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New York Today: We Like Big. Are Google and Amazon Too Big?

(Infinite lenses, in reality.)

We’ve reported on happenings at City Hall, corruption in Albany and how the chaos in Washington very deeply impacts our house. We’ve lined the transit turmoil, the instances in our courts and the breaking information that drives every day.

But we’ve learned that the tales that resonate simply up to coverage and politics are the ones in regards to the resilience and kindness of other people in our neighborhood.

Through our annual New Yorkers of the Year columns, we’ve met loads of neighbors — teachers, violinists, actors, firefighters, survivors, refugees, immigrants and citizens — who’ve made a distinction right here, in techniques large and small. We’ve discovered from New Yorkers over the age of 100, some who’re now not with us, about what it means to be engaged in this city, and how to do it.

And we’ve additionally come to know, in a spot as intense as this one, the significance of news that make you smile, snigger or really feel one thing. (Like “hair forecasts” on wet days. Or disputes over what makes a New York bagel. Or reviews of public restrooms. Or why New Yorkers do, certainly, wear so much black. Or why the most efficient position to be for the vacations is alone in our great city.)

So thanks for studying us as you rolled away from bed, for letting us sign up for you to your morning cup of joe, for the use of us as a distraction while you had been caught at the subway, and above all, for believing within the energy and wonderful thing about native journalism.

We hope you’ll proceed to do the similar with our gifted new columnist, Azi Paybarah, who formally takes over this column on Monday.

We’ll pass over you, however we’re now not pronouncing good-bye: You can observe us on Twitter at @jonathan_wolfe and @Ali_Lev, and on Instagram, @alexandra.levine.

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