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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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,”…

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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…

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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…

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