Tag Archives: New York

December 31, 2021

New iPhone, same pandemic. New York City on the second pandemic New Year’s Eve

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2021: a selective review

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

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Birds of 2021

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

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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.

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A New York City tradition returns

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

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New York Marathon 2021

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.

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Halloween 2021

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.

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Firemens Memorial, September 11, 2021

On the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, the Fire Department of New York held a service at the Firemens Memorial on Riverside Drive. The ceremony began with a reading of the names of the fallen … Continue reading

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A Portfolio of Birds

During the pandemic, in 2020, many people were drawn to birds and birdwatching. Suddenly and with almost no warning we were torn from our families, our friends, our jobs, and all of our social and recreational activities. Aside from staying … Continue reading

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Late Afternoon Light, Central Park West

In early June, the summer solstice approaches and the sun casts the most beautiful light of the year.

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