1. New York City’s vaccine rules are a good step, but may not be enough, health experts say. Metro, Yesterday

    The White House said it supported the effort, and a restaurant trade group in the city said the rules could stave off new shut down orders.

  2. New York City to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Dining and Gyms Metro, Yesterday

    Mayor Bill de Blasio said the tough restrictions were necessary to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated and curtail a third wave of coronavirus cases.

  3. De Blasio Urges Masking Again, but Stops Short of a Mandate Metro, Yesterday

    Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted to focus on increasing vaccination rates, and worried requiring face coverings would remove an incentive.

  4. Mask Mandates Are Returning in Many Cities. N.Y.C. Is Holding Back. Metro, August 2

    Louisiana and San Francisco brought back indoor mask requirements, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted New Yorkers to focus on vaccinations.

  5. De Blasio Urges Vaccinated New Yorkers to Wear Masks Indoors Video, August 2

    Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” encouraged vaccinated New Yorkers to wear masks indoors again, especially when others around them could be unvaccinated.

  6. De Blasio urges vaccinated New Yorkers to wear masks indoors but balks at a mandate. Metro, August 2

    The mayor said vaccinated New Yorkers needed to mask up inside because of C.D.C. guidance involving areas of high transmission, but he did not require masks.

  7. New York Is Pushing Homeless People Off the Streets. Where Will They Go? Metro, August 2

    Cleanup crews are clearing encampments, but advocates say the sweeps just move people from one place to another and fail to address the housing crisis.

  8. New York City Awards $3 Million for Latino and Puerto Rican Theater Culture, July 30

    The Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater will use the funds, along with $7 million from the city over the last eight years, for an expanded South Bronx space.

  9. N.Y.C.’s mayor says mask guidance will come on Monday, but remains focused on greater vaccination. Metro, July 30

    “Masks can be helpful,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “but they don’t change the basic reality. Vaccination does.”

  10. Delta Variant and Rise in Cases Has New Yorkers ‘Scared All Over Again’ Metro, July 28

    The city is grappling with a new surge in cases and questions. The only shared emotion is uncertainty.

  11. N.Y.C. to Host a Concert in Central Park for the Vaccinated Video, July 27

    Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York announced that next month there will be a concert in Central Park to celebrate the city’s recovery from the coronavirus, with performances from LL Cool J, Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen.

  12. N.Y.C. Union Leaders Say Mayor’s Covid Mandate Took Them by Surprise Metro, July 27

    Municipal union leaders bristled at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that workers must get vaccinated or tested weekly, while city workers had mixed reactions.

  13. Here’s how New York businesses are responding to the mayor’s plea for vaccine mandates. Business, July 27

    Some major New York employers have already moved toward mandating vaccination for workers, but many others haven’t taken that step.

  14. New York City to Workers: Get Vaccinated or Get Tested Weekly Metro, July 27

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new requirement that will apply to roughly 340,000 employees, including teachers and police officers.

  15. New York City and California to Require Vaccines or Tests for Workers Metro, July 26

    California and New York City announced the mandates for their employees, while the Department of Veterans Affairs said frontline health care workers must get vaccinated or face possible termination.

  16. New York Moves Homeless People From Hotels to Shelters as Virus Cases Rise Metro, July 26

    Many homeless people who have been living in hotels during the pandemic were frustrated and confused as they were loaded onto buses and taken to crowded group shelters.

  17. New York City and California will require workers to be vaccinated or face testing. Metro, July 26

    The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday also became the first federal agency to mandate that some of its employees get inoculated.

  18. Corporate America Rethinks Vaccine Mandates Business, July 26

    New outbreaks have companies weighing their options.

  19. De Blasio Urges New York Businesses to Require Employee Vaccinations Metro, July 23

    The debate over mandates is intensifying as the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus surges in many parts of the United States.

