Top NYC news: City short on blood supply; teachers call for safety measures before reopening schools

Top NYC news: City short on blood supply; teachers call for safety measures before reopening schools
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By Hoodline - Published on May 18, 2020.

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in New York City.

COVID-19 battle takes toll on New York City blood supply: Mayor

Having already faced a shortage of hospital beds and ventilators, New York City officials say the novel coronavirus has spawned a new crisis: an alarmingly low blood supply.

Read the full story on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.

Essential workers can get free car rides in subway shutdown: MTA

If a trip takes more than 80 minutes, requires two transfers or more than a half-mile walk, the MTA will pay for a for-hire vehicle.

Read the full story on Patch.com.

Tourist from New York City arrested in Hawaii after posting beach photos 

The 23-year-old ignored a mandatory 14-day quarantine and shared photos on Instagram of himself at the beach.

Read the full story on Newsradio 740 KTRH.

New York City diner turns into makeshift drive-in theater to help business survive

Drive-in movie theaters aren’t just keeping the theatrical experience alive amid the coronavirus pandemic, they’re also being utilized by businesses to help them stay afloat. The Bel Aire Diner in Astoria, Queens has converted its parking lot into a makeshift drive-in movie theater (via ABC News) in an attempt to boost business. 

Read the full story on Yahoo News.

New York City teachers push for specific safety measures before schools reopen

About 110,000 educators, school staffers, parents and others are backing a five-point safety plan that they hope the city's Department of Education will implement before requiring students and staff to return to school buildings in the city.

Read the full story on The Wall Street Journal.

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