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"We're in it for the long game": After extended shutdown, Broadway producer plans for reopening

Jul 21, 2021
Kai Ryssdal speaks with Eva Price outside "Jagged Little Pill's" theater. She hasn't been inside since the pandemic started.
The Broadhurst Theatre in January, after being closed nearly a year. "Jagged Little Pill" is expected to resume performances in the fall.
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At this dim sum restaurant, challenges remain as customers return

Jul 2, 2021
Eateries returning to dine-in service may face staffing problems, higher costs and the need to transform their business models — again.
Golden Unicorn restaurant in New York’s Chinatown serves traditional dim sum. It's trying to adapt to changing conditions and higher costs.
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In New York, mixed reactions as pandemic restrictions lift

Jun 16, 2021
Many offices are still closed and mask guidance is inconsistent, but parks in midtown Manhattan are packed at lunchtime.
New York City is bustling again as people are free to socialize and go back to places they've missed.
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For this entrepreneur, the pandemic provided an opportunity to diversify children’s libraries

May 18, 2021
Faced with her child care centers closing down, Yobe Qiu turned to her passion project: writing children's books about Asian cultures.
"The books I published in the pandemic all focus on featuring Asian children, family, because the Asian community is extremely diverse," said Yobe Qiu, an entrepreneur in New York City.
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How NYC restaurants are preparing for a "full reopening"

Apr 30, 2021
Restaurants need a good estimate of demand to confidently plan their reopenings. But will office workers and tourists return?
For many New York restaurants, whether office workers and tourists return is a key question.
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Are New Yorkers ready to go out for dinner and a movie?

Feb 25, 2021
There is pent-up demand and cash. A lot of people who haven't lost their jobs also haven't been spending money.
Will there be a generational gap between who ventures out to dine and who be stays in and uses a delivery app?
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How one family is looking ahead to a post-pandemic world

Dec 9, 2020
After a dark year, New York City Accountant Michael Durant says he’s “starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.”
New York City accountant Michael Durant says he's beginning to see "light at the end of the tunnel" after a difficult year.
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Some NYC businesses are trying to negotiate for lower rent

Nov 16, 2020
With pandemic restrictions still cutting into revenues, some business owners say they need a break on commercial rent. But not all landlords are willing to negotiate.
Joanne Kwong at one of Pearl River Mart's locations.
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Colder weather is driving diners indoors. But not that many can safely fit.

Oct 23, 2020
It’s been about three weeks since New York City restaurants got approval to serve diners indoors, but only at 25% capacity.
A waiter delivers food to a table at Chelsea Square Restaurant as New York City restaurants open for limited capacity indoor dining on Oct. 1, 2020.
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DOJ designates New York, Portland, Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions”

Sep 22, 2020
The Trump administration is threatening to pull federal funding from the cities, which it says “have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.”
There have been more than 100 days of protests in Portland, Oregon, over systemic racism and police brutality.
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