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Public Hospitals Treat Greater Share of Mental Health Patients

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:04:09 GMT

Karyn Rivers, 55, at a respite center in Gramercy Park, an alternative to a hospital where guests receive group counseling, peer support and connections to psychiatrists.A new report shows that New York City patients are being cared for more and more by public hospitals, as some private hospitals face financial pressures.

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Mayor de Blasio Used Personal Email for City Matters, Memo Says

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:02:27 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio has defended his practice of asking his staff to help campaign donors, and said he would continue to do so.In some instances the mayor used his own email address in violation of city guidelines, according to the memo, which stemmed from an inquiry into the mayor’s fund-raising.

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After 62 Years and Many Battles, Village Voice to End Print Publication

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:39:57 GMT

In the face of competition The Village Voice switched to free distribution in 1996.The owner of the weekly said its audience has moved online and expects daily publication in various media, rather than a weekly edition.

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Struggling Schools Improve on Test Scores, but Not All Are Safe

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:02:30 GMT

At a news conference on Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said some Renewal schools will very likely be slated to close.Schools in the city’s Renewal program improved more on state standardized tests in reading and math than the rest of the city’s schools.

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Police Union Complains of ‘Blue Racism,’ Then Regrets Word Choice

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:27:55 GMT

Edward D. Mullins, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said the message of a video released by the union was positive, but conceded the word choice could have been better.A video by the Sergeants Benevolent Association in New York City drew pushback on social media, and its president later conceded that describing the plight of officers as “racism” was ill-advised.

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Far from Winner’s Circle, Saratoga Track Workers Fear Deportation

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:47:59 GMT

Sean Gilpin, 21, an immigrant from Jamaica who says he has a green card, works as an exercise rider at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., during the summer. Many of the workers are immigrants who live in threadbare housing in the backstretch.Saratoga’s racetrack is known for pomp and pageantry, but in the gritty backstretch, Latino track workers are nervous, after local immigration arrests

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Officers Won’t Face Federal Charges in Shooting of Taxi Driver

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:50:36 GMT

Federal prosecutors investigating the death of Mohamed Bah, who was killed by New York City police officers in 2012, said on Tuesday they would not bring criminal charges. Mr. Bah’s mother, Hawa Bah, second from right, prayed in June outside Federal District Court in Lower Manhattan.Officers shot and killed Mohamed Bah in his Harlem apartment in 2012 after he stabbed two of them, the police said.

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Manhattan Court Worker Stole $160,000 in Fines, District Attorney Says

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:09:01 GMT

The thefts, which occurred over two years, resulted in the arrests of five people for unpaid fines, even though they had sent checks to the court.

In Search of Donald Trump at His Boyhood Home

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:23:41 GMT

A cardboard cutout of President Trump in his childhood home in Queens.At the president’s former childhood house, listed for rent on Airbnb, visitors can sleep in his bedroom. But traces of him are elusive.

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Yankees 13, Tigers 4: Tanaka’s Efficiency and Sanchez’s Power Lead Yankees Past the Tigers

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:13:59 GMT

The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka, above, returned from a 10-day stint on the disabled list to hold the Tigers to three runs and six hits in seven innings. Brett Gardner reached third base on a triple in the seventh.Tanaka turned in a solid start after a 10-day stint on the disabled list, and Sanchez replaced Aaron Judge as the No. 3 hitter and responded with two homers.

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Mets’ David Wright Begins Rehab Assignment at the Plate

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:31:31 GMT

David Wright of the Mets during an at-bat against the Nationals in spring training. Wright went 0 for 4, with two strikeouts, for Class A St. Lucie on Tuesday.Wright, a third baseman who hasn’t played this season because of injuries, took the field as a designated hitter for Class A St. Lucie in Florida.

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Metropolitan Diary: ‘You Don’t Call Me’

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:00:01 GMT

A moment of self-reflection prompted by an argument heard through an open window.

Boîte: Smokers Are Welcome at This Upper East Side Bar

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:19:27 GMT

The scene at Sugar East, a new bar on the Upper East Side where smoking is still allowed.Sugar East, a “Mad Men”-style speakeasy, lets patrons light up indoors, thanks to a grandfathered tobacco license.

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Off the Menu: Martina, Danny Meyer’s Latest Pizza Restaurant, Opens in the East Village

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:19:11 GMT

Martina is the latest restaurant from Danny Meyer and the Union Square Hospitality Group.Mexican from the owners of Freek’s Mill, the latest from the former Le Turtle chef Greg Proechel, and other restaurant news.

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Restaurant Review: The Grill Is Confident, Theatrical, Sharp and New Yorky

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:29:09 GMT

The former Grill Room of the Four Seasons now holds a restaurant with a full-battery charge.

It’s a Diverse City, but Most Big Museum Boards Are Strikingly White

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:17:16 GMT

Thelma Golden, the Studio Museum in Harlem’s director and chief curator. The Studio Museum is the rare major New York cultural institution with large numbers of minorities on both the staff and the board.A Times survey of New York City museums reveals that the lack of diversity starts at the top — with the board.

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Pet City: When the Delayed Passenger Is a Potbellied Pig

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:00:13 GMT

A horse bound for Amsterdam was delivered to the Ark at JFK, the new animal terminal at Kennedy Airport.The Ark at JFK, an animal center at Kennedy International Airport, makes dogs, cats, horses and other creatures in transit feel at home.

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New York Today: New York Today: Moments of Unity

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:44:20 GMT

A common response we heard to the solar eclipse on Monday: “So cool.”Tuesday: Other eclipse-like events, Trump’s boyhood home, and the next eclipse.

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