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De Blasio Takes to the Subway to Demand That Cuomo Fix the System

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:46:54 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio answered reporters’ questions on Sunday while riding an F train in Brooklyn with his wife, Chirlane McCray.Holding a news conference on a Manhattan-bound F train, Mayor Bill de Blasio called on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to “take ownership” of the problems hobbling the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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New Tactic in War on Opioids: Charging Dealers in Overdose Deaths

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:00:23 GMT

EZ Does It, a barbershop on Staten Island. Stephen Cummings, who cuts hair there, has been charged with manslaughter, after prosecutors say he gave a man fentanyl-laced heroin that caused the man to overdose.As heroin and fentanyl send more and more victims to the morgue, prosecutors on Staten Island are leaping into largely uncharted legal terrain to fight the scourge.

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Newspeak on the Stage, but Real Glassware at a Theater’s Bar

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:01:21 GMT

Billy-Grace Ward, left, and Neda Sultova sat in the Ambassador’s Lounge before a show at The Hudson Theater. The bar at the theater uses real glassware as opposed to the plastic used at many other Broadway theaters.The Hudson Theater, home to a stage adaptation of “1984,” serves drinks in real glasses, not the plastic ones used by most other Broadway theaters.

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Foster Care as Punishment: The New Reality of ‘Jane Crow’

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:04 GMT

Maisha Joefield briefly lost custody of a child who wandered away while she was taking a bath.For women in New York’s poorer neighborhoods, the threat that a child will be removed to foster care for little cause is a grim reality.

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Big City: Subway Delays and the Power of Shame

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:01 GMT

Subway workers testing a new power vacuum cleaner on tracks at a Manhattan station. The prototype for the vacuum cost $320,000.Track fires, which cause significant subway delays, overwhelmingly have a single cause: trash. There is a simple way to reduce it.

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Extreme Commuting

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:22 GMT

Jennifer Lehman on the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry as part of her commute to Manhattan.The number of people who commute two hours or more to work is expected to grow, especially now that it is easier to work occasionally from home.

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In an East Harlem Park, Valentine or Voodoo?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:46:34 GMT

A stylized heart on a gate at Dream Street Park on East 124th Street is seen by some as a symbol of Ezili, the voodoo goddess of love.A stylized heart in a park in East Harlem looks very much like a voodoo icon used to summon a god, according to occult experts.

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F.Y.I.: Did Firefighters Start or End 1863 Draft Riots — or Both?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:53:27 GMT

The draft riots of July 1863 resulted in 120 dead, 2,000 injured and millions of dollars in property damage.Members of the Black Joke engine company had reason to be angry, but whether they were among the rioters is a subject of dispute.

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I Was Misinformed: The Underwoods Are Horribly Depressed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:00:01 GMT

The equanimity of a summer in Woodstock is upended when Claire and Frank Underwood arrive in a funk, now that “House of Cards” is no longer outrageous.

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More Than 90 at Chance the Rapper Concert Hospitalized

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:11:48 GMT

Chance the Rapper in concert.Scores of fans at the event in Hartford were treated for severe intoxication.

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