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In spite of the heat wave, New Yorkers were thrilled to return to the Bronx Zoo after it had been closed since March due to the pandemic. They say the animals noticed the absence of people, and the zoo staff … Continue reading
The City of New York painted a mural running the length of the block on Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets, in front of Trump Tower and facing it, reading Black Lives Matter. The mural has become the … Continue reading
In the absence of a public memorial for the 18, 611 New Yorkers* who have died of Covid-19, these flags fly at half staff on Fifth Avenue. Photo taken on Independence Day, July 4, 2020. *Source: www1.nyc.gov, updated July 7, … Continue reading
On the holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, New York City remained largely in lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. Public celebrations were cancelled and the famous Macy’s fireworks display was held in undisclosed locations. Protests against … Continue reading
A two-alarm fire broke out on the top of a building on West 101st Street today due to a kitchen fire. Gray smoke billowed through the air and spread for blocks around. FDNY controlled the fire quickly and evacuated all … Continue reading
Spring comes to New York, even when New Yorkers are indoors and afraid. We will be free again some day.