Coronavirus in N.Y.C. Coffee Is One Routine New Yorkers Won’t Give Up

For many New Yorkers, the ritual of grabbing a daily coffee is one of the last luxuries they are holding on to while social distancing. On weekends, people line up six feet apart outside cafes offering cappuccinos and mochas to-go. Bodegas continue to serve steaming hot cups of coffee to regulars and emergency workers alike.…

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In Poland, Milk Bars Serve Up Nostalgia Along With Affordable Food

WARSAW — The Polish milk bar is remarkably well suited to the coronavirus lockdown. At these traditional restaurants, diners can pick up orders of ready-made pierogi or get home delivery of the familiar comfort of a barszcz beet soup and stuffed cabbage, to warm in the oven. Much of the menu comes at spectacularly low…

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FOMO Is Over. Give In to the Joy of Letting Go.

Self-seclusion, Week 1. I’d been planning to watch over the health of loved ones. But I’d also been looking forward to having time on my hands: long idle hours during which I’d administer liberal doses of self-love. Ordinarily that would have meant communing with my wardrobe, weeding out nonessentials, planing my skin to ageless perfection,…

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This Is the New York That We’re Losing to Coronavirus

One month ago, to meet the last payroll before the pandemic shut their restaurant, the three owners of Coogan’s in Upper Manhattan got a beverage supplier to take back cases and kegs of beer. Their insurance company would not budge on the quarterly premium, charging the same price to cover the risk of an empty…

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Coronavirus Global Tracker: Trump Plans Immigration Ban

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA burial at a cemetery in São Paulo, Brazil, in April.Credit…Victor Moriyama for The New York Times 26,000 missing deaths: Tracking the true toll of the crisis. At least 26,000 more people have died during the coronavirus pandemic over the last month than official Covid-19 death counts report, a…

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In a Chaotic Season, Where to Begin Your Spring Cleanup?

Despite my decades of gardening practice, I feel frantic every April — and never more so than in the chaotic spring of 2020, when the normally simple parts of the equation, like acquiring supplies or hiring a helper, present their own challenges on top of the anticipated eruption of perennial weeds like garlic mustard. But…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Says He Will Suspend Immigration

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump at the coronavirus briefing in the White House on Monday.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Trump says he will suspend immigration as some governors take first steps to reopen states. President Trump announced a plan to close the United States to people trying to come to the country…

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Past Into Present: 4 Journeys That Changed Us

An African-American resort town in Michigan, circa 1970; a raucous family road trip from Kansas City, Mo., to New York state; a bittersweet return to Hyderabad, India; and a college student’s self-discovery in Australia: Four New York Times Travel contributors share their memories of trips that still impart a sense of wonder and hope. ImageThe…

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Restoring a 150-Year-Old Farmhouse

Heide Hendricks and Rafe Churchill first saw their new home in the early aughts: an 1871 farmhouse with a big red barn and stone walls, sitting on 33 acres of field and forest so idyllic it looked like something out of a storybook. “It was like a fairy-tale setting,” said Ms. Hendricks, 52. “It was…

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After Years of Watching It Fall Apart, the Home Was Finally Theirs

Heide Hendricks and Rafe Churchill first saw their new home in the early aughts: an 1871 farmhouse with a big red barn and stone walls, sitting on 33 acres of field and forest so idyllic it looked like something out of a storybook. “It was like a fairy-tale setting,” said Ms. Hendricks, 52. “It was…

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