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Amtrak Said to Weigh Extended Track Closings for Penn Station Repairs

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:07:25 GMT

Tracks leading away from Pennsylvania Station in New York. Amtrak, which owns and operates the terminal, says the rail infrastructure there has become so brittle that it urgently needs a major overhaul.Officials say the move, which would cause huge disruptions for commuters, is needed because infrastructure at the terminal urgently needs an overhaul.

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New York City’s Subway System Violates Local and Federal Laws, Disability Groups Say

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:32:04 GMT

An elevated subway station in Brooklyn. More than 75 percent of New York’s subway stations are not accessible to disabled people, a lawsuit says.Two lawsuits contend that more than 75 percent of the city’s subway stations do not have elevators, lifts or other methods that make them accessible for people who are unable to use stairs.

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Cuomo Hires Maria Comella, a Christie Consultant, as Chief of Staff

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:08:24 GMT

Maria Comella, second from right, in 2014, during her time working for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Ms. Comella had worked as an outside consultant for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York this year.Ms. Comella, who has served several Republicans as part of presidential campaigns, said she accepted the position in part out of a desire to remain involved in the democratic process.

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City Commits $100 Million to Narrowing a Gap in Manhattan Greenway

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:07:19 GMT

Along the East River at 53rd Street in Manhattan. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city would develop the gap of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway between 41st and 61st Streets, the largest gap in the 32-mile loop.Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans for an esplanade to shrink the East Side gap between 41st and 61st Streets in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.

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Never Mind the Students; Homework Divides Parents

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:21 GMT

Elizabeth Garraway, principal of Public School 118 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, said that students had taken on voluntary projects at home since the school changed its homework policy last fall.At some city public schools, worksheets are out, passion projects are in, but some say the push against homework favors families with money and time.

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Republican Field for New York Mayor Race Grows, Just Before Winnowing Begins

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:12:13 GMT

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican who represents parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn, has filed to run for New York City mayor.Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has filed paperwork to run in the election, with a screening on Wednesday set to give candidates a chance to appeal to party leaders.

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About New York: The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:33:42 GMT

A new project offers an aural trip to the New York City of 400 years ago, when the din was from the frogs, not the cars.

3 Ex-Officers and Ex-Prosecutor Are Charged Over Gun Licenses

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:14:29 GMT

Joon H. Kim, the acting United States attorney in Manhattan, announced charges against three retired police officers and a former Brooklyn prosecutor in a federal corruption investigation.New York policemen took bribes, like cash, an $8,000 watch, vacations and guns, to issue permits without background checks, federal prosecutors said.

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Day Trip: Walking Over the Hudson: Lofty Valley Views Where Trains Once Rumbled

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:36:10 GMT

Tourists taking in the views from the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. The bridge, which crosses the river at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., long carried trains before falling into disrepair.After visiting the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge, explore the industrial architecture in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and pause for a craft beer.

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Metropolitan Diary: Music in the Dentist’s Chair

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Humming during a checkup, and getting an unlikely accompaniment.

A Debate Over the Home of New York’s Fashion Industry

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:06:27 GMT

In the garment district in Midtown Manhattan.Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has a plan that would strip the garment district in Manhattan of special zoning protections.

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Greg Marius, Who Sought Profit in Street Ball in Harlem, Dies at 59

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:38:12 GMT

Greg Marius, founder of the Entertainers Basketball Classic, attended the introduction of a new basketball shoe in August at Holcombe Rucker Park in Harlem, the site of the classic.Mr. Marius’s Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park in Harlem featured playground legends, professional basketball players, corporate sponsors and exuberant crowds.

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Off the Menu: Made Nice, the Latest From Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, Opens

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:24:50 GMT

Daniel Humm, left, and Will Guidara at their new fast-casual restaurant, Made Nice, in the Flatiron district.Empire Diner unveils its latest iteration, chef moves and other restaurant news.

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Restaurant Review: Union Square Cafe Returns, With More Than a Dash of Déjà Vu

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:23:22 GMT

As before, there is an upstairs balcony, but now it’s roomier.The reboot of Danny Meyer’s first restaurant replicates much of the look, taste and comfort that made the original so popular.

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New York Today: New York Today: An Ella Fitzgerald Centennial

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:38:57 GMT

That sounds heavenly.Tuesday: Remembering the “First Lady of Song,” soggy weather, and narrating Brooklyn’s past.

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Robin Hood, Favorite Charity on Wall Street, Gets New Leader

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:01:12 GMT

Wes Moore, an author, combat veteran and entrepreneur, will become the chief executive of Robin Hood, which distributed $130 million last year.Wes Moore, an author, combat veteran and entrepreneur, will lead the foundation, which distributed $130 million to organizations in New York City last year.

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