Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Announces ‘Strike System’ for Stricter Enforcement of Social Distancing at NYC Bars

Posted July 17, 2020 at 5:02 am

New York State is getting tough with bars and restaurants not playing ball. Governor Cuomo yesterday announced stricter enforcement of social distancing and mask wearing in the wake of hundreds of complaints citywide regarding non-compliance with mandates. Indeed, the state is now instituting a “strike system” for the city’s nightlife, effective immediately. Operators will be […]

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NYC Nightlife Lobby Seeks Overthrow of Cuomo Phase 2 Executive Order

Posted June 22, 2020 at 5:02 am

Governor Cuomo last week signed an executive order that updates operating guidelines for food and beverage establishments as the city claws back to life today with Phase 2. But the nightlife industry is already pushing back. The statewide mandate essentially makes liquor licensed establishments responsible for ensuring compliance with open container, social distancing, and face […]

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City is Distributing Free Face Masks this Weekend

Last modified May 1, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Here’s your chance to snag a face mask if you haven’t already. On the house. Over the next few days, New York City will pass out free face coverings to the public at large. This is part of an ongoing effort to protect city dwellers from COVID-19, and correlates with the mask wearing mandate issued […]

Pharmacies Soon to Offer Coronavirus Testing, Governor Says

Posted April 27, 2020 at 5:00 am

Governor Cuomo on Saturday announced an executive order to expand testing of coronavirus via local pharmacies, a critical step in the move to reopen New York State. The new mandate allows the approximately 5,000 independent pharmacies to offer walk-in diagnostic tests, but it’s a phased rollout. Testing will initially be made available to first responders, […]

Cuomo Shutters All NYC Playgrounds as COVID-19 Threat Intensifies

Last modified April 2, 2020 at 7:43 am

It’s finally happened, and this is why we can’t have nice things. All New York City playgrounds are closed to the public to promote “social distancing” during the COVID-19 shutdown. The order comes from Governor Andrew Cuomo, who circumvented Mayor de Blasio on the decision. Hizzoner had not yet ordered closed the playgrounds, but did […]

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Bars and Restaurants can Sell Booze to-go During COVID-19 Shutdown

Posted March 17, 2020 at 5:09 am

Cocktails to-go are now legal in the city, albeit temporarily. Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that, as part of restrictions placed on nightlife to prevent the spread of COVID-19, licensed establishments are allowed to sell booze to go. He noted that this lifeline is not a permanent change, and is only in effect for the duration […]

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Cuomo Signs New Law to Create State Liquor License Database

Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

Finally a ray of light for residents long plagued by bad operators with full liquor licenses. Last week, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill sponsored by local New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick that requires the State Liquor Authority to create and maintain a public database of information specific to […]

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Gov. Cuomo’s Albany Con [OP-ED]

Last modified September 12, 2018 at 6:33 am

The following editorial was written by local activist Erin Harvey. President Donald J. Trump’s disastrous policies, dog whistle politics, Supreme Court picks and overall debasement of the presidency are doing lasting damage to our democracy. This cannot be understated. While we are consumed by the sleazy spray-tanned conman-baby occupying the White House and pinning our […]

Gov. Cuomo Sets April for Special Election to Fill Silver’s Vacated Assembly Seat

Posted February 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

The date is set. New York Governor Cuomo announced Saturday the special election to fill the State Assembly seat forfeited by disgraced former Speaker Sheldon Silver last year. (He was convicted on seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion, and money laundering.) The royal rumble is planned for April 19, the same day as the […]

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SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen Jumps Ship to Become Medicaid Inspector General Under Gov. Cuomo

Last modified January 22, 2015 at 11:19 am

Just when the neighborhood began to develop a true rapport, the proverbial rug is pulled out. Currently in his second term, Governor Cuomo has been busy bolstering his ranks. Last week saw a third round of appointments to various state jobs and committee posts. According to a report in the New York Times, it appears […]

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