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Vivian Yee
One of the Middle East correspondents. Ex-U.S. immigration reporter / NYC metro reporter. I tweet about some other things too. vivian.yee@nytimes.com
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Vivian Yee Oct 8
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Jim Dwyer’s last email to me was about volunteers in Beirut post-explosion. They were “resisting helplessness,” he said. That was a perfect (and perfectly put) description of Dwyer’s own journalism: resisting helplessness. He believed in what journalism could do. 🤍
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Vivian Yee Oct 8
Missing today, and his way of leaning over my cubicle to deliver some quick hit of wisdom before walking away, head cocked to the side. He’d have a thoughtful little smile on his face as though about to whistle. Missing my colleagues today.
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Ellen Barry Oct 8
"In times to come, when we are all gone, people not yet born will walk in the sunshine of their own days because of what women and men did at this hour to feed the sick, to heal and to comfort." Farewell to the great Jim Dwyer. His last piece sings.
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Matt Flegenheimer Oct 8
Poet. Mensch. No journalist loved New York more; no colleague was more generous with his time and immeasurable wisdom. This one is brutal.
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Susanne Craig Sep 27
Just Posted: The NYT has obtained the president’s tax return information for thousands of personal and corporate returns going back decades. Here’s our first story. Watch this space for additional articles in the coming weeks. &
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Eliza Shapiro Sep 24
The best thing I've read about New York during this whole dumb thing: "He misses...'that feeling you get at 4 a.m. on a Friday night in the Second Ave station when you’re waiting for the train and the garbage train comes instead.'"
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Ben 😷 Hubbard Sep 1
What did YOU think Fairuz’s living room would look like?
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Maria Abi-Habib Aug 28
This by is soul crushing. Despite all of Lebanon's woes, the blast in Beirut this month has triggered a desperate immigration bid unlike many of the country's other conflicts and tragedies. How do you rebuild when the best people leave?
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Vivian Yee Aug 28
“I’m not running away. I want to at least have Beirut on its feet before I go.” Young Lebanese — not the government — are the ones fixing Beirut. But they’re also desperate to leave it
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The New York Times Aug 27
"As Beirut reckons with the destruction, thousands of Lebanese in their teens, 20s and 30s — rather than government personnel — have shown up to put the most damaged neighborhoods back in order, shoveling, sweeping, feeding, fixing," writes .
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Vivian Yee Aug 26
Beirut protesters accused the government of murdering its own people in the explosion. Then the government opened fire on them, HRW confirms
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Vivian Yee Aug 10
Can confirm this is still happening
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Vivian Yee Aug 10
“Tell the world that we need aid, not money, but nuclear bombs to drop on these politicians!” tells of the destruction and rage that unites hip and historic Gemmayze, ghostly downtown Beirut and neglected Karantina
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Vivian Yee Aug 8
Not 200 yards from the teargas/fires, protesters are taking drinks breaks at this bar, which somehow survived Tuesday. “The fun times will be back, but today it is our duty for our country and our neighbors to stand by each other,” the sign says. 50% of proceeds to be donated
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Vivian Yee Aug 8
Fires, teargas and reports of government offices ransacked and occupied in downtown Beirut
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Vivian Yee Aug 8
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Nooses, I should say, meant for the politicians who got them here
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Vivian Yee Aug 8
At the huge downtown Beirut protests, which are being heavily teargassed, so many people are carrying nooses and signs like this
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Vivian Yee Aug 8
Officials at Beirut's port — so infamous for corruption that it was nicknamed "Ali Baba's Cave" — warned the government 10+ times about the explosive material. But yesterday, President Michel Aoun passed the buck. "I am not responsible." by
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Sarah Dadouch | سارة دعدوش Aug 8
Out of the confirmed 157 dead in Beirut’s blast, 43 are Syrian, the embassy in Beirut said today. That’s more than a fourth.
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Vivian Yee Aug 7
The ship carrying the Beirut explosive materials was abandoned 7 years ago. found it.
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