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Nicole Mirra, a volunteer with Bay Ridge Cares, grocery shops for a couple in Bay Ridge who can’t leave their home. At the supermarket where she’s shopping, employees put up plexiglass windows to separate the cashiers from the customers. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

The volunteers on the socially-distanced frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic

March 27 | Paul Frangipane

As bars and restaurants closed, people crowded into grocery stores and daily news about New York City’s coronavirus outbreak became increasingly dire, Karen Tadross began making a plan. She and other board members of Bay Ridge Cares began meeting to discuss how the nonprofit could help southern Brooklyn through the crisis.  “This is what Bay Ridge […]

A health care worker prepares to swab a patient's nasal cavity for a COVID-19 test at Brooklyn's first drive-through testing facility in Coney Island on March 20, 2020. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

Brooklyn’s first drive-through coronavirus testing site opens in Coney Island

March 20 | Paul Frangipane

UPDATE: As of March 22, this testing site is no longer operating, according to NYC Health and Hospitals. H+H is no longer testing by appointment and is instead using its testing locations on a priority basis to help divert patients from hospital emergency departments. People with mild symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to stay indoors […]

The Coney Island Boardwalk is a safe place to get fresh air and practice social distancing. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle

A stroll on the Coney Island Boardwalk during the coronavirus pandemic

March 20 | Lore Croghan

Eye on Real Estate: The People’s Playground is a place of comfort and solace during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Coney Island, with its famed Boardwalk running beside the Atlantic Ocean, provides a fresh-air escape venue with ample room for the social distancing that’s urgently needed while New York suffers through the onslaught of the deadly […]

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