Tag: Manhattan (NYC)

Jayne Wrightsman, Arts Benefactor and Doyenne of High Society, Dies at 99

Jayne Wrightsman, a benefactor of the arts and grande dame of New York society whose celebrated collections of decorative and fine arts surrounded her life with grandeur and became treasures of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died on Saturday at her home in Manhattan. She was 99. Rudolph Metek, Mrs. Wrightsman’s general manager, confirmed her […]

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How Luxury Developers Use a Loophole to Build Soaring Towers for the Ultrarich in N.Y.

Some of the tallest residential buildings in the world soar above Central Park, including 432 Park Avenue, which rises 1,400 feet and features an array of penthouses and apartments for the ultrarich. But 432 Park also has an increasingly common feature in these new towers: swaths of unoccupied space. About a quarter of its 88 […]

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Mueller Report Leaves Unanswered Questions About Contacts Between Russians and Trump Aides

WASHINGTON — In the deep leather chairs of Manhattan’s luxurious Grand Havana Room late on Aug. 2, 2016, Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman, met with an associate who has been linked to Russian intelligence and discussed a plan to give Moscow control over part of eastern Ukraine. “All that is required to start the […]

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Police Officer Is Shot in Gunfight in Manhattan

A plainclothes officer was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with an armed man in Upper Manhattan on Thursday afternoon, the police said. The shooting occurred at about 4:20 p.m. at a paid parking lot on Broadway near West 187th Street, in the Washington Heights neighborhood, witnesses said. The officer, who was not immediately identified, […]

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The Secrets of a Sacred Underground

On a warm spring day, nine people were gathered inside a cold crypt beneath the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mulberry Street. “This is the size of a standard New York apartment,” the tour guide, Brandon Duncan, said to the Texas and Austrian tourists standing in the spacious room — the final resting […]

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How a Dark Web Drug Ring Was Uncovered After Suspicious A.T.M. Withdrawals

In 2017, the Manhattan district attorney’s office received a tip: Unusually large amounts of cash were being withdrawn from A.T.M.s throughout the city, including a series of transactions at a special teller machine that converted cryptocurrency to cash. Prosecutors did not quite know what they had, but worked to identify precisely who had withdrawn the […]

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Personal Chefs for Everyone: Bespoke House Calls in the Digital Age

Every Monday, the chef Daniela Mass shows up at Beth Fisher’s Upper East Side apartment with grocery bags full of ingredients like spaghetti squash, salmon, sweet potatoes and Swiss chard. In the Fishers’ kitchen, she prepares three four-person meals for Ms. Fisher and her husband, along with snacks. The weekly cost for a visit by […]

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A White Restaurateur Promoted ‘Clean’ Chinese Food. The Backlash Didn’t Take Long.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Arielle Haspel, a Manhattan nutritionist with a sleek social media presence, wanted to open the kind of Chinese restaurant, she said, where she and her food-sensitive clients could eat. One where the lo mein wouldn’t make people feel “bloated […]

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He Killed His Wife for Her Fortune. Their Children Still Pleaded for Leniency.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] More than nine years separated the strangulation of a woman in her Upper West Side apartment and the conviction of her estranged husband, Roderick Covlin, for her murder. By the end of the trial in March, nearly everyone in […]

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Last Chance: Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim: One Work, Many Layers to Love

For me, the 2018-19 art season will always belong to the Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944). I say this simply as a measure of the psychic and historical shift caused by the Guggenheim Museum’s extraordinary full-dress retrospective of her nearly 40-year career. The exhibition, “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future,” demonstrated that the […]

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At the Friars Club, When the Laughter Stopped

For decades, the Friars Club has been America’s temple of comedy, a fraternity of jokesters and others who relish the rimshot and proudly regard bad taste as a core virtue. How bad? Jack Black showed up to be roasted and dropped his pants on the red carpet. Gilbert Gottfried thought it would be funny to […]

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A Night at the Museum With Beer and Skulls

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The scene could have been straight out of one of the “Night at the Museum” movies: The public filtered out of the American Museum of Natural History at closing time, while Rob DeSalle headed deep into the museum’s anthropology […]

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Bronx Teenager Who Became a Symbol for Ending Cash Bail Is Arrested on Slashing Charge

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Once he was freed from jail and the charges against him were dropped, Pedro Hernandez expected to get a fresh start. He had spent a year in jail rather than plead guilty to a shooting in 2015 that he […]

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7 Stories Up, a ‘Coping Stone’ Strikes Construction Worker, Killing Him

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The cry for help came from seven stories high. Passers-by could only watch, frozen and powerless, their Monday suddenly fraught with worry. “I’m going to fall!” a man repeatedly said in Spanish as he clung to the scaffolding that […]

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A Cuomo Insider Was a Big Money Lobbyist Who Drove a Porsche. Then Came a Stunning Fall.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] For years, Todd R. Howe reaped the rewards of being a Cuomo family loyalist. He had worked for Gov. Mario M. Cuomo in the 1980s, and then for his son, Andrew, in the 1990s. He traded on his reputation […]

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Can Technology Stop the Duane Reade-ization of New York?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Four years ago, Eric Kinariwala woke up with a throbbing headache from a sinus infection. So he did what most New Yorkers do. He called his doctor, got a prescription for a Z-Pak, and walked to the Duane Reade […]

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Michael Cohen’s Lawyers Say He Could Aid Trump Inquiries, if Only He Had More Time Out of Prison

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, told congressional lawmakers in a letter on Thursday that Mr. Cohen can best help their oversight inquiries if he remains out of prison to sift through millions of his documents — and they asked the help of Democrats in persuading prosecutors […]

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N.Y. Attorney General Sues Manhattan Stem Cell Clinic, Citing Rogue Therapies

Attorney General Letitia James of New York said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against a for-profit stem cell clinic, Park Avenue Stem Cell, claiming it performed unproven, rogue procedures on patients with a wide range of medical conditions, from erectile dysfunction to heart disease. “Misleading vulnerable consumers who are desperate to find […]

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Congestion Pricing Is Coming. Now Everyone Wants a Break.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A bus company has called lawmakers in New York asking for an exemption. A mayor in New Jersey warned drivers they might be tolled twice when they leave the state. Truckers are putting together a lobbying strategy. And taxi […]

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The Streets Were Never Free. Congestion Pricing Finally Makes That Plain.

ImageCongestion in Cape Canaveral, Fla., 1962.CreditLibrary of Congress Congestion pricing has the potential to significantly change how traffic flows through Manhattan streets, how commuters get around the city, how companies like Uber and Lyft operate. But most radically, if the policy spreads it could challenge a deeply embedded cultural idea, requiring people to pay for […]

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