Despite a ban on gatherings of nearly any size and calls for social distancing, Hasidic schools continued to operate Tuesday and weddings proceeded as usual.
Inspired by Italians who have been sharing the gift of music even while under quarantine, Brooklyn neighbors coordinated a singalong on Thursday to soothe the spirit during these stressful times.
As many people begin to settle into homebound lives for the foreseeable future, one thing that has not slowed down in Brooklyn is construction. On Monday, a check on a few of the big construction sites around Downtown Brooklyn found that large crews — some wearing masks, some not — were continuing to work.
So popular lines wrap around the block at their Gowanus location on nice summer days, ice cream maker Ample Hills filed Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of New York Sunday.
Nearly all March events were cancelled Thursday, grocery store shelves were bare at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, subway platforms are less crowded than usual, many people were toting huge bags of groceries and crazy rumors of all sorts are flying around. The smell of hand sanitizer lingers in the air. We spied a few more delivery people than usual Thursday night, so folks may be opting for takeout in lieu of sitting in a restaurant.
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