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NYC Reopens

Wall Street’s Power Lunch Is Dead and a Good Bagel Is Hard to Find

Office buildings are slowly reopening, but social distancing is changing the food culture for employees in Manhattan

A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves sets a table outside a restaurant in the West Village neighborhood of New York on June 24, 2020. 
Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

Editor’s Note: No city is more important to America’s economy than New York, and none has been hit harder by the coronavirus. “NYC Reopens” examines life in the capital of capitalism as the city takes its first halting steps toward a new normal.

Workers trickling back into Manhattan office towers are finding that life isn’t the same without a proper meal and someone to share it with.