July Is the New January: More Companies Delay Return to the Office

From Ford to Microsoft, white-collar companies are increasingly extending working from home through next summer.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season, #telecommuting, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Our Days Have Always Been Running Out

I greet autumn with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.

#animal-migration, #autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season

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At Summer’s End

I greet this gorgeous season with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.

#animal-migration, #autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season

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Breezy, Colorful Pieces to Make Summer Feel Longer

A roundup of early fall essentials, from airy dresses to cozy crocheted knits, that will ease the seasonal transition.

#autumn-season, #bottega-veneta, #dresses, #elder-statesman, #fashion-and-apparel, #ferragamo-salvatore-italia-spa, #knitting-and-knit-goods, #summer-season

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Let the Flavors Do the Work

Farmers’ market produce is at its peak, and David Tanis thinks you should simply let it shine on its own in this dinner.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #lamb, #squash-vegetable, #summer-season, #vegetables

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On the Packing List This Year: Masks, Sanitizer and a Very Good Boy

Neither house sitters nor jetting off for the weekend are possibilities for most dog owners who want to travel right now. So these furry friends are increasingly curled up in the back (or front) seat, enjoying the ride.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #pets, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Crazy Weather in Colorado: Roasting Yesterday, Snowing Today

Temperatures plunged more than 50 degrees overnight as an Arctic air mass drove into the Denver area, bringing a very early winter storm on Tuesday.

#boulder-colo, #denver-colo, #rocky-mountain-national-park-colo, #seasons-and-months, #snow-and-snowstorms, #summer-season, #weather, #wildfires

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California Heat Wave: The Latest on the State’s Weather

Los Angeles County set a new high temperature as a cooling sea breeze remained trapped offshore, according to the National Weather Service.

#california, #heatstroke, #national-weather-service, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather

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N.Y.C. Cut 40,000 Youth Jobs When They Were Needed Most

“I wasn’t doing this for video games,” said one participant in the Summer Youth Employment Program, whose budget was slashed because of the pandemic. For those who didn’t get a slot, it was yet another letdown in an uncertain year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cypress-hills-local-development-corp, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #summer-season, #youth, #youth-and-community-development-dept

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To Many Travelers, 2020 Was the Summer of 1965

Driving over flying. Domestic destinations. Though the conditions and causes were different, certain midcentury travel preferences experienced a revival this year.

#adirondack-mountains-ny, #american-automobile-assn, #boulud-daniel, #bureau-of-transportation-statistics, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #federal-highway-administration, #gere-richard, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #howard-johnsons, #mohonk-mountain-house, #recreational-vehicles, #relaischateaux-co, #road-trips, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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One Family Has Delivered the Mail by Boat for 115 Years. Is This the Last?

Since 1905, four generations of Quinns have delivered letters, packages and passengers to the islands of Penobscot Bay. A lost summer could sink the tradition.

#boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fuller-buckminster, #maine, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #summer-season

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The State Fair Is Canceled. Deep-Fried Oreos Are Not.

Food vendors and their devoted fans are going to great lengths, from drive-throughs to phone apps, to keep the corn dogs and chickens-on-a-stick flowing.

#food, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #restaurants, #state-and-county-fairs, #summer-season, #united-states

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How Summer Festivals Persevered in the Pandemic

Organizers of cultural events in the United States and around the world showed ingenuity to keep cultural celebrations going while taking precautions against the coronavirus. Take a visual tour.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #new-york-times, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #summer-season

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The 5 Best Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites

There are more options for handling mosquitoes than simply drenching yourself in a smelly DEET-based repellent. Here’s what the experts recommend.

#lyme-disease, #mosquitoes, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #summer-season, #ticks-insects

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The Dangerous Allure of ‘Normal’ This Pandemic Summer

A fishing trip is a reminder of the impulses that stop us from protecting ourselves.

#alaska, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #news-and-news-media, #quarantines, #salmon, #social-media, #summer-season

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The Jersey Shore Vacation of my Imagination

Where the Bruce is loud, and the Rolling Rocks are cold.

#beaches, #cape-may-nj, #e-street-band, #hot-dogs-and-frankfurters, #long-beach-island-nj, #new-jersey, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #ventnor-nj

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Rapid Testing is at Parties, Concerts and Hotels. Social Distance Still Required.

Determined to proceed with parties and events this summer, hosts are adding screenings at the door. But such measures are hardly a guarantee of safety, medical experts warn.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hamptons-ny, #income-inequality, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suffolk-county-ny, #summer-season, #tests-medical

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They’re Teens Biking Across a Turbulent Country. The Lessons Keep Coming.

