covid-19

Museums, photography, Upper East Side

Photograph by Ximena Exhague, @ximena_exhague

The Museum of the City of New York will reopen on Saturday with a stunning new outdoor installation. The first phase of the museum’s New York Responds project includes a photo exhibit depicting life in New York City in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests that kicked off in May and continue today. On view starting August 1, the powerful photographs have been installed at the Upper East Side museum’s terrace and balustrade.

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Policy

NYC to launch new mobile COVID-19 testing program

By Devin Gannon, Fri, June 5, 2020

COVID-19 testing site sat the Highbridge Recreation Center in Manhattan. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr

Getting tested for the coronavirus in New York City is about to get easier. Starting next week, the city will launch a mobile testing program that will bring testing “trucks” to different neighborhoods, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. The news comes after the city expanded free COVID-19 testing for all New Yorkers, a part of the Test and Trace Corps that kicked off this week ahead of the city’s phase one reopening on Monday.

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Features, Policy, real estate trends

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Image courtesy of 6sqft.

FaceTime video tours, virtual open houses, and plunging interest rates; the real estate business in New York City in the time of COVID-19 isn’t business as usual. But as impactful and uncertain as the global pandemic is, it may not be bad for business. An important and unique attribute of this particular crisis, though, is uncertainty. There are new developments each day, and new answers–for public health and welfare, of course, but also for businesses affected by the virus.

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City Living, Policy, Transportation

How the NYC subway is preparing for coronavirus

By Michelle Cohen, Tue, March 3, 2020

Photo by Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit, Flickr cc

After issuing their first response last Thursday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) issued an update today on the precautions the agency is taking in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), joining a coordinated effort by New York City and state to remain ahead of an epidemic whose impact could depend on how well communities and authorities respond to it. Now that there’s been a confirmed case in Manhattan, as well as one in Westchester, the agency has taken additional measures to inform and protect its employees–and the eight million people who ride its subways, commuter trains and buses daily. The MTA will make sure that none of its trains, cars, or buses go more than 72 hours without undergoing sanitization.

More on how New York City is preparing for coronavirus below

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