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Food Tourists Trickle In to New York’s Pandemic Dining Scene

In early July, Bruna Borelli, along with her husband and two other couples, drove a minivan for 12 hours from Sterling Heights, Mich., to New York City for a vacation.Before they left, the friends watched the news carefully, making sure that Michigan hadn’t been added to the long and growing list of states whose residents or visitors, heading to New York City, would be asked to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. When the coast was clear, they hit the road.The stress of visiting the city during the pandemic had its benefits. The group got rooms at Moxy, a chic hotel in Times Square with a miniature golf course, featuring statues of animals in flirty poses, as part of its rooftop bar, for $75 a night. “That’s a really good price, yeah?” said Ms. Borelli, a 30-year-old lawyer.The group o...

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Here Are the U.S. States With Travel Restrictions

NebraskaAs of July 28 there were no statewide restrictions in Nebraska.NevadaAs of July 28 there were no statewide restrictions in Nevada.New HampshireThose traveling to New Hampshire from non-New England states “for an extended period of time” are asked to self-quarantine for two weeks.New JerseyThose coming into New Jersey after spending more than 24 hours in a state or area with a high rate of confirmed infections are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, unless they plan to be in the state for less than 24 hours. The quarantine applies even to those with a recent negative test. Starting July 27, those travelers are asked to voluntarily supply contact information and details about where they plan on staying.The 34 states affected by the quarantine advisory are Alaska, Alabama, Ariz...

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Where Can U.S. Citizens Travel to During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Even as many countries remain off-limits to American visitors because of the high rate of coronavirus within the United States, others have started to welcome, and in some cases woo, U.S. citizens to come spend their tourist dollars. Still, would-be vacationers generally face a host of conditions and a lot of traveler beware.The U.S. State Department continues its Global Level 4 Health Advisory, which cautions against international travel because of the pandemic. However, it is also posting country-specific information as restrictions loosen.[Have an update for this list? Email us at [email protected]]Getting there is only part of the equation. Countries have their own Covid-19 mitigation measures that might include curfews or curtailed activities and services; most standa...

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The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week

Welcome to the T List, a newsletter from the editors of T Magazine. Each week, we’re sharing things we’re eating, wearing, listening to or coveting now. Sign up here to find us in your inbox every Wednesday. You can always reach us at [email protected] ThisIn Paris, an Art Deco-Inspired Honduran FloristA few blocks from Paris’s stately Palais-Royal in the First Arrondissement exists a dramatic enclave of flowers. This eponymous new floral gallery, created by the Honduran (and formerly New York City-based) florist Arturo Arita, is an all-white grotto that enshrines fresh blooms — not mythological deities — in its rocky alcoves. Arita’s shop was designed by the Parisian architect Sophie Dries, whose assignment was to come up with something inspired by the pair’s shared appreciation f...

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Randonautica: What Is It and Are the Stories Real?

The app led one person to a friendly dog in the desert and another to a field of wildflowers. One young woman, after making her college decision, followed the app to a field where her school’s initials had been mowed into the grass.And then there were the friends who followed the app to a suitcase full of human remains.That is the gamble one takes with Randonautica, which claims to channel users’ “intentions” to produce nearby coordinates for exploration. Think: The law of attraction meets geocaching.Randonautica makes a few asks of users — “What would you like to get?” “Choose your entropy source” — before prompting them to “focus on your intent” while it fetches coordinates. This process relies on location settings and a random number generator, which, despite what the company says, c...

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The New College Drop-Off – The New York Times

They are laser-focused on the latest updates from other schools, Mr. Dunbar, 57, said, “because it seems like when one rolls out a new policy, others follow it.”Other parents may have their offspring around the house a bit longer.Mr. Lorence, the management consultant from Needham, Mass., expected to drop off Matthew at New York University in August. But just last week Matthew decided to stay home until October. His classes are all online, and his musical performance was canceled. He thinks a later move-in would perhaps help him snag an apartment with reduced rent.Meanwhile, the Lorences’ oldest daughter, Audrey, will be a first-year student at University of Pittsburgh. For her drop-off in mid-August, the entire family (Mark, his wife, Jean, and younger siblings Meredith and Luke) wante...

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On the Lookout for Moose on Michigan’s Isle Royale

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Tony Cenicola, a New York Times staff photographer, shares a collection of images from a remote island in Michigan.Tucked away in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, far closer to both Ontario and Minnesota than to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, lies one of the country’s least visited national parks: Isle Royale.The park — which consists of the 206-square-mile Isle Royale, along with hundreds of smaller adjacent islands — sees very few visitors. In 2018, the year I went, just 18,479 people visited the island portion...

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How to Stay Safer on Mass Transit

Avoid touching communal surfaces.Keep your hands off the subway poles and rails to the ferry deck or onto the bus. Don’t touch the turnstile as you move through it; stay away from touch screens, keypads and elevator buttons. Make contactless payments if they’re offered, and skip the paper tickets.Though surface contamination is not the main way people contract Covid-19, Dr. Benjamin nevertheless recommended washing your hands before departing on your journey and again upon reaching your destination, in addition to sanitizing frequently throughout. Think, too, about skipping the gloves, which can pick up germs on one surface and spread them to another.Follow the directions.Take note of the decals on the floor and signs you may see shepherding you through the station, an effort by some op...

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A Visit to 5 of Patagonia’s Most Remote Schoolhouses

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Andria Hautamaki shares a collection of images from rural Patagonia.Known for its soaring, glacier-capped Andean peaks and its labyrinth of fjords, Magallanes — in southernmost Patagonia — is Chile’s largest but second least populated region. Daily existence here requires tenacity and resilience, and community life within the isolated villages is facilitated in part by an unlikely source: a network of rural schools.Last year, more than 275,000 Chilean students attended one of the country’s rural schools. Half of these sc...

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