Tag: New York City

‘Everything Seems So Tenuous’: Variants Threaten N.Y.C.’s Progress on Virus

Since the peak of the holiday surge in early January, New York City has seen a steep decline in the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus each day, as have the state and the nation. But the drop has not been as dramatic as it has been nationally, and community transmission in the […]

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New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%, Report Says

From 2009 to 2019, employment in the sector — which in this report includes performing arts, spectator sports, gambling, entertainment, recreation, museums, parks and historical sites — grew by 42 percent, faster than the 30 percent rate for total private sector employment. In 2019, according to the report, more than 90,000 people in 6,250 establishments […]

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Former Aide Says Cuomo ‘Kissed Me on the Lips’

Weather: Sunny and blustery. High in the mid- to upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect today, suspended tomorrow for Purim. A former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo published an essay on Wednesday accusing the governor of sexual harassment, saying he jokingly suggested a strip poker game and gave her an unwanted kiss, among other […]

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Want to Be Mayor of New York? Better Know Your Wings and Dumplings

In his book, Mr. Adams describes waking up with vision problems in March 2016 and learning he had diabetes. After years of eating fast food like McDonald’s and KFC, Mr. Adams decided to change his lifestyle, along with his partner, Tracey Collins, a former school principal. The book has plenty of practical advice: “Don’t Brag […]

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A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

A new form of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in New York City, and it carries a worrisome mutation that may weaken the effectiveness of vaccines, two teams of researchers have found. The new variant, called B.1.526, first appeared in samples collected in the city in November. By the middle of this month, it accounted […]

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Four Subway Stabbings and a Young Man’s Downward Spiral

By the time Rigoberto Lopez boarded an A train on a recent Friday, he was years into a downward spiral. He had hit his father. He had punched a police officer. He had been caught with cocaine that the police said he intended to sell. In each instance he was arrested, and his family tried […]

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What Was the Vertical Club?

The obvious glamour of the club tinctured virtue with vice, “bolstering that image that this was sexy, this was a singles club, this was where people went to meet each other,” said Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, another fitness historian. “But at the same time they had to sanitize that image, because they wanted to attract this […]

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What $1.9 Buys You in California, New York and Tennessee

San Francisco | $1.85 Million An early 20th-century castle-like house with three bedrooms and one bathroom, on a 3,049-square-foot lot This house is a block southwest of Corona Heights Park and four blocks from Castro Street. It was owned for decades by an antiques dealer and is ornamented inside and out with ironwork, bas-relief, carved […]

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Daniel Prude’s Death: History Has ‘Repeated Itself’

Weather: Enjoy it while you can: Mostly sunny, with a high in the low 50s. (But the breeze might be stiff.) Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (Purim). When it was revealed that Daniel Prude, a Black man, had died last year after an encounter with police officers in Rochester, N.Y., there was widespread outrage, […]

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With Trump’s Records, Manhattan D.A. Has His Work Cut Out

Weather: Rain, mixed with a little snow, around midday. Clearing later, but wind gusts continue. High in the mid-40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (Purim). After more than a year of legal wrangling, it’s official: the Manhattan district attorney’s office will be allowed to access years of former President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns […]

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South Africa Variant Emerges in New York

Weather: Snow mixed with rain around midday, then just rain. High near 40. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (Purim). On Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the statewide daily rate of positive coronavirus test results — a key measure of the severity of the pandemic — was 2.99 percent. It was the first […]

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Bagel Orders and Vaccine Appointments: 5 Takeaways From the Mayor’s Race

The horde of politicians running for mayor of New York City appears to have finally hit a saturation point. More than 30 people are still in the field, making it difficult for a clear front-runner to emerge — and near impossible for a second- or third-tier candidate to break through. With four months before the […]

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New York’s Pop-Up Concerts Kick Off With Jazz at a Vaccination Site

It seemed at first like a small, no-frills concert in a carefully controlled environment: The jazz musician Jon Batiste sitting at a piano in an auditorium at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side, performing for an audience of about 50 health care workers seated in evenly spaced rows — some wearing scrubs, others Army […]

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What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America

I think of James Baldwin’s words: “This is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen, and for which neither I nor time nor history will ever forgive them, that they have destroyed and are destroying hundreds of thousands of lives and do not know it and do not want to know […]

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Maya Wiley Is Backed by N.Y.C.’s Largest Union, Lifting Her Bid for Mayor

