Schools Beat Earlier Plagues With Outdoor Classes. We Should, Too.

A century ago, children in New York City attended classes during a pandemic. It seemed to work.

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New York City Has 2,300 Parks. But Poor Neighborhoods Lose Out.

Governors Island and other large parks are trying to attract more underserved visitors, who need outdoor space more than ever during the pandemic.

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New Woe for a Jittery N.Y.C.: Illegal Fireworks Going Off All Night

The city received 1,737 fireworks complaints in the first half of June, 80 times as many as it got in the same period last year.

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How to Save Summer From the Coronavirus

A balance can be found to be both safe and outdoors.

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