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FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, Terence Monahan, the New York Police Department's Chief of Department, addresses the media during a news conference in New York. The New York Police Department on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, rejected concerns that a police union's endorsement of President Donald Trump could lead to officers mistreating anti-Trump voters and protesters.

NYPD says union's Trump endorsement won't affect enforcement

Oct. 20, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Tuesday that a police union's endorsement of President Donald Trump shouldn't sway how officers treat people who protest or vote against the president. “When we put on this uniform, we are apolitical,” Chief of Department Terence Monahan...

A woman holds a sign as she and others protest outside the offices of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in New York. Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a

Jewish leaders call COVID rules 'blatantly anti-Semitic'

Oct. 16, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a “streak of anti-Semitic discrimination” with a recent crackdown on religious gatherings to reduce the state’s coronavirus infection rate. The Manhattan...

Source: Friction with mayor behind top NYPD official's exit

Oct. 14, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A top commander seen as a rising star in the leadership ranks of the New York Police Department abruptly gave notice Tuesday that he is retiring, less than a year after taking the job. Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo's sudden exit, after months of dealing with street protests and the...

Source: Friction with mayor behind top NYPD official's exit

Oct. 13, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A top commander seen as a rising star in the leadership ranks of the New York Police Department abruptly gave notice Tuesday that he is retiring, less than a year after taking the job. Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo's sudden exit, after months of dealing with street protests and the...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, attends a ceremony unveil the statue of the patron saint of immigrants, Mother Frances Cabrini, in Battery Park Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mother Cabrini statue unveiled in NYC on Columbus Day

Oct. 12, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo observed Columbus Day on Monday by dedicating a statue of the Italian-American saint known as Mother Cabrini in lower Manhattan. The unveiling of the statue came a year after Cuomo announced that the state would commission a monument to the Roman Catholic nun who...

Members of the Orthodox Jewish community speak with NYPD officers on a street corner, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo moved to reinstate restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and schools in and near areas where coronavirus cases are spiking. Many neighborhoods that stand to be affected are home to large enclaves of Orthodox Jews.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Amid NYC protests, Orthodox Jews urge new virus-era dialogue

Oct. 9, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

After months of grappling with a pandemic that has walloped New York's Orthodox Jewish communities, prompting changes to holidays, mourning and prayers, new limits on worship and other activity in some areas are pushing tensions in some neighborhoods of Brooklyn to the boiling point. New restrictions in places...

Members of the Jewish Orthodox community pass a grocery store in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Hundreds of businesses in New York City neighborhoods where COVID-19 cases have spiked were supposed to be closed Thursday by order of the governor, but in Brooklyn's Borough Park section, some merchants subject to the shutdown order appeared to be operating as usual at midday, including a barber shop, cell phone stores and a toy store. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Businesses shut in effort to contain virus in NYC hot spots

Oct. 8, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of businesses and schools in New York City neighborhoods where coronavirus cases have spiked were closed Thursday by order of the governor, but questions swirled about how effectively officials could enforce the shutdown in areas where it has been met with resentment. The new rules...

Members of the Jewish Orthodox community speak with NYPD officers on a street corner, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York.   Gov. Andrew Cuomo moved to reinstate restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and schools in and near areas where coronavirus cases are spiking. Many neighborhoods that stand to be affected are home to large enclaves of Orthodox Jews.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'Just not fair': Communities bristle at new NYC shutdowns

Oct. 7, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anger and resentment flared Wednesday in New York City neighborhoods facing new coronavirus shutdowns, with some residents saying the state is unfairly targeting Orthodox Jewish communities as it tries to stamp out hot spots before they spread. Protests erupted in Brooklyn's Borough Park...

Former de Blasio aide Maya Wiley announces run for NYC mayor

Oct. 7, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Wiley, a civil rights lawyer, former aide to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and MSNBC legal analyst, is announcing her candidacy to succeed de Blasio in 2021. “I want to build a New York where no matter who you are or what you look like, how you identify or who you love,...

A Department of Education employee, center, answers a parent's questions outside the entrance to Public School 95, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in the Gravesend neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he's ordering schools in certain New York City neighborhoods closed within a day in an attempt to halt a flare-up of the coronavirus. The governor took the action a day after Mayor Bill de Blasio asked the state for permission to reinstate restrictions on businesses and schools in nine ZIP codes in Brooklyn and Queens where the virus was spreading more quickly. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York to impose new shutdowns in coronavirus hot spots

Oct. 6, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will reinstate restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and schools in and near areas where coronavirus cases are spiking, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, saying the severity of shutdowns would vary by proximity to the hot spots. Set to take effect no later than...