Tag: Coronavirus Reopenings

Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’

For years, Bryant Park Grill & Cafe in Midtown Manhattan has been one of the country’s top-grossing restaurants, the star property in Ark Restaurants’ portfolio of 20 restaurants across the United States. But what propelled it to the top has vanished. The tourists are gone, the office towers surrounding it are largely empty and the […]

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Collin Morikawa’s Joyful Win Broke Through Golf’s Pandemic Fog

As Collin Morikawa hoisted the huge Wanamaker Trophy above his head on Sunday evening, giving it a quick, jubilant shake, the lid went clattering off. Again, he was providing exactly what golf needed in a season dimmed by plague. First the 23-year-old Morikawa delivered a dazzling final round to win the P.G.A. Championship at San […]

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Are More Car-Free Streets in N.Y.C.’s Future?

Weather: Sunny, with a high around 90. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Saturday (Feast of the Assumption). Read about the amended regulations here. ImageCredit…Karsten Moran for The New York Times New York City has a love-hate relationship with cars. If you’re a restaurant owner desperate for […]

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Pints or Primers? U.K.’s Push to Open Schools May Force a Choice

LONDON — Britain, having moved aggressively to reopen its economy after three months of coronavirus lockdown, now faces what some experts cast as a binary trade-off for a land that loves a good book as much as a cold pint: schools or pubs? On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson came down on the side of […]

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Stimulus, Border Rule, Conventions: Your Monday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. ImageCredit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times 1. Fresh relief for Americans hit hard by the coronavirus recession remained distant, and new presidential directives caused confusion and criticism. Under the measures that President Trump announced Saturday, those eligible for unemployment […]

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Trump Sends In the Economic Quacks

As the U.S. economy careens toward disaster, congressional talks about what to do appear to have ground to a halt. So on Saturday President Trump — speaking at one of his golf courses, of course — announced four executive measures that, he claimed, would rescue the recovery. Unfortunately, one of the measures was vacuous, one […]

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New York Schools Can Reopen. Will They?

Weather: Hot and sunny. High in the low 90s, but the heat index could make it seem about 100. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Saturday (Feast of the Assumption). Read about the amended regulations here. ImageCredit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times The announcement by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday that schools across the state can […]

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The N.B.A.’s ‘Yacht Club Six’ Seek Respect and a Lifeline

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Only one of the 22 teams invited to Walt Disney World for the N.B.A. restart arrived with a worse record than the Phoenix Suns. Then Phoenix won its first five seeding games here, including a buzzer-beating upset of the Los Angeles Clippers, and completely changed the tenor of interactions with […]

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Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

On a humid Saturday night, under a segment of the Kosciuszko Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Queens, hundreds of people at an illicit gathering danced and swayed to the thumps of hip-hop and electronic music. Some wore masks. Many did not. Many were attending their first party in months, since the pandemic had forced many […]

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New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

New York State, the center of the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world four months ago, is now one of the few places in the country that may be able to safely reopen schools, several public health experts said after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo gave districts permission to do so. Mr. Cuomo announced Friday that […]

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N.Y.C. Schools Can Reopen, Cuomo Says, Making It One of Few Big Cities With In-Person Classes

Schools across New York can reopen for in-person instruction this fall, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday, solidifying New York’s status as one of the few states in America that has a virus transmission rate low enough to bring children back into classrooms — not only in its rural communities but also in the country’s […]

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Lost Summer: How Schools Missed a Chance to Fix Remote Learning

With some combination of optimism, anxiety and wishful thinking, many educators spent their summers planning, in minute detail, how to safely reopen classrooms. Teachers stocked up on sanitation supplies as superintendents took a crash course in epidemiology and studied supply chain logistics for portable air filters. But with the pandemic now surging across a wide […]

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Suspension Lifted of Georgia Student Who Posted Photo of Crowded Hall

The widely circulated photo from North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga., showed students crowded into a packed hallway on their first day back to classes since the coronavirus outbreak shuttered schools in the spring. Few were wearing masks, and there was little sign of social distancing. Then on Day 2, there was another. The […]

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When Schools Reopened in Germany, ‘We Swallowed Our Misgivings’

BERLIN — The news that children in Berlin would return to classrooms last spring caught me and my husband by surprise. Like parents across the world, we were very concerned about anyone in our family getting or spreading the coronavirus. We knew people who had secretly organized play dates and flouted the rules during the […]

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At Europe’s Illegal Parties, Coronavirus Is the Last Thing on Anyone’s Mind

Nightclubs around Europe are shut. But that doesn’t mean the continent’s party people are staying home. As coronavirus lockdowns are eased, illegal raves are growing in popularity. Outdoor events for hundreds — in some cases, thousands — organized via social media and messaging apps, are in full swing every weekend, causing headaches for police forces […]

