Tag: New York City

Jay Kriegel, a ‘New York City Patriot,’ Is Dead at 79

Jay L. Kriegel, who as a 25-year-old prodigy helped shape the Lindsay administration’s progressive challenge to New York City’s entrenched power brokers, and who later emerged as one himself, in fields ranging from television broadcasting to real estate development, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 79. The cause was complications of […]

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Gunfight at the Supreme Court

I don’t know how the Second Amendment case the Supreme Court heard this week will turn out, but I do know this: If the subject weren’t so serious, the case in its current posture, with substantial doubt about whether there is even a dispute left for the court to decide, would be downright funny. For […]

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1.5 Million Packages a Day: What Your Online Ordering Does to N.Y.

Weather: A mix of sunshine and clouds, with a high in the low to mid-40s. Gusty winds will make it feel colder. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sunday (Immaculate Conception). ImageCredit…Gabby Jones for The New York Times Our demand for convenience is changing urban areas everywhere, and that transformation is especially apparent in New York […]

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The Epic Rise and Hard Fall of New York’s Taxi King

Dec. 5, 2019 ImageEvgeny A. Freidman in his garage in Long Island City, Queens.Credit…Sasha Maslov The man known as the Taxi King arrived at his 2014 holiday party in a $384,000 Ferrari, wearing a custom Italian suit. He told the guests whom he had invited to an upscale Manhattan club — including executives, politicians and […]

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He Waited 6 Hours for Medical Help. Then He Tried to Hang Himself.

The guards brought the 18-year-old detainee with a gashed lip into a special holding cell the night before Thanksgiving. He had been injured after a fight with seven other inmates and was being transferred to an urgent care facility on Rikers Island. What happened over the next six hours plunged the jail and the city’s […]

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree’s Humble Origins, 60 Years Ago

Weather: Mostly cloudy, with a high of about 40. Wind chill will make it seem a good bit colder. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sunday (Immaculate Conception). ImageCredit…Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In the center of the city that is at the center of the world, there’s an Art Deco pedestal surrounded by skyscrapers. […]

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They Ended Up in Decrepit Housing in Newark. Is New York to Blame?

Julie Rodriguez’s apartment in Newark was so cold that the water in her dog’s bowl froze. At times, Sha-kira Jones’s apartment did not have heat or electricity. In Loreal Bell’s apartment, raw sewage seeped into the basement. All three women had moved out of the New York City shelter system into what they described as […]

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Rikers Guards Stood by for 7 Minutes as Inmate Tried to Hang Himself

At least five New York City correction officers failed to act for seven minutes as an 18-year-old detainee tried to hang himself at the Rikers Island jail complex, with some of them watching the suicide attempt before intervening, according to four people with knowledge of the matter. The inmate was hospitalized and put in a […]

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N.Y.C. Weather: How Much Did It Snow?

Weather: Cold, windy and wet. See below for details. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today because of snow removal. ImageCredit…Benjamin Norman for The New York Times New York City residents who braced for the season’s first winter storm are waking up to a city that is salted and brined, but not snow-covered. While New York City’s nearby […]

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The Justices Should Drop This Case

In the more than 10 years since the Supreme Court ruled that Americans have a fundamental right to keep a handgun for self-defense in the home, countless laws regulating firearms and their use have survived constitutional scrutiny. Which is to say: The Supreme Court has been in no mood to expand or clarify the meaning […]

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N.Y.C. Weather Updates: Snow Creates ‘Sloppy Rush Hour’

With more rain and snow expected on Monday night, officials in and around New York City were cautioning that the worst effects of a winter storm could be yet to come. “It’s going to be a really sloppy rush hour this evening,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. At around 2:30 p.m., […]

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90,000 Packages Disappear Daily in N.Y.C. Is Help on the Way?

Online deliveries to an apartment building in northern Manhattan are left with a retired woman in 2H who watches over her neighbors’ packages to make sure nothing gets stolen. Corporate mailrooms in New York and other cities are overwhelmed by employees shipping personal packages to work for safekeeping, leading companies to ban packages and issue […]

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White Woman Accuses Playwright Jeremy O. Harris of Being ‘Racist Against White People’ During Tirade

White people might hate to season their food, but boyyyyyyy do they love to call black people “racist.” Take black playwright Jeremy O. Harris, who, following a Broadways performance of Slave Play, was engaged in a Q&A with the audience when a white woman—who I’ll refer to as “Broadway Becky,” henceforth—“completely freaked out and couldn’t […]

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Second Amendment Case May Fizzle Out at the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s first Second Amendment case in nearly a decade may not end up changing anything, judging from questioning at arguments on Monday that focused largely on whether the repeal of a New York City law made the case challenging it moot. “What’s left of this case?” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked. […]

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How to Steal 9 A.T.M.s: Two Guys, a Crowbar and ‘Brute Force’

Sophisticated criminals, evolving with advances in security and technology, have found new ways to hack and clone their way into the city’s countless A.T.M.s, their handiwork so invisible they slip away without notice. This is not a story about those people. This is a story about a small, dedicated burglary crew, one almost stubbornly set […]

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Amazon Workers to Protest Outside Jeff Bezos’ Penthouse on Cyber Monday

Amazon warehouse workers will march on Jeff Bezos’s $80 million penthouse apartment on Cyber Monday, one of the company’s most profitable sales days of the year. Workers in New York City said they will protest the company’s grueling working conditions and environmental record in the communities it operates. “As Amazon works to expand its operations […]

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Watch 4 Decades of Inequality Drive American Cities Apart

In 1980, highly paid workers in Binghamton, N.Y., earned about four and a half times what low-wage workers there did. The gap between them, in a region full of I.B.M. executives and manufacturing jobs, was about the same as the gap between the workers near the top and the bottom in metro New York. Since […]

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N.Y.C. Weather: Snow, Rain and a Miserable Commute

Alternate-side parking: Suspended today because of snow removal. ImageCredit…Jeenah Moon for The New York Times New Yorkers preparing to lumber back to work after an extended Thanksgiving weekend are waking up to a city soaked with rain, with a double-barreled assault of plummeting temperatures and heavy winds. A winter weather advisory by the National Weather […]

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Woman born without left hand making history with the Radio City Rockettes

Since their debut at Radio City Music Hall in 1932, the Rockettes have delighted audiences from around the world. And this year, a Portland woman is making history with the dance company. Years ago, the Rockettes inspired a young Portland girl who had already been dancing since the age of three. That dance is what […]

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