  20. N.Y.C.’s mayor calls for companies to require shots, as national debate over vaccine mandates picks up. National, July 23

    Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said the city might broaden the number of city workers required to get vaccinated or tested weekly.

  21. Forget Mask Mandates. Vaccines Are the Only Answer for Fighting Covid-19. Op Ed, July 23

    I’m done with masks and lockdowns.

  22. New York’s ‘Homecoming’ to Feature a Free Concert in Every Borough Culture, July 22

    The concerts, which are to run between Aug. 16 to Aug. 21, are being organized to celebrate the city’s reopening and promote tourism.

  23. Variants and Vaccinations: The State of the Virus in N.Y.C. Metro, July 22

    The Delta variant has driven up coronavirus case counts, and some experts worry that the vaccination effort is moving too slowly.

  24. Is N.Y.C. Doing Enough to Slow 3rd Virus Wave? Experts Raise Doubts. Metro, July 21

    On Wednesday, the city announced that all public hospital employees must be vaccinated or face weekly coronavirus testing.

  25. Vaccinations or Weekly Testing to Be Required for N.Y.C. Health Workers Video, July 21

    Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said employees of city-run hospitals and health clinics would be required to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or be tested on a weekly basis. About 60 percent of the work force has been vaccinated.

  26. New York to Require Vaccination or Weekly Testing for City Health Workers Metro, July 20

    The new city policy takes aim at improving vaccination rates at public hospitals. Around 60 percent of workers in the city’s public hospital system are vaccinated.

  27. De Blasio Says He Won’t Mandate Masks to Fight Delta Variant Video, July 19

    Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said he would not support additional indoor mask requirements as the Delta variant fuels rising coronavirus cases in the city, and doubled down on vaccinations as the best defense.

  28. He Paid His Subway Fare. Then He Was Tasered by the Police. Metro, July 15

    A video of a violent arrest raised questions about balancing a push to enforce laws in the subway against concerns about police abuses.

  29. New York City and California are sticking with their mask rules in schools. National, July 13

    The decisions come after the Centers for Disease Control relaxed guidelines, urging schools to fully reopen in the fall and to use local health data to determine measures like face coverings.

  30. N.Y.C.’s Plan to Move Homeless People From Hotels Is Blocked by a Judge Metro, July 13

    A federal judge ruled that the city was transferring homeless people to group shelters without adequate consideration for their health.

  31. Staten Island Sees Uptick in Covid-19 Cases Metro, July 13

    The city health commissioner said an increase in positive cases was probably because of the number of unvaccinated younger residents.

  32. Inside the Mayor’s Plan to Help N.Y.C.’s Schools Recover Metro, July 9

    Bill de Blasio unveiled a $635 million plan to restore the system post-lockdown and give students extra academic and mental health support.

  33. Why Some of N.Y.C.’s Essential Workers Skipped a Parade to Honor Them Metro, July 7

    The Lower Manhattan celebration honored workers’ service during the pandemic, but several unions said they would not participate, citing low pay among other complaints.

  34. As Delta Risk Looms, New York City Scales Back Covid Monitoring Metro, July 7

    The positive test rate in the city has crept up near 1 percent in recent days.

  35. New York’s Fiscal Watchdog Sues to End Mayor’s Pandemic Spending Powers Metro, July 6

    The city comptroller, Scott Stringer, wants to regain oversight of the city’s pandemic spending, which he said has been characterized by “overpayment and overpurchasing.”

  36. The Electrification of New York City Vehicles Interactive, May 13

    New York City's sanitation department unveiled a fully electric street sweeper last week.

  37. N.Y.C.’s 2021 Race for Mayor: Who’s Running? Interactive, December 2

    There's already a crowded field in the race for the next mayor of New York City. Here are some of the leading candidates.

  38. How N.Y.C.’s Plan to Open Schools Fell Apart Interactive, September 17

    Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled the start of in-person classes for the country’s largest school system just three days before they were set to begin, sowing even more confusing among parents and educators.