NYC Headlines: Restaurant Scammers, Social Media Checks For Gun Applicants

  Last modified on July 28th, 2022

Here are some brief summaries of trending stories around NYC.

Online scammers are targeting NYC restaurants, threatening to leave one-star online reviews unless given $75 Google gift cards, Eater reports. The scam has impacted restaurants around the country, and its early NYC presence can be felt at several restaurants in the East and West Village.

New York state gun applicants will soon need to provide a list of their social media accounts when being screened, the Associated Press reports. The new requirement will take effect in September, and “applicants [will] have to provide local officials with a list of current and former social media accounts from the previous three years.”

New York City has renewed its indoor mask advisory, as all five boroughs are back in the CDC’s high-risk category for COVID spread. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene encourages all New York City residents to wear high-quality masks “in all public indoor settings and around crowds outside.”

According to the participants of a recent Charles Schwab survey — all NYC residents — you need a net worth of at least $1.4 million to be financially comfortable here — and at least $3.4 million to be considered “wealthy.” These numbers are the second highest in the country, only trailing the survey’s San Francisco respondents, who believe that comfort begins at $1.7 million, and that Bay Area wealth begins at $5.1 million.

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