NY City Scene

Photo Series: Midtown Manhattan, Mid-Quarantine, is Empty

Photo Series: Midtown Manhattan, Mid-Quarantine, is Empty

Forty-five days into New York City's shelter-in-place protocol, Midtown West is like a ghost town.

ReFashion, Explained (video)

ReFashion, Explained (video)

The Dog Days Aren’t Over (video)

The Dog Days Aren’t Over (video)

NYC dogs and their owners are impatiently waiting for the day they can run free

Lonely in Lockdown

Lonely in Lockdown

A countdown clock appears above the name Nidhi. I click “Start Video” and suddenly, I’m in Nidhi’s room in Adelaide, Australia. The upper righthand corner of my screen

The MTA Reduces Service, Leading to Some Crowded Cars

The MTA Reduces Service, Leading to Some Crowded Cars

The reduced schedule aims to provide transit for essential workers, but it also makes for more crowded trains that are less safe

The Coronavirus Shutdown Is Devastating New York City’s Independent Theaters

The Coronavirus Shutdown Is Devastating New York City’s Independent Theaters

In a good year, the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, a small non-profit theater, operates on razor-thin margins. The playhouse relies heavily on local businesses to remain afloat, along with the occasional GoFundMe project. It’s worked, for the most part. The theater held more than a dozen events last year, including acting classes for […]

Harlem Reacts: COVID-19 Forces Residents Into A New Normal

Harlem Reacts: COVID-19 Forces Residents Into A New Normal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced stricter rules on communities and businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19 on Friday morning. All employees of “non-essential” businesses are required to stay home. Essential service businesses as defined by New York State include doctors, hospitals, media, grocery stores, bodegas, pharmacies, etc. Like the rest of the city, Harlem’s residents […]

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