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City Hall Bureau Chief for @nytimes. Texan, subway enthusiast & mom of two boys. emma.fitzsimmons@nytimes.com

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Here’s the latest on today’s storm: -We have winds up to 40 MPH. -We’re seeing downed trees and falling branches a… https://t.co/tkga2yJ86b
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsThere are a lot of downed trees in Washington Heights. My neighbor sent me this photo from Bennett Park. https://t.co/itmzQb0jW5There are no technical issues with 911. Call volume is high due to the storm and downed trees. New Yorkers should c… https://t.co/ooQp6S8DPj
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsMayor Bill de Blasio teases a special guest at the end of this press conference: Dr. Vivek Murthy, the former US su… https://t.co/IkhIZ0iNNEMeet Dr. Dave Chokshi, New York City's new health commissioner, who is replacing Dr. Barbot. Mayor Bill de Blasio s… https://t.co/kDRamiNaIJ“I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime,… https://t.co/qkMybl2yYJ
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsBREAKING: NYC’s health commissioner resigned after clashing with Mayor de Blasio over his handling of the coronavir… https://t.co/5YG6xaUv4j
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsMayor Bill de Blasio says the New York City Board of Elections "can do better and must do better." Three months is… https://t.co/o9cpQ1VMJIBetween noon and 5 pm today, it is going to be VERY windy in NYC, per NYC's emergency management commissioner, just… https://t.co/Jl7kws9Oco
Retweeted by Emma G. Fitzsimmons @JessGrose Sleep training has taken an early lead! Definitely depends on your kid. Potty training has been more ann… https://t.co/ycoXlBI7FkAnd yes, I know not everyone does sleep training! Really, I just need to know what our fearless leader @JessGrose thinks.Parenting Twitter: which do you think was harder, potty training or sleep training? I asked the question on Instag… https://t.co/xB67bnwfqPOur story on the relationship between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Shea made the front page. Yesterday th… https://t.co/FkBa3gZUalNEW: Disputed ballots in a House primary in NY must be counted, a judge just ruled. The race has become a symbol of… https://t.co/NSSnkVCfpP
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8/4
2020
Here’s Mayor de Blasio’s exact comments about having fewer school buses and more parents driving their kids to scho… https://t.co/ruYpqMaFztNew York Mayor Bill de Blasio has often shown deference to his police commissioners, @NYTMetro reports, frustrating… https://t.co/qC23TzQmru
Retweeted by Emma G. Fitzsimmons @tanzinavega Whyyyy? @danisimons @StreetsblogNYC Should have been more clear - he says the choice we have to make is running fewer buses… https://t.co/VvlDnWrgThIt was already tough for small businesses in New York, but now it's an extinction event https://t.co/L6eVRhdTXU
Retweeted by Emma G. Fitzsimmons @2AvSagas Should have been more clear - he was referring to the choice to run fewer buses and ask parents to drive… https://t.co/2MzmJ4YGwQ @BrooklynSpoke The choice to run fewer buses and ask parents to drive their kids to school.Good question for Mayor de Blasio from @StreetsblogNYC - if school buses can only carry 25 percent of normal capaci… https://t.co/afXurtyR0h @TweetBenMax @JumaaneWilliams .@JumaaneWilliams told me he rarely calls for resignations and tries to keep it const… https://t.co/AuRINi5pq5Mayor Bill de Blasio, asked about Gov. Cuomo undermining him on schools reopening -- aren't you irritated? "I'm pas… https://t.co/GkjL0SsPm4One detail in this story: “Ms. Kaye, the police spokeswoman, said that Commissioner Shea had not been talking abou… https://t.co/0vdFcpRt0m
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsA1 this morning: it's been nearly six weeks since the NY primary, and the vote count continues, drawing the derisio… https://t.co/mQHyvZAAOG
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsFormer de Blasio aide 👇🏻 https://t.co/YMdjCUJosO“What’s most stark is that Dr. Barbot was forced to apologize," said .@JumaaneWilliams, who added that he was not y… https://t.co/jfFrx1LVdt
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsAfter Black Lives Matter protests in New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio agreed to police reforms. But his police commis… https://t.co/GscgvBTG7u @dchangnyt Preach 👏🏼
8/3
2020
@emmagf @cegoldbaum I have ridden it quite extensively. I’d say 95% of people are wearing masks, everyone is distan… https://t.co/oBmqBFhj31
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsI haven’t taken the subway in 5 months. I’m not sure when I’ll go back. Great A1 story by @cegoldbaum on why our f… https://t.co/UKJDXDGCNL
8/2
2020
@lomikriel Same. See you in 2022 😫 @lomikriel Mine is 😱
8/1
