Tag: New York City

New York Today: Why a Drug Company in N.Y. Was Charged Over Opioids

Weather: Dry, sunny and breezy, with a high around 70. Alternate-side parking: In effect through today, then suspended through Saturday. ImageLaurence Doud III was Rochester Drug Cooperative’s chief executive.CreditJefferson Siegel for The New York Times For the first time, a distributor of oxycodone and other painkillers has been charged criminally for its role in America’s […]

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She Was Fired After Raising Questions About a DNA Test. Now She’s Getting $1 Million.

Officials from the chief medical examiner’s office in New York City were furious when they heard that Marina Stajic, one of their longest-serving laboratory directors, had openly questioned whether they had sufficiently verified the reliability of a novel form of DNA testing being used in criminal cases. Ms. Stajic was concerned that incorrect use of […]

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My Fellow Hasidic Jews Are Making a Terrible Mistake About Vaccinations

My community faces a grave threat. I am not talking about the measles spreading throughout our Hasidic neighborhoods in Brooklyn. I am referring to the scientific denialism that has infected our community and has put the lives of children here and elsewhere at risk. In October, an unvaccinated child from our community contracted measles while […]

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New York Today: Will a Fee Make You Ditch Paper Bags? N.Y.C. Hopes So

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Tuesday. “This American Life” featured a family from Queens whose 12 adult children created an “impressive but extreme” way to divide their parents’ estate. Weather: A sunny day that could reach the mid-70s. Chance of rain tonight. Alternate-side parking: In effect through Wednesday, […]

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Paper or Plastic? Time to Bring Your Own Bag

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Attention, New York City shoppers: Don’t think you’re going to easily avoid the statewide ban on plastic bags by just switching to paper ones. Starting next year, those are also going to cost you 5 cents each. When New […]

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New York Today: Subway Fares Went Up (So Did Tension Between Cuomo and the Transit Chief)

Weather: Temperatures start in the 50s and rise into the upper 60s today. Chance of thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Alternate-side parking: In effect through Wednesday, then suspended Thursday to Saturday. ImageAndy Byford, the New York City Transit president.CreditChang W. Lee/The New York Times For years, the subways have been dirty, slow and unreliable. Maybe you’ve […]

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Who’s Running New York City? Good Question.

Before Mayor Bill de Blasio indulges his presidential hopes with another trip to Iowa or Nevada, he has some pressing business closer to home. There are more than a dozen key positions unfilled in New York City government. Agencies throughout the city’s $92 billion bureaucracy are without permanent leadership, or are being led by officials […]

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‘I Don’t Want to Die’: Asylum Seekers, Once in Limbo, Face Deportation Under Trump

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Indra Sihotang was desperate to stay in the United States. Minutes from being deported to Indonesia, the 52-year-old father clung to a chair bolted to the floor at Kennedy International Airport, struggling against four immigration officers trying to tear […]

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New York City’s old buildings need serious upgrades to meet new emissions standards

Cow burps, tailpipes, the energy used to charge your phone—the list of sources for greenhouse gas emissions is long. But one overlooked source are the warming pollutants subtly seeping out of your apartment, office building, or the local hospital. That’s why the New York City Council passed a new emissions cap on Thursday that will […]

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New York Today: Trump-Nadler Feud, Renewed by Mueller Report

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] Today is Good Friday and the first night of Passover. Weather: Grab the umbrella. It may drizzle in the day and thunderstorm at night. Saturday and Sunday may also see rain. Alternate-side parking: Suspended through tomorrow for Good Friday and Passover. ImageCreditStephanie Keith for […]

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NYC Council Votes to Bar Companies From Testing Job Applicants for Marijuana

Jumaane Williams (shown here at a 2016 anti-violence event in New York City) is now the New York City public advocate, second in line to the mayor’s office. A measure sponsored by Williams to stop companies from testing job applicants for marijuana has now been approved by New York City’s City Council and is awaiting […]

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Did New York City’s Population Fall? Yes. And No.

There are 8.4 million people in the Naked City. This is the story of 40,000 of them — the number of people the Census Bureau estimates that New York City lost last year. The loss suggests that New York’s robust post-recession expansion since 2010 has finally slowed, halting what the city’s leading demographer had called […]

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Airline Warns of Measles After Flight Attendant Falls Into Coma

A flight attendant for El Al, the Israeli national airline, is comatose after becoming ill with the measles on a flight from New York City to Tel Aviv, according to the Israeli Ministry of Health. The woman, 43, is suffering from the measles-related complication of encephalitis, or swelling of the brain, according to Eyal Basson, […]

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Tenants May Get More Protections in New York City, After Decades of Battles. Here’s Why.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The moment seems to have finally arrived for housing activists seeking more robust rent laws in New York City. For years, Republicans controlled the State Senate, and stymied Democratic efforts to strengthen laws affecting about one million rent-regulated apartments […]

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Big City: ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ and the Theater of the Absurdly Rich

Since its American debut at the Park Avenue Armory last month, “The Lehman Trilogy” has had New Yorkers of a certain breed held tightly at the forearms. A play about money and decline, it has been chewed over by those still on top. The show was virtually sold out long before it opened, with tickets […]

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New York Today: Congestion Pricing: Who Pays and Who Doesn’t

Weather: It may drizzle in the morning, afternoon and evening. Temperatures start in the low 50s and eventually reach the 60s. Alternate-side parking: Suspended through Saturday for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Passover. ImageCreditJustin Lane/EPA, via Shutterstock New York will make history in 2021 when it becomes the first American city to charge drivers entering […]

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Climate Change: New York City Buildings to Face Greenhouse Gas Limits

New York City is about to embark on an ambitious plan to fight climate change that would force thousands of large buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation, expected to be passed by the City Council on Thursday, would set emission caps for many […]

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New York Today: Notre-Dame Fire Shows the Challenges of Protecting N.Y. Churches

Weather: Layer your wardrobe. The day starts cloudy and in the upper 40s. By early afternoon, it will be sunnier and in the low 60s. By nightfall, clouds return and temperatures dip into the 50s. Alternate-side parking: In effect today, then suspended through Saturday for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Passover. ImageA firefighter at the […]

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Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. New Jersey Wants Revenge.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New York and New Jersey are neighbors, but they have not always treated each other in a neighborly way. Their proximity and pride have led to plenty of fights — over who can lay claim to Ellis Island (both […]

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