Small Social Gatherings Aren’t Driving the Virus Surge (So Far)

Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show.

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Party at a Queens Sex Club With 80 People Is Shut Down by Sheriff

Despite rising virus cases, guests crowded into a swingers club in Queens, while 120 people gathered in Midtown.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #parties-social

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Why Are States Imposing Coronavirus Curfews?

State and city leaders are trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus without full lockdowns. But whether curfews will help remains unclear.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #colorado, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #curfews, #massachusetts, #new-york-state, #ohio, #pueblo-colo, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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Finally, New Jersey Might Be Cooler Than New York

If we’re judging by willingness to legalize recreational marijuana, that is.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #marijuana, #new-jersey, #state-legislatures

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19% Test Positive as Outbreak Accelerates in N.J.’s Largest City

After nearly one in five residents who were tested over three days last week were found to have the coronavirus, Newark announced a set of strict new rules.

#baraka-ras, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #newark-nj, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional

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How New York Bars and Clubs Are Keeping Nightlife Alive in the Pandemic

The pandemic has decimated New York nightlife, but some bars and clubs are managing to keep the fun alive.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #common-ground, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gitano-garden-of-love-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #halloween, #misshapes, #parties-social

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Is a Dive Bar Still a Dive Bar WIth Covid Safety Measures?

Measures to weather the coronavirus are transforming drinking holes beloved for their dankness.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ultraviolet-light

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Tony Stempeck, Guardian of a Restaurant’s Legacy, Dies at 63

He spent much of his life training to run the venerable Nevada red-sauce joint founded by his grandparents. Weeks after taking over, he died of Covid-19.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #reno-nev, #restaurants, #stempeck-tony-1957-2020

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As Italy’s Eateries Closed Early, a Small Neighbor Became a Dinner Hot Spot

Local officials fear that diners traveling to San Marino, a small independent nation, will spread the coronavirus. A new curfew in Italy may slow the mealtime trend.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #italy, #restaurants, #san-marino-republic-of

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It Had Aerialists, Fire Eaters and Glitter. Is Brooklyn’s Wildest Party Over?

House of Yes was a revolution in New York nightlife: A space at once wild and safe, challenging and inclusive. Can it ever come back?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dancing, #house-of-yes, #performance-art, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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If Restaurants Go, What Happens to Cities?

Restaurants have been crucial in drawing the young and highly educated to live and work in central cities. The pandemic could erode that foundation.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #population, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #urban-areas

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Inside One Brooklyn Restaurant’s Desperate Fight to Survive the Pandemic

Half of New York City’s 24,000 restaurants could go out of business. Gertie is fighting to avoid becoming one of them.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gertie-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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How Are Americans Catching the Virus? Increasingly, ‘They Have No Idea’

New outbreaks used to be traced back to crowded factories and rowdy bars. But now, the virus is so widespread not even health officials are able to keep up.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #colleges-and-universities, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-homes, #sioux-falls-sd

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N.J’s Largest City Shuts Down Again as Virus Cases Surge

Newark required nonessential businesses to close indoor operations beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Salons may open by appointment only.

#baraka-ras, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #halloween, #ironbound-newark-nj, #new-jersey, #newark-nj, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #telecommuting, #university-hospital-newark-nj

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Arts Bailout in U.K. Buys Time, but No Peace of Mind

In Liverpool, England, whose tourist trade is built on culture, more than 40 venues received money from a $2 billion fund. That life support lasts until April.

#art, #bars-and-nightclubs, #cavern-club, #comedy-and-humor, #hot-water-comedy-club, #johnson-boris, #liverpool-england, #museums, #national-museums-liverpool, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #walker-art-gallery

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Game Day in Green Bay: Empty Sports Bars, Full Hospitals

Uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus in northeast Wisconsin has done what little else could: subdue a city’s urge to cheer on its beloved Packers together.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #football, #great-lakes, #green-bay-wis, #green-bay-packers, #politics-and-government, #states-us, #wisconsin

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New Spirits Rise in Old, Repurposed Churches

For years, attendance rates have dropped and congregations have closed nationwide. But many reused religious spaces are still sanctuaries.

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‘We Are Not Going to Lie Down’: A Coronavirus Revolt in England

How a Liverpool gym led a local rebellion against the government’s inscrutable rules.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-clubs, #johnson-boris, #lancashire-england, #liverpool-england

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To Stop a Winter Coronavirus Surge, Pay Restaurants and Bars to Close

To stop the coronavirus, we have to stop super-spreader events.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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10,000 Guests at a Hasidic Wedding in Brooklyn? N.Y. Says No.

The governor warned that the gathering could be a superspreader event; a synagogue representative accused officials of “unwarranted attacks.”

