New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that movie theaters in counties with no cluster zones in the state can reopen on October 23 with restrictions up to 25% in capacity with a maximum of 50 people per screen. However, movie theaters in New York City will remain closed.
Strong winds cause a construction crane collapse at the Masjid al-Haram mosque killing 107 people and injuring 283 others. Most of the people killed were on the annual Islamic hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca.
The blizzard causes the cancellation of over 6,000 flights, the cancellation of public transport services in New York City and Boston, and the Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo ordering of cars off the road in thirteen counties.
A lawsuit of $25 million is brought by the mother of a U.S. teen, who was kidnapped, bound and forced to consume alcoholic substances before his death at a fraternity house, against the group responsible for his ordeal in the U.S. state of New York.
US businessman Donald Trump offers to buy out one of the major investors in the Park51 site in New York City where a Muslim group wanted to build a 13-story Islamic centre and mosque. [http:--www.startribune.com-business-102567884.html?elr=KArks:DCiU1OiP:DiiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU (AP via "Minneapolis Star-Tribune")]date=August 2019
Hundreds of people rally in relation to an Islamic cultural centre proposed for New York City, United States; opponents to the building blare Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." over loudspeakers.
Two major US TV networks, CBS and NBC, censor the "Kill the Ground Zero Mosque" advertisement by conservative group National Republican Trust which calls plans to erect a mosque near New York City's Ground Zero a "monstrosity".