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Cars head along FDR Drive next to the Manhattan skyline in New York

A New York proposal could allow noncitizens in the city to vote in elections

If the proposal passes, non-US citizens living in New York City who have a green card or work permit would be able to vote in local elections.

A New York proposal could allow noncitizens in the city to vote in elections
Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a news conference with the coronavirus task force at the White House, Nov. 19, 2020.

'We could crush this outbreak' with mass vaccinations, says Dr. Anthony Fauci

'We could crush this outbreak' with mass vaccinations, says Dr. Anthony Fauci
A black and white photograph of musician Shirazee wearing a traditional hat and looking up.

‘African in New York’: Shirazee's personal twist on an iconic song by Sting

‘African in New York’: Shirazee's personal twist on an iconic song by Sting
(Clockwise from top left) Meklit Hadero in red lighting, Sinkane stsnding in front of wooden wall, Diana Gameros standing in front of a brick wall and Hello Psychaleppo looking down at a keyboard.

Four musicians grapple with the same question: What is home?

Four musicians grapple with the same question: What is home?
Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon, a child chess prodigy, in Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit'.

Garry Kasparov on how 'The Queen's Gambit' brilliantly moves chess skills to center stage

Garry Kasparov on how 'The Queen's Gambit' brilliantly moves chess skills to center stage
Several people surrounded by rainbow flags in a crowd cheer together in a parade and two people in front take a selfie

Bars for queer and transgender women are disappearing worldwide. Will they survive the pandemic?

During the pandemic, LGBTQ bars in London received extra help from the government. In the US, queer women are rallying to save and celebrate the last remaining 15 lesbian bars. In other parts of the world, like Turkey, government funding for LGBTQ venues is not a possibility.

Bars for queer and transgender women are disappearing worldwide. Will they survive the pandemic?
Ysabel Turner created an altar in her 2018 exhibit at the New York City Aperture Foundation.

For this Latina artist in New York, goodbye to all that Goya

Artist Ysabel Turner says she realized years ago that she needed to divorce her Puerto Rican identity from the Goya brand. She used her photographic series to do just that.

For this Latina artist in New York, goodbye to all that Goya
Visitors look at a memorial at the site of the arrest of George Floyd, who died while in police custody, in Minneapolis, June 14, 2020.

Why many in public health support anti-racism protests — with some precautions amid coronavirus

Many health care workers say the pandemic and systemic racism are intertwined. But they stress the need for people to take precautions as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Why many in public health support anti-racism protests — with some precautions amid coronavirus
Filipino nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York City, pose with donated food from Meals to Heal, a Filipino American community initiative.

Little Manila's 'Meal to Heal' effort brings food to Filipino health workers

Because so many Filipino Americans are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, it has taken a devastating and outsize toll on their community. A new initiative in New York City is bringing free meals to hospitals and health facilities heavily staffed by Filipinos — while also raising funds to help keep community restaurants afloat.

Little Manila's 'Meal to Heal' effort brings food to Filipino health workers
Geneticist Harm van Bakel, right, has been racing to map the new coronavirus at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Inside the global network of scientists racing to curb the spread of coronavirus

The pandemic’s deadly grip has sparked a global race to understand how the virus is evolving and spreading — and the clues are in its genetic code. A worldwide network of scientists is trying to map and understand the genomic makeup of the new coronavirus in near real time.

Inside the global network of scientists racing to curb the spread of coronavirus
Nasim Almuntaser stands inside his packed bodega filled with products.

Without protective gear, NYC bodega workers risk their lives

Hundreds of Yemeni bodega workers in New York City are on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight, just like doctors and nurses. Many deal with shortages of face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. Now, there is a community campaign to bring safety kits to them.

Without protective gear, NYC bodega workers risk their lives
A man wearing a face mask is seen under a bridge of Yangtze river

China raises coronavirus death toll; political shakeups in Brazil; restoring Notre Dame's soundscape

Chinese officials have revised their novel coronavirus fatality count, but insist there has been no coverup. And in the US, President Donald Trump tells governors they are responsible for opening up states' economies. Political shakeups in Brazil and Turkey point to questionable responses to the pandemic. In Bangladesh, coronavirus could put Rohingya refugee women in leadership roles. And rebuilding the Notre Dame de Paris is about more than the structure. Learn how acoustic research could help reconstruct the cathedral's unique soundscape.

China raises coronavirus death toll; political shakeups in Brazil; restoring Notre Dame's soundscape
An empty street in Manhattan's Chinatown with store fronts closed.

Documenting the toll of coronavirus on New York City's Chinatown

Grace Young, a Chinese American award-winning author of cookbooks devoted to Chinese cuisine, is documenting the impact of the pandemic on businesses and restaurants in New York City's Chinatown.

Documenting the toll of coronavirus on New York City's Chinatown
A group of MoMA security guards pose with artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo, far right, creator of an audio guard where the guards explain their favorite works of art.

In a new MoMA audio guide, security guards are the art experts

Museum visitors usually don't acknowledge security guards. But they're often incredibly knowledgable about the art they keep watch over — and may even be artists themselves. A new MoMA audio guide puts the guards front and center.

In a new MoMA audio guide, security guards are the art experts
dancers

New York's Roper Records provided the soundtrack for generations of dancers across the globe

During its nearly half-century run, Roper Records released hundreds of high-quality records, cassettes and CDs, which it distributed via mail order to dance professionals in the US and internationally.

New York's Roper Records provided the soundtrack for generations of dancers across the globe