Gothamist: How To Camp In New York When The Campgrounds Are Crowded

Gothamist: How To Camp In New York When The Campgrounds Are Crowded. “The best primitive campsites are near a swimming hole or mountain top view. But short of hiring a professional guide, how do you find these wild places? To answer that question, it helps to know how New York classifies its public land. What follows is a primer on public lands and primitive camping opportunities in New York.”

New York Times: ‘Diamond Sweet 16’ Party Leaves 37 Infected and 270 in Quarantine

New York Times: ‘Diamond Sweet 16’ Party Leaves 37 Infected and 270 in Quarantine. “The ‘Diamond Sweet 16 Package’ at the Miller Place Inn, an opulent Long Island catering hall, includes options like virgin frozen daiquiris and a make-your-own-s’mores bar. But those treats are unavailable for now. The inn has closed temporarily and its owners have been fined after one such party there last month left 37 people infected with the coronavirus and forced over 270 into quarantine, officials said.”

WGRZ: Craving a craft brew? New website will tell you the best places in NYS to find one

WGRZ: Craving a craft brew? New website will tell you the best places in NYS to find one. “A new virtual passport will showcase and promote 200 craft breweries that closely surround the 750-mile Empire State Trail. The new website is a partnership between the Empire State Trail and the New York State Brewers Association. It encourages New Yorkers to visit breweries within ten miles of the trail which spans the entire state.”

New York Times: How a Feud Between Cuomo and de Blasio Led to a Chaotic Virus Crackdown

New York Times: How a Feud Between Cuomo and de Blasio Led to a Chaotic Virus Crackdown. “The governor and mayor, both Democrats, have feuded for years, and their reluctance to work together closely has become a critical issue during the pandemic. Mr. [Bill] de Blasio, who needed Mr. [Andrew] Cuomo’s approval to act, pushed out a plan without the state’s blessing, only to have the governor override that plan with one of his own — causing unnecessary confusion for thousands of business owners and school parents.”

News Center Maine: 400+ Baileyville mill workers tested for COVID-19 after cases found among out-of-state contractors

News Center Maine: 400+ Baileyville mill workers tested for COVID-19 after cases found among out-of-state contractors . “More than 400 employees at the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville are being tested for COVID-19 after at least seven out-of-state contractors tested positive for the virus. Mill officials were notified of the positive cases Tuesday after the workers from a New York company were among at least 600 subcontractors brought in for routine maintenance to the facility last week.”

‘It is not acceptable’: Cuomo, de Blasio at odds as Covid surges in New York (Politico)

Politico: ‘It is not acceptable’: Cuomo, de Blasio at odds as Covid surges in New York. “New York City is reliving some of the nightmares it endured earlier this spring as coronavirus cases begin to surge, and once again Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are pointing fingers and offering conflicting guidance.”

WLNY: NYPD Threatens Disciplinary Action For Officers Who Don’t Wear Face Masks

WLNY: NYPD Threatens Disciplinary Action For Officers Who Don’t Wear Face Masks. “The NYPD is ordering all its officers to mask up or face disciplinary action. The move comes after criticism from the public and Gov. Andrew Cuomo that many officers were enforcing the rule but not following it themselves.”

NY1: Mayor Proposes Shutting Schools and Non-Essential Businesses in 9 NYC Zip Codes Battling COVID-19 Uptick

NY1: Mayor Proposes Shutting Schools and Non-Essential Businesses in 9 NYC Zip Codes Battling COVID-19 Uptick. “Mayor Bill de Blaiso Sunday proposed shutting down schools and non-essential businesses in nine zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens starting Wednesday due to an uptick in coronavirus cases in those areas. The move requires state approval.”

WLNY: Gov. Cuomo Warns NYC Leaders To Step Up Mask And Social Distancing Enforcement, Could Hit City With $10,000 Fine

WLNY: Gov. Cuomo Warns NYC Leaders To Step Up Mask And Social Distancing Enforcement, Could Hit City With $10,000 Fine. “There are setbacks in the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. CBS2 has obtained new evidence that many people living in areas where there are COVID-19 clusters continue to ignore safety precautions. Now, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to fine the city if it doesn’t fix things, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Friday.”

Dezeen: Outdoor dining on New York City streets becomes permanent

Dezeen: Outdoor dining on New York City streets becomes permanent. “New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has made the Open Restaurants Program, which allows restaurants in the city to extend seating onto streets, sidewalks and public spaces, permanent following the coronavirus pandemic.”

ABC News: New York City’s daily positivity rate tops 3% amid ‘alarming increase’ in COVID-19 cases

ABC News: New York City’s daily positivity rate tops 3% amid ‘alarming increase’ in COVID-19 cases. “New York City reported its highest daily positivity rate since June on Tuesday, the same day elementary schools started welcoming students back in person and a day before restaurants began indoor dining.”

Bloomberg: New York Region Sees 40% Bankruptcy Surge, Braces for More

Bloomberg: New York Region Sees 40% Bankruptcy Surge, Braces for More. “The pandemic has battered New York City businesses, with almost 6,000 closures, a jump of about 40% in bankruptcy filings across the region and shuttered storefronts in the business districts of all five boroughs. It’s going to get worse.”

Rome Sentinel (New York): Proposal would hold social media companies responsible for violent material

Rome Sentinel (New York): Proposal would hold social media companies responsible for violent material . “Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi, D-22, Utica, has introduced legislation designed to hold social media companies responsible when violent and graphic material is shared on their sites. Brindisi has dubbed the legislation ‘Bianca’s Law’ after the brutal murder of 17-year-old Bianca Devins in Utica was shared online by the accused killer.”

Cornell University Library: Artifacts from upstate Indigenous towns digitized, repatriated

Cornell University Library: Artifacts from upstate Indigenous towns digitized, repatriated. “Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their rich stories online thanks to a collaborative project by anthropologists, librarians and Indigenous community members.”