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Weather situation: Pleasant and above all sunny, with a maximum in the mid-60s.

Parking on another side: Suspended until Tuesday. The counters are in effect.

Sixty-four children from New York State were hospitalized with a a mysterious disease doctors don’t yet fully understand, but which could be linked to Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday.

Groups of cleaners will board the trains. Homeless people who have taken refuge in cars will be evacuated and, according to the authorities, persuaded to enter shelters and get tested for symptoms of the virus.

The Times’ Azi Paybarah writes:

Lucy Lang is a lawyer in Manhattan and mother of two small children. She often finds herself translating the central principles of her work – justice, fairness, legal proceedings – for an audience that could use the occasional booster training reminder.

So when Ms. Lang realized that 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, she wanted to make sure that the event was something that very young people could understand.

” Market! Was illustrated by Ms. Lang’s sister, Grace Lang. Sometimes New York and much of the country isolate themselves at home and avoid the types of mass gatherings that the book celebrates. Lucy Lang said the time was right.

“Much of the activism around the 19th Amendment coincided with the outbreak of the Spanish flu in 1919,” she said. She also recalled a more recent parallel.

In 2018, Ms. Lang was in Washington while protesters opposed the appointment of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. One rally, she said, included only a handful of people using portable devices to speak to an online audience.

“There were thousands and thousands of people protesting by going online,” said Lang.

“It is important that children understand that this has an impact, especially at a time like this, when children are isolated from each other,” she added. “I think we’re going to see all kinds of new creative ways for people to get involved. “

The lessons in the book – how to take action to control your destiny – are not abstract for Ms. Lang and her sister. At first, they had hoped to work with a large publisher. But the sisters became frustrated with the process and decided to publish the book themselves.

“The book explains how people who share an idea can bring about significant social change,” said Lang. “The way the book was ultimately made, my sister and I shared this idea and we were able to make it happen without relying on a status quo structure.”

It’s Thursday – take a stand.

Dear Diary:

It was the end of my work day and I was coming home to Brooklyn from Lower Manhattan.

Passing train F halfway through my trip, I found a place to stand and pulled out my book. In doing so, I noticed that two people to my left and one to my right were also reading books, not phones or e-readers. Four strangers, standing in a row, noses buried in books – imagine that.

Another rider also noticed it. She looked at each of us with our books. Then, in a quick movement, she shoved her phone in her purse and took out her own book. She proceeded to open it triumphantly.


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