A New York county has banned unvaccinated children from public spaces amid a large-scale measles outbreak.Rockland County, which lies about 35 miles north of New York City, declared a State of Emergency on Tuesday in connection with the ongoing outbreak, which, as of March 21, included 151 reported cases of the disease, WPIX reports.The county has ruled that beginning at midnight on March 27, anyone under the age of 18 who is unvaccinated against the measles will be barred from public spaces until they receive the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination or until the declaration expires in 30 days. Such spaces include schools, stores, places of worship and public transit, according to NBC News. Those who are not medically able to get vaccinated are exempt from the rule.County Executive Ed Day said during a Tuesday press conference that the move is the first effort of its kind nationally."We will not sit idly by while children in our … [Read more...] about New York county bans unvaccinated children from public places amid measles outbreak
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caption North Brother Island is hidden in one of the busiest cities in the world. source Google Earth; Business Insider North Brother Island is an eerie 22-acre piece of land inside New York City that has been abandoned since 1963. It’s illegal to visit North Brother Island, which sits next to an infamous prison, without permission from the city. Business Insider visited the island, learned about its sordid history, and photographed the dilapidated state of its buildings. Less than a mile from Manhattan – one of the priciest and most densely populated places in the world – sits a mysterious island that people abandoned more than half a century ago. “North Brother Island is among New York City’s most extraordinary and least known heritage and natural places,” wrote the authors of a recent University of Pennsylvania study about the location. The city owns the 22-acre plot, which pokes out of the East River between the … [Read more...] about New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here’s what it’s like
A month ago, when Amazon announced that it would build regional offices in New York and Virginia at great expense to the taxpayers there, I wrote that it had misunderstood the moment: Perhaps the furor over Amazon’s regional offices will blow over. But it’s hard not to feel today as if the company misread the room — overestimating the public’s appetite for a billion-dollar giveaway to one of the world’s biggest companies, and underestimating the public’s ability to raise hell on- and offline. Amazon may yet feel that pain, in the long run. Today, Amazon met the room: 150 protesters who showed up to the first New York City Council hearing about the plan. According to reports from the scene, demonstrators’ concerns start with the $3 billion in incentives that New York plans to give Amazon in exchange for locating there — and, it says, creating 25,000 jobs. Here’s Leticia Miranda in BuzzFeed: ”You’re worth a trillion … [Read more...] about Amazon’s plans for a New York office are under new scrutiny
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Economy | Amazon’s New York Home Qualifies as ‘Distressed’ Under Federal Tax Law Supported by ByJim Tankersley Nov. 14, 2018 There are wine bars and a cycling studio along the riverfront in Long Island City, among gleaming high-rise apartment buildings with views of Midtown Manhattan. The soon-to-open library branch is a modern art cube of concrete, the median income is $138,000 a year, and America’s hottest online retailer is about to move in. In the eyes of the federal government, the census tract that will house Amazon’s new headquarters in New York is an “opportunity zone,” eligible for tax credits meant to spur investment in low-income communities. The retail giant said Tuesday that it had selected this upscale slice of Long Island City to house one of two new … [Read more...] about Amazon’s New York Home Qualifies as ‘Distressed’ Under Federal Tax Law
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Art & Design Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Art & Design | Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get? Supported by ByMichael Kimmelman Nov. 12, 2018 The innovation myth used to involve the back of a suburban garage or an office park in Silicon Valley. The tech industry was incubated not on the mean streets of the big city, but in sleepy hamlets like Murray Hill, N.J., and Mountain View, Calif. So with reports of Amazon’s plan to split HQ2, its second headquarters, between Crystal City, a part of Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, and Long Island City, in Queens, what are we to make of tech’s steady migration to marquee cities? Amazon is hardly alone, after all. Google and Facebook already have headquarters here (established, not incidentally, without state subsidies). Google intends to … [Read more...] about Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get?