Mask Fights: America Is Fighting Over Coronavirus Safety

On any given day, somewhere in the United States, someone is going to wake up, leave the house and get in a huge argument with a stranger about wearing masks. Grocery store managers are training staff on how to handle screaming customers. Fistfights are breaking out at convenience stores. Some restaurants even say they’d rather…

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Long Island City Gets a New Rooftop Restaurant

Headliner Perivoli Social distancing is not a huge challenge when your dining room is on a sprawling rooftop. Even with well-spaced tables, there are 100 seats. This restaurant, with partial views of the Queensboro Bridge and a view across the East River, has had more than one identity. Now it’s a Greek restaurant. The chef…

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Fraudulent Covid Antibody Tests? FBI Warns of Scammers, Identity Theft

The F.B.I. has issued a warning about scammers who advertise fraudulent Covid-19 antibody tests as a way to obtain personal information that can be used for identity theft or medical insurance fraud. The warning, issued Friday, is the latest in a series of alerts from the federal government about fraudulent exploitation of the coronavirus pandemic.…

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Chile Crisp Is Even Good With Ice Cream

On Oct. 22, 2018, at 8:59 a.m. Pacific time, Jenny Gao, the Los Angeles-based chef and founder of the Sichuan condiment company Fly By Jing, posted a photo on Twitter: an advertisement she saw at a shop in Chongqing, China, featuring a towering swirl of soft-serve vanilla ice cream, a slick of crimson-red, debris-studded chile…

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I’m Not Ready to Go Back to Restaurants. Is Anyone?

Last week, a worker at one of my favorite bakeries in Los Angeles tested positive for Covid-19. Bub and Grandma’s, which provides wonderfully crackly sourdough to restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores all over the city, posted the news on Instagram: Staff members believed they had taken every precaution, but somehow the virus had still…

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New Queens Shop Serves Nigerian Food

Beatrice Ajaero grew up on Roosevelt Island, where she still lives, and has an African food and gift stall, Ibari, which she opened after obtaining a law degree and an M.B.A., in the Saturday market. Her new store, Nneji, in Astoria, Queens, has a limited menu, for takeaway, featuring West African red stew with chicken,…

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An Accidental First Date

A few days before they were supposed to have their first date, in February 2018, a sharp-eyed friend of Andrea Raines’s saw a man walking by the San Francisco bar that the women were waiting to enter. The man looked exactly like the picture Ms. Raines had just shared of her soon-to-be date from his…

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Say ‘Yes’ to the Dress Without Leaving Your House

As couples move forward with their wedding plans, many bridal boutiques, retailers and designers are creating virtual shopping experiences that allow brides, grooms and their attendants to select and buy wedding attire from the comfort of their homes. Some bridal salons now offer free remote consultations, prepaid shipping labels for trying on and returning gowns…

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Live Coronavirus News Updates: Fauci to Testify

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDr. Anthony Fauci testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week.Credit…Pool photo by Sarah Silbiger Fauci and other top health officials will testify in Congress for the second time in a week. Four of the top health officials in the United States, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, will…

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