Tag: New York City

What Makes Someone a New Yorker?

Weather: Sunny, with a high near 40. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (Lunar New Year’s Eve). ImageEric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president. Credit…Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times “Go back to Iowa. You go back to Ohio.” That was Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president who is expected to run for mayor, speaking […]

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In a Crowded New York City, Should Newcomers ‘Go Back to Iowa’?

It was a provocative, possibly divisive, message from a mainstream mayoral candidate in New York City. The candidate, Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, spoke of how new arrivals to New York were “hijacking” apartments from longtime residents. “Go back to Iowa,” Mr. Adams, a Democrat, said on Monday at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s […]

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Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Conviction Is Partially Overturned

A federal appeals court on Tuesday partially overturned the 2018 corruption conviction of Sheldon Silver, once the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, but allowed much of the conviction to stand — likely ending his hopes of remaining out of prison. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, had been sentenced […]

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The Sea Wall That Trump Calls ‘Foolish’

Weather: Sunny, with a high in the mid-30s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (Lunar New Year’s Eve). When Hurricane Sandy hit New York in 2012, homes in Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn were destroyed. Lower Manhattan was flooded and thrown into darkness. Seventy-two people in the city died. Could a six-mile-long wall, stretching from […]

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Why the Legacy of Stop-and-Frisk Still Threatens Bloomberg

Two months after jumping into the presidential race, Michael R. Bloomberg has hired staff members in 35 states. He has poured $200 million into advertising. He has crisscrossed the country, visiting dozens of cities far from the standard campaign trail. But one issue has dogged him the entire way: His use of stop-and-frisk policing as […]

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He Was Charged With 4 Bank Heists, and Freed. Then He Struck Again, Police Say.

A man walked into a Chase Bank in Brooklyn wearing a Chicago Bulls baseball cap just as the 9-to-5 crowd was leaving work on a recent Friday. He passed a note written in red ink to a teller. “This is a robbery,” it read. “Big bills only no dye packs.” He left the bank that […]

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Water Break on Upper West Side Disrupts Subway Service

A water main break, the second in one week, flooded New York City subway stations and suspended service on several lines on Sunday morning. The flooding disrupted subway service on the A, C and D lines between 125th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Twitter. The break occurred at 102nd […]

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