Health Care

Policy

Doctors say NYC’s omicron wave could end in a matter of weeks

Modeling projections off of London and South Africa, local health experts are hopeful that the variant will peak by mid-January.

New York City

Policy

Is the future of open data in NYC going to be decentralized storage?

The city's open data on demographics, air quality and legal notices was uploaded to Filecoin’s distributed network to evaluate its security and reliability.

Policy

Eric Adams’ COVID-19 plan keeps private sector vaccine mandate in place

The New York City mayor-elect stressed continuity – and better communication with city businesses.

Policy

Policy

New York hospitals see significant upticks in COVID-19 admissions

Gov. Kathy Hochul has urged calm and said the state is not in the same situation as earlier in the pandemic.

Health Care

Policy

Child COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

The number of admissions among infected New York City kids has increased four-fold since the first week of December.

Health Care

Policy

Hochul to unveil new COVID-19 plans on New Year’s Eve

Public health restrictions might tighten in the upcoming weeks if hospitalizations continue to rise.

Health Care

Policy

Will New York allow terminally ill people to end their lives?

A bill to legalize so-called medical aid in dying has been introduced in the state Legislature for years. It’s fate in 2022 is still uncertain.

Coronavirus

Policy

FAQ: All of your omicron questions answered

State and local officials have rolled out a fresh slate of measures to combat the spread of the highly transmissible new coronavirus variant in recent days.

Health Care

Policy

COVID-19 test providers are taking days to produce results

A coalition of lawmakers in Queens is calling for more testing sites as omicron is expected to take weeks to run its course.

Health Care

Policy

New York hits another day of record COVID cases

The state broke its single-day case-count record for the fourth consecutive day amid omicron’s rip.

Policy

Policy

Test your knowledge of New York state politics before the 2022 legislative session begins

The upcoming year will feature fights on criminal justice reforms, climate change, the Buffalo Bills and more.

Energy & Environment

Policy

East River Park construction can continue, high court rules

The Thursday rulings by the New York Court of Appeals put an end to a long-fought war between New York City and activists who are against the project.

Energy & Environment

Policy

Governors Island opens for winter and preps to lead NYC’s climate goals

Clare Newman, president and CEO of the Governors Island Trust, discusses the island’s new year-round schedule and how it plans to do climate-focused research and education in an interview with City & State.

Criminal justice

Policy

The balancing act looming over incoming NYPD head Keechant Sewell

Sewell could have to answer to two New York City Police Department veterans: Mayor-elect Eric Adams and his rumored pick for deputy mayor of public safety, Philip Banks III.

Health Care

Policy

Omicron breakthrough cases becoming more prevalent

Gov. Kathy Hochul is emphasizing booster shots as new science highlights how the coronavirus variant evades vaccines.

Policy

Policy

What’s on the state Legislature’s 2022 gambling agenda?

In a Q&A, Assembly Member J. Gary Pretlow discusses mobile sports betting and new downstate casinos.

Health Care

Policy

Is it finally, finally the year for the New York Health Act?

Single-payer health care’s biggest champion, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, will retire after the 2022 legislative session.

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