Instagram/ankita_earthy)
Milind Soman-Ankita Konwar enjoy a ‘delicious autumn’ in the US(Instagram/ankita_earthy)

Milind Soman-Ankita Konwar enjoy a ‘delicious autumn’ in the US and these travel pictures are proof

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Milind Soman-Ankita Konwar’s latest travel pictures from the US makes fans ‘love the colours of fall’ and we don’t blame them
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DuCharme, who was sworn into office in July, said a team of senior prosecutors in his office agreed “to take a pause on” other cases to help support the office’s expanded violent crime efforts.(Bloomberg Photo)
DuCharme, who was sworn into office in July, said a team of senior prosecutors in his office agreed “to take a pause on” other cases to help support the office’s expanded violent crime efforts.(Bloomberg Photo)

Federal crackdown aims to curb violent crime spike in New York City

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New York
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Acting US Attorney Seth DuCharme said he was taking action to address a sharp rise in gun violence in New York City. He attributed the uptick to a “permissiveness” that has taken hold amid the coronavirus pandemic and the civil unrest that followed the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.
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