The romance of the open road is well established: meeting strangers, self-enlightenment, getting lost and breaking down. Would these ideals hold up in the cruel summer of 2020?

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #road-trips, #summer-season, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states

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A Summer of No-Contact Rescues: How Lifeguards Have Changed Their Ways

Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.

#avalon-nj, #beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lifeguards, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #rescues, #summer-season, #swimming

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A Summer Lunch That Feels Like a Splurge

A lobster salad doesn’t have to be relegated to special occasions, David Tanis argues.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #lobsters, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seafood, #summer-season

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Sorry, Europe, but You Really Can’t Enjoy Vacation This Summer

This is our chance to beat back coronavirus before winter comes. Let’s not waste it.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #edinburgh-scotland, #europe, #great-britain, #quarantines, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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I Have a Cure for the Dog Days of Summer

It’s hot, Donald Trump is still president, the pandemic is still raging, and did I mention that it’s hot?

#butterflies-and-moths, #dogs, #insects, #nashville-tenn, #summer-season

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Summertime in the (Partly Reopened) City

While life is not quite back to normal, we found city dwellers making the most of strolling the High Line, outings to Governors Island and exploring a new section of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

#brooklyn-bridge-park-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #governors-island-manhattan-ny, #high-line-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #summer-season

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Anatomy of a Public Pool in a Pandemic

Reopenings around the country have varied, but one thing is consistent: Summer crowds are not allowed.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools, #water

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The Doggiest Days of Summer Demand Gin and Tonics

They’re refreshing and ridiculously easy to make, and come with just enough bitterness to help you get through this miserable year.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #gin-liquor, #limes, #summer-season

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In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks

Reinforcing summer safety with some of the special twists and dangers of this dangerous and twisty time.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drownings, #emergency-medical-treatment, #heatstroke, #sports-injuries, #summer-season, #trampolines

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Florida’s Summer of Dread

The coronavirus had entrenched itself in communities from Pensacola to Key West, killing more than 7,000 Floridians. Then came Tropical Storm Isaias.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #miami-fla, #summer-season, #weather

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A Rockaway Life

Rockaway Beach has a land’s-end bacchanalian spirit, but it is also a place where you can get to know people just by being there.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #beaches, #cardwell-diane, #far-rockaway-queens-ny, #oceans-and-seas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #summer-season, #surfing

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Provincetown: Go for the Mask Compliance, Stay for a Show

In this gay haven known for its nightlife, the crowds are smaller this summer. And the nightclubs are closed. But by the pool, the show goes on.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #cape-cod-mass, #chenoweth-kristin, #gold-judy, #merman-varla-jean, #provincetown-mass, #roberson-jeffery-t, #rudetsky-seth, #summer-season, #theater

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Hotels Are Promoting the Nostalgia of the Family Road Trip

Their campaigns have moved from focusing on cleanliness to appeals to people who want “to get out of the house.”

#accor-sa, #coronavirus-reopenings, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hyatt-hotels-corp, #kimpton-hotelrestaurant-group, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.

#abruzzo-italy, #adriatic-sea, #beaches, #bergamo-italy, #brussels-belgium, #conte-giuseppe, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #european-council, #european-stability-mechanism, #european-union, #florence-italy, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #naples-italy, #palermo-italy, #quarantines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rome-italy, #shutdowns-institutional, #spain, #stimulus-economic, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #turin-italy, #tuscany-italy, #veneto-italy, #venice-italy

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Making the Most of a Pandemic Staycation

Families who stayed put in cities during the pandemic are rediscovering new ways to appreciate their neighborhoods and even their homes.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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For French-Algerian Families, Virus Disrupts Cherished Summer Ritual

Holidays in Algeria are a cornerstone of the cross-cultural identity of many French people with roots there. This year, they are stuck at home, and the pain is acute: “It’s sacred for us to leave.”

#algeria, #colonization, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #summer-season, #toulouse-france

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‘I Missed You, Pool’: Children Rejoice as N.Y.C. Public Pools Finally Open

At one of the eight pools to reopen, a swimmer almost forgot to remove his mask before making a cannonball jump. So, he placed it on his flip-flops and then — splash.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #east-elmhurst-queens-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #summer-season, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #swimming, #swimming-pools

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A Life Full of Meaning

The diabetes camp that gave us hope had an unlikely connection to my father, a former priest who would have delighted in being our guardian angel.