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Here’s What Happened This Week

Weather: Showers and possibly heavy thunderstorms, with a high in the upper 70s. Scattered storms Saturday afternoon, but Sunday should be mostly sunny. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 15 (Feast of the Assumption). Read about the amended regulations here. ImageCredit…Carlo Allegri/Reuters As fall looms, New York is continuing to stem its coronavirus outbreak. This […]

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Summertime in the (Partly Reopened) City

For about four months, as the pandemic bore down on New York City, an island had been left practically deserted in New York Harbor. In a typical year, as spring turns into summer, Governors Island becomes packed with picnickers and families on bicycles; tour groups weave through the island’s intricate paths and lines of sun-kissed […]

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How to Choose the Right New York City Suburb

For some New Yorkers, urban life is a phase, to be experienced between college and the birth of a first or second child. The question of moving to the suburbs is not “whether,” so much as “when.” Now with the pandemic, the timetable for departure is accelerated. “The calls started coming in: ‘We’re ready,’” said […]

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‘I Was a Little Scared’: Inside America’s Reopening Schools

INDIANAPOLIS — It was the purple Powerade that convinced her. Kennedy Heim’s first day of high school was last Thursday. By the weekend, her school in central Indiana had already closed its doors, after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus and other employees were required to quarantine. Kennedy’s mother got a call from […]

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How the US Has Uniquely Failed to Control the Coronavirus

Nearly every country has struggled to contain the coronavirus and made mistakes along the way. China committed the first major failure, silencing doctors who tried to raise alarms about the virus and allowing it to escape from Wuhan. Much of Europe went next, failing to avoid enormous outbreaks. Today, many countries — Japan, Canada, France, […]

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This Year’s Must-Have Back-to-School Item: Masks for Children

Fall is drawing near, and right on schedule, ads offering discounts on backpacks, notebooks and pencils are beginning to pop up on television and online. But this year, during a pandemic that has school officials agonizing over how and whether to safely reopen, masks are appearing among the glue sticks and glitter as essential back-to-school […]

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The Unique U.S. Failure to Control the Virus

Nearly every country has struggled to contain the coronavirus and made mistakes along the way. China committed the first major failure, silencing doctors who tried to raise alarms about the virus and allowing it to escape from Wuhan. Much of Europe went next, failing to avoid enormous outbreaks. Today, many countries — Japan, Canada, France, […]

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Congress’s Ideological Divide Has Stymied Aid for Pandemic-Stricken Schools

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats in Congress say they agree that a new stimulus package must include billions of dollars to help schools struggling financially and logistically to resume education this month and next. But the parties are digging in over profound ideological differences, especially the divide between Democratic demands for public education spending and […]

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Trump Supporters Make Their Case for 2020

Listen and subscribe to “The Argument” from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher | RSS Feed What do Trump supporters talk about when they talk about 2020? This week on “The Argument,” Ross Douthat hosts a special intra-right debate over whether conservatives should support Trump in 2020. […]

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The Milwaukee Bucks Are Ready for a Long Stay in the Bubble

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The shift was seemingly slight and went unannounced, but it was undeniably significant for the N.B.A. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, memos from the league office had been titled “HIATUS.” The N.B.A. sent 97 of them […]

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If Public Schools Are Closed, Should Private Schools Have to Follow?

Facing a resurgence of the coronavirus, public schools in the suburbs of the nation’s capital decided in recent weeks that more than a million children would start the school year from home. On Friday, officials in Maryland’s most populous county said that private schools, including some of the nation’s most elite, had to join them. […]

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N.Y.C. Schools Reopening: The Whole Country Is Watching

With about a month to go before New York City schools are scheduled to reopen, the city is confronting a torrent of logistical issues and political problems that could upend Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambition to make New York one of the few major districts in the country to bring students back into classrooms this […]

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Trump Cherry-Picks Coronavirus Data in Briefing Appearance

President Trump, in a news conference on Tuesday, cited a slew of statistics to argue that “our strong mitigation efforts are working very well.” Here’s a fact-check. what Mr. Trump said “Thanks to substantial improvements in treatment and the knowledge we have gained about the disease itself, the recent rise in cases has not been […]

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Cuomo and de Blasio, Stop Bickering and Face the Coronavirus

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have before them some of the most difficult challenges any holder of their respective offices has ever faced. Both men are often forced to choose between the least worst of many bad options. So, you’d think this great crisis would be an opportunity for the mayor and […]

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A College Athlete Calls His Coach to Opt Out. And Ends Up on the Outs.

College athletes have begun challenging a longstanding pillar, that the college sports industrial complex must hum along — as if straight from the pages of “Das Kapital” — on the fuel of exploited labor. Their labor. Yet, to better understand how the modern-day dynamic works — and why players are more stridently calling for a […]

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