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Industrial firms Duggal Visual Solutions and Bednark are using their spaces in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to manufacture personal protective equipment for local hospitals. Company workers built face shields in the warehouse on March 26, 2020. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

Brooklyn Navy Yard companies accelerate coronavirus PPE production, inspire others worldwide

April 9 | Mary Frost

In late March, companies at the Brooklyn Navy Yard heard New York’s call to action, transforming their facilities virtually overnight to produce personal protection equipment for the battle against the coronavirus. CEOs Michael Bednark of Bednark Studio and Mike Duggal of Duggal Visual Solutions teamed up and began producing desperately-needed plastic face shields for health […]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo with figures displaying health disparities. Image courtesy the Office of the Governor

Numbers confirm it: Hispanic, black communities hit harder by coronavirus

April 8 | Mary Frost

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio both promised action on Wednesday after data showed glaring disparities in coronavirus-linked deaths among Hispanic and African American communities in New York City. De Blasio said that the city will double down on health measures, including “getting public hospitals everything they need.” The city also intends to […]

A woman wears a mask and gloves waiting for a Manhattan bound R Train at the 77th Street Station in Brooklyn on March 12, 2020. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

New York City subway ridership down 92 percent due to coronavirus

April 8 | Mary Frost

Despite occasional rush hour crowds, New York City subway ridership is down 92 percent due to coronavirus shelter-in-place regulations, MTA Chairman Pat Foye said Wednesday in an interview on WCBS 880. Numbers are drastically down across all area transit methods, Monday’s MTA data showed. Long Island Rail Road ridership has decreased by 97 percent, Metro-North […]

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