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1、Times Square New Year's Eve 2021 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NYE 2021 will NOT be open to the public this year — but we hope all of you will enjoy the virtual celebrations safely from the comfort of your own home. New Year's Eve World Wide Webcast from Times Square, New York City https://livestream.com/newyearseve NYE WISHING WALL 2. Taipei 101, Taiwan New Year's Eve in Taipei, the capital city of the island of Taiwan, is a visual spectacle. https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/q_auto,w_634,c_fill,g_auto,h_357,ar_16:9/http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cnn.com%2Fcnnnext%2Fdam%2Fassets%2F191113131010-01-taipei-new-year-fireworks.jpg 3、New Year's Eve events and countdown parties in Tokyo https://media.timeout.com/images/105730592/630/472/image.jpg Photo: Ageha Tokyo/Twitter Tokyo is usually filled with incredible parties and countdown celebrations. However, due to Covid-19, New Year's events in the city are limited. That doesn't mean there's nothing to do, though. Many of Tokyo's shrines are still open for the first prayer of the new year and you can still partake in the spritual bell-ringing ritual at some temples. Here's our round up of NYE celebrations happening around the capital, and if you're still standing after all the countdown festivities, continue on to catch the first sunrise of 2021. Take your pick from our list below and get ready to say goodbye to 2020 in style.BEFORE YOU GO: Check out the train and transport situation across Tokyo on New Year's Eve 2020/2021 4、London New Year’s Eve fireworks https://cdn.londonandpartners.com/asset/london-new-years-eve-fireworks_london-new-years-eve-fireworks-image-courtesy-of-stewart-marsden_524bdf5023f1cb7dcbffaa224f5d0f61.jpg London New Year’s Eve Fireworks. Image courtesy of Stewart Marsden. The annual London New Year’s Eve fireworks event has been cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. But you can still enjoy an exciting, virtual New Year’s Eve broadcast from BBC One at home.Big Ben's famous "bongs" ring out at midnight on New Year's Eve in London, to signal in the new year. This is usually followed by the UK's largest annual fireworks display over the London Eye, presented by the Mayor of London; however, the fireworks event has been cancelled this year. Things to do on New Year's EveThere are plenty of other things to do from home on New Year's Eve 2020, from online shows to at-home celebrations.Under the latest coronavirus restrictions, London restaurants and bars are closed, but you can still order in a takeaway for your street food fix.London New Year's Eve fireworks 2020 ticketsThere are no London New Year’s Eve fireworks tickets available this year, as the event has been cancelled.The hugely popular London's New Year's Eve fireworks have been ticketed since 2014 to ensure the event stays safe and fun for all. If you want to join in the celebrations on the night, you must have secured a ticket in order to attend.Where to watch the fireworksThe New Year's Eve fireworks in London are usually televised. See last year's New Year's fireworks display in the video below or on the Visit London Instagram to feel the buzz of the city from home.Although we won't be welcoming you to enjoy the fireworks this year, we hope to celebrate the fireworks next year. 5、 Marina Bay Countdown 2021https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8STTES4ohOg-_w1L9Red4jg2zubwwXhn1nddYWhfv8tV5aTcgdc9gqxQ089SyK5-Mvy7HdJc708FC3HxHR-WZS50JYqK9X9ykWikB3iAhyJsDQm1GtfTZjgMVo3sDpReEi-A9i3fSource: imgflip.com This year’s countdown event at Marina Bay will take on a different light compared to previous years. As part of the authorities’ efforts to avoid crowding, there will NOT be any fireworks display at Marina Bay on New Year’s Eve. Instead, you can look forward to a light show and witness 60 light beams illuminate the night sky above The Promontory for“Shine a Light”. The 3-minute animated light show will be put on for the whole month of December at 15 minutes interval from 8pm onwards. 6、Sydney Sydney, Australia, is the first major international city to greet the new year at midnight. The major fireworks display takes place at Sydney Harbour with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge providing a spectacular backdrop. Islands in the harbor or family-friendly parks on either side offer great views. A bonus for Sydney: Summer's just started there, and you can also take advantage of the city's beaches, including Manly, Bondi and Bronte. 7、Moscow Historic Red Square in Moscow provides one of the coldest but also one of the most visually appealing settings for a New Year's Eve fireworks display. While you're there, you may want to see one of the world's most visited tombs, that of communist leader Vladimir Lenin, or take a tour of Cold War relics from the Soviet era. If you want to celebrate in truly grand style with Russian flair, the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow may be for you. It's centrally located and has a rooftop bar. 8 New Year's Eve 2020/21 in Vienna At the change of year, the whole of Vienna is given over to celebrating. The sounds of waltzes hang everywhere in the air. High spirits abound at gala dinners, in concert halls, at the opera or in chic bars.Due to COVID-19, cultural and leisure facilities such as theaters, concert halls, cinemas and cabarets, as well as all restaurants and hotels are closed even on New Year's Eve. https://www.wien.info/media/images/silvester-silvesterpfad-rathaus-feuerwerk-1to1.jpeg/image_start New Year's Day in Vienna will be greeted in classic fashion with a morning "hangover cure" brunch – featuring a live broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concert. In some Viennese hotels there is a live broadcast over a cozy brunch. 9. Rio de Janeiro If you want to greet a new year with about 2 million other souls in a warm beach resort, head to Rio de Janeiro. The main gathering at Copacabana Beach traditionally features a variety of musical acts and fireworks. If you want to party in classic Rio style, pay a visit to Jobi Bar. It's a social institution in the city, having been open since the 1950s. Looking for a great view? Swing over to the Vista Chinesa, a small Chinese pagoda perched to provide a fantastic panorama.
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Stay Healthy. Stay Secure. Traveling During the COVID-19 PandemicTravelers are reminded to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)travel guidance as well as local and state advisories regarding COVID-19. Specifically, travelers are also encouraged to: [*]Maintain a social distance of six feet wherever possible while at the checkpoint. [*]Wear a face mask throughout your travel experience. You will be asked to adjust your mask for ID verification or if it alarms the security screening equipment. If you don’t have a face mask and you require a pat down, a TSA officer will offer one to you. [*]Remove belts and all personal items from your pockets such as wallets, keys or phones before you enter the checkpoint queue and place them in your carry-on bag. (Does not apply to TSA PreCheck® members.) [*]Remove food items from carry-on bags and place in bin for screening. (Does not apply to TSA PreCheck® members.) [*]Practice good hygiene, such as washing your hands regularly, including directly before and after completing the security screening process. If it is not possible to wash your hands, please use hand sanitizer. [*]Arrive at the airport early to allow adequate time for checking bags, completing security screening and getting to the departure gate. COVID-19 has affected staffing and operations across the airport environment, potentially adding time to your pre-flight experience. [*] Employees or travelers who believe they may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19 should consult with their healthcare provider. Employees or travelers who have tested positive for COVID-19 should seek medical attention and follow the guidance of their healthcare provider and local health department. Passenger Volumeshttps://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/airplane_300x200.svgClick to View a comparison of TSA checkpoint screening numbers for 2019 and 2020. Security CheckpointsWhile security is TSA’s top priority, the health and safety of our employees and the traveling public is of utmost importance to us. TSA remains in close communication with medical professionals, the CDC, and various government agencies as we continue to carry out our important mission. Below are some adjustments TSA has made at security checkpoints to make the security screening process safer. [*]Social Distancing https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/6feet_300x200.svgTSA has implemented procedures to increase social distancing and reduce direct contact between our employees and the traveling public whenever possible – without compromising security. Adjustments include increasing distance between passengers as they enter the security checkpoint queue and throughout the screening process, placing visual reminders of appropriate spacing on checkpoint floors, and opening more checkpoint lanes where possible to reduce time spent in line. [*]Reduced Physical Contact https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/tsabooth_300x200.svgTSA is implementing a phased installation of acrylic barriers at various points throughout the checkpoint that require interaction between passengers and TSA officers. Travelers should keep possession of their boarding pass, place it on the document scanner and show the boarding pass to the TSA officer for visual inspection while at the travel document checking station. [*]Personal Protective Equipment https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/mask_300x200.svgTSA officers are required to wear face mask and gloves. They may also choose to wear eye protection or clear plastic face shields. In addition, TSA officers change their gloves following each pat-down and upon passenger request. [*]Cleaning and Disinfecting https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/cleaning_300x200.svgTSA has increased the frequency and intensity of cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces throughout the checkpoint including security screening equipment and bins. TSA officers are also required to change Explosives Trace Detection swabs after each use. [*]Medical Exemption for Hand Sanitizer https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/handsanitizer_300x200.svgAs a temporary exemption from the 3-1-1 rule, TSA is allowing one oversized liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags. Since these containers exceed the standard allowance typically permitted through a checkpoint, they will need to be screened separately. This will add some time to your checkpoint screening experience. Please keep in mind that all other liquids, gels and aerosols brought to a checkpoint continue to be limited to 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters carried in a one quart-size bag. TSA’s special procedures for traveling with medication. [*]Touchless Technology https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/touchlesstech_300x200.svgNew technology continues to be a major priority for TSA. Here are just a few examples of technologies that are changing the way we do business: 1) Computed Tomography (CT) produces high-quality, 3-D images for a more thorough visual analysis of a bag’s contents. 2) Enhanced Advanced Imaging Technology (eAIT) safely screens passengers without physical contact for threats such as weapons and explosives, which may be hidden under a passenger’s clothing. 3) Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) machines automatically verify identification documents presented by passengers during the security screening process. [*]Expired Driver’s License and REAL ID Extension https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/realid.pngIf your driver's license or state-issued ID expired on or after March 1, 2020, and you are unable to renew at your state driver’s license agency, you may still use it as acceptable identification at the checkpoint. TSA will accept expired driver’s licenses or state-issued ID a year after expiration. DHS has extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline to October 1, 2021.Learn more about REAL ID on TSA’s REAL ID webpage. TSA PreCheck®TSA PreCheck® benefits are even more valuable in today’s travel climate. TSA PreCheck passengers spend less time waiting in line and keep their shoes, belts and jackets on during screening and laptops, 3-1-1 liquids and food in their carry-ons, reducing overall contact during screening. Visit TSA PreCheckto learn more. Airport Closures and Flight CancellationsTSA does not make decisions about flight cancellations or airport closures. These decisions are made locally, on a case-by-case basis, by individual airlines, airports and public health officials. Before traveling, passengers should check with their airline and airports of origin and destination for the latest information on closures and cancellations. Supporting our WorkforceThe health and safety of our frontline workforce is paramount to TSA. In addition to the measures taken to protect our frontline workforce from COVID-19 transmission, we are also using our unique authorities to provide them with the additional support and care they deserve during this unprecedented time. This includes: [*]Granting paid administrative leave or excused absences (rather than requiring use of personal leave) for those who are diagnosed with COVID-19, need to self-quarantine while awaiting a COVID-19 test result, or have had direct contact with an infected individual. [*]Providing for the maximum use of telework to promote social distancing. [*]Affording new protections and alternatives to employees who are members of vulnerable populations to fit their individual situations. [*]Expanding the availability of Emergency Paid Sick Leave to all TSA employees. We will continuously evaluate and adapt our procedures and policies to keep our workforce safe as we learn more about this devastating disease and how it spreads. International Travelers: Predeparture Testing Recommendations Predeparture testing may detect travelers infected with SARS-CoV-2 before they initiate their travel. CDC recommends testing with a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or antigen test and receipt of results 1-3 days before departure for international travelers, particularly those traveling long-distance on public transportation conveyances, such as airplanes, buses or trains, or passing through transportation hubs such as airports where social distancing may be challenging, as a means to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission during travel. