Blog Posts on this date: "July, 2020"

07/17/2020 For Downtowners Who Need New Eyewear, Cohen’s Fashion Optical Has Reopened

If you’ve been in dire need of a new pair of specs during the pandemic, you’re in luck — Lower Manhattan stalwarts Cohen’s Fashion Optical…

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07/16/2020 Grab A Seat At One Of These Lower Manhattan Restaurants For Some (Safe) Outdoor Dining

It's hot all over New York City, and, for those hunkered down at home, the need to step outside for less screen time and more…

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07/16/2020 Find Out If You’re Eligible To Apply For COVID Rent Relief

New Yorkers who have struggled to pay rent during the pandemic may be eligible for financial assistance. Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo announced the COVID…

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07/14/2020 Wednesday, July 15: The Black Business Equity And Access To Capital Rally

Leaders from a variety of Black-owned businesses and commercial real-estate developers are scheduled to march in the “Black Business Equity and Access to Capital'' rally…

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07/14/2020 Schools Are Giving Out Free Masks For New Yorkers Who Need Them

Friendly reminder: In addition to the Department of Education's grab-and-go program to ensure New Yorkers won't go hungry during the COVID-19 outbreak, the initiative at…

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07/14/2020 Asiya Wadud's 'Echo Exhibit' Kicks Off LMCC's River to River Art Festival

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council kicked off this year's annual River to River Festival with Asiya Wadud's "Echo Exhibit," the first of four public art…

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07/10/2020 'We Just Went From Being Very Conscious To Ultra-Conscious': A Day In the Life Of A Sanitation Worker During COVID

Work hasn’t slowed down one bit for Anthony Paolicelli, a sanitation worker whose route takes him through Lower Manhattan. If anything, the increased number of…

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07/10/2020 With Governors Island Opening, New Yorkers Get Another Spot To Stretch Their Legs

Governors Island reopened on July 15. And there’s much to embrace with this hidden-in-plain-sight gem, located just eight minutes south of Manhattan, where locals can…

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07/09/2020 The Go-To Ramen Outpost That’s Been Serving Downtown Through COVID-19

Krit “Ahm” Sukarom has been the manager at Kuu Ramen (20 John Street) for more than five years. He’s used to chatting with customers amid…

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07/08/2020 How An Indian Restaurant Kept Afloat With Delivery Orders From Abroad

Last year, when brothers Atin and Aankit Malholtra pivoted from careers in the corporate and banking worlds and took over the Indian restaurant Benares (45…

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