Schools: The New Normal | State, New York City Make Moves To Bridge Digital Divide For Remote Learning

“We’ve had a digital divide. We’ve had a huge disparity of who gets access to internet, who doesn’t,” de Blasio said. “More and more, we understand that we have to create a society which everyone has equal access.”

New York City’s COVID checkpoints are back: Cops will be out ‘in force’ at bridges, crossings and bus stations to question Thanksgiving travelers from out of state

New York City’s COVID-19 checkpoints are back with police out ‘in force’ at bridges, crossings and bus stations to question Thanksgiving travelers from out of state. The George Washington Bridge is pictured linking New York and New Jersey. has contacted the Mayor’s office for exact details on which bridges and crossings officers will be based […]

Assemblyman Deals Caution to Governor Cuomo’s Push to Legalize Gambling in New York

For one, Cuomo would welcome a casino in New York City. “[Cuomo] argued that the economic boost from casino gambling far outweighs the increase in crime and compulsive gambling and other social ills that critics say the industry fosters,” the Daily News reports.

‘SNL’ Complied With New York’s New COVID-19 Guidelines By Paying Studio Audience Members $150 Each

The New York times reported that SNL paid audience members to adhere to coronavirus guidelines noting that shows “must prohibit live audiences unless they consist only of paid employees, cast and crew.” By cutting audience members a check and essentially treating them as extras for their weekly sketch show, the NBC show safely brought back […]

New York Governor Cuomo expects “significant rise” in COVID-19 cases in December

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he expects to see a “significant rise” in COVID-19 cases in early December because of infections during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. He also said Washington needs to provide states with funding for distributing a vaccine.

Tracy Morgan hands out more than 1,200 turkeys in New York for Thanksgiving

The actor, writer and producer announced on Thursday that Tyler Perry Studios, his Atlanta-based film and TV hub, was going to be giving away nonperishable food items as well as $25 gift cards to the first 5,000 families in need who drove through. 

New York Mag’s Nuzzi slams media ‘cowardice’ toward Biden, claims journos don’t want to ruin social life

“And it’s like, ‘No! You can f—ing, you can care about more than one thing at one time, and just because I care about a lack of transparency from Joe Biden does not mean, like, I’m ignoring the fact that Donald Trump hasn’t conceded yet.’ You know? It’s possible to care about multiple things at once.”

New York May Tax Out-of-State Hedge-Fund Workers

For years, hedge-fund executives and other money managers had a sweet deal. They could come into New York, make piles of money, then slide back out to the ‘burbs, where they could justify their feelings of bridge-and-tunnel uncoolness by gloating that at least they didn’t have to pay New York’s stupid “carried interest” tax — […]

Watch Live: New York Governor Cuomo gives COVID-19 update before Thanksgiving

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving a COVID-19 update on Wednesday as New Yorkers prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving. He said Tuesday that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state are up 128% in three weeks and urged “serious caution” during the holiday.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Did Discuss Miscarriage Op-Ed in the ‘New York Times’ With Royals, Source Says

The only time on record where a senior royal has been so open about losing a baby came in 2001, when Sophie Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward, the queen’s youngest son, made a statement speaking of her sadness at losing her unborn baby after she was airlifted to hospital from her home.