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."
The mayor shared details about a "blended learning" plan that will allow students to return to classrooms two or three days a week.
A coalition of parks advocates predict that a cut to NYC public parks will result in increased NYPD enforcement and a disproportionate impact on outer borough parks in lower-income neighborhoods.
Richmond, Virginia, Mayor Levar Stoney became the latest official to announce plans for the removal of Confederate statues, issuing a surprise executive order during a city council meeting Wednesday morning.
Protesters in lower Manhattan's "City Hall Autonomous Zone" had set up a "No Pig Zone" as part of their calls for the city to defund or abolish the NYPD.
President Donald Trump called New York City's proposed Black Lives Matter street mural is a "symbol of hate" that will denigrate the space in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called the proposed $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget "a disingenuous illusion."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed Tuesday night that the city's beaches will reopen for swimming on July 1, after being closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New York City mayor shared guidelines that require NYPD to make disciplinary and misconduct records, as well as documents related to subsequent proceedings, publicly accessible.
The NYPD will be required to release footage from body-worn cameras within 30 days of an incident involving officers discharging a firearm or using force when it results in death or serious bodily harm.
The cities of Los Angeles and New York announced steep cuts to their police department budgets, amid pressure over nationwide protests of police brutality against African Americans and other minority groups.
"We are lifting the curfew, effective immediately. Yesterday and last night we saw the very best of our city," de Blasio wrote on Twitter Sunday morning.
"The NYPD is exactly the wrong agency to be endowed with the critical task of safeguarding our rights as New Yorkers," Comptroller Scott Stringer said.
"Our office has a moral imperative to enact public policies which assure all New Yorkers that in our justice system and our society, black lives matter and police violence is a crime," the D.A.'s Office said Friday.
The Change.org petition created almost a year ago has been revived amid protests against police brutality in New York City.
One Minneapolis group sent Newsweek an unpublished, 19-page document with recommendations, including requiring police to carry their own professional liability insurance, robust civilian oversight of police, and a disciplinary reset mechanism.
Protesters trying to cross the Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn were turned back by police. There were also isolated reports of looting as a curfew was implemented for the second night in a row.