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Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:42:43 GMT

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New York Today: New York Today: Our City’s Anthem

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:19:51 GMT

Pitch perfect.Wednesday: Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” a bull escape in Queens, and representatives around town.

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Protesters Ready for Trump’s First Visit to New York as President

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:12:26 GMT

Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn was filled on Feb. 6 for an evening of strategizing against President Trump.The president has not set foot in the city since his inauguration, puzzling and emboldening some protesters in his hometown.

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Bull Flees Queens Slaughterhouse, but the Reprieve Is Brief

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:26:24 GMT

A bull led his owners and the police on a chase after escaping from A bull escaped from a slaughterhouse in Queens and eluded the police for more than two hours before being captured and taken to a shelter, where he died.

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Investigation of Former City College President Expands

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:59:13 GMT

City College has been called “the poor man’s Harvard.”Prosecutors are looking into whether Lisa S. Coico received tens of thousands of dollars in unauthorized payments from the school’s oldest alumni fund.

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City Council Draws New Crop of Candidates: State Lawmakers. (Pay Doesn’t Hurt.)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:22:13 GMT

State Senator Bill Perkins at a protest in Harlem last week. He recently won a special election for a seat on the New York City Council, where members voted last year to increase their salaries to $148,500, from $112,500. “I’m not running for a higher pay per se,” Mr. Perkins said, but “I’m not ignorant of it, and my wife isn’t ignorant of it either.”Their own salaries unchanged since 1999, several legislators are considering runs for the City Council, which got a handsome raise last year.

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De Blasio Picks New Commissioner for Troubled Child Welfare Agency

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:58:27 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York named David Hansell as the new commissioner for the Administration for Children’s Services. He replaces Gladys Carrión.David Hansell will take over as head of the Administration for Children’s Services after its previous commissioner stepped down amid a wave of criticism.

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Neighborhood Joint: A Brooklyn Store That Specializes in the Evil Eye

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:29 GMT

A wall of “evil eye amulets” at the Zigana Gift Shop in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. According to tradition, the jewelry is supposed to repel evil.Zigana Gift Shop in Sheepshead Bay is a pilgrimage site for immigrants and others who seek spiritual protection.

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Jamie Fox, a Backstage Force in New Jersey State Politics, Dies at 62

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:16:42 GMT

Jamie Fox, as the New Jersey transportation commissioner, in January 2015.Mr. Fox was a chief of staff or an adviser to four governors and a senator and was credited with legislative overhauls but was also charged after the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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A Surprising Salve for New York’s Beleaguered Cities: Refugees

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:54:01 GMT

In early February a man wearing a keffiyeh walked past a mural that recalls a less diverse past in Buffalo. The self-described “City of Good Neighbors” has received more than 10,000 refugees over the last decade.Communities across upstate New York say an influx of refugees has helped alleviate decades-long struggles with dwindling populations and opportunities.

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Alex Rodriguez Embraces New Role at Yankees’ Camp

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:21:40 GMT

Alex Rodriguez, a special adviser to the Yankees, conversing with another former Yankee, Lee Mazzilli, at camp on Tuesday.Instead of being in the middle of the action, Rodriguez, a special adviser, was on the edges observing it. But he said he had no itch to play again.

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Metropolitan Diary: Driving Without a Spare

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:00:01 GMT

A poem inspired by an abandoned car in Brooklyn.

Off the Menu: Smith & Wollensky Veteran Makes His Mark in the West Village

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:48:54 GMT

Victor Chavez, a veteran of Smith & Wollensky, opened his new steakhouse in a small townhouse in the West Village.Victor Chavez opens Greenwich Steakhouse, Ikinari Steak heads to the East Village, and other restaurant news.

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A Sunken Treasure Will Appear in New York Despite Its Controversial Excavation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:01:40 GMT

The wreckage of a ninth-century Chinese ship in 1998, when it was discovered by divers off the coast of Indonesia.An earlier show featuring the treasure, from a ship believed to have sunk in the 9th century, was called off over ethical concerns over how the trove was collected.

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Front Burner: Celebrating the Funky Magic Behind Cheese, Beer and Pickles

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:37:05 GMT

New York’s first fermentation festival will include how-to demonstrations and kid-friendly exhibits.

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Front Burner: A Chef’s Tasting Menu Will Be Available to Go

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:26:34 GMT

A takeout box of the chef’s “trust me” selections from Sugarfish.At Sugarfish, takeout customers can soon grab an omakase tasting box of sushi.

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Front Burner: A Portable Roman Snack on the Lower East Side

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:10:39 GMT

Specialties at Trapizzino. A new location on the Lower East Side of Manhattan will open this week.The Trapizzino combines a focaccialike bread with hearty Italian fillings.

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Restaurant Review: Sahib, in Curry Hill, Lets You Eat All Over India

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:42:17 GMT

The menu darts from Kashmir to South India and beyond at the newest restaurant from the prolific Hemant Mathur (with help from Shiva Natarajan).

The Waldorf Is Closing, but Its Salad Lives On

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08:11 GMT

The original Waldorf salad, which is a mix of diced apples and celery tossed in a good-quality mayonnaise.The Manhattan hotel, which will shut its doors indefinitely for renovations starting next month, gave rise to a dish that has made an indelible mark on American menus.

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Critical Shopper: The Minimalist Bliss of Acne Studios

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:37:12 GMT

The minimalist aesthetic of the new Acne Studios store on Madison Avenue.Design can be intoxicating at the company’s spare new store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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