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Man arrested in subway attack says woman threatened him

NEW YORK (AP) — The man facing an assault charge in connection to an attack on a homeless woman on a New York City subway train claims she threatened him with a knife. The New York Post reports the court-appointed attorney for Marc Gomez made the claims at the 36-year-old’s arraignment early Sunday in Bronx […]
Tags: Nation


Big City: Stop Fixating on One Elite High School. There Are Bigger Problems.

Exclusive options in public education, like Stuyvesant High School, will never lead the way to a fairer America.
Tags: Stuyvesant High School, Admissions Standards, Blacks, Race and Ethnicity, Hispanic-Americans, Education (Secondary, New York City


Man caught on camera kicking elderly woman on subway arrested, police say

Marc Gomez, of Yonkers, was arrested in New York City in connection with an assault of an elderly woman.            [Author: Rockland/Westchester Journal News]
Tags: Rockland/Westchester Journal News


2020 candidates campaign as public waits for Mueller report

As New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand officially kicks off her Democratic presidential campaign in New York City, her rivals are courting voters in early primary states. Several Democratic White House hopefuls are campaigning Sunday, the day the Justice Department is expected to release key findings from special counsel Robert Mueller’s confidential report on the Russia […]
Tags: Nation


Trump Turns To Higher Education; And A Selective New York City High School Struggles With Diversity

Also in this week's roundup: the White House outlined its proposals on the Higher Education Act, and only 7 black students were admitted into one of New York's most selective high schools. (Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


When a Phone App Opens Your Apartment Door, but You Just Want a Key

Residents of a Manhattan building where tenants must use an app to open the lobby door have filed a lawsuit challenging the practice.
Tags: Locks and Keys, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Mobile Applications, Landlords, Privacy, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Smartphones, Discrimination, Rosenthal, Linda B, Hell's Kitchen (Manhattan, NY, New York City


A Pied-à-Terre Tax Will Bring Revenue New York Needs

A tax on second homes of over $5 million won’t solve income inequality, but it could help boost the city’s coffers.
Tags: Property Taxes, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Income Tax, State Legislatures, Income Inequality, Real Estate Board of New York, Manhattan Institute, Office of the Comptroller (NYC, New York State, New York City


The First Time Women Shouted Their Abortions

Fifty years ago, a group of women stood up in a church and talked about ending their pregnancies. The way they did so still shapes how we discuss the topic today.
Tags: Abortion, Women and Girls, New York City, History (Academic Subject, Redstockings


Trump and Conscience in the Age of Demagogues

What a brave Jew at a Nazi rally in New York tells us about our times.
Tags: Movies, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Trump, Donald J, Madison Square Garden, New York City


New York Today: Subway Time: Why the Numbered Lines Do Better

Friday: The diverging fates of the lines represented by letters and numbers.
Tags: New York City, Subways, Transit Systems, Tea, Coffee, Byford, Andrew, Consolidated Edison Inc, Queens Museum


New York Today: Counting on the Subway to Arrive on Time? Why the Numbered Lines Do Best

Friday: The diverging fates of the lines represented by letters and numbers.
Tags: New York City, Subways, Transit Systems, Tea, Coffee, Byford, Andrew, Consolidated Edison Inc, Queens Museum


Police Widow Spent $410,000 on Herself That Should Have Gone to Slain Officers’ Families, Officials Say

Lorraine Shanley spent $8,000 on concert tickets, including $1,400 for a Barbra Streisand concert, among other personal expenditures, according to prosecutors.
Tags: Philanthropy, Police Department (NYC, Survivors of the Shield, Lorraine Shanley, New York City


Cesar Sayoc Pleads Guilty To Mailing Pipe Bombs To CNN, Trump Critics

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump, attacks that harmed no one but created fear as the devices turned up, day after day, at locations across the country. Cesar Sayoc sobbed as he entered the plea before a federal judge in New York. “I’m truly sorry,” he said. He faces the possibility of a life sentence on 65 criminal counts, including using weapons of mass destruction and illegal mailing o...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, New York City, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Ap, Cnn, Cia, Bill, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Trump, South Florida, Clintons, George Soros


New York Today: Offensive History at the Museum of Natural History

Thursday: A diorama at the American Museum of Natural History was labeled to highlight the inaccuracies it perpetuated.
Tags: News, New York City, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Natural History, Decolonize This Place


New York Today: Offensive History, Revisited

Thursday: A diorama at the American Museum of Natural History was labeled to highlight the inaccuracies it perpetuated.
Tags: News, New York City, American Museum of Natural History, Decolonize This Place


Michael Steinhardt, a Leading Jewish Philanthropist, Is Accused of a Pattern of Sexual Harassment

Several women said Mr. Steinhardt made sexual requests of them while they were relying on or seeking his support. He denies many of the actions attributed to him.
Tags: News, New York City, Philanthropy, Sexual Harassment, Steinhardt, Jews and Judaism, Michael H, Michael Steinhardt


Michael Steinhardt, a Leader in Jewish Philanthropy, Is Accused of a Pattern of Sexual Harassment

Several women said Mr. Steinhardt made sexual requests of them while they were relying on or seeking his support. He denies many of the actions attributed to him.
Tags: News, New York City, Philanthropy, Sexual Harassment, Steinhardt, Jews and Judaism, Michael H, Michael Steinhardt


Serial Sex Offenders Are a Big Problem on Subways. Should They Be Banned for Life?