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when predeparture testing is combined with self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19, wearing masks, social distancing, andhand hygiene, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on conveyances and in transportation hubs. CDC modeling indicates that predeparture testing is most effective when combined with self-monitoring (Johansson et al). Travel should be delayed (i.e., individuals should self-isolate) if symptoms develop or a pre-departure test result is positive. Testing before departure results in the greatest reduction of transmission risk during travel when the specimen is collected close to the time of departure. Earlier testing, i.e., more than 3 days before travel, provides little benefit beyond what self-monitoring alone can provide. Furthermore, a lower sensitivity test (e.g., antigen test) closer to the time of travel (i.e., with rapid availability of results) can be as effective as, or more effective than, a higher sensitivity NAAT (e.g., reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test ) performed several days before travel. Predeparture testing should be completed and results provided to the traveler before travel is initiated. Travelers who test positive should remain in isolation and delay travel until they meet criteria for discontinuing isolation. Travelers whose test results are not available before departure should delay their travel until results are available. CDC modeling indicates that testing on the day of travel provides the greatest reduction in transmission risk while traveling (Johansson et al). However, for logistical reasons (e.g., rebooking of travel and avoiding potential exposures in airport terminals where social distancing may be challenging), CDC recommends departing air travelers get tested before they initiate travel, rather than at the airport immediately prior to their flight. Testing is being offered at a number of airports, both domestically and internationally, and many air travelers are choosing to get tested in airports because of convenience and ease of access. If testing is offered in airport settings, all results (positive or negative) must be reported in real time to the health department of jurisdiction, and positive results in departing air travelers should be reported immediately to both the local health department and the CDC quarantine station of jurisdiction. Ideally, travelers’ consent should also be obtained before testing to notify the airline of a positive result. Plans should also be in place to prevent travel of persons who test positive and their travel companions, who in most cases would be considered close contacts, including request by the health department to CDC for use of federal public health travel restrictions and denial of boarding by the airline (see section below). Testing sites should also have plans to manage individuals who test positive and their travel companions, including temporary isolation or quarantine and safe private transportation home that does not involve public transportation. AIRPORT COVID-19 FAQ Should I wear a mask to the TSA checkpoint?Yes, you should wear a face mask throughout your travel experience. You will be asked to adjust your mask for ID verification or if it alarms the security screening equipment. If you don’t have a face mask and you require a pat down, a TSA officer will offer one to you. Can I request that TSA officers use new gloves and swabs during screening?Yes. TSA always requires that frontline personnel wear nitrile gloves when conducting screening duties, and travelers may request new gloves be used during the screening process. TSA has also directed officers to change explosive detection swabs after each use. My driver’s license has expired and I can’t get it renewed during the pandemic. Will I still be able to fly?Yes. If your driver's license or state-issued ID expired on or after March 1, 2020, and you are unable to renew at your state driver’s license agency, you may still use it as acceptable identification at the checkpoint. TSA will accept expired driver’s licenses or state-issued IDs for 1 year after expiration. Can I still enroll in or renew my TSA PreCheck® membership during the pandemic?Yes, you can still enroll in TSA PreCheck® or renew your existing membership to enjoy a security screening experience with the most convenience and least amount of physical contact. Applying for TSA PreCheck® is quick and easy. Enrolling involves completing a short, 5-minute online application and a 10-minute fingerprinting appointment at one of our 400+ enrollment centers. Most applicants receive their Known Traveler Number within a week. Renewing is even easier and most members can renew entirely online. Visit tsa.gov/precheck to learn more. Are TSA PreCheck® lanes still available during the pandemic? Yes, TSA PreCheck® lanes are still open. Use the MyTSA app or click hereto find availability. If a dedicated lane is not available at your departure airport, just show your boarding pass with the TSA PreCheck® indicator to receive expedited screening in a standard lane. Where can I find the numbers of passengers screened by TSA?The daily checkpoint travel numbers for 2019 and 2020 national passenger volume numbers are available here. This webpage is updated daily by 9 a.m. Eastern time. The statistics are current as of the time posted. Because this data is considered preliminary, it may be adjusted later and will differ from the final screening statistics that are available on the TSA FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Is TSA conducting temperature checks at security checkpoints?TSA has not conducted and is not conducting temperature checks on air travelers. The federal government’s interagency position and guidance on temperature checks is available in the Runway to Recovery, page 21, and was jointly developed by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services.
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Today, with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are choosing to drive over taking the subway and bus so registered vehicles will surely increase again. If you’re living in New York and looking to renew your vehicle registration, continue reading for the various options available to you. Just remember to do so before your New York registration expires. And if your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, or if your vehicle registration has been expired for over a year, you’ll have to re-register with the NY DMV or by mail. In addition, if the vehicle hasn’t been inspected in a year you won’t be ab le to renew the registration. NY Registration Renewal Notice Before your NY vehicle registration expires, the New York DMV will mail you a renewal notice.NOTE: You can receive your renewal notice by e-mail if you sign up for a My DMV account through the New York DMV website and request paperless notices.You'll need to get a safety inspection and emissions test for your vehicle before you can renew your vehicle registration. These inspections are required every 12 months. For more information, please see the “NY Vehicle Safety and Emissions Inspections" section below. Renewing by mail with the New York DMV If you have your New York renewal notice, just mail the bottom part of your registration notice which is that MV-3 or OP-3 mentioned above. The correct mailing address will be on your registration renewal notice. If you lost your notice, you’ll need to use the MV-82 form https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv82.pdf. You can mail the forms and payment to: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Utica Processing Center PO BOX 359, Utica, NY 13503 Renew with NY DMV online New York DMV website The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles also has an online renewal system. You’ll need your license plate number, your registration class, and some personal information. If your eligible for a no fee registration, that you’ll have to do at the DMV office onsite where you can show proof for your exempt status.You can’t do the no fee registration transaction online with the DMV. There are several more instances where you can’t renew your registration online with the DMV New York DMV website , including: • Vehicles that require proof of insurance, a tax certificate, or another document for each renewal• Vehicles weighing 55,000 lbs. or more as well as semi-trailers with 6-year registrations• For hire-vehicles like taxis, buses, or livery vehicles (designed to carry fewer than six passengers, excluding the driver, which charge for service on the basis of flat rate, time, mileage, or zones. They’re typically dispatched from a base to pick-up passengers.)• Vehicles with an apportioned registration issued under the International Registration Plan (IRP)• Vehicles with an ambulance, New York Press (NYP), government or official registration as well as rental vehicles• Altered or stretched vehicles so as to increase the number of passengers Walking into the NY DMVYou can go to the New York DMV to renew your vehicle registration, whether it’s a car, truck, motorcycle or SUV/CUV. You need to bring all the documents required to complete the transaction. Bring your registration renewal notice too, the MV-3 orhttps://www.etags.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Screen-Shot-2020-11-02-at-1.04.20-PM.png OP-3 which is the completed renewal invitation. If you don’t have your renewal notice or if the information on it is wrong, complete a vehicle registration/title application form MV-82. Fees to Renew NY Vehicle Registration Your vehicle registration renewal fee will differ depending on the weight of the vehicle you own.NOTE: Your NY DMV registration renewal notice will let you know the fees you owe. [*]1,650 lbs. or less: $26. [*]1,751 to 1,850 lbs.: $29. [*]1,951 to 2,050 lbs.: $32.50. [*]2,551 to 2,650 lbs.: $42. [*]2,951 to 3,050 lbs.: $48.50. [*]4,051 to 4,150 lbs.: $71. For a complete list of registration renewal fees in New York, please see the NY DMV website. Renew Vehicle Registration Accepted Forms of PaymentFor online registration renewals, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles accepts payment by the following credit/debit cards: [*]American Express. [*]Discover. [*]MasterCard. [*]Visa. For vehicle registration renewals by mail, the NY DMV accepts check or money order made payable to “Commissioner of Motor Vehicles."For vehicle registration transactions made in person, the New York DMV accepts: [*]Cash. [*]Check/money order payable to “Commissioner of Motor Vehicles." [*]Credit/debit card.
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NYC school system, largest in the US, to begin phased reopening in December
[*]https://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/shared/npr/styles/placed_wide/nprshared/202011/939903968.jpg [*]New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that the city will no longer use its previous threshold for closing schools. ANDREW BURTON / GETTY IMAGES New York City Schools Will Reopen With New COVID-19 Testing Protocol Just 10 days after closing New York City's schools because of rising coronavirus cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that the nation's largest school district will begin a phased reopening next week. On Dec. 7, buildings will reopen for elementary school students and on Dec. 10, District 75, which serves students with disabilities, will reopen.Students can only return if they have already signed up for in-person learning. About 190,000 elementary students and their parents must sign a consent form. In total, about 335,000 students out of the 1.1 million in the city have chosen in-person classes. While de Blasio has not announced a timeline for reopening middle or high schools, any school with enough space will eventually move toward in-person classes five days a week, instead of hybrid online and in-person classes. Previously, the city had a rule that schools had to close if the city reached a 3% testing positivity rate, which caused New York City public schools to close for in-person learning on Nov. 19. The mayor said the city will no longer use that rule. "Getting our kids back in school buildings is one of the single most important things we can do for their wellbeing, and it's so important that we do it right," Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said in a statement. "The unparalleled value of in-person learning for students has been evident in the first few months of school, and we will do everything we can to keep our schools safe and keep them open for the duration of this pandemic." De Blasio said in a press conference that he is focusing on lower grades "because we know studies consistently show younger kids are having less of a negative experience and there is less concern about the spread when it comes to younger kids." He added that it is important to have young kids in schools "both educationally and socially."Every student and staff member must consent to weekly random COVID-19 testing for 20% of those who attend classes in-person. "Upon reopening, weekly COVID-19 testing will be in effect and testing consent forms will be required for our students to return," de Blasio tweeted. "Finally, as we reopen, wherever possible we will move to 5 day a week in-person learning. We want our kids in the classroom for as much time as possible. Our families do, too. We'll work to make it happen." New York City's teachers union said it supported the plan on the condition of stringent testing. "At our insistence, much stricter testing measures will be in place in all schools," the United Federation of Teachers said on Twitter. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who frequently and publicly disagrees with de Blasio, told reporters Sunday that the mayor's school reopening plan is "the right direction." Cuomo has ultimate say over schools under the current state of emergency. "We do have new facts and new information on schools and just about every professional says the schools, especially K through eight, should be kept open whenever it's possible to keep them open," the governor said. On Sunday, 130 patients were admitted to hospitals and there were 1,636 new cases of the virus in the city, the mayor said. The weekly average infection rate is 3.9%. NYC school system, largest in the US, to begin phased reopening in December New York City Mayor Bill de Blasioannounced Sunday that the city’s public school system, the largest in the U.S., would begin phased reopening of schools starting in December.The schools were closed less than two weeks ago after the citywide rate of coronavirus tests coming back positive exceeded a 3% benchmark agreed to by the mayor and teachers’ union. De Blasio said the 3% benchmark was being scrapped/“It’s a new approach because we have so much proof now of how safe schools can be,” de Blasio told reporters.Pre-kindergarten classes will reopen Dec. 7 for students whose parents agree to a weekly testing regimen for the virus. Schools that serve children with special educational needs, known as District 75 schools, will reopen Dec. 10. De Blasio said middle schools and high schools would reopen at later dates that had not yet been set. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, who joined the mayor at a news conference, said with the new measures he believed the city could “safely and successfully keep our schools open for the duration of this pandemic.”The city has more than 1 million public school students. As of the end of October, only about 25% of students had gone to class in school this fall, far fewer than officials had expected.New York City’s school system, like others across the nation, halted in-person learning in mid-March as the virus spiked.While many big U.S. school districts later decided to start the fall term with online learning, de Blasio pushed for opening schoolhouse doors. The reopening date, originally set for Sept. 10,was postponed twice as teachers, principals and some parents said safety precautions and staffing were inadequate, with the teachers’ union at one point threatening to strike.The city agreed to changes, including hiring thousands more teachers and testing 10% to 20% of all students and staffers per month for the virus.
