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Amid Crisis, Toronto Transit Chief Is Named to Run New York Subway

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:05:33 GMT

On Tuesday, Andy Byford was named the president of New York City Transit, which oversees the buses and subways.The new leader of the subway, Andrew Byford, faces the daunting task of improving a system that has been starved of the money to pay for basic maintenance.

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Head of City University Will Step Down

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:57:48 GMT

James B. Milliken, the chancellor of the City University of New York, left, said he would step down at the end of the academic year.James B. Milliken, the chancellor of the largest public university system in the country, says that he is stepping down at the end of the academic year

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Dan Loeb Exchanges Racially Charged Emails with Top de Blasio Official

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:17:25 GMT

Daniel Loeb, a billionaire hedge fund manager and a charter school proponent, criticized Richard Buery, an African-American deputy mayor, for not doing enough to help “little vulnerable black children.”In an email, Mr. Loeb, a hedge fund manager, accused Deputy Mayor Richard Buery of trying to score political points “over the interest of little vulnerable black children and their families.”

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Bumped From Home to Home, Then ‘Pushed’ Into College

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:00:18 GMT

Mariama Toe, 24, in the library at Buffalo State, part of the State University of New York, where she is a junior.Mariama Toe became “a master of packing my stuff” in her youth, which included a stint in foster care. But the support of a mother figure has emboldened her to go to college.

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Disrupting the World of Private School With Tech and Guinea Pigs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:32:56 GMT

A group exercise at the project-based Portfolio School in TriBeCa.Start-ups, including one from sharing-economy company WeWork, try to shake up the staid, and pricey, status quo of New York’s independent schools.

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Lead Paint Failure May Bring Federal Monitor for Public Housing

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:45:19 GMT

Mayor de Blasio, center, expressed his frustration on Monday about “mistakes that were made” by the city Housing Authority in not conducting lead-paint inspections in at-risk apartments.Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted that New York City had failed for years on checking for lead paint in thousands of public-housing apartments.

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Woman Who Smothered 1-Year-Old Son in Bathroom Gets 18-Year Sentence

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:03:14 GMT

A memorial for Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher in Brooklyn in March 2015. The child was found unconscious on his mother’s lap in a Manhattan restaurant.Latisha Fisher accepted a plea deal from prosecutors on the eve of her trial and took responsibility for the death of her son in 2015.

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Bill de Blasio Will Go to Iowa Again: ‘This Is Who I Am’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:08:31 GMT

As mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio has made two trips to Iowa, his most recent in 2016, when he and his wife, Chirlane McCray, canvassed on behalf of Hillary Clinton.The mayor of New York City says he is not running for president, but promoting his perspective on what the Democratic Party should be.

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Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Gets Ticket for Speeding at 119 M.P.H.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:48:03 GMT

Jeanine F. Pirro, who is known for her rapid-fire conservatism on the Fox News show “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” said in a statement that she was unaware that she was going nearly double the speed limit of 65 miles an hour in upstate New York on Sunday.Ms. Pirro, the former Westchester County district attorney who hosts the show “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” was driving nearly twice the speed limit in upstate New York.

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Soho House, but Make It Enlightened

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:03:19 GMT

A big room of their own.Instead of alcohol and coffee, the Assemblage offers elixirs and tea infusions. Laptops meet meditation cushions and shamanic healing rituals.

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Man Arrested in Berlin Over John Lennon’s Stolen Diaries

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:37:11 GMT

Stolen diaries written by John Lennon in 1975, 1979 and 1980 were recovered by the Berlin police.The Berlin police arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of fraud and handling stolen goods. They also suspect a former employee of Yoko Ono of involvement.

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Mel Chin to Sound the Call, All Over New York

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:46:37 GMT

A study for “Unmoored” and “Wake,” an augmented-reality project by the artist Mel Chin that will be installed in Times Square.Mr. Chin’s first augmented-reality work, “Unmoored,” about sea level, is coming to Times Square next year, as part of a sprawling socially minded exhibition.

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Off the Menu: Tang Hotpot, Restorative Sichuan-Style Fare, Opens

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:55:00 GMT

Tang Hotpot, at 135 Bowery, will offer restorative fare.Homestyle Taiwanese finds a permanent home, the latest from Amelie Kang of the MaLa Project, and other restaurant news.

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Instead of Making Turkey, They Make Reservations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:57:50 GMT

Family Thanksgiving scenes, like this one in 1958, can take place in restaurants as well as at home.The minority who eat out on Thanksgiving have their reasons, including no fuss and no fights.

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New York Today: New York Today: Readers Respond to the State of Our Subway

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:57:07 GMT

Nearly six million riders take the subway each day.Tuesday: Reactions to The Times investigation, shows at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, and Thanksgiving travel tips.

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Failing Subway Threatens New York’s Financial Future, M.T.A. Chief Says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:49:23 GMT

Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in June. In an interview on Monday, Mr. Lhota said, “There was a time when New York led the world in mass transportation. We need to get back to that position.”Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said in an interview that he wants to instill wholesale change in how the subways are managed.

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Police on Long Island Are Working Illegally With ICE, Suit Says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:47:04 GMT

A lawsuit says authorities in Nassau County were breaking state law by arresting immigrants for civil offenses related to their status, not criminal acts.

A Road Meant to Ease Traffic Will Be Named After Christie

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:24:53 GMT

Gov. Chris Christie in Morris Plains, N.J., on Monday, where he attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Governor Chris Christie Drive.After the election of his successor from the opposing party, Gov. Chris Christie was in an introspective mood at a ceremony for a modest honor in northern New Jersey.

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Metropolitan Diary: A Fight on the Bus

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:00:01 GMT

A poem about an angry exchange on a rainy day.

Albert Ledner, Architect With a Quirky Sense, Dies at 93

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:07:13 GMT

Albert Ledner in 2013.Three porthole-filled buildings in New York and many unique homes in New Orleans testify to Mr. Ledner’s adventurousness.

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