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New York Is Finally Repealing Its 91-Year-Old Law That Bans Dancing in Bars

Karma has finally come for New York’s wildly outdated Cabaret Law: The bizarre, almost century-old regulation that makes it illegal to dance in more than 99 percent of the city’s bars is expected to get yanked tomorrow when City Council… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: Do Dogs Need Winter Coats?

December 7, 2017 New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE Good morning on this shining, shivering Thursday. When wintry weather comes to New York City, you can be sure of a few things: Taxis will be hard to hail, subway… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: How Trains Helped Create the Holidays

December 6, 2017 New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE All aboard on this semi-sunny Wednesday. There’s one train show at Grand Central Terminal and another at the New York Botanical Garden. Vintage subway cars are making special runs, model… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: A Quest to Define ‘Upstate’

November 29, 2017 New York Today By JONATHAN WOLFE Good morning on this unseasonably warm Wednesday. At what point along the 300-mile journey from New York City to the Canadian border would you consider yourself “upstate”? Ask three New Yorkers,… Continue Reading →

Harlem Holiday Windows 2017 kicks-off Wednesday, November 29th

November 28, 2017 Harlem Holiday Windows 2017 kicks-off Wednesday, November 29th   HTBlog Ready for the Holidays?  2017 HARLEM HOLIDAY WINDOWS are set to light up Lenox Avenue with two special events on Wednesday, November 29th at 6pm and Saturday, December… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: Chicago Pizza vs. the New York Slice

November 16, 2017 New York Today By JONATHAN WOLFE Good morning on this wettish Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary tweeted on Saturday that a Chicago pizzeria was better than any other pizza out there — including New York…. Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: Subway Announcements Get a Human Touch

November 13, 2017 New York Today By JONATHAN WOLFE Good morning on this bleak Monday. Travel on the subway today and you may hear singing, snoring, panhandling and “showtime” music, but you’ll no longer hear the phrase “ladies and gentlemen.”… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: A Century of Women Voting

November 6, 2017 New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE Good morning on this muddled Monday. One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote in New York. “We think of it as a simple wave-that-banner, raise-that-picket, but it… Continue Reading →

A Seed Artist Germinates History

A Seed Artist Germinates History By ANNIE CORREAL October 31, 2017 Amaranth, which grows wild in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is among the plants introduced to New York via ships’ ballast long ago. It will be included in “Seeds of Change,” an exploration

After 91 Years, New York Will Let Its People Boogie

By ANNIE CORREAL October 30, 2017 A nearly century-old law that turned New York bars into no-dancing zones, prevented singers like Billie Holiday and Ray Charles from performing and drew protest from Frank Sinatra, is finally set to be struck down. The… Continue Reading →

Side Street: On the Mainland, a Duty to Help Puerto Rico

October 29, 2017 Side Street By DAVID GONZALEZ After a month of silence since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Edwin Aponte finally made contact last week with the world beyond his town of Coamo. It came via a Facebook post,… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: A ‘Maritime Forest’ Where Sandy’s Waters Rose

October 27, 2017 New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE Good morning on this flawless Friday. How can trees protect us from another Hurricane Sandy? Five years after the storm — which slammed into the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012,… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: Surviving a 1-in-1,000 Diagnosis

October 26, 2017 New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE and JONATHAN WOLFE Good morning on this spotty Thursday. Andrew Panagy was in the 1 percent. “Not exactly the 1 percent of the population I aspire to be with, but… Continue Reading →

In the Running: For Bo Dietl, the Campaign Show Goes Wherever He Does

In the Running By J. DAVID GOODMAN October 25, 2017 Richard A. Dietl, known to most by the percussive nickname Bo, climbed the stairs of a subway platform at Union Square in Manhattan when he bumped into a man who knew him from… Continue Reading →

The Ad Campaign: Dietl Ad: Mayor de Blasio ‘Turned His Back on Dead Cops’

October 24, 2017 The Ad Campaign By J. DAVID GOODMAN Bo Dietl, the businessman and former police detective who is running for mayor of New York City as an independent, will begin airing his first 30-second television advertisement of the… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: Our Pastime Goes West

October 24, 2017 New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE Good morning on this temperamental Tuesday. Baseball began in our backyard. (Although scholars squabble about the specifics.) Some say the sport originated in 1839 in Cooperstown, N.Y., though that myth… Continue Reading →

In New York, an Influential First Lady Redefines the Position

In New York, an Influential First Lady Redefines the Position By SHANE GOLDMACHER October 20, 2017 Chirlane McCray in the backyard of Gracie Mansion; she has taken on a far more expansive role in guiding city government than previous first ladies of

New York City’s Libraries Will Forgive All Children’s Fines

By SARAH MASLIN NIR and JEFFERY C. MAYS October 18, 2017 Library books are free, until they aren’t: Patrons who rack up $15 in late fees at the city’s public libraries are blocked from taking out more books until the fine is paid. Among those with… Continue Reading →

In the Running: Nicole Malliotakis, a Child of Immigrants and Conservatism

In the Running By WILLIAM NEUMAN October 18, 2017 During nearly seven years as a Republican in the New York State Assembly, Nicole Malliotakis earned a reputation for embracing unpopular stances in the Democrat-controlled chamber, opposing minimum wage increases, paid family leave,… Continue Reading →

On Health, de Blasio Focuses on Crises and Inequality

By MARC SANTORA October 16, 2017 Four years ago, Bill de Blasio, then the city’s public advocate and a mere mayoral hopeful, took part in a rally in Midtown Manhattan to protest the imminent closure of Long Island College Hospital. Surrounded by… Continue Reading →

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