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Central Park’s historic Loeb Boathouse has closed its doors after 66 years

Central Park landmark Loeb Boathouse has closed due to “unforeseeable business circumstances prompted by COVID-19.” 163 staff members have been permanently laid off after being furloughed in March, according to a filing from the Department of Labour. Loeb Boathouse underwent a $US2.9 million renovation to its bar, dining room, and […]
Central Park’s historic Loeb Boathouse has closed its doors after 66 years
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Vintage photos show Central Park’s Hooverville, a shanty town surrounded by skyscrapers, built by the homeless for the homeless during the Great Depression

During the Great Depression, in the 1930s, as millions of people lost their jobs and homes, shanty towns, also known as “Hoovervilles” began to sprout up across the US. People experiencing homelessness made them from scraps of wood, tin, tar, and cardboard, and named them after Republican President Herbert Hoover, […]
Vintage photos show Central Park’s Hooverville, a shanty town surrounded by skyscrapers, built by the homeless for the homeless during the Great Depression
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Stop pretending Facebook can fix Facebook

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here . QUOTE OF THE DAY “This entire crisis would have played out so differently with leadership and a national plan from the federal government. If the Trump administration in January had started to stockpile PPE, get […]
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Amy Cooper is facing a criminal charge for calling the police on a Black bird watcher, but the victim believes she’s already ‘paid a steep price’ and won’t cooperate with prosecutors

More than 44 million people have viewed the video of Amy Cooper, a white woman, calling the police on May 25 to report an “African-American man” who she claims was threatening her. The man in question was Christian Cooper, a 57-year-old bird watcher, who merely asked Amy Cooper to leash […]
Amy Cooper is facing a criminal charge for calling the police on a Black bird watcher, but the victim believes she’s already ‘paid a steep price’ and won’t cooperate with prosecutors
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It’s a bad week to be named Amy Cooper

Several women named Amy Cooper have found themselves on the receiving end of online hate this week. People have mistaken those women for the Amy Cooper who called the police on a Central Park bird-watcher. Two women named Amy Cooper told Insider that when the messages started rolling in, they […]
It’s a bad week to be named Amy Cooper
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A New York woman who called the police and falsely claimed that there was an ‘African-American man threatening her life’ said her actions were ‘unacceptable’

A woman who was caught on video calling the police and claiming there was an “African-American man threatening her life” has apologised said her actions were “unacceptable.” Melody Cooper, a science-fiction and horror screenwriter, posted a video of the incident to Twitter on Monday. As of Monday evening, the footage […]
A New York woman who called the police and falsely claimed that there was an ‘African-American man threatening her life’ said her actions were ‘unacceptable’
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‘In search of the apex and the other side of the mountain’: The coronavirus has killed more than 4,100 New Yorkers in just over a month, and the worst is still to come

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc in New York, infecting more than 122,000 people – more than China’s reported total – and killing over 4,100. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has shut down schools, put the city on pause, closed non-essential businesses, ramped up testing, and created makeshift hospitals. In the month since […]
‘In search of the apex and the other side of the mountain’: The coronavirus has killed more than 4,100 New Yorkers in just over a month, and the worst is still to come