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Introverts struggle with the return to noise, crowds, and “normal life”

Photo credit: Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Until I read Roxanne Roberts’ article about introverts dreading the return to "noise, crowds and small talk of normal life,” I had no reason to remember a paper I co-authored years ago . The paper

Pandemic quiet gave voice to pigeons

Photo credit: Vicky Deshmukh from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition We all know that city dwellers have changed their routines during the pandemic. According to Matthew Rozsa, so have urban pigeons. With more people staying home and fewer cars on the road, cities are less

The sounds of the pandemic year

Photo credit: Tom Leishman from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Early on during the pandemic I began to hear comments from people about the sounds that surrounded them. Some people told me how happy they were to hear birds sing rather than the airplane noise

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