Naomi Osaka on Tennis and Childhood: ‘Home Is Queens and These Courts’

The defending U.S. Open champion got her start playing with her family in a city park in Jamaica, Queens.

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Naomi Osaka on Her Tennis Roots: ‘Home Is Queens and These Courts’

The defending U.S. Open champion got her start playing with her family in a city park in Jamaica, Queens.

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Instead of a Balcony, How About a Garden Apartment?

As people search for homes with outdoor space, complexes in Queens with big shared gardens are seeing strong sales.

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Overlooked No More: Jay Jaxon, Pioneering Black Designer of French Couture

He worked in fashion houses like Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior and dressed Annie Lennox, Thelma Houston and other stars.

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How New Yorkers Are Coping with Holidays Alone

For many in New York City, their pandemic-imposed loneliness has been even more pronounced during the holiday season.

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Plants, Piano and Takeout: How New Yorkers Are Coping with Holidays Alone

For many in New York City, their pandemic-imposed loneliness has been even more pronounced during the holiday season.

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The School That Camille A. Brown Built

The dancer and choreographer was on a career high when the pandemic hit. Now she has created a virtual school powered by the kind of social dance at the heart of her work.

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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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A Jazz Drummer’s Fight to Keep His Own Heart Beating

Milford Graves devoted himself to studying the rhythms of the heart. It turns out he was creating a technique to treat himself.

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This Neighborhood Stifled Gangs and Guns. Then a New Killer Moved In.

Shootings had dropped sharply in South Jamaica, Queens, after local leaders engineered a cease-fire. But there is no negotiating with a virus.

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