Friday, July 1, 2022

New Yorkers to Have More Street Access During Coronavirus Quarantine

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*New York City officials have decided to give a bit more walking space to pedestrians who are on lock down because of the coronavirus crisis.

According to the NY Post, the following streets will open to the public:

  • Manhattan: Park Ave. between E. 28th and E. 34th streets in Midtown.
  • Brooklyn: Bushwick Ave. from Johnson Ave. to Flushing Ave. in Williamsburg.
  • Queens: 34th Ave. from 73rd St to 80th St. in Jackson Heights.
  • Bronx: Grand Concourse between E. Burnside and 184th St. in Fordham Heights.

The streets will be closed to cars and other vehicles from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Mayor De Blasio said on Tuesday he’d like to open “up to two streets per borough,” and more sites could be added in the coming days

“Many of our sidewalks were crowded before this crisis even began,” said City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. “We need to be able to go for walks to maintain our sanity, while at the same time practicing social distancing. This is important for our overall health, and can be done while being sensitive to staffing needs of city agencies.”

Meanwhile, the United States now has the most confirmed cases of coronavirus (surpassing China and Italy). 

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 83,000 people in the U.S. have been infected with the deadly disease, compared to China—where the outbreak began in late 2019—which has 81,782 confirmed cases, while Italy is at 80,589, per Complex

During Thursday’s White House press briefing, President Trump used the report to brag about the country’s high testing capacity.

“I think it’s a tribute to our testing,” he said. “No. 1, you don’t know what the numbers are in China … But you just don’t know what are the numbers. But I think it’s a tribute to the testing. We’re testing tremendous numbers of people … So, we’ll see what happens there. But it’s a tribute to the amount of testing we’re doing. We’re doing tremendous testing. And I’m sure you’re not able to tell what China is testing and not testing. I think that’s a little hard.”

As the US becomes the country with the most coronavirus cases Trump is pushing to reopen the economy. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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