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April 2020

As the coronavirus continues to interrupt the natural cadences of our lives, we seem to cling even tighter to our traditions— the things that, under normal circumstances, would bring loved ones and friends together. Now, in the age of coronavirus, people are reconstructing and reconfiguring the events that traditionally mark each year the best they can, from birthdays to anniversaries to religious holidays. Last night, Jewish families observed the first night of Passover a little bit differently. This year, as most Americans are home in isolation, many Seders across the country went virtual. Homemade matzah replaced the store-bought version, small Zoom

Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and face masks have become the gold standard of commodities in the age of COVID-19. As people adjust to a new life spent indoors, even more items are becoming increasingly hard to find, flying off both supermarket shelves and disappearing from online stores. Many newly desired items are even experiencing major hikes in prices due to increased demand. In this space, NYCityLens will list the latest shortages, giving viewers an inside look at how many are choosing to spend their money on during "quaran-time." Visit us often, as this page will be updated weekly to reflect

Last week, two weeks after New York adopted a shelter-in-place order, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that everyone wear a face covering in public. Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Trump last week also recommended people wear face coverings, though Trump made a point of saying he would not follow the recommendation.  [caption id="attachment_22321" align="alignright" width="245"] Frailing wearing a mask she sewed together // Courtesy of Kristine Frailing [/caption] Since medical masks are difficult to get, even for healthcare workers, Americans have turned to homemade masks for protection.  Accordingly, hundreds of different instructional videos have appeared online, teaching both experienced sewers