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The Final Day of Gem Spa, an East Village Icon from a Bygone Era

The corner store has been around since the 1920s, but after a tumultuous year, Gem Spa has closed for good due to the pandemic. Here are photos as the owner clears out.

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Behold the Most Expensive Takeout in America

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Inside Masa’s $800 Takeout Sushi Box

The country’s most expensive restaurant is now offering delivery. Here’s what it looks like.

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Crowds Formed at Taquerias for Cinco de Mayo, Forcing Police Action

On Tuesday evening, some people lined up outside of restaurants in an orderly fashion, but at others, police came to disperse large groups of customers and delivery workers who filled sidewalks

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How Street Vendors Are Still Serving NYC’s Food Swamps During the Pandemic

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How Street Vendors Are Still Serving NYC’s Food Swamps During the Pandemic

In neighborhoods like East New York and Corona, produce vendors are still showing up for work despite risks and plummeting sales

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How NYC’s Most Important Food Hub Is Still Keeping the City Fed

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How NYC’s Most Important Food Hub Is Still Keeping the City Fed

A look inside Hunts Point, where meat, seafood, and produce companies are working in shifts and pivoting to survive the COVID-19 crisis

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One Month Into the Shutdown, Restaurants in NYC Are Boarding Up Their Windows

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One Month Into the Shutdown, Restaurants Are Boarding Up Their Windows

Some restaurateurs are covering big windows with plywood, saying it’s a precautionary measure when not visiting the spaces regularly