Tag: Long Island (NY)

The Racism Right Before Our Eyes

Most of our public discourse about racism — when it’s not about violence or monuments or presidential rhetoric — is about white privilege, implicit bias and structural racism. Instead of specific actors, we tend to focus on forces that don’t actually implicate anyone in particular. Those forces are real. And those conversations are important. Racial […]

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What Happens When Black People Search for Suburban Homes

One Long Island real estate agent told a black man that houses in a predominantly white neighborhood were too expensive for his budget. But the same agent showed houses in the same neighborhood to a white man with the same amount of money to spend. Another real estate agent warned a white home buyer about […]

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Man in Sex Kidnapping Case Had Zip Ties and Ropes, U.S. Says

The woman thought she was meeting a man who was going to pay her to have sex. Instead, prosecutors said, he tried to kidnap her, forcing her into his car violently and driving off to a secluded location. The woman escaped by throwing herself out of the moving vehicle. The man returned later with a […]

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‘Incomprehensible’ Numbers: How Republicans Are Losing New York Suburbs

Well before Representative Peter King announced that he would retire next year, enough evidence existed that his prospects for re-election on Long Island as a Republican were narrowing. Like so many suburban areas around the country, Long Island is undergoing a profound political shift, a transformation evident in the voter rolls, in the county seats, […]

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After Schumer Praised the Retiring Rep. King, Some Democrats Jeered

Maybe he just should have called. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York responded to the announcement on Monday that Representative Peter King, the Long Island Republican, was retiring by publishing a warm tribute to Mr. King on Twitter. Such an across-the-aisle embrace has long been par for the course on occasions of retirement, death or […]

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A Military Camera Said ‘Made in U.S.A.’ The Screen Was in Chinese.

The surveillance cameras and other equipment that Aventura Technologies sold for years to the United States military looked like solid American products, packaged in boxes with “Made in the U.S.A.” labels and stars-and-stripes logos. The items were installed throughout government agencies, including on aircraft carriers and a Department of Energy facility. Then last year, a […]

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The Baymen’s Nightmare: All the Scallops Are Dead

You could tell it was going to be a bad scallop season just by looking in the parking lot of the Shelter Island Yacht Club. When the scallops are abundant, gulls pluck them from shallows, drop them on the macadam from a height, and swoop down to eat the meat from the cracked shell. This […]

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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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Patrick Day, Boxer Who Suffered Brain Injury in Bout, Dies at 27, Promoter Says

Four days after being knocked unconscious in a super welterweight title fight, Patrick Day, a former New York Golden Gloves champion and Long Island native, died on Wednesday. He was 27. Day had been in a coma since Saturday night, when he fell to the canvas and hit his head after his opponent, Charles Conwell, […]

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Woman Killed Her Lover and Then Set His House on Fire, Police Say

When a fire engulfed a home on Long Island in November, it did not just take the life of a 75-year-old man. After a nearly 10-month investigation, the police now say that it also ended a tumultuous 20-year relationship between the man and his lover, Jennifer E. Gross, that had been mired in violence, theft […]

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The Man Devoted to Radical Italian Design

DENNIS FREEDMAN WAS living in a rent-stabilized postwar apartment on Manhattan’s Beekman Place in 1998 when, while browsing an auction catalog, he saw the object that would change his life. Nearly four feet wide, the polyurethane foam Capitello sculpture-cum-lounge chair resembles the top of an Ionic column that has broken off and tumbled to earth. […]

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In Montauk, a Garden Runs Delightfully Amok

THE GRASS THAT blankets the only sizable expanse of lawn in Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch’s two-acre Montauk garden is about a hand’s width high and grows in lush whorls, like the coat of an English cocker spaniel. Standefer and Alesch — who in 2002 founded the New York-based design studio Roman and Williams (perhaps […]

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A Pit Bull Was Strangled by a Neighbor. Then Came #JusticeforRex.

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — It began as a small-scale neighborhood dispute between a Shih Tzu and a pit bull named Rex. A goldendoodle soon entered the mix. The trouble did not really begin until the humans got involved. By the time the dust had settled and the police had arrived, the pit bull was dead […]

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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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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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Weinstein Wants Trial Moved Because of His 11,000 Page Six Mentions

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful movie mogul who put Manhattan’s skyline in the Miramax logo, wants his trial on sexual assault charges moved out of New York City, arguing that the intense media scrutiny makes it impossible for jurors to […]

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Child Sex Abuse: Why the Church and Other N.Y. Institutions Face a Reckoning

Major institutions across New York State, from the Catholic Church to the Boy Scouts of America to elite private schools, are bracing for a deluge of lawsuits now that adults who said they were sexually abused as children will be entitled to pursue formal legal action. New York joined more than a dozen states this […]

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The Stolen Car Was Going 154 M.P.H. Five People Ended Up Dead.

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — On a short stretch of Route 25, which bisects most of Long Island, the stores and gas stations stop, and all that surrounds the road are trees from the Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest. The McCoy family had hit that serene patch in Suffolk County, heading east in their Mazda […]

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