Coronavirus

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 […]

Life in the Time of the Coronavirus

Life in the Time of the Coronavirus

COVID-19 is here. Broadway shows have gone dark, sports events cancelled, large gatherings have been banned, schools have been shuttered. The number of confirmed cases ratchet up daily, but life goes on,  only altered.  In this space, NYCityLens will document how New Yorkers are going about their daily lives in the time of the Coronavirus.  […]

Coronavirus: Fact or Myth

Coronavirus: Fact or Myth

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 […]

New York City’s Nursing Homes Brace for Coronavirus

New York City’s Nursing Homes Brace for Coronavirus

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 […]