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‘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 think about...

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,...

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 contact that tells a...

‘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...

‘Someone Laughed For The First Time In What Felt Like Ages’: Finding Moments Of Joy At A Downtown Hospital

Health-care workers are on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19, as they battle to heal patients and stay safe and healthy themselves....

‘They Appreciate Us’: Downtown Bus Driver On Giving Lifts To People Who Need Them Most

For the past six months, Carlisle Gibson has commuted from his home in Pennsylvania to his job driving the Downtown Alliance’s Downtown Connection...

‘We Just Pull Up To The Emergency Room And Drop Off Food’: Why Harry’s Italian Decided To Stay Open

When New York City shut down, brothers Frank and Salvatore Buglione (pictured, left to right) decided with their co-owners at the restaurant...

‘We Just Pull Up To The Emergency Room And Drop Off Food’: Why Harry’s Italian Decided To Stay Open

When New York City shut down, brothers Frank and Salvatore Buglione (pictured, left to right) decided with their co-owners at the restaurant group...

‘Maintain An Optimistic Spirit So We Can All Get Through This’: The View From A Cashier’s Counter

To curb the spread of COVID-19, nonessential businesses all across New York City have had to close. Grocery stores, however, are essential. Because...

‘Everyone’s Really Caring About Each Other’: Inside A Downtown Drugstore During The Pandemic

Doctors, nurses and first responders aren’t the only front-line workers. Many other New Yorkers are out there trying to keep things working for the...