Blog Posts on this date: "June, 2020"

06/29/2020 ‘Our Store Has Become More Than A Deli’: Inside The 24-Hour Cafe De Novo

In pre-COVID times each transaction at Cafe de Novo (94½ Greenwich St) took about 10 seconds. “We really had a ‘New York minute’ mentality,” general…

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06/26/2020 Want to Help Your Community From Home? Phone-Bank For The 2020 Census.

If you’re looking for a way to do good and make a difference in your community but don’t feel comfortable interacting outside your home, consider…

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06/26/2020 You Can Still Order Cocktails To Go From Your Favorite Lower Manhattan Restaurants

This week New York State put the word out that your favorite watering holes can still serve to-go alcoholic beverages through July 25. “We understand…

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06/26/2020 Zoom In To Learn How To Make A Refreshing Eggplant Sabich Salad

The Downtown Alliance is highlighting some of our favorite local spots in the web series, "Dine Around Downtown: Cooking At Home Edition.” Hosted by award-winning…

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06/25/2020 ‘Die-Hard Customers Look In Their Closets For Stuff To Fix’: Minas Shoe Repair During COVID

Minas Shoe Repair (63 Wall Street) closed three months ago in response to the pandemic, and customers have since seemed to miss cobbler Asimenia “Menia”…

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06/24/2020 New York City Beaches Will Reopen July 1. Here's What You Need To Know.

Eight public beaches will reopen in the city, Mayor de Blasio announced on Wednesday, which means New Yorkers will have the opportunity to go for…

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06/24/2020 Schools Are Giving Out Three Free Meals A Day Through The Summer, Mayor Says

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Department of Education launched a grab-and-go lunch program to ensure that kids across the five boroughs wouldn’t go…

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06/24/2020 ‘I Could Pull Through 9/11,’ Says Longtime Restaurateur, ‘I Do Not Want To Close Now’

The last few months have not been business as usual for Manveen Singh, owner of Tandoor Palace at 88 Fulton Street. “We have about 10…

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06/23/2020 As The City Reopens, New Yorkers Like Al Wright Are Starting To Process The COVID Era

“This thing had me scared, I'm not gonna lie to you,” Al Wright, a maintenance technician for Battery Park City Authority’s Parks Operation Department, told…

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06/23/2020 'We're Here — Night, Day, Rain, Sleet, Snow, Heat, Pandemic'

During the last few months, more and more stories of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted New Yorkers have been told and retold. They form…

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