These New Yorkers are still in love with their city

Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn, by Fernanda Martinez

When New York City became the coronavirus epicenter of the world last spring, thousands of New Yorkers fled. Schools shut down, as well as bars, restaurants and offices, leaving a city known for its vitality, completely stranded.

It is now fall, the leaves are about to turn and the coronavirus still has its hang on the city, but those who stayed behind are still moved by New York. The residents we spoke with are confident their city will recover.

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Fernanda Martinez is a reporter currently studying at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she edited literary and upmarket fiction titles at Vintage Español, Penguin Random House. A native of Querétaro, Mexico, she lives in New York City.

Follow her on Twitter @FernandaWrites.

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