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Part of Hudson Yards Tunnels Is Nearly Done. Now It Sits, Unused.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:25:54 GMT

The first section of two box tunnels under the Hudson Yards development on the Far West Side of Manhattan are largely complete. They will eventually help link a new tunnel under the Hudson River to tracks leading to Pennsylvania Station.The two box tunnels are the first section of the multibillion-dollar Gateway project to almost reach completion.

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A Diva Who Is Not Above Walking 3,100 Miles

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:10:30 GMT

Yolanda Holder, 59, an endurance racewalker known as the Walking Diva, in one of the 30 outfits she brought for the 52-day Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race in Jamaica, Queens.Yolanda Holder, 59, is known as the Walking Diva for the snazzy outfits she wears while walking long-distance races.

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M.T.A. Chief Calls on New York City to Give More to Help Subway System

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:42:54 GMT

The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Joseph J. Lhota, at a Midtown conference in June.Joseph Lhota’s comments came on the heels of another acrimonious exchange between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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A Spy Novel Whose Clues Are Found on New York Landmarks

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:00:17 GMT

David Wise, the author of “The Atlas Pursuit,” a digital novel that is part hard-boiled caper, part Pokémon Go.A new digital book about Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl sends readers across the city to solve its riddles.

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Officer Accused of Excessive Force in Arrest of James Blake Spurns Plea Deal

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:20:55 GMT

Video footage captured Officer James Frascatore manhandling the retired tennis star James Blake in Manhattan in September 2015.Officer James Frascatore decided on Thursday to proceed with a public disciplinary trial on charges stemming from the 2015 arrest in Midtown Manhattan of the retired tennis player.

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City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:30:17 GMT

Kyle Stefano, a program director for the Center for Urban Community Services, and Eric Wilson, a case manager, checking on homeless people this month under an overpass in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. The center will lead a consortium to help reduce the number of people living on the streets.The problem of homelessness in New York City now includes more able-bodied people, some of them employed, who shun overcrowded shelters and live on the street.

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New York Becomes the City That Never Shuts Up

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:06:08 GMT

Taxis at a crosswalk on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Noise has become an increasing problem there.With noise complaints doubling over five years and once-quiet neighborhoods offering little refuge, the city is considering a law to help quiet the din.

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More Arrests Announced in MS-13 Killings of 4 Young Men on Long Island

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:00:01 GMT

Bridget M. Rohde, the acting United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, at a news conference on Wednesday.More than 15 arrests have been made in the killings of four young men who, the authorities said, were lured into the woods, then ambushed by the transnational gang.

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Bronx Science Coach Sentenced to 7 Years in Child Pornography Case

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:34:44 GMT

Jon CruzJon Cruz admitted asking dozens of teenage boys to send him photographs of themselves, some explicit, but he pleaded guilty to only one count.

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Metropolitan Diary: Picking Up the Tab

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

An offhand remark at an Upper East Side bistro pays dividends.

Our Jersey Boy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:37:18 GMT

Hoboken Terminal, a New Jersey transportation hub, on July 10.Being the Garden State’s correspondent for the Metro desk can at times feel like being a far-flung foreign correspondent.

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Album: Coney Island, Ever Changing

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:32:55 GMT

The photographer Lauren Welles sees a tableau of collective escape on the beach.

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Kenneth Jay Lane, Jewelry Designer Who Made a Fortune Faking It, Dies at 85

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:06:34 GMT

Kenneth Jay Lane in 1970. “I myself am a fabulous fake,” he once said of his success.Over six decades, Mr. Lane built a global business by making it acceptable and chic for women to wear glittering jewelry of unabashed deception.

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F.Y.I.: Did Firefighters Start or End 1863 Draft Riots — or Both?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:53:27 GMT

The draft riots of July 1863 resulted in 120 dead, 2,000 injured and millions of dollars in property damage.Members of the Black Joke engine company had reason to be angry, but whether they were among the rioters is a subject of dispute.

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City Councilman Convicted of Stealing Thousands in Public Funds

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:49:44 GMT

Ruben W. WillsRuben W. Wills was convicted of using more than half of a $33,000 state grant earmarked for single parents and obesity prevention on personal shopping sprees.

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In an East Harlem Park, Valentine or Voodoo?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:46:33 GMT

A stylized heart on a gate at Dream Street Park on East 124th Street is seen by some as a symbol of Ezili, the voodoo goddess of love.A stylized heart in a park in East Harlem looks very much like a voodoo icon used to summon a god, according to occult experts.

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Benefits by the Shore

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:07:35 GMT

Fund-raisers were held last week for the Parrish Art Museum, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Dancers Responding to AIDS and Lambda Legal.

Danny Meyer’s Empire Goes Roman With an Indoor Piazza

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:40:00 GMT

Baby shrimp and squid from Vini e Fritti, which should be ready in September, in the Redbury New York in NoMad.The restaurateur will open a Rome-style coffee bar and a wine bar alongside Marta, his pizzeria in a NoMad hotel.

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Theater: He Spent His Life in Theater. Here’s What He Left Behind.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:09:01 GMT

James Houghton died last summer. Now his daughter is sharing his collection of theatrical treasures.

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Hungry City: A Jackson Heights Oasis for Japanese Snacks: 969 NYC Coffee

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:16:26 GMT

Onigirazu, a relatively recent innovation in Japan, is recognizable as a sandwich, albeit with layers of rice instead of bread and a broad sleeve of nori to hold it all together.Rice balls with sashes of nori and other treats at a cafe on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens.

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Cheap Date Alert: Met Operas, Screened for Free

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:35:09 GMT

A screening of “La Cenerentola” at Lincoln Center last year. The Met will again set out some 3,000 chairs — for a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s film of “The Magic Flute,” followed by 10 nights of other performances.The Met will set out 3,000 chairs for screenings of Ingmar Bergman’s film of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” followed by 10 nights of starry performances.

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Meet My Dog, Barnaby, Aspiring Instagram ‘Pup-fluencer’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:28:34 GMT

“Eating trash, staring at wall, peeing on floor,” I wrote for his profile — a breath of fresh air.Since our Pet City columnist’s basset-beagle mix is elderly, cranky and willfully incontinent, the theme would be uncompromising realism.

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New York Today: New York Today: Your Guide to ‘Cloudgazing’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:27 GMT

Clouds over Central Park last month.Thursday: A lesson on our sky, a heat advisory and a Moon Day anniversary.

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New York Schools Faulted Again for Failing to Keep Track of Computers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:34:27 GMT

In a follow-up to a 2014 audit, the comptroller’s office rebuked the city’s Education Department for its “ineptitude” in its record-keeping.