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Let’s See: Outdoor Theater Is Welcome, but Sightlines Are Vital

By Laura Collins-Hughes

It might seem churlish to criticize productions improvising through a pandemic. But for audiences taking the chance, design makes a difference.

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Speeding FDNY Truck Hits Ambulance, Killing Patient

By Ali Watkins and Sean Piccoli

A ladder truck rushing to a fire slammed into an ambulance carrying a man who had suffered a heart attack, killing him and injuring 11 others.

A β€˜Textbook Example’ of a College Outbreak in N.Y.

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Students, parents and staff members at SUNY Oneonta say a problem of lax screening was made worse by risky off-campus gatherings.

When the Economy Stalled, They Needed Laptops to Move Ahead

By John Otis

With new technology in their homes, New Yorkers get a lifeline to pursuing their dreams.

Brooklyn Museum to Sell 12 Works as Pandemic Changes the Rules

By Robin Pogrebin

Museums selling their art has long been frowned upon, but recent financial pressures have sent works to the auction block at Christie’s. The proceeds would pay for the care of the collection.

Walt Whitman, Poet of a Contradictory America

By Jesse Green

During the Civil War era, the writer emerged as an emblem of the country’s dissonance. Now, in the midst of another all-consuming national crisis, his work feels uncannily relevant.

Policy on the Menu at the Museum of Food and Drink

By Florence Fabricant

A series of Zoom talks look at the ethics of chocolate and how the North American Free Trade Agreement affected Mexican food north and south of the border.

For These Shows, Take a Hike

By Alexis Soloski

If you participate in a sound walk and no one is there to applaud, does it count as theater? Our critic argues that it does. Or at least that it can.

β€˜Covid Will Not Win’: Meet the Force Powering Brooklyn Hospital Center

During the surge of Covid-19 cases this spring that filled Brooklyn Hospital with the critically ill and the dying, the staff went in day after day, trying to save as many lives as they could. Now they are bracing for a second wave.

β€˜Covid Will Not Win’: Meet the Force Powering Brooklyn Hospital Center

During the surge of Covid-19 cases this spring that filled Brooklyn Hospital with the critically ill and the dying, the staff went in day after day, trying to save as many lives as they could. Now they are bracing for a second wave.

For These Shows, Take a Hike

By Alexis Soloski

If you participate in a sound walk and no one is there to applaud, does it count as theater? Our critic argues that it does. Or at least that it can.

See How N.Y.’s Caribbean Community Kept Carnival Vividly Alive

By Juliana Kim and Wayne Lawrence

This year, the official West Indian American Day celebrations were canceled — but the Carnival spirit came through.

New York City Figure Skaters Trade the Ice for Pavement

By Gia Kourlas and Angelo Vasta

Under the summer sun, Ice Theater of New York finds its way back to gliding. “I go wherever my wheels take me,” one skater says.

After 43 Years, the Wine Sentinel of the River CafΓ© Stands Down

By Eric Asimov

Joseph DeLissio, “a blue-collar kid in a white-collar job,” saw the rise of American wine culture and put together an ever-changing, world-class list.

New York City Figure Skaters Trade the Ice for Pavement

By Gia Kourlas and Angelo Vasta

Under the summer sun, Ice Theater of New York finds its way back to gliding. “I go wherever my wheels take me,” one skater says.

That Person Floating Over the East River Is Riding a $12,000 Water Toy

By Alyson Krueger

A cross between a surfboard and a Jet Ski, the eFoil can go as fast as 25 miles per hour — but only for 90 minutes at a time.

That Person Floating Over the East River Is Riding a $12,000 Water Toy

By Alyson Krueger

A cross between a surfboard and a Jet Ski, the eFoil can go as fast as 25 miles per hour — but only for 90 minutes at a time.

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