The epicentre of the pandemic. A scene of social unrest. A crippled economy. New Yorkers aren’t out of the woods yet but little pockets of hope herald a distinct resolve – and the blueprint to a new Gotham, writes Jessica Bailey
The owner of Frank, Supper and Lil’ Frankie’s restaurants in the East Village, Frank Prisinzano had four employees on respirators at the peak of the pandemic
Born and raised in Brooklyn, LaTonya Yvette is a style and lifestyle blogger and author of acclaimed book Woman Of Color. She is also an activist and has two school-aged children whom she has been home-schooling
Claudia and Evan were meant to get married in front of 150 guests in September. Unfortunately COVID restrictions meant the huge gathering couldn’t take place and after battling coronavirus themselves, they got married at the top of the Hoxton Hotel with three people as witnesses.
Brooklyn-based photographer Jeremy Cohen stopped the internet when he asked a girl out by flying his drone to her rooftop with his number attached.
Franco-American Sophie Roche Conti is the founder and CEO of Conti Communications on New York’s Lower East Side
Chivona Renee Newsome is the Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter in the Greater NY area, a civil rights leader at the forefront of the New Civil Rights Movement and former Financial Advisor at New York Life.