EXPLAINER: Great Replacement Theory fuels racist attacks

EXPLAINER: Great Replacement Theory fuels racist attacks

BUFFALO, New York — A racist ideology seeping from the Internet’s fringes into the mainstream is being investigated as a motivating factor in the supermarket shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York. Most of the victims were Black. Ideas from “The Great Replacement Theory” filled a racist screed supposedly posted online by the … 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

Severe weather, heavy flooding possible for Staten Island on Monday; NYC issues travel advisory

Severe weather, heavy flooding possible for Staten Island on Monday;  NYC issues travel advisory

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Staten Island is under threat of severe, pummeling thunderstorms Monday, prompting NYC Emergency Management to issue a travel advisory for the morning and afternoon commutes. Following a storm that could cause some flooding on Staten Island on Sunday night, a separate system is expected to move into the New York City … Read more

NYC housing agency says it’s too short-staffed to enforce new safety rules sparked by Bronx blaze that killed 17 – New York Daily News

NYC housing agency says it’s too short-staffed to enforce new safety rules sparked by Bronx blaze that killed 17 – New York Daily News

The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development has lost more than a third of its inspection force — and its leaders say they hope to staff up in anticipation of new safety rules sparked by a deadly Bronx apartment building blaze that killed 17 people. The agency is scrambling to fill 131 vacancies, officials … Read more

Gerrymandering and its fallout are stacking the deck against voters – New York Daily News

Gerrymandering and its fallout are stacking the deck against voters – New York Daily News

While New Yorkers are getting hammered by skyrocketing costs and crime, the incumbents who created this mess have been busy protecting themselves. New York Democrats drew redistricting maps so blatantly unconstitutional that the courts have thrown them out just weeks before the primary. This is wrong regardless of who is in charge; we all lose … Read more

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in California Church Shooting – NBC New York

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in California Church Shooting – NBC New York

A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before being arrested and hog-tied by parishioners in what a sheriff’s official called an act of “exceptional heroism and bravery.” Four of the five people wounded suffered critical gunshot injuries during the … Read more

With Wan Wan, Team Wayla highlights Phuket-style Thai

With Wan Wan, Team Wayla highlights Phuket-style Thai

Erika Chou and Doron Wong’s Rivers and Hills Hospitality Group has opened a string of hits since its founding in the mid 20-teens, led by the excellent Japanese-Italian hotspot Kimka on Kenmare Street, where chef Christine Lau is at the helm; and the equally great Thai street-food restaurant Wayla on Forsyth Street, which boasts a … Read more