Tag: Upper East Side (Manhattan, NY)

Cornell’s Medical School Offers Full Rides in Battle Over Student Debt

Cornell University’s medical school announced on Monday that it would make the cost of attendance free for all students who qualify for financial aid, entering a roiling debate over student debt and the rising cost of higher education in the United States. Beginning with the current academic year, eligible students at the school, Weill Cornell […]

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Peruvian Ceviche, Now With Plates and Chairs

Four summers ago, a young chef named José Luis Chávez began leveraging the poke craze and the salad-bowl trend into a string of fast-casual ceviche bars. He began with a counter in the Gansevoort Market food hall called Mission Ceviche; there is now another in Canal Street Market and a third is supposed to open […]

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Phone Service Problems Leave More Than a Dozen Hospitals Unable to Take Calls

More than a dozen hospitals in and around New York City lost phone service on Friday night, hampering their ability to answer the incoming calls of relatives who were seeking to speak with patients or check on their status. Hospital officials said that there was no danger to patients and that they were making contingency […]

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82-Year-Old Slipped by Doormen to Steal $400,000 in Jewelry, Police Say

The old man still had it in him. Samuel Sabatino, 82, might have been expected to spend his days relaxing like a typical retiree in Florida, where he lived. But, the police said, he decided to drive all the way up from Miami to the Upper East Side over the Labor Day weekend for a […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Is Dead. His Victims Still Deserve Justice.

Editors’ note: Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself on Saturday in a Manhattan jail, according to corrections officials. This editorial was originally published in early July, and while Mr. Epstein will never face trial, the investigations into his crimes and those of others must continue. On Friday, thousands of pages of documents were released offering more details […]

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Michael Seidenberg, Who Ran a Not-So-Secret Bookstore, Dies at 64

Michael Seidenberg, whose clandestine bookshop and literary salon on the Upper East Side was much loved by bibliophiles, literati and inveterate browsers, died on July 8 in a hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 64. His wife, Nicky Roe, said the cause was heart failure. Mr. Seidenberg, who lived in Manhattan and in Kent, N.Y., […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Taught at Dalton. His Behavior Was Noticed.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In the mid-1970s, students at one of New York’s most esteemed prep schools were surprised to encounter a new teacher who pushed the limits on the school’s strict dress code, wandering the halls in a fur coat, gold chains […]

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How the Case Against Jeffrey Epstein Unfolded Over More Than a Decade

The sex-trafficking charges filed against Jeffrey Epstein this week in Manhattan underscored the long scope of the investigation into accusations that he engaged in sexual acts with girls, some as young as 14, in both his Upper East Side townhouse and his residence in Palm Beach, Fla. The allegations against Mr. Epstein stretch back to […]

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Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein: How Are They Connected?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing girls for more than a decade, has been linked in the past to celebrities, prominent businessmen, politicians and, at one point, Prince Andrew of Britain. But it is Mr. Epstein’s […]

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Who Protected Jeffrey Epstein?

On Monday, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York unsealed a 14-page indictment against Jeffrey Epstein, charging the wealthy financier with operating and conspiring to operate a sex trafficking ring of girls out of his luxe homes on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and in Palm Beach, Fla., “among other locations.” […]

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The $56 Million Mansion at 9 East 71st Street Where Epstein Allegedly Abused Girls

The townhouse where the financier Jeffrey Epstein is accused of engaging in sex acts with underage girls is one of the largest private homes in Manhattan, a short walk from Central Park. The seven-story residence at 9 East 71st Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, sprawls across 21,000-square feet and has five bathrooms, a two-story […]

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Nude Photos of Underage Girls Seized From Jeffrey Epstein Mansion, Prosecutors Say

[Read our previous coverage of the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein.] Investigators seized nude photographs of underage girls from the Manhattan townhouse of Jeffrey Epstein as part of a new investigation into allegations he exploited dozens of minors for sex, prosecutors revealed on Monday. That detail was mentioned by federal prosecutors in on Monday as they […]

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Luxury Sales Spike as Buyers Rush to Avoid Higher Mansion Taxes

The neo-Gothic building at 212 Fifth Avenue, at East 26th Street, is essentially sold out.CreditRobert Wright for The New York Times Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, recently closed on three apartments there, including a triplex penthouse.CreditKyle Johnson for The New York Times Jeff Bezos moved into his new Manhattan home last month after closing on three […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Is Accused of Luring Girls to His Manhattan Mansion and Abusing Them

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Federal prosecutors appear to have resurrected a federal sex crimes case against the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein by focusing on accusations that he sexually assaulted girls at his mansion in Manhattan — more than a decade after a widely […]

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Why the Trump White House Is Caught Up in the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

By the time Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier and felon, was arrested on Saturday and charged with sex trafficking, he had been repeatedly accused of pedophilia and sexual abuse for more than a decade. But Mr. Epstein — whose acquaintances include two presidents and multiple celebrities — had until then avoided federal prosecution. Now, Mr. Epstein […]

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Developers Built a 30-Story High-Rise. They Might Have to Chop Off 5 Floors.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In New York City, real estate fights between neighborhoods and developers over new projects typically take place long before any ground is broken. But the latest battle involves a 30-story condo tower in Manhattan that is nearly finished. It […]

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New York Is a Noisy City. One Man Got Revenge.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] There is no escaping the clamor of New York City. Just ask Mike Edison. He has been jolted awake before dawn by jackhammers and screeching delivery trucks. He asked politely for those responsible to stop. He dialed the city’s […]

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How Spike Lee Spends His Sundays

In the 33 years since the filmmaker Spike Lee released “She’s Gotta Have It,” about a Brooklyn artist and her romantic entanglements, he has written, directed and produced projects nonstop, including the movie “BlacKkKlansman,” which won an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay this year. Last week, Mr. Lee’s television series, “She’s Gotta Have It,” […]

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