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Steve Greenstein found himself among those sitting at home without a job. Even during those first weeks of March, the 40-year actor rode the 1 train to auditions, trying to find his next job. But abruptly, even those opportunities dried up as theaters closed, and film and television productions shut down. more
A packed protest probably isn’t the best idea during a pandemic, which mandates physical distancing. But pandemic or not, climate change is a pressing issue, and it’ll still be one after there’s a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. And it’s for both situations Manhattan College hosted a “shoe strike” for climate change awareness Sept. 22, allowing people to show up physically — or remotely. more
The coronavirus hit New York’s nursing homes hard, bringing difficult times to the facilities so many depend on for later-life services. As much as it tried, the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation couldn’t escape that reality, keeping its Manhattan College Parkway campus closed for a decent part of the summer. But that didn’t mean all life stopped behind its walls. more
Musical improvisation may be the art of making it up as you go along, but music is a language like any other. Learning a language that has no alphabet, however, may seem difficult — but it just takes a good teacher. more
It’s been a rallying cry across the city — and across the state — for months. “Cancel rent,” “cancel mortgages,” “stop evictions.” more
The first day of school looked very different in a world in the midst of a public health crisis. There were few pictures outside by parents, showing off their children’s new clothes or holding lunchboxes and backpacks. There were no tearful goodbyes before getting on the bus or after walking to school. more
Like the mythical hydra, when one city council candidate drops out, two more grow in their place. At least, that’s the case for the upcoming special election to replace Councilman Andrew Cohen. more
Sindy Cutler always smiles. That’s something she wants people to know, especially her 2-year-old students. more
There have been lots of changes to voting in the last few months. Absentee voting, dropboxes, applications — it’s a lot to keep track of, especially with school starting and life starting to feel, at least, a little bit more normal. more
There are few industries more synonymous with New York City than restaurants. From hole-in-the-wall food stalls, to lavish fine dining, to kitschy chains and everything in between, the city has so many eateries that if one endeavored to eat at all of them, for all three meals every day, it would take nearly 26 years. more
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