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In Quick Response, de Blasio Calls Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Woman ‘Unacceptable’

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:21:42 GMT

Ms. Danner, 66The New York police sergeant who shot a woman, Deborah Danner, 66, in her Bronx apartment on Tuesday night was placed on modified duty and stripped of his gun and badge.

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Long-Toppled Statue of King George III to Ride Again, From a Brooklyn Studio

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:40:57 GMT

Ivan Schwartz, co-founder of StudioEIS, which is recreating an 18th-century statue of King George III that was pulled down in Lower Manhattan in 1776.A workshop is recreating a statue that was torn down in 1776 and turned into ammunition, but this one is destined for the Museum of the American Revolution, now under construction in Philadelphia.

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Nassau County Executive Is Arrested in Bribery Scheme

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:03:30 GMT

Edward P. Mangano, the Nassau County executive, holding the hand of his wife, Linda, as they left court on Thursday.Edward P. Mangano, a powerful figure in Long Island Republican politics, was arrested along with his wife and the supervisor of the town of Oyster Bay in a scheme involving a local restaurateur.

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Police Seek Help Solving 1993 Killing of Newborn in Brooklyn

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:29:06 GMT

The police released a sketch of a dead newborn and the dish towel wrapped around her neck that were found in a trash bag in Brooklyn in 1993.Investigators hoping for leads in a cold case released a sketch of the baby girl who may have been thrown from the second floor of an apartment building.

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Fatal Police Shooting in Bronx Echoes One from 32 Years Ago

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:55:24 GMT

Eleanor Bumpurs was shot twice with a shotgun as officers were trying to help marshals evict her from a public housing apartment in 1984.The fatal shooting of Deborah Danner had much in common with the shooting of Eleanor Bumpurs in 1984.

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Want an Old Piece of the Statue of Liberty? This Is the Man to See.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:32:24 GMT

Rick Stocks in his warehouse in Fayetteville, Tenn., which is filled with pieces discarded during a renovation of the Statue of Liberty.Rick Stocks is the self-appointed caretaker of discarded parts from the Statue of Liberty’s $87 million restoration in the 1980s.

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Federal Inquiry Into Mayor de Blasio Is Said to Focus on Whether Donors Got Favors

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:30:22 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio last fall. His campaign fund-raising is the subject of a federal investigation.An investigation into the mayor’s campaign fund-raising has zeroed in on whether donations were exchanged for beneficial city action in several cases, people with knowledge of the inquiry said.

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Man in the News: A.G. Sulzberger: Leading Change at The New York Times as Journalism Evolves

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:34:21 GMT

A. G. Sulzberger, an associate editor at The New York Times, was named its deputy publisher on Wednesday.Mr. Sulzberger, who was named The Times’s deputy publisher, is the author of a report calling for sweeping changes and a digital future for the paper.

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Character Study: Rare Find in New York: A Teenage Birder

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:42:38 GMT

Kai Victor, a high school senior at the Dalton School, scanning the trees for birds in Central Park.Kai Victor, a high school senior, grew up next to Central Park and has been fascinated with birds since infancy.

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Postscript: Bill Cunningham

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:01:33 GMT

The invitation for the photographer’s memorial said “Dress for Bill.” Some attendees certainly did.

Postscript: Bill Cunningham

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:57:17 GMT

Moments from the photographer’s memorial at Carnegie Hall.

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In a Promise to Lift a Curse, a Scheme to Steal Chinese Immigrants’ Savings

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:52:55 GMT

Tim Law held an informal workshop for local residents at the Chinese-American Social Services Center in Brooklyn to talk with them about the scheme.On Thursday, the Brooklyn district attorney’s office charged a woman in a so-called “blessing scam,” a scheme targeting Chinese immigrants.

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New York Attorney General Won’t Investigate Police Killing of Bronx Woman

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:44:51 GMT

A prayer vigil for Deborah Danner, who was fatally shot on Tuesday during a confrontation with a police officer in her Bronx apartment.The attorney general, Eric. T Schneiderman, said that the shooting of Deborah Danner, who the police maintain was armed, fell outside his purview.

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More New York City Schools Join Diversity Initiative

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:29:50 GMT

The Children’s Workshop School, in the East Village, is one of the schools that will create admissions priorities for disadvantaged students.Twelve more public schools are joining a city program allowing them to alter admissions policies to enroll additional disadvantaged students.

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Sunday Routine: How Maria Shabalin, a Star, Spends Her Sundays

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:10:00 GMT

Maria Shabalin, center, whose lip-syncing videos on the app have attracted two million fans, hanged out with friends in Coney Island this month.For the 14-year-old high student, Sundays are for making videos, catching up with friends and sailing on Sheepshead Bay.

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Neighborhood Joint: Tony’s Halal Truck Is an After-School Special in the Bronx

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:00:30 GMT

Mohammed Wasifi of Tony’s Halal Truck has become the undisputed king of the food vendors in a corner of the Bronx.Mohammed Wasifi has become the undisputed king of the food vendors in a corner of the borough, catering to teenagers from nearby high schools.

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Inside Art: Ai Weiwei Melds Art and Activism in Shows About Displacement

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:38:20 GMT

The artist Ai Weiwei in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. His recent sculptures include symbols of uprootedness and displacement.The activist Chinese artist has documented the struggles of migrants around the world, and now his work will be shown at three New York galleries.

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Hungry City: Omakase, on a Deadline, at Sushi on Jones

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:43:59 GMT

An open-air space in the Bowery Market food court may offer some of the best sushi made in the equivalent of a tollbooth. But don’t expect to linger.

New York Today: New York Today: A Bavarian Bash

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:48:39 GMT

During Oktoberfest, the glass is always half full.Thursday: Celebrating Oktoberfest, fading Indian summer and Jumbo the Elephant.

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Retrial in Etan Patz Murder Case Revives 2 Views of Suspect

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:03:44 GMT

Pedro Hernandez’s daughter Becky Hernandez, left, and wife, Rosemary Hernandez, in court for his trial on Wednesday.Prosecutors portrayed Pedro Hernandez as a vicious killer in the opening statements of his retrial, while his lawyer insisted on his innocence.

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Lawyer for Ex-Christie Aide Says She Was Made Scapegoat in Bridge Plot

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:16:43 GMT

Michael Drewniak, center, the former press secretary to Gov. Chris Christie, was the first witness as lawyers for Bridget Anne Kelly began her defense.The lawyer for Bridget Anne Kelly argues she has been unfairly blamed in a plot that involved nearly everyone in the governor’s office.

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Metropolitan Diary: Taken for a Ride

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:02 GMT

A poem about waiting (and waiting) for a bus.

Bobby Shmurda, a Brooklyn Rapper, Is Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:49:51 GMT

Bobby Shmurda in court in Manhattan on Wednesday. Before he was arrested, he had risen quickly in the hip-hop world, riding the success of an independent single, “Hot Boy.”The musician, who had pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and weapons possession, asked the judge to let him withdraw his guilty plea, saying his lawyer forced him to take the deal.

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