Pain at the pump: New Jersey officials hope anti-gas gouging bill will help drivers

Pain at the pump: New Jersey officials hope anti-gas gouging bill will help drivers

WOODBRIDGE, New Jersey — New Jersey officials are hoping a new bill cracking down on price gouging by oil companies and other energy producers will offer some relief to drivers as prices at the pump continue to soar. Congressman Frank Pallone held a press conference Friday to talk about the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention … Read more

MTA ridership continues pandemic rebound, agency launches DineAWAY campaign to help restaurants

MTA ridership continues pandemic rebound, agency launches DineAWAY campaign to help restaurants

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — While still not at pre-pandemic levels, subway ridership continues to set new high watermarks in the push to return to normalcy. Subway ridership on Wednesday topped 3.6 million, breaking a previous record set just the day before on May 17, of 3.535 million. Additionally, on Tuesday, May 17, pandemic-era ridership … Read more

No changes to NYC mandates despite ‘high’ alert level; several NYC judges COVID positive, report says

No changes to NYC mandates despite ‘high’ alert level;  several NYC judges COVID positive, report says

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — COVID isn’t over. One example is the fact that some 20 New York City judges are now COVID positive after they attended a retreat in Montauk last weekend, according to published reports. Some of the judges with no symptoms have been able to return to work. There were some 70 … Read more

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stands firm against mask mandates despite ‘high’ coronavirus alert level

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stands firm against mask mandates despite ‘high’ coronavirus alert level

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday stood firm in his reluctance to reinstate both the city’s indoor mask mandate and similar face covering requirements for schools, insisting that the city is now in a different place with treatments and vaccines available to blunt severe disease and death. “We’re … Read more

Court expert released draft of new congressional maps for New York that are more favorable to Republicans than original maps

Court expert released draft of new congressional maps for New York that are more favorable to Republicans than original maps

NEW YORK — A court-appointed expert released a draft of new congressional maps for New York that are more favorable to Republicans than the original gerrymandered political maps drawn by Democrats. The draft maps released Monday would help the GOP by creating five districts that lean Republican and at least four other districts where Republicans … Read more

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City entered the “high” COVID-19 alert level Tuesday, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. Health officials say there is a high community spread, and pressure on the health care system is increasing. “New York City has transitioned to a high COVID alert … Read more

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City is expected to enter the high COVID-19 alert level in the coming days, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. The city is currently in the medium alert level, but that is expected to change as cases increase. The New York City … Read more

Evidence Could Support Action Vs. Trump – NBC New York

Evidence Could Support Action Vs. Trump – NBC New York

As a federal judge weighs Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking to halt a civil investigation into his business practices, a lawyer for the New York attorney general’s office said Friday that evidence found throughout the three-year probe could support legal action against the former president, his company , or both. The lawyer, Andrew Amer, said at … Read more

New York’s Caviar Russe Adds A Swank Café On Madison Avenue

New York’s Caviar Russe Adds A Swank Café On Madison Avenue

Caviar Russe’s elegant second-floor restaurant now has a casual cafe and lunge on Madison Avenue. Photography by Food Story Media Ltd. For a quarter century now Caviar Russe has been snugly perched above Madison Avenue with little fanfare but a very faithful international clientele. It opened in 1997 when the tasting menu was $75 and … Read more