GOOD NEWS: Family Members Flock To NY/NJ Chesed Hospitality Rooms As Multiple Hospitals Reopen

(By: Frimet Blum) It’s been months since anyone entered a Chesed 24/7 Hospitality Room. But on Wednesday, May 26, the long-deserted rooms in Mount Sinai...

GRIM NUMBERS: U.S. Death Toll From COVID-19 Surpasses 100,000; More Than Any Other Country

The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But...

Garden State Pkwy & NJ Turnpike To Get Massive Toll Hikes

A plan to hike tolls on the Garden State Parkway by 27% and New Jersey Turnpike by 36% was adopted by the Turnpike Authority...

Levaya of Hagaon HaRav Shmuel Miller ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva Gedolah Bais Yisroel

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagaon HaRav Shmuel Miller ZT"L, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah Bais Yisroel. He was 81...

The Closed Boro Park Stores and Possible Chillul Hashem

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) There are numerous stores in New York City that are facing severe economic disaster.  Although some businesses have been...

Deblasio: Opening Houses or Worship Is “Dangerous” [VIDEO]

Mayor Bill de called President Donald Trump’s push to reopen in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic “dangerous.” Trump said Friday the Centers for Disease...

Dispute Over Dog In Central Park Sparks Racism Accusations

The verbal dispute between a white woman walking her dog and a black man bird watching in Central Park might normally have gone unnoticed...

LATEST NY UPDATES: Cuomo Says Now Going To Focus On Reopening New York City...

The following are the latest updates for New York compiled by YWN following the daily press conferences of NY Governor Cuomo and NYC Mayor...

NY Stock Exchange Reopens As US Closes In On 100,000 Dead

The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened Tuesday in a largely symbolic step toward economic recovery, and stocks surged at the...

Lock Your Cars! Vehicle Theft Spikes In COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks...

Brooklyn: Guardian Angels Founder Curtis Sliwa Defies No-Swim Order, Kicks Sand On DeBlasio

Curtis Sliwa donned a wetsuit and his trademark Guardian Angels red beret and strode into the water at Coney Island Sunday in defiance of...

VIDEOS: Williamsburg And Boro Park Residents Protest The NYC Sheriff Dept After Shutting Down...

As YWN reported on Sunday morning, hundreds of stores and small-businesses opened their doors on Sunday in defiance of the executive order. As was...

As Nation Approaches 100,000 Dead, NY Continues Downtrend

The daily coronavirus death toll was slightly above 100 in New York state but the trend continues down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. On Saturday,...

FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS Hundreds Of NY Small-Businesses Open In Defiance Of Executive Order

A movement of NY small businesses fighting for survival has grown into a pack of thousands of supporters and hundreds of businesses. Now, the...

WATCH: Summer Camps Must Open With Safety Guidelines; Eichenstein

As the summer is fast approaching, New York State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein says it is time to have an honest and candid discussion about...

FELDER DEMANDS SCHOOLS OPEN: Special Education Schools, Private Schools, Public Schools Are Essential

Dear Governor Cuomo, The education of New York’s children is essential, and our school system must be included in Phase 1 of New York’s reopening...

Restrictions Eased While Virus Deaths Decline In New York

New Yorkers experiencing cabin fever after two months of coronavirus quarantine received an unexpected reprieve when Gov. Andrew Cuomo eased the state’s ban on...

WIlliamsburg: Children’s Carnival Shut Down By NYPD, Summons Issued [VIDEOS]

The NYPD has shut down a children's carnival in Williamsburg on Friday afternoon. Sources tell YWN that the police arrived at Bedford Ave and Lynch...

BIDEN GOES VIRAL: “If You Have A Problem Figuring Out If You’re For Me...

Joe Biden defended his legislative record in an often contentious Friday morning interview with Charlamagne The God, the host of the popular radio show...

BIG UPDATE FOR NJ: Groups Of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

New Jersey is loosening restrictions on the number of people allowed at outdoor gatherings and certain outdoor activities, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his...

Clarification Regarding Opening Of Camp Oraysa

Statement from Yeshiva Darchei Torah, Far Rockaway, NY: Our plans are tentative at this point. Although we operate a program every July known as Oraysa,...

Over 4,300 Virus Patients Sent To NY Nursing Homes

More than 4,300 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York’s already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped...

R’ Leibel Lederman Z”L Of Brooklyn; Renowned Baal Chesed And Baal Tzedakah of Major...

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Reb Leibel Lederman Z"L ר' אריה בן ר' חיים זצ"ל. He was 70 and was...

WIlliamsburg: Partial Collapse Of Building Under Construction [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

One person was injured in a partial collapse of a building under construction in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. It happened at around 8:00PM at...

Cuomo: Summer School In New York State Will Be Online

Summer school students will not be reporting to the classroom. New York City will deliver 1 million meals a day to fight hunger during...

SEE THE EVIDENCE: Is Michael Cohen Becoming Frum in Prison? [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

Has Michael Cohen become Frum in prison? Video and photos from his return home sure make it seem that way. Footage shows his Tallis and...

Cuomo On Summer Camps: Until More Clairty On Kawasaki Disease, No Decision Made

NY Governor Cuomo, during a daily coronavirus task force briefing in Manhattan, said a syndrome that is similar to Kawasaki disease that has afflicted...

THIS SUNDAY: Free Antibody Testing In Catskills And Flatbush – You Must Register Today!

Bikur Cholim has partnered with the prestigious Mayo Clinic and the NIH to offer the most advanced antibody testing for the purpose of qualifying...

DISPELLING THE FALSEHOODS: Senior Gedolim Release Timely Letter After Viral Audio Message

The Agudah, today, has released the attached letter signed by three senior members of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, Rabbi Dovid Feinstein,...

UNDER INVESTIGATION: Sullivan County Sheriff’s Locate Woman Who Posted Threats Against Jews

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unspecified threat that was made indirectly over Facebook regarding summer camps and colonies. Sheriff’s deputies tracked down...

New Jersey, Other States, Work To Fight Virus Misinformation

New Jersey’s top homeland security official received nearly nonstop calls in early March from grocery chains, trucking companies and other logistics firms wanting to...

Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen To Be Released From Prison

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison Thursday and is expected to serve the remainder...

NYPD Officers Kill Man Holding Knife At Scene Of Slain Woman

New York City police officers shot and killed a 44-year-old man who was refusing to stop attacking another man with a knife, Chief of...

Sept. 11 Convict Now Says He Renounces Terrorism, Bin Laden

The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida...

SUDDEN RESIGNATION: Dr Zev Zelenko Leaving Kiras Joel After 20 Years [VIDEO]

One of the leading physicians in Kiryas Joel, Dr Zev Zelenko, has announced that he is leaving the Village of Kiryas Joel where he...

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