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How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:00:24 -0500

Disruptions and delays have roiled the system this year. But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors, a Times investigation shows.

2 Housing Authority Officials Resign After False Lead Paint Reports

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:50:49 -0500

The resignations, and a demotion, at the Housing Authority come amid scrutiny over the handling of lead paint reports to the federal government.

Amid Raging Debate Over Statues, a Calm Discussion in New York

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:15:19 -0500

New Yorkers offered thoughtful commentary at the first public hearing of a panel created to consider potentially offensive monuments.

At $3,700 a Month, ‘Affordable’ Apartments Go Begging

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:48:24 -0500

Qualified renters at the upper range of the subsidized housing market have been hard to find, leaving units in some buildings empty as shelters are full.

Who Needs City Hall, Anyway? Bo Dietl Still Has His Table at Rao’s

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:25:26 -0500

At the Italian restaurant famed for its exclusivity, Bo Dietl, whose loud and expensive mayoral campaign garnered few votes, is still a favored son.

After Decades of Silence, Small-Town Newspaper Revives Missing Woman’s Case

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:46:26 -0500

A daughter grasping for answers after her mother vanished moves closer to the truth after reporters re-examine the investigation.

A Struggling Historic Library Says It Needs to Sell Its Art

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:33:09 -0500

To the dismay of some residents of Jamestown, N.Y., its historic library is selling a respected collection of art because it needs additional funds.

10 Things to Do in NYC Now

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:57:22 -0500

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.

Two Operas With Nothing in Common, Except Exhausted Women

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:25:51 -0500

“Thaïs” at the Met and “The Mother of Us All” in Hudson, N.Y., are unlikely partners in reflecting the difficult realities of female lives.

Your Week in Culture: ‘Nutcracker,’ James Levine and Christmas Scripted by Charles Dickens

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:22 -0500

Also the week of Nov. 19: James Levine returns to the Met Opera; Noname and Daniel Caesar perform in Chicago.