Emily Oster Fought to Reopen Schools, Becoming a Hero and a Villain

The economist Emily Oster offers loads of data-driven advice about children and Covid-19. Many parents live by her words. Others say she’s dangerous.

#brown-university, #child-care, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #emily-oster, #parenting

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Scenes From the Final Day of Early Voting

The candidates make their last pitches, with Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia appearing together and Eric Adams denouncing gun violence.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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‘We’re Not Back to Normal,’ but New Yorkers Savor Reopening Weekend

With virus restrictions lifted, New Yorkers had mixed reactions to ending the precautions they’d grown used to.

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

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No Witchcraft, but Specter of Covid Shaped a Classroom in Salem, Mass.

A third-grade class in a historic town navigated a school year of loss and resilience shadowed by the pandemic.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #salem-mass

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New York Faces Lasting Economic Toll Even as Pandemic Passes

The city’s prosperity is heavily dependent on patterns of work and travel that may be irreversibly altered.

#commuting, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #travel-and-vacations, #unemployment

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The American Renaissance Has Begun

During the pandemic, Americans have been asking existential questions about their lives; now they are changing them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #entrepreneurship, #labor-and-jobs, #relocation-of-business, #united-states-economy, #venture-capital, #wages-and-salaries

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Hit Hard by Pandemic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center to Merge

By joining forces, the two institutions hope to bounce back from the severe losses brought by the coronavirus.

#classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #finances, #kimmel-center-for-the-performing-arts-philadelphia-pa, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-orchestra, #philadelphia-orchestra-and-the-kimmel-center-inc, #theaters-buildings

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8,000 Homeless People to Be Moved From Hotels to Shelters, New York Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement signals the beginning of the end to an arrangement that many homeless people said provided a better living environment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Covid Proved the C.D.C. Is Broken. Can It Be Fixed?

The pandemic revealed the glaring weaknesses of the world’s premier public health agency — and just how much work it would take to reform it.

#atlanta-ga, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #electronic-health-records, #epidemics, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #frieden-thomas-r, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #quarantines, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Reopening Day in California

Wednesday: At first, things didn’t seem so different. But as the day wore on, the changes were more palpable.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings

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The End of Most Covid Rules in New York: What to Know

Precautions remain in places like the subway and hospitals, and businesses have the option to ask customers to wear masks.

#classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #geffen-david-hall-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-philharmonic, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Remote Learning Is a Failure

Remote learning needs to end with the pandemic.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Retail Sales Fell in May, in Latest Sign of a Bumpy Recovery

As more of the country is vaccinated, Americans are venturing out and spending more on lodging and entertainment, but less on goods.

#consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #shopping-and-retail, #stimulus-economic

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California Reopens: A Coronavirus Timeline

Tuesday: As California reopens, here’s a look back at what the state has endured.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #shutdowns-institutional

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Stephen Colbert Returns to ‘Late Show’ Stage Before Vaccinated Fans

In a sign of life going back to normal, a capacity crowd at the Ed Sullivan Theater — face masks optional — roared for the highest-rated late night host.

#batiste-jon-1986, #colbert-stephen, #coronavirus-reopenings, #late-show-with-stephen-colbert-tv-program, #licht-christopher-a-1971, #television, #vaccination-and-immunization, #viacomcbs-inc

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California Reopens on June 15: What to Know

Monday: Here’s what you need to know about the lifting of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #newsom-gavin

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Europe’s Summer of Recovery Is More Fragile Than It Looks

An anticipated surge of tourism in Portugal is suddenly not at all certain — a symbol of the global economy’s continued struggle with pandemic uncertainty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #eurozone, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #wages-and-salaries

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‘Freedom Day’ for England Is Looking Like a Mirage

All coronavirus restrictions were supposed to end on June 21, but with the new Delta variant, the long-anticipated opening is increasingly problematic.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delta-variant, #disease-rates, #england, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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What to Know About Mask Rules in California

Friday: Vaccinated Californians will mostly be able to go mask-free. But there’s still some confusion. Also: News about California Today.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings

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How to Reopen Offices Safely

Flush the taps, focus on indoor air quality and consider getting creative about staff schedules.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Headliners and Headdresses Return to Las Vegas. Will Tourists Follow?