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A number of New York City restaurants have resumed outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for outdoor dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. Rooftop Restaurants and Bars Open in NYC Right Now 1.Scarpetta 88 Madison Ave New York, NY 10016 (212) 691-0555 Visit Website Higher-end Italian restaurant Scarpetta has a semi-enclosed outdoor dining area that’s been recently fitted with heaters as well. 2.Nerai 55 E 54th St New York, NY 10022 (212) 759-5554 Visit Website http://nerainyc.com/ Midtown Greek seafood destination Nerai has outfitted the umbrellas in its outdoor garden with electric heaters. https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XeHlzyfvtYUjy21IpHT3kEhhfV8=/0x0:4032x3024/1120x840/filters:focal(1694x1190:2338x1834):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67642454/Nerai_Outdoor_Patio.1.0.jpeg 3.GITANO Garden of Love 76 Varick Street Entrance on, Grand St New York, NY 10013 Visit Website https://grupogitano.com/ Sceney Soho destination Gitano has a staggering 24 electric heaters stationed throughout its lush, partially covered outdoor seating area. https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZlBEEqQwmY8SRO3yTBVE7g6-Qz0=/0x0:4928x3808/1120x840/filters:focal(2070x1510:2858x2298):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67642466/Gitano_NY3__176.0.jpg https://ny.eater.com/maps/best-rooftops-nyc ManhattanHarlemMelba’s Popular southern comfort food restaurant Melba’s made headlines this week when they debuted their David Rockwell-designed outdoor seating, which coincided with a visit from the Mayor. Another reason you’ll feel good visiting–owner Melba Wilson has helped countless NYC restaurants over the past few months as president of the NYC Hospitality Alliance. Harlem Tavern This neighborhood bar and restaurant has been donating countless meals in partnership with World Central Kitchen, and now that their huge patio is open for outdoor dining, there’s plenty of chances for us to give back to them. It’s first-come, first-serve, and they’re open Sunday-Thursday from 12pm to 10pm and Friday- Saturday from 12pm to 12am.Baylander Steel Beach Just off the West Harlem Piers at 125th Street, a former aircraft carrier has been transformed into a fun, new restaurant and bar.Upper West SideHarvest Kitchen This sunny spot on Columbus Avenue has built a lovely outdoor patio in the parking spots adjacent. The restaurant was created by “neighborhood parents, chefs, nutritionists, and food lovers.”Sido Falafel & More Perfect for an inexpensive but delicious meal, this Middle Eastern neighborhood favorite also has set up seating at the curb.Cafe Luxembourg This classic French-American bistro has turned the parking spots out front into a picturesque outdoor dining area.Cafe Fiorello Since 1974, this Italian favorite across from Lincoln Center has been a favorite for outdoor dining, and this summer is no different. Open daily from 12pm-9pm, enjoy all the classics, along with Cafe Fiorello’s famous antipasto bar. Tiki ChickThis retro tiki bar has a standing outdoor bar where you can drink all the frozen cocktails while watching the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam Avenue.Jacob’s Pickles The most “downtown” place on the Upper West Side, Jacob’s Pickles typically has a bustling sidewalk cafe, full of folks enjoying fried chicken, fried pickles, and a cold beer. Because the place gets so packed, it’s reservation-only and those are limited to one hour.Maison Pickle Jacob’s next-door sister restaurant is also offering sidewalk seating, where they’re serving their famous French dips and cocktails.Cotta For some delicious and reasonably priced pizza and pasta, Cotta has a lovely outdoor dining setup with both sidewalk and parking spot seating.The Viand On the corner of Columbus and 75th, this Upper West Side mainstay has tons of spacious outdoor seating, some of which feature plastic barriers for added security.Vin Sur Vingt Unfortunately, most of this mini wine bar chain’s locations remain closed, but their two UWS spots–one on 84th Street and one on Riverside–are open for outdoor dining, including daytime happy hour specials.Jing Fong Dim Sum spot Jing Fong, the city’s largest Chinese restaurant, closed its doors in March after 48 years, but they’ve reopened with a very spacious outdoor patio (as has their Chinatown location).Parm If Carbone is too much of a splurge or a wait, head over to the restaurant group’s more casual spot Parm (and please, do order the chicken parm). The Columbus Avenue location is accepting reservations (Little Italy is walk-in only).La Boite en Bois This quaint French bistro has been tucked into an Upper West Side side street since 1985 (its exterior often makes a cameo in Seinfeld), and their outdoor dining setup is just as romantic as inside.Santa Fe Popular Southwestern spot Santa Fe is still full of locals having a great time. For extra precaution, chips and salsa are pre-packaged, and meals are served on disposable plates. But don’t worry, the margaritas are just as strong.Upper East SideBoqueria Spanish tapas bar Boqueria has opened its outdoor patio from 4pm-9pm daily; reservations are recommended.Felice 83 and Felice 63 Wine bar Felice is taking reservations for sidewalk seating at both of its Upper East Side locations. The restaurant is connected to its own vineyard in Tuscany, so be sure to try one of these three wines–Felice Bianco, Rosso, and Rosato.Uva Often rated the best spot on the UES for dates, Uva is also known for its romantic backyard garden. This outdoor space is now open, as is an expanded set of sidewalk seating. It’s first-come-first-serve, so make sure you reserve some time to wait for your pasta.Sfoglia Many will tell you this is the best Italian spot in the neighborhood. If you want to see for yourself, Sfoglia is open for outdoor dining every day from 5-9:30pm.Hell’s KitchenCasa Del Toro This Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar has both sidewalk seating and a backyard patio where you can enjoy tacos starting at $4 and an array of margaritas.Gotham West Market Since it’s a bit off the beaten path, this food hall tends to get less packed than others. They’ve now set up an outdoor patio where you can enjoy your food from places like Corner Slice pizza, Dell’anima, La Palapa, Don Wagyu, and Sushi on Jones.Cantina Rooftop Head to this rooftop Mexican restaurant and dine under a canopy of multicolored, floating umbrellas. It’s reservation-only, and there will be live music by DJ Javi.MidtownHaven Rooftop Atop theSanctuary Hotel on West 47th Street, enjoy a bite to eat and a summer cocktail.Jams Just one block south of Central Park on Sixth Avenue at the 1 Hotel Central Park, Jonathan Waxman’s Jams restaurant has brought its seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine to an outdoor patio.Nerai Enjoy Greek island cuisine at one of eight outdoor seats currently available for lunch and dinner. On Monday, June 29th, Nerai will debut an expansive new courtyard.Boqueria Spanish tapas bar Boqueria has opened its outdoor patio from 4pm-9pm daily; reservations are recommended.Magic Hour rooftop at Moxy Times Square The largest all-season indoor/outdoor hotel rooftop lounge in NYC has reopened to the public serving food and drinks.Sushi Lab As of July 1, Sushi Lab is opening its rooftop space at The Sanctuary Hotel. With room for 30 guests, they’ll offer omakase and a la carte options.MakiMaki At their location on 6th Avenue just south of Central Park, fast-casual sushi bar MakiMaki has a covered patio where you can enjoy their sushi rolls that are made with state-of-the-art robotics.Benjamin Prime Nothing says Midtown like a good steak, and Benjamin Prime just opened up its 40-seat outdoor patio.ChelseaLoulou Petit Bistro & SpeakeasyThis cute Chelsea spot has 15 tables for dining al fresco, serving up bistro classics like Steak Frites.Catch Steak Catch Steak and Catch NYC have combined to offer three outdoor spaces and one killer surf-and-turf menu. Enjoy the raw bar, sushi, hot seafood, and steaks ranging from a truffle butter filet to a New York strip.Union Square/Flatironabc kitchen, abcV, and abc cocina All three abc restaurants have set up an outdoor patio with a limited-time curated menu. The patio is open Tuesday through Saturday from 4-9pm; reservations are encouraged but not required.Rezdôra Popular pasta-centric Italian restaurant Rezdôra is accepting reservations for its outdoor seating. The menu includes classics like “Grandma Walking Through The Forest” and Gnocco Fritto, as well as new dishes like the Buratta Peperone and the Tagliolini “paglia e fieno.”Serra Fiorita by Birreria Eataly’s rooftop restaurant has been transformed into a flowering greenhouse with a seasonal menu and build-your-own gin drinks.La Pecora Bianca In pre-pandemic times, this was a great spot for a work lunch, but even if you’re working from home, it’s still a lovely place to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine and an Italian sandwich.NomadScarpetta Located at the James New York Hotel, this upscale Italian restaurant has partnered with cult rose wine brand Whispering Angel for its outdoor dining garden café, which is decorated with Mediterranean-inspired flowers, trees, and ivy.Gramercy/Murry HillBroken Shaker This super trendy rooftop cocktail bar at the Freehand hotel is back open for walk-ins Wednesday through Sunday from 3-11pm. There will be more than half the usual capacity, and temperatures are being taken, but you’ll still get the same tropical drinks.Hole in the WallWith 15 outdoor seats, you can relax in the courtyard and nosh on a breaky roll or crispy pork belly and sip a jalapeno bloody mary or a blood orange negroni. Outdoor dining hours are Thursday through Sunday from 3pm-8pm and reservations can be made through Yelp.MacchinaThis Italian restaurant and wine bar has a burrata pizza (enough said, right?). They also have a full menu available outside.Greenwich Village/Meatpacking PastisMeatpacking classic Pastis is open for outdoor dining, but it won’t be easy snagging a table. You can make reservations up to a week in advance through Resy or by phone.White Horse TavernThis historic bar set up sidewalk seating before it was technically legal, but now you can grab a drink on the up-and-up.Bubby’s Though the High Line park is still closed, adjacent spot Bubby’s has reopened their outdoor patio. Enjoy their popular pancakes and a mimosa at brunch.Dante This cafe, serving small plates and cocktails, has been around since 1915, and they’re not going anywhere. You can now make reservations online for their sidewalk seating. You’ll also like to know that they’ve delivered over 5,000 meals to local hospitals.Boucherie This uber-trendy French spot doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re in the mood for foie gras or one of their dry-aged steaks, there’s sidewalk seating all along their long Seventh Avenue South storefront.Extra Virgin Owned by black restauranteur Michele Gaton, this neighborhood gem has been serving up creative Italian, French, and Mediterranean food for 16 years. Their intimate outdoor setup–24 seats with little trees between each table–is perfect for enjoying their truffled mushroom asparagus turkey burger, banana French toast, or house special spicy margarita.Don Angie Lovely corner Italian bistro Don Angie has both reservations and walk-ins, so everyone has a shot to feast on dishes like stuffed garlic flatbread, BBQ calamari, sourdough pasta cacciatore, and shell steam al limone.Carbone Arguably the city’s most popular Italian-American restaurant, Carbone’s outdoor dining program is giving those who were never able to snag a table a fighting chance, as you can only reserve two days in advance.Old Homestead The 152-year-old steakhouse shuttered in March, but they’re back this month with outdoor seating.SohoMiss Lily’s “Caribbean oasis” Miss Lily’s is offering outdoor seating at their West Houston outpost (see the East Village section for their other location) seven days a week from 5-10pm. On Tuesdays, they’re offering a $38 jerk crab boil, but note that seating is first-come, first-served.TribecaBubby’sNeighborhood favorite Bubby’s has reopened its sidewalk seating in Tribeca. From fried chicken and burgers to tons of breakfast options, this is a great pick for the whole family.City Vineyard On a normal summer day, it’s near impossible to snag a prime-time table at this waterfront restaurant/wine bar/music venue. Unfortunately, their new outdoor dining program still doesn’t take reservations, but it may be worth the wait to enjoy the outdoor patio. This space is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm to 10pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 10pm.Frenchette This wildly popular French bistro (the James Beard Foundation named them best new restaurant of 2019) only began outdoor dining in August, but the reservations immediately booked up. They’re open from Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you can’t snag a reservation, takeout is available and delivery launches on August 18.Tribeca Grill Robert DeNiro’s tried-and-true neighborhood classic launched outdoor dining in August with hours from 4pm – 9pm, Tuesday through Saturday. They are taking reservations, and the location on a classic cobblestone street is the perfect backdrop.El VezOpen every day for lunch and dinner, El Vez is serving up its casual Mexican-American fare outside. As their website explains, “the menu is built around guacamoles, fundidos, ceviches, tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas made from scratch.” And of course, plenty of margarita and tequila options.Grand Banks This isn’t just outdoor seating, it’s outdoor seating ON A BOAT. The trendy raw bar is now taking reservations for seating on the boat or on the pier deck.TamarindThis upscale Indian restaurant is offering limited outdoor seating.East VillageVeselka Ukrainian staple Veniero’s typically has a large sidewalk cafe, and they’ve opened it back up so you can enjoy pierogis, borscht, and a good cup of coffee.RuffianStarting this weekend, this intimate and incredible wine bar will have outdoor seating every day except Tuesday from 1pm-9pm, which will feature a special tasting menu.Veniero’sThis historic Italian bakery has a new sidewalk cafe where you can order their famous cheesecake, cannoli, cappuccino, and more.Lil’ Frankies Beloved Italian spot Lil’ Frankies is taking reservations for its outdoor seating, where you can order wood-roasted garlic bread, the handmade ravioli of the day, and homemade tiramisu.Miss Lily’s “Caribbean oasis” Miss Lily’s is offering outdoor seating at their 7A Cafe and Rum Bar (see the Soho section for their other location) seven days a week from 5-10pm; on the weekends, there’s also brunch from 11am-4pm. On Tuesdays, they’re offering a $38 jerk crab boil, but note that seating is first-come, first-served.Dirt Candy Chef Amanda Cohen’s uber-popular vegetarian spot Dirt Candy took a bit longer to reopen, but their outdoor patio is now welcoming guests from Tuesday to Saturday from 12-8pm.Lhasa When this Tibetan restaurant started out in Jackson Heights, Queens, Anthony Bourdain featured it on his show “Parts Unknown.” Their East Village outpost opened in early August with outdoor seating where you can feast on cold beef noodles, momos, and more.Huertas This Basque-centric Spanish restaurant is still offering most of its classic dishes for outdoor dining, including pan con tomate, six conserva (canned seafood) options, tortilla española, and saffron fried rice. And be sure to order a glass of vermouth on tap.Cathédrale at the Moxy East Village Cathédrale is a French-Mediterranean Restaurant at the Moxy Hotel, and they’ve just opened up their hidden outdoor dining terrace. It has a retractable roof, can seat 58, and is full of fun foliage. They’re closed Sunday and Monday, but you can make reservations online.Lower East SideWayla This popular Thai spot has opened its backyard for reservation-only seatings for 14 days out. According to an Instagram post, “All of our tables will be 6ft apart and seatings are limited to 90 minutes so our staff can safely sanitize the table for the next guest.”Katz’s Thanks to its stellar pastrami sandwich and famous scene from When Harry Met Sally, Katz’s has long been a NYC institution. After ordering your pastrami on rye, you can sit at a sidewalk table. If that’s not your thing, they’ve also launched their own local delivery service.Ernesto’s Basque-inspired restaurant Ernesto’s has set up a casual and super-safe outdoor dining experience where guests can order at the counter and then dine from disposable containers, enjoying pinxtos and Spanish wines. They’re open Friday and Saturday from 5-9pm and from 3-7pm on Sunday.Market Line Patio Market Line, the food hall at Essex Crossing, opened an outdoor patio with a menu made up of a mix of food from its various, local vendors like Slice Joint, Ends Meat, and Essex Pearl. The seating on the corner of Delancey and Norfolk Streets can accommodate 40 people.Little ItalyCaffe Roma This 129-year-old pastry shop reopened in early August with outdoor seating where you can enjoy a cappuccino, cannoli, or gelato.Parm If Carbone is too much of a splurge or a wait, head over to the restaurant group’s more casual spot Parm (and please, do order the chicken parm). The Mulberry Street location is walk-in only (UWS takes reservations).Rubirosa Famous for its vodka sauce pizza, Italian restaurant Rubirosa has first-come, first-served patio seating from 12-9:30pm.ChinatownNom Wah Tea Parlor Arguably New York’s most famous dim sum spot, Nom Wah has been in business since 1920. They’ve set up outdoor dining along historic Doyers Street, which is even more charming due to its winding shape.Jing Fong Dim Sum spot Jing Fong, the city’s largest Chinese restaurant, closed its doors in March after 48 years, but they’ve reopened with a curbside seating.FiDiFraunces Tavern Fraunces Tavern celebrated its 300th-anniversary last year, and the pandemic is not going to stop them. The tavern that once welcomed George Washington is open for outdoor dining daily from 12-11pm, with happy hour from 4-7pm on weekdays and live music on weekends.The Greens In the South Street Seaport, The Rooftop at Pier 17 has a new dining experience called The Greens, where guests can book one of 28 “mini-lawns.” The private cabana-style plots can accommodate eight guests each.Clinton HallFrom 4pm-10pm on weekdays and 12pm-10pm on weekends enjoy a nice cold craft beer with some elevated bar food.Hole in the WallWith 10 outdoor seats, you can relax in the courtyard and nosh on a spicy fried chicken sandwich or smoked salmon salad. Outdoor dining hours are Thursday through Sunday from 3pm-8pm and reservations can be made through Yelp.Brooklyn Chop House Overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge, this steak house is offering 10 outdoor seats. You can make reservations on Open Table.BrooklynDowntown BrooklynDeKalb Open-Air Market DeKalb Market Hall has transformed itself into an al-fresco market. Located on Albee Square West and within Willoughby Square Park, the open-air market will remain functional through October on Monday through Friday from 11:00AM to 8:00PM. More vendors will be announced soon, but those currently participating include: A Taste of Katz’s, Likkle More Jerk, Pierogi Boys, 100% Mr. Lin, Andrew’s Hard Times Sundaes, Fulton Seafood Landing, Jianbing, Kotti Doner, Brooklyn Wine Cellar, The Flo, Cuzin’s Duzins, and Craft & Carry.Brooklyn HeightsFornino at Pier 6What better place to dine outside than right on the East River? Fornino has rooftop seating for 100, where they have a weekday happy hour from 4-7pm that you can enjoy alongside a wood-fired pizza. Reservations can be made through Yelp.Estuary At Michelin Star Chef Danny Brown’s restaurant Estuary, the patio is open with a super-summery seafood-focused menu.DumboHarriet’s Rooftop & Lounge and The Osprey 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is located just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, right on the East River, and both of its restaurants are offering outdoor dining. Harriet’s is offering its craft cocktails and shared plates on the rooftop; reservations are required with a two-hour maximum and minimum of $50. The Osprey is a more casual restaurant serving up market-driven American comfort food. You can make reservations for the Osprey’s large patio for dinner Wednesday through Sunday and for weekend brunch.Time Out Market This waterfront food hall from Time Out has more than 10,000 square feet of outdoor dining space, including the fifth-floor roof terrace. Ice & Vice, Fish Cheeks, and Ivy Stark are among the first group of eateries to reopen, along with two full-service bars.WilliamsburgLilia In normal times, you’re lucky to get a table at Italian pasta spot Lilia a month out, but these days, people are booking three months out for a table outside. But if you’re someone who knows it’s worth the wait, they have a large outside setup in an open plaza on North 10th and Union that they’re calling Lilia Beach. If you can’t get a res, Caffe Lilia is a more casual outdoor dining experience that’s open every day from 8am to 4pm.St. Anselm This is a great spot for an affordable but amazing steak, which you can now enjoy in their backyard patio. Other picks from the menu include bourbon-brined pork porterhouse, a sweet tea-brined chicken, and a whole trout.Ainslie Located in a former warehouse building, Ainslie has plenty of options on a normal day–wine bar, beer garden, wood-fire pizzas, steaks. And this hasn’t changed now. They currently have 36 sidewalk seats, 50 garden seats, and will soon be opening a 26-seat rooftop. Also on offer is an all-you-can-drink brunch on weekends from 12-4pm. You can make reservations on their website.Gertie This all-day cafe has set up the Gertie Summer Shack for outdoor dining on weekends from 11am to 7pm. You can order at the to-go window or via mobile ahead and enjoy sandwiches, veggies, ice cream, natural wines, summer cocktails, and tallboys.Ten Hope Outdoor Garden This massive open-air patio, complete with climbing vines and rooftop canopies, is brand new and was designed with social distancing in mind. Enjoy summery dishes like a burrata salad, shakshuka flatbread, and shrimp and scallop ceviche, along with rotating frozen cocktails and a spiked spritz menu. The Ten Hope Outdoor Garden is open Tuesday through Friday from 5pm-11pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-11pm.The Bedford If you’re in the mood for some pub grub like a mac n’ cheese burger or pickleback fried sandwich, you’ll want to sit outside at the Bedford. Even the cocktails are creative, including a pecan old-fashioned.Roebling Sporting Club Come for the craft cocktail and beers but stay awhile for some bar snacks.Llama Inn Popular Peruvian restaurant Llama Inn is opening its rooftop and a new outdoor area next week for dinner every night and brunch on the weekends. Parties of up to 6 guests can make reservations on Resy.Le Crocodile Located at the trendy Wythe Hotel, this French brasserie has opened its garden terrace every day from 5-10pm. The outdoor space looks like a Parisian bistro, with hanging lights, climbing vines, and a black-and-white tiled floor.GreenpointForninoAt their other location, Fornino is serving wood-fired pizzas to 24 seats in their backyard. Reservations can be made through Yelp.The Springs The backyard at this bar is massive, but it somehow still manages to feel like your own backyard. There’s a new menu of creative, warm-weather cocktails, including several alcoholic slushies (available in pitchers, too!) and boilermakers. Groups over 10 are not permitted, and groups of 6-10 can make a reservation.Oxomoco This Michelin-starred, wood-fired Mexican restaurant is reservation-only for its outdoor brunch and dinner seating.BushwickRoberta’s Pizza people-pleaser Roberta’s is well known for its bustling outdoor garden, and it’s now back open. You can make a reservation via Resy; the garden is open every day from 11am-1opm.Outerspace This brand new outdoor restaurant and bar looks will transport you to the Caribbean with its bamboo table dividers, canopied palm trees, and seasonal veg-heavy menu.Fort GreeneMiss Ada This lovely little Mediterranean restaurant is well known outside of the pandemic for its sunny, landscaped backyard. They even grow their own herbs back there. Miss Ada is currently accepting walk-ins only with hours of 5:30-10:30pm Wednesday-Sunday. Feast on one of their specialty hummus, kabobs, Israeli-inspired salads, or entrees like za’atar-crusted salmon.Black Forest Brooklyn German restaurant Black Forest has set up sidewalk seating at its Fort Greene location. They serve traditional dishes like schnitzel and goulash, as well as a special flammkuchen menu, a thin-crust flatbread. They’re closed on Mondays but open 5-9pm Tuesday through Friday and 12-9pm on weekends.Evelina The dine-in patio menu for this upscale corner bistro just steps from Fort Grene Park changes daily, but you can expect lots of salads and veggies, along with larger dishes like hanger steak and grilled black bass.Park SlopeNegril Architecture firm the Rockwell Group designed the outdoor seating in the parking spaces in front of this Caribbean restaurant. In addition to banquette seating, they have bar-height counters for casual standing room.Prospect Heights Lalou Natural wine bar and restaurant Lalou has opened its backyard patio from 5pm-9pm.Olmsted After operating as the more market-like Olmsted Trading Post since the early days of the Pandemic, this crazy popular farm-to-table restaurant has finally reopened its gorgeous garden for outdoor dining. They’re closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but you can make a reservation for dinner starting at 5pm any other evening.Sofreh Modern Persian restaurant Sofreh is taking outdoor dining