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WATCH: Reopening New York, Race for NYC Mayor, Celebrating Juneteenth

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On this week's edition of New York NOW: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has reached a high-enough vaccination rate among adults to lift most COVID-19 restrictions.

Karen DeWitt from New York State Public Radio joins us with the latest news and analysis.

Primary elections in New York will be held on Tuesday, June 22, and the most consequential race in the state is that of New York City mayor, who usually holds a lot of clout in Albany.

We'll preview the primary and tell you about the top contenders for New York City mayor with Josefa Velasquez from THE CITY and Jenna Flanagan from WNET's Metrofocus.

And this is the first year New York will formally celebrate the holiday of Juneteenth, but it's been around a while. What is it, and how should it be celebrated? We'll have that story.

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