Faces meet fashion in New Yorkers’ mask choices

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers have increasingly embraced the wearing of masks to slow the spread of coronavirus since the pandemic began earlier this year. With no end in sight, many have moved beyond the standard surgical mask and are choosing to express themselves with more fashionable colors, patterns, flags and messages.

Children arrive for the first day of school, wearing masks covered with hearts, books, watermelons and musical notes. A school aide has a row of crayons across her mask, a welcoming design for nervous kindergarteners.

On Madison Avenue, a woman wearing a matching designer mask and scarf strides briskly past high-end clothing stores. And behind her, another sports a mask with skulls.


In Harlem, Hana Teferi steps out of a store wearing a gold, black and silver mask made in Ethiopia that she wears to honor her Ethiopian family. And actor Fredric Michaels wears a kente cloth

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AP PHOTOS: Faces meet fashion in New Yorkers’ mask choices

NEW YORK — New Yorkers have increasingly embraced the wearing of masks to slow the spread of coronavirus since the pandemic began earlier this year. With no end in sight, many have moved beyond the standard surgical mask and are choosing to express themselves with more fashionable colors, patterns, flags and messages.

Children arrive for the first day of school, wearing masks covered with hearts, books, watermelons and musical notes. A school aide has a row of crayons across her mask, a welcoming design for nervous kindergarteners.

On Madison Avenue, a woman wearing a matching designer mask and scarf strides briskly past high-end clothing stores. And behind her, another sports a mask with skulls.

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Smoothie King is Holding a ‘Fast-Food Coupon Swap’ to Encourage Better Meal Choices

Smoothie King is encouraging better meal choices with a Fast-Food Coupon Swap. From October 6 – 15, present any digital or physical coupon from another quick-service restaurant at checkout, and Smoothie King will knock $2 off your smoothie.

“Now more than ever, people are opting for on-the-go meals they can get safely and conveniently, but those meals may not be the healthiest and other smoothies out there have a bunch of added sugar,” says Smoothie King CMO Rebecca Miller. “With this coupon swap, we’re actively encouraging guests to make better-for-you decisions with a wide variety of smoothies made with whole fruits and veggies while also saving them money. It’s a win-win.”

With this promotion running for 10 days, guests have multiple opportunities to receive a discount on all regular-sized smoothies, including the new Vegan Mixed Berry. This plant-based meal smoothie is made with Califia Farms Oat Milk, whole strawberries, wild

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