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Once a Leading Foe of Tobacco, New York Lags Under de Blasio

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:35:58 GMT

The percentage of adult New Yorkers who smoke fell rapidly during the Bloomberg administration amid policies that increased the cost of cigarettes and restricted where people could light up.The mayor has championed some public health initiatives, notably on mental health, but a series of proposals to further tighten tobacco use has languished.


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Retired Big Apple Circus Animals Prepare for Their Second Act

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:00:16 GMT

Jenny Vidbel, a third-generation circus trainer, feeding horses on her farm in Windham, N.Y., this month.Jenny Vidbel, a former circus trainer, has welcomed horses, pigs and dogs to her New York farm, where she plans to pair animals with children and older adults in a rehabilitative program.


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A Club Where Lions Dance and Traditions Take Root

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:33:07 GMT

Brandon Lee, 15, practiced with a lion head during a rehearsal for the Chinese Freemason Athletic Club dance troupe in Lower Manhattan.A dance troupe and safe haven for teenagers in Manhattan’s Chinatown is getting ready for its biggest annual event: the Lunar New Year Parade.


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In Trump’s Hometown, a Clear Message of Defiance From Women

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:27:59 GMT

Protesters marched on Saturday along 42nd Street near Grand Central Terminal in one of many Women’s March rallies across the country.In concert with other Women’s March protests around the country, thousands of New Yorkers rallied for women’s rights, and against the Trump administration.


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Ex-Homeland Security Chief to Rejoin New York Law Firm

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:00:01 GMT

Jeh C. Johnson will be a partner in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.



How Vital Are Women? This Town Found Out as They Left to March

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:48:20 GMT

Douglass Coyle helped his daughter, Annabelle, put on her coat after a dance class at Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts in Montclair, N.J., on Saturday.As women left Montclair, N.J., for marches in Washington and New York, family routines were radically altered, and many fathers had to meet weekend demands alone.


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The Neediest Cases: Earning a Degree, and Her Daughters’ Admiration

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:00:12 GMT

From right, Latisha Hopewell, 37, with her daughters, Shani and Shaun Bates, in a Manhattan park in December, the month she received her degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.Latisha Hopewell, a Neediest Cases beneficiary, became the first in her family to earn a college degree. She also motivated her two daughters.


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