'City in transition': New York vies to turn page on pandemic

Posted at 3:26 AM, May 19, 2021

More than a year after coronavirus shutdowns sent “the city that never sleeps” into a fitful slumber, New York could soon be wide awake again.

Vaccinated New Yorkers can shed their masks in most situations Wednesday, and restaurants, shops, gyms and many other businesses can go back to full occupancy if all patrons are inoculated.

Subways resumed running round-the-clock this week.

Midnight curfews for bars and restaurants will be gone by month’s end.

Broadway tickets recently went back on sale.

City residents have mixed views about whether the city is getting back to normal or whether normal is even possible anymore.