Tag: New York City

New York Today: N.Y. Today: A Wall That Honors Immigrants

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Wednesday. 🎉 Happy one-year job anniversary to Andy Byford, president of New York City Transit. Weather: A little warmer, with clouds moving in and a high of 39. Mystery precipitation tomorrow night — if it’s snow, about an […]

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Benjamin Brafman, Weinstein’s Lawyer, Is Said to Be Withdrawing From Rape Case

Benjamin Brafman, the high-powered lawyer who was poised to defend the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein against rape and sexual assault allegations in New York, plans to withdraw from the case, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Mr. Brafman will inform the court of his decision to withdraw as […]

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50 Jesuits Are Named as Abusers, Including Some From Top-Ranked N.Y. Catholic Schools

The schools are among the most recognizable Catholic institutions in New York, with reputations extending far beyond the church’s followers and the city’s borders: Xavier, Regis, Brooklyn Prep, Fordham Prep. They educated many in the city’s Catholic elite, producing politicians, authors, academics and at least one Supreme Court justice. They […]

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Cuomo Swooped in as L-Train Savior, but M.T.A. Rejected Similar Plan Over Safety Concerns

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The key to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s surprise decision this month to call off the L-train shutdown is a new repair plan that relies on a less disruptive approach to fixing the tunnel between […]

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Leaks, Cancer-Causing Dust: L-Train Plan Similar to Cuomo’s Was Rejected Over Safety

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The key to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s surprise decision this month to call off the L-train shutdown is a new repair plan that relies on mounting subway cables to the tunnel wall — a […]

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Did the Police Spy on Black Lives Matter Protesters? The Answer May Soon Come Out

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The first time Vienna Rye noticed her cellphone acting up was at a 2014 protest march against the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. The device shut down abruptly as she was […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: Can Anyone Solve the Vacant Storefront Problem?

Weather: Brittle cold, with wind chills in the low teens this morning and a sunny high of 36. Alternate-side parking: in effect till Jan. 21. ImageCornelia Street Café closed on Jan. 1 after over 40 years in Greenwich Village.CreditGabriella Angotti-Jones/The New York Times As you walked to the train this […]

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Highly Unusual Feud Breaks Out Between Police and Prosecutors

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A highly unusual public feud broke out between prosecutors and top police officials on Friday after the Manhattan district attorney’s decision to drop charges against one of the men pummeled by the police with […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: Changing Queens, From D.A. Brown to Ocasio-Cortez

Weather: Bright but wicked cold, with wind chills around 12 this morning and a high of 31. Cold all weekend. Chance of snow tomorrow night. Alternate-side parking: in effect till Jan. 21. ImageRichard Brown has been in office for a long time.CreditHilary Swift for The New York Times A lot […]

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Five Takeaways From Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City Address

Speeding up city buses. Creating new ferry routes. Expanding early childhood education. In his sixth State of the City address, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday offered several new proposals, including two he rolled out earlier this week: a plan mandating private employers to offer two weeks of paid leave […]

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Paid Vacation to Be Required for Private Sector Workers, Mayor Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged on Wednesday to make New York the first city in the nation to require private employers to provide at least two weeks of paid vacation to all employees. The proposal, which requires City Council approval, comes a day after Mr. de Blasio announced a $100 […]

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New York Firefighter Dies After Falling From Belt Parkway in Brooklyn

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A New York City firefighter died on Sunday night after falling off an elevated span of the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn while responding to a car accident, the authorities said. Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: How the Federal Government Shutdown Affects the New York Region

Weather: Coldest day in about a month — wind chills in the teens and 20s, a high of 34 and a vanishing sun. Then rain tonight as the mercury climbs back toward 50. Alternate-side parking: in effect till Jan. 21. ImageA closed Federal Hall stands along Wall Street.CreditSpencer Platt/Getty Images […]

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Why De Blasio Loves ‘The Simpsons’ (and Where He’d Take Homer in New York City)

On Sunday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear as himself — in animated form — on “The Simpsons,” his second time on the show. Mr. de Blasio does not pop up frequently in television shows or films, although he has made cameos on “The Good Wife,” a favorite of […]

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Jailing the Wrong Man: Mug Shot Searches Persist in New York, Despite Serious Risks

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Inside a police station house in Queens about a year ago, St. Clair Steward insisted he had not been involved in a recent shooting. Mr. Steward told the police he had been resting at […]

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What Have the Elites Ever Done for Fox?

“For generations, Republicans have considered it their duty to make the world safe for banking, while simultaneously prosecuting ever more foreign wars. Modern Democrats generally support these goals. There are signs, however, that most people do not….” — Tucker Carlson, Jan. 3. THE SCENE: News Corp. Headquarters, New York City. […]

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