Author Archives: deborahshapiro
Ukrainians gathered in Times Square on March 5 to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine and to call for a no fly zone over Ukraine to protect civilian lives. Supported by Russians, Georgians, Kazakhs, and others from former Soviet republics, … Continue reading
Chinatown, New York The Lunar New Year Parade marking the Year of the Tiger took place again after the suspension in 2021 due to the pandemic. A smaller and more subdued event this year, it was still welcomed as another … Continue reading
In these years of pandemic and social distancing, wandering in a vast cemetery has become more than ever before a peaceful and contemplative activity. Some come to visit relatives’ graves, some to learn about the historic battle of the American … Continue reading
New iPhone, same pandemic. New York City on the second pandemic New Year’s Eve
We are about to end the second year of the pandemic. We started the year with new vaccines, a gradual return to work, and grounds for optimism. As the year unfolded, Covid case rates went down in New York City … Continue reading
As the second pandemic year comes to a close, here is a selection of the birds seen in 2021: whether common or rare, they are the pulse of our natural environment and the unwitting repository of our hopes for the … Continue reading
The beloved annual tradition returned this year after a suspension in 2019 due to the pandemic. It was a joy to see people enjoying themselves in the streets again.
Inflating the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons on the streets surrounding the American Museum of Natural History is a daylong event that delights both children and adults. Canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, this year it was open to … Continue reading
The 50th running of the New York Marathon brought a return of exhilaration and joy to the streets of New York City and a feeling of hope that, at last, the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
Canceled in 2021, Halloween celebrations are back again in New York City this year. In these scenes on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, you could almost forget the pandemic.