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Governor Cuomo Orders Investigation of Racial Bias in N.Y. State Prisons

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:46:05 GMT

At Clinton Correctional Facility near the Canadian border, black inmates were nearly four times as likely as whites to be sent to isolation.Reports in The Times revealed that black inmates were disciplined more than whites. Now, the state will investigate the revelations with an eye toward reform.

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Hotel Project Would Revive Embodiment of Jet Age at Kennedy Airport

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:00:23 GMT

The Trans World Flight Center at Kennedy International Airport opened in 1962 and has stood largely empty since closing in 2001. A $265 million plan would revive the building as a public entrance to a 505-room hotel.A $265 million plan would preserve the Trans World Flight Center as the public entrance — with restaurants, a nightclub and event space — leading to the new six-story TWA Hotel.

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Finding Hate Crimes on the Rise, Leaders Condemn Vicious Acts

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:58:39 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio with Officer Aml Elsokary, who was attacked in an episode that resulted in a hate crime arrest. “We cannot allow this kind of hatred and bias to spread,” the mayor said.Hate crimes in New York City have risen in the weeks since Donald J. Trump won the presidential election. The incidents range from vicious graffiti to physical violence.

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Sidewalk Scaffolding, the Unwanted Neighbor, Is Under Scrutiny

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:10:00 GMT

Councilman Ben Kallos, under scaffolding at the corner of First Avenue and 79th street in Manhattan, will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would require scaffolding to come down within six months of going up.In New York City, where the loathed fixtures sometimes stay up for years, a new bill would require that they be taken down within six months of going up.

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New York City Correction Officer Fatally Shot in Her Car in Brooklyn

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:55:13 GMT

Colleagues of Alastasia Bryan, a New York City correction officer who was fatally shot on Sunday, arriving at her mother’s home on East 73rd Street in Brooklyn on Monday.Alastasia Bryan was making a call outside her mother’s home when a man who had been waiting in a car nearby approached and fired five shots, the police said.

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Brooklyn Toddler Injured in Case of Suspected Abuse Has Died

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:52:18 GMT

Jaden Jordan, 3, had been hospitalized in critical condition since last Monday.Jaden Jordan, 3, was found unconscious in his home last week, and his mother’s boyfriend has been charged with assault and child endangerment.

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De Blasio Ends Challenge to Disclosing Emails From ‘Agents of the City’

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:48:46 GMT

As recently as last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio defended withholding emails with his outside advisers, saying their counsel was akin to that from the kitchen cabinets of many public leaders.The about-face applies only to future emails between the administration and unpaid outside advisers; past communications, the subject of a court battle, will not be disclosed.

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District Attorney Asks for Grand Jury in Police Killing of Deborah Danner

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:48:33 GMT

Darcel D. Clark, the Bronx district attorney, requested the panel, which typically entails more extensive presentation of evidence, in the shooting of the mentally ill woman.

Off the Menu: Dan Kluger Builds on His Past, at Loring Place

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:36:53 GMT

The chef Dan Kluger at his new restaurant, Loring Place.Salvation Burger reopens, a longtime Parisian establishment pops up in SoHo, and other restaurant news.

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Restaurant Review: At Aska, a Nordic Chef’s Vision Bears Fruit (and Lichens)

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:20:07 GMT

For Fredrik Berselius, a third Brooklyn restaurant proves to be the charm, with a tasting menu of startling combinations.

Supreme Court Sides With Prosecutors in Insider Trading Case

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:34:56 GMT

Outside the Supreme Court in Washington. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said that a 1983 ruling helped determine the court’s decision on an insider trading case on Tuesday.The court has recognized the rights of officials to prosecute trading cases involving business executives who pass along information to relatives.

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The Neediest Cases: ‘I Want to Kiss America’: A Woman Who Fled Nazis, Then Russia, Makes a Life in Brooklyn

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:00:02 GMT

Polina Davydova, 77, at her home in Brooklyn. Fearing for the safety of her children, she left Russia for the United States in 1992.Polina Davydova was 3 when her family escaped the Nazis, and 53 when she left Russia. Now 77 and in failing health, she is grateful for the generosity of her new country.

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New York Today: New York Today: Treasures in Our Waters

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:23:53 GMT

In this image provided by Deepwater Canyons, octopus and deep sea corals were among the species encountered during an expedition which was jointly funded by the U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and NOAA.Tuesday: A little-known underwater canyon, a kids’ night on Broadway and the pooper-scooper law.

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Editorial: The Stain of Racism in New York’s Prisons

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:21:23 GMT

The Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.Wanton brutality is only one aspect of a prison system in which there is little respect for the rule of law or human rights.

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The Village Voice Names a New Top Editor, Again

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:00:01 GMT

Newspaper containers for The Village Voice on a sidewalk in Manhattan in 2013.Stephen Mooallem, the executive editor of Harper’s Bazaar, will become the alternative weekly’s third top editor this year.

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Metropolitan Diary: From New York You Don’t Get a Divorce

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:00:01 GMT

A poem about being forever on the verge of leaving Manhattan, but always staying put.

Georgia Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Son’s Death in Hot Car

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:43:13 GMT

Justin Ross Harris appeared in court for his sentencing in Marietta, Ga., on Monday.Last month, jurors convicted Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old child, Cooper.

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Jack Rudin, Patriarch of Family of New York Developers, Dies at 92

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:18:53 GMT

Jack Rudin helped persuade fellow property owners to prepay real estate taxes to replenish New York’s depleted coffers and founded the Association for a Better New York.Mr. Rudin was in the vanguard of a partnership of groups that helped spare the city from bankruptcy in the mid-1970s and figured prominently in its revival.

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Itineraries: Hostel Business Wants to Make a Push Back Into New York

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:33:53 GMT

Holly McKendry waiting in the lobby of the Hostelling International hostel on the Upper West Side of New York to go on a tour of Greenwich Village.A 2010 law nearly wiped out the city’s hostels, but owners and executives are hoping to revive and expand the industry.

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