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2 New York City police officers hospitalized after Queens shooting

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Published 2:16 p.m. ET Nov. 24, 2020 | Updated 4:24 p.m. ET Nov. 24, 2020

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Police maintain a perimeter outside a crime scene, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. Two New York City police officers were wounded Tuesday afternoon by a man who opened fire as they arrived for a wellness check at a home with a history of domestic violence, a law enforcement official said. (Photo: John Minchillo, AP)

NEW YORK – Two New York City police officers on Tuesday shot and killed an off-duty college security officer after he opened fire and wounded them as they responded to a domestic violence call at his home, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said.

Rondell Goppy, 41, walked into his Queens home and started shooting around 12:45 p.m. EST, just minutes after the officers arrived there with a woman who had

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New York City’s first Black mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93

NEW YORK — Few American leaders have faced the battery of urban ills that confronted David Dinkins when he became New York City’s first Black mayor in 1990.

AIDS. Crack cocaine. A soaring murder rate. Rampant homelessness. Racial discord.

Dinkins was elected with high hopes of turning things around, but he became a lightning rod for criticism in his one tumultuous term in office, especially for his handling of a riot in Brooklyn.

It wasn’t until years later that he started getting credit for his efforts to reduce crime, heal divisions and lay the groundwork for the prosperous, tourist-friendly place that New York City became.

Dinkins died Monday night at age 93, according to his assistant at Columbia University, where he taught after leaving office, and by Mayor Bill de Blasio, his onetime staffer. The former mayor’s death came just weeks after the death of his wife, Joyce, who died

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New York City’s economy is in a downturn, but film production has been a bright spot.

With Broadway dark and concert halls closed, New York’s arts and entertainment industry has been devastated by the pandemic. But film production has been a bright spot, with television and streaming series again filling the city’s sound stages and, increasingly, the city’s streets.

The industry is not yet back to its old heights. Of the nearly 80 series that were filming or planning to film in New York City in the 2019-2020 season, 35 were back at work by early November, with another five expected by the end of the year.

A virus surge could threaten that recovery, particularly if Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo declares New York a “red zone” and orders nonessential businesses closed.

Still, in a pandemic-weary Manhattan, whose streetscapes are pockmarked by boarded-up storefronts and “for rent” signs, the sight of shiny production trucks and the hum of workers rolling equipment on and off film sets is

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David Dinkins, New York City’s first Black mayor, dies at 93

David N. Dinkins, who tenaciously climbed Harlem’s political ladder and in 1990 became New York’s first Black mayor amid hopes that he would stanch racial conflict, only to lose the office four years later as ethnic tensions continued, died Nov. 23 at his home in the city. He was 93.



Bella Abzug, David Dinkins, Elizabeth Holtzman sitting in a chair talking on the phone: David Dinkins with Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 Democratic vice-presidential nominee, and then-U. S. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-N.Y.) in 1989.


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David Dinkins with Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 Democratic vice-presidential nominee, and then-U. S. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-N.Y.) in 1989.

A spokesman for the New York Police Department confirmed his death. The cause was not immediately available.

New York was among the last of the country’s major cities to have a Black mayor, but Mr. Dinkins drew national attention because of the tumultuous era in which he ascended to chief city executive. Rising crime, much of it racially tinged, seared the city. Fiscal constraints were strangling services, including the police.

Mr. Dinkins, a Howard University graduate, was

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Works & Process Presents the Premiere Of NEW YORK IS BURNING

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Works & Process at the Guggenheim presented four newly-commissioned video performances created during Works & Process bubble residencies at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in rural Hudson Valley and performed and filmed in August and September on the Lincoln Center campus.

The performances, which premiered on Sundays in November at 7:30pm, encompassed a myriad of dance and musical genres: Afrik, ballroom, beatboxing, body percussion, breaking, flexn, house dance, jazz, Krump, tap, and vogue.

