Tag: Brooklyn (NYC)

How to Throw a Romantic Greek Dinner Party

On a recent fall evening in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the sky was shifting colors quickly, from blue-gray to violet, and then swiftly, it was dark. Assembled in the verdant courtyard of the ceramist Cassandra MacLeod’s studio were the friends of the chef Mina Stone, who last week opened her Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Mina’s at MoMA PS1 […]

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Falsely Imprisoned for 23 Years: Now He’s Received $7 Million

Twenty years ago, Derrick Hamilton was at his lowest point: locked in solitary confinement for a murder he insisted he did not commit. Over the next two decades, he slowly crawled his way out of the belly of the beast. He became a jailhouse lawyer, helping his fellow inmates appeal their convictions. Twenty-three years later, […]

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I’ll Have What She’s Having

AT NEW YORK’S Niche Niche, an American restaurant that opened in SoHo in March, 40 dinner guests arrive all at once, at 6 p.m., and are escorted from the entryway to their preassigned seats in a dining room that looks more like a living room, with stuffed chairs and velvet pillows. Fifteen minutes later, the […]

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Brooklyn Bishop Is Accused of Sexual Abuse While a Young Priest

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, the longtime leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, sexually abused an 11-year-old altar boy during his tenure as a young priest in Jersey City in the 1970s, according to a lawyer who helped unleash Boston’s priest abuse scandal. The lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, informed Catholic officials in New Jersey this week […]

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A Sculpture for Brooklyn’s New Golden Age?

Standing at the newly constructed intersection of Tillary and Adams Streets, near the exit from the Brooklyn Bridge, is a new, 22-foot bronze arm with the index finger pointing skyward. Commissioned by New York City’s Percent for Art program, the permanent sculpture was created by Hank Willis Thomas and is titled “Unity” (2019). Is this […]

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A Woman Selling Churros Was Handcuffed. The Police Face a Backlash.

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered the deployment of 500 extra police officers to patrol New York City’s subway, he said the move was needed to tackle a rise in crime. The increased policing set off criticism after several recent bystander videos showed physical altercations between uniformed officers and various people in the subway. Then […]

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2 Die in Jealous Rampage; City’s Third Murder-Suicide in Days

Officers summoned to a Brooklyn apartment discovered the grisly remains of what was once a romance: A 30-year-old man in a jealous rage had shot his former girlfriend in the head, then shot her new boyfriend in the chest before killing himself on Sunday, the police said. The ex-boyfriend, Darnell Solomon, and his former girlfriend, […]

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You Have to Hear This: The Human Beatbox Champion

In the early 1980s, beatboxers backed up rappers when drum machines were unaffordable. Today, the art form remains largely underground and misunderstood. Some people dismiss it as a gimmick. Kaila Mullady wants to change all that. “We are shaking a venue with sub-bass just like any huge D.J.,” she said of beatboxing. “But it’s coming […]

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Why 7 Police Officers Were Blacklisted in Brooklyn

One detective conducted such sloppy eyewitness identification procedures that a judge called the lapses “inconceivable.” Another officer was charged with taking a 14-year-old boy he had arrested on a minor charge to a Staten Island marsh and stranding him there. A third was once suspended from the force for steroid use and had posted on […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Apologizes for Blocking Critic on Twitter

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the firebrand political star known for using her social media savvy to champion her progressive policies, has apologized to a former elected leader from Brooklyn who sued her for blocking him on Twitter. “I have reconsidered my decision to block Dov Hikind from my Twitter account,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New […]

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It’s a Buyers’ Market for Two-Bedrooms

By most measures, it would be absurd to call $1,515,000 for four walls of Sheetrock a bargain. And yet. In Manhattan’s flagging real estate market, that was the median sale price of a two-bedroom apartment last quarter — an 8 percent drop from the same period last year, and the largest discount among studio to […]

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A Filmmaker Bared His Soul. It Ruined His Life.

On the fifth episode of Caveh Zahedi’s “The Show About the Show” — a metadocumentary series that is sort of like if “Scenes From a Marriage” were crossed with “Synecdoche, New York” and then filtered through reality TV and the cheerful low-budget atmosphere of public-access cable but also a completely sui generis work of art […]

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Readers Respond to the Pete Wells Review of Peter Luger: ‘Finally’

When our restaurant critic Pete Wells’s zero-star review of Peter Luger Steak House published on Tuesday, New York Times readers celebrated: At last, someone said it. Readers largely agreed that the famed Brooklyn restaurant’s steaks have been on a long decline and that the service, once brusque but charming, is just off-putting now. Plus, it’s […]

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Police Fatally Shoot Brooklyn Man After He Critically Injures an Officer, Officials Say

The police fatally shot a Brooklyn T-shirt vendor in a nail salon on Friday after he used a chair to hit an officer who was trying to arrest another man, officials said. The officer, who was hit on the head during the altercation, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition, officials said. It was the […]

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Nooses and Blackface: Halloween Decorations Prompt Backlash

Depictions of children hanging from nooses were displayed across the street from an elementary school in Brooklyn. An empty noose swung from a home on Long Island. And in Rockland County, N.Y., three black pumpkins with white eyes, noses and mouths sat on the steps of a small law firm. Carved pumpkins, cottony spider webs […]

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He Got a Bike for His 8th Birthday. He Was Killed Riding It.

The bicycle was a present two years ago for Dalerjon Shahobiddinov’s eighth birthday. He chose the model himself: It was bright orange, sprinkled with black and white dots. “He was so happy and excited to ride it,” said the boy’s father, Djahongir Djalolov. The bike was big and heavy. His father or his older sister […]

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Man Critically Hurt After Being Shot by Officers in Brooklyn, Police Say

A man who was released from prison last week was in critical condition late Tuesday after being shot multiple times by police officers who were on patrol in Brooklyn when they encountered him firing at a second man, the police said. The episode occurred just before 8 p.m. near Baltic and Hoyt Streets outside the […]

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Kickstarter Calls Itself Progressive. But About That Union.

Kickstarter, the Brooklyn-based crowdfunding site, has long tried to stand apart from Silicon Valley, seeking to portray itself as a socially responsible enterprise that cares more about improving the world than putting money in wealthy shareholders’ pockets. Then came the union drive. Earlier this year, a group of Kickstarter employees publicly pressed to form a […]

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An Artist’s Personal Museum in Brooklyn

When Nayland Blake’s ever-expanding vinyl collection threatened to take over their railroad-style one-bedroom apartment in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, the artist and educator, who uses “they” and “them” pronouns, transformed the 2,500 or so records into an immersive installation. Blake, whose work explores the fluidity of race and gender, has long been an accumulator […]

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