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COVID-19 rates rising across NY state despite vaccinations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in New York continues to swell statewide as hospitalizations grow at a slower pace, according to the latest data released by the state Friday. An average of 2,036 people have tested positive each day over the past seven...
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Washington Statetalesbuzz.com

Washington Square Park provocateur arrested, parties stop

Washington Square Park neighbors hope the midnight madness is finally over — after a party host and provocateur whose raucous antics plagued the famed space was arrested last week. David “Shaman” Ortiz was taken into custody just before midnight on July 21, when he stepped in front of a slow-moving...
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New York City, NYPosted by
The Independent

Celebrity Sommelier charged with arson by setting nearby restaurants’ outdoor dining structures on fire

A celebrated New York City sommelier has been charged and arrested on two felony accounts of arson for allegedly setting outdoor dining sheds ablaze.Ganzer, who was once named a Food & Wine Magazine “sommelier of the year,” is a partner at the popular La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels wine bar on the Lower East Side, making his misdeeds all the more unsettling: Surveillance footage captured the Ganzer lighting at least two other Downtown restaurants’ sidewalk dining structures on fire this past year. It’s unclear what Ganzer’s motives were for starting the fires, though some outlets report that Ganzer targeted...
Fulton, NYPosted by
Oswego County Today

Barclay: New York’s Rent Relief Program Is Failing, Billions Have Yet To Be Distributed

Legislative Column from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay. Tenants and landlords throughout New York state have been among some of the most negatively impacted due to the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to provide financial relief has been obvious for quite some time, which is why our Conference has continued to call for the allocation of $2.4 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funds to be distributed to those in need.
Astoria, ORForbes

In A Sea Of Luxury, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal Rises To The Top

“You’re here at the wrong time.” “Come back in November.” “The whale sharks prefer winter.”. As I explored the Mexican state of Baja California Sur in July, these refrains became so common I started to finish locals’ sentences. The decision, however, came down to more than syncing my trip with wildlife migration or the maturing of sea lion pups; rather, I needed a break from the 16 months of cloistered monotony that was living in New York’s Catskills during the pandemic.