A gentler Gotham? NYers anxiously wait out coronavirus

Forget the old New Yorker's refrain of “I'm walking here!” Big Apple citizens are taking a more tentative tack since the city became a hot zone for the novel coronavirus pandemic that has sickened at least 480,000 and killed 21,000 worldwide.

NYC mom among first to donate plasma in coronavirus fight

Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.

Brooklyn teacher dies with coronavirus

Sandra Santos-Vizcaino, who taught third grade at an elementary school in Brooklyn, is the first New York City school teacher reported to have died of COVID-19.

Restaurants delivering to the frontlines of pandemic response

Restaurants in the Tristate Region are stepping up, and doing their part to help healthcare workers while on they're on the job. Companies like SUBWAY are serving up hundreds of boxed lunches. Just Salad is donating 5,000 meals-a-day to Mt. Sinai, and Blackbarn Restaurant is pitching in for Bellevue Hospital.

Central Park houses hospital ward as NY races to add beds

There is a coronavirus ward in tents in Central Park. A makeshift hospital has been set up in a Manhattan convention center. Over the next few weeks, spaces including pro tennis courts, college dorms and a cruise ship terminal are supposed to start housing patients as New York state races to roughly triple its hospital capacity.