New York City’s largest union endorsed Maya Wiley, the former MSNBC analyst and legal counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, in the race for mayor on Friday, boosting her campaign as she tries to prove that she is a leading candidate in the crowded Democratic field. The powerful union, Local 1199 of the Service Employees […]

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The Activists Working to Remake the Food System

Today, activism exists at every point in the food supply chain: how it’s produced (unsustainable farming practices; unsafe working conditions and exploitation of undocumented immigrants and prison labor; abuse of animals), who gets to produce it and how it’s sold (racial disparities in lending and investment; the corporate advantage of scale; misrepresentation and erasure of […]

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Are New York Restaurant Customers Ready to Dine Inside Again?

Fragrant baskets of grilled kebabs were served on wood tables freshly scrubbed with Lysol. Diners were offered hand sanitizer and asked to keep their masks on when not eating or drinking. The waiter wore a mask too. The dining room at Addy’s Barbeque in Astoria, Queens, showed signs of life again after indoor dining returned […]

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Who Needs Big Brands When You Have Ella Emhoff, Bowen Yang and an Actual Beating Heart?

Lulled by the cadence of four days of New York Fashion Week experienced through the computer, it was easy to miss the curly-haired, bespectacled model in the slouchy black trouser suit strolling by the Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons, just one of the elegant, arty denizens of Proenza Schouler’s fall 2021 collection video. But […]

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Super PACs Are Raising Millions to Sway the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

The group recently spent roughly $200,000 on a special election for a Council seat in Queens, helping a former councilman, Jim Gennaro, defeat several rivals including Moumita Ahmed, a progressive whose views the group called “extreme” and “reckless.” “It completely changed the race in the final two weeks,” Ms. Ahmed said. It also turned Mr. […]

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The Outlook for Public Transit in N.Y.C.

Weather: A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Light snow is expected through this evening with clear skies returning Saturday. Alternate-side parking: Suspended through Saturday for snow operations. New York City’s transit system has avoided “doomsday” — for now. For months, bus and subway services faced the prospect of draconian cuts as […]

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Barbara Ann Rowan, Who Spurred Advances for Black Lawyers, Dies at 82

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Barbara Ann Rowan, a transplanted New Yorker practicing law in Virginia, was attending an Alexandria Bar Association event in 1982 when a prominent defense lawyer used a racial slur in delivering an after-dinner speech to […]

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N.Y.C. Staves Off Cuts to Public Transit, Despite Dire Warnings

After warning that draconian cuts to public transit could be on the way, including a 40 percent decrease in subway service, New York transit officials on Thursday were expected to announce that they had avoided major reductions for the next two years after a new infusion of federal aid and better than expected tax revenues […]

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The Fallout for Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths

And finally: Saying it with flowers Carly Lewis writes: Three weeks ago, Julia Gray, a florist, delivered a bright bouquet of flowers to a customer in Queens. Judging by the accompanying card, which the sender had carefully dictated to Ms. Gray by telephone, a familial falling-out had taken place. The flowers were sent as an […]

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Stark Disparities in Vaccine Rollout by ZIP Code

Weather: Mostly sunny, with a brisk breeze. High in the low 30s. Get ready for heavy snow tomorrow. Alternate-side parking: Suspended for Ash Wednesday. About 5 percent of people in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn have received at least one vaccine dose. But in some areas on the Upper West Side, the percentage […]

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Pete Wells’s Odyssey as Restaurant Critic During Pandemic

It still took a few weeks before I wrote any reviews. At first, I worried that any opinion of mine would be unfair when restaurants were trying so hard to adapt to the new reality. Eventually, I understood that that was exactly what would make the reviews worth writing. Good food in a pandemic was […]

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Police Unions Lose Bid to Keep Disciplinary Records a Secret

A federal appeals court in New York cleared the way on Tuesday for the city to release hundreds of thousands of police disciplinary records, a major milestone in a long and bitter political battle to open the records to public scrutiny. The ruling by a three-judge panel, which also affects firefighters and corrections officers, dealt […]

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Corey Johnson Exited the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race. Will He Run for Comptroller?

Five months after dropping out of the race for mayor of New York City to focus on his mental health, Corey Johnson, the City Council speaker, said on Tuesday that he was considering a late entry into the city comptroller’s race. Mr. Johnson said that he had been approached by several elected officials and City […]

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