The federal government has been criticized for the vaccine rollout, which is progressing at a slower pace than originally planned.
Ladbrokes gives the technology entrepreneur 2-1 odds to win the mayoral contest, with Scott Stringer following behind at 3-1, Eric Adams at 4-1, Ray McGuire at 6-1 and Maya Wiley at 10-1.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Trump's "incitement of insurrection" before the Capitol riot "clearly constitutes criminal activity."
Yang was poised to do well in the race even before he formally registered to run for the office. A poll released Monday saw him receive 17 percent support when compared to current city officials.
"Now we're seeing the kind of level of infection that we haven't seen since May," the mayor said.
Officials will monitor hospitalization numbers in all New York state regions over the next five days and implement restrictions in areas where rates do not stabilize.
"We weren't consulted, and this is making us very uneasy about the health and safety of our students," said New York City teacher Jia Lee.
Homeless families demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio install Wi-Fi networks in homeless shelters housing school-age children before classes resume after the winter break.
Onlookers shouted "no more masks, burn the masks," as the state's seven-day average number of cases hit the highest level since April.
The city's test-positivity rate reached 3 percent on Wednesday, a threshold that officials previously said would prompt widespread public school closures.
Andrew Cuomo told MSNBC the closures would happen even though he admitted there was not much spread of the virus in schools.
"I loved it, it was vibrant," President Donald Trump said during Thursday's debate. "It's dying, everyone's leaving New York."
Members of the Orthodox Jewish community believe they've been unfairly targeted following the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.
"And if you think, Mrs. de Blasio...retard, woman, crook, whatever you are, you think you're gonna get elected to borough president? You will not be elected," Heshy Tischler said.
It's time for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
In New York City, 4,005 cases were recorded in the past seven days since October 6, according to the CDC.
The American people deserve a prompt Supreme Court confirmation process.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a proposal to close school buildings and nonessential businesses in nine ZIP codes where COVID-19 test-positivity rates have exceeded 3 percent for the past week.
The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) issued an announcement requesting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio relinquish control of the Department of Education.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a press conference Wednesday that "urgent action" is needed to address the uptick in cases affecting "multiple neighborhoods simultaneously."
The tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, will be established in her native Brooklyn.
Officials with the New York City Department of Education, which manages the City School District, said that 42 percent of students are enrolled in all-remote learning ahead of the start of the school year.
Democrat mayors condemn Trump's order to cut federal funds for cities which have "permitted violence."
Dozens of shootings unfolded across the city over the weekend.
"Every region is well below our COVID infection limit, therefore all school districts are authorized to open," Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote on Twitter.
"What is he using them for? For crowd control, for repressing the right of people to protest," the mayor said.
The city is continuing to see a significant increase of gun violence incidents compared to 2019.
The mayor was critical of NYPD officers who did not wear masks at protests, saying "it is so important that the people of the city see the people they look to...actually abiding by the same rules."