“We have individuals who, literally, since the 1980s have been committing sexual offenses on the trains,” an official said. Now, a bill would ban them from New York’s subways.
Tags: New York, News, Subways, New York City, Sex Crimes, Cuomo, Shea, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Savino, Law and Legislation, Andrew M, Police Department (NYC, Transit Systems, Dermot F (1969-, Diane J


Correction: Mob Shooting story

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — In some versions of a story March 18 about a court hearing over the killing of a reputed Gambino crime boss, The Associated Press erroneously reported where the victim was born. Francesco Cali was born in New York City, not in Sicily.
Tags: News, New York City, Associated Press, Francesco Cali


Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening

With upstate casinos struggling and the state facing budget woes, a plan to allow full-fledged casinos in New York City is being weighed as a solution.
Tags: News, Casinos, New York City, Gambling, Cuomo, Las Vegas Sands Corp, MGM Resorts International, Politics And Government, Empire Resorts, Budgets and Budgeting, Andrew M, Empire City, Yonkers Raceway, Genting Group, Aqueduct Racetrack


On Comedy: Dave Attell Is Our Greatest Club Comic (Says the Writer He Made Fun Of)

He’s an old-school performer who specializes in hard-hitting punch lines and isn’t interested in fighting culture wars. That makes him a rarity in comedy today.
Tags: Television, News, New York City, Dave, Comedy and Humor, Comedy Cellar, Dave Attell, Attell


Andy Cohen to Receive Vito Russo Award at GLAAD Media Awards

Mazel, Andy Cohen! Bravo’s late-night talk show host is set to receive the Vito Russo Award at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards on May 4 in New York City. Sarah Jessica Parker will present him with the award, which is named in honor of GLAAD founder Vito Russo. The annual award goes to openly […]
Tags: News, New York City, Madonna, Lgbtq, Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker, GLAAD, Glaad Media Awards, Vito Russo, Vito Russo Award, Mazel Andy Cohen Bravo


Photographing the Interior of This Tourist Trap Comes with Terms and Conditions

Everybody is getting in on the Instagram action these days – even architects and the buildings they design. And there’s probably no better example of this out there than New York City’s latest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Photography, News, New York City


NYC! I'm coming to The Strand tonight at 7PM with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco...

Thanks to everyone who came to last night's launch event at San Diego's Mysterious Galaxy! The next stop on my tour is an event at 7PM at The Strand in NYC where I'll be appearing with the award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin, who is pinch-hitting for Anand Giridharadas, who has had a family emergency. Tomorrow night, I'll be appearing at the Toronto Metro Reference Library at 7PM, with the Globe & Mail's Barry Hertz; from there, I go to Chicago's C2E2 festival and then to Be...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, NYC, New York City, Toronto, San Francisco, Events, Chicago, Portland, San Diego, Berkeley, Anaheim, Julia Angwin, Richard Kadrey


NYC Councilman: Kushner Firm Flouted Rules, Endangered Tenants

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections. New York Oversight Committee Chair Ritchie Torres said his investigation showed that the firm once run by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been renting apartments to hundreds of tenants in nine buildings with certificates of occupancy that expired months or years ago. Torres al...
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York City, Ap, Manhattan, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, East Village, Torres, Buildings Department, Aaron Carr, Kushner, Department of Buildings, Jared Kushner


Labrador retriever fetches top U.S. dog breed honor for record 28th year

The loyal and dependable Labrador Retriever hung on for the 28th year in a row to the title of America's most popular dog in 2018, the American Kennel Club said on Wednesday. The top 10 dog breeds in the United States in 2018 remained unchanged from last year except for the rise of the German shorthaired pointer and the decline of the Yorkshire terrier, which swapped ninth and tenth ranks, said the AKC, the world's largest purebred dog registry, based in New York City. After the Labrador, Amer...
Tags: News, New York City, America, United States, Yorkshire, American Kennel Club, AKC, Labrador America


New York Today: Why Were Only 7 Black Students Offered Seats at Stuyvesant?

Wednesday: Black and Hispanic students make up a majority of New York City’s public school system, but a minority of its top high schools.
Tags: News, New York City, Stuyvesant, Statue of Liberty, Stuyvesant High School, Equal Educational Opportunities


New York Today: Why Were Only 7 Black Students Admitted to Stuyvesant?

Wednesday: Black and Hispanic students make up a majority of New York City’s public school system, but a minority of its top high schools.
Tags: News, New York City, Stuyvesant, Statue of Liberty, Stuyvesant High School, Equal Educational Opportunities


Why the ‘Cursed’ Lettered Lines in New York’s Subway Are Worse Than the Numbered Ones

Yes, the city’s subway is improving. But the overall increase in on-time rate and reliability masks a surprising disparity.
Tags: New York, News, Subways, New York City, Andrew, Sally, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Delays (Transportation, Transit Systems, Byford, Librera


A Tale of Two Subways: Why the ‘Cursed’ Lettered Lines Are Worse Than the Numbered Ones

The campaign to fix the subway has had mixed results, with some riders suffering more than others.
Tags: News, Subways, New York City, Andrew, Sally, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Delays (Transportation, Transit Systems, Byford, Librera



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