A Lifetime of Reading Taught Min Jin Lee How to Write About Her Immigrant World

As a child, the novelist found consolation in books that embraced American rugged individualism and the Korean quest for knowledge. Those same books showed her how to honor the stories of the people she grew up with.

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‘It’s Starting Again’: Why Filipino Nurses Dread the Second Wave

Indispensable to New York City hospitals, health care workers from the Philippines died in shocking numbers last spring. Will things be different this winter?

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3 Dead in Queens House Fire, Officials Say

One firefighter fell through a floor while responding on Saturday morning to a fire in the Elmhurst section of Queens.

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How the Virus Swept Through a Corner of Queens

During the spring, as the first wave of the coronavirus caused havoc, five neighborhoods were the hardest-hit place in the country.

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This Is How the Outbreak Is Resurging Across New York City

The positive test rates have gone up in the city in the last month, leading to what many experts say is a second wave.

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The Blood-Broth Noodles at Pata Paplean Are Elusive No More

A bar in Elmhurst that sold sought-after bowls of Thai noodles for a few hours each weekend now relies on them full time to ride out the pandemic.

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How the Chaos at Elmhurst Hospital Exposed Health Care’s Fiefdoms

Even as Elmhurst faced “apocalyptic” conditions, 3,500 beds were free in other New York hospitals, some no more than 20 minutes away.

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‘A Tragedy Is Unfolding’: Inside New York’s Virus Epicenter

In a city ravaged by an epidemic, few places have been as hard hit as central Queens.

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In Elmhurst, Queens, I’m a Doctor at the ‘Epicenter of the Epicenter’ in New York

Let’s not forget the social failures that allowed Covid-19 to overwhelm neighborhoods like Elmhurst in Queens.

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