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New York Dropped Dead, and Some People Loved It

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

Spring of 2020 was not a good time for most people in New York City: The streets were deserted, sirens dominated the soundscape, and refrigerated trailer trucks could be seen parked outside of hospitals to store the casualties of the coronavirus. In some ways, Manhattan resembled its past self before the mass gentrification of the 1990s: with fewer people, more haunted and decrepit. Those who were on the street were predominantly less well off: nurses, food deliverers, sanitation workers, and others who could not flee to their family home in Connecticut or cabin upstate. In short, the...
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