Deserted subways and buses. Kids being kept home from school. Harassment of West African immigrants.
These are some of the scenarios New York City officials are trying to anticipate as they seek to tamp down the hysteria as well as the virus in the event Ebola hits the nation's most populous, densely packed metropolis.
In Midtown Manhattan, the mood was jubilant today for the Columbus Day Parade.
Word has just gotten out that the famed Staten Island Chuck has died. Or rather, ONE Staten Island Chuck. Apparently the groundhog whose job it is to predict how much longer winter will last every February 2nd is actually a collection of groundhogs.
New York City Council members are considering a bill that would prevent companies from using credit checks in employment decisions.
The bill's chief sponsor, Councilman Brad Lander, said Friday that job seekers should be judged by their qualifications, not by whether they have enough money to pay their bills.
Lander spoke at a hearing of the Council's Civil Rights Committee.