My mum’s 3,000 miles away, and I miss her. When will I see her again?

I was used to living in a different country from my family. But the pandemic has made us realise we might not be together for years I miss my mother. She lives in Glasgow, and I live in New York City. Before our respective cities got locked down, this distance was business as usual for […]

‘To fail but still mostly be safe’: Lynn Steger Strong wrestles with precarity and privilege

In her book Want, Strong hones in on these two themes – a life built on privilege but teetering on privation In the last few years, Lynn Steger Strong has built a wide audience with her compelling essays – including a series for the Guardian – about the precarity that can coexist with privilege in […]

Party and protest: the radical history of gay liberation, Stonewall and Pride

A police raid on a gay bar in New York led to the birth of the Pride movement half a century ago – but the fight for LGBTQ+ rights goes back much further than that. By Huw Lemmey In early July 1969, a US soldier stationed in Long Bình, Vietnam, opened his army newspaper and […]

Working out in a city under quarantine – in pictures

Over the past six weeks, New Yorkers have been exercising in unexpected ways amid the pandemic. With gyms closed and social distancing in place, how are city-dwellers staying active? Bess Adler photographed 10 unusual pandemic-inspired exercises she has come across in New York City – and this is the result Coronavirus – latest US updates […]

Profit over people, cost over care: America’s broken healthcare exposed by virus

There were 27.9 million people without health insurance in 2018, and record-high unemployment will increase that figure by millions With over 21,00 people dead and more than a 547,000 infected with the coronavirus in the US the last question on a person’s mind should be how they will pay for life-saving treatment. But as the […]

New York City coronavirus death toll jumps past 10,000 in revised count

Soaring death toll has been fueled by adding 3,778 people who weren’t tested for Covid-19 but are presumed to have died from it New York City has revised its Covid-19 death toll sharply upwards to more than 10,000 people, with the city now firmly established as being at the heart of the global coronavirus crisis. […]

From Warhol to Basquiat: behind a revealing set of artist portraits

Through the 1980s, Jeannette Montgomery Barron captured artists at home, showcased in an intimate online exhibition In 1978, Jeannette Montgomery Barron was like any other twentysomething who moved to New York City with big dreams. After scoring an apartment in midtown, she spent her time closer to the vibrancy of downtown, becoming a photographer who […]

A house in the country: how the pandemic exposes ‘secret money’

I am among the lucky few with a place to stay outside New York City. My privilege is a reminder of a skewed society Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage There’s been plenty of conversation about all the ways this pandemic has laid bare the brokenness of our […]

Why coronavirus burials are just the latest chapter in New York’s plague history

New York City’s intertwining of parks and mass burial sites continues as the coronavirus death toll rises and victims are buried on Hart Island Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in New York City continues to rise, grisly drone footage […]

Cuomo undercuts De Blasio bid to keep New York schools shut until September

New York City mayor announces schools closed until autumn Shortly afterwards, governor insists decision to close is his New York governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio once again had differing opinions on who has authority to implement certain Covid-19 policies. This time, it involved De Blasio’s announcement on Saturday morning […]

Hundreds volunteer to help New York’s overwhelmed funeral homes

Funeral homes and hospital morgues in ‘state of emergency’ More than 5,000 confirmed to have died in New York City Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Hundreds of volunteers have come forward to help funeral homes and hospital mortuaries in New York City that have been overwhelmed by […]

A tale of two New Yorks: pandemic lays bare a city’s shocking inequities

The coronavirus has laid bare two societies divided on lines of class and race – a divide reflected in skewed death figures Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage When Sean Petty walked into the emergency room of Jacobi medical center in the Bronx, at the start of his […]

New York sees record coronavirus deaths again as Cuomo warns economic toll ‘worse than 9/11’

Grim milestone comes as New York City hires laborers for mass burials on Bronx island New York broke its record for the largest single-day coronavirus death toll for the third consecutive day, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday, as he warned the effect of the outbreak on the state’s economy is expected to be more […]

New York state suffers largest single-day increase in coronavirus deaths

Governor reports 731 deaths on Monday as number killed in New York City eclipses death toll from 9/11 Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage New York suffered the highest single-day increase in its death toll from coronavirus, governor Andrew Cuomo reported on Tuesday, even as those in the […]

The devastating impact of Covid-19 in New York – podcast

The Guardian US health reporter Jessica Glenza reports from New York, where medical facilities and staff are being overwhelmed by the Covid-19 outbreak New York City is a densely populated city that welcomes millions of visitors every month – which in part explains why it’s been hit so hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. With more […]

Kesha – Never Know ‘Bout Love (Trashy Boy) Lyrics

[Intro] You’ll never know ’bout love, you’ll never know ’bout love You’ll never know ’bout love ’till you try, wanna try? You’ll never know ’bout love, you’ll never know ’bout love You’ll never know ’bout love ’till you try, wanna try? [Verse 1] Trashy boy, digging my scruffy face You got my body moving, scratching […]

Cam’ron – Welcome To New York City (feat. Jay-Z & Juelz Santana)

Turn the motherfuckin’ music up Just Blaze, man, you owe me nigga Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Welcome to the Empire State Home of the World Trade Birthplace of Michael Jordan Home of Biggie Smalls Roc-A-Fella headquaters Ladies and gentlemen, Killa Cam, Young Hov is definitely in the building Brooklyn, Harlem World Welcome to New York […]