November 1 – The Missing Element with Chris Celiz and Anthony Rodriguez “Invertebrate”

November 8 – Music from the Sole with Gregory Richardson and Leonardo Sandoval

November 15 – UnderScored by Ephrat Asherie Dance

November 22 – New York is Burning featuring Les Ballet Afrik with Omari Wiles

Each work premiered digitally at LincolnCenter.org and Lincoln Center’s Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as well as on Works & Process at the Guggenheim’s Facebook,

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Covid-19 News: Live Updates – The New York Times

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When infections began rising sharply in the U.S. in September, the growth was driven largely by outbreaks in the Upper Midwest. States like North Dakota and Wisconsin soon became the hardest hit in the nation, relative to their size, and the region continues to struggle.

Now, though, with the whole country’s daily average of new cases is as high as it has ever been — over 171,000 — the most rapid growth is happening elsewhere. Nine states are reporting more than twice as many new cases a day as they did two weeks ago, and none of them are in the Midwest.

The surges in those states — Arizona, California, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Vermont — reflect a still-escalating national crisis. Officials warn that

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What we’ve learned about COVID-19 by running largest New York health system

  • Northwell Health has treated more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases since March and we’ve learned valuable lessons. 
  • While we wait for a vaccine, we need to keep researching new treatment therapies, establish a governance structure at each research enterprise, and stop politicizing therapies. We also need to increase investments in vacccines and new therapies. 
  • COVID-19 is not a one-time event. We need to be ready for the next pandemic. 
  • Michael J. Dowling is president & CEO of Northwell Health, New York’s largest health system, and Kevin J. Tracey, MD, is president & CEO of Northwell’s Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the authors. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As COVID-19 passes its first birthday, the virus is surging again to record levels throughout most of the US, threatening a continued lethal and expensive assault on the nation’s health and

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Seasonal Movies – The New York Times

Something about the cold and snowy weather seems to lend itself to stories about trains, ones that snake their way through a forbidding wilderness. (See also: “Snowpiercer.”) In “Transsiberian,” two couples with troubled pasts meet on a train, speeding from China to Russia. The cramped spaces and the inhospitable outdoors create problems for these travelers, as they find it increasingly difficult to keep secrets from each other — or from the shady characters who are on their tail. The director Brad Anderson makes great use of some real Baltic locations, staging white-knuckle action sequences in places that look like the edge of the world.

[Read the New York Times review.]

Rent or buy it on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu or YouTube.

Frigid winter landscapes also factor into the plot of “A Simple Plan,” a script adaptation by

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Zoom spikes as latest New York City school closure means more remote learning


  • Zoom Video Communications reversed earlier losses and surged as much as 5.5% on Wednesday afternoon following the announced closure of New York City public schools, which will start Thursday.
  • NYC public schools will transition to remote learning because a surge in COVID-19 cases pushed the 7-day positivity rate above the 3% threshold.
  • Zoom has been a prime beneficiary of the COVID-19 related lockdowns that swept across the country throughout 2020. 
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Zoom Video Communications reversed its 3% loss on Wednesday and surged as much as 5.5% after the New York City public school system said it will close and transition to remote learning.

The move by ame after a surge in daily COVID-19 cases pushed the seven-day positivity rate above the 3% threshold set by NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio.

DeBlasio tweeted on Wednesday: “New

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Ezra Klein leaves Vox, the website he founded, for New York Times, in a digital media A-list exodus

Klein, 36, left The Post in 2014 to start Vox with two colleagues, Melissa Bell and Matthew Yglesias. The site — which publishes analytical reported articles explaining everything from Boeing’s issues with its 737 Max jet to Hunter Biden’s Ukrainian connections — is part of a constellation of specialized news-and-commentary sites owned by Vox Media, including SB Nation (sports), Curbed (real estate) and Eater (food). Vox is based in Washington and New York.

Despite multimillion-dollar investments from Wall Street firms and traditional media companies, many of the top names in digital media have struggled to realize the profits once imagined from the epochal transition from traditional print and broadcast media to the online kind. This has led to layoffs, waning of capital investment and a broad industry retrenchment.

Fierce competition for advertising and subscriber dollars, high overhead and more recently the pandemic have made it difficult to reap large returns.

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