#amor-y-amargo-manhattan-ny-bar, #barry-dan, #bars-and-nightclubs, #brooklyn-nyc, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dante-west-village-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #dwyer-jim, #jews-and-judaism, #leyenda-brooklyn-ny-bar, #new-york-city, #reiner-julie, #simonson-robert, #synagogues, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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10,000 Guests at a Hasidic Wedding in Brooklyn? New York Says No

The governor warned that the gathering could be a superspreader event; a synagogue representative accused officials of “unwarranted attacks.”

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Hot Toddy Season Comes Early This Year

Outdoor seating and dropping temperatures have created a demand for warming cocktails at New York City bars.

#amor-y-amargo-manhattan-ny-bar, #bars-and-nightclubs, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #dante-west-village-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #leyenda-brooklyn-ny-bar, #new-york-city

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Europe, Which Thought It Had Coronavirus Tamed, Faces Second Wave

France imposed a curfew on Paris and other major cities, and other countries are taking similar steps as record caseloads fill hospitals and governments try to respond without lockdowns.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #catalonia-spain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #netherlands, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #shutdowns-institutional

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The News Cycle Is Crushing Seattle’s Vibrant Restaurant Scene

Among the first in the country to go into Covid-19 lockdown, the city has also experienced the effects of protests and wildfires. It has been vertiginous for a dining community shaped by prosperity.

#amazon-com-inc, #bars-and-nightclubs, #boeing-company, #canlis-restaurant-seattle-wa, #dillon-matt, #douglas-tom-chef, #inslee-jay, #jordan-edouardo, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #salare-seattle-wash-restaurant, #seattle-wash, #shutdowns-institutional, #stowell-ethan

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80-Year-Old Is Killed After Asking Bar Patron to Wear Mask

The man was shoved to the ground and hit his head after confronting another patron at a bar in upstate New York, the police said. The case is one of the first of its kind in the state.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lewinski-donald, #masks, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sapienza-rocco-d-2020

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How a Small California Bar Battled to Survive the Coronavirus

We chart the trials of a tavern in Oakland, Calif., that was thriving until the pandemic brought economic and emotional turmoil.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #hatch-oakland-calif-bar, #kachingwe-louwenda, #oakland-calif, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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How the Pandemic Sent New York Comedy Underground

Unlike live music, stand-up is still not allowed where food and drinks are sold. Comedians are doing pop-up gigs wherever they can.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #che-michael, #comedy-and-humor, #new-york-city, #new-york-comedy-club, #new-york-state, #new-york-state-liquor-authority, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Ski, Party, Seed a Pandemic: The Travel Rules That Let Covid-19 Take Flight

The World Health Organization said open borders would help fight disease. Experts, and a global treaty, emphatically agreed. But the scientific evidence was never behind them.

#alpine-skiing, #austria, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #epidemics, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #world-health-organization

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New York Dining Is Moving Indoors. How Nervous Should You Be?

As dining rooms reopen, doctors, engineers and other experts assess the health risks and how restaurants can reduce them.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #jahangir-alex, #masks, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #rockwell-david-1956

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87% of N.Y.C. Bars and Restaurants Fell Short on Rent

Despite a plethora of outdoor dining and the plans to allow some indoor dining by next week, the outlook for the food service industry is grim.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #weld-george

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In ‘The United States of Cocktails,’ Reports on America’s Drinking Culture

For his new book, “The United States of Cocktails,” Brian Bartels roamed the country to report on local tastes, traditions and quirks.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #cate-martin, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #sipn-dip-lounge-great-falls-mont-bar, #smugglers-cove-san-francisco-calif-bar

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White Bar Owner Indicted in Fatal Shooting of Black Man During Protest

The charges against Jake Gardner in the May 30 killing of James Scurlock in Omaha include manslaughter and making terrorist threats.

#assaults, #bars-and-nightclubs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nebraska, #omaha-neb, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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Summer Jet-Setters Turned Sardinia Into a Coronavirus Hot Spot

Silvio Berlusconi was there in August. So was his friend, the club owner Flavio Briatore. Now both are among hundreds of Covid-19 cases linked to the Italian island, a favorite of rich partygoers.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #berlusconi-silvio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flavio-briatore, #high-net-worth-individuals, #politics-and-government, #sardinia-italy, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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Drag Queens Deliver Dinner and a Show in San Francisco

Oasis, a cabaret and nightclub, closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now its drag queens are bringing food and a curbside performance to people’s front doors.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #san-francisco-calif, #small-business

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Jazz Lives in Clubs. The Pandemic Is Threatening Its Future.

