7 Socially Distant Weekend Getaways Near New York City

Clara T. Fryman

It’s safe to say that New Yorkers are desperate for an escape. After months of isolating in shoebox-sized studios and cramped apartments, nothing sounds more appealing than socially distant weekend getaways near New York City.

Now that summer has officially started, it’s especially hard not to spend our days fantasizing about the far-flung destinations topping our bucket lists. But with COVID-19 still clocking record-breaking cases in some parts of the country, it’ll most likely take some time before people feel comfortable boarding a plane. But don’t fret—there’s still plenty of time to salvage your grand summer vacation plans.


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Coronavirus Came to New York City From Europe, Not Asia, Genetic Study Shows

Clara T. Fryman

News Picture: Coronavirus Came to New York City From Europe, Not Asia, Genetic Study Shows

THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The new coronavirus has been circulating in New York City for longer than previously believed and most cases can be traced back to Europe, a new study reveals.

To come to that conclusion, genetic information about the coronavirus was gathered from nasal swab samples taken from 75 patients at Tisch Hospital, NYU Winthrop Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn, said the NYU Langone Health team.

The findings were submitted to the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data, which promotes the international sharing of data on influenza infections and is now tracking the

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