2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio's office says the median turnaround time for a covid test is 2 days. Anecdotal evidence shows… https://t.co/TNTvm0k1J2My takeaway from Mayor Bill de Blasio's safety plan for reopening schools: Prepare for turbulence. The percentage o… https://t.co/9il4oKVY6u @emmagf I also went to Highbridge Pool on Sat and the papers they gave me said it was a @QuestDX test. Meanwhile… https://t.co/qIwu31ONgC
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsWe went to a @NYCHealthSystem site because the mayor told me it was faster. We were told the test was sent to a Que… https://t.co/ApWkoAYE3WMayor Bill de Blasio is announcing his safety plans for children to return to school, and it depends on kids gettin… https://t.co/72jhlUO4snI really hope one of the lasting impacts of the pandemic is a renewed appreciation for the people who take care of… https://t.co/Ivjei9dPcUNew: How schools that educate NYC's most vulnerable kids figured out remote learning: first, get kids and families… https://t.co/RHbP7PJClc
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7/31
2020
It's live! Subscribe to Nice White Parents, the new podcast from @serial. I promise the first episodes published t… https://t.co/FmC45tcjS8
Retweeted by Emma G. Fitzsimmons"Would you vote for her?" @emmagf asks @NYCMayor of @mayawiley. "I am certainly not thinking about next year's elec… https://t.co/wH2zkiFWGj
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsAsked about a taxi bailout, Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city doesn’t have the resources, especially after the pan… https://t.co/i3CbyQlxdA @jbsgreenberg We got takeout pancakes AND waffles the other day from IHOP after my toddler talked about them for we… https://t.co/mGzDTZbRBf
7/30
2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio often gets hit for mansplaining (so does Cuomo). But this is the most mansplain-y quote I've h… https://t.co/6hQ4u3OT4iMayor Bill de Blasio is coming pretty close to defending the video of officers pulling someone into a van - he says… https://t.co/mnW9YT64beMayor Bill de Blasio, asked about this NYT piece calling his contract-tracing program a disaster, says the claims a… https://t.co/9pXaGZg4WyMayor Bill de Blasio, asked about the video of police pulling a person into a minivan: "I think it was the wrong ti… https://t.co/Qs6zb4Qwj6NEW: NYC police swooped into a demonstration and arrested a protester, pulling her into an unmarked minivan. Video… https://t.co/wJUlQAWBVi
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7/29
2020
Maya Wiley has at least one celebrity endorsement. Anyone know the story behind Alyssa’s fandom? https://t.co/nVdVEIYXTb*NEW* Maya Wiley is leaving MSNBC to explore a run for mayor of New York City in a race that has been upended by th… https://t.co/80m2CJMmBpBreaking: Revel, the moped sharing service, just suspended operations in NYC after 2 deaths involving its vehicles.… https://t.co/K3xx1ChL6O
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7/28
2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's sticking with his school reopening plan for the fall -- despite calls from Jumaane W… https://t.co/nOCNDyVIzOThis month, we've published investigations on how inequalities plagued the pandemic in NYC and about problems with… https://t.co/k2jZ59Qqvf
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsDeeply moving and beautifully written by @cegoldbaum. https://t.co/mezd9rRSYY
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7/27
2020
A1 this morning: With a wave of primary wins for @DemSocialists and @WorkingFamilies candidates, #Albany moves even… https://t.co/ROxzoEVjrD
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7/25
2020
A WNYC caller says he took a covid test on July 7 at a city site in Harlem and received the results yesterday, more… https://t.co/iF3GspAz9t.@BrianLehrer asks Mayor de Blasio if his administration has been a failure on reinventing the NYPD after he ran on… https://t.co/IRdMneXrNc.@BrianLehrer is being tough on Mayor de Blasio this morning. He asks about this NYT piece about police videos. T… https://t.co/lH9ioGeoTdAsked about young creatives fleeing New York, Mayor de Blasio says he believes it's a temporary trend. Many will… https://t.co/aiMhPMEwbJGood news! We finally got covid test results for my family member - negative. It only took 17 days. I'm really wor… https://t.co/skfb0MMdN5An update on Mayor de Blasio's favorite topic: Alternate Side Parking! (And one, I confess, that I now care about s… https://t.co/3h87BFgRXZ
7/24
2020
Covid-19 testing in NYC has been problematic since the beginning of the epidemic. Now, most people are waiting more… https://t.co/rxhoTB01B3
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsLabs are moving to "pool" covid test results which should reduce delays, city officials say. That means running mul… https://t.co/MAtHYKiOj8The current 2-day wait is citywide, including health and hospital sites and private labs, city officials say. That'… https://t.co/Op8WEvRsoRI asked Mayor de Blasio about covid testing delays again today. We've been waiting 17 days for results for a family… https://t.co/Y5XYBAZsIu