The entire concert industry is struggling as the Covid-19 shutdown continues. But a genre rooted in live performance and in-the-moment dynamics is in particular peril.

#aldana-melissa, #bars-and-nightclubs, #birdland-manhattan-ny, #blue-note-jazz-club-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #iridium-jazz-club, #jazz, #jazz-gallery-manhattan-ny, #lloyd-charles, #mccaslin-donny, #national-independent-venue-assn, #ross-joel-musician, #smalls-manhattan-ny-music-venue, #village-vanguard

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While Berghain Is Closed, There’s Art on the Dance Floor

The famous Berlin techno club has been repurposed as an exhibition space during the pandemic. It’s a mixing of club culture and visual art reminiscent of the golden days of the 1990s.

#alexi-meskhishvili-ketuta, #art, #bars-and-nightclubs, #berghain, #berlin-germany, #dean-tacita, #eliasson-olafur, #kim-christine-sun, #ogboh-emeka-1977, #tiravanija-rirkrit

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Determined to Salvage the Fall, Cabaret Plots Its (Outdoor, Online) Return

Making performances more accessible to audiences is part of the mission. Presenting shows that reflect the moment is another.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #birdland-manhattan-ny, #broadwayworld-com, #club-cumming-manhattan-ny-bar, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cumming-alan, #dont-tell-mama, #douglas-natalie-singer, #feinsteins-54-below-manhattan-ny-music-venue, #joes-pub, #pangea-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #pop-and-rock-music, #public-theater, #starlite-tammy-faye, #stritch-billy, #theater, #ventura-susana-penny-arcade

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Live Comedy Is Back in New York! But Outdoors. Is This a Good Thing?

The club Stand Up NY is staging 40 shows a week across the city. Performing in parks raises the stakes for comedians and audiences alike.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #comedy-and-humor, #dani-zoldan, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stand-up-ny-manhattan-ny-comedy-club

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What the First Virtual Convention Looked Like Across America

This is democracy, at a social distance.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #debates-political, #democratic-national-convention, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Democracy at a Social Distance

How we watched the virtual convention.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #debates-political, #democratic-national-convention, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Outdoor Dining Is a Hit, but N.Y.C. Restaurants Face ‘Apocalyptic’ Times

Nearly 10,000 restaurants have set up outdoor seating in New York City. They are struggling to stay alive until indoor dining returns.

#bar-sardine-manhattan-ny, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #jackson-heights-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #uncle-boons-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #west-village-manhattan-ny

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Pleasantly Bitter and Thoroughly Grown-Up, No Alcohol Needed

A new crop of booze-free beverages brings dimension and depth to the genre.

#alcohol-abuse, #bars-and-nightclubs, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #diageo-plc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Nation Wanted to Eat Out Again. Everyone Has Paid the Price.

Governments and restaurant owners wanted to get back to business. But bars and restaurants have become a focal point for clusters of Covid infections.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #masks, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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11 Supposedly Fun Things We’ll Never Do the Same Way Again

The pandemic could change unexpected parts of our lives for years to come, experts say.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #shopping-and-retail

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At Europe’s Illegal Parties, Coronavirus Is the Last Thing on Anyone’s Mind

Across the continent, crowds are flocking to events organized on social media and messaging apps, despite risks and a backlash.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #berlin-germany, #club-commission-berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disc-jockeys, #london-england, #raves-parties

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Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer.

Even though coronavirus cases have surged again, craft distilleries say the business of making the disinfectant has become more difficult.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bourbon-whiskey, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #distilled-spirits-council, #gojo-industries-inc, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #liquor, #quarantines, #shortages, #st-augustines-distillery, #whiskey

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‘Cocktails and Masks Don’t Really Go Together’

Young Russians are partying again, seeking a return to normal life and willing to risk a coronavirus surge. “We are people, not robots, and want to have a life,” said a bar patron (and doctor).

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #moscow-russia, #russia

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Provincetown: Go for the Mask Compliance, Stay for a Show

In this gay haven known for its nightlife, the crowds are smaller this summer. And the nightclubs are closed. But by the pool, the show goes on.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #cape-cod-mass, #chenoweth-kristin, #gold-judy, #merman-varla-jean, #provincetown-mass, #roberson-jeffery-t, #rudetsky-seth, #summer-season, #theater

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As Japan Nears 1,000 Daily Coronavirus Infections, It Shies From Restrictions

Case numbers are climbing fast, with virus clusters in nursing homes, schools and elsewhere. But fingers are being pointed at Japan’s so-called hostess bars.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #japan, #koike-yuriko

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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.

#alcoholic-beverages, #astoria-queens-ny, #bars-and-nightclubs, #carroll-gardens-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #lower-east-side-tenement-museum, #museums, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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