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Katherine Fung is a reporter and producer in the newsroom.

Katherine Fung

America's biggest city is among the worst in the nation when it comes to public bathroom access.

The most recent city data available shows vendors got more tickets in the third quarter of 2021 than during the same period in 2019.

“New York City dogs are at high risk [for leptospirosis] because of the rat population,” one local vet told WNYC/Gothamist. “Anywhere there’s runoff, you’re at risk.”

Dr. Mary Bassett, who was once New York City’s health commissioner, is advising everyone to get booster shots if eligible, wear masks indoors and get tested before attending family gatherings.

The 2008 recession and extreme weather have added up to the tightest supply of Christmas trees in recent years.

Authorities are asking the public to avoid First Avenue near 42nd Street and the FDR Drive.

The 10-digit change, which took effect Sunday, affects area codes 516, 607, 716, 845 and 914 in New York state, and 908 and 856 in New Jersey.

Waning immunity and the delta variant make the booster a good idea for some people.

Mayor de Blasio can unilaterally issue some mandates, but Gov. Hochul could need legislative assistance for her plans. A law school president explains the reasons.

Increased gas prices are more likely the result of increased demand as more vaccinated people travel or return to their commutes to work and school.

“It’s such a kind of New York experience to have a pigeon come into your bedroom and decide to lay an egg on your bed.”

“How much more do I need to go through to qualify?” said one woman's who was rejected twice for aid. “Do I have to be starving and living under a bridge to qualify? It makes no sense to me.”

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