Wednesday, May 5, 2021:
- Vote! -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill expanding felon voting rights on Tuesday, according to the state legislature, allowing for people on parole in the state to be eligible to vote as soon as they leave prison.
- Broadway will fully reopen its doors this September 14th, welcoming theater-goers from the city and all over the world once again for the first time in 18 months as New York charges forward in its unprecedented pandemic recovery, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Tickets will be made available at 100% theater capacity and will go on sale beginning May 6 for shows starting Sept. 14. Productions, theaters and attendees will be subject to the state's health guidance, Cuomo said, but that is subject to change as New York's COVID situation -- and that of the country -- improves. At this point, masks, health screenings, enhanced air filtration and ventilation as well as rigorous cleaning and disinfection requirements will be mandatory.
- More news for baseball fans -- Starting May 19th, full capacity seating at Yankee Stadium & Citi Field will be available for fully vaccinated people. For unvaccinated the capacity will be 33% to comply with CDC social distancing rules.