Tag: McCray, Chirlane

Their Land Became Part of Central Park. They’re Coming Back in a Monument.

In Central Park, about a mile from land that was once home to Seneca Village, a mostly black community forced out by the park’s creation in the 1850s, the city is planning a privately funded monument to a revered black family from that time. The new addition to New York’s landscape, honoring the Lyons family, […]

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‘Racist’ Snub of Mother Cabrini? Cuomo Needles de Blasio

If Mayor Bill de Blasio and the actor Chazz Palminteri got into a dispute, which side do you think Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo would be on? A few hints. Mr. Cuomo and Mr. de Blasio, both Democrats, are New York’s most famous frenemies, and the governor seldom bypasses a juicy opportunity to tweak the mayor. […]

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Debating Historic Monuments, Live on Radio, in Time for Columbus Day

Weather: The sky clears as the day goes on, with a high in the low 70s. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today for Columbus Day and Sukkot. ImageCreditMike Pont/Getty Images for Bronx Children’s Museum The dust-up, on live radio, between an Italian-American actor and a progressive Italian-American mayor over an Italian-American saint, was just in time for […]

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When de Blasio’s Daughter Moved, His Security Detail Carried the Futon

It was not so long ago when Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke eloquently about New York being a “tale of two cities,” a place where the privileged had all the advantages, and the working class and poor had none. Mr. de Blasio aimed to change that, using his office to create and expand universal prekindergarten […]

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Depressed? Here’s a Bench. Talk to Me.

What disease in the world today disables the most people? By many measures, it’s depression — and that holds nearly everywhere, whether you live in Zimbabwe or the United States. In poor countries, virtually no one gets treatment. But even rich countries run short. A survey in 2013 and 2014 found that about half a […]

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Can Dante de Blasio Save His Father’s Presidential Campaign?

It started out with a soft launch: a snippet of Dante de Blasio supposedly giving his father some tongue-in-cheek advice before he stepped on the presidential debate stage. It did not land particularly well. Then he published an op-ed he had written a few years earlier about his interactions with the police as a young […]

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