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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says police are going to crack down on people violating the coronavirus social distancing guidelines, and fines are increasing from $500 to $1,000. The Brooklyn Bridge walkway was much emptier than usual on Sunday, however. Photo: Mary Frost

Cuomo extends coronavirus PAUSE order, bashes New York City rule breakers

April 6 | Mary Frost

Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the state’s PAUSE mandate on Monday, ordering all nonessential workers to stay home until April 29. He also bashed New York City residents who congregated outside over the sunny weekend, breaking coronavirus social distancing rules. While today’s figures give some hope that a plateau in novel coronavirus cases may be near, […]

Nicole Mirra searches for the correct brands of foods for her recipients. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

Mutual aid groups deliver food and meds to vulnerable Brooklynites

April 3 | Mary Frost

As the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak mounts, mutual aid groups have been popping up all across Brooklyn, New York City’s largest borough, to assist neighbors who are more vulnerable to the deadly virus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday morning that 57,159 New York City residents had tested positive for COVID-19, and […]

Part of Bushwick Avenue was temporarily closed to provide open space for fresh-air seekers during the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle

Photos: See the wide-open spaces of Bushwick Avenue while it was temporarily closed to traffic

March 31 | Lore Croghan

Here’s Bushwick Avenue as you’ve never seen it before. There’s nary a car or truck in sight — just wide-open asphalt, with intersections cordoned off by protective barriers and patient cops directing traffic. An East Williamsburg section of the usually busy thoroughfare was closed to vehicular traffic for daytime recreational use from Friday, March 27 […]

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