Tag: New York City

Eric Adams Can Hire His Brother, but at Salary of $1, Not $210,000

When a furor erupted over Mayor Eric Adams’s decision to hire his brother to manage his security detail, the mayor retroactively sought formal guidance from the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board and vowed to abide by its determination. On Thursday, the board made its ruling public: Eric Adams’s brother, Bernard, can in fact […]

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Bribery Case Casts a Shadow Over Eric Adams’s Public Safety Chief

Mr. Banks has already tried to assuage concerns about his past. In a New York Daily News column this month, he wrote that he had neither betrayed the public’s trust nor broken the law. However, he did not address his accepting expensive gifts from the two businessmen, Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg, who hoped to […]

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East Coast Braces for Snow Again

A sprawling storm system that is forecast to bring winter weather from North Carolina to New England this weekend could have a “significant” impact as it moves up the East Coast, a meteorologist said on Thursday, warning of a storm that could snarl traffic along the Interstate-95 corridor and threaten power outages to millions. Although […]

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After Spate of Shootings, Manhattan D.A. Takes Tougher Stance on Guns

Both those men worked as defense lawyers before taking office. Mr. Bragg, by contrast, is a former federal prosecutor, and he has consistently emphasized the need for public safety. During an appearance with the Citizens Crime Commission on Monday, he amended his usual mantra of “safety and fairness.” “I’ve almost been thinking about saying, rather […]

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What to Do if You’ve Lost Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card

More than a year ago, when Covid-19 vaccines became available and jabs started going into arms, it became a point of pride for some people to show off a bandaged shoulder and a white Covid-19 Vaccination Record card. But as the coronavirus pandemic rolled on, and the bandages came off, some people simply lost track […]

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A Staunch Critic of the N.Y.P.D. Grapples With Deaths of 2 Officers

On one side of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem, dozens of candles and bouquets of flowers were clustered outside the 32nd Precinct station house after a shooting that would leave two officers dead. Across the boulevard was the apartment building where the officers were struck by gunfire as they responded to a report […]

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Elio’s Restaurant Won’t Face City Scrutiny for Admitting Sarah Palin

New York City will not investigate Elio’s, an Upper East Side restaurant, for allowing Sarah Palin to dine indoors on Saturday night without asking for proof that she had been vaccinated. City rules require that restaurants demand such proof before admitting guests indoors. Ms. Palin is unvaccinated, and on Monday, she tested positive for Covid. […]

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New York Mayor Eric Adams To Reinstate Controversial NYPD Unit Accused Of Racial Profiling To Reign In Gun Violence

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Anadolu Agency / Getty New York City has seen a rise in violent crime over the last year, and when crime rises in big cities like NYC and the mayors of said cities are tasked with doing something about it, the “answer” tends to involve putting more cops on the street […]

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New York Judge Blocks State’s Mask Mandate

A New York State judge ruled on Monday that the state’s mask mandate had been enacted unlawfully and is now void, according to court documents. In December, amid a winter virus surge, Gov. Kathy Hochul renewed a mask mandate at all indoor public places throughout the state — including in schools and nursing homes and […]

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‘We Are Going to Turn Our Pain Into Purpose’

In the beginning, the word was the problem, Charlie Hewitt said. There are so many words — 171,476 in the Oxford English Dictionary, not counting 47,156 listed as obsolete. Hewitt, an artist from Portland, Maine, needed only one. The one that came to mind was “hopeful.” He felt it was the right word for the […]

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The Right Way to Stop Rising Crime in New York

In recent days in New York, a woman was shoved to her death from a subway platform. A baby was hit by a stray bullet in the face. A police officer was fatally shot. The disregard for human life comes after two grinding years of death. First from the coronavirus and now from a rise […]

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Gunman Accused of Shooting 2 NYPD Officers Dies

Lashawn McNeil, the man who the New York City police said shot and killed one officer and critically wounded another in Harlem last week, died on Monday, two police officials said. Mr. McNeil, 47, was accused of ambushing Officers Jason Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27, while they responded to a report of a domestic […]

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Adams to Bring Back Plainclothes Anti-Gun Unit in 3 Weeks

Mayor Eric Adams, at a pivotal moment in his first weeks in office, announced an ambitious public safety plan on Monday to address a growing crisis of gun violence in New York City. In a solemn speech just three days after a police officer was killed in Manhattan, Mr. Adams called for immediate changes to […]

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Experts Share Some Tips on How to Buy Vintage Jewelry

Whether you are looking for a delicate Art Deco engagement ring or a lavish antique diamond necklace, shopping for precious vintage jewelry can be as daunting as it is enticing. On a recent blustery morning in New York City, a group of high-end vintage jewelry experts gathered to discuss what prospective buyers should look for […]

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A Grim January Leaves Some New Yorkers Fearful for the City’s Future

At age 54, Mr. Marcus is old enough to remember hard times in the city, like the crack wars that led to thousands of murders a year. While it is true that shootings and homicides have increased since 2018, they remain a fraction of bad-old-days New York. In 2021, there were 488 homicides, compared with […]

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After Shootings, Eric Adams Rushes to Release Safety Plan

Mayor Eric Adams rode to office on a platform of bringing down crime in New York City. In his first weeks as mayor, that challenge has risen to meet him. A woman was pushed to her death at a Times Square subway station. A baby was shot in the Bronx. A 19-year-old Burger King worker […]

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Why the Costumer of ‘The Gilded Age’ Is Being Driven Out of Business

Challenges began for Ms. Uffner in 2006, when the landlord of the building she occupied in Midtown “invited” her, as she put it, to break her lease early. He was selling the building and wanted her out, but moving thousands of racks of clothing was going to be an ordeal. At the same time commercial […]

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How Remote Work is Crippling New York City’s Commuter Rails

Before the coronavirus pandemic, more than a million workers commuted into New York City every weekday. Now, with the public health crisis entering its third year and another variant upending the rhythms of the city, employers increasingly view the five-day workweek in the office as a relic of the past, adopting more flexibility because their […]

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Drawing, a Cure for the January Blahs

Drawing is really the best of all art mediums. Its history is long and encompassing, truly global, virtually unbounded. It facilitates many other art forms, among them painting, sculpture and architecture. But the mark-making basic to drawing is the starting point of so much else: the development of written language, numbers, musical scores. And, contrasting […]

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In Sewage, Clues to Omicron’s Surge

Dr. Hopkins consults weekly with wastewater screeners to determine where the city should funnel resources. When officials from the Houston program noticed that the sewage in one ZIP code, a largely Hispanic neighborhood, had unusually high levels of the virus week after week, they distributed testing and cleaning supplies and multilingual educational materials about the […]

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The Manhattan DA Started a Panic With Supposedly Soft-on-Crime Policies. His Critics Are Wrong.

This argument ignores that while we separate our government legally—into executive, legislative, and judicial branches—we also separate it geographically, into state, county, and local agencies, especially when it comes to the criminal legal system. For a policy problem like crime, these geographic divisions matter a lot. Crime, like many social ills, is densely concentrated—not just […]

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