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Staying Alive

How Much Fentanyl Is Actually in NYC’s Club Drugs?

Rumors abound on social media—but experts say that there is no proof that fentanyl has seeped into the city's supply of MDMA and ketamine.

April 1, 2024

As Cases Surge, Governor Hochul Moves to Kill State-Mandated COVID Sick Leave

"It's concerning for the business community and frankly the rest of New York to act like COVID’s in the past, when the numbers show a very different reality."

February 5, 2024

NYC Has Left People With Long COVID Behind

Living with long COVID in NYC means living an increasingly lonely existence.

CityMD Will Back Down on COVID-Test Billing, Attorney General Says

A letter from the New York Attorney General's office says the medical clinic chain will stop hounding people who received COVID tests for payment, and will reimburse those who have already paid.

January 19, 2023

‘We Want More Than Just Empty Promises’: Why Montefiore Nurses Are Preparing to Strike

Nurses say they are burned out, and patient care is suffering. Hospital management says they are unable to "operationalize" the nurse's requests.

East Village’s Beloved Essex Card Shop Reopens After Devastating Fire

The store, like its owners, has shown serious resiliency.

September 15, 2022

‘I Can’t Afford to Give Up Hope’: NYC Enters the Post-Roe Era

"We have to imagine a better future for everyone."

June 25, 2022