Missing Them

Nuevos datos del Departamento de Salud de la ciudad apuntan a la disparidad de raza y género que podría surgir de enfermedades preexistentes y del acceso a la atención médica.
New data from the city health department points to disparities in race and gender that may stem from preexisting conditions and access to care.
Join THE CITY at Brooklyn Public Library’s Spring Creek branch this Thursday, Oct. 27, to share your reflections about the pandemic
Join THE CITY’s memorial project, MISSING THEM, for conversation at a community fair on 123rd Street in Harlem this Sunday, Oct. 2.
Join THE CITY’s Missing Them project for a conversation in Elmhurst, Queens with free food and PPE from local nonprofit Woodside on the Move.
From grief camps to mentoring to financial aid, free resources are available to help young people weather devastating loss.
For many New Yorkers, shirts with “SOHK” and “Queens 7” designs captured the pride and toughness of the World’s Borough. The brand began in the Corona shop of Ortner “Von” Murray, whose life, cut short by COVID, will be honored on Saturday.
Citing THE CITY’s MISSING THEM reporting on the pandemic’s effect on children who’ve lost parents or other guardians, Council members want the child welfare agency to deliver quarterly reports on minors placed in foster care due to the coronavirus.
Un nuevo análisis revela que los niños negros, hispanos y asiáticos en la ciudad tienen una probabilidad alrededor de tres veces mayor de haber perdido un padre o cuidador, en comparación con sus pares blancos.
Black, Hispanic and Asian children in the city are around three times more likely to have lost a parent or caregiver compared to their white peers, a new analysis reveals.
THE CITY reached out to people who participated in our MISSING THEM obituaries project, asking about how they’re dealing with loss. Dozens responded and offered coping strategies, words of encouragement and advice for the holiday season and beyond.
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The city’s potter’s field, the final resting place for thousands killed by COVID and AIDS, is now overseen by the Parks Department amid visions of creating the nation’s largest municipal cemetery. But a $33M contract to a firm without cemetery experience, under the watch of an ex-Rikers captain, is raising concerns.
City Council candidates in Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay strive to fill the void left by shut-down community centers relied on by older people and those who don’t speak English.
About 750 New Yorkers taken by the pandemic await possible burial on Hart Island, the city’s potter’s field. City officials, though, say there’s no timetable to transport the fallen from refrigerated units in Sunset Park.
Residents living in the shadow of the Cross Bronx Expressway are among the New Yorkers who face added environmental hazards in the borough hit hardest by the pandemic.
“Missing Them,” an upcoming live, online theater event, is adapted from stories and interviews from THE CITY’s collaborative MISSING THEM project, which set out to memorialize every New Yorker killed by COVID-19.
Thousands of working-age Americans have died from the virus, underscoring the often-crushing financial fallout of losing a loved one to the pandemic. Some are seeking a compensation fund modeled on aid for 9/11 victims’ kin.
News footage of the island’s cemetery showed trenches being filled with pine coffins shocked many last spring. Here’s a look at the history — and the future — of the nation’s largest mass burial site.
Last year on Hart Island proved deadlier than any year during the AIDS crisis. More burials are expected as the disproportionate pandemic impact sends thousands to the final resting place of New York’s most vulnerable.
Mayor de Blasio-led ceremony highlighting hundreds of names and faces will draw on THE CITY’s collaborative MISSING THEM memorial project Sunday, a year after New York’s first pandemic-related death.