Court-appointed master releases New York state Senate lines

Court-appointed master releases New York state Senate lines

A court-appointed special master released New York’s new state Senate district lines Monday, releasing a draft plan for the next decade that will lean Democratic for more than half of the upper house. Jonathan Cervas, of the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carneige Mellon University, reconfigured the state’s 63 Senate seats from the Legislature’s … Read more

6 Booths to Seek Out at AIPAD’s Photography Fair in New York That Will Make You Rethink Portraiture

6 Booths to Seek Out at AIPAD’s Photography Fair in New York That Will Make You Rethink Portraiture

Calling all shutterbugs! This year, AIPAD’s Photography Show, New York’s most prominent photography fair, is setting up at new midtown digs at Center 415 on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets. For the fair’s 41st edition, it’s bringing together some 49 galleries from nine countries. And as always, all exhibitors are members of the … Read more

Reno project is over-budget ’embarrassment’

Reno project is over-budget ’embarrassment’

This construction project is demanding a very late checkout. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel’s slow, enormously expensive condo conversion has overstayed its welcome, said one peeved insider who had no reservations in sharing his baggage about the project. “It’s so over budget that it’s become an embarrassment,” an NYC 30-something member of the storied Midtown property’s … Read more

As NYC eyes centers high COVID alert upgrade, city to distribute 16.5 million at-home COVID tests at key – New York Daily News

As NYC eyes centers high COVID alert upgrade, city to distribute 16.5 million at-home COVID tests at key – New York Daily News

Mayor Adams announced Monday that the city is significantly expanding the number of COVID tests and masks it distributes to schools, libraries and houses of worship in a push to stem the growing number of coronavirus cases and to head off a future wave of the virus. The city’s COVID alert status has not yet … Read more

Court’s Redistricting Plan Erases Democratic House Gains in New York

Court’s Redistricting Plan Erases Democratic House Gains in New York

New York’s courts unveiled a slate of congressional districts on Monday that would loosen Democrats’ hold on key House seats and make it easier for Republicans to compete in this year’s midterm elections. The map drawn by a court-appointed special master charged with unwinding a partisan gerrymander, unquestionably offered a less favorable playing field to … Read more

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City is expected to enter the high COVID-19 alert level in the coming days, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. The city is currently in the medium alert level, but that is expected to change as cases increase. The New York City … Read more