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Top NYC news: Poorest neighborhoods have highest virus death rates; mayor defends yeshiva crackdown

Top NYC news: Poorest neighborhoods have highest virus death rates; mayor defends yeshiva crackdown
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By Hoodline - Published on May 20, 2020.

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in New York City.

Mayor Bill de Blasio defends crackdown on yeshiva 

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended his crackdown on an underground yeshiva, saying it was "absolutely unacceptable" for the Orthodox Jewish school to violate the city's pandemic order against large gatherings.

Read the full story on The Washington Times.

NYC's poorest neighborhoods have highest death rates from coronavirus

People living in the poorest New York City neighborhoods are dying from coronavirus at more than double the rate of more affluent neighborhoods, according to new data released by the city's Health Department.

Read the full story on POLITICO.

NYC restaurants brace for post-pandemic reopening

Major changes, including partitions, face masks and temperature scanners, are on the menu for New York City restaurants as customers emerge from quarantine.

Read the full story on New York Daily News.

Domino Park circles keep sunbathers in check

They could have been a quirky play on the name Domino Park. But the large, painted circles on the grass of one of New York City's newest sunbathing spots have a very specific purpose. 

Read the full story on CNN.


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