reservations, where guests can enjoy sharable plates like flatbreads, salads, dips, and Persian rices.Boerum HillBlack Forest Brooklyn German restaurant Black Forest has set up a socially distant backyard beergarden at their Smith Street location. They serve traditional dishes like schnitzel and goulash, as well as a special flammkuchen menu, a thin-crust flatbread. They’re closed on Mondays but open 5-9pm Tuesday through Friday and 12-9pm on weekends.Sunset ParkBangkok B.A.R In the lovely Industry City courtyard, this Thai eatery is hosting special pre-fixe meals on Thursday and Friday evenings. The series, called Full Moon Thai BBQ, is $69 and will include yummy offerings like Yum Pla Dok Foo (crispy fish wafer, mango salad), Jin Hoom Nuea (oxtail stew, rice, seafood sauce), and a spicy cilantro margarita. It’s reservation-only, and there will be two seatings each night–at 6:30PM and 8:30PM.Red HookRed Hook Lobster Pound Nothing says summer like a lobster roll, and Red Hook has some of the best. They now have expanded sidewalk seating and are accepting reservations. Plus, for the mont of June, they’re donating all proceeds from alcohol sales to Know Your Rights Camp.QueensLong Island CityAmerican Brass Newly opened on the Gantry State Park waterfront, there’s plenty of sidewalk seating at this restaurant with a deep craft beer list.Ravel Hotel This trendy hotel opened three outdoor dining spaces, including a brand new rooftop Greek restaurant called Perivóli. There’s also luxury pool lounge Profundo and Asian and South American restaurant The Penthouse. To ensure a safe space, Ravel partnered with Vestibular Diagnostics PA to provide private COVID-19 testing for all guests with a reservation.Astoria Bel Aire Diner This retro diner recently transformed its parking lot into a drive-in movie theater, and they recently added live comedy shows to the roster. Those with tickets can order food off the menu and enjoy it in their cars.Eastern QueensPa-Nash In the Rosedale section of Queens, this unique restaurant merges middle eastern and traditional soul food. With outdoor seating designed by the Rockwell Group, they’re also offering a “Summer Sidewalk Series” from Thursdays to Sundays that features drink specials, karaoke, and live music.BronxBelmont From Thursdays to Sunday, the heart of Bronx Little Italy is transformed into “Piazza di Belmont,” with more than 25 restaurants participating in outdoor dining on Arthur Avenue between East 188th and Crescent Avenue. These include:Ann & Tony’s, Antonio’s Trattoria, Bronx Beer Hall, Emilia’s Restaurant, Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, Mario’s Restaurant, Mike’s Deli, Zero Otto Nove, and San GennaroSouth BronxHudson Smokehouse (opening July 2) Ribs, fried chicken, BBQ pork–you can get your full barbecue fix at this South Bronx spot with outdoor seating designed by David Rockwell.Ceetay (opening July 2) Another restaurant utilizing David Rockwell’s outdoor seating design, Ceetay has tons of sushi options.Throughout NYCThe Butchers Daughter This plant-based restaurant has opened its outdoor patios for all three of its locations–West Village, Nolita, and Williamsburg.Tacombi This laid-back taco spot has opened outdoor seating at its locations on the Upper West Side, Nolita, and Fort Greene. You can reserve a table ahead or join a mobile waitlist if you’re a walk-in.Numero 28 This pizza spot is popular for groups, and even though this might not be possible, they’ve still set up outdoor dining at their East Village and West Village locations. We assume they’ll open up more of their spots, too.Haru Sushi Haru is a great choice for upscale sushi that won’t break the bank. Their locations in Hell’s Kitchen, the Upper West Side, Times Square, and Wall Street have outdoor dining options.Beyond SushiThis vegan sushi spot is offering a small number of outdoor seats at their Upper East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Nolita, and Union Square locations.Fields Good Chicken This healthy chicken mini-chain has opened up outdoor dining at its 40th and Madison, 52nd and Lexington, Financial District, and Union Square locations. In addition to regular plates, all of the locations are offering a Meals to Share menu, which is catered to groups and comes with a choice of three sides, two house-made sauces, and three pieces of gluten-free cornbread.
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If social distancing in city parks during COVID has started to feel like a dreaded game of dodgeball, grab your mask and hiking shoes and get out of the city for a day or two to escape the crowds. State parks have remained open during the shutdown luckily, so there are still plenty of options for nature lovers to explore. If you’re concerned about the idea of having to share a beautiful trail with other people, the good news is that there are a handful of less-trodden trails under two hours from NYC that supply all the stunning waterfalls and ‘gram-worthy moments without the apocalyptic vibes. 1. Elk Pen Loop Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Arden, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. https://cdn-assets.alltrails.com/uploads/photo/image/30677209/extra_large_14ec77b807d38ce0ecd99ea29d70f855.jpg 2.Reeves Brook Loop Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sloatsburg, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail. https://cdn-assets.alltrails.com/uploads/photo/image/20864580/extra_large_df2019c61d8891f98ffd0b3a7d6adf4f.jpg 3.Franny Reese State Park Distance from NYC: 79 miles; ~ 2 hours driving Hike distance: 2.5 miles Though you could do all three of Franny Reese State Park’s easy trails in one morning, you’ll find no reason to rush through the 251 acres of verdant woodlands. Walk the shaded paths that wind around ruins of an 1860s estate and down to a bluff overlooking the river, the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the town of Poughkeepsie, and the Walkway Over the Hudson -- the world’s longest pedestrian walkway. The park may only be an hour and a half from Manhattan, but if you need a break from your three roommates and microwave dinners, consider spending a night on a nearby 80-acre fruit farm, where the homemade berry muffins and roaming chickens make for an idyllic start to a day of outdoor adventure. 4.Breakneck Ridge – Philipstown/ Fishkill, NY Breakneck Ridge is possibly the most popular hike in the New York area, at least based on how much of your Metro-North car will empty out at its titular stop on Saturdays and Sundays (note that those are the only days Metro-North stops here). The hike, located up a mountain situated alongside the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, is about 4 miles long. Much of that consists of a steep, rocky incline (the mountain’s highest point is 1,260 feet) so note that this is not for the unprepared hiker—you need good shoes, water, snacks, and some leg strength to make this one work. Once you get to the overlooks, though, you’ll be afforded spectacular views of the Hudson River and Highlands, including a shot of Storm King Mountain and the famed Bannerman Castle. Expect the hike to take around 4 hours roundtrip, and do bring a trail map here. https://imgs.6sqft.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/13113830/Anthonys-Nose.jpeg 5. Malouf’s Mountain Sunset Camp Just an 80-minute train ride on Metro North from Grand Central to Beacon, and you’ll be in one of the most unique hiking destinations near the city. After hopping off the train, you can head into the forest, where a campground awaits you. The best part? You don’t need any equipment as you can rent everything on the spot. They’ll even provide meals if you aren’t up for cooking. From the base camp, you can choose multiple trails, which have things to explore like old railway tracks and casino ruins. https://media.timeout.com/images/105221632/750/422/image.jpg Time: 30 minutes to five hours Level: Easy 6. Stairway to Heaven Trail It might take a little while to get to this spot located about 50 miles outside the city, but you’ll get everything you ever wanted in a hike. There’s a suspension bridge, wildflowers and cow pastures. Not to mention, you’ll get a fantastic butt and thigh workout if you opt to do the steep 7.3-mile “Stairway to Heaven” section (there’s also the shorter 2.5-mile version, which starts at the lot on Route 94). Take NJ Transit bus route 196 or 197 to Warwick, New York, and it’s just a 10-minute cab or Uber ride to the trailhead. https://media.timeout.com/images/105221633/750/422/image.jpg Time: Varies Level: Easy to hard 7. Sugarloaf Hill & Osborn Loop- Garrison, NY Another Metro-North hike, this one is accessible via the Garrison stop on the Hudson line, right before the popular village of Cold Spring. From the train station, you’ll follow a trail from the southern end of the parking lot down to something called Martha’s Mile, then walk past the Garrison Institute, across Route 9D, and up a big hill, where you’ll hit a collection of trailheads. Stick to the blue (Osborn Loop) and red (Sugarloaf Hill) (blazes, and skip the white ones, which denote the Appalachian Trail (it’s best to stay off in this case, lest you never find your way back) and prepare for a fairly gentle, if lengthy walk that eventually gifts the hiker with views of West Point, Storm King Mountain, and the East Hudson Highlands. Though there’s not a lot of upward rock scaling here, the loop is about seven miles long and takes around five hours, so do be prepared for a full day’s worth of outdoor exercise. https://cdn-assets.alltrails.com/uploads/photo/image/19430110/extra_large_336a7d8a3d77c2b415700d318b056733.jpg 8. Pine Meadow Lake 10-mile loop, Harriman State Park (38 miles from NYC) Miles of tranquil forest, interrupted only by an equally calm lake, make this hike optimal for forest bathing. If you prefer a shorter 5-mile version, follow the trail until you reach the lake, then turn around and go back the way you came. https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/harriman-state-park-royalty-free-image-1595520792.jpg?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&resize=980:* 9.Bull Hill Cold Spring Distance from NYC: 64.7 miles; ~ 1.5 hours driving Hike distance: 5.8 miles Bull Hill’s Breakneck Ridge neighbor might get more attention, but having to go at someone else’s pace on a congested trail isn’t why we’re driving hours away from the city. Besides, this hike has just as many kick-(your)-ass sections and gorgeous views of the Hudson Valley. And it’s a breeze to get to from Cold Spring, where Hudson Hil’s all-day breakfast menu (available for “porch side” pick-up) has everything from burritos to bagels for a pre-trail or summit snack. https://assets3.thrillist.com/v1/image/2873181/1584x1054/crop;jpeg_quality=60.jpg
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Disneyland to reopen? No time soon under new California theme park guidelines attach_img
California health officials issued theme park rules Tuesday that make it clear Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other top attractions won't reopen anytime soon. The guidelines require that large theme parks can't open until the county in which they are situated reaches the highest of four tiers when it comes to COVID-19 spread. As might be expected, the plan brought an immediate rebuke from Disneyland's top official as unfair, unworkable and sure to keep the park shut. Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, which is in the third category, labeled "substantial." Universal Studios Hollywood is in Los Angeles County, which is in the lowest category, "widespread." Dr. Mark Ghaly, California's secretary of Health and Human Services, said on a conference call that the guidelines are realistic, noting that San Francisco County achieved the highest level. That level requires there be less than one case a day per 100,000 residents and a testing positivity rate of less than 2%. Under the rules, when large theme parks are allowed to reopen, they will be limited to 25% capacity. California created a separate set of guidelines for smaller attractions, those under normal capacity of 15,000, allowing them to reopen at the "moderate" level, but only with outdoor attractions and also only at 25% capacity. Gov. Gavin Newsom indicated during his weekly news conferenceMonday that it was important to recognize differences in the nature of different theme parks. “This is an area of obvious and real concern,” Newsom said during his news conference. “That’s why we’re being very sober, and – forgive me – stubborn about some industries in the state that I know are eager to get guidelines.” The parks have been been closed for seven months now and in limbo since the summer as they waited for the state to announce the benchmarks for reopening. Disneyland, which scrapped its planned July 17 reopening because of this summer's COVID-19 spike, and Universal Studios could only watch and take notes as their Florida counterparts reopened.
