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Months After Second Avenue Subway Opening, Safety Testing Is Not Finished

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:38:58 GMT

A safety worker monitored the Second Avenue subway station at 72nd Street in Manhattan on Tuesday. Safety crews have been posted along the new subway line to watch for fires until the safety testing is complete.In a rush to finish the Second Avenue subway, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority failed to complete final safety testing before opening the line.

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In Ruins by the Shore, Some See Connecticut’s ‘Crown Jewel’

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:32:57 GMT

The former Seaside Sanatorium, which was built in the 1930s to house children with tuberculosis, lies abandoned in southern Connecticut along the Long Island Sound. The state has proposed a plan to turn it into a lodge.On a pristine slice of shoreline, a vacant sanitarium designed by a renowned architect could be transformed into a lodge that might help the state’s ailing finances.

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Prosecutors Want Anthony Weiner to Serve About 2 Years in Prison

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:25:27 GMT

The government asked a judge to sentence Mr. Weiner to a prison term of 21 to 27 months for his conviction in a sexting case.

New York’s Bet on New Casinos Has Yet to Hit Jackpot

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:06:51 GMT

Tioga Downs, near Binghamton, N.Y., has not met revenue expectations since it became a full-fledged casino in December. The facility, here in 2015, had been a so-called racino, offering only video lottery terminals.This year was expected to be big for the state’s growing gambling industry. But revenues have been weaker than expected.

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Officer Who Tackled James Blake Was Told He Might Be Armed

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:24:25 GMT

Disciplinary proceedings began on Tuesday against the police officer charged with using excessive force in tackling the former tennis star James Blake outside a Manhattan hotel.Officer James Frascatore, at his disciplinary trial, said the former athlete resembled a picture of a suspect that a supervisor warned might be armed.

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Officials Fault Charter Bus Industry After Fatal Queens Crash

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:42:39 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Joseph J. Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, at the scene of the fatal bus crash in Flushing, Queens, on Monday.Calls for regulation followed the deaths of three people in a crash that occurred when a bus, driven by a man previously fired for drunken driving, hurtled through an intersection in Flushing.

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A Blackmail Case With Prostitutes, a Video and Sex Abuse Charges

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:32:42 GMT

Vincent Parco, a private investigator, who prosecutors say crossed the line.A Manhattan private investigator was charged with trying to derail a sex abuse case by secretly recording a witness having sex with prostitutes he hired.

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Neighborhood Joint: Custom Jewelry With a Hip-Hop Following

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:32 GMT

Chiokva “Eva” Sam, the owner of Popular Jewelry, on Canal Street.A Macanese immigrant opened Popular Jewelry, a humble store on Canal Street, in 1988. But then Cappadonna from the Wu-Tang Clan walked in. The rest is history.

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N.Y.C. Nature: The True Blue Asiatic Dayflower

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:19:16 GMT

The bloom of the Asiatic dayflower may be brief, but its blue is true.Blue is rare in nature. These brief blooms — hence the term “dayflower” — are honest-to-goodness blue.

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For Refugee Chefs, This Meal Is a Business Card

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:12:10 GMT

Adwa Alsubaie, a line cook at the SoHo restaurant the Dutch, fled her home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.A food and arts festival aims to help migrants and asylum seekers build professional networks and foster better understanding of displaced people.

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The Top 10 Moments of London Fashion Week

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:33:05 GMT

Moments from London Fashion Week.Highlights from the shows, including Burberry, which was “a little more honest, a little less polished.” And oh, minimalism is back.

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New York Today: New York Today: Do I Need Flood Insurance?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:27:57 GMT

What would you do?Wednesday: The basics of buying flood insurance, the 35th anniversary of “E.T.,” and the rainiest day on record.

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Cornell Fraternity Closes Indefinitely After Racially Charged Attack

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:55:02 GMT

The Psi Upsilon alumni board at Cornell plans to devote the fraternity’s building to organizations that promote inclusiveness.

Details of Luxury Travel Dominate Robert Menendez’s Corruption Trial

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:59:42 GMT

Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey heading to the federal courthouse in Newark this month. Mr. Menendez is facing 12 corruption charges, including six counts of bribery.The corruption trial of the New Jersey senator has often been a methodical parsing of details of the life of luxury he enjoyed courtesy of Dr. Salomon Melgen.

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Metropolitan Diary: A Sleepless Journey

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:00:01 GMT

A poem about a weary traveler.

As the Clintons Step Back From Global Stage, Bloomberg Steps Up

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:20:54 GMT

Last year, Bill and Hillary Clinton announced the end of their signature Clinton Global Initiative conference held during the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.In a symbolic passing of the guard, Mr. Clinton will be the first speaker Wednesday at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum.

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Joyce Matz, Fervid Voice for Historic Preservation, Dies at 92

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:58:01 GMT

Joyce Matz spoke out against a proposed skyscraper on Madison Avenue at a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing in 2006.St. Bartholomew’s Church, Lever House and the Town Hall were among the sites she helped protect against developers, including Donald J. Trump.

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