Tag: New York City

$7 an Hour, 72 Hours a Week: Why Laundry Workers Have Had Enough

One afternoon last February, in front of dozens of riled-up protesters and two police officers, a small, visibly distraught woman confronted her employer at Sunshine Shirt Laundry Center, a family-owned cleaner in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. In the back of the store, stacks of dirty shirts spilled from a few laundry carts alongside an ironing board, […]

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Tom Brady Is No ‘Tom Terrific.’ Any New Yorker Can Tell You That.

Tom Brady is very, very good at his job. But, according to New Yorkers, Boston-haters and one crucial federal agency, he is decidedly not terrific. Indeed, on Thursday, no less an adversary than the United States Patent and Trademark Office pinned a big L on Mr. Brady, the superstar quarterback of the New England Patriots, […]

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The Mystery of This Dusty Book, Signed by Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt

The trunk had sat in the library of a Midtown Manhattan acting school for decades. No one seems to have ever fully rifled through its contents, save for a researcher here and there, said Whit Waterbury, an archivist and librarian at the Neighborhood Playhouse, the conservatory where Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum and Allison Janney trained. […]

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Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?

Soon after he took the helm of the nation’s largest school district last year, Richard A. Carranza made his top priority clear: desegregation. He sought to set himself apart from previous New York City schools chancellors and even his own boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, by promising both frank talk about racial inequality and sweeping […]

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Inslee Out. Hickenlooper Out. De Blasio? Town Hall May Be Last Gasp.

He’s entrenched toward the rear in fund-raising totals. He rejects the validity of the various polls showing him at zero percent. And he also acknowledges that he will probably not qualify for the third Democratic presidential debate next month. Yet Mayor Bill de Blasio refuses to “accept the premise” of questions about the wisdom of […]

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Can a Puppy Help Sell Your Home?

When Kelcey Otten, a Compass agent, recently received a listing at 80 East End Avenue in Manhattan, she immediately saw an opportunity. The one-bedroom co-op is in a pet-friendly building. Ms. Otten, who lives in Brooklyn Heights, was fostering two abandoned dogs in her apartment that were in desperate need of forever homes. “I thought […]

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Tragedy in a Kips Bay Elevator

Weather: Showers may pop up early, but the sky should brighten as the day progresses. Cooler than yesterday, with highs in the low 80s. The weekend should be mostly dry and in the 70s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageCreditJefferson Siegel for The New York Times The residents knew the elevators […]

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City School Test Scores Inch Up, but Less Than Half of Students Pass

Entrenched segregation, rising student homelessness and break downs in special education services: Mayor Bill de Blasio will face significant hurdles when it comes to improving the school system this fall. But despite these looming problems, student achievement is rising steadily in New York City. Students in elementary and middle public schools made gains on the […]

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Overlooked No More: Lau Sing Kee, War Hero Jailed for Helping Immigrants

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Andrew R. Chow Lau Sing Kee was an American war hero, but he was also mocked as a “Chinese boy.” He was a civic leader, but he also became a convicted criminal for skirting discriminatory […]

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Why It’s Unusual for Drivers to Be Charged in Cyclist Deaths

Weather: Brace for what should be the hottest day of the week. It’ll be mostly sunny and in the 90s, with a chance of thunderstorms into the evening. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageA memorial for the cyclist José Alzorriz in Midwood, Brooklyn.CreditScott Heins for The New York Times More New […]

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Once Declared Passé, Foam Returns to the Restaurant Table

IS UBIQUITY A CRIME? In food as in fashion, both fields with a historical hierarchy of high and low, proliferation is often equated with degradation: The more popular and widespread an idea, the less valued it is. The increasingly rapid dissemination of images and experiences in our modern age has made originality the most fragile […]

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Why New York Just Banned Floating Billboards

Weather: Watch out in the afternoon for severe thunderstorms, which could bring heavy rain and strong wind. High in the upper 80s, and it will seem hotter than that. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageCreditGary Hershorn/Getty Images Yes, the Grinch was blocking your view of the Statue of Liberty. Governor Cuomo […]

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Weinstein Wants Trial Moved Because of His 11,000 Page Six Mentions

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful movie mogul who put Manhattan’s skyline in the Miramax logo, wants his trial on sexual assault charges moved out of New York City, arguing that the intense media scrutiny makes it impossible for jurors to […]

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Hate Those Floating Digital Billboards? New York Just Banned Them

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Depending on your point of view, they are either miracles of modern marketing or a heinous eyesore on the city’s waterways. Either way, the digital billboards that had been plowing the East and Hudson Rivers over the last several […]

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The City Just Sweated Through Its 10th-Hottest July Ever

Weather: It’ll be hot and sunny again, with temperatures rising into the upper 80s. Expect thunderstorms later in the day. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageCreditJohannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images It was hot last month. In fact, it was the 10th-hottest July on record in New York City, according to […]

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Prince Andrew, ‘Appalled’ by Epstein Scandal, Denies Any Role

LONDON — The video, dark and grainy, shows a man identified as Prince Andrew of Britain standing in a doorway and waving goodbye to a young woman, then giving a look around before quickly shutting the door. The footage was published on Sunday by The Daily Mail, a British tabloid, which says it was taken […]

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A Measure of Justice for Eric Garner, and for Daniel Pantaleo

As he announced that he was firing the police officer who had put Eric Garner in the chokehold that led to his death, New York City’s police commissioner, James O’Neill, sent the country’s largest police force a message: You may not think I’m on your side, but I am. As a former beat officer, Mr. […]

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Daniel Pantaleo, Officer Who Held Eric Garner in Chokehold, Is Fired

The New York City police officer whose chokehold was partly blamed for Eric Garner’s death in police custody in 2014 was fired from the Police Department on Monday, ending a bitter, five-year legal battle that had cast a shadow over the nation’s largest police force and the city it protects. The police commissioner, James P. […]

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N.Y.C. Is on Pace to Draw a Record 67 Million Tourists This Year

Weather: Mostly sunny. The high should reach about 90, but it could feel like close to 100. Showers and thunderstorms are possible after 3 p.m. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageCreditHiroko Masuike/The New York Times A protracted trade war with China. Signs of a looming recession in Europe. A strong American […]

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