Monday, December 26, 2022
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By Carol Tannenhauser
In this week of remembering, we took a look at the most-read Rag stories in the site’s 11-and-a-half-year history (not counting the story of Maureen Cross, who broke a rent-stablized lease to move to Vermont and back again, which was #1 and we covered here.)
Our research took us no further back than 2020. Every one of the top-read stories concerned the coronavirus and the disease it causes: COVID-19.
In the Rag’s coverage, you can trace the Upper West Side from being basically clueless about what we were about to endure, to the realities of the shutdown, to the arrival of a vaccine and the unexpected resistance it met.
Here are the most-read Rag stories of all (Rag) time. Click on the headlines to read and be sure to read the comments, too; they’re fascinating and you might even find yourself! And please share your current thoughts below.
Trader Joe’s Line Stretches Two Blocks as West Siders Prep for Possible Outbreak; Pasta’s Gone By Noon
Upper West Sider With Three Kids Tests Positive for Coronavirus; His Wife and Children are ‘Mildly Symptomatic’
‘Conjugal Confinement’ or ‘Couples Quarantining’: Reports From The Domestic Front
Video: Broadway Star Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings ‘The Impossible Dream’ From His Broadway Balcony
The New World of Pet Care: Dog Businesses Struggle and A Vet Has Advice for Owners
Covid Cases Raise Concern at Local Trader Joe’s; Company Brings in Special Cleaning Crew
The New Normal: Trader Joe’s Lines Stretch in Two Directions Even Before 8 a.m. Opening
Three Texas Women Charged in Assault on Carmine’s Hostess Over Proof of Vaccination (Updated)
And finally, below is my personal favorite: the original “quarantune,” with thanks to Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It didn’t make the top posts, but brought many needed smiles with its overview of the shutdown.
Today is the first day of the seven-day holiday known as Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a non-religious celebration of African-American culture that can be observed by all. Here’s how the Almanac describes it.
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