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The longest outdoor mountain coaster in the country just opened in Upstate New Y attach_img
MT. VAN HOEVENBERGSLIDING CENTER Thrillseekers, get ready to fire up your adrenaline at a new cliffside mountain coaster now open at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Upstate New York.The new mountain coaster is the longest one in the country, which means you can get your heart racing for longer. The ride takes a harrowing journey through the mountains, so you can expect astonishing views among the trees as you zig-zag down. The new attraction is also immersive, featuring a timing and audio system that allows participants to experience a ride nearly identical to that of an Olympic Bobsledder during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. "The Cliffside Coaster is a one-of-a-kind attraction at the newly transformed Mt. Van Hoevenberg," says Olympic Regional Development Authority President & CEO, Mike Pratt. “We are incredibly excited to give our guests this exhilarating experience. The coaster follows the alignment of the 1932 & 1980 Olympic Bobsled track as it descends the mountain. The views are amazing, and the curves get your heart pounding. Everyone will feel like they deserve a medal." Open & Available NowOPEN FRIDAY – SUNDAY | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged, as on busy days and in keeping with limited capacity, this activity will sell out.The Cliffside Coaster availability is weather dependent. Even with advanced reservations, please check the Activities & Events calendar to confirm there are no closures due to inclement weather. You may also call Mt. Van Hoevenberg at (518) 523-2811 on the day of your visit to confirm that there are no session cancellations in the case that there is inclement weather forecasted.If the session you have booked is canceled due to inclement weather, our staff will make every effort to reschedule your reservation (or provide a refund if we are unable to reschedule). The coaster opened for its first public ride this past Sunday and will be open year-round on weekends only (from 11am to 4pm). Tickets can be purchased in advance in time-slots. TICKETS Online reservations are strongly encouraged and must be purchased at least one day in advance. Walk-up tickets may be purchased at the Biathlon Lodge, weather and availability permitting. Please note that the last ticket is sold at 3:45 pm at the Biathlon Lodge. CLIFFSIDE COASTER RATES DriverAges 9+ (if riding alone) Ages 18+ (if riding with a child passenger)$55 Child PassengerAges 3-12$10 The total weight limit for the coaster is 300 lbs per sled. Please review the ride requirements before purchasing your tickets. BUY NOW >> If you prefer attractions where your feet dangle while you glide like you’re flying, another exciting upgrade at the Lake Placid Olympic Sites is the Sky Flyer Zipline at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex. Pack your bags for a weekend in Lake Placid, and raise those hands high in the air as you whip through the longest mountain coaster that currently exists in the states.
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The Toronto Christmas Market 2020 has officially been cancelled due attach_img
One of Toronto’s most popular Christmas markets will not be taking place this year. The holiday-themed market located in the city’s Distillery Historic District is the latest event to be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto Mayor John Tory confirmed on Monday afternoon. Speaking to reporters, the mayor said the decision was made by organizers amid the growing number of infections being reported by health officials. Tory also said that the city will be providing residents with advice on how to celebrate a safe Thanksgiving and Halloween in a few days. “It’s very difficult to ban Thanksgiving and ban Halloween. I’m not sure anybody would try to ban them, but I think what you can do is give people the best advice possible on how to keep them safe.” Both Tory and Ford have expressed concerns about the upcoming holidays, with the premier taking issue with Halloween and trick-or-treating specifically. “It makes me nervous, kids going door-to-door with this. I would prefer not to,” Ford said earlier this month. Meanwhile Tory has previously said that he "won’t hesitate" to push for the cancellation of trick-or-treating. "We don't have the power to just order Halloween cancelled but I can tell you right now if the medical officer of health's advice to me is that I should say to parents you should not go out and you should not be handing out candy and all those kinds of things because we think that it poses a risk, especially with the numbers going up’ I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to do that.” “It is one of a number of events at that time of the year that is unfortunately not going to be held,” Tory said. “It's regrettable, extremely regrettable, because these are things that bring people joy and get them outside even in the colder weather, but a lot of things have changed this year.” The decision to not hold the market should come as no surprise considering the new gathering limits put in place by the Ontario government over the weekend. In a rare weekend news conference, Premier Doug Ford said that indoor gatherings across the province must be limited to 10 people. Outside, gatherings of 25 people are allowed as long as physical distancing is maintained. The Toronto Christmas Market is by far one of the most widely-attended events of the holiday season. According to organizers, more than 700,000 people visit the market during the six-week period it is open. “Given the pandemic and the number of patrons who attend this event, we regret to advise that, for the first time in 11 years, The Toronto Christmas Market will be cancelled, as the crowds are just too large for safe physical distancing,” organizers said in a statement released Monday afternoon. “As we continue to work together through these challenging and unprecedented times, the health and well-being of our patrons is of the upmost importance.” Instead, organizers say the Distillery District will host a “Winter Village” featuring some of the market’s favourite attractions, such as a “grand Christmas tree,” lights and festive music. The Winter Village is expected to start in early November and run until March. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the new, this month-long event celebrates the sounds, sights and scents of Christmas. Set in the Victorian-era, cobblestone-lined Distillery Historic District, the Christmas Market brings together local craftspeople, musicians and artisanal food-makers for a truly festive experience. Sip on mulled wine and European-style Christmas cocktails as you browse through the selection of hand-made ornaments, wood carvings and crafts. Then cozy up by the fire or take in carollers, brass bands and authentic European dancers. Don’t forget to stop by the giant Christmas tree for your Instagram moment. Admission is free from Tuesdays to Fridays and costs $8 for advance purchase and $12 day of purchase on weekends and Fridays starting at 6pm. The Market is closed on Mondays. All on-site tickets sales are cashless and must be purchased by credit or debit card. Toronto Christmas Market 373 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1G4, Canada WHAT ARE THE DATES AND HOURS OF THE TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET 2020 ? the Toronto Christmas Market has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Is It Be Safe to Send Your Child to Daycare now? attach_img
本帖最后由 Tony 于 2020-5-11 23:27 编辑 It’s the biggest pandemic era question facing many parents of young children: When will it be safe for kids to go back to daycare? For the economy to reopen—for people to be able to go back to work at all—the child care issue has to be addressed, and in a way that won’t further the spread of COVID-19.“As people are going back to work, they need options for childcare,” says Jill Weatherhead, an infectious disease specialist at Baylor College of Medicine.What will it take to safely reopen daycares? As any parent will tell you, kids don’t do physical distancing well, while toddlers also have a habit of putting anything and everything in their mouths. So how might these facilities open up, and what would that look like?As with everything pandemic-related, there still aren’t a lot of clear answers, but these are some of the preventive measures that would need to be in place in order to safely send your kids back to daycare.data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==What You Need to Know About the Less Common COVID-19 SymptomsThe “classic” COVID-19 symptoms—those first reported months ago, back when the average American wasRead more CDC guidelines for daycare centersSome daycares haveremained open even during lockdown orders, albeit at reduced capacity and with a number of preventive measures in place, in order to serve the children of essential workers. As these daycares have continued to operate, the CDC has issued guidelines on necessary preventive measures.“These stringent requirements critical for preventing spread,” Weatherhead says.CDC guidelines include having one dedicated teacher for a single classroom, no mingling of children between classrooms, practicing frequent hand-washing and disinfection measures, taking temperature checks at the door and not allowing parents into the daycare facility but instead having them hand off their children at the door.These measures have been in place at some facilities these past few months. What this will look like for a specific daycare will vary depending on their individual circumstances, but preventive measures will be critical moving forward.Daycare facilities also need to have plans in place for how to handle staffing shortages, as well as the event a staff member or child gets sick with COVID-19.“The key is a lot of testing and a lot of contact tracing,” says Michael Chang, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School. Extensive testing and contact tracing are critical to reducing the spread, and this will be especially true for daycares.“Daycares need to communicate with their staff and parents as to what is going on,” Weatherhead says. “That communication is going to be critical.”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==Why You Should Keep Paying Your Daycare Provider During the ShutdownGiven all of the economic worries, it would be tempting to stop paying your daycare provider, many…Read more Safety requires participation of everyone in the communityAs Weatherhead points out, keeping everyone safe requires the participation of everyone, including parents. Daycares will need to implement stringent guidelines, while families will have to be proactive about making sure no one in the family is sick. If anyone within the household starts developing symptoms, they will need to keep their kids home.Similarly, if anyone within the daycare community starts showing symptoms, parents will need to be notified and extra preventive measures will need to be enacted, which could include temporary closures.“This is where participation of everyone within the community is required,” Weatherhead says.Although there’s been a lot of talk about antibody testing and what that might suggest about immunity, there’s still a lot we don’t know yet about how accurate these tests are and how long-lasting any conferred immunity might be. Chang cautions that antibody testing might not be as helpful as people are hoping.“Just because you have antibodies doesn’t necessarily mean you are immune from reinfection,” Chang says.data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==Why You Need to Keep Your Kids' Vaccines Up to Date Right NowIn a time when every trip out of the house brings fresh worries, it’s as important as ever to make…Read more Kids don’t seem to spread COVID-19 as muchAs many parents will tell you, kids are known to bring home just about every disease imaginable. Children in day care get sick with an estimated 6-8 upper respiratory infections and 1-2 episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhea a year. (That said, the silver lining is that by the time children start kindergarten, they get sick much less frequently than their classmates who weren’t in daycare; it all comes down to when your kid will get sick a lot, rather than if your kid will get sick a lot.) In turn, kids tend to get their parents sick with whatever they are bringing home.For some reason, COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be acting this way. Not only are kids not as affected by COVID-19, they also don’t seem to be playing as big of a role in spreading the virus.“It seems like adults are infecting kids, rather than kids infecting adults,” Chang says.If this continues to hold true—which is no guarantee, given our constantly shifting understanding of this very new virus—when it comes to prioritizing what should be opened and when, it might make sense to open some schools and day cares earlier, rather than later.“If you are going to argue for all of the things you are going to open, based on the data, you could make an argument that kids could be in school,” Chang says.data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==How to Protect Yourself if You're Forced to Return to WorkAs some states prepare to open up again, against the advice of experts, what protections do workersRead more We need a plan for opening without a vaccineOne more thing? We might need to open up schools and daycares before we have a vaccine. Although the estimated timeline to develop one is 12 to 18 months, there is no guarantee we will have one in that time frame, if at all, and that’s not even taking into account the logistics of getting everyone vaccinated.“Having a vaccine would be great, but you would probably have to plan for opening without one,” Chang says. Without a vaccine, we’d need to rely a lot more on measures such as the CDC guidelines for daycares as well as widespread testing and contact tracing.As with everything pandemic-related, right now the only thing we can say with certainty is that there aren’t a whole lot of good answers. There is only the hope that, as time goes on, we can contain the spread enough—and institute enough protective measures—that daycares can operate safely. Daycare closures have already impacted parentsThis issue recently hit home for many parents who work in Houston’s Texas Medical Center—which includes a large number of healthcare workers and biomedical researchers—when the University of Texas Health Childhood Development Center permanently closed, suddenly and without much warning.For Kai Li Tan, a researcher whose work focuses on understanding the intestinal nervous system, this closure means she will have to find another daycare for her two children.“How do I work if no one takes care of my kids?” said Tan in an email. “We cannot afford a long-term personal babysitter.” For Tan, whose husband is an essential worker, this daycare closure will make returning to work that much more complicated, especially given how tight child care slots are, and how expensive alternative options, such as a full-time nanny, are.So when you are weighing your many different priorities, it’s important to remember just how important high quality daycare is, and to think about what actions you can take, in order to make sure your daycare facility will still be there once it is safe to open up again.Rachel FairbankPosts Rachel Fairbank is a freelance science writer based in Texas. When she is not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, or at her local boxing gym.
