Think Your Weekend Plans Were Ruined? Try Being a Mayoral Candidate.

Because of the downpour, candidates for New York City mayor pressed their cases to voters at churches and bars, instead of in parks and on street corners.

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Pleasures and Prescriptions of the West African Diet, at Nneji

At a takeout shop in Queens, egusi and red stew come with a message about nourishment.

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The Fallout for Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths

Lawmakers are moving to strip the governor of pandemic emergency powers in a repercussion from how the deaths were counted.

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Surviving on Hot Plates and Takeout: 73 Days Without Cooking Gas

Scores of Queens residents are struggling to prepare meals for their families since their gas was shut off.

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Lights, Camera, Construction!

New and expanded soundstages across the city will help reshape neighborhoods and turn New York into a Hollywood of the east.

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Staying Apart, But Praying Together

As the coronavirus surges again, houses of worship in New York struggle to serve their communities safely.

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How an Urban Beekeeper Spends His Sundays

Nick Hoefly tends to bees among the tombs of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Happy Halloween.

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Are New Yorkers Wearing Masks? Here’s What We Found in Each Borough

Over several days this summer, The New York Times tallied the face-covering status of over 7,000 people at 14 spots across the city.

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N.Y.C. Enters Phase 4, but Restaurants and Bars Are Left Behind

As the city reaches what should have been a momentous day, a wild weekend in Astoria shows the risks that bars can pose.

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8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend

Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

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How a Suicide Prevention Team Leader Spends His Sundays

‘I’m learning to compartmentalize and turn off the day, which is hard. Callers pop randomly into my head.’

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