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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 →

The Neediest Cases Fund: Once Pregnant and Homeless, a Young Mother Brims With Ambition

November 7, 2017 The Neediest Cases Fund By JOHN OTIS Any time there was a dispute in her family, Precious Colón made it her mission to get to the bottom of it. “If there was an argument in the house,”… 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 →

Mayor de Blasio’s Big Experiment: Making Police Officers Nicer

By J. DAVID GOODMAN and AL BAKER November 5, 2017 The grim campaign ads portended carnage to come: New York City, in the hands of a Democratic mayor, thrust back into the days of squeegee men, street prostitutes and 2,000 murders a year. Yet four… Continue Reading →

Party Coverage: Scene City: Honors and Costumes

Benefits were held last week for the Women’s Media Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fabulous Fund Fair and the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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

New York Today: New York Today: Inside a Manhattan House of Horror

October 31, 2017 New York Today By JONATHAN WOLFE Good mourning on this drafty Halloween. During evenings in October, Angie Hansen can be found dressed in a soiled baby-doll dress and pigtails, screaming for help in a blood-spattered morgue. Ms…. Continue Reading →

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 →

‘Story of Sacrifice and Survival’ Finds Home at Harlem Hospital

By JEFFERY C. MAYS October 24, 2017 It was the first time the 18 panels of the mahogany relief carving had been placed side by side since Maria King Wallace found them leaning against a wall on a dirt floor in the artist’s… Continue Reading →

City College Delays Appointing President After Leaders’ Criticism

By DAVID W. CHEN October 23, 2017 It’s not a done deal — yet. The City University of New York, bowing to pressure from prominent African-American leaders from Harlem, on Monday postponed the anticipated appointment of the next president of City College, its… 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 →

Q&A: From Cuisine to Apps, Marcus Samuelsson Is Dedicated to Diversity

The chef wants his Red Rooster restaurants in New York and London to be expressions of black culture, and he celebrates Harlem history in a new tour app.

Leaders Criticize City College’s Likely Choice for Next President

By DAVID W. CHEN October 22, 2017 Describing themselves as “extremely disappointed,” a group of prominent political, religious and community leaders from Harlem is lodging an unexpected 11th-hour protest against the expected next president of the City College of New York. Former Gov…. 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

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