New York City increases lifeguards’ pay to more than $19 an hour amid shortage

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that the city has reached a deal with the lifeguard union to raise starting wages for lifeguards to $19.46 per hour. They will also develop a training program to fully staff the city’s 17 mini pools. When the city’s pools opened last week, … Read more

New York City To Offer Paxlovid For Free At Mobile COVID Testing Centers

Select mobile COVID-19 testing centers in New York City will offer antiviral treatments, including Paxlovid, to those who receive a positive result under the nation’s first “Test to Treat” program. The initiative, launched Thursday, will be rolled out at three mobile testing sites with the goal of expanding to 30 locations in the city by … Read more

NYC Mayor Eric Adams calls for ‘exemptions’ to Manhattan congestion fees

Mayor Eric Adams called on the MTA to provide “exemptions” to forthcoming congestion fees planned for Manhattan below 60th Street — even as the MTA’s CEO warned doing so will mean a higher toll for everyone else. “We need to be clear that there should be a level of exemptions that we should put in … Read more

Pro-safety groups target AOC-backed ‘defund police’ candidates in NY Assembly races

Two political action committees bankrolled by New York business interests are waging a hard-hitting $1 million counteroffensive to defeat “defund the police” state Assembly candidates running in Tuesday’s Democratic primary races. The related Super PACs — Common Sense New Yorkers and Voters of New York — have sent out mailers attacking the lefty candidates as … Read more

Planet Fitness offering free summer workouts for NYC high school students

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks say the end of the school year shouldn’t be the end of physical fitness for students this summer. They were on hand to announce a new program with Planet Fitness locations in New York City for students ages 14 to 19. Planet … Read more

The Resistance of Anarchy Row

In March, Mayor Eric Adams gave orders to dismantle every homeless encampment in New York. Within days, “task-force teams” of police officers, sanitation workers, and homeless-outreach agents cleared out hundreds of sites, in all five boroughs. At a string of encampments under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, where more than a dozen people had been living, city … Read more

Hochul to call special legislative session after gun ruling; Adams worries NYC will be ‘Wild West’

NEW YORK (WABC) — Elected officials in New York and New Jersey wasted no time voicing their opinions and talking about the next steps after the Supreme Court ruling to strike down the concealed carry law in New York. Governor Kathy Hochul said while the decision necessitated no immediate change to New York state law, … Read more

Transit officer on solo patrol attacked in Brooklyn, NYC releases guidelines on passenger safety

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A transit officer was attacked in a Brooklyn subway station after telling a man to stop smoking on the subway platform. It happened around 6:48 p.m. on the 3 train platform at the Pennsylvania Avenue subway station in East New York. The officer first warned the 24-year-old man to put … Read more

Transit officer on solo patrol attacked in Penn Station, NYC releases guidelines on passenger safety

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A transit officer was attacked in Penn Station after telling a man to stop smoking on the subway platform. It happened around 6:48 p.m. on the 3 train platform. The officer first warned the 24-year-old man to put out the cigarette, but he apparently ignored the warning. Then, the suspect … Read more

Unvaccinated NYC workers could be given 2nd chance to get vaccinated and be rehired

NEW YORK CITY — New York City is making a push to give city workers fired earlier this year for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine a chance to get their old jobs back – if they get fully vaccinated. In February, Mayor Eric Adams fired more than 1,400 workers who failed to comply with the … Read more