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A man enjoys a maskless sunny day in Lincoln Terrace Park in Crown Heights, May 27, 2021.
A man enjoyed a sun shower in Brooklyn’s Lincoln Terrace Park as temperatures soared into the 80s on a May day.
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PHOTOS: New Yorkers Breathe It All Back in as the City Starts Reopening

From parks in Brooklyn to museums in Manhattan to a certain stadium in The Bronx, our team captured scenes of people re-embracing a city on the rebound.

New Yorkers are beginning to once again enjoy the cultural and neighborhood joys they’ve been denied for over a year during our long slog through the pandemic.

From parks in Brooklyn to museums in Manhattan to a certain stadium in The Bronx, our team captured scenes of people re-embracing a city on the rebound.

A couple share a kiss at the Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain, May 14, 2021. Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY

A couple takes advantage of relaxed mask rules at Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain.


Hundreds of people spread blankets across a field in Astoria Park to watch an outdoor movie, May 27, 2021. Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY

Hundreds of Queens residents packed onto an Astoria Park lawn to enjoy a classic about getting back to a better future.


Tourists once again packed into the MET after the museum reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, May 21, 2021. Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY

Life once again imitated art at The Met.


People took advantage of reopened indoor dining to enjoy one of New York’s favorite pastimes, May 14, 2021. Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY

New Yorkers resumed savoring a slice of life indoors.


A group of teens took part in a water gun fight on a hot day, May 27, 2021. Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY

A group of teens took part in a water gun fight on a hot day in the South Bronx.


The birthday girl sings to her friends at The Trestle bar on 34th St andBroadway in Astoria, Queens, May 21, 2021. Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY

A woman celebrating her birthday serenaded her friends at a Queens bar.


Amateur players enjoyed a maskless game while the Bronx Bombers took part in a double header, May. 27, 2021. Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY

Amateur players enjoyed a game while the Bronx Bombers split a double-header.


A family gazed upon Lady Liberty during a trip back from Staten Island, May 27, 2021. Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY

A family gazed upon Lady Liberty during a trip back from Staten Island.

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