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COVID-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York are losing sleep over how to keep this virus from killing the businesses they have worked so hard to build. more
Lou Gehrig didn’t like to call in sick. The New York Yankees legend didn’t miss a single game between June 1, 1925 and May 2, 1939. A stretch of 2,130 consecutive games, and a streak that would take nearly 60 years to topple. Not far from the Fieldston home where Gehrig spent his final years, another streak was starting. This wasn’t an amazing athlete never missing a game. Instead, it was (we hope) an amazing newspaper never missing a week. more
A story by Bleacher Report last week talked about how some players could lose money during the NBA suspension. Even for superstars like LeBron James, who could lose upward of $400,000. That might seem like a lot of money, but for the Los Angeles Lakers forward, we’re talking just 1 percent of the $38.5 million due to James this season alone. more
Don’t be surprised the next time you’re riding a bus and you see someone yawn. People are tired, and it might have a lot to do with the fact that those in the work force are seemingly more productive than they ever were before. more
While it might seem impossible that there’s something in the news bigger than the Democratic presidential primary or the latest stunt President Trump has pulled in the White House, it seems that all of that has been upstaged by a microscopic bug. more
There’s a lot of history shared in this space each week, not because our heads are stuck in the past, but instead because what’s happened before continues to happen again and again. And again. more
Out of sight, out of mind — if there was a slogan for Rikers Island, that would be a clear winner. more
When he moved to Riverdale in the early 1950s, Frank Montero didn’t exactly blend in with his neighbors. His parents — a baseball player and school teacher — had been one of the first black families to move into Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where he was “regularly beaten by his white classmates,” New York Times reporter Robert Mcg. Thomas Jr., would later write. more
Just over the past few years alone, there have been some great victories at the local level, and there have been some disappointments. more
Alessandra Biaggi has a novel approach when it comes to elections: Just because she supports one candidate, doesn’t mean she opposes another. Except the state senator’s approach shouldn’t be so novel. more
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