Tag: Queens (NYC)

Trump’s Childhood Home Goes Back on the Auction Block

President Trump’s childhood home in Queens, N.Y., is once again heading to the auction block, after an unsuccessful attempt to sell at $2.9 million earlier this year. The auction will conclude on Nov. 14, after a review of qualified bidders who submit written offers and a refundable 10 percent deposit. There is an undisclosed reserve […]

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Growing With Grief in the Shadow of Sept. 11

ImageAn image of Jake Campbell above his mother’s name on the south fountain of the 9/11 Memorial in New York.CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times When I was growing up, the only time I noticed that I was different from other kids at school was when their parents were around. One of my earliest memories is […]

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49 Good Reasons to Make a Restaurant Reservation

Change is the only constant in New York, and each season brings a host of new options for diners weary of the same old, same old. There are bigger, better food halls to lure the lunch crowd, and breweries and bars to tempt after work. Veteran chefs with solid reputations are taking risks, while unproven […]

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The City’s Most Hated Bridge Gets a Nearly $1 Billion Makeover

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A drive over the Kosciuszko Bridge, once known for traffic jams that could provoke the most sedate motorists into shouting expletives, prompted a different reaction from drivers and cyclists on Thursday: astonishment. And that was during New York’s morning […]

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A Night to Remember at the U.S. Open

The 2018 United States Open women’s final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will be remembered for its controversial conclusion amid booing fans, when Williams was penalized for illegal coaching and for unsportsmanlike conduct. Fans will surely debate the virulent crowd reaction that reduced Osaka to tears during the trophy presentation and say the Open […]

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Tiffany Cabán Was the Next Progressive Hope. Now What?

She stood before a far smaller group of supporters than on election night, the euphoria slowly drained from the moment when victory had seemed assured. Tiffany Cabán was to be the Next Big Thing in the progressive movement, another candidate emerging from anonymity to upset an entrenched Democrat. She vowed to not merely reform the […]

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Now Crowding New York’s Streets: Rented Mopeds Going 30 M.P.H.

Competition for precious street space in New York City just keeps growing, with cars, trucks, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians all trying to navigate an increasingly congested city. Now comes another player — mopeds. A moped-sharing program that started modestly with 68 electric vehicles in a small slice of Brooklyn has expanded dramatically in recent weeks […]

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Tiffany Cabán Concedes Queens D.A. Race, Dashing Progressives’ Hopes

The pitched seven-week battle for the Democratic nomination for Queens district attorney finally ended on Tuesday, when Tiffany Cabán, whose bid galvanized progressive activists nationwide and exposed deep rifts within the left, conceded to Melinda Katz, the favorite of the state party’s establishment. The result was a vindication for the Queens Democratic Party, which was […]

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The Queens D.A. Race Has a Winner. Here’s Why It’s Still Not Over.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The New York City Board of Elections on Monday certified Melinda Katz, the Queens borough president, as the winner of the June 25 Democratic primary for Queens district attorney, the culmination of a 34-day election battle that was one […]

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New York Knows Its Arts Organizations Have a Diversity Problem. Now What?

In a city that prides itself on both the diversity of its population and its globally recognized cultural institutions, there is a lopsided reality: While about two-thirds of New Yorkers are people of color, two-thirds of the people who run its cultural institutions are white. This disparity is outlined in the results of a new […]

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Slurp Juice, Zip Lines and Teenagers: Welcome to the Fortnite World Cup

Next month, Arthur Ashe Stadium will be teeming with Lacoste polo shirts and tasteful chinos. Tennis fans will order $69 caviar plates (one ounce of hackleback) and $17 signature cocktails (vodka, lemonade, raspberry liqueur and honeydew melon balls) at Lure Oyster Bar. The fortunate few will watch players like Federer, Williams and Nadal from suites […]

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How Did a Loyal Democrat Become an Enemy of the Progressives?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The political ad began with images of Michael D. Cohen and Harvey Weinstein, and the notion that as long as you had money and influence, you could “do whatever you want in the city.” The message from Tiffany Cabán […]

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She Went to Court to Save Her 3-Year-Old Daughter. Days Later, the Child Was Dead.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The words were desperate and pleading. “I am very afraid for my child’s safety and mental development with her deranged father,” Cherone Coleman wrote to Family Court in Queens in late April. “Father is losing a grip on reality […]

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Trump’s Attacks Will Not Stop Me

On Nov. 7, 2018, I woke up to some astounding news: Two Muslim women had been elected to the House of Representatives. And in my Queens district, a young progressive, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who had defeated our longtime congressman, went on to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. At that moment, seeing what women […]

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Wrangling Begins in Queens D.A. Recount, Recalling Florida Intrigue in 2000

It was a scene straight out of South Florida, circa Election 2000, only there were no hanging chads or butterfly ballots to obsess over. With a hand recount of some 91,000 votes cast in a Democratic primary for a district attorney post in New York City just beginning on Monday, it did not take long […]

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Irate Houseguest, Asked to Leave, Set Fatal Fire in Queens

Rafelina Moreno was known for opening the doors of her two-story house in Queens to all who were in need, neighbors and family members said. On Wednesday afternoon, her house of hospitality turned into one of profound tragedy. An irate houseguest, whom Ms. Moreno had asked to leave, set a fire that swept quickly through […]

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Arson Suspected in Queens Fire That Killed Three, Including a 6-Year-Old Girl

A fire that killed three people in Queens on Wednesday appeared to have been intentionally set, police and fire officials said Thursday. The blaze killed two men and a 6-year-old girl when it swept through the top floor of a two-story home in Elmhurst on Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said. A woman and a baby […]

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A Bill Could Decide the Queens D.A. Race. Why Hasn’t Cuomo Signed It?

ALBANY — The Democratic primary for Queens district attorney, now enmeshed in a lengthy recount and possibly lengthier court battle, could have another nexus, 150 miles away in the State Capitol. That is where a bill that could help requalify dozens of invalidated ballots awaits Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature. The measure is intended to […]

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