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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Christmas Is Coming. Cue the Guilt Trips and Tears.

Thanksgiving gatherings were upended by the pandemic. With Christmas upon us, families are having another round of fraught conversations about in-person celebrations.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #holiday-gatherings, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Holidays in a Pandemic? Here’s What Happened in 1918

The festive season fell between two deadly waves of the deadly influenza outbreak. Families still gathered, often with empty chairs at the table.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #influenza-epidemic-1918-19, #iowa, #letters, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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A Fake ‘War on Christmas’ and the Real Battle Against Covid

There are two culture wars, but only one with deadly consequences.

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State Poets Laureate Deliver Brightness After Invitation From New York Times

The New York Times National Desk asked state poets laureate for some words of gratitude. We got a blizzard of lovely poetry in response.

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In Times Newsletter, a Six-Word Proposal

(She said yes! Here’s the story.)

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Pictures of a Thanksgiving That No One Pictured

To retain the essence of the holiday in a pandemic-scarred year, many Americans found themselves having to bend Thanksgiving traditions into unexpected shapes.

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The Unexpected Message Revealed by Long Lines for Coronavirus Testing

All over New York City, thousands spent hours waiting at clinics, motivated by a deep need to visit their parents.

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Here’s What the Thanksgiving Parade Looked Like in Pandemic New York

The holiday ritual was limited to a block, with parts pretaped for television and barricades to keep people away. Still, a few curious spectators showed up.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #macys-inc, #new-york-city, #parades, #thanksgiving-day

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How to Carve a Turkey

Ray Venezia, master butcher and Fairway Market meat consultant, shows how to carve a turkey.

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Oh, Brother! Tears for Trump

No arguments — or turkey — this Thanksgiving. Just a cocktail.

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Thanksgiving Is a Celebration of Freedom

The origins of the national holiday have little to do with Pilgrims and Indians.

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Verses vs. Coronavirus: What These Poets Laureate Are Thankful For

It’s been a difficult year in every corner of the land. But there are still neighbors and family, breathtaking landscapes and gratitude for the ‘bend without the break.’

#poetry-and-poets, #poets-laureate, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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A Thanksgiving Myth Debunked: People Aren’t Fighting About Politics

Smaller gatherings mean fewer chances to talk to relatives you disagree with. But most Americans prefer to skip partisan debates altogether, no matter how big the turkey.

#families-and-family-life, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #thanksgiving-day

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A Turkey Recipe for 2020

How to feel better about this horrible year.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #thanksgiving-day, #turkey

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This Wrongly Convicted Man Spent 25 Thanksgivings in Prison

This holiday, he says he’s thankful. Are you?

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Ditching the Turkey: Thanksgiving Memories (and Misadventures) of Reporters Abroad

Some of our international journalists have gone to great lengths trying to bring a taste of home to their new locations. But it hasn’t always worked out.

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College Football Changes Thanksgiving Traditions Amid Pandemic

Some of the shifts come as universities deal with the prospect of students traveling as a coronavirus surge.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #thanksgiving-day

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Virus Outbreak, Once in the Nation’s Middle, Gains Steam All Around

With cases and deaths rising fast, scientists say they worry about the virus’s course in the United States as Thanksgiving celebrations and cold weather arrive.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #thanksgiving-day, #united-states

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Thanksgiving Lessons in Gratitude From My Grandmother

Our pandemic sacrifices pale in comparison to her immigrant journey.

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The Truth About Thanksgiving Alone in New York City

In a city where the holiday has special significance, a ban on gatherings has left some New Yorkers planning lonely feasts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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The Future Was Supposed to Be Better Than This

Thanksgiving — like the rest of life — just isn’t the same through a screen.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day, #united-states

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Happy Thanksgiving to All Those Who Told the Truth in This Election

Civil servants, elected officials and judges did their jobs and protected democracy.

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Thanksgiving During a Pandemic? We Have a Plan for That

New York Times Food experts on how to cook — or not cook — a scaled-down feast.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #debatable, #thanksgiving-day

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How to Pretend You’re in Hawaii Tonight

With a few easy-to-find items, you can discover the archipelago’s breathtaking biodiversity, savor its flavors and music, even delight in an island-inspired Thanksgiving.

#art, #beaches, #books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #hawaii, #islands, #movies, #museums, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #surfing, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #volcanoes

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The Best Thanksgiving Movies to Stream

These films will bring the holiday’s food and family traditions right to your screen.

