AP-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY
Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Karen Matthews at 212-621-1670.
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PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE
NEW YORK — The National Puerto Rican Day Parade, usually a joyous celebration of the island’s people and culture, will also include tributes this year to heroes who have been helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. By Rebecca Gibian and Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 580 words by 1 p.m.
NEW WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWER
NEW YORK — An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center this week will be the third completed skyscraper at the 16-acre site where the twin towers stood. Monday’s ribbon-cutting for the 1,079-foot 3 World Trade Center marks a major step in the rebuilding of the site. The new $2.7 billion building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers, is the fifth-tallest building in New York City. By Karen Matthews. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1 p.m.
PINE BEETLE-NORTHERN FORESTS
As the southern pine beetle expands its range northward with the help of climate change, researchers predict it will have a devastating impact because of the way colder weather makes it build up armies that attack in unison. By Mary Esch. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m.
— MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASE: New York state has launched a plan to help boost awareness of mosquito-borne diseases and how to avoid them this summer.
— BEES-SOLAR FARM: New York will encourage solar farm operators to incorporate bee-friendly vegetation on their properties under legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature.
— RESOURCE MAPPER: New York conservation officials have unveiled an online mapping tool to help with planning in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed.