Tag: New York State

The School Shooting Is Fake. Can It Prepare an Officer for a Real One?

The policemen crept through the remarkably realistic school hallway, ears trained for imitation gun shots. Sidestepping a child-size dummy, they advanced on the classroom where an actor was screaming. “Shots fired,” the instructor called, urging the officers toward what would in real life be gunfire. “What do we gotta do?” Officers — many of whom […]

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Zeldin Has a Path to Becoming Governor. It Runs Through Brooklyn.

A curious thing happened last weekend when Representative Lee Zeldin brought his Republican campaign for governor of New York into Hasidic Brooklyn. Mr. Zeldin, a pronounced underdog, was greeted like a rock star. Crowds chanted in approval. Yiddish-language campaign posters littered the streets. “Mister Lee Zeldin, you got my vote,” a paramedic yelled out of […]

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E. Jean Carroll, Who Says Trump Raped Her, Plans to Use New Law to Prove It

In May, New York passed a law giving adult sexual assault victims a one-time opportunity to file civil lawsuits, even if the statutes of limitations have long expired. Now, a writer who says former President Donald J. Trump raped her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s plans to use the law to […]

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New York Has an Obligation to Secure the Education of Hasidic Children

Elected officials have known about this crisis for years and have not stopped it. Parents, former students and teachers have outlined a systematic denial of education, which they say is intended to prevent them from succeeding outside the Hasidic community. In 2015, more than 50 parents, former students and teachers sent a letter to several […]

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NY Attorney General May Sue Trump After Rejecting Settlement Offer

The New York attorney general’s office has rebuffed an offer from Donald J. Trump’s lawyers to settle a contentious civil investigation into the former president and his family real estate business, setting the stage for a lawsuit that would accuse Mr. Trump of fraud, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The attorney […]

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Zeldin Uses Adams as a Surprising Weapon in N.Y. Governor’s Race

In his uphill battle to become New York’s next governor, Representative Lee M. Zeldin, the Trump-supporting conservative Republican from Long Island, has turned to an unlikely weapon: Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City. In recent weeks, and despite Mr. Adams’s protestations, Mr. Zeldin has repeatedly aligned himself with Mr. Adams, a first-term Democrat, […]

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New York Lawmakers Call for More Oversight of Hasidic Schools

Top New York officials voiced grave concerns about the quality of education in Hasidic Jewish private schools on Monday, a day after The New York Times revealed that many of the schools taught only rudimentary English and math and virtually no science or history. Two Democratic congressmen — Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House […]

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חסידישע מוסדות געבן נישט קיין עדיוקעשאן, אבער באקומען א שפע פון רעגירונגס געלטער

מר. הערשקאוויטש האט געזאגט אז ער האט פארלאזט די חסידישע וועלט און זיך גענומען צו דראגס, און האט עווענטועל איינגענומען א מסוכנ’דיג הויכע מאס פון קאקעין. יעצט, ביי די 25 יאר, בויט ער צוריק אויף זיין לעבן. אין די לעצטע עטליכע יאר האבן געוויסע חסידישע מוסדות געבעטן די מלמדים צו פארמינערן מיט די הארבע שטראפונגען […]

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In Hasidic Enclaves, Failing Yeshivas Flush with Public Money

The Hasidic Jewish community has long operated one of New York’s largest private schools on its own terms, resisting any outside scrutiny of how its students are faring. But in 2019, the school, the Central United Talmudical Academy, agreed to give state standardized tests in reading and math to more than 1,000 students. Every one […]

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The Way You Get Around New York City by Bus and Train Is About to Change

Like an old, well-loved couch, crumbling infrastructure is a fixture of life in New York City. Finally, that’s about to change. Over the next several years, the city is set to receive billions for its aging railways, tunnels and bridges, including funds from the federal spending package approved in Washington late last year, which will […]

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Hungry for Cash, Zeldin Turns to Trump in N.Y. Governor’s Race

Ms. Hochul will also have some outside help. The carpenters union has pledged to spend $1 million for New York Democrats, according to The Albany Times Union. And allies of Mayor Eric Adams, including the Hotel and Gaming Trades Council and Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union, are also raising funds for a […]

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Where Exactly Is Times Square?

Adam Alkindi was behind a deli counter near the intersection of 48th Street and Ninth Avenue on Tuesday when he confronted an unexpected question: Did he consider his workplace a part of Times Square? Mr. Alkindi, 21, who was raised just a block away, was firm. “This is not Times Square,” he said. “No way. […]

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As New York’s Gun Law Goes Into Effect, Demand for Permits Spikes

By the time the Niagara County Courthouse opened on Wednesday morning, 150 people were lined up to apply for permits that would let them carry concealed handguns. Nearly 100 had camped out overnight, with some staying awake in folding chairs, taking walks at intervals to keep warm. The permitting office at the county courthouse, located […]

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Show ID to Buy Whipped Cream? New York Law Stirs Confusion

Trade groups representing convenience and grocery stores blamed “an endless cycle of confusion” on a lack of communication between state officials and the businesses, Mike Durant, the president of the Food Industry Alliance of New York State, said. Mr. Durant said the group had advised its retailers, which include the supermarket chains Wegmans, Stop & […]

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West Point Has a K.K.K. Plaque Mounted Above Entrance to Science Hall

For decades, the students at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York have walked beneath a panel of three bronze plaques mounted at the entrance of Bartlett Hall Science Center that includes an image of a hooded figure and the words “Ku Klux Klan” written below it, according to findings in a […]

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Gov. Kathy Hochul Seeks Donations From Cuomo Appointees

ALBANY, N.Y. — On the road to building one of the largest campaign war chests the state of New York has ever seen, Gov. Kathy Hochul has been taking money from appointees of the governor — despite an executive order designed to prevent it. In her first year in office, Ms. Hochul has accepted more […]

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Manhattan Has a Glut of Empty Offices. Hochul Wants to Build More.

In a bid to reshape Midtown Manhattan, Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York State officials are pushing ahead with one of the largest real estate development projects in American history: 10 towers of mostly offices around Penn Station, the busiest transit center in the country. The buildings would help pay for the renovation of the […]

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Here Are the Challenges Ahead for California’s Ban on Gas Cars

California has laid out an audacious goal: In 13 years, it should no longer be possible to buy a new car anywhere in the state that runs purely on gasoline. Yet it remains to be seen whether California can turn that vision into a reality. The state’s plan to ban sales of new internal-combustion engine […]

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‘A Stirring of Democratic Hearts’: Three Writers Discuss a Transformed Midterm Landscape

Frank Bruni, a contributing Opinion writer, hosted an online conversation with Molly Jong-Fast, the writer of the “Wait, What?” newsletter for The Atlantic, and Doug Sosnik, a former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, to discuss whether the Democrats have shifted the narrative of the midterm elections. FRANK BRUNI: Doug, Molly, an apology — because […]

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N.Y. Medical Marijuana Giants Struggle to Break Into Recreational Market

When New York State awarded the first of 10 licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in 2015, the winning bidders rejoiced at the opportunity to control a lucrative, untapped market — but they knew that greater spoils lay ahead. If New York were to legalize recreational cannabis, the medical marijuana companies would be well […]

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What Two Primaries Reveal About the Decline of Working-Class Democrats

The results of the Democratic congressional primary in New York City on Tuesday give us a hint of just how far the working-class liberalism once associated with city politics has declined. The winners of two races in particular, Jerrold Nadler and Daniel Goldman, who will almost surely represent much of Manhattan (and a bit of […]

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Growing Evidence Against a Republican Wave

At the beginning of this year’s midterm campaign, analysts and political operatives had every reason to expect a strong Republican showing this November. President Biden’s approval rating was in the low 40s, and the president’s party has a long history of struggling in midterm elections. But as the start of the general election campaign nears, […]

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Growing Evidence Against a Republican Wave

At the beginning of this year’s midterm campaign, analysts and political operatives had every reason to expect a strong Republican showing this November. President Biden’s approval rating was in the low 40s, and the president’s party has a long history of struggling in midterm elections. But as the start of the general election campaign nears, […]

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Nadler Routs Maloney in Marquee Showdown of Bruising New York Primaries

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, handily defeated his longtime congressional neighbor, Carolyn B. Maloney, in a bruising three-way primary battle on Tuesday that was preordained to end one of the powerful Democrats’ political careers. The star-crossed skirmish in the heart of Manhattan was unlike any New York City — or […]

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When Will We Know Who Won in New York and Florida Elections?

Florida and New York are on the clock: A series of primaries on Tuesday, some fiercely competitive, are posing the latest test of each state’s efficiency at counting votes and reporting timely results. New York is holding its first primaries since it streamlined its process for counting mail-in ballots, which election experts say should reduce […]

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New York: How to Vote, Where to Vote and Candidates on the Ballot

For the second time in two months, New Yorkers are voting in primary races, this time for Congress and the State Senate. There are several competitive congressional primaries and special elections, but there’s concern that a rare August primary, when many New Yorkers are distracted or away, will drive low turnout even lower than it […]

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries in Florida and New York

A race to take on Ron DeSantis. A battle of House committee chairs. A special election that will test the political power of abortion rights. A series of high-profile races will unfold on Tuesday in New York and Florida as the 2022 midterm primaries arrive in two of the nation’s most populous states. Late-August elections […]

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5 Things to Know About New York’s Primary on Tuesday

One of the most acrimonious congressional primary seasons New York has seen in living memory will move into the hands of voters on Tuesday. The results could shake the foundations of power in Washington. The man Democrats chose to protect their House majority faces a spirited left-wing challenger. A pair of titanic committee chairs from […]

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Even a Single Case of Polio Is a Threat

The case of a young adult paralyzed by polio in New York is not simply unexpected. It’s shocking. The last time polio was diagnosed in New York State was in 1990. And yet the virus has now also been found in wastewater samples in Rockland County, Orange County and New York City. As surveillance continues, […]

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