Tag: Manhattan (NYC)

Margaret Morton, Photographer at Home With the Homeless, Dies at 71

From her apartment on East 10th Street in Manhattan, Margaret Morton had a front row view of the homeless encampments that engulfed Tompkins Square Park in the late 1980s. As she walked to work at Cooper Union, where she was a professor, she began to photograph these improvised structures, showing the ways people were moved […]

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Real Estate Prices Fall Sharply in New York

The coronavirus has dealt a blow to the Manhattan real estate market unmatched in recent history, and the prospects of a near-term recovery remain unclear. The number of closed sales in the second quarter were down 54 percent compared to the same period last year, the largest decline in at least 30 years, according to […]

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Why Surviving Covid Might Come Down to Which NYC Hospital Admits You

In Queens, the borough with the most coronavirus cases and the fewest hospital beds per capita, hundreds of patients languished in understaffed wards, often unwatched by nurses or doctors. Some died after removing oxygen masks to go to the bathroom. In hospitals in impoverished neighborhoods around the boroughs, some critically ill patients were put on […]

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More Space, Same Address

Until recently, Lisa Quach and her boyfriend shared a studio in Mercedes House, a zigzagging rental complex in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. And although they had dreamed of a larger place before the coronavirus pandemic, the 484-square-foot apartment certainly met their needs. The studio “was exactly what we needed because we were not […]

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These Are the Heartbreaking Belongings That Covid Victims Left Behind

When virus patients died, New York hospitals were faced with a sensitive problem: What to do with thousands of personal items? June 29, 2020 ImageMount Sinai Hospital collected and stored Rafael Eli’s belongings soon after his death in April. Rafael Eli, 68, stopped breathing in the early hours of April 16 after having spent 18 […]

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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist Again?

At Dr. Todd Bertman’s office, the receptionist wears a plastic face shield. So do the hygienist and the nine doctors in the practice in Manhattan’s East Village. Dr. Bertman reopened the office two weeks ago after closing it in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In another change from the past, he has switched […]

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Inside Barr’s Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in N.Y.

Shortly after he became attorney general last year, William P. Barr set out to challenge a signature criminal case that touched President Trump’s inner circle directly, and even the president’s own actions: the prosecution of Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s longtime fixer. The debate between Mr. Barr and the federal prosecutors who brought the case […]

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A Bridge From Queens to Manhattan, but No Cars Allowed

New York City has taken street space away from cars for dozens of pedestrian plazas and for hundreds of miles of bike lanes that make up the largest urban bike network in the nation. It has significantly expanded those efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, adding more than 40 miles of open streets for pedestrians and […]

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Her Virus Test Came Back Positive. 3 Hours Later, She Had a Baby.

Rebecca Arian, a few hours into labor at a Brooklyn hospital, was balancing on her hands and knees, trying to ease a biting contraction in her lower abdomen with no painkillers. Then her midwife walked into the room and delivered upsetting news: Ms. Arian, 32, had tested positive for the coronavirus. While Ms. Arian tried […]

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U.S. Soldier Admits Plotting With Neo-Nazi Cult to Kill Fellow Troops

An Army private has confessed to sharing secret information with a satanic neo-Nazi cult in a plot to attack his own military unit while it was overseas and to cause “the deaths of as many of his fellow service members as possible,” federal prosecutors in Manhattan said on Monday. The private, Ethan Phelan Melzer, was […]

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For Barr, Standoff With Prosecutor Adds to String of Miscues

WASHINGTON — From the onset of his tenure, William P. Barr has been billed as the attorney general that President Trump was looking for. And Mr. Barr has taken some pride in this role, telling Fox News this past weekend that he speaks with the president “very regularly.” But for a man who projects unswerving […]

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Trump Fired Her Boss. Now She’s Taking Cases That Incensed White House.

One Friday afternoon in August of 2018, lawyers for President Trump’s longtime fixer, Michael D. Cohen, made a final bid for leniency to federal prosecutors in Manhattan. He was facing charges including that he paid hush money on Mr. Trump’s behalf to an adult film star during the 2016 campaign. Audrey Strauss, one of two […]

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Trump Fires Berman After Tensions Rose Over Inquiries

President Trump on Saturday personally fired the United States Attorney in Manhattan, Geoffrey S. Berman, whose office has pursued one case after another that has rankled the president and his allies, putting his former personal lawyer in prison and investigating his current one. It was the culmination of an extraordinary clash after years of tension […]

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Who Can Fire a Court-Appointed U.S. Attorney? A New Legal Fight, Explained

WASHINGTON — The declaration by the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan that he would stay in his job despite Attorney General William P. Barr’s attempt to fire him raised not just the mystery of what was behind Mr. Barr’s move, but also a legal question: Who has the authority to remove him? No definitive and […]

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Missing Those Old Familiar Places

OK, I’ve finally gone around the bend. I’m sitting in my Manhattan studio and listening to the “Colonel Bogey March” from “The Bridge on the River Kwai” on YouTube. I’m checking out other Mitch Miller hits that were on some record my parents had more than a half-century ago. I’m even singing along to old […]

