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Bus Lane Blocked, He Trained His Computer to Catch Scofflaws

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Advertisement Alex Bell hates it when the designated bike lane he is pedaling down is blocked. So, too, do many cycling New Yorkers. But Mr. Bell hates it so much that he has tried to do something about…

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New York Today: New York Today: The City’s Claim to Shakespeare

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Advertisement Good morning on this pleasant Thursday. “Beware the ides of March.” That Shakespearean warning, which foreshadowed the assassination of Julius Caesar, sounds less ominous centuries later on a sunny day in New York. In fact, these days…

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Nearly 5 Decades Later, Man Who Killed New York Officers Wins Parole

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Advertisement After the New York City police officers Joseph A. Piagentini and Waverly M. Jones were fatally shot outside a housing project in Harlem in 1971, the Black Liberation Army, an offshoot of the Black Panther Party, took…

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New York Today: New York Today: Overlooked Women in Our City

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Advertisement Good morning on this spotty Monday. The New York Times, as part of a new project called Overlooked, has published obituaries for 15 extraordinary women who were not given one at the time of their deaths. Among…

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Al Sharpton, Reconsidered

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“When I was born,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said through a plume of smoke, “you had all these movements. You had the anti-Vietnam War movement, you had the Panthers, you had King’s nonviolent movement, you had N.A.A.C.P., you…

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New York Today: New York Today: A Holiday Market for El Barrio

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Tuesday: A seaonal market pops up in East Harlem, a klezmer Hanukkah celebration, and a noise-beating bill.

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

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Karma has finally come for New York’s wildly outdated Cabaret Law: The bizarre, almost century-old regulation that makes it illegal to dance in more than 99 percent of the city’s bars is expected to get yanked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

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

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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…

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

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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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