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HIV health and support groups offered COVID-19 testing and other community services during the pandemic. iStock / Getty Images Plus

How gay neighborhoods used the traumas of HIV to help American cities fight coronavirus

Having survived the HIV/AIDS pandemic, gay communities in the US were well equipped to get residents health and social services early in the pandemic, when the government’s COVID-19 response lagged.
Flooding caused by high tides in a Miami neighborhood on June 19, 2019. AP Photo/Ellis Rua

For flood-prone cities, seawalls raise as many questions as they answer

Many coastal US cities are contending with increasingly frequent and severe tidal flooding as sea levels rise. Some are considering building seawalls, but this strategy is not simple or cheap.
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority was hit hard by a 79% ridership reduction during the pandemic. It needs an extra $8 billion through 2024 to avoid service cuts and layoffs. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Pandemic-stricken mass transit would get $85 billion in Biden stimulus plan – a down payment on reviving American cities

Transit agencies could use the money to buy new subway cars, buses and maintain rails. The funding is designed to build on last year’s emergency aid, which kept transit operating through the pandemic.
Halston with the Halstonettes – a group of models who were part of his entourage – at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 1980. Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Halston: The glittering rise – and spectacular fall – of a fashion icon

The subject of a new Netflix miniseries, Halston once ruled over New York’s fashion world. But the designer with a devil-may-care approach to his business dealings attempted too much, too quickly.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders are both members of the Democratic Socialists of America. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

How ‘socialism’ stopped being a dirty word for some voters – and started winning elections across America

The leftist Democratic Socialists of America was tiny before the 2016 election. Now, with 90,000 dues-paying members and four seats in Congress, the DSA is upending Democratic politics nationwide.
School boycott picketers march across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Board of Education in 1964. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

Fighting school segregation didn’t take place just in the South

In the 1950s, Harlem mother Mae Mallory fought a school system that she saw as ‘just as Jim Crow’ as the one she had attended in the South.
Every single voting district in Manhattan, where Trump lives, went for Joe Biden. Times Square, Nov. 7, 2020. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

New Yorkers knew Donald Trump first – and they spurned him before many American voters did

Trump was the first US president from New York City since Teddy Roosevelt, but he was never a hometown hero. Jubilant celebrations erupted across New York after Biden’s projected win.
The discovery of effective drugs and experience treating COVID-19 gives patients a much better chance at recovery today than early on in the pandemic. AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool

Death rates have fallen by 18% for hospitalized COVID–19 patients as treatments improve

Death rates for hospitalized COVID-19 patients fell from 25.6% in March to 7.6% in August, according to a new study on three hospitals in New York. A study in the UK found similar results.

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