Tag: Brooklyn (NYC)

Cyclist Deaths in New York City: Accident or Crime?

When Umar Baig barreled through a red light at a terrifying speed and T-boned an S.U.V., sending it flying across the street into José Alzorriz, a cyclist, the moment was caught on dashboard cameras in Brooklyn. Mr. Alzorriz, 52, a bike-safety enthusiast from Spain, had just rolled up to the traffic light on the opposite […]

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Now Crowding New York’s Streets: Rented Mopeds Going 30 M.P.H.

Competition for precious street space in New York City just keeps growing, with cars, trucks, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians all trying to navigate an increasingly congested city. Now comes another player — mopeds. A moped-sharing program that started modestly with 68 electric vehicles in a small slice of Brooklyn has expanded dramatically in recent weeks […]

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As Shootings Spike in Northern Brooklyn, N.Y.P.D. and Prosecutors Collide

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] On the morning of the New York Police Department’s July crime briefing, the department’s highest ranking officer, Chief Terence A. Monahan, was frustrated. For months, his officers had wrestled with a stubborn spike in gun violence in northern Brooklyn, […]

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R. Kelly Denied Bail; His Lawyer Says Accusers Have ‘Groupie Remorse’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A federal judge in Brooklyn ordered R. Kelly to be held in custody on Friday, citing “the strong possibility of witness tampering” in the singer’s upcoming trial on accusations that he led a long-running criminal scheme to recruit women […]

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Meet the Beetles: Newly Discovered Brooklynites Have 6 Legs

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It’s a classic New York tale: A traveler journeys to the city from abroad, claims a corner of the urban landscape and starts anew, hoping to thrive in a new environment. That familiar immigrant story appeared to be the […]

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New York Knows Its Arts Organizations Have a Diversity Problem. Now What?

In a city that prides itself on both the diversity of its population and its globally recognized cultural institutions, there is a lopsided reality: While about two-thirds of New Yorkers are people of color, two-thirds of the people who run its cultural institutions are white. This disparity is outlined in the results of a new […]

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‘I Just Wish We Could’ve Made It’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It is unclear whether Davion Powell, 18, ever landed one of the punches that got him killed. In the 90-second cellphone recording, Davion tugs another young man down a stoop, fists flailing like a teenage boy on the brink. […]

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Depressed? Here’s a Bench. Talk to Me.

What disease in the world today disables the most people? By many measures, it’s depression — and that holds nearly everywhere, whether you live in Zimbabwe or the United States. In poor countries, virtually no one gets treatment. But even rich countries run short. A survey in 2013 and 2014 found that about half a […]

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N.Y. Power Outages: After 50,000 Lose Electricity, Service Begins to Return

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] More than 21,000 customers were still without electricity in New York City and Westchester County on Monday morning, after 50,000 Con Edison customers lost power on Sunday night during an intense three-day heat wave, officials said. The utility said […]

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Why Beyoncé Is a Fan of These Teenage Singers From Brooklyn

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] “Is Beyoncé Knowles the Beyoncé?” Dianne Berkun Menaker, the founder and artistic director of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, was referring to an email, apparently from Ms. Knowles, during a staff meeting in 2018 at the organization’s headquarters in Cobble […]

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El Chapo ‘Tried to Kill Me’: A Final Witness Confronts the Drug Lord

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Time and again at the trial of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, figures from his past braved retaliation from the Sinaloa cartel to testify about his heinous crimes. There was the professional assassin […]

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Camping on Staten Island, an Outdoor Adventure Without Leaving N.Y.C.

You’re reading Summer in the City, our limited-edition newsletter that rounds up the best things to do in New York City during the hottest season of the year. Sign up here to get future editions delivered to your inbox. The Game Plan What to do The next time someone asks you about your weekend plans, […]

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El Chapo Sentenced to Life, Ending Notorious Criminal Career

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison, ending one of modern history’s most brutal and notorious criminal careers. The life sentence, mandated by law as a result […]

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El Chapo Sentencing: An Epic Criminal Career Nears Its Final Chapter

When Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, walks into court on Wednesday and is sentenced, by law, to life in prison, it will likely close the book on a criminal career unparalleled in its scope and celebrity since Al Capone’s. But as with everything in the Guzmán case, getting to […]

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De Blasio Is on the Wrong Side of Gun Prosecution Reforms

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York took a break from his long-shot presidential campaign this week to attack a program in Brooklyn that keeps young people who’ve been convicted of having an unlicensed gun out of prison. It was a strange move. Brooklyn’s diversion program is doing good, not harm, the evidence shows. It’s […]

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A 72-Foot Spire and a 116-Year-Old Tradition in Need of a Few Brooklyn Hipsters

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Seven men — three generations of Brooklyn-bred Italian-Americans — climbed up and down a 72-foot tall aluminum spire as they hoisted a statue of San Paolino, an Italian saint, by rope and pulley to the very top. “I haven’t […]

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Cooking, Dancing, Hoping: A Day in the Life of a Smorgasburg Food Stall

By midafternoon on a recent Saturday, Ana Fernández was sore. She rolled her neck from side to side, nursing an old injury she’d suffered after a tear-gas canister hit her at a protest in Caracas, Venezuela. This is her first season running a food stall, Váyalo Cocina (“Let’s Go Kitchen” in Spanish), at Smorgasburg, the […]

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