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New York Today: New York Today: The World’s Fair, a World Away

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:00:01 GMT

The Unisphere, at the 1964 World’s Fair, was the site of an IBM exhibit.Tuesday: Revisiting the New York World’s Fair, exploring what’s at stake in the 2020 census, and giving a whale a bath.

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Cuomo Order on Public Housing May Carry Big Costs for City

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:26:20 GMT

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, speaking outside the Andrew Jackson Houses in the Bronx, has said that giving Nycha money is “like throwing it out the window.”New York City officials, even those who praised Mr. Cuomo’s executive order, were stunned by one clause: The city must pay for public housing repairs.

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At Long Last, a Plan to Fix New York City’s Buses

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:36:58 GMT

A plan announced Monday to fix New York City’s sluggish bus system may include the addition of double-decker buses on express lines. This bus is expected to run on the X17J express route between Staten Island and Manhattan.The M.T.A. released a turnaround plan for the failing bus system with a redesign and all-door boarding.

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Cuomo Announces Bill to Ban Plastic Bags in New York State

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:58:38 GMT

Citing a “blight of plastic bags” that are claiming a “devastating toll” on the environment, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday introduced a bill to ban them statewide by 2019.The proposal comes a year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo blocked a 5-cent city surcharge on the bags and as he has tacked left since Cynthia Nixon began a primary challenge.

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The Cold-Case Specialist Who Wants to Put Robert Durst Away

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:22:35 GMT

John Lewin of the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has won convictions in over a dozen cold cases. Now he has Robert Durst in his sights.With no weapon or witness, a California prosecutor who has won more than a dozen cold cases must prove that Mr. Durst killed a confidante 17 years ago.

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Inside One of America’s Ugliest Political Feuds: Cuomo vs. de Blasio

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 03:32:10 GMT

In their own way, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and Mayor Bill de Blasio are both vying to define the Democratic Party’s future in New York and beyond.How did two Democrats, whose politics and goals often mesh, allow their onetime friendship to deteriorate to the point of pure contempt?

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D.J. of the Counterculture Narrates Another Mishap: His Own

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:47:41 GMT

Bob and Lynnie Fass, with their cat Space Creature, have been sleeping on a couch in Staten Island since a fire in their new home in Connecticut.Bob Fass, 85, has been a mainstay of radical radio since the 1960s. After a house fire, he is living on a couch in Staten Island.

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M.T.A. Pins Its Hopes on Unproven Technology to Fix Subway

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:00:01 GMT

The Corona Tower in Queens that is used to monitor the 7 train. A project to modernize the signals on the line has been delayed repeatedly and may finally be completed by the end of the year.Subway officials hope ultra-wideband radio will help modernize the signal system, but the technology has not been used on a major transit system.

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Richard Carranza: ‘As the Chancellor, I Ultimately Own Everything’

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:00:05 GMT

Richard Carranza took over as the schools chancellor this month and says that he has “pushed” Mayor de Blasio on educational issues like how to deal with failing schools.In an interview, the schools chief talked about where he differs from Mayor de Blasio, his commitment to desegregation and his vision for the system.

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New Jersey Ruling Could Reignite Battle Over Church-State Separation

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:00:03 GMT

The Morristown Presbyterian Church is one of a dozen churches on the losing side of a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that public money may not be given to houses of worship for historic preservation.A decision by the state’s Supreme Court barring church use of county grants for historic preservation could have national ramifications.

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Metropolitan Diary: Making Change

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:00:00 GMT

Buying a cup of coffee leads to a memory of history learned in grade school.

Eugene Leff Dies at 73; Fought for New York in Love Canal Case

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:52:57 GMT

Eugene Leff along the Hudson River in 2007. Besides arguing the Love Canal case for New York State, he pursued litigation to remove PCBs and other contaminants from the river.Mr. Leff was the state’s lead lawyer in a toxic-waste suit against a chemical company that led to a record $98 million settlement in 1994.

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Rue St. Denis, Longtime Outfitter to TV and Chic People, Is Closing

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:07:43 GMT

Riccardo Bonechi, a founder of Rue St. Denis, helps his customer Charlotte McKee.For 25 years, a time capsule of perfectly preserved clothing in Alphabet City.

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Front Burner: The Shape of Truffles: Square

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:25:57 GMT

Boxes of Truffolettes range in cost from $20 to $69.Forget your expectations. A former ceramicist is creating beautiful candies without rounding off the edges.

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Front Burner: Taking a Mediterranean Market for a Test Drive

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:18:29 GMT

Markato offers prepared food to go, including cheeses, charcuterie and smoked fish.Costas Spiliadis, who owns the Estiatorio Milos restaurants, has opened a small market near his Midtown location before unveiling a larger one in Hudson Yards.

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Front Burner: Chicken to Go in the West Village

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:14:33 GMT

The chef Laurence Edelman with his spit roasted chicken.The chef Laurence Edelman of Left Bank has opened Poulet San Tête (chicken without a head), selling rotisserie heritage-breed chicken for nearby delivery or pickup.

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Front Burner: Wine Glasses With Style and Function

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:09:07 GMT

Günter Seeger said he selected the glasses for their ability to aerate wine and in some cases enhance its aroma.Some of the glassware the chef Günter Seeger has chosen for his West Village restaurant is available for sale.

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Craft Distillers, Facing Lower Taxes, Invest in Themselves

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:11:43 GMT

Allen Katz, a founder of New York Distilling Company, in Brooklyn, above the copper still where its gin is made.A little-publicized amendment in the new tax law shows the growing political clout of American spirits producers, particularly the smaller ones.

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