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NYC ‘Strongly Recommends’ Masks In Public Indoor Spaces, As Omicron Variant Reaches North America

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York state and city leaders are taking action to prepare for the Omicron variant. Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted Monday, saying it’s “not a question of if it comes to New York, but when.” “Omicron is just across the bridge in Ontario. It’s not a question of if it comes to New York, but when,” the governor posted. “To everyone who has not yet been vaccinated, and especially those in Western New York: There’s no reason to wait. Get vaccinated.” During her afternoon press briefing, Hochul said the state is monitoring the situation around the world. “We are not defenseless,...
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New Jersey Officials Monitoring Omicron Variant, But Say Delta Is Still A Concern As Travel Picks Up

ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey health officials are closely monitoring the Omicron COVID-19 variant, but they are not yet issuing any new guidelines. While cases in the state have been on the rise in recent weeks, the Delta variant continues to be the concern. But there is a lab in Nutley that has started to turn its attention to Omicron, CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported Monday. Staring into the face of the pandemic every day, scientist Nancy Zhao helped develop a test at the lab that rapidly detects different variants. Now, that includes Omicron. “Is that something that’s conscious on your minds —...
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Robbers impersonating cops bust into NYC home in disturbing video

New video shows two men impersonating cops busting into an occupied Bronx home before stealing a white BMW with about $30,000 in cash and $100,000 worth of jewelry inside. The still-at-large suspects, both wearing NYPD sweatshirts, forced their way into the home on Country Club Road near Polo Place at about 8 a.m. on Nov. 9, according to footage released by the NYPD on Monday.
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Bradley Cooper Reveals Details of Scary Incident Where He Was Held at Knifepoint

Thanks to his breakout role as Phil in the Hangover trilogy, Bradley Cooper has become a bonafide movie star over the course of the last decade. Fans around the world know his face and often stop him for pictures or autographs when they see him out and about. Cooper is used to that kind of attention by now, but one interaction with a stranger in New York City ended up being much more dangerous than the actor and director expected — he was held at knifepoint on the subway.
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See All The Black Magic At The 2021 Gotham Awards

Thuso Mbedu won for Outstanding Roll In A New Series for her roll in “The Underground Railroad.”. The 31st annual Gotham Awards was held Monday night in New York City celebrating independent filmmakers. Among those honored were Nicole Behari, who received the 2021 Best Actress prize for “Miss Juneteenth,” and Thuso Mbedu who tied with Ethan Hawke for Outstanding Performance in a New Series.
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Motorcyclist dies after head-on collision with car in The Bronx

A 24-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident in the Bronx early Sunday morning, according to police. Ismael Martinez was driving his motorcycle eastbound on East 167 near Vyse Avenue at around midnight when his motorcycle collided with a Honda CRV traveling in the opposite direction, “ejecting” Martinez onto the roadway, cops said.
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Saks Fifth Avenue’s iconic holiday light show returns

On Monday, November 22, Saks unveiled its world-famous holiday window display and theatrical light show, featuring a special appearance by Michelle Obama, former first lady of the United States and founder of the Girls Opportunity Alliance, and a performance by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Presented by...
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‘Shifting priorities’ put $31M MTA overtime reforms ‘at risk’

The MTA’s antiquated overtime system continues to work OT for cash-grab scams as the agency’s $31 million effort to curtail potential payroll pilfering is “at-risk,” according to the agency’s Inspector General. The multi-million effort to prevent overtime abuse is failing as officials slow-roll the integration of modern timekeeping into the...
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‘The Lost Daughter’ wins big at 31st Gotham Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Elena Ferrante adaptation “The Lost Daughter” won four Gotham Awards including best feature film at the 31st Gotham Awards, the annual New York independent film celebration that serves as a boozy kickoff to Oscar season. Gyllenhaal won breakthrough director and best screenplay for her...
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New rollercoaster coming to Adventureland to celebrate 60 years in Farmingdale

Adventureland is ringing in its 60th birthday with a gift all park-goers will love. Steven Gentile, co-owner of the family-operated amusement park, told GreaterFarmingdale the park is adding a new, one-of-a-kind rollercoaster to its attraction portfolio: FireBall. “We think it will incorporate the children, as well as the parents, together...
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