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 shows a 120 second timer that slowly ticks down. The 20-year-old University of Melbourne student in front of me giggles. Light peeks through a shaded window behind […]
Tight embraces, hand holding, and intimate gatherings to celebrate a life well lived have always been standard practices in the funeral industry. But in the age of COVID-19, such ceremonial rituals can’t exist in tandem with social distancing protocol. As the death toll nears 2,000 in New York State alone, the governor’s office instructed funeral […]
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 […]
When they came to get their lunch on the first day, it was pouring rain. But the young boy and his older sister waited patiently in the downpour to pick up their free lunch at Oaxaca Taqueria at its Upper East Side location. They came back again on Tuesday, and again on Wednesday, never at […]
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 […]
Residents in NYC high-rises are finding creative ways to communicate while they stay-at-home
In 1979, Kermit the Frog sang: “Someday we’ll find it The Rainbow Connection The lovers, the dreamers, and me” In 2020 during the Coronavirus Pandemic, Brooklynites finally found it. All across Brooklyn, families are placing rainbow drawings and paintings in their windows, creating a makeshift I-Spy game for children in the neighborhood as social distancing […]
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.
The coronavirus continues to spread. NYCityLens tracks the locations of confirmed cases throughout New York, as information is released by state officials.
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 […]
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 […]