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New York Set to Acquire the Next Generation of Subway Cars

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:37:47 GMT

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday announced plans to spend nearly $4 billion to purchase hundreds of new subway trains as a measure to modernize the system and improve service.The agency that runs the city’s troubled subway plans to spend nearly $4 billion on new trains to modernize an aging fleet, including novel gangway cars.

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Why New York Hires 200 People to Pretend They’re Homeless

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:55:56 GMT

To gauge the accuracy of the annual count of homeless people on the streets, New York City commissions a “shadow count” of decoys, shown here in a training session.During an annual count of homeless people on the streets of New York, decoys, many of whom were once homeless, help gauge the accuracy of the count.

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New York State, Not the City, Will Decide Congestion Pricing. Here’s Why.

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:33:12 GMT

Although it may seem to make sense for New York City to decide whether it wants congestion pricing, the State Constitution gives the State Legislature broad powers to override the city’s wishes.Why can the State of New York can tell the City of New York what to do with its streets? Grab your State Constitution.

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Retrial of Senator Menendez Adds Twist to Midterm Elections

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:27:14 GMT

The jury in Senator Robert Menendez’s corruption trial failed to reach a verdict in November.The Justice Department says it will retry Senator Robert Menendez on corruption charges, meaning he could be facing trial as he seeks another term.

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Congestion Plan for Manhattan Gets Mixed Reviews

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:41:49 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a shift, expressed openness on Friday to a congestion pricing plan proposed by a task force appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.A proposed entry fee of $11.52 for cars would reduce traffic and raise money for the city’s failing subway system but would also add up for many drivers.

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Celebrating Newark, One Supper at a Time

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:43:25 GMT

Diners chat at Eleven Clinton, a restaurant in Newark, during a gathering of the Brick City Supper Club, a group formed in 2010 to encourage people to sample different places to eat in Newark.Eight years ago, six people gathered at a taqueria in Newark. It was the beginning of a supper club that has grown to nearly 400 members.

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Former Lieutenant at Brooklyn Federal Jail Convicted of Raping Female Inmate

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:17:02 GMT

A former guard was convicted Friday of repeatedly raping a female inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal jail in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.The defendant, Carlos Richard Martinez, was found guilty at a two-week trial that featured emotional testimony by the victim.

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He Traded a Tortoise for a Turtle. He Got 6 Months in Jail.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:49:10 GMT

Millenium, a 17-year-old African spurred tortoise, was stolen last July from his enclosure at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens.A Queens man who traded a 95-pound tortoise stolen from a nature center for $300 and a musk turtle has always been “an animal lover,” his mother says. “That’s really his downfall.”

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Saying You Want to Reform the Tax Code? Easy. Doing It? Less So.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:16:17 GMT

Lawmakers in Albany have at least a half-dozen options to consider in how New York might sidestep the effects of President Trump’s new tax plan.Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is mulling multiple options — none of which are easy to grasp — in an effort to thwart the new federal tax plan.

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Christine Beshar, Trailblazing Lawyer, Dies at 88

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:59:06 GMT

Christine Beshar, the first woman to become a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in her office in 1973.She was one of the first female partners at a Wall Street law firm and, in another first, persuaded it to provide on-site emergency child-care.

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Scene City: Sounds of Winter

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:48:43 GMT

Benefits were held for Harlem Stage, National Retail Federation Foundation and the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

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The Humble Ascent of Oat Milk

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:15:04 GMT

See ya, soy! Au revoir, almond! Baristas are pouring a Swedish import that has quietly taken over the nation’s coffee scene.

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Right at Home: Surviving a Bad Airbnb Review

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:00:14 GMT

Posting a bad review is one thing, but what if a host calls you a bad guest? Would that make you crazy or push you to be a better version of yourself?

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Sunday Routine: How Fred Weller, Actor, Spends His Sundays

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:28 GMT

Fred Weller will often take his children to play in an area behind Bareburger that they call “Bareburger field.” Or they’ll go to Washington Square Park.The married father of two likes to keep his children active, go out to lunch, watch sports, cook, and make fun of his parenting quirks.

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New York Today: New York Today: The Women’s March Returns

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:41:45 GMT

Last year’s scene near Grand Central Terminal.Friday: A local and global rally, your weekend lineup, and a story told in sand.

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Don’t Mind the Day Care Downstairs

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:04:11 GMT

Wendy George-Bush runs Weebee Kids Daycare on the first floor of the Bedford-Stuyvesant home where her husband grew up.More than half of the day care centers in New York City are home-based, which means toddlers often get dropped off in residential buildings.

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Leaving Africa, and Living in Limbo

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:04 GMT

Andre Twendele, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who now lives in Elizabeth, N.J., spent 11 years in Dzaleka Refugee Camp before obtaining a visa to come to the United States.Andre Twendele survived a firing squad and years in a refugee camp. He won a visa and left his wife in the camp to prepare for her arrival in America. Then Trump was elected.

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Modern Love: The Bike That Saved My Life

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:01 GMT

Saddled with a run-down house, a faltering marriage and a vanishing bank account, a woman takes to her two-wheeler.

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