Tag: Brooklyn (NYC)

A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens

SURFACING At a new cabaret, queens and L.G.B.T.Q. Arabs can party freely. ImageThe drag queen Koko Rokoko performing in New York in May.CreditDevin Yalkin for The New York Times On a humid Friday evening in May, Ana Masreya rushed from her job at a talent agency in Midtown East to her Bedford–Stuyvesant apartment. She only […]

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The Roots’ Guitarist on Finding Sanctuary in Brooklyn

Four years ago, when the Grammy Award-winning guitarist “Captain” Kirk Douglas began scouting new quarters for his family, he didn’t have to look long and he didn’t have to go far. There was a three-bedroom apartment a few floors up and several doors over from the one-bedroom rental he shared with his wife, Charlotte Holst […]

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Nxivm Trial: Allison Mack Lured Woman Into Sex Cult, She Says

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The young actress from California was at a low point during her first winter after moving to New York City when Allison Mack invited her to join Nxivm, a purported self-help group near Albany. The woman, who was identified […]

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Why Violence Is Up in Pockets of Brooklyn

Weather: Expect more of the same. There is a chance of showers, with thunderstorms, in the afternoon and evening. The high should reach the mid-70s. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today for Solemnity of the Ascension. ImageA crime scene in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.CreditChristopher Lee for The New York Times Over the Memorial Day weekend, one person was […]

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Why Violence Is Spiking in Pockets of Brooklyn, Even as the City Gets Safer

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The sun was just setting on Memorial Day when gunshots ripped across St. Andrew’s Playground on Atlantic Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Three teenagers were wounded in the gunfire, the youngest being 16. It was one of six shootings during the […]

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