China’s Covid Outbreak Complicates Safety Plan for Beijing Olympics

Officials are racing to extinguish a spate of coronavirus infections around the country. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/10/world/china-covid-omicron-beijing-olympics.html Amy Qin Original Source: NY Times >>

Eric Adams Becomes New York City’s 110th Mayor

Mayor Eric Adams of New York City was sworn in at a pared-down ceremony in Times Square shortly after the iconic New Year’s ball drop. Mr. Adams takes office as a new wave of coronavirus infections sweeps the city, driven by the Omicron variant. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000008142369/eric-adams-new-york-mayor-times-square.html Reuters Original Source: NY Times >>

New Year’s Day charity swims are being canceled around the world.

NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/01/world/new-years-day-charity-swims-are-being-canceled-around-the-world.html Alyssa Lukpat Original Source: NY Times >>

Quebec Government Faces Backlash Over New Year’s Eve Curfew

Residents who leave their homes past 10 p.m. could face fines of up to $4,750. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/31/world/americas/quebec-new-years-eve-curfew.html Vjosa Isai and Dan Bilefsky Original Source: NY Times >>

How We Make Sense of Time

January 2022 arrives as our methods of keeping time feel like they are breaking. Calendar pages turn, yet time feels lost. In this year of all years, what does it mean for a year to be new? NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/31/us/new-years-time-sense.html Elizabeth Dias and Houston Cofield Original Source: NY Times >>

Times Square New Year’s Eve Party Is Scaled Back as Omicron Spreads

Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on the same day New York reported its highest recorded daily coronavirus case total ever. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/23/nyregion/times-square-new-years-eve-party-covid.html Karen Zraick Original Source: NY Times >>

Phish Reschedules New Year’s Concerts at Madison Square Garden

The band moved its upcoming run of shows, a tradition at the arena, to April to avoid further spread of the coronavirus. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/23/arts/music/phish-new-years-eve-postponed-covid.html Laura Zornosa Original Source: NY Times >>

N.Y.C. Mayor Announces $100 Booster Incentive Before New Year

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would offer $100 to residents who get boosters at city-run sites by New Year’s Eve. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000008130720/nyc-booster-incentive.html Mayor Bill De Blasio Via Youtube Original Source: NY Times >>