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Four patients in the city — out of five total in the state — are confirmed to have the omicron variant of COVID-19, said...
12/03/2021
First Omicron COVID Cases Confirmed In NYC

Four patients in the city — out of five total in the state — are confirmed to have the omicron variant of COVID-19, said Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Four patients in the city — out of five total in the state — are confirmed to have the omicron variant of COVID-19, said Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Shea, the city's top cop, filed retirement papers ahead of mayor-elect Eric Adams' incoming term, the New York Post firs...
12/03/2021
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea Set To Retire: Report

Shea, the city's top cop, filed retirement papers ahead of mayor-elect Eric Adams' incoming term, the New York Post first reported.

Shea, the city's top cop, filed retirement papers ahead of mayor-elect Eric Adams' incoming term, the New York Post first reported.

The second known omicron variant case in the nation is a Minnesota man who recently attended an anime convention in New ...
12/02/2021
New Omicron COVID Case Has NYC Link

The second known omicron variant case in the nation is a Minnesota man who recently attended an anime convention in New York City.

The second known omicron variant case in the nation is a Minnesota man who recently attended an anime convention in New York City.

A misdial gone right? When a Michigan high school basketball team added a wrong number to a text chain, they ended up in...
12/02/2021
Wrong Number Lands High Schoolers FaceTime With Tom Brady, Gronk

A misdial gone right? When a Michigan high school basketball team added a wrong number to a text chain, they ended up in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers locker room. (via Boston Patch)

When a Michigan high school basketball team added a wrong number to a text chain, they ended up in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers locker room.

"The higher-ups are orchestrating this heinous discrimination," said attorney Brad Gerstman. "This went right up to the ...
12/02/2021
Building Dept Heads Seek To Rid Agency Of Black People: Lawyer

"The higher-ups are orchestrating this heinous discrimination," said attorney Brad Gerstman. "This went right up to the top."

"The higher-ups are orchestrating this heinous discrimination," said attorney Brad Gerstman. "This went right up to the top."

Trevor Forrest — whose words officials say inspired acts of international terrorism — says he's been denied the right to...
12/02/2021
Accused ISIS Cleric Sues For Right To Pray On Rikers

Trevor Forrest — whose words officials say inspired acts of international terrorism — says he's been denied the right to practice his faith.

Trevor Forrest — whose words officials say inspired acts of international terrorism — says he's been denied the right to practice his faith.

The gun — which was found in a student's backpack along with cash — is part of a citywide surge in untraceable weapons.
12/02/2021
Loaded 'Ghost Gun' Confiscated At NYC High School: Reports

The gun — which was found in a student's backpack along with cash — is part of a citywide surge in untraceable weapons.

The gun — which was found in a student's backpack along with cash — is part of a citywide surge in untraceable weapons.

A new online platform will help New Yorkers submit ideas for how to spend more than $1.5 million in the incoming council...
12/02/2021
Submissions Open For Park Slope District's Participatory Budget

A new online platform will help New Yorkers submit ideas for how to spend more than $1.5 million in the incoming council member's budget.

A new online platform will help New Yorkers submit ideas for how to spend more than $1.5 million in the incoming council member's budget.

Is your to-do list overwhelming? Here’s how Thumbtack can connect you with service professionals in your area to help ge...
12/02/2021
Need A Home Service Pro? Thumbtack Has You Covered

Is your to-do list overwhelming? Here’s how Thumbtack can connect you with service professionals in your area to help get things done. (Sponsored)

When you need to hire someone – a landscaper, an electrician or anyone else – Thumbtack finds them for you for free.

Roughly 77 percent of Department of Corrections uninformed officers got a COVID-19 vaccine, but many remain defiant amid...
12/01/2021
Hundreds Of NYC Jail Guards Remain Unvaxed After Mandate Deadline

Roughly 77 percent of Department of Corrections uninformed officers got a COVID-19 vaccine, but many remain defiant amid a Rikers crisis.

Roughly 77 percent of Department of Corrections uninformed officers got a COVID-19 vaccine, but many remain defiant amid a Rikers crisis.

Restaurants, museums and other indoor spaces soon could need proof of vaccination from kids, but not just yet, Mayor Bil...
12/01/2021
NYC Indoor Vax Requirement For Kids 5-11 On Table, De Blasio Says

Restaurants, museums and other indoor spaces soon could need proof of vaccination from kids, but not just yet, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Restaurants, museums and other indoor spaces soon could need proof of vaccination from kids, but not just yet, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

The United States has officially confirmed its first case of the new omicron coronavirus variant. (via San Francisco Pat...
12/01/2021
1st U.S. Omicron Variant Case Detected In CA

The United States has officially confirmed its first case of the new omicron coronavirus variant. (via San Francisco Patch)

A person in San Francisco who just returned from South Africa tested positive for the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

A new survey will decide if Brooklyn needs another cease-and-desist zone aimed at protecting homeowners from aggressive ...
12/01/2021
NY Considers Making Brooklyn No-Zone For Pushy Real Estate Agents

A new survey will decide if Brooklyn needs another cease-and-desist zone aimed at protecting homeowners from aggressive real estate brokers.

A new survey will decide if Brooklyn needs another cease-and-desist zone aimed at protecting homeowners from aggressive real estate brokers.

Treat the men in your life to great gifts like indoor grills, cocktail kits and portable speakers this holiday season. 🎁
12/01/2021
Best Holiday Gifts For Him 2021

Treat the men in your life to great gifts like indoor grills, cocktail kits and portable speakers this holiday season. 🎁

From indoor grills and cocktail kits to waterproof speakers and comfy slippers, we've got perfect presents for all the men in your life.

Misdialed phone calls led to this 20-year friendship, and after all of that time, Mike Moffit and 80-year-old Gladys Han...
12/01/2021
20 Years After Wrong Number Call, Friends Finally Meet On Thanksgiving Eve

Misdialed phone calls led to this 20-year friendship, and after all of that time, Mike Moffit and 80-year-old Gladys Hankerson finally got to meet in person this Thanksgiving. (via Sarasota Patch)

A friendship blossomed 20 years ago when a South FL woman, now 80, accidentally dialed a RI man then in his 20s. They finally met in person.

The goal is "not to have shutdowns where shutdowns are not necessary, not to have unnecessary requirements where they're...
12/01/2021
NY Takes 'Targeted' Approach To Tackling Omicron Variant: Hochul

The goal is "not to have shutdowns where shutdowns are not necessary, not to have unnecessary requirements where they're not needed."

The goal is "not to have shutdowns where shutdowns are not necessary, not to have unnecessary requirements where they're not needed."

Prospect Heights ice cream maker The Social unveiled a "Spread Love… the #BrooklynGives Way" flavor in honor of the Givi...
11/30/2021
New Brooklyn-Inspired Ice Cream Flavor To Help Local Charities

Prospect Heights ice cream maker The Social unveiled a "Spread Love… the #BrooklynGives Way" flavor in honor of the Giving Tuesday campaign.

Prospect Heights ice cream maker The Social unveiled a "Spread Love… the #BrooklynGives Way" flavor in honor of the Giving Tuesday campaign.

NYC’s beloved Big Apple Circus returns with a company of international circus stars making the impossible possible every...
11/30/2021
Local Event: Big Apple Circus is NOW OPEN in New York City!

NYC’s beloved Big Apple Circus returns with a company of international circus stars making the impossible possible every night! (Sponsored)

Sunday December 12, 2021: Big Apple Circus is back in New York City and putting a modern twist on a beloved classic. Tickets are now available...

Rockefeller Center's annual Christmas tree lighting is set for Wednesday evening. Here's how to watch on TV — or see it ...
11/30/2021
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2021: How To Watch

Rockefeller Center's annual Christmas tree lighting is set for Wednesday evening. Here's how to watch on TV — or see it in person.

Rockefeller Center's annual Christmas tree lighting is set for Wednesday evening. Here's how to watch on TV — or see it in person.

