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The Answer for Standing-Room-Only Subways? More Standing Room

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:33:18 GMT

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has removed seats at either end of some subway cars on the E line, which runs between Manhattan and Queens, in an effort to reduce delays caused by overcrowding.Some seats have been taken out of some E trains to make room for more standees. Part of the idea is to get passengers on and off faster, reducing delays.

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Running Unopposed, Vance Is Suddenly on the Defensive

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:59:44 GMT

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, in August. Mr. Vance has asked an independent group to examine political contributions to his and other prosecutors’ political campaigns, and make recommendations on ways to limit any influence.Separate decisions to not prosecute Harvey Weinstein and Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. have forced the Manhattan district attorney to do damage control.

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Chelsea Bomb Suspect Guilty in Attack That Sowed Terror Across Region

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:46:45 GMT

Ahmad Khan Rahimi in custody last year, after he was accused of setting bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey. He was found guilty on all counts Monday.Ahmad Khan Rahimi was convicted of carrying out a two-day bombing spree in New York and New Jersey in September 2016. The worst damage occurred on West 23rd Street.

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Menendez Trial Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss the Case

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:06:23 GMT

A federal judge on Monday declined to dismiss the most serious corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey.The judge denied a motion to dismiss the corruption case based on a major Supreme Court decision last year, ensuring that jurors will decide the outcome.

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On Health, de Blasio Focuses on Crises and Inequality

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:06:15 GMT

In July 2013, four months before he was elected mayor, Bill de Blasio was arrested during a protest against the closing of Long Island College Hospital.The mayor has calmed fears related to Ebola and the Zika viruses, and pushed a mental health program called ThriveNYC.

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Newark Says, Hey Amazon, Look Over Here

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:49:09 GMT

Newark has much of what Amazon wants in a location for its second headquarters — good public transportation, a skilled work force and within a metro area of more than one million residents, city officials and developers said.With universities, an international airport and lots of space, the New Jersey city says it is the perfect location for the online retailer’s second headquarters.

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Sending Relief by Air and Sea to Puerto Rico From the Bronx

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:16:14 GMT

Workers from a health and social services organization in the South Bronx, the Acacia Network, loaded generators onto a shipping container to be sent to Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, the group has focused on collecting needed supplies.As she leads a nonprofit’s aid effort, Lymaris Albors channels the anguish stirred by Hurricane Maria into delivering help to her homeland.

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Long Island Diocese Creates Program for Victims of Clergy Abuse

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:56:12 GMT

Thomas McGarvey said that a priest in Franklin Square, N.Y., on Long Island, abused him from 1981 to 1989.An administrator said they knew of about 160 sexual abuse claims that may qualify for compensation from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and they expect more.

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For Weinstein, a Brush With the Police, Then No Charges

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:02:16 GMT

Jane Manning, director of advocacy at the National Organization for Women New York, at a rally and news conference Friday protesting the Manhattan district attorney’s office’s decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual assault case.Accused of sexual assault by an Italian model in New York City, Harvey Weinstein mobilized lawyers and publicists to make the case go away. He was never charged.

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Off the Menu: Wokuni, From Japan, Opens in Murray Hill

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:15:00 GMT

A sashimi dish at Wokuni, which has some unusual izakaya fare.An innovative cocktail bar heads to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and other restaurant news.

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Restaurant Review: The Pool Strives to Deal With Its Famous Dining Room

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:33:01 GMT

The Pool, under the hand of Rich Torrisi, serves seafood with a contemporary outlook.Changes to the landmark interior of the former Four Seasons create challenges for the new restaurant from Major Food Group.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: A Father Figure Dies, and the Bills Pile Up

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:00:14 GMT

Herodidta Valentín Martínez with her son Jashua in the Bronx apartment they once shared with her partner, who died at 55 last year.A grieving mother and her son faced eviction in the Bronx after her partner died. Then her son’s teacher reached out with a solution.

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On Location: Renovating a Rental with the Future in Mind

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:46 GMT

Jeffrey McMahon, who trained as an artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, covered a wall by the dining area with his work.A tenant was fast outgrowing his apartment and his landlords were worried about aging out of theirs, so they came up with an unconventional plan.

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New York Today: New York Today: The Voice of the Brooklyn Nets

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:18:02 GMT

Sound familiar?Tuesday: A chat with Olivier Sedra, a “Hair” sing along, and Archives Week.

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What I Love: For a Creator of the Series ‘9JKL,’ Life Is Stranger Than TV

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:49 GMT

The sitcom written by Mark Feuerstein and his wife, Dana Klein, mirrors his own living situation whenever he is in New York.

As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:30:41 GMT

The audience at the renovated Music Hall in Cincinnati on Oct. 6.Reopening after a $143 million renovation, which removed a thousand seats, Cincinnati’s stately Music Hall offers a model for Lincoln Center.

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Biking With Biosensors in New York City

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:00 GMT

The city of New York has spent millions on improving bicycle safety, but a recent study that monitored cyclists’ brainwaves while biking highlighted the dangers that still exist.

Metropolitan Diary: Watermelon Man

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:00:01 GMT

One person’s fumble yields another person’s snack.

Front Burner: New Cooking School Offers Space for Dinner Parties, Too

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:21:04 GMT

From left, Lara Southern, Michelle Jackson Mannix and Nini Nguyen, who have teamed up to start Cook Space Culinary Studio in Brooklyn.Cook Space Culinary Studio in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, holds classes and rents its kitchens for food events.

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