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She was a Manhattan health care worker who recently returned from Iran. He was a New Rochelle lawyer who worked in Manhattan. Everyday people leading everyday lives. But what they carried inside them was no everyday virus. And there was just no way they could know how it would change not just their home, but the world. more
Last Saturday, with every last option exhausted, Sarina Prabasi stood in front of their proud Riverdale Avenue coffee shop to share the bad news: The doors were closing for good. more
In a period of just over two weeks, New York City businesses have had to think fast as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio moved to enforce social distancing in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the city. more
David Lindsay was concerned as he sat down at an empty table to take a breather Saturday, but he wasn’t panicking just yet. His Kingsbridge Social Club restaurant on Kingsbridge Avenue was busy. Yet, every other table was empty. Not because customers weren’t hungry for crispy Brussels sprouts or one of its wood-fired pizzas, but because all restaurants like the one Lindsay co-owns were ordered to fill only at half-capacity. more
In 1974, with no end in sight to the Cold War, the Soviet government erected a 19-story structure in North Riverdale which best reflected what Americans considered to be the “backward” mentality of the Russians: They built the massive structure from the top down. A fence was built. Cameras were installed. more
The café is an important fixture in the urban culture. It’s a place where the monstrous echoes of elevated trains and the bustle of frustrated commuters fade away in favor of conversation, contemplation, and a certain sense of calm. more
Janet Rothholz might make masks in her spare time, but she’s not hiding behind one. more
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