The first shows to reopen face a challenge: It is hard to draw audiences without tourists, but hard to draw tourists without shows.

#casinos, #cirque-du-soleil, #coronavirus-reopenings, #jillette-penn, #las-vegas-nev, #shutdowns-institutional, #teller, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

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Your Guide to Tribeca Festival’s 20th Anniversary Edition

After last year’s edition was postponed amid the pandemic, the event returns in person with a crowd-pleasing lineup brimming with stories of community.

#all-these-sons-movie, #coronavirus-reopenings, #documentary-films-and-programs, #in-the-heights-movie, #movies, #new-york-city, #perfume-de-gardenias-movie, #poser-movie, #roadrunner-a-film-about-anthony-bourdain-movie, #roaring-20s-movie, #souad-movie, #the-death-of-my-two-fathers-movie, #tribeca-film-festival-nyc

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Why California Is Still in a State of Emergency

Wednesday: Even as coronavirus pandemic rules are lifted, the official emergency status will continue. Here’s what that means.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disasters-and-emergencies

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We Must Fully Reopen Schools This Fall. Here’s How.

A blueprint for the C.D.C. to bring children back to classrooms safely.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12

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For Asian Americans Wary of Attacks, Reopening Is Not an Option

Facing a wave of animosity, many Asian Americans remain afraid of public places even as the coronavirus pandemic recedes.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #coronavirus-reopenings, #race-and-ethnicity

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Foo Fighters Will Play First Concert Back at Madison Square Garden

The first full-capacity arena concert in New York since March 2020 will feature rock ’n’ roll — but only for fans who are fully vaccinated — on June 20.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #foo-fighters, #grohl-david, #madison-square-garden, #new-york-city, #pop-and-rock-music, #the-foo-fighters-25th-26th-anniversary-tour, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Are People Really Wearing High Heels Again?

“I feel like a gazelle that’s just been born,” said one woman strapping back on the stilettos.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #shoes-and-boots

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Bruce Springsteen Will Return to Broadway in June

“Springsteen on Broadway” opens on June 26 at the St. James Theater; audience members will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination to enter.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #jujamcyn-theaters, #pop-and-rock-music, #springsteen-on-broadway-play, #springsteen-bruce, #theater

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As Vaccines Turn Pandemic’s Tide, U.S. and Europe Diverge on Path Forward

While America has essentially lifted all rules for those who are vaccinated, the emergence of a new variant is leading Britain and the E.U. to move with more caution.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #european-union, #great-britain, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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May 2021 Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 559,000 to Payrolls

Many employers report having trouble finding applicants. Economists say the labor market may simply need time to get sorted out.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Art Blooms Alongside Nature in Riverside Park

In an exhibition that sprawls across nearly 100 blocks of park, 24 contemporary artists address literal, metaphoric and poetic ideas of regrowth.

#art, #bravin-karin, #coronavirus-reopenings, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regrowth-a-celebration-of-art-riverside-park-and-the-new-york-spirit-exhibit, #riverside-park-manhattan-ny, #riverside-park-conservancy, #sculpture

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How Wild Will Summer Be? This Gum Commercial Gets Creative.

What is fresh breath even for, if it’s not for post-pandemic orgies in the park?

#advertising-and-marketing, #chewing-gum, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wrigley-wm-jr-co

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A Return to Normal? Not for Countries With Covid Surges and Few Vaccines.

As nations like the United States prepare for a summer of hugs, gatherings and other activities safe for the vaccinated, nations still scrambling for shots are seeing some of their worst outbreaks.

