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Businesses welcome back customers as New York reopens.
May 19, 2021
New York, along with New Jersey and Connecticut, lifted almost all pandemic restrictions on Wednesday, a relaxation of rules that comes as the pace of coronavirus vaccinations accelerates and summer draws near.
Around New York City, the subway began operating at full service again, and barber shops, cafes and stores were given a green light to return to business as usual. Here are some scenes as life in the city takes a long-awaited step toward normalcy.