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NYC subway passengers topped 800,000 for the first time since March



NYC subway passengers topped 800,000 for the first time since March

The subway ride on Monday reached its highest level since a coronavirus hit the city in March, transit officials said Tuesday.

Straphangers took 800,000 subway trips when the Big Apple began to reopen – the largest since March 23, the first full week of the country’s coronavirus virus lockdown.

In total, 213,000 more people took buses and subways compared to last Monday – a 17 percent increase.

“We have now reached 15 percent [pre-pandemic] being a passenger for the first time, “Transim President President Sarah Feinberg said at a press conference in Manhattan.

Membership levels fell to below 10 percent from pre-pandemic levels from mid-March and until the end of April, but have slowly increased since then.

The biggest jump in motorists on Monday came at the peak of the afternoon from 3 things. up to 6 p.m., according to MTA statistics.

Manhattan sees the highest jump of any region at 20 percent. The Bronx, where passengers dropped the least during confinement, saw a 13 percent surge from last week. Ridership increased 16 percent in Queens and 15 percent in Brooklyn.

Passengers have recovered faster on the bus than on the subway, maybe because they are currently effectively free because entry is restricted to the back door.

Feinberg said that bus officials were trying to allow the front door to rise and collect fees while protecting the safety of bus drivers.

Before the pandemic, working day subway passengers were around 5.5 million.

But the agency has warned that it will not expect levels to return to normal anytime soon. And transportation experts warn that the city could face severe congestion if too many New Yorkers choose to travel by car instead of using transit, walking or cycling.

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Daytime car and truck crossings on the four East River bridges managed by the city, meanwhile, Monday were significantly higher compared to the same date last year, city transportation officials said.

On Monday, 268,070 drivers crossed the bridge – 42,000, or 19 percent, more than the same day in 2019, according to the city’s DOT statistics. Staten Island Ferry passengers have also increased, DOT said.

Additional reporting by Julia Marsh

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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