The Nutcracker Hustle: Why Selling Bootleg Cocktails Just Got Harder

Memorial Day Weekend was always a blowout for Amseshem Foluké, a seasonal nutcracker seller. For close to 15 years, he has been serving nutcrackers — bootleg cocktails in flavors like rum punch and mango Patron — out of coolers to summer crowds all over the city. “Usually, I can get $500 if I stand in…

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Why You Should Steam Your Veggies?

Steaming is considered one of the strongest methods of cooking vegetables. Again, this way, vegetables get cooked too easily. For steaming vegetables, you need not use any kitchen tool and you can finish your cooking in some moments only. So, steaming vegetables doesn’t involve any kind of complicated method. People eat steamed vegetables along with…

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Eat This Jammy Cake With A Spoon

The week’s most popular dishes include Jerrelle Guy’s strawberry spoon cake (above), Lidey Heuck’s one-pot smoky fish and Yewande Komolafe’s lentil and orzo stew. Find more recipes in the collection below.

How to Share Your Backyard Pool (Safely)

In a normal summer, having friends over for a swim is one of the easy joys for people fortunate enough to have a backyard pool. Now, it can feel fraught, even as water-lovers everywhere are desperate for aquatic relief with the closure of many public pools. But experts say it is possible to share your…

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Voguing for Our Lives. Again.

Sydney Baloue (@sydneybaloue) is a producer on the HBO Max show “Legendary” and a member of The House of Xtravaganza. He is working on a book chronicling the history and evolution of New York City’s ballroom scene. Video transcript Back transcript ‘Voguing Has Always Been a Protest’ The ballroom community has vogued its way through…

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New York’s Gay Bars Fear They Won’t Survive the Pandemic

Protesters have returned to the Stonewall Inn again and again in recent weeks to demand an end to police brutality, raising their fists, taking a knee and holding moments of silence on the same ground where a riot in 1969 helped spark the modern gay rights movement. But public health restrictions have kept the Greenwich…

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6 Books to Help You Grasp How We Got to This Moment

No book can provide a full understanding of the complex pain and enduring injustice that is the recent wave of countrywide protests. But books can provide context and texture, and memoirs and sociology texts by black writers have been flying off the shelves. So have history books. And history is important here: While the protests…

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Turn Your Trash Into Art

One question that you’ve most likely asked yourself thanks to spending so much time at home is, “How do I go through so many containers?” Hollie Velten-Lattrell, who runs a creative design studio in Maplewood, N.J., can’t exactly answer that. But she does have an innovative way to repurpose your empty cans, toilet paper rolls…

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Posting a Black Square, but Not Black Faces

Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s Covid-19 coverage here. When the protests over George Floyd’s killing by police were at their height, the suitcase brand Away posted an Instagram message saying that its team was “doing the work…

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A Long Night of ‘Flower Flashing’ With Lewis Miller

It was 3:37 a.m. on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn when Lewis Miller let out a sigh of relief. “Right here is my happy place,” the 46-year-old florist and guerrilla artist said. After zhushing a coral peony and throwing in a few gerbera daisies, he stood back to consider the framing of his six-by-four-foot orange-hued flower…

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