I Was an E.M.T. While Covid-19 Devastated New York

The losses emergency responders witnessed are beyond what human minds can grasp.

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Making a Home of Her Own in Brooklyn

After several years of hunting, a domestic violence survivor and her daughter finally find a home, in East New York.

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Living and Performing ‘Femme Queen Joy’

Rosa Isabel Rayos, a rapper who goes by Ms. Boogie, wants her work to expand the narrative about Black trans women.

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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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Graffiti Is Back in Virus-Worn New York

The city’s coronavirus lockdown and subsequent rise in unemployment have created the perfect conditions for a new generation of graffiti writers.

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The New York Protests Don’t Have One Leader. They Have Many.

They’re young, charismatic and drawing crowds of thousands around the city.

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The 2 Lawyers, the Anti-Police Protests and the Molotov Cocktail Attack

He was a Princeton-educated corporate lawyer. She provided legal services for the poor. Now they are accused in a Molotov cocktail attack on a police car.

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An 8-Week Odyssey Through the State Bureaucracy to Collect Unemployment

Nadine Josephs has not worked since March 13. Trying to get benefits from New York became a full-time job.

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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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For Many Immigrants, an Even Greater Risk

I’m among the New Yorkers adjusting to working from home during the pandemic. But I’m the exception in my family.

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