Tag: Brooklyn (NYC)

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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Judge Obstructed Justice in $10 Million Corruption Case, U.S. Says

ImageJustice Sylvia G. Ash faces federal obstruction of justice charges related to corruption at the Municipal Credit Union. When the former chief executive of the Municipal Credit Union pleaded guilty last year to stealing nearly $10 million from the 500,000-member financial institution, federal prosecutors said he had gone to some lengths to hide his long-running […]

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An Artist Who Works to Lana Del Rey and the Hum of Cable News

Jacolby Satterwhite has spent the past decade making highly wrought digitally animated science-fiction worlds and irreverent modern dance pieces that draw on vogueing and martial arts. But he considers his two current shows, in New York and Philadelphia, to be “the final draft, conceptually, of what I was trying to say for years.” While Satterwhite […]

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For Churches, a Temptation to Sell

The Church of the Redeemer, at Pacific and Fourth Avenues in Brooklyn, had been closed to the public since 2010.CreditChristopher Lee for The New York Times A rendering of Five Six One Pacific, which is being built on the site of the church.Creditrendering by Visualisation One The sight of old spires squeezed between new towering […]

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Private Parking Goes Deluxe

Parking, like so much else in New York City, is going upscale. With their herringbone-pattern ceilings, app-based vehicle-retrieval systems and furnished waiting rooms, garages currently being constructed in residential developments seem designed to take the lowly parking spot to new heights. Even more significant may be the fact that the facilities are often private, aimed […]

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Tekashi 69: Can He Disappear After Testifying Against the Bloods?

For three short days in September, the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was back in his element: blowing up the internet. Abandoning his brand as a professional agitator, the Instagram celebrity became a star witness for the federal government, and testified at length about fellow rappers and his former crew, the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. But when […]

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The Dolphins Are Awful. Brian Flores Is Fine.

DAVIE, Fla. — Before agreeing to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins last winter, Brian Flores consulted his former high school coach in Brooklyn. The response was, sure you’ll have to face New England twice a year, but even Bill Belichick has to retire at some point. “They won’t be great forever,” Dino […]

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The 19th-Century Troll Who Hated Dirty Postcards and Sex Toys

In the 1870s, New York City was a haven for artists and radicals. But it was also the nursery for a new kind of moral activism. Led by Anthony Comstock, the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice became a media sensation by targeting feminists in a culture war over obscenity and birth control. […]

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Jacqueline Woodson Transformed Children’s Literature. Now She’s Writing for Herself.

When Jacqueline Woodson’s mother died, late in the summer of 2009, the writer and her siblings had to sort out what to do with the Brooklyn building where they spent much of their childhoods. Their mother bought a three-story townhouse in the Bushwick neighborhood decades earlier, for only $30,000, and by the time she died, […]

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Workers Accuse Chipotle, the ‘Food With Integrity’ Company, of Abuses

Steve Vidal had worked at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Brooklyn for two years, moving from burrito folder to service manager, when he finally decided to quit last summer. He said he grew frustrated of last-minute changes to his schedule, of managers retaliating against employees who complained by cutting their hours and of a murky sick-leave […]

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Phone Service Problems Leave More Than a Dozen Hospitals Unable to Take Calls

More than a dozen hospitals in and around New York City lost phone service on Friday night, hampering their ability to answer the incoming calls of relatives who were seeking to speak with patients or check on their status. Hospital officials said that there was no danger to patients and that they were making contingency […]

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Rats Have Ruled New York for 355 Years. Can a Mystery Bucket Stop Them?

Traps. Poison. Birth control. Dry ice. And now, what city officials are touting as a high-tech solution: drowning. New York has attempted to eradicate its teeming rat population for 355 years and counting. On Thursday, the latest tactic in the Sisyphean effort was unveiled, with great fanfare, by Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president. It […]

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49 Good Reasons to Make a Restaurant Reservation

Change is the only constant in New York, and each season brings a host of new options for diners weary of the same old, same old. There are bigger, better food halls to lure the lunch crowd, and breweries and bars to tempt after work. Veteran chefs with solid reputations are taking risks, while unproven […]

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After Rape Case Unravels, Ex-Detectives Plead Guilty to Lesser Crimes

In 2017, two New York Police Department detectives faced more than 40 sexual-abuse charges and 25 years in prison after they were accused of handcuffing an 18-year-old woman and raping her in the back of a police van. Over the course of nearly two years, the case slowly unraveled as lawyers in the case disclosed […]

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The City’s Most Hated Bridge Gets a Nearly $1 Billion Makeover

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A drive over the Kosciuszko Bridge, once known for traffic jams that could provoke the most sedate motorists into shouting expletives, prompted a different reaction from drivers and cyclists on Thursday: astonishment. And that was during New York’s morning […]

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Every Parent’s Nightmare: A Teenage Girl and an Uber Driver With His Own Plan

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It was late on a Friday night in a Long Island beach town, and a 15-year-old girl was trying to get home from a party. So, like many teenagers in similar situations, she got in an Uber. The ride-sharing […]

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