Why Not Offer a Remote Option for School?

Vaccine hesitancy remains strong, while students under 12 are still vulnerable.

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New York City Can’t Just Gentrify Its Way Back to Normal

Outdoor cafes and to-go cocktails are scenes from a privileged lockdown. What is the plan for neighborhoods that were struggling before Covid?

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A Killer Preyed on Older Women. Police Say He Was Their Neighbor.

The police say Kevin Gavin has killed three women since 2015 at the Carter G. Woodson Houses in Brooklyn.

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How the Central Park Barber Spends His Sundays

Herman James has set up shop under a pergola near Strawberry Fields, where he has provided free haircuts since May.

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The NYPD Arrested 40 People on Social Distancing Violations. 35 Were Black.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the police had used enforcement authority properly, but other officials expressed concern about tactics similar to unfair “stop and frisk” practices.

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