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Why Rents Haven’t Dropped in New York City

As hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers have fled the city to wait out the coronavirus pandemic, renters who have stayed in their apartments are wondering if and when rents might fall. With so many fewer people in the city and the region just now taking tentative steps toward reopening, many tenants have hoped and […]

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‘When Am I Coming Home?’: A Tough Month Inside a Virus Recovery Unit

Charlie Blueweiss, 33, woke up believing he was in a secret infirmary in an airport somewhere, maybe in China. He was certain someone was stalking him; threatening messages seemed to keep appearing on screens around him. As his confusion — which is common among Covid-19 patients who have spent a long stint on a mechanical […]

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The ‘Poisoned’ Shake Shack Milkshakes and an N.Y.P.D. on Edge

Around 8:30 p.m. Monday, officials said, three New York City police officers stopped for milkshakes at a Shake Shack restaurant in Lower Manhattan. The drinks had a bitter taste, and the officers began to feel sick. They were soon on their way to a hospital to be treated for possible poisoning, with reports quickly spreading […]

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Tessa Majors Death: 14-Year-Old Is Sentenced to 18 Months in Detention

Tessa Majors, a first-year Barnard College student, was fatally stabbed in a Manhattan park in December. Credit…via Majors family A teenager who admitted taking part in a mugging that preceded the stabbing death of a Barnard College student was sentenced on Monday to up to 18 months in a juvenile detention center, where he will undergo […]

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How a Virus Triage Tent Became a Serene Oasis for Health Care Workers

On a rare quiet evening in late May, Dr. Dahlia Rizk asked her staff to join her by a campfire. They sat together for more than an hour, sharing the overwhelming horrors and occasional triumphs they’d experienced while treating the coronavirus, as the sounds of burning logs crackled in the background and a bright orange […]

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Two Men Are Accused of Posing as New York Police Officers in Armed Robbery

Two men are accused of dressing up as New York police officers and robbing a Manhattan jewelry store of $150,000 in valuables as the city braced for another day of large protests, the authorities said. The men, Ismael Igartua and Jose Rodriguez, both 59, were each charged with robbery conspiracy, robbery, brandishing a firearm and […]

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Solving the Mystery of What Became of J.F.K.’s Other Patrol Boat

For decades, countless motorists and boaters have passed North Cove, a small recess along the Manhattan side of the Harlem River, unaware that a piece of presidential history may well have been embedded in the muddy bottom. That historical remnant may have finally come to light. Late last month, watched by a group of onlookers […]

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Prince Andrew and U.S. Prosecutor in Nasty Dispute Over Epstein Case

For four months, federal prosecutors in New York have been locked in a nasty public spat with Prince Andrew of Britain about what they say is his refusal to aid their investigation into allegations of sex trafficking and other crimes by the financier Jeffrey Epstein and his associates. In March, Geoffrey S. Berman, the United […]

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Minneapolis Police Narrative Is Challenged in Bystander Video

The Minneapolis police statement was short and sanitized. An allegation of forgery. A suspect who “appeared to be under the influence,” who “physically resisted officers” and who appeared to be “suffering medical distress.” The video that emerged hours later told a drastically different story. It showed a police officer pressing his knee into the suspect’s […]

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Gallery Sues Landlord, Claiming Covid-19 Shutdown Voids Lease

In early March, the Venus Over Manhattan gallery on the Upper East Side mounted an exhibition of paintings, drawings and wall reliefs by the artist Roy De Forest, the biggest presentation of his work in New York City since 1975. But the show’s prospects may have been limited when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New […]

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What About the Plants?

Like many of his friends, Jake Foster considered leaving his Brooklyn apartment and retreating to his parents’ home in Dallas to escape the endless drumbeat of coronavirus. But first he had to devise a plan for his 60 house plants. He thought about rigging up a drip watering system, but it was beyond his engineering […]

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A New Spot for Basque Dishes to Go Opens in the SoHo

Headliner Haizea What does it take to open a restaurant in the midst of a pandemic? Mikel de Luis, the chef and the owner of a tiny, contemporary Basque-style spot whose opening was postponed by two months, will now test the waters, going takeout-only. “It’s been frustrating not to open,” he said, adding, “It’s time […]

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‘I Feel Like a Hero’: A Day in the Life of a Grocery Delivery Man

When he heard the news about the coronavirus pandemic and the citywide shutdown, Gerald Timothee called his family back home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He wondered how long he could keep his job delivering groceries for the Instacart app with the deadly airborne disease running rampant. And how long would it be before the disease overtook […]

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The Museum Is Closed, but Its Tomato Man Soldiers On

The halls of the Guggenheim Museum are pretty quiet these days, with mostly just its ghosts and some security guards as company for the art. Oh, and there’s the guy who takes care of the tomatoes. David Litvin, an indoor crop specialist, tends the plants in a temporarily shuttered exhibition, “Countryside, The Future.” He moved […]

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