Tag: New York City

‘War Zone’: Ambulances in N.Y.C. Are Now as Busy as on Sept. 11

The first of many calls that night involved a 24-year-old man who had a fever, body aches and a cough that sounded like a cement mixer. While the Brooklyn paramedics took the man’s fever — 103 degrees — they noticed frightening vitals that hinted at coronavirus: a critically low level of oxygen was flowing into […]

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They Are Still Working During the Coronavirus Outbreak

On March 20, in an effort to control the growing number of coronavirus cases in New York — New York City in particular — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order requiring all nonessential businesses to keep their workers at home. Restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and hardware stores are all deemed essential, […]

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New York City Considering Fines for Public Gatherings: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageFrom left, Nathaniel, Jeremiah and Taylor Tapia rode scooters with their grandmother Sandra Tapia on Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn on Friday.Credit…Gareth Smit for The New York Times N.Y.P.D. may impose fines on people at parks and houses of worship. As the weather gets warmer, New Yorkers may be itching […]

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Parents Work on the Front Lines. Where Do Their Children Go All Day?

Though New York City public schools are closed, 9-year-old Trayvon Lee spent the day inside a school building on West 93rd Street in Manhattan. “We are washing our hands all the time,” Trayvon said as his mother picked him up on Tuesday. “I just washed my hands before I left.” He attended one of New […]

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They Survived the Spanish Flu, the Depression and the Holocaust

For most of us, it is almost impossible to comprehend the ferocity and regularity with which life was upended during the first half of the 20th century. Plague and conflict emerged on an epic scale, again and again. Loss and restriction were routine; disaster was its own season. At 101, Naomi Replansky, a poet and […]

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NYC Subway Operator Killed In Suspicious Fire Remembered As ‘A Real Hero’

Source: TWU Local 100 A community is mourning the death of a 36-year-old train operator after a suspicious fire broke out in New York City. According to The New York Post, the MTA subway operator, Garrett Goble, was killed after a fire erupted early Friday morning in a subway train in Harlem. Sarah Feinberg, the interim […]

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These Stores Are ‘Essential’ in the Pandemic. Not Everyone Agrees.

As the country struggles to contain the coronavirus, it is clearly critical that doctors, nurses, the police and firefighters remain on duty. But what is so essential about bicycle sellers, marijuana-plant trimmers and people who make tiny metal springs? They are just a few of the groups of workers whose jobs have been deemed so […]

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The Toilet Paper Had Armed Guards, and Other Coronavirus Stories

The Covid-19 pandemic is gutting the global economy and forcing entire nations into quarantine. While reporting on devastation that is incomprehensibly big, our reporters have been accumulating in their notebooks some moments that are compelling because they are small. New York Two Withdrawals, Split 13 Ways At 11 a.m. on a Wednesday, the designer Hilton […]

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Motorcyclists Like Me Are Delivering Protective Gear to ER Doctors

Whenever I start my motorcycle, I contemplate the line between life and death. Kickstand up, clutch in, engine on—and acknowledge the myriad of things that could go violently wrong while riding my bike. Our mission tonight has amplified that reality tenfold. It’s Saturday, March 21, at 9:15 p.m. I’m at an undisclosed location in Bed-Stuy […]

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New York Nightlife Goes Online

Last Saturday night, when all of New York City’s bars and clubs were closed, a DJ known as Physical Therapy set up a turntable, mixer and webcam in his walk-up apartment in the Ridgewood section of Queens. Wearing a Hawaiian T-shirt and track pants, and standing in his cramped bedroom stuffed with records and sneakers, […]

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Here’s what you need to know: The Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion stimulus plan. ImageSenator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, at a news conference after the vote on Wednesday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a sweeping, $2 trillion fiscal measure to shore up the […]

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Arts Groups, Facing Their Own Virus Crisis, Get a Piece of the Stimulus

The so-called coronavirus curve is far from flat, but for many of the country’s arts organizations, revenue certainly is. Ticket sales are practically nonexistent. Parents are requesting refunds for children’s dance classes. Any live event scheduled for before June is probably canceled, including springtime black-tie galas, which often bring in large chunks of revenue for […]

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The Wealthy Flee Coronavirus. Vacation Towns Respond: Stay Away.

People with second homes in the Catskills region of New York are being warned to stay away in venom-laced Facebook posts and blunt messages from county officials. Boardwalks and beaches in some Jersey Shore towns are barricaded and residents are urging the closure of coastal access bridges to outsiders. In the Hamptons, the famous playground […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Senate Moves Toward Passing Sweeping $2 Trillion Aid Deal

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTreasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, center, heading to meet the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, in Washington on Tuesday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times The $2 trillion relief package is the biggest in American history. The Senate on Wednesday moved toward a vote on a sweeping bipartisan deal to deliver $2 […]

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How to Look Your Best on a Webcam

Catherine Minervini, a regional sales manager for the textile company Sunbrella, video chats in her New Jersey kitchen with a 15-pound bag of brown rice in view. Allen Hart, a psychology professor at Amherst College in Massachusetts, uses a home office hung with an upside down world map. David Korins, the Manhattan-based set designer of […]

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New York’s Sharp Rise in Cases Becomes Federal Focus: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe Broadway Junction subway station in Brooklyn on Tuesday.Credit…Sarah Blesener for The New York Times White House emphasizes how hard New York is being hit. With New York emerging as the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus’s spread, White House officials on Tuesday focused on the crisis in the city […]

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