Even in a pandemic, the natural cycles of life and death continue, and nobody knows this better now than the obstetricians and midwives working in New York City. Weddings can be postponed, birthday parties and Botox rescheduled. A baby’s arrival cannot. City hospitals not only juggle thousands of coronavirus-positive patients every day, but also the […]
By Caroline Chen and TuAnh Dam New York City had its first COVID-19 case on March 1, and in less than two months, the number of confirmed cases has spiked to more than 160,000. And nearly 12,000 New Yorkers have died. Behind these numbers are sad stories of people struggling in an overwhelmed healthcare system. […]
The New York State Nurses Association, the state’s nurses’ union, sued the New York State’s Department of Health and two medical centers Monday over working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The union filed three lawsuits—against New York’s Department of Health, Montefiore Medical Center, and Westchester Medical Center. A press release issued by the union states […]
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 […]
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.
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
More than 100 years ago, NYC fought the another deadly flu, and applied lessons learned from its war against TB
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 […]
After decades of advocacy, adoptees in New York can finally get their original birth certificates. But it has been a long, arduous road
The MTA is planning changes to a program serving New Yorkers with disabilities, and some of them are not happy about it
Visitors and vendors take safety precautions, but are taking it in stride
After the first confirmed coronavirus infection in NYC, residents around the city rushed to get prepared out of fear that the virus is spreading
By Yuntong Man and Caroline Chen A week ago, Helen Wang, a Chinese graduate social work student at Columbia University, got on the 1 train on her way home from work. She found an empty seat and sat down. Beside her was a non-Asian woman. Another Asian girl also sat down next to the woman. […]