New York City will increase testing at schools and relax quarantine rules.

New York City will introduce weekly coronavirus testing at all public schools starting next week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday, as officials try to strengthen safety protocols. The city’s powerful teachers’ union called on Sunday for the city to conduct weekly surveillance testing in schools, instead of the current policy of testing students …

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Making Streetside Dining Permanent

It’s Monday. Today we’ll look at “streeteries” — amid a wider discussion about the street space they now occupy and whether the city would be better off if some of them went back inside. The coronavirus pandemic moved New York City’s restaurants onto the sidewalks and into the streets. Now the city is moving to …

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Cuomo Ally Resigns From Post as State Watchdog

Two top staffers, Melissa DeRosa and Richard Azzopardi, as well as Linda Lacewell, the head of Department of Financial Services, have moved on after the attorney general’s report found they had helped the former governor respond to and contain allegations of sexual harassment. And three Cuomo appointees to the ethics commission — Camille Varlack, Daniel …

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Footage Reveals New Details in Tourist Melee at N.Y.C. Restaurant

Amid the dueling accounts, a Black Lives Matter activist said his group planned to demonstrate outside Carmine’s on Monday to protest the treatment of Black patrons. “Restaurants are using vaccine mandates to enforce their racist beliefs and excluding Black patrons,” said Hawk Newsome, the co-founder and chairman of Black Lives Matter Greater New York. Restaurants …

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Seeing New York Fashion Week

Fashion now After a long pause, it feels (a little) like old times. Despite an uncertain summer, New York Fashion Week came roaring back, bringing with it a beautiful blur of shows that were staged all around the city, with the Met Gala acting as the splashy grand finale. As the fashion crowd travels east …

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