What’s the Vibe in New York City Right Now?

What’s the vibe right now?

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Not Just a Fence: The Story of a Stainless Steel Status Symbol

Like the white picket fence, the stainless steel fence — prevalent in New York neighborhoods densely populated by Asian homeowners — evokes a sense of making it, but it’s flashier.

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New York City Needs Green Solutions to Flooding

Hurricane Ida ravaged places that were once stream beds and wetlands.

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They Put Everything Into Their Homes. Not One Was Spared in the Flood.

The record rainfall from Hurricane Ida appeared to damage every home on one block in Queens, where some families had lived for decades.

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Keys, Wallet, Pepper Spray: The New Reality for Asian-Americans

‘I think it just speaks to the urgency that people are feeling.’

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Wearing Masks, Even After Getting Vaccinated

Driven by a combination of anxiety and murky information about new virus variants, some New Yorkers aren’t letting their guard down.

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Andrew Yang’s Endorsement from Rep. Grace Meng Shows Momentum With Key Voting Bloc

The former presidential candidate won a major endorsement in the New York City mayor’s race from Rep. Grace Meng, a top Asian-American leader in Queens.

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NYC Retail Zones: Midtown Has Been Empty, but Other Areas Have Bounced Back

Shopping locally has helped foot traffic in some commercial districts across the city return almost to prepandemic levels.

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From China’s Far North, a Paradoxical Noodle Lands in Queens

The roasted cold noodles at Followsoshi in Flushing aren’t cold and don’t look much like other noodles.

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Attacks on Asian-Americans in New York Stoke Fear, Anxiety and Anger

Hate crimes involving Asian-American victims soared in New York City last year. “I just wish these incidents would stop,” said one woman who was spat on while riding the subway.

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Covid-19 Slammed Her Neighborhood. She Can’t Find Her Father a Vaccine.

Logistical hurdles, fear and misinformation are threatening to leave some of the city’s immigrant communities behind as the vaccine rollout ramps up.

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The Virus Slammed Her Neighborhood. She Can’t Find Her Father a Vaccine.

Logistical hurdles, fear and misinformation are threatening to leave some of the city’s immigrant communities behind as the vaccine rollout ramps up.

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How a Queens Shaobing Stall Survives a Pandemic

Yukun Shaobing’s stuffed flatbreads have become a hit in Flushing despite the pressures of Covid and high rents.

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Are New Yorkers Wearing Masks? Here’s What We Found in Each Borough

Over several days this summer, The New York Times tallied the face-covering status of over 7,000 people at 14 spots across the city.

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With $400 Million on the Line, the U.S. Open Hunts for Options

The Grand Slam tournament accounts for more than 80 percent of the United States Tennis Association’s revenue. Canceling it would be a massive loss. Moving it out of New York is on the table.

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29 Dead at One Nursing Home From the Virus. Or More. No One Will Say.

What is happening inside a Queens nursing home hit by the outbreak? Relatives of residents said there was a disturbing lack of information.

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