Tag: Manhattan (NYC)

Michael Cohen Wins 60-Day Delay to Start of Prison Sentence

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Michael D. Cohen, the former lawyer for President Trump who was to report early next month to begin serving a three-year prison sentence, was granted a two-month delay on Wednesday before he must surrender to the authorities. Mr. Cohen, […]

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Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art built a substantial exhibition last year around a new acquisition, a golden-sheathed coffin from the 1st century B.C. that was inscribed for Nedjemankh, a high-ranking priest of the ram-headed god Heryshef of Herakleopolis. But the exhibit, “Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin,” shuttered earlier this week because the Met agreed to […]

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Hungry City: Inspiring Loyalty, and Serving Chickenjoy at Jollibee

The first McDonald’s in the Philippines opened in 1981, ready to conquer. Instead, it met its match: Jollibee, originally a small suburban ice cream franchise that started selling burgers in the late 1970s. By 1984, it had clobbered its American rival, cornering the fast-food market on its home turf and still dominating it to this […]

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Wanted: The Oddest Lots

Developers like to quote Mark Twain: “Buy land. They’re not making any more.” A fair point, although Twain probably never said it. Advertisers popularized the slogan in the early 1900s, according to the Center for Mark Twain Studies. Another quibble: There is plenty of land that hardly anyone wants. In New York, one of the […]

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Videoconferencing in Immigration Court: High-Tech Solution or Rights Violation?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Facing serious overcrowding in immigration courts, federal authorities in New York adopted a high-tech solution last year: Immigrants would be kept in detention centers for their legal proceedings, appearing before judges only by videoconference. Now, a new lawsuit claims […]

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Ex-Boyfriend Arrested in Death of Woman Found in Suitcase

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A former boyfriend of a young bookstore clerk whose body was stuffed into a suitcase and dumped in a wooded lot in Greenwich, Conn., was arrested on Tuesday in connection with her death, the police said. The man, Javier […]

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Bill O’Reilly’s Invitation to Speak at a Police Charity Event in New York Ignites #MeToo Protest

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When the Police Athletic League two weeks ago announced Bill O’Reilly as the speaker for its monthly business luncheon, organizers hoped the conservative writer and former Fox News host would be a big draw and raise a significant amount […]

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Cuomo Warns of a 30 Percent Fare Hike if Congestion Pricing Fails

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday warned of a possible 30 percent subway fare increase if state lawmakers do not approve a congestion pricing plan that would pay for improvements to the subway system. Mr. Cuomo threw down the gauntlet in a speech in Manhattan, pressuring state lawmakers who are reluctant to support his proposal […]

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Missing TriBeCa Mother Found Dead in Garbage Bag, and Her Son is Charged

When Paula Chin, a 65-year-old TriBeCa mother and businesswoman, was reported missing Monday, the New York City police reached out to the public for help. “Known to wear a white flowered nightgown and a purple grey jacket,” the missing persons bureau said in a tweet. But by Tuesday, Ms. Chin’s body had been found stuffed […]

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Lens: Street Photos of 1960s New York in Kodachrome by Tod Papageorge

Tod Papageorge was relatively new to Manhattan and photography when he set out in the mid-1960s to make his mark. While street photographers with black-and-white film darted around pedestrians and traffic, he was attracted to storefronts with their harmonized symmetry and varying shades of gold between jelly jars and cider jugs. Traditionally, black and white […]

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Brooklyn Federal Jail Had Heat Failures Weeks Before Crisis, Employees Say

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The heat at a troubled Brooklyn jail started to fail as early as mid-January, weeks before the problem erupted into a public crisis, staff members and current and former inmates testified on Tuesday at a hearing on the deteriorating […]

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Grace Notes: Bringing Liberty’s Torch to Manhattan (Icy Weather Permitting)

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Shintaro Okamoto spent several long hours outdoors in Manhattan on Friday, a day so cold that anyone who could stay indoors did. But for Mr. Okamoto, the 21-degree weather was fine. He is an ice sculptor. He has shaped […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Cooperate With Prosecutors

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The rapper and Instagram star known as Tekashi 6ix9ine has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his role in a violent drug-trafficking gang in New York and was cooperating with federal prosecutors, according to newly unsealed court records. The […]

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Fixtures: The Baumans, Sellers of Really, Really Rare Books

What reward does one buy after winning at the gambling tables in Las Vegas or sitting through an excruciatingly dull convention there? A Rolex, a designer handbag, a new bracelet? How about a rare book? It was 11 years ago that David and Natalie Bauman, the owners of a successful rare book store in Manhattan, […]

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Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Dream Team’ of Lawyers Is Approved by Judge, With a Warning

In the last couple of weeks, the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein has had all of the makings of one of his own Hollywood dramas: a public breakup with his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, and a controversy surrounding his new attorneys. On Friday, Mr. Brafman entered the courthouse alone, past a phalanx of reporters and cameras. […]

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Big City: The Rich Didn’t Always Need $238 Million Penthouses

This past week, as the world was made aware, the Chicago hedge fund manager Ken Griffin bought the most expensive home ever sold in the United States, a $238 million, 24,000-sqare-foot penthouse on Central Park South. What do you do with 24,000 square feet? You could hoard, presumably, and never require the advice of Marie […]

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Norman Goodman, 95, Dies; Summoned Manhattanites to Jury Duty, Like It or Not

For generations, his name struck fear in Manhattanites’ hearts. Year in and year out, with fatalistic regularity, envelopes bearing that name would invade the homes of the unwary, the unwilling and the unready. On each of them, a printed signature loomed sternly over the upper-left-hand corner: “Norman Goodman,” the name appended to the borough’s jury […]

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Big City: How Luxury Developers Use the ‘Void’ to Build Sky High

By the standards of ultraluxury Manhattan real estate, the building proposed for West 66th Street was relatively modest. At 1,800 to 3,000 square feet, the apartments in it would approximate the size of dressing rooms or wine cellars in an oligarch’s Midtown crash pad. This would not be a tower for foreign billionaires who spend […]

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