Public Health

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 […]

The First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus in New York City—and Fear Sets In

The First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus in New York City—and Fear Sets In

After the first confirmed coronavirus infection in Manhattan Sunday night, residents around the city rushed to get prepared out of fear that the virus is spreading. At H Mart Supermarket in Morningside Heights, students living nearby lined up to stock up on food late Sunday evening. Frozen food, grains, and noodles were among the most […]

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