lastpost: Tony@ 2020-5-11 07:08 337 0 2020-5-11 预览
7 Things to Know Before You Buy Gas at Costco attach_img
For the millions of Americans who have a Costco Wholesale membership, filling up at one of the warehouse club’s gas stations can be a great way to save a buck or two.But buying gas at Costco is a little bit different from your average gas station and it takes some getting used to.Costco Gasoline: 7 Things You Need to Know Before You Fill UpWhether you’re a new member or someone who has been carrying a Costco membership card for years, read on for some tips to save time, money and hassle at the pump…1. Check the Price Before You Hop in the CarMy local Costco displays the price for gas at the entrance of the warehouse club and also by the food court, but it’s a good idea to use an app like GasBuddy to search for cheap gas before you leave home.I’ve learned over time that the Costco where I live typically sells gas 30 cents below its nearest competitor. If the price difference is less significant for you, it may not be worth getting in the car and driving to Costco to fill up when there’s a cheaper option nearby.GasBuddy’s free mobile app works with iPhones and Androids. Read more here.https://i0.wp.com/clark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/costcogasprices.jpg?zoom=2&resize=616%2C282&ssl=1Look for gas price signs like these at your local Costco2. Know the Best Time of the Day and Week to Buy GasYou’ll often find a long line of vehicles waiting to buy gas at Costco. That’s why it’s best to schedule your trip during off-peak hours, like early afternoons during the middle of the week.You may also beat the crowds by going first thing in the morning when the gas station is open and the warehouse club isn’t.For example, my Costco is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the week, but the gas station’s hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Find your local station’s hours here. Editor’s note: Costco’s hours have temporarily changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Check Costco.com for updates.3. It Doesn’t Matter Which Side the Gas Tank Is OnBefore you pull up to the pump at any other gas station, you have to think about which side of the car your gas tank is on — but not at Costco!There’s one-way traffic flow, and extra-long pump hoses allow you to fill up from either side.4. Do NOT Block the Middle LaneIf you don’t buy gas at Costco often, you may be confused about why there’s a middle lane. But it’s another way that the station’s design can get you going faster.Here’s a common scenario: There are two pumps in your lane and the car in front leaves the station first. The middle lane gives the next car waiting in line enough space to get around the other car that’s still at the second pump and make their way to the first pump.To avoid any delays, never block the middle lane by standing in it or leaving your car door wide open.https://i0.wp.com/clark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/costcogasline.jpg?zoom=2&resize=616%2C281&ssl=1Costco’s middle lane can save you time5. Have Your Membership Card HandyCostco gas stations are for members only. When you approach the pump, you must insert your membership card first, followed by a Visa credit card or most PIN debit cards.Costco Cash Cards are also accepted, and those customers don’t need to be club members. Read the policy here.6. Costco Anywhere Visa Cardholders Save More MoneyThere’s an extra incentive for members who have the Costco Anywhere Visa by Citi credit card to buy gas. They receive 4% cash back on eligible gas purchases, including gas at Costco. The 4% cash back is for the first $7,000 in gasoline purchases per year, then it drops to 1% cash back.7. Only Top Tier Gasoline Is Sold at CostcoCostco’s gas may be the cheapest in town, but it’s still high-quality. Kirkland Signature fuel meets Top Tier standards, which means it has deposit control additives to clean your engine and help it run more efficiently.It doesn’t matter whether you buy regular or premium grades of fuel, you’re always getting Top Tier gas at Costco.https://i2.wp.com/clark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/costcogaspump.jpg?zoom=2&resize=415%2C24&ssl=1Costco’s regular and premium fuel meets Top Tier standardsCostco isn’t the only Top Tier gasoline retailer around.
lastpost: Tony@ 2020-5-2 07:00 310 0 2020-5-2 预览
11 Of The Best Beaches That You'll Just Have To Visit Near Queensland attach_img
本帖最后由 Tony 于 2020-4-30 21:49 编辑 1. Double Island Point, Cooloolainstagram.com This popular camping destination isn't technically an island, but that doesn't make it any less spectacular. There's nothing better than watching the sun set over the water, and then falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves. 2. Amity Point, Stradbroke Island https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-12/5/18/asset/cc3ab3bf0627/sub-buzz-1547-1575570674-1.jpg?downsize=700%3A%2A&output-quality=auto&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto&output-format=auto&downsize=360:* Robertdowner / Getty Images / Via instagram.com Whether you want to go fishing, kayaking, boating, or swimming, there'll be somewhere along Amity Point to do it. The options are endless, so it's easy to spend a whole day here and not get bored. 3. Whitehaven Beach, The Whitsundays https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-09/18/19/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-03/sub-buzz-6016-1505775893-18.jpg?downsize=700%3A%2A&output-quality=auto&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto&output-format=auto&downsize=360:* Byrneck / Getty Images This picturesque beach is among many in the Whitsundays, but is easily the most unique. The pearly white shoreline doesn't know where it should end, creating these swirling streams. 4. Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-09/17/20/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-03/sub-buzz-25356-1505693661-7.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Konart / Getty Images This perfect blue lake can be found on Fraser Island, which is only a few hours north of Brisbane. The water is clear and calm, making it perfect for anyone who doesn't want to be swimming against waves. 5. Caloundra, Sunshine Coast https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-09/17/20/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-02/sub-buzz-367-1505694530-1.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto K009034 / Getty Images One of the Sunshine Coast's many gorgeous beaches is Caloundra. This chilled surf town is lucky enough to not only have an incredible shoreline, but also a lagoon that flows to the ocean. 6. Noosa, Sunshine Coastinstagram.com In 2011, Noosa was voted as one of the top three beaches in the South Pacific by Trip Advisor, and for good reason. The shoreline is expansive and lined with heaps of cute cafes and shops, so there's something for everyone. 7. Rainbow Beach, near Cooloola https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-09/17/19/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-03/sub-buzz-25569-1505692785-3.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Martin Valigursky / Getty Images Rainbow Beach is home to this incredible coastline and a gorgeous calm lagoon. What's even better is that it's only about a half-hour drive from both Double Island Point and Fraser Island, so you could potentially visit all three in one day. 8. Cape Tribulation, near Cairns https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-12/5/18/asset/a68c7162f157/sub-buzz-681-1575570716-4.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Darrentierney / Getty Images / Via instagram.com As if this beach wasn't pretty enough already, an adorable heart sculpture makes it a picture-perfect location. A word of warning though, this is one of the beaches you don't want to swim in. Crocodiles can be found in the shallows, so it's best to just admire from the sand. 9. Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-09/17/20/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-03/sub-buzz-27076-1505695627-1.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Jfoltyn / Getty Images For the perfect combination of city and surf, there's nowhere more iconic than Surfers Paradise. It's on the Gold Coast, so when you're done swimming and sunbathing, there are so many other things to do. 10. Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coastinstagram.com Whether you're after traditional beaches or rockpools, Coolum is the place to be. The adjacent town has an incredible atmosphere to go along with this picture-perfect beach, so when you do visit it'll be hard to ever leave. ADVERTISEMENT11. Daydream Island, The Whitsundays https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-12/5/18/asset/c3853e230b37/sub-buzz-608-1575570768-1.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Caioscampos / Getty Images This aptly-named island is nestled in the Whitsundays, and is considerably close to the mainland. As well as swimming in crystal-clear waters, you might also be lucky enough get a glimpse of one of these furry guys.
