Midtown-Hell’s Kitchen, NY Coronavirus Updates & News For October 9



New York City, NY |
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For your coronavirus stress baking, head to a pumpkin patch near NYC and make a perfect from-scratch pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin picking is a fun way to enjoy fall near NYC.
Pumpkin picking is a fun way to enjoy fall near NYC. (Adam Nichols/Patch)

NEW YORK CITY – The past several months have kindled new interest in baking as Americans spend more time hunkering down at home to avoid the coronavirus. Buying a pumpkin for a jack-o’-lantern is one reason to visit pumpkin patches near NYC, but 2020 could also be the year to make pumpkin pies from scratch…. Read more



Prospect Heights-Crown Heights, NY |
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The mayor called for a clearer NYPD strategy on protests in Borough Park about new coronavirus restrictions, which turned violent this week.

BOROUGH PARK, BROOKLYN — Mayor Bill de Blasio called for immediate consequences Thursday in the “unacceptable” assault of a reporter who was covering a second night of protests in Borough Park about new coronavirus restrictions. … Read more



Park Slope, NY |
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A man accused of cutting the brakes on an NYPD van has now been charged for pretending he ran a car wash to get a coronavirus relief loan.

BROOKLYN, NY — Cops investigating a Brooklyn man accused of cutting the brakes on an NYPD van discovered he had swindled $50,000 in coronavirus relief funds when searching his phone, prosecutors announced this week.Jeremy Trapp — who was charged over the summer with cutting brakes on a police van in Sunset Park — faced a new criminal complaint this week accusing him of pretending to own a car wash to get a federal loan set up to help… Read more



New York City, NY |
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The testing milestone comes as the city grapples with COVID-19 surges that near a 550 new case “warning light” threshold.

NEW YORK CITY — New York City conducted 250,000 coronavirus tests in a week — a milestone reached as the virus surges in several new hotspots and threatens to spread wider.Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the new testing high on Thursday along with other achievements. Turnaround times for results stand at two days for citywide and urgent care facility, and one day for Health + Hospitals locations, he said.”We need more and… Read more



New York City, NY |
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In a complaint filed this week, a group of New York City teachers and other school staffers charged that their workplaces are unsafe.

From Chalkbeat New York:… Read more



Across America, US |
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Older adults are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 and other viral and bacterial illnesses. Consumer Reports offers tips on staying safe.

Consumer Reports has no relationship with advertisers on this site…. Read more



New York City, NY |
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The closure list covers 169 buildings across Brooklyn and Queens. A further 308 buildings have to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.

NEW YORK CITY — More than 120 schools in new coronavirus closure zones across Brooklyn and Queens closed Thursday as the city tried to contain troubling outbreaks…. Read more



New York City, NY |
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Maps show the borders of a new color-coded, tiered closure system that takes effect Thursday in Brooklyn and Queens.

NEW YORK CITY — One side of a border between new coronavirus cluster zones can be the difference between students going to school, a casual evening inside a restaurant or whether a business can keep its doors open…. Read more



New York City, NY |
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Non-essential businesses and schools in new “red zones” will close for 14 days, among other restrictions, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

NEW YORK CITY — Swaths of Brooklyn and Queens will revert to strict coronavirus lockdowns for at least 14 days starting Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said…. Read more

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