Tag: Manhattan (NYC)

He Graduated From Princeton, but Barely Worked. Then He Killed His Dad Over His Allowance.

Five years after he graduated with an economics degree from Princeton, Thomas Gilbert Jr. walked into a Hamptons surf shop and asked if they needed an instructor. At 29, Mr. Gilbert — who grew up in Manhattan’s elite social circles with wealth and connections — might have been expected to climb to the top of […]

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Weinstein’s ‘Dream Team’ of Defense Lawyers Falls Apart

In the six months since Harvey Weinstein built his new “dream team” of heavy-hitting lawyers to represent him against sexual assault charges in Manhattan, the movie producer’s carefully selected legal cast has completely fallen apart. Mr. Weinstein, whose alleged sexual misconduct set in motion the global #MeToo movement, and his first lawyer parted ways in […]

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Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex this month to await trial on a separate state case. But […]

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Memories of That Night at the Stonewall Inn, From Those Who Were There

Few people are still around who were really at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village on that summer evening 50 years ago, when a raid by the police led to a violent uprising. Just this month, the New York Police Department apologized. Here are recollections of that night from three men who were there. Gay […]

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Elizabeth Lederer, Prosecutor of Central Park Five, Resigns From Columbia Law

ImageThe prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer leaving criminal court at the lunch break, after presenting her summation in the Central Park jogger case.CreditNancy Siesel/The New York Times Elizabeth Lederer, the lead prosecutor in the Central Park jogger case, which resulted in the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino boys, said on Wednesday that she would not […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Is Accused of Groping Woman at a Manhattan Bar

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Detectives are investigating an allegation that the actor Cuba Gooding Jr. groped a woman’s breast at a Manhattan bar, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Mr. Gooding, 51, is expected to turn himself in to the police department’s Special […]

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An Archbishop Could Become a Saint. But First, His Body Must Be Moved.

In life, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was renowned for being an Emmy-Award winning preacher who brought Catholicism into American living rooms as television became popular in the 1950s. But in death, Archbishop Sheen has attained a different kind of fame: His body has been the subject of a bitter public tussle between two Catholic bishops, […]

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How a Princeton Graduate Accused of Killing His Father Got the Gun

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] From a rural home in Clarksburg, Ohio, John Jay Bennett uploaded a photo of a .40-caliber pistol on Facebook and asked for a buyer. Before long, he got a response. “I’m interested in buying it,” someone named Tommy wrote […]

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When the Real Estate Mogul Tried to Supersize His $8 Million Brownstone

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A wealthy real-estate investor paid nearly $8 million for a 19th-century rowhouse on one of Manhattan’s historic blocks. It already had four floors of living space, but he wanted to make it even bigger and add an elevator and […]

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New York City’s Evolving Skyline

New York has long been a city in the clouds, but with 16 buildings around 500 feet or taller slated for completion this year, 2019 could be the city’s busiest year ever for new skyscrapers. For many years the city’s skyline was primarily defined by the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, both over 1,000 feet […]

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New York Is a Noisy City. One Man Got Revenge.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] There is no escaping the clamor of New York City. Just ask Mike Edison. He has been jolted awake before dawn by jackhammers and screeching delivery trucks. He asked politely for those responsible to stop. He dialed the city’s […]

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The ‘Fame’ High School Is Known for the Arts. Should Algebra Matter There?

A dilemma is looming over one of America’s best public arts schools: Does a graceful modern dancer or a brilliant painter deserve a seat if they have middling grades in algebra or English? The balance between arts and academics has become increasingly fragile at Manhattan’s LaGuardia High School. Long-simmering tensions boiled over on Friday, when […]

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A ‘Bridge’ to China, and Her Family’s Business, in the Trump Cabinet

The email arrived in Washington before dawn. An official at the American Embassy in Beijing was urgently seeking advice from the State Department about an “ethics question.” “I am writing you because Mission China is in the midst of preparing for a visit from Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao,” the official wrote in October […]

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The Ivy League Son, Accused of Killing His Father, Unravels in Court

In the summer of 2009, Thomas Gilbert Jr. cut a handsome figure in his Princeton graduation gown as he posed for a photograph with his mother, sister and father — a hedge fund founder well-known in wealthy Manhattan circles. This week, Mr. Gilbert, 34, was hunched over the defense table in a Manhattan courtroom, a […]

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Perk for the Ultrarich: Buy an $85 Million Apartment, Get a Trip to Space

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In the 1920s, when Gilded Age plutocrats reigned in Manhattan, an heiress agreed to an unheard-of deal. She traded her Fifth Avenue mansion for an apartment atop a new building. But she had her demands. A private entrance with […]

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Wife of Slain Wall Street Banker: My Son Did It, but He ‘Is Nuts’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It began like a typical 911 call. The operator instructed a woman how to perform chest compressions on her husband, who was unconscious on the floor of their Manhattan apartment. But six minutes into the call, Shelley Gilbert revealed […]

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