Jamestown, NYObserver

No more lawsuits for school lunch debts

Legislation to prevent school districts from filing a lawsuit against parents or guardians over unpaid school lunch debts is being sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his approval. Earlier this week, the state Assembly passed A.6527A by a 118-30 vote with Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown voting against the proposal. Companion legislation passed the state Senate in early June by a 63-0 vote.
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New York City, NYt2conline.com

Eyes On New York, The Ride’s World Premiere on Staten Island, Takes Flight July 1

Critically acclaimed and five-star rated, The Ride is proud to announce, Eyes On New York, a new experiential entertainment in The Ride’s global tradition of family fun. This interactive theatrical journey is drenched in music, uplifted by dance and driven by renewal. In a New Performance Space dedicated, created and built for The Ride’s proprietary experiential technology.
New York City, NYCosmopolitan

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are back together!

Get ready to say 'Mum and Dad' in your best Keeping Up With The Kardashians voice, because Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are back together. The pair made a red carpet appearance in New York yesterday [15 June] with daughter Stormi, before later sharing snaps from the event on Instagram. This is the moment fans have all been waiting for!

Rita Moreno Tells 'In the Heights' Critics 'Can't You Just Wait a While?'

Rita Moreno has spoken out in defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda, amid criticism that his new film In The Heights fails to represent the Afro-Latinx community. The movie—which is based on Miranda's Tony-winning musical of the same name and focuses on a Dominican community in New York City—was produced by the actor and playwright, who also stars in the project.
New York City, NYnewsbrig.com

Man shot in dispute over e-bike purchase in NYC

A man was shot in a dispute over the purchase of an e-bike in Queens on Tuesday afternoon, police and sources said. The victim was shot in the hip by another man during the feud on Jamaica Avenue near 90th Street in Woodhaven at about 2:20 p.m., according to cops and sources.
New York City, NYoperawire.com

New York City Opera Announces Bryant Park Summer Seasons

The New York City Opera will return to Bryant Park for its fourth season of operas as the centerpiece of Bank of America’s Bryant Park Picnic Performance series. General Director Michael Capasso noted, “We are thrilled to return to live performance with our series this summer in Bryant Park, which is a very important part of the life of New York City Opera. As ‘The People’s Opera’ performing for free in the center of our great city is a privilege and an honor, this year—given the circumstances—even more so.”
New York City, NYmcknightsseniorliving.com

Atria Golden Girls

A real-life Blanche, Rose and Dorothy recently celebrated their 100th birthdays within days of one another. Ruth Schwartz, Lorraine Pirrello and Edith Moscou, residents of Atria West 86 in New York City, celebrated their birthdays with friends, family and the Atria community. “We are so proud that these ladies have...
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FBI Still Hunting Down ‘Hundreds’ of Capitol Riot Suspects, Says Wray

The FBI is still investigating hundreds of suspects for their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, FBI Director Christopher Wray has told Congress. In testimony reported by The New York Times, Wray defended the agency over its intelligence failures before the riot—and made clear it was making up for lost time. “We’ve already arrested close to 500, and we have hundreds of investigations that are still ongoing beyond those 500,” he told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Pressed by the committee's chair, New York Democrat Carolyn Maloney, the FBI chief denied knowledge of an email from the right-wing social network Parler to an FBI liaison explicitly warning that protesters were planning to invade Congress to help Donald Trump overturn his election defeat. “The threats, I would say, were everywhere,” Maloney said. “The system was blinking red.”
Manhattan, NYFlashbak

Mid-Century Manhattan : 1950s New York City in Kodachrome

Harold Mayer was a professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a leading scholars in urban geography. A specialist in urban and transport geography of North America with a focus on New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, and British Columbia, Mayer travelled widely, taking photographs along the way. He used his large photographic collection in his teaching. To illustrate changes in urban landscape, he often returned to the same city to take a picture of the same sight over the course of several years. His collection can be viewed at the American Geographical Society. These are his Kodachrome photographs of Manhattan, New York City, taken in the 1940s and 1950s.
Brooklyn, NYnewsbrig.com

New Yorkers celebrate lifting of COVID restrictions with fireworks

New Yorkers were jubilant Tuesday night as they gathered to watch a fireworks display celebrating the end of nearly all COVID-19 restrictions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier Wednesday that he was lifting most of the state’s coronavirus precautions after New York reached a 70 percent vaccination threshold. Firework shows illuminated...
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City Harvest Launches Dine Out To Feed Good Initiative

As with so many charitable entities, New York City’s City Harvest has had to think creatively to reach its annual fund raising goals. They have accomplished that with a new program. They are auctioning an opportunity to have Le Bernardin’s iconic Eric Ripert as your own personal chef, make pasta by hand alongside Don Angie’s recently Michelin-starred husband-and-wife team, Chef Scott Tacinelli and Chef Angie Rito or having the sought-after Captain’s Table at the floating hot spot Grand Banks.
New York City, NYGlobeSt.com

What’s Next for Flex?

NEW YORK—Flex office space is ready for its post-pandemic moment. Driven by the uncertainty surrounding what work will look like as employees return to the office and how much will be needed, the flexibility and versatility of the product type are drawing the eye of tenants and investors who view it as a possible solution to their pre-pandemic office needs assessment. That’s according to Colliers International’s Beth Moore, SVP of client experience, and Will Burchfield, VP and head of Flex Advisory, who spoke with GlobeSt.com on the future of the subclass.
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SOS B4L Brings A New Energy To New York With “Beeper”

The tri-state area has been bringing new sounds to the masses over the last few years. The late, great Pop Smoke had an organic way of meshing New York drill with U.K. drill. More recently, Bandmanrill fused Jersey Club with U.K.’s Garage Music for “Heartbroken.” Now, SOS B4L is adding his own spice to the drill scene with “Beeper.”
New York City, NYblackchronicle.com

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Lifts Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions

Reuters – New York is lifting all state-mandated coronavirus restrictions after reporting that 70% of the state’s adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday. “It is an important milestone, and we’re going to keep pushing to do more,” Cuomo told a...