#argentina, #bogota-colombia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #mexico, #our-world-in-data, #paraguay, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vietnam, #world-health-organization

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New York’s Concert Scene Gets a Lavish New Addition: Brooklyn Made

The 500-capacity live venue in Bushwick will offer unique perks to musicians who play there, including a private pool and use of a loft apartment.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #brooklyn-made-brooklyn-ny-music-venue, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-reopenings, #irving-plaza, #makes-anthony, #music, #theaters-buildings, #winrich-kelly

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They Kept Schools Running as Covid Raged: ‘We Had to Be Here’

Last year, one million students and their teachers emptied out of New York City’s school buildings as the pandemic took hold of the city. These are the staff members who stayed.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #star-academy-brooklyn-ny

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Lines Never Felt So Good: Crowds Herald New York’s Reopening

Museums broke attendance records, movie theaters sold out and jazz fans packed clubs on a rainy Memorial Day weekend that felt far removed from the prior year’s pandemic traumas.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cobble-hill-brooklyn-ny, #comedy-cellar, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cruella-movie, #culture-arts, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smalls-manhattan-ny-music-venue, #wilner-spike

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Caught Between Two Countries, a Minnesota Resort Area Still Feels Lockdown Blues

Covid may be waning. But businesses at the Northwest Angle, a tourist-dependent slice of Minnesota accessible by land only from Canada, still feel the pain.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #minnesota, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Summertime … and the Sloganeering Is a Little Awkward

Cities and states are spending millions to promote tourism as they reopen, but the marketing campaigns aren’t always the catchiest.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #chicago-ill, #cincinnati-ohio, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #de-niro-robert, #federer-roger, #greece, #hamilton-ohio, #hancock-michael-b, #hockney-david, #illinois, #khan-sadiq, #new-york-city, #road-trips, #slogans-and-mottoes, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘What Do I Do Next?’: Orphaned by Covid, Two Teens Find Their Way

The virus took their mother. Now, as the city reopens, a brother and a sister are rebuilding their lives.

#bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #families-and-family-life

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Social Security and Covid: Why Getting Help Won’t Be the Same

The pandemic abruptly closed the agency’s 1,200 offices, and officials are considering how to move forward. One issue: Without the offices, fewer low-income seniors sought benefits.

#consumer-protection, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicare, #retirement, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-security-us, #social-security-administration, #weaver-david

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A Beloved London Concert Hall Grows Bold as It Turns 120

Smart choices in the pandemic mean that the Wigmore Hall is reopening in a more confident position than many other British venues.

#classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gilhooly-john, #london-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wigmore-hall-london-england-music-venue

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Hollywood Bowl Plans to Open at Full Capacity

With regulations changing by the week, the Bowl went from planning a modest reopening for sparse crowds to weighing vaccine requirements to planning to return at full capacity.

#classical-music, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dudamel-gustavo, #hollywood-bowl, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-philharmonic

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Now Playing at Theaters: Anxiety, Paranoia and Sometimes Elation

Total escapism will have to wait, though, as we get used to watching movies with sparse, socially distant crowds and abundant rules.

#alamo-drafthouse-cinema, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-reopenings, #film-forum, #ifc-center-manhattan-ny, #movies, #paris-theater-manhattan-ny

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The U.S. May Never Hit the Herd Immunity Threshold for Covid-19

Americans may not need to achieve that goal in order to escape the Covid-19 pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Great Unmasking

After Covid, a better life is possible.

#boston-college, #commencement-speeches, #coronavirus-reopenings, #emotions, #friendship, #united-states

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Mount Sinai Seeks to Expand School Virus Testing Program

The health system, which is preparing to open a new laboratory that could process 100,000 tests a day, wants to take its program to public schools this fall.

#ackman-william-a, #charter-schools, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #knowledge-is-power-program, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #paniz-mondolfi-alberto, #philanthropy, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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N.Y.C. Will Eliminate Remote Learning for Next School Year

All students and staff members will be back in school buildings full time come September, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Broadway Restart Accelerates as ‘Hadestown’ Plans Its Return

This Tony Award-winning musical has chosen the earliest reopening date of any thus far: The curtain is to go up on Sept. 2.

#broadway-league, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hadestown-play, #theater

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New Haven’s Art Scene: Always Excellent, and Now Reopening

The Connecticut city of 130,000 has always punched above its cultural weight. Now as its museums come back to life, visitors can see works by van Gogh, Rothko and Hirst anew.

#art, #coronavirus-reopenings, #martin-courtney-j, #new-haven-conn, #nxthvn, #wiles-stephanie, #yale-center-for-british-art, #yale-university-art-gallery

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The Return of Live Theater

As productions and festivals reopen this summer, it will be nice to experience some drama outside of our own.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #theater

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