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NYC Weekly Roundup: 24/7 subway service resumes, a free gift hunt in Lower Manhattan, May 21 in NYC history

A subway station entrance in Manhattan.(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Hello and welcome to the newly updated NYC weekly roundup. We've got all the important stories and cool events from across the city, a look back at the abstract 9th Street Art Exhibition from 1951 as well as the latest COVID-19 vaccine stats and upcoming weather.
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NYC Weekly News Roundup: 24/7 subway service to resume, Broadway announces reopening, Queens Drive-In shows free movies

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Welcome to the NYC Weekly News Roundup. This week, we reported on the potential for NYC's first Chinese American history landmark, the hundreds of bodies of people who died from coronavirus last year that remain in refrigerated trucks, a Brooklyn boy who bought $2,600 of SpongeBob popsicles and a new city schools policy to turn snow days into remote school days.
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NYC Weekly News Roundup: Scott Stringer accused of sexual harassment, vandalism at synagogues and a kitten's life saved

(David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) The weather's getting warm and New Yorkers are finally getting outside again en masse. This week, we reported on NYC mayoral candidate and current City Comptroller Scott Stringer being accused of sexual harassment, the candidates running for City Council in Brooklyn's District 33, an unusual weapon of choice in a crime in Queens and a roundabout arrest in a Bronx murder.
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NYC Weekly Roundup: City councilmember pleads guilty to fraud, pigeon takes over apartment, new NYPD precinct in Queens

(Jonathan Riley/Unsplash) Another week, another slate of important stories in New York City. This week, we reported on a reneged promise from Mayor Bill de Blasio, a woman's settlement with the city and New York City Police Department after she gave birth in handcuffs, a pigeon who decided to squat in a woman's apartment while she was out of town and more.
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NYC to spend $30 million on ad campaign to boost tourism

(Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) New York City is allocating $30 million to an advertising campaign aimed at reviving the city's tourism and business industries. According to NY1, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the news at a press conference on Wednesday, highlighting that the campaign set to start in June will be the most expensive marketing effort in the city’s history.
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NYC Weekly Roundup: Daunte Wright protests, updated bar and restaurant curfews and a mayor's race that's heating up

(Jonathan Riley/Unsplash) As the weather begins to turn and COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift, New York City's seeing as much activity as it's seen in months. The boroughs stirred in protest over the killing of Daunte Wright by police in Minnesota, an artist painted a mural in the Bronx in honor of rapper DMX, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo updated city bar and restaurant curfews and all of a sudden everyone's paying attention to the mayoral race and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang's front-runner status.