lastpost: Tony@ 2020-4-30 05:39 347 0 2020-4-30 预览
15 Don't Need A Passport For Spring Break Destinations That You
本帖最后由 Tony 于 2020-4-30 15:11 编辑 The US (and all its territories) offer every flavor of spring break you can imagine, whether you're planning a solo trip or bringing the whole group chat with you. 1. San Juan, Puerto Rico https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/b5e2f0491c2f/sub-buzz-2275-1580252791-2.jpg?crop=1998%3A1332%3B2%2C0&downsize=500:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto F&n Airphoto / Getty Images, Littleny / Getty Images On top of super delicious food and an exciting nightlife scene, Puerto Rico’s Caribbean waters are some of the most blue and beautiful within all the boundaries of the US.What to do: Take a ride on the longest zipline in the Americas! The zipline at Toroverde Nature Adventure Park in Orocovis (a little over an hour from San Juan) is a 1.5-mile long journey where you can get an aerial view of Puerto Rico.Where to stay: At theEmbassy Suites by Hilton in San Juan, all suites have two bedrooms and a kitchen area that's perfect for big groups bunking together. Plus, the property is only a few blocks away from the beach.Note: Puerto Rico is still recovering from Hurricane Maria and the more recent earthquake of January 2020. Now more than ever, a visit is an opportunity to support the local economy with your vacation fund. 2. Asheville, North Carolinahttps://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/79b38e460e59/sub-buzz-2249-1580254143-2.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Sean Pavone / Getty Images / Via istockphoto.comThis Blue Ridge Mountains town is raved about for the countless number of breweries you can visit, but you shouldn't miss out on its other quirky drinking spots — like the champagne bar at Battery Park Book Exchange or the Top of the Monk speakeasy.What to do: No trip to Asheville is complete without a visit to Biltmore, the biggest house in America that is still owned by the famously wealthy Vanderbilt family. (Sorry Anderson Cooper fans, he probably will not be home.)Where to stay: Stay close to the party downtown at the Hotel Indigo Asheville, where you'll find fresh and spacious rooms along with live music in the restaurant every night. 3. The Big Island, Hawaii https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/4de81bcb9af9/sub-buzz-2254-1580253338-2.jpg?crop=1208%3A1208%3B268%2C0&downsize=300:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Mnstudio / Getty Images, Kris S / Getty ImagesWith airlines like Southwest and Hawaiian Air offering competitively low flight prices, you're a lot closer to crossing Hawaii off your bucket list than you might have thought.What to do: If you're going all the way to Hawaii, be sure to see some volcanoes. Volcanoes National Park is located on the state's namesake island of Hawaii — aka the Big Island — and has two active volcanoes that allow you to see lava flowing and glowing in real life!Where to stay: Resorts like the Grand Naniloa Hotel offer surprisingly affordable rates, with waterfront views and must-try attractions (think the longest zip line course on the island) included. 4. The Grand Canyon https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/65546335b6a9/sub-buzz-2223-1580253531-8.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Jose1983 / Getty Images / Via unsplash.comWhile most people think of the Grand Canyon as a quick trip for a photo op, it's actually a part of the country that deserves a deep dive.What to do: With a whole week, you'll have enough time to take the adventurous hike to the stunning Havasu Falls. To be allowed to do the hike, you'll need to obtain a three-day permit from the Havasupai Reservation — no day hikes allowed!Where to stay: You might be camping in the park, but you'll probably want a bed to sleep on the last night before you head home. If you want something close to the park (but still close to the rest of civilization) . 5. US Virgin Islands https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/177bda121f6c/sub-buzz-2281-1580253952-1.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Seanpavonephoto / Getty Images / Via istockphoto.com Like Puerto Rico, the USVI is another US territory in the Caribbean that you won't need your passport to visit. In this tropical paradise, island hopping and snorkeling is the best way to spend a week of pure relaxation.What to do: To make the most of your trip to the islands, consider booking a boat tour that will take you past the island's most scenic spots — like Turtle Cove and Honeymoon Beach.Where to stay: If you're looking for something on the simpler side, Treetops is an adorable and locally-owned B&B in a quiet part of St. John with rates sure to impress the most budget-minded traveler. 6. Miami, Florida https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/b5e2f0491c2f/sub-buzz-2289-1580254243-3.jpg?crop=322%3A483%3B100%2C0&downsize=200:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Mercuri / Getty Images, Jc Ruiz / Getty ImagesMiami's South Beach is the quintessential spring break destination, and they totally know it. Come March, there are pool parties and beach concerts scheduled all day and night, which means you couldn't get bored even if you tried.What to do: If electric music is your jam, March is the best time to dance all day and night at Ultra, the annual electric music festival held in Bayfront Park.Where to stay: When you need to escape the beach party or festival madness for something a little more zen, The Gates Hote is designed with modern wellness-inspired touches that'll inspire you to finally use that meditation app you downloaded months ago. 7. Utah's National Parks https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/ced4b61521a8/sub-buzz-1084-1580254450-1.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Getty ImagesIf you're itching to hit the open road this spring, there's no better place for a road trip than Utah, where you can visit five of the country's most dramatic national parks in a single week: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonland.What to do: If you only have time for one of the above parks, then the gravity-defying rock formations at Arches National Park should not be missed.Where to stay: In between Arches and Canyonland National Park, the Hoodoo Moab lies right in the middle of Utah's rocky red landscape and has views that will make your whole Instagram feed jealous. 8. Stowe, Vermont https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/982b2aa478a7/sub-buzz-1128-1580253762-4.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Don Landwehrle / Getty ImagesNot far from the Canadian border, you should find plenty of snow in Stowe until April. The ski resort is located on Vermont's highest mountain, so there will be plenty of routes for the hardcore skiers in your group and lots of cutesy stuff in the village for those who are just there for the cozy aprés-ski vibes.What to do: If you're traveling with any Sound of Music fans, you'll want to make a pit stop at the Trapp Family Lodge, the historic Vermont home of the original singing Austrians who inspired the musical.Where to stay: The Sterling Inn Lodge Cabin Resort may be the closest thing you'll ever experience to sleeping in a gingerbread house. It's super quaint, nestled in the woods, and there's even a heated swimming pool! 9. New Orleans, Louisiana https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/4f9f8e6cc7ed/sub-buzz-2265-1580254713-13.jpg?crop=482%3A482%3B81%2C0&downsize=300:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/1f25813f1572/sub-buzz-2268-1580254700-21.jpg?crop=591%3A591%3B0%2C0&downsize=300:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto F11photo / Getty Images, George Wagner / Getty Images In NOLA, you can have the best of both spring break worlds: discovering the French and Creole-inspired culture of America's most unique city by day, the party strip that is Bourbon Street by night.What to do: Take a trip to Auction House Market, a food hall where you'll find everything from fried oysters to macarons.Where to stay: Keep things classy at the surprisingly affordable — think string lights and a ton of happy hour specials. 10. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/982b2aa478a7/sub-buzz-1147-1580254636-2.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Melpomenem / Getty Images / Via istockphoto.comGreat parties are in store for any spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, which may be a more accessible spot for those who can't make it all the way down south.What to do: You'll find the biggest parties at Club TBA, Señor Frog's, and the Myrtle Beach Speedway, which are all included in the MyrtleManiac package.Where to stay: Surprisingly doable budget-wise, the Island Vista Resort is a sophisticated counterbalance to the club scene with lushly decorated rooms that overlook the ocean. 11. The Florida Keys, Florida https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/1f25813f1572/sub-buzz-2264-1580254814-2.jpg?crop=483%3A483%3B64%2C0&downsize=300:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/34f51818cf1d/sub-buzz-2265-1580254809-14.jpg?crop=1414%3A1414%3B168%2C0&downsize=300:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Bertl123 / Getty Images, Meinzahn / Getty Images At the southernmost point of continental US, the Florida Keys feels like a piece of classic Americana dropped into the tropics with plenty of bars ready to cater to the party crowd.What to do: Make a day trip out to Dry Tortugas National Park, which can only be reached by boat. Here you'll find incredible sites for snorkeling along with Fort Jefferson, an enormous American fortress that dates back to the 19th century.Where to stay: The affordable Hampton Inn Key West is close to the airport, but still near the beach. It's the fastest way to hop off the plane, drop off your bags, and run straight into the ocean! 12. Savannah, Georgia https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/3de762f72c7b/sub-buzz-2308-1580254879-10.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Adam Goldberg Photography / Getty Images / Via istockphoto.com Slow things down in this charming city by wandering the historical streets and indulging in Southern cuisine. If you need beach time, it's also easy to make a quick 20-minute drive to Tybee Island.What to do: If Halloween is half your personality, you'll love how haunted Savannah is. Check out some of the different kinds of ghost tours, which includes cemetery tours, haunted pub crawls, and a tour in which you ride around the city in an actual funeral hearse.Where to stay: One of the oldest hotels in the city, the River Street Inn, is right on the water and in the city center. It was also recently renovated, which means the rooms are contemporary and Instagram-ready. 13. Nashville, Tennessee https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/29/2/asset/982b2aa478a7/sub-buzz-1317-1580265568-1.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Denistangneyjr / Getty ImagesFor a big group trip, there's no place more fun than Music City. Nashville has so much to offer in the way of nightlife and Southern cooking that you'll already be planning your next trip itinerary before you finish the week.What to do: Go bar hopping downtown at music venues like Robert's Western World or The Patterson House, and don't forget to put your spicy-food eating skills to the test at Hattie B's Hot Chicken.Where to stay: Home2 Suites is in the heart of Downtown and is equipped with spacious rooms that allow for big groups to hang out together. 14. San Diego, California https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/79b38e460e59/sub-buzz-2267-1580255051-2.jpg?crop=591%3A591%3B0%2C0&downsize=300:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-01/28/23/asset/4de81bcb9af9/sub-buzz-2276-1580255009-7.jpg?crop=1414%3A1414%3B324%2C0&downsize=300:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto Mcclean Photography / Getty Images, Vince Barnes / Getty Images There are plenty of beaches (and beach bars!) to explore in San Diego, like The Beachcomber and the Pacific Shore Beach Club, the latter of which is particularly famous for its Red Bull slushies.What to do: Take advantage of the fact that spring break season happens to coincide with the flower bloom in the Anza-Borrego Desert. The desert is a two-hour drive from the city, but it's definitely worth the day trip when the flowers are in bloom!Where to stay: If you want to stay right on the beach, settle down at the Hotel del Coronado , a resort with a long history of catering to Hollywood starlets. It was even the filming location of Marilyn Monroe's Some Like it Hot. 15. The Catskills, New York
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本帖最后由 Tony 于 2020-4-21 23:50 编辑 The most important questions to ask when you call a roofer: [*]What certifications or licenses does your business hold? [*]What type of insurance coverage does your business hold? [*]How many years of experience do you have? [*]Will you provide me with references from previous clients? [*]How do you charge for your services? [*]What's included in your quotation? Approximate cost? [*]What methods of payment do you accept? [*]Will you remove the old roof or just shingle over it? [*]Will you reuse old flashings, or install new ones? [*]What measures will you take to protect the eavestroughs during the project?
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6 tips before you go to the hardware store: 1 Make a list of what you need to buy. If you need a specific size of something, note down the size, measurements or part number. 2 If you need to see if something fits, like a hose, pipe or connector, bring your existing hardware with you. 3 If you can’t bring the item with you, take a few pictures to show to the staff at the hardware store. 4 If you have an instruction manual or owner’s manual for whatever you’re working on, bring it with you. 5 Prepare a list of questions to ask at the hardware store The staff are there to help you determine the best materials and approach for your project – don’t waste this valuable resource! 6 Make sure you will be able to transport whatever you buy back to your home. Buying something big? Check if you’ll need to rent a truck, or discuss delivery possibilities while at the store.
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