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Pedestrians walk down New York Avenue, along the SUNY Downstate campus on March 22. (Photo by Leonardo March)

BROOKLYN — As New York City continues its recovery from the pandemic, it’s become a common sight to see people milling about along Clarkson Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue, the heart of central Brooklyn’s health care sector.

In this corner, bordered by SUNY Downstate Medical Center to the south and Kings County Hospital on the north, patients have begun returning to the local hospitals for emergency and some routine visits. Taxi drivers are once again stationed semi-permanently along Clarkson, and medical students can be seen around the fenced-in lawn on Downstate’s campus.

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at or on Twitter @sambojarski.