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Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Next Lion of New York

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:20 GMT

Lin-Manuel Miranda, December 2017.The unifying voice of the Obama years digs in for a fractious new era and a second child.

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The Tingle Makers, Open for Business

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:07:57 GMT

Part of the performance at Whisperlodge, a Brooklyn salon devoted to the stimulation of A.S.M.R., or autonomous sensory meridian response.Soothing videos of women whispering or crinkling paper have an unusually devoted following online. A salon in Brooklyn is mixing the therapy with theater.

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Future Lions of New York

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:52:11 GMT

Michelle AlexanderA parlor game: Who will be the next generations of influential New Yorkers? Candidates include novelists, educators, bartenders, infectious-disease specialists, and three-term mayors.

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Big City: Cool-Looking and Sweet, Juul Is a Vice Teens Can’t Resist

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:18:18 GMT

Resembling a flash drive, the Juul vaping system conveys a sense of industry — you’re Juuling into your MacBook Air while you are cramming for your test on Theodore Dreiser and thinking about trigonometry.The e-cigarettes, in flavors like Mango and Fruit Medley, offer rebellion in a sharply designed package that appeals to a driven generation.

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Sunday Routine: How Salt Bae, Restaurateur, Spends His Sundays

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:25 GMT

“I want to look stronger and be better,” Salt Bae said of his gym time. “I leave all of the negative energy there and go to the restaurant with more positive energy.”Nusret Gokce has moved into the Plaza Hotel in order to be close to his new restaurant, Nusr-Et, where he spends most of the day.

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Day Trip: Go to Oyster Bay for the Food. Stay for the History

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:43:06 GMT

Dinner reservations at 2 Spring, a new restaurant that opened in January, are already booked 30 days in advance. Brunch is a bit easier.The hamlet is home to a popular new restaurant. But there’s history, too: Theodore Roosevelt’s summer White House — now a national park — is also nearby.

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Neighborhood Joint: Out of Cuttlefish Ink? Try SOS Chefs

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:57:42 GMT

At SOS Chefs on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, customers are encouraged to open the containers, smell and even taste the products, which range from quince jam to apricot kernel oil.The shop, on the Lower East Side, has specialized in hard-to-find spices, herbs, oils, and other culinary concoctions since 1996.

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Bookshelf: Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:00:28 GMT

An undated photograph of Frederick Douglass.A new book includes eight speeches about equality, slavery and the Civil War that Douglass delivered in Brooklyn throughout the 19th Century.

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Fit City: Orthodox Jew, Unorthodox Boxing Teacher

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:31:56 GMT

Yuri Foreman, left, spars with a student.Yuri Foreman, a former world champion and now a rabbi, teaches a class of devoted students every week at the 92nd Street Y.

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African Immigrants Find an Open Door at Bronx College

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:14:42 GMT

Victoria McEwen, center, grew up in Sierra Leone, watching her mother help people survive during the civil war there. Now she is among a burgeoning group of African students at Bronx Community College.Despite President Trump’s put-down of Africa and immigrants, some students at Bronx Community College are too busy studying to be distracted.

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Out of Prison, Fiancée in Kayak Case Says, ‘I’m Not Heartless’

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:04:02 GMT

Angelika Graswald in her lawyer’s office in White Plains, N.Y. Ms. Graswald was freed from prison in December after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide for the April 2015 death of her fiancé, Vincent Viafore, who died while kayaking back from Bannerman Castle.Nearly three years after her arrest in the drowning death of her fiancé, Angelika Graswald speaks publicly about the case that drew widespread attention.

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What Makes Public Radio ‘Very Personal’ Magnifies Its #MeToo Cases

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:51:29 GMT

Garrison Keillor in 2014 at Minnesota Public Radio, which cut its ties with him in November. Because public radio creates “what feels like an intimate, one-on-one relationship” between its hosts and listeners, said Vivian Schiller, a former chief executive of NPR, “the potential for backlash is that much greater.”Public broadcasting, which fosters an intimate relationship with its listeners and counts on their donations, is scrambling after the ouster of prominent figures over allegations of misbehavior.

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Finding a Lock of Hair, and a Link to American History

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:38:52 GMT

A lock of what is purportedly President George Washington’s hair was found inside an almanac in the library at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.It’s believed to be George Washington’s. It was found in Union College’s archives. And it’s a new wrinkle in the odd history of the founding father’s hair.

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Homelessness, Step by Step

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:14:20 GMT

New York City makes it hard to enter shelters, and the housing market makes it hard to leave them. The process has many phases — the stages of homelessness.

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When Calling an Uber Can Pay Off for Cities and States

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:00:13 GMT

The Kennedy Expressway in Chicago, where officials have imposed fees on trips on ride-hailing apps like Uber and will use some of the money to improve its public transit system. Across the country many local governments are using similar surcharges to raise more revenue.New taxes and fees on ride-hailing services have raised millions of dollars for transportation, infrastructure, and even public schools.

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Soldier Who Died Saving People From Bronx Fire Is Hailed at His Funeral

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:06:24 GMT

The coffin of Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah was carried out of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx on Saturday. His death, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said at the funeral, was a reminder of “the most noble calling of the human person, to give ourselves in sacrifice and love to others.”Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah’s funeral was the last for the 13 victims of the December fire, the deadliest in New York City in over 25 years.

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