Tag: Queens (NYC)

Chelsea Apartment! Only $90 a Night! (Ignore the NYCHA Sign)

For $90 a night, it was one of the cheapest Airbnbs in Chelsea, an affluent neighborhood bustling with art galleries and night life in the heart of Manhattan. But when Rachel Valerio and her mother retrieved the apartment keys from a lockbox outside and opened the door to the seventh-floor apartment, something seemed off. Despite […]

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They Called 911, Then N.Y.P.D. Workers Sold the Data, Officials Say

For years, Angela Meyers, a 911 operator with the New York Police Department, fielded emergency calls, then filed reports about the calls within the department. But according to court documents, when someone called 911 after a car accident, Ms. Meyers did something else: She also passed victims’ information to an insurance fraud ring in Queens. […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Endorsing Bernie Sanders. Will That Matter?

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont needed a big moment at the Democratic debate on Tuesday. Absent from the campaign trail after suffering a heart attack two weeks earlier, he and his aides were aware that his performance and his health would be under intense scrutiny. Mr. Sanders made his mark, but it did not occur […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Will Be Very Tough to Beat. Why Are 11 People Trying?

It is hard to imagine a scenario where Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez loses her seat next year. She has raised more than $3.4 million, is better known than some presidential candidates and handily won a district that is among the bluest in the nation. But that hasn’t stopped people — lots of them — from trying to […]

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5 Rappers Dropped From New York Music Festival at Police Request

Five rappers with New York roots were removed from the local edition of the traveling hip-hop festival Rolling Loud, scheduled for this weekend in Queens, at the behest of the New York Police Department, representatives for the concert said on Saturday. The move came after Martin Morales, an assistant chief at the Police Department, sent […]

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Stunt Aimed at Ocasio-Cortez Over Climate Change: ‘Start Eating Babies’

At a crowded town-hall-style meeting hosted in Queens on Thursday by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young woman stood up and began addressing the climate crisis. But her pleas took an abrupt turn for the absurd. “Your next campaign slogan has to be this,” she said, removing her jacket to reveal a T-shirt that said, “Save […]

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For Churches, a Temptation to Sell

The Church of the Redeemer, at Pacific and Fourth Avenues in Brooklyn, had been closed to the public since 2010.CreditChristopher Lee for The New York Times A rendering of Five Six One Pacific, which is being built on the site of the church.Creditrendering by Visualisation One The sight of old spires squeezed between new towering […]

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Private Parking Goes Deluxe

Parking, like so much else in New York City, is going upscale. With their herringbone-pattern ceilings, app-based vehicle-retrieval systems and furnished waiting rooms, garages currently being constructed in residential developments seem designed to take the lowly parking spot to new heights. Even more significant may be the fact that the facilities are often private, aimed […]

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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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