#camps-and-camping, #chaplains, #children-and-childhood, #diabetes, #insulin, #summer-season

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A Brooklyn Restaurant’s Answer to Cabin Fever: Summer Camp

Olmsted, like many of its New York City peers, is trying to make the most of a strange season by serving up fun and games along with the distancing.

#brooklyn-nyc, #camps-and-camping, #olmsted-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #summer-season

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There Are Wasps in the Yard. You’d Better Get to Know Them.

They buzz. They hover. Sometimes they sting. But how much do you really know about these insects that can menace our summers?

#animal-cognition, #content-type-service, #hornets-insects, #invasive-species, #lawns, #picnics, #summer-season, #wasps-insects, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Making Summer Fun Out of Plastic Trinkets and Sugary Cereal

As myriad activities are restricted this summer, there’s no shame in the game when it comes to creatively keeping up morale.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #parenting, #summer-season, #toys, #treehouses

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Missing Theater Under the Stars (Even the Bugs and the Rain)

Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor venues are shut. But for performers and directors, open-air memories are as sharp as the bite of a mosquito.

#american-players-theater, #burrows-allyn, #california-shakespeare-theater, #classical-theater-of-harlem, #cohen-buzz, #coon-carrie, #cunningham-tristan, #de-silva-sanjit, #en-garde-arts, #getty-villa, #gorilla-rep, #hall-flavin-jef, #jones-ty, #landau-tina, #leavel-beth, #london-lauren-m, #opel-nancy, #shakespeare-in-the-park, #shakespeare-on-the-sound, #shakespeareco-mass-theater-co, #stevens-graham-actor, #summer-season, #theater

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Vacation in the Summer of Covid-19

Traveling during a pandemic requires lots of research, precision planning and a willingness to play by new and very stringent rules. For these writers, it still felt good to get away.

#acadia-national-park-me, #appalachian-region, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #kentucky, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #penobscot-bay-me, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #rivers, #road-trips, #santa-ynez-valley-calif, #searsport-me, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #wines

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Road Tripping While Black: Readers Respond

Hitting the open road can be fraught for some black Americans, who share their anxieties of racist targeting. For others, getting behind the wheel is freedom.

#black-people, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #road-trips, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Southside Johnny Brings Live Music Back to the Jersey Shore

With the music venues of the Jersey Shore shut because of the coronavirus, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes staged a drive-in concert.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #music, #new-jersey, #oceanport-nj, #pop-and-rock-music, #southside-johnny-and-the-asbury-jukes, #summer-season

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A Veggie Burger Unlike the Others

David Tanis set out to create an exceptional black bean burger, and a whole summer menu to go with it.

#beans, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #eggs, #hamburgers, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #salads, #summer-season, #vegetarianism

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Staying in New York During the Pandemic

Most New Yorkers who own a second-home hit the road as soon as the virus hit, but a few stayed behind.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season

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The Real Horror of ‘Jaws’ Isn’t the Shark

It’s the leader who initially values capitalism over saving lives.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #drive-in-theaters, #movies, #sharks, #summer-season, #wellfleet-mass

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What to Know About N.Y.C.’s Surge in Shootings

Over the weekend, 64 people were shot, with 10 dead. A surge of gun violence has shaken a city that was already on edge.

#de-blasio-bill, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #summer-season

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5 Caribbean Vacation Destinations Reopening This Summer

As the region reopens, it faces hurricane season, pandemic-related restrictions and the absence of cruise ships.

#caribbean-area, #coronavirus-reopenings, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Italy’s Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry

A longstanding dispute between film distributors and associations that show outdoor films for free comes to a head as the industry reels from a post-coronavirus downturn.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #italy, #milan-italy, #movies, #radiotelevisione-italiana-spa, #rome-italy, #summer-season, #theaters-buildings, #twentieth-century-fox, #universal-pictures, #walt-disney-company, #warner-brothers

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Beyond Broadway, the Show Does Go On

Watching through windshields. Audiences of two. An elbow bump instead of a kiss. Theaters across the country find novel ways to play in a pandemic.

#american-shakespeare-center-theater-co, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medora-musical-play, #summer-season, #theater

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For Maine Lobstermen, a Perfect Storm Threatens the Summer Season

The state’s lobster industry, already struggling before the virus, could be crippled as tourism dries up, leaving boatloads of crustaceans and no one to eat them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-commercial, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lobsters, #maine, #penobscot-bay-me, #summer-season, #trump-donald-j, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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