During the New York City ceremony, Biden briefly comforted an elderly woman who sitting nearby using a wheelchair. The woman -- who was holding a picture of her son -- told Biden her son was 43 when he died in the attacks. Biden, who momentarily took the image and looked it over, according to a pool report, reflected on the loss of his own son Beau, who died in 2015. … [Read more...] about Biden, Pence meet at 9/11 memorial in New York City
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“I went and saw for myself on the Upper West Side last week,” de Blasio said. “And what I saw was not acceptable and had to be addressed, because the idea is to always try and balance the need to serve homeless folks with a need for community to continue to go about its life.” … [Read more...] about Upper West Side Divided After City Opts To Move Homeless Residents From Hotel Lucerne
“Why was it necessary to move them out of the hotels and why couldn’t you have identified the people who are causing the trouble, move them out, and kept the people in the Lucerne and given them the services they would need?” Kramer asked the mayor. … [Read more...] about Mayor De Blasio Defends Decision To Move Homeless Out Of UWS Hotels, Says That Housing Was Never The Long-Term Plan
“Right now, I mean, there is no way to evaluate it while I’m in a government position. I cannot ask anyone for money. That would be a complete violation of COIB, so I need to actually step aside to actually be able to really think through what we need to do,” Garcia said. … [Read more...] about Kathryn Garcia Stepping Down As NYC Sanitation Commissioner; Could Run For Mayor Be Next On To-Do List?
“We are continuing New York City’s economic recovery by bringing back indoor dining. Working with the state and public health officials, we’ve achieved a plan that puts health and safety first by including strict capacity limits, a close monitoring of citywide positive testing rates and a coordinated inspection regimen. Science will guide our decision-making as we continue to monitor progress and health care indicators over the next three weeks to ensure a safe reopening. This may not look like the indoor dining that we all know and love, but it is progress for restaurant workers and all New Yorkers,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. … [Read more...] about NYC Restaurants To Resume Indoor Dining At 25% Capacity As Of September 30