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Mayor de Blasio announced Monday on MSNBC that there will be a vaccine mandate for private sector workers throughout New York City taking effect on Dec. 27.

“We are under attack in a different way from the coronavirus,” said de Blasio. “We have Omicron as a new factor, we have colder weather, which is going to create additional challenges with the Delta variant, we got holiday gatherings. We in New York City decided to use a pre-emptive strike.”

Mayor de Blasio on Thursday was sticking by his promise to enforce his Nov. 1 vaccination mandate against frontline city employees, apparently daring those who are unhappy to quit.

In a transcript of his daily press conference, the mayor made the suggestion in response to a question on possible dissatisfaction within the ranks of the DSNY.


After a week of twists and turns for the fate of Mayor de Blasio’s mandate for all 150,000 educators and staffers to be vaccinated with at least one dose, the policy is slated to go into effect starting next Monday.

The mayor’s plan was delayed nearly a week from its original start date when a federal appeals court granted a temporary injunction against the vaccine mandate extending to nearly all Department of Education staff last Friday.

Shards of cement are scattered in a pile in front of 88-16 102 Road in Ozone Park. The stretch of sidewalk looks like it was attacked by a demolition crew.

Only it’s no temporary construction site. It’s been like that for a year since a downed tree was uprooted and disposed of in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias.