Tag: New York City

Police Widow Spent $410,000 on Herself That Should Have Gone to Slain Officers’ Families, Officials Say

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Lorraine Shanley’s husband was a New York City police officer who died in the line of duty, and in the years after his death, she became active in a charity that supports the families of other officers who died […]

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New York Today: Offensive History, Revisited

Weather: Grab the umbrella. Expect rain early in the day, throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today for Purim. ImageA diorama at the American Museum of Natural History now points out its own inaccuracies.CreditAndrea Mohin/The New York Times Visiting the American Museum of Natural History often feels like a New York […]

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Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — With New York’s upstate casinos struggling, some state officials are considering the once unthinkable: putting casinos in New York City itself. Representatives from major gaming companies have been meeting this week with lawmakers in Albany, including the […]

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The Rise and Fall of the New York Wheel

In 2008, Meir Laufer, a small-time New York real estate developer, was taking a spin aboard the London Eye, the 443-foot ferris wheel on the banks of the Thames, when he decided on a scheme: He would bring a similarly enormous ferris wheel to New York, but make it even bigger. When he got back […]

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New York Today: Why Were Only 7 Black Students Offered Seats at Stuyvesant?

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Wednesday — Today’s the first day of spring (also known as the vernal equinox, when there are equal periods of daytime and nighttime across the globe). Weather: Grab the sunglasses again. It’ll be bright, with temperatures starting in the upper 30s and expected […]

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Slaughterbound Calf Escapes on Expressway, Earning New Name and a Life of Leisure

The slaughterhouses of New York City have witnessed one daring escape after another in recent days, as first a lamb and then a goat and now a calf have managed to break free and make a run for it. The male calf was found trotting north up the Major Deegan Expressway near Yankee Stadium in […]

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New York Today: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Top ‘Villain’ in Amazon Pullout, Poll Finds

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Tuesday. Tomorrow, spring officially begins. Weather: Grab the sunglasses. It’ll be sunny today and tomorrow. Temperatures start in the mid-30s, then climb to the upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (suspended Thursday for Purim). ImageCreditPete Marovich for The New York Times […]

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New York Today: Ocasio-Cortez Is Top ‘Villain’ in Amazon Pullout, Poll Finds

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Tuesday. Tomorrow, spring officially begins. Weather: Grab the sunglasses. It’ll be sunny today and tomorrow. Temperatures start in the mid-30s, then climb to the upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (suspended Thursday for Purim). ImageCreditPete Marovich for The New York Times […]

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Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Only a tiny number of black students were offered admission to the highly selective public high schools in New York City on Monday, raising the pressure on officials to confront the decades-old challenge of integrating New York’s elite public […]

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New York Today: Hudson Yards: The Making of a $25 Billion Neighborhood

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Monday. The first official day of spring is two days away. Weather: A slight chance of flurries early in the morning, but turning sunny and rising to the mid-40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (suspended Thursday for Purim). ImageThe Vessel at Hudson […]

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All the Crime, All the Time: How Citizen Works

Open Citizen and you will see a familiar blue location dot — that’s you! — surrounded by other, often larger dots, in red and yellow. Each represents an incident, either of the “Recent” or “Trending” variety, that has recently been reported in your proximity, and that may even be unfolding at the very moment. A Thursday […]

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A Gotti Was Released From Prison, Then the Gambino Boss Was Killed. Is There a Connection?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] While Gene Gotti was in prison in the 1990s, he hatched a plan with a Gambino family associate: They would keep up a strict workout routine at the prison gym, federal agents learned. They had to stay in shape, […]

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New York Today: Frank Cali’s Killing, the Gambino Family and the State of the Mob

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Friday. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Brooklyn native, is 86 today. Weather: Grab the umbrella. Today will be wet and cloudy — but warm. The weekend will be sunnier and drier. Alternate-side parking: In effect through Wednesday, then suspended Thursday for Purim. ImageThe […]

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New York Today: Trump, Manafort and the New York Inquiries, Explained

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Thursday. Happy Pi Day! (As in 3.14) Weather: Great news: It may reach 60 degrees today and tomorrow. Bad news: it may rain tomorrow. Alternate-side parking: In effect until March 21 (Purim). ImageCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign […]

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Artist Spotlight: Bella McGoldrick

A collection of hyper realistic drawings by New York City-based artist Bella McGoldrick. Created using coloured pencils and markers, McGoldrick’s large format works focus on used objects found along her travels: “I work on subjects that reflect a feeling of nostalgia and brashness, using the cracks, folds and rips to bring excitement into the drawing… […]

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New York Today: How the Superrich Leave Their Mark on New York

Weather: Sunny skies. The temperatures will get into the mid-40s, but the windchill may have you reaching for a scarf. Alternate-side parking: In effect until March 21 (Purim). ImageCreditHolly Pickett for The New York Times The real estate mogul Harry Macklowe erected 42-foot-tall photographs of himself and his new wife […]

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Bill De Blasio Allies Call Possible 2020 Presidential Bid ‘F*cking Insane’

Out of over 30 of Bill de Blasio’s own aides, just two believe he should make a run for the Oval Office. “I believe Bill de Blasio has 100 percent the right message; I’m just not so sure he’s the right messenger,” said City Hall adviser Rebecca Katz, who also worked in his campaign. An individual […]

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How the Supreme Court Could Bring More Guns to New York City

A case before the Supreme Court this term could significantly affect whether densely populated cities like New York have the right to set their own gun policies. At a glance, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York is a limited dispute. It pits residents who […]

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New York Today: Every Uniformed Patrol Officer in New York Now Wears a Body Camera

Weather: Is it spring? Today’s temperatures may reach 50 or so. Tomorrow and the next day, look for the mid-40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until March 21 (Purim). ImagePolice officers with body cameras in 2017, the year the department began distributing them.CreditSam Hodgson for The New York Times The Times’s […]

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