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Hipster Cop Retires. The Nickname Still Applies.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:08:14 GMT

Rick Lee, 51, became an internet sensation as the nattily dressed plainclothes police detective assigned to patrol the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. He lives on Staten Island with Bertie, a Shetland sheepdog.Detective Rick Lee, who became known as the Hipster Cop during the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, is taking his style with him into retirement.


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Obama Takes In a Broadway Show, but Shuns the Spotlight

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:15:16 GMT

Former President Barack Obama and his eldest daughter, Malia, after watching a revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Price” in New York on Friday night.The former president, who has kept a low profile since leaving office in January, visited New York to see “The Price” with his elder daughter, Malia.


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End of Era Looms as Waldorf Astoria Prepares for Hiatus

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:57:48 GMT

The Waldorf Astoria, on Park Avenue, is scheduled to close on Wednesday for work that will transform it into a smaller hotel with more apartments.Word that the hotel will close for two to three years of renovations has drawn out-of-towners, some of whom felt the landmark indeed needed some work.


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Lynne F. Stewart, Lawyer for Omar Abdel Rahman, Unexpectedly Outlives Him

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:44:37 GMT

Lynne Stewart at her home in Brooklyn on Thursday. She represented Omar Abdel Rahman at trial and went to prison for smuggling information to him, but she was released because she has cancer.Ms. Stewart, who has breast cancer and was expected to live only 18 months when she was freed from prison three years ago, remains unbowed in her support for Mr. Abdel Rahman, who died in federal prison this month.


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Investigators Question Mayor de Blasio in Federal Fund-Raising Inquiry

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:40:46 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio passed reporters on his way to a meeting on Friday with federal investigators at his lawyers’ Midtown Manhattan offices.Federal prosecutors and F.B.I. agents interviewed Mr. de Blasio for four hours Friday in a criminal inquiry into political donations.


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Murder in the 4-0: After a Killing: ‘I Only Wanted to Scare Them’

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:27 GMT

An altar dedicated to Rafael Guzman on a table at the home of his father.A scuffle over a case of beer left in a South Bronx doorway ended with an aspiring rapper shot dead and an expectant father in jail.


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In a City That Walks, Choosing Amputation for a More Active Life

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:23 GMT

Chris Kort adjusts the fit of Adam Taylor’s prosthetic leg. After surgery to remove cancer in his leg was unsuccessful last winter, Mr. Taylor was given a choice: drastic reconstructive surgery or amputation.Prosthetic limbs are an increasingly common sight in New York. But what sets Adam Taylor’s situation apart from most is that he elected to have his right leg removed below the knee.


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Big City: Shia LaBeouf and the Pitfalls of Celebrity Activism

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:21:15 GMT

Shia LaBeouf, in red hat, at his “He Will Not Divide Us” installation outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens last month.When the president is the product of celebrity culture, what is the value of the movie star who denounces him while accepting an Oscar?


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F.Y.I.: Why Some Fire Engines Have 2 Drivers at the Wheel

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:27:23 GMT

A fire truck circa 1957 next to a model from the late-19th century.The F.Y.I. column explores the issue of trucks in which a firefighter at the back steers the rear, as well as the evolution of the Harlem Hit Parade.


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A Warm Spell in February Isn’t So Sunny for Some

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:02:28 GMT

Visitors left their coats at home on a 70-degree day in Central Park.The temperature hit 70 degrees in Central Park on Friday, after an unusually warm month. “Weather like this, it hurts,” said one New Yorker who relies on the cold to make a living.


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U.S. List of Those Detained for Trump’s Travel Ban Is Called Incomplete

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:17:24 GMT

Muneer I. Ahmad, a lawyer representing people who were detained last month as a result of a travel ban ordered by President Trump, outside the Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Friday.Lawyers on Friday challenged the accuracy of a tally of people detained in a 26-hour period after President Trump barred immigrants from seven countries.


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Party Coverage: Scene City: Writers Guild Awards

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:23:11 GMT

Also the Purim Ball and a silent auction for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.



Expressing Yourself

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:49:30 GMT

Personal style was on display at fashion week shows, an art fair and a vogueing ball in Harlem.


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The High End: Lenny Kravitz, Interior Designer

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:00:02 GMT

A rendering of a seven-story, 38-unit building at 75 Kenmare Street in NoLIta. The condos will combine a sense of the area’s scruffy art-fueled past with the lavish finishes of luxury Manhattan apartments.The musician has designed wallpaper and furniture, but this 38-unit condo is his first residential building in New York City.


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On the Market: Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:30:48 GMT

This week’s properties include a four-bedroom contemporary in Mount Kisco, N.Y., and a five-bedroom colonial in Rowayton, Conn.



10 Things to Do in NYC Now

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:30:24 GMT

“RFLP:3:29535987:AA,” a 2016 work by the artist Channing Hansen.It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. Here’s a sampling of cultural highlights this weekend and over the week ahead.


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What I Love: In a House of Whimsy, Room for Mischief

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:59:01 GMT

What’s essential to Dave Malloy, the composer of “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” and his wife, the writer Eliza Bent? Stuffed animals.



An Iraqi-Born Artist Who Speaks Through Arcs of Calligraphy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:04:23 GMT

“Untitled” (2016) by Hassan Massoudy, who is based in Paris. He is having his first solo show in New York at Sundaram Tagore Chelsea.A first New York show for Hassan Massoudy, at Sundaram Tagore Chelsea: “Words, Breath, Gesture.”


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Bookshelf: The Forgotten Legacy of Herbert Lehman

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:01 GMT

Duane Tananbaum’s book is billed as the first full-scale biography on Herbert H. Lehman since Allan Nevins’s in 1963.A new book aims to correct the record on Mr. Lehman, a New York Democrat who served as governor and then senator during the mid-20th century.


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Sunday Routine: How André Holland Spends the Day: Onstage, and on His Couch

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:02 GMT

The actor André Holland heading to the Samuel J. Friedman Theater in Manhattan, where he is starring in August Wilson’s play “Jitney.”When he isn’t performing in “Jitney,” Mr. Holland catches up with friends, family and scripts in need of a read. Then he usually falls asleep in his favorite place.


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360 View: Steve Miller Sues to Get Out of Buying a House

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:02 GMT

The house is back on the market and is being advertised on real estate websites.When contracts for home sales fall apart, buyers and sellers sometimes wind up in court.


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New York Today: New York Today: How Warm Weather Affects Our Behavior

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:20:20 GMT

Yes, this photograph was taken this week.Friday: Weather-controlled moods, weekend events, and good news.


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Sharing Their Visions, Two Filmmakers Find Love

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:00:38 GMT

Their rapport was so easy on their first date, he thought they would shut down the bar. But she was tired, and told him so, and went home.



Small Co-ops: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:03 GMT

The good news: In a small co-op building your fellow residents become like family. That’s also the bad news.


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