Thursday, September 23

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Restaurants and gyms are suing New York City over its vaccine mandate for indoor activities

Restaurants and gyms are suing New York City over its vaccine mandate for indoor activities. The lawsuit hopes to overturn the mandate as being unfair to businesses. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio feels confident his mandate can withstand the legal challenge. LoadingSomething is loading. Three restaurants are suing New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio over its vaccine ...
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Neighborhood-watch app Citizen is offering people $25 an hour to livestream crime scenes and house fires in NYC and Los Angeles

The app Citizen is hiring people to livestream crime scenes and emergencies, The NY Post reported. The app gives users real-time safety updates, usually provided by volunteers. These $20 an hour roles would involve interviewing witnesses and reporting "behind police tape." LoadingSomething is loading. Neighborhood-watch app Citizen is offering ...
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RESULTS: New York City to re-tally ranked choice rounds after major tabulation errors included dummy votes

New York City voters are selecting Democratic and Republican nominees for mayor. New York is using ranked-choice voting for the first time, so the winner may not be known for weeks. Eric Adams' initial lead was cut down by Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York City officials have retracted the most recent vote count and the first set of ranked-choice vote tabulations for the city's mayoral race after accidentally including 135,000 dummy test votes in the ranked-choice runoff tallies it conducted and released on Tuesday. The Board of Elections removed the previous results from the firs...
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New York City will re-do its first rounds of ranked-choice voting after accidentally including 135,000 test votes in official results

New York City officials accidentally included 135,000 test votes in their ranked-choice vote tallies. The Board of Elections announced it will re-upload, re-tally, and re-tabulate votes on Wednesday. New York City is using ranked-choice voting for the first time for mayoral and other races. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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A famous NYC restaurant owner said he let waiters have a glass of wine before their shift, and found tips went up 5%

The owner of NYC restaurant Balthazar let staff have a glass of wine before service on Tuesday. He said tips were 5% higher post-rosé. Balthazar, a swanky celebrity hotspot, closed early in the pandemic and recently reopened. See more stories on Insider's business page. A swanky New York City restaurant may have discovered the secret to better tips. Keith McNally — the famed restaurateur behind Pastis, Minetta Tavern, and Balthazar — posted on Instagram Wednesday that he tried what he called a "one time only experiment" with his staff at Balthazar this week: a glass of rosé prior to the start of service .The result, besides a lig...
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A volunteer for NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams was stabbed while out canvassing in the Bronx

A volunteer for Eric Adams' campaign was stabbed in the Bronx on Saturday. The volunteer was out canvassing when he was approached by two men who fled after one stabbed him. Adams is part of a crowded field of Democrats in the NYC mayoral primary election on Tuesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 42-year-old volunteer for the campaign of Eric Adams, who is running for mayor of New York City, was stabbed Sunday while out canvassing in the Bronx, the campaign said."A member of Team Adams — who has been working hard & volunteering every day — was stabbed in the Bronx today," Adams, a former police officer, tweeted. "W...
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An Amazon worker says she’s homeless because she can’t afford NYC rent with the $19 she’s paid per hour: Report

Amazon has touted its $15 minimum wage and pushed for increases at the national level. But Vice reported that a worker in New York City making $19.30 per hour still can't afford rent. The woman says she lives in her car in the company's parking lot and struggles to make ends meet. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Amazon employee who works at the company's warehouse on Staten Island in New York City says she lives in her car in the building's parking lot because she can't afford rent in the city with the $19.30 she makes per hour, Vice News reported Friday.The woman, Natalie Monarrez, has been homeless since 2019 afte...