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The Saga of Yoko Ono, Her Chauffeur and Lost Lennon Treasures

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:56:27 GMT

The police in Germany have recovered items that had belonged to John Lennon. Investigators said they were stolen more than a decade ago from his wife, Yoko Ono.A trove of diaries and personal effects of the slain Beatle were stolen from Yoko Ono by her driver, the police said. The driver says otherwise.

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New York Punk, Out of Retirement

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:00:25 GMT

Kevin Shaw, center, with Matt Langone, right, of the Hipp Pipps in a show at Arlene’s Grocery last month.Rockers from the downtown scene of the 1970s and ’80s are keeping the flame alive, and their gray-haired fans are happy to party like it’s 1979.

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Giving Pedestrians a Head Start Crossing Streets

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:03:39 GMT

New York City has expanded the number of intersections where walk signals turn green before the lights do, giving pedestrians a head start.To improve safety, New York City has reprogrammed walk lights at 2,381 crosswalks to come on seven to 11 seconds before green lights release cars.

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Leaning on the Stars to Make Sense of the World

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:21:00 GMT

Eric Francis Coppolino, once an investigative reporter, is now the horoscope columnist for The Daily News. He described his writing as “news astrology,” or reporting on current events through the lens of planets, houses and signs.Astrology has long had its believers and its skeptics, but horoscopes still cover the pages of publications in New York and across the globe.

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Campaign to Prevent Violent Traffic Stops Tells Drivers to Keep Cool

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:37:46 GMT

An image from a public service announcement produced as part of a campaign by the New Jersey attorney general to educate drivers and passengers about how they are legally expected to behave during a traffic stop.The campaign seeks to inform citizens how to act during police stops to defuse sometimes-violent confrontations. Some say the ads are blaming the victim.

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How a Comedy Website Came to Sell Wine to Survive

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:00:20 GMT

Brook Lundy, left, along with Duncan Mitchell, founded Someecards in 2006.Someecards had a great idea that went viral. Then Facebook, responsible for much of its success, almost killed it.

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I Was Misinformed: How My Sundays Spend Me

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:13:15 GMT

Lines at the bakery, road closures, movie house lobbies as crowded as the subway — what’s not to love about Sunday in New York?

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Sunday Routine: How Michael Rapaport, Actor and Fantasy Football Guru, Spends His Sundays

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:23 GMT

“This is my natural habitat,” Michael Rapaport said of New York.He lives in his mother’s old apartment, he‘s a fantasy football expert, and he frequents Joe’s Pizza. Oh, and he’s a “Real Housewives” fan.

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Final Nights at the Trump SoHo Before Trump Checks Out

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:50:43 GMT

The Trump SoHo Hotel in 2016. The hotel, which has struggled financially since Donald J. Trump launched his political career, is losing the Trump name.At the hotel, which has struggled financially and will soon excise the Trump name, some guests loved the brand, while others were there for the discounted rooms.

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F.Y.I.: When Climbing a Greased Flagpole Was Patriotic

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:49:20 GMT

George Washington, on the white horse, and other military officials reclaim the Battery in New York on Nov. 25, 1783.Up until 1916, New Yorkers would commemorate Evacuation Day on Nov. 25, performing the slippery feat at the Battery after a large parade.

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Album: Courtroom Confidential

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:43:19 GMT

The arraignment of Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon in 1980.From John Gotti to Son of Sam to El Chapo, famous and notorious defendants have always made for interesting portraits. A new exhibit collects the best.

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Mary Adelman, 89, Fixer of Broken Typewriters, Is Dead

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:18:39 GMT

Mary Adelman in 2001 in her typewriter repair shop at 79th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. She complained that computers made writing too easy.For decades, her shop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan was a fixture in the lives of writers desperate to keep the words flowing.

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Giving Thanks in Black Tie

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:37:01 GMT

Galas were held last week for the Guggenheim Museum, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Chinese in America.

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10 Things to Do Now in NYC

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:00:13 GMT

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Robert Battle’s “Mass.” It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. Here’s a sampling of cultural highlights this weekend and over the week ahead.

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Hungry City: Another Foothold for Philippine Cuisine

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:11:03 GMT

Ampalaya, or bitter melon, is tossed into a pan of scrambled eggs at the last minute, so it loses none of its color or crunch.Tito Rad’s Grill in Queens is in the vanguard of new Filipino cooking.

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Vows: A Good Day in New York for Former TV Anchor

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:09:24 GMT

Greg Kelly and Judith Grey greeting guests after their wedding ceremony Nov. 12 at the University Club in New York.Greg Kelly, the former Marine and television personality, marries Judith Grey, an advertising creative director.

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New York Today: New York Today: Finding the Perfect Tree

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:00:13 GMT

The holiday season is here.Friday: Christmas tree-hunting tips, guided hikes through city parks, and a history of sidewalk tree vendors.

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When the Weekend House Becomes a Full-Time Home

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:01:12 GMT

Franceska and Aaron Earls are only the fifth family to live in this Peconic home, which was built in 1870. On warm nights, they often eat dinner on this cozy side porch, which features a light fixture original to the home.On the North Fork of Long Island, some second homeowners are moving in permanently and finding creative ways to commute — or not commute.

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