On a normal day, the large and brightly lit cafeteria at St. John’s Bread and Life bustles with people, who sit at round tables and enjoy their freshly cooked meals. At breakfast, there might be scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes, and at lunchtime, chicken and fries. But these are not normal days. Over the past […]
A Navy hospital ship is deploying in New York Harbor in support of the city’s pandemic-stressed healthcare system
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 […]
Nurses treating COVID-19 patients throughout many of the city’s hospitals are reporting that they don’t have enough protective gear. As the virus continues to spread through the city, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that more personal protective gear, and masks are on their way. For anxious nurses, the relief can’t come soon enough. Reports of supply […]
For emergency room doctors, the battle against coronavirus is jarring, graphic and overwhelming. Hear Dr. Alyssa Nguyen-Phuc talks about her experiences in this COVID-19 pandemic.
A look at what it’s like for an emergency room doctor as she fights the battle against Covid-19
The coronavirus continues to spread. NYCityLens tracks the locations of confirmed cases throughout New York, as information is released by state officials.
Dr. Ian Lipkin, an infectious disease expert from Columbia University, did research in China as the pandemic got underway
By Currie Engel and TuAnh Dam As New Yorkers know all too well, Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has hit the city. Now, there are more than 923 cases, as of March 17th in the city, and 204,255 cases around the world. As the virus spreads, rumors spread too. Here are some common misconceptions about the virus […]
Also gyms, movie theaters, and casinos—all to help slow the virus
After days of mounting pressure, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that public schools in the city would close
Broadway theaters shuttered Thursday evening as the coronavirus outbreak escalated in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency for the city and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people, which went into place that same day for theaters. The ban will be put into effect […]
By Yuntong Man and Currie Engel New Yorkers Adjust to “Work From Home” from NYCityLens on Vimeo. With coronavirus cases in the city rising daily, companies have started telling their employees to stay home. Here’s how some workers are dealing with being told to “work from home.”
Nursing homes in New York City are gearing up to protect their residents from the coronavirus, following the state health department’s advice to take preventive measures against the introduction of the virus in their facilities. The rapid spread of the potentially deadly virus, and especially the pocket of fatalities in a Kirkland, Washington facility, has […]