Blog Posts Tagged "portraits"

05/28/2020 ‘We’re In Business, That’s The Success Story’: Jeremy’s Ale House Reopens

Lee Holin grew up in a family of New York restaurateurs. His father started his namesake Jeremy’s Ale House (228 Front Street), a friendly neighborhood…

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05/28/2020 ‘We Cut One Key A Day,’ A Downtown Locksmith Says, 'But There's Hope. We’ll Be Back.'

“I felt like a movie star,” Harry Santiago joked about his recent photo shoot for the Downtown Alliance’s portrait series. Granted, Santiago’s line of work…

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05/27/2020 The Diner That’s Seen It All: George’s During COVID

Billy Koulmentas grew up in the family business. He still remembers at 12 years old delivering burgers from his dad’s diner George’s (currently 89 Greenwich…

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05/26/2020 These People Are Making Sure New Yorkers Don’t Go Hungry

Before the pandemic, school food service manager Donald Jarvis was responsible for supervising a handful of city schools’ nutrition programs, ensuring students’ meals were healthy,…

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05/11/2020 Firefighters Self-Isolate To Keep Their Families Safe: 'It's Been Difficult Staying Away From Everyone'

The firefighters of Lower Manhattan’s Engine 4/Ladder 15 have been through some pretty tough times. The company lost about a dozen men during September 11,…

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05/08/2020 Have Wine, Will Travel: What It's Like Delivering Spirits During The Pandemic

When Logan Beaver arrives at your door, you’re probably pretty happy to see him. That’s because the 26-year-old’s usually delivering an order from Financial District…

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05/07/2020 ‘Little By Little, They Know We Are Open’: Getting Back To Business At 77 Burger

New York City has been on pause for weeks. With new reported cases of COVID-19 on the decline, people who run businesses are starting to…

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05/06/2020 What It's Like To Own A New York City Pizza Shop Right Now

When New York City announced the shutdown, Benedetto “Ben” Davi, owner of Underground Pizza, said to his manager, who is also his nephew, “I’m not…

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05/05/2020 How A Downtown Hotel Became Home For First-Responders

“How do we make sure that they know we're smiling, even though they can't see us behind the masks? How do we have the eye…

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05/04/2020 ‘I Want To Help My City’: How Dick’s Hardware Calculates What Downtowners Need

Dani Yamin just got her master’s degree in theoretical and applied mathematics. “Not exactly hardware-related,” she laughed when speaking over the phone to the Downtown…

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