Getting New Yorkers To Wear Face Masks Is Not Always Easy, Store Workers Say

A view of long line of people at Costco in Long Island City Queens, New York, USA during Coronavirus pandemic on May 2, 2020. (Photo by John Nacion/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Wearing a mask in public is now required to help stop the spread of COVID-19. WNYC’s Gwynne Hogan reports that store workers are tasked with making sure people comply, but that’s not always easy because ‘People Don’t Listen’

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‘People Don’t Listen’: Getting New Yorkers to Wear Face Masks Is Not Always Easy, Store Workers Say

NYC Begins Citywide Coronavirus Testing Day of Action

The city is ramping up coronavirus testing today in an effort to keep a handle on the virus. Wednesday is being called a COVID-19 testing “day of action.” The goal is to test 150,000 people by the end of the week. There are more than 180 testing sites across New York City. Testing is encouraged for everyone, not just those with symptoms. Results take approximately three to five days to return.

Here is a link for testing sites across NYC: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-testing-sites/

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New York City Public Schools Are Offering Free “grab-and-go” Meals

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city. No one will be turned away at any time All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals

 

 

 

Outdoor Fridge Available In Brooklyn Who Need Food

It’s not something you see everyday, a fridge outside that offers free food to New Yorkers. Non-profits and grassroots organizations, including Community Solidarity, put the fridge in place to help the community before the outbreak of COVID-19. Those living in an apartment at 133 Van Buren Street, where the fridge is located, keep an eye on it to make sure it stays stocked. They say it’s a community effort where restaurants, grocery stores, and individuals all contribute. Anyone is welcome to give or take at any time in the day.

 https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/04/12/outdoor-fridge-available-for-new-yorkers-who-need-food?cid=share_clip

 

 

 

How NYC Apartment Buildings Are Battling COVID-19 Spread

The majority of New York City residents live in apartments — in close quarters with neighbors above, below and on either side. And that has added to the challenges of slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the five boroughs. My colleagues Rebeca Ibarra Calabrese and Danny Lewis worked together to better understand how residents and building owners can protect themselves and one another from COVID-19. The two sat down with All Things Considered Host Jami Floyd to discuss.

24-Hour Black News Channel Makes It’s Debut

On February 10, the Black News Channel took to the airwaves. It’s been 15 years in the making and debuting in the middle of Black History Month, television history was made.

 

Until now, no other news network in America has dedicated 24 hours a day, every day, to telling the stories that matter the most to the black community.

It’s estimated that more than 100 million homes nationwide will have access to the Black News Channel, which is operating out of Tallahassee, Florida. But executives hope their digital reach will extend around the globe.

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DSNY Presents ReFashion Week In NYC

Every year, New Yorkers send approximately 200,000 tons of clothing, shoes, linens, and accessories to landfill. To raise awareness of this textile waste and provide fashionable solutions, The New York City Department of Sanitation’s donateNYC program presents ReFashion Week NYC, a first-of-its kind week of events taking place throughout NYC.

Between February 23 and March 1, 2019, donateNYC and members of the donateNYC Partnership program will hold clothing swaps, styling competitions, shopping events, and more. In the spirit of showing that thrift stores can produce runway-caliber looks while reducing waste, the week will culminate in the ReFashion Show on Friday, March 1.

Teen Being Told To Cut Dreadlocks Or Miss Graduation

A Texas family is threatening legal action against their local school district after their teen son was told he couldn’t walk at graduation because of his long dreadlocks. DeAndre Arnold is being forced to either cut his hair or miss graduation. He also said that he would transfer to another school if he’s not allowed to walk down the aisle.  CBS News Correspondent Omar Villafranca spoke to DeAndre and his family to see how they are handling the situation.

Longtime Channel 4 WNBC Anchor Sue Simmons Makes A Television Appearance

She was once among the most familiar figures in our lives in local news. Retired News Anchor Sue Simmons recently made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

Click to see Sue Simmons On WWWL

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE — Pictured: Sue Simmons — Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Chuck and Sue (as they were known in New York) were together since Simmons’s arrival at WNBC—the longest run for an anchor team in New York City television history. From 1980 to 2007, she was a co-anchor for WNBC’s Live at Five news broadcast and the news at 11 p.m.co -anchored with Chuck  Scarborough. On March 7, 2012, WNBC announced that it would not renew its contract with Simmons; which expired in June. 

Sue Simmons’s final broadcast was on June 15, 2012; she received farewells from long time co-workers, as well as numerous sports figures and celebrities.