City officials say events this weekend can proceed, as smoky haze clears out of NYC


The city has given the greenlight for weekend events to move forward as smoky conditions that have shrouded the city in recent days begin to dissipate, officials said during a briefing Friday.

Dr. Ashwin Vasan, the city’s health commissioner, said weekend events such as the Governors Ball Musical Festival and the Belmont Stakes can proceed as planned. Vasan made the announcement Friday afternoon during a weekly briefing held by Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Philip Banks.