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City launches initiative to ‘save’ restaurants shuttered by novel coronavirus pandemic

The city will spend $3 million to helping 100 restaurants in the city forced to close by the novel coronavirus pandemic, subsidize paying 1,000 furloughed or fired workers at $20 per hour for at least six weeks and serve 53,000 free meals to people in communities hardest hit by the virus. “All New Yorkers love […]

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The best virtual travel experiences for families while in quarantine

BY JANA BEAUCHAMP Traditional family vacations (and everything else) the way we know and treasure them are on pause. We can still plan a virtual vacation and don’t need to factor in what to pack, travel logistics, or transportation plans. It’s easy peasy to have a super fun trip at home. Here are some perfect […]

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These New York City ice cream shops will be open for Memorial Day weekend

BY COURTNEY INGALLS Memorial Day weekend might be celebrated a little differently this year, but one thing that will stay the same is the opportunity to grab a cold and creamy treat! Grabbing some ice cream while enjoying the warm weather this weekend is a perfect way to kick off summer. Here are some ice […]

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COVID-19 to be ‘blinded by the light’ of UV flash units on subways and buses

Scientists from Columbia University were with MTA officials on Tuesday to announce what they regard to be a groundbreaking new approach to disinfecting the subways as well as a pilot program to deploy it starting next week. With ultraviolet light technology found to kill microbial life, including COVID-19, on surfaces of trains and buses, transit […]

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The Rockaway Beach Hotel set to open its doors this summer

While Rockaway residents and business owners prepare for the economic strain of the city closing its beaches due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Rockaway Hotel is forging ahead with plans to open this summer. The year-round, full-service, 53-room hotel, inspired by the peninsula’s rich surf history and revered arts scene, has been 10 years in […]

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