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[caption id="attachment_22168" align="aligncenter" width="449"] One of the to-go boxes prepared at a Oaxaca Taqueria location for hungry schoolchildren. / Photo courtesy of Oaxaca Taqeuria[/caption] 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 the same time. Each day, the siblings waited outside, where signs on every window urged them to wait, until the workers signaled that

[caption id="attachment_21974" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Theatergoers are promised refunds for tickets as Broadway is temporarily shut down / Photo by Sudan Ouyang on Unsplash[/caption] 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 Friday evening for other facilities. The ban exempts schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and mass transit facilities. All around Times Square, which is typically a