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How Much for That Tree? $35 in Harlem, or $135 in SoHo

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:36:23 GMT

George Nash and his wife, Jane Waterman, come to New York City from Vermont each winter to sell Christmas trees. Their operation comprises 18 tree stands and dozens of employees.A shortage of evergreens, originating with the recession, has driven prices up in New York. Ultimately, though, what you pay depends on where you live.

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No Longer at the Mayor’s Flank, Mark-Viverito Charts a New Path

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:48:54 GMT

As Melissa Mark-Viverito prepares to leave the City Council speaker’s office, she refused to address her political future, saying that she did not want to close off any options.Melissa Mark-Viverito, who must leave her post as City Council speaker because of term limits, is weighing her next political move.

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Side Street: Gone With the Wind, a Puerto Rican Dream

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:33:07 GMT

Rosa Iris Vega, seated, with her children Yadhira Gonzalez-Taylor and Hector Gonzalez, celebrating her 68th birthday with a traditional Puerto Rican Christmas serenade. She had retired to her childhood home in Puerto Rico in 2013, only to be uprooted after Hurricane Maria.After a hard life as a single mother in the Bronx, Rosa Iris Vega retired to her childhood home in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria sent her back to northern exile.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: They Lost Their Country. Then a Fire Robbed Them of Even More.

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:00:16 GMT

Fatima al-Ewy, 25, holding her 3-year-old daughter, Haneen. Ms. Ewy, a Syrian refugee, fled to Lebanon, where her family has faced hardships.Two Syrian refugees scraped to get by with their daughter in Lebanon. But when they took out a loan that they couldn’t repay after the blaze, their situation worsened.

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Off-Duty Officer Is Robbed of His Gun in the Bronx, Police Say

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:25:38 GMT

The officer was leaving a fund-raiser when he was jumped by three men, the police said.

Herbs From the Underground

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:45:47 GMT

At Farm.One, a hydroponic garden in TriBeCa, red-veined sorrel is prepared for a delivery.A hydroponic garden in a TriBeCa basement is growing rare herbs and edible flowers, and many prominent chefs are flocking to it.

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Bela, the Forgotten War Orphan

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:46:59 GMT

Ruth Saperstein Jaffe with evidence of her former life as Bela Raphael, the orphan saved by Sergeant Bert Simons.The remarkable tale of a 3-year-old whose parents died in Auschwitz, and the soldier who worked to get her out of occupied Berlin.

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Big City: We Need to Talk About Balthus

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:57:51 GMT

Anna Zuccaro, left, 26, and her sister, Mia Merrill, 30, petitioned the Metropolitan Museum of Art to rethink its display of the painting “Thérèse Dreaming” by the painter known as Balthus.Amid a national reckoning with the miseries inflicted on women by celebrated men, the Metropolitan Museum declined to rethink its display of the artist’s painting of a girl in a sexualized pose.

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From Bylines to Bylaws, Laura Curran Makes Leap to Politics

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:10:13 GMT

Propelled in part by anti-Trump sentiment, Laura Curran, a former reporter in New York City, was elected as Nassau County executive in November, running on a campaign to restore trust in government, and get more value from the high taxes in the county.The newly elected Nassau County executive says her drive to see how the world works has driven her journalistic and political career.

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From the Artist Behind the Selfie Rat, Meet the Toilet Iguana

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:28:36 GMT

An image posted to Facebook by Christopher Lopez from a video of an iguana peering from a toilet. The video was the latest work of the viral media hoax artist Zardulu.A video of an iguana emerging from a toilet after making its way through the pipes is the latest hoax by the viral media artist Zardulu.

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Metropolitan Diary: Welcome to New York City

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:00:01 GMT

A cabdriver teaches a new arrival the most important lesson.