The first officially sanctioned sites in the nation at which people can safely inject themselves with drugs will open in...
11/30/2021
NYC Safe Injection Sites Open In Landmark Shot To Curb Overdoses

The first officially sanctioned sites in the nation at which people can safely inject themselves with drugs will open in the city.

The first officially sanctioned sites in the nation at which people can safely inject themselves with drugs will open in the city.

Don’t wait — Dec. 7 is the last day to enroll in Medicare or make any changes to your existing plan. Here’s what to cons...
11/30/2021
Don’t Miss Your Chance To Change Your Medicare Coverage for 2022

Don’t wait — Dec. 7 is the last day to enroll in Medicare or make any changes to your existing plan. Here’s what to consider when researching your coverage options. (Sponsored)

The Medicare Annual Election Period is ending soon, so it's your last chance to switch to the best plan for your needs.

The library kicked off its 125th year celebration with a proclamation on Monday from Borough President and Mayor-Elect E...
11/30/2021
SEE: Brooklyn Library Celebrates 125 Years With BP Proclamation

The library kicked off its 125th year celebration with a proclamation on Monday from Borough President and Mayor-Elect Eric Adams.

The library kicked off its 125th year celebration with a proclamation on Monday from Borough President and Mayor-Elect Eric Adams.

Find out the Patch team's favorite Cyber Monday 2021 deal!
11/30/2021
This Is Our Favorite Deal Of Cyber Monday 2021

Find out the Patch team's favorite Cyber Monday 2021 deal!

Of the thousands of incredible sales available just in time for the holidays, this Cyber Monday deal stands out from all the rest.

But the pace of vaccination in New York City appeared to be slowing even after adult booster shots were approved.
11/29/2021
NYC Surpasses 12.5M COVID Vax Doses As Omicron Fears Rise

But the pace of vaccination in New York City appeared to be slowing even after adult booster shots were approved.

But the pace of vaccination in New York City appeared to be slowing even after adult booster shots were approved.

Also, read the messages the former governor's staff — and brother Chris Cuomo — sent behind the scenes as scandals multi...
11/29/2021
See It: Cuomo Testimony Video In Sexual Harassment Probe Released

Also, read the messages the former governor's staff — and brother Chris Cuomo — sent behind the scenes as scandals multiplied around him.

Also, read the messages the former governor's staff — and brother Chris Cuomo — sent behind the scenes as scandals multiplied around him.

New indoor mask guidance, vaccination drives and a state of emergency — New York City could see more visible steps again...
11/29/2021
'We Are Not Defenseless': NY Leaders Take Action Against Omicron

New indoor mask guidance, vaccination drives and a state of emergency — New York City could see more visible steps against COVID-19.

New indoor mask guidance, vaccination drives and a state of emergency — New York City could see more visible steps against COVID-19.

A new lawsuit by the Police Benevolent Association claims the city illegally restricted medical and religious exemptions...
11/29/2021
NYPD Union Sues City Over COVID Vaccine Mandate Exemptions

A new lawsuit by the Police Benevolent Association claims the city illegally restricted medical and religious exemptions to the vaccine.

A new lawsuit by the Police Benevolent Association claims the city illegally restricted medical and religious exemptions to the vaccine.

A 22-year-old man tried to intervene with an angry customer at a gas station — but his heroic actions left him badly inj...
11/29/2021
‘Hero’ Shot While Intervening With Irate Customer At Gas Station

A 22-year-old man tried to intervene with an angry customer at a gas station — but his heroic actions left him badly injured when the man came back with a gun from his car and shot him. (via Alsip-Crestwood Patch)

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for a Mt. Greenwood man shot trying to protect a woman from an irate customer at an Alsip gas station.

The longtime bar, whose building is being torn down, will move to a new location in the spring, according to owners.
11/29/2021
Gowanus' Lavender Lake To Close Ahead Of Building Demolition

The longtime bar, whose building is being torn down, will move to a new location in the spring, according to owners.

The longtime bar, whose building is being torn down, will move to a new location in the spring, according to owners.

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