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For weeks, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had been warning New Yorkers a couple of rise in coronavirus circumstances and the hazards of gathering with family and friends throughout the holidays.
As hospitalizations enhance, the governor on Monday introduced new standards to roll again reopening and limit indoor eating.
“In the event you’re going to overwhelm the hospital system, then now we have no selection however to go to shut down,” Mr. Cuomo mentioned at a information convention.
Right here’s what it is advisable to know concerning the state’s new plan:
The main points
The plan contains limits on indoor eating in any area the place hospitalization charges don’t stabilize for 5 days.
The mannequin might cease indoor eating in New York Metropolis as early as subsequent Monday, Mr. Cuomo mentioned. Different areas must lower indoor eating capability from 50 p.c to 25 p.c if their hospitalization charges don’t stabilize. Mr. Cuomo didn’t present a particular measure of what stabilization would appear to be.
Areas shall be pressured to shut down completely if they’re projected to hit 90 p.c of their complete hospital capability within the subsequent three weeks. Which means nonessential companies would shut, eating places could be restricted to takeout or supply, and practically all gatherings could be prohibited.
A cease to indoor eating could be one other blow to struggling eating places because the climate will get colder and prospects are much less prone to need to eat outdoor.
Greater than 4,600 individuals have been hospitalized statewide, after a gentle enhance from about 1,000 in late October, Mr. Cuomo mentioned on Monday.
In New York Metropolis, the seven-day rolling common fee of constructive check outcomes was 4.98 p.c, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey mentioned at a news conference on Monday that the state was not planning to close down indoor eating, which is capped at 25 percent capacity. Gov. Ned Lamont of Connecticut just lately rolled again indoor eating capability from 75 p.c to 50 p.c, according to Patch.
When town locked down in March, eating places have been confined to supply and takeout, they usually struggled to remain afloat.
What we’re studying
A 12-year-old boy from Queens took the household automobile for a drive and ended up close to Delaware. [Daily News]
A FedEx driver was shot within the again whereas delivering packages in Brooklyn. [PIX 11]
A driver crashed right into a Christmas tree show at a Harlem backyard middle and pointed a gun at staff whereas fleeing, the police and witnesses mentioned. [New York Post]
And eventually: ‘Prima Ballerina’ in ink
The Occasions’s Melissa Guerrero writes:
For years, Bearclaw Worth had submitted tales to Metropolitan Diary, a group of brief tales about life in New York Metropolis that runs in The Occasions every Sunday. When one among her items, “Prima Ballerina,” was printed late final month, she was thrilled and acquired six copies of the newspaper.
“For that second, I felt infinite,” Ms. Worth, 34, mentioned. “I used to be over the moon. I couldn’t even deal with it. I used to be so, so blissful.”
She then determined that she needed to rejoice her Occasions debut in a everlasting approach: with a tattoo. Miko Su, an artist at Red Baron Ink in Manhattan, recreated the sketch of a ballerina by Agnes Lee that accompanied Ms. Worth’s submission. It now adorns Ms. Worth’s left forearm.
Ms. Worth, of Brooklyn, mentioned she had been specializing in her writing since being furloughed from her restaurant job in March, and loved crafting the sort of happenstance tales which can be well-liked amongst Metropolitan Diary’s avid readers.
A tattoo, in fact, can’t be shared, and 6 paper copies of “Prime Ballerina” weren’t sufficient for all her relations and pals. So, she put gloves on and walked up and down her block on paper recycling day.
“I went by my neighbors’ recyclings,” she mentioned, “and I discovered 30 extra copies that have been in pristine situation.”
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Metropolitan Diary: Pie for dessert
It will need to have been about 1957. I used to be 15 and my youthful brother 7. It was Christmas trip, and we took the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan and loved the same old vacation sights.
When it was lunchtime, we headed to the Automat to get a chunk to eat. In these days, children like us have been fascinated by the automated self-serve cubicles. We each grabbed trays, and collectively we picked out one serving of macaroni and cheese and one other of franks and beans.
I needed pie for dessert, and my brother needed to point out me how grown up he was by going to get all of it by himself.
“No matter you do, get me no mince pie,” I mentioned.
A couple of minutes later, he got here again with a slice of mince pie.
“Didn’t you hear and perceive me?” I mentioned.
“I checked out all of the pies and couldn’t discover no mince pie,” he mentioned. “So I acquired mince pie. Figured it was shut sufficient.”
— Invoice Goldman
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