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A Thanksgiving Parade, Unfazed by Snow or Wind, Takes on a Pandemic

Macy’s had to rip up its usual script and plan a new parade with the coronavirus in mind. There will be Rockettes, but don’t expect a kickline.

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Why You Should Take a Nap on Thanksgiving

In 2020, officeless workers learned to doze off between Zoom calls. Maybe now we can admit that the post-turkey crash is nothing to be ashamed of.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #sleep, #thanksgiving-day

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Thanksgiving in a Strange Land

I’m trying to find ways to fend off the sadness of not being with extended family.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Cuomo Invited His Mother for Thanksgiving. New Yorkers Noticed.

The governor was accused of hypocrisy after he said his mother and two daughters were traveling to Albany for the holiday. He withdrew the invitation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #emmy-awards, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-state, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Three Ways to Use Up Stuffing, the Pinnacle of Thanksgiving Leftovers

Sohla El-Waylly is here for the holiday’s best side, which she griddles into sandwich filling, fries into croutons and simmers into dumplings for soup.

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They Welcomed Dozens for Thanksgiving. Now What?

For decades, a couple have been the unofficial parents for many Black students at Notre Dame. This year, that family is scattered, reflecting on the year’s crises.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #indiana-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day, #turkeys, #university-of-north-carolina, #university-of-notre-dame

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A Turkey to Dream About

Maneet Chauhan’s turkey roulade, filled with biryani and served under a chicken tikka masala sauce, may be out of reach, but you may be able to make something similar.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Carving a Turkey and Becoming a Man

My father brought the brutality of the slaughterhouse to the table with him. I had to find other role models to become a different kind of man.

#families-and-family-life, #knives, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #parenting, #thanksgiving-day, #turkeys

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Electric Scooters Are Now Legal in New York. But Are They Safe?

Fans of the devices say they are a cheap way to travel. But other New Yorkers view them as a nuisance or worry about the risks they pose.

#bird-rides-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #limebike, #new-york-city, #revel-transit-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #thanksgiving-day, #transportation

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All the Empty Seats at the Thanksgiving Table

Even before the pandemic, this holiday was a reminder of loved ones gone before.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Being Thankful and Hopeful in This Weird and Terrible Year

It’s a year for getting through the winter as well as we can, for thinking about how to help those who are bearing the greatest burdens, and for waiting hopefully for better times.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day, #turkeys

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Coronavirus Upends Thanksgiving, While Some Ignore Travel Warnings

Public health officials are advising against the very rituals many families cherish: out-of-state travel and large, indoor gatherings.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Abandon Your Thanksgiving Script

This year, we have a chance to build a different kind of holiday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Holiday Table Decoration Activity

With a little paint and accordion folding, your newspaper can become décor for your Thanksgiving table.

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I Traced My Covid-19 Bubble and It’s Enormous

And if you have kids, yours probably is, too.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #thanksgiving-day

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Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton On Their Thanksgiving Plans

After a misdirected text, Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton became internet famous for their holiday celebrations. This year, they will feel major loss from the pandemic at their table.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #jamal-hinton, #thanksgiving-day, #wanda-dench

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Inside America’s Thanksgiving Travel Chaos

Thanksgiving is here. Unfortunately, America is all over the place.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #states-us, #thanksgiving-day, #your-feed-selfcare

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No, a Negative Coronavirus Test Does Not Mean You Can Safely Socialize

A negative test is helpful, scientists and doctors say. But it doesn’t mean you should skip other measures, like quarantining, masking and distancing.

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You Don’t Have to Fake It Through Thanksgiving

The need for joy and celebration cannot erase loss, even during the holidays.

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17 Recipes for a Small Thanksgiving Dinner

Perfectly suited for an intimate celebration, these dishes deliver deliciousness without leaving too much leftover.

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What 635 Epidemiologists Are Doing for Thanksgiving

Those who are gathering with family or friends are taking precautions or rethinking their holiday rituals altogether. Most are staying home.

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Air Travel Was Gaining Momentum. Now What?

U.S. airlines expect Thanksgiving to be their busiest period since the pandemic began. But with new virus fears, a return to normal is nowhere in sight.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #winter-season

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C.D.C. Pleads With Americans to Stay Home on Thanksgiving

Even as the White House downplays the coronavirus threat, health officials warned against traditional gatherings with those from outside the immediate household.

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