7/23
2020
NYT has agreed to buy Serial Productions. Expect the podcast company to increase its production. “They were a sma… https://t.co/vjQNFtbhOq
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsDuring the pandemic, people go to Walmart and Target to stock up on toilet paper, beans and...books. Good one by… https://t.co/9qv61cxm9H
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsPolice Commissioner Shea says he is pleased with the clearing of the "Occupy City Hall" encampment this morning. "I… https://t.co/qE9r5K2Al4Mayor de Blasio defends his decision to clear the "Occupy City Hall" encampment this morning. He said it became les… https://t.co/gunQKhysDwMayor Bill de Blasio says he's sending a letter to the Trump administration, along with other mayors, to say they d… https://t.co/6pkXWBUkrDBreaking: NYPD officers in riot gear carried out a pre-dawn raid and cleared the “Occupy City Hall” encampment. https://t.co/vuARnuGexa
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7/22
2020
How the coronavirus magnifies inequalities: two neighborhoods, side by side, one ravaged, the other spared https://t.co/UmHTqpNDYp
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsI asked Mayor de Blasio about delays in covid testing of up to TWO WEEKS. He says first try Health and Hospitals s… https://t.co/2w59TlKNLOOn President Trump threatening to send federal law enforcement to New York, Mayor de Blasio says, "New Yorkers are… https://t.co/hEALL3xoWiMayor Bill de Blasio says President Trump "blusters and bluffs" and doesn't follow through. But if Trump tries to s… https://t.co/E0Cv9MDP4z“I basically got paid $2,000 a day to sit on my phone and look at Facebook. We all felt guilty. I felt really asham… https://t.co/vFASKSz86c
7/21
2020
🚨 Career ting: with the 2019-20 fellowship over, I'm no longer on staff at the New York Times. Sucks to go, but I a… https://t.co/FV2WaAadZE
Retweeted by Emma G. Fitzsimmons📢📢📢 My one-year reporting fellowship with the New York Times metro desk has come to an end. I am extremely grateful… https://t.co/4suIYbdH4c
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsMayor de Blasio says he has "a lot of respect" for his police commissioner who was caught on video bashing city lea… https://t.co/Yrm1kWTvXATFW you return from maternity leave and have a few emails to catch up on. I'm back! Send story ideas and WFH tips… https://t.co/MMCK4VwGjK
7/20
2020
I also spent the weekend listening to the new @thechicks album, which @GuthrieGF compared to the rage/heartbreak of… https://t.co/5PczR6Icg2One side effect of the pandemic? A nationwide transit death spiral. It’s as scary as it sounds. Cuts to service ma… https://t.co/9sdYnjrFzy
7/19
2020
This ⁦@jessemckinley⁩ writing! I hope future historians don’t miss the nuances! “Engel... practiced a form of old-s… https://t.co/78PlwTWSdk
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7/18
2020
Have we already noted that the Trump-Fauci relationship has a very Cuomo-Byford vibe? Byford surfaced in London th… https://t.co/OWXvjNfypV“Wear it for your mother.” https://t.co/joVw6a0XN2
7/17
2020
Don't let the long delay for covid test results in NYC (up to 10 days!) discourage you from getting a test. Look f… https://t.co/gm2nJp876e
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7/16
2020
“Growing up poor, Black, and gay, I never imagined someone like me could run for Congress, let alone win... In the… https://t.co/umyA91Z0k1
Retweeted by Emma G. FitzsimmonsNEW: @nytimes sought and verified videos of police use of force at protests in NYC. Here is what we found. See for… https://t.co/NXtORJznyV
Retweeted by Emma G. Fitzsimmons @JessGrose My daily soliloquy: “My husband is one of the best you’ll find. But it’s that emotional labor that’s really hard to quantify.”Always read Dana. https://t.co/qIb0F02pzX
7/15
2020
Texas eased its stay at home restrictions and the few hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley have been filling up …… https://t.co/btHRPYFgiv
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7/14
2020
“I processed my emotions outside of groups, and tried to appreciate my body for what it was: strong and resilient,… https://t.co/YhaHR4m3jH
Retweeted by Emma G. Fitzsimmons @SarahMaslinNir You were the Paul Revere of the cold bar.My friend Sarah also has a book coming out soon! I had the pleasure of sitting next to her in the newsroom in the… https://t.co/YN8yIFtGQOHi Twitter friends 👋 My brother Guthrie wrote his first book. If you’re interested in the Christian Left (or Berga… https://t.co/bt1ngnww8F @lisafleisher It took us five nights to chip away at Hamilton.The Chicago Tribune is hiring a reporter to cover the one true beat (transportation). https://t.co/i0LBeZS7iu
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7/13
2020
One big takeaway from this essential story is that it really matters *where* schools reopen - the approach to reope… https://t.co/GfQQx4zlNT
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7/12
2020

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