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How a Brooklyn Sisterhood of Black Women Became National Power Brokers

“Everybody wants the Black vote,” Ms. Henderson-Rivers said, “but they still aren’t open to listening to the people who are best at messaging...

Welcome to Homeownership – The New York Times

Joe DeVito, like many other New Yorkers who wanted more space to weather the pandemic, headed north and bought a two-bedroom house in...

How the Singer Patty Smyth Spends Her Sundays

Patty Smyth, the husky-voiced lead singer of Scandal, known for its 1984 love anthem, “The Warrior,” would not have put out her first...

Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal

Over the summer, Amazon converted most of the 175,000 temporary workers to permanent employees and ended the extra pay bumps for all workers....

Splitting 5 to 4, Supreme Court Backs Religious Challenge to Cuomo’s Virus Shutdown Order

“If the court issues an injunction and the state is correct about the acuteness of the threat currently posed by hot-spot neighborhoods,” the...

5 Things to Do This Weekend

If your children have had their fill of turkey and tradition, you can offer them more exotic fare — the cinematic kind —...

Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic

Dr. Mary Fowkes, a neuropathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan whose autopsies of Covid-19 victims early in the pandemic discovered serious damage...

Here’s What the Thanksgiving Parade Looked Like in Pandemic New York

It’s a yearly Thanksgiving Day tradition: Millions of spectators crammed onto long city blocks, hanging over barricades and balconies or pressed against the...

In the Face of Challenges,‘Thinking of Yourself in a Higher Light’

THE NEEDIEST CASES FUNDFor New Yorkers starting new chapters, the struggles of the coronavirus pandemic took on additional intensity.By Jennifer Camille MartinLast...

Cuomo Attacks Supreme Court’s Emboldened Majority Over Virus Ruling

Cardinal Timothy Dolan also hailed the decision, saying in a tweet, “Our churches are essential.”The joy at the high court’s decision was shared...

2nd Coronavirus Wave Hits Buffalo Area ‘With a Vengeance’

Intensive care admissions are increasing at a slower rate, because of improvements in care, though 40 people have already died of the virus...

Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut

This week’s featured properties are a five-bedroom house in Bronxville, N.Y., and a three-bedroom in Rowayton, Conn. Source link

Homes for Sale in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn

This week’s properties are in Manhattan Valley, Riverdale and Midwood. Source link

They Were Worried About Finances. This Is How They Got Help.

The prolonged pandemic has forced many New Yorkers to reassess their finances, bringing wrenching decisions on how to get by despite lost jobs...

N.J. Governor Wants Schools Open. Local Officials Have Other Ideas.

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. — Gov. Philip D. Murphy has urged New Jersey school districts to open for some face-to-face instruction, repeatedly noting that...

Why This Billionaire Will Never Leave New York

Why on God’s green earth would anyone choose to live somewhere besides New York City?This, to Leonard A. Lauder, the philanthropist and chairman...

New Jersey’s American Dream Mall Is Still Waiting to Fully Open

When the American Dream mall, a massive shopping and entertainment complex next to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., finally opened its doors...

A Badly Timed Disruption for Wine Sales in the New York Area

A severe thunderstorm that struck a wine warehouse and shipping company last week in North Bergen, N.J., has disrupted deliveries to stores in...

Homeless Men Must Leave Upper West Side Hotel, Judge Rules

About 200 homeless men will have to vacate a hotel on Manhattan’s Upper West Side that has been used as an emergency shelter...

See the New York City Holiday Christmas Windows

It was just a little over a month ago that President Donald J. Trump declared in the final presidential debate that New York...

Maradona The Greatest GOAT of Our Times, Dies at 60!

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, Matias Morla, Maradona's longtime agent, confirmed to EFE. The World Cup winner was recently...

Democrats Claim Veto-Proof Majority in N.Y. Senate, Pressuring Cuomo

The governor also said that its members — drawn both from more liberal areas downstate, and more moderate areas elsewhere — were not...

The Truth About Thanksgiving Alone in New York City

Though her mother lives in Arizona, Cecily Smith typically spends Thanksgiving in New York City with friends who feel like family.Some years, they...

At New York’s Nadir, Dinkins Gave the City the ‘Freedom to Imagine’

The former mayor, whose commitment to fighting poverty was bred in his bone, is perhaps best known for working with Governor Cuomo to...

What the M.T.A.’s ‘Doomsday’ Cuts Would Actually Look Like

Since the pandemic plunged New York’s public transit system into its worst financial crisis, the transit agency has warned of devastating cuts, including...

Remembering David Dinkins, First Black Mayor of N.Y.C.

It’s Wednesday. We’re off tomorrow and Friday for Thanksgiving, but we’ll be back on Monday. Weather: Clouds give way to sun;...

Jackson Township, N.J.: A Range of Housing With ‘Tremendous Value’

Like so many New Yorkers who have recently fled the city, Luis and Evelyn Torres had been thinking about selling their home, a...

David Dinkins Kept Loving Tennis, No Matter Who Mocked Him

“These programs teach our young people more than just tennis,” Dinkins wrote in The Times in 1990. “They reinforce values such as discipline,...

5 Ways That David Dinkins Shaped New York City

He was a racial reconciliatorMr. Dinkins was elected not long after Yusef Hawkins, a Black teenager, was chased and murdered by a white...

2 Officers Are Wounded and Man Is Killed in Queens Shootout, Police Say

A man in Queens shot two police officers responding to a domestic violence call on Tuesday, prompting them to return fire and kill...

$15,000 Fine After Secret Hasidic Wedding Draws Thousands of Guests

The wedding in Brooklyn, which lasted for more than four hours, was held at the Yetev Lev D’Satmar synagogue in Williamsburg and celebrated...

Zagat and Michelin Hit Pause on New York City Guides

Restaurant ratings traditionally land in November, with the annual release of the latest guides from Michelin and Zagat. Not this year. Both companies...

A Thanksgiving Parade, Unfazed by Snow or Wind, Takes on a Pandemic

Not snow, not rain, not gusting winds or the Great Depression have caused the cancellation of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in its...

How ‘Blue Bloods’ and Other Shows Resumed Filming in Pandemic N.Y.C.

“Just the Covid division alone for each production could be up to 40 people,” said Doug Steiner, the chief executive of Steiner Studios,...

How de Blasio Backed Himself Into a Corner on Closing Schools

It was just hours before Mayor Bill de Blasio would reveal that New York City had reached a test positivity rate that would...

Coronavirus in N.Y.: Latest Updates

Weather: Sunny but chilly. High in the upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Thursday (Thanksgiving Day). For months, New York City...

Pandemic’s Fiscal Toll on New York City: 5 Takeaways

New York City has lost more than 24,000 people to the coronavirus — a devastating toll that could rise substantially as a second...

The Last Word: David N. Dinkins

new video loaded: The Last Word: David N. DinkinstranscriptBacktranscriptThe Last Word: David N. DinkinsThe first African-American mayor of New York on his...

Giuliani Is Among First Public Figures to Commemorate David Dinkins

Rudolph W. Giuliani was among the first major figures to commemorate the former New York City mayor David N. Dinkins, who died late...

David N. Dinkins, New York’s First Black Mayor, Dies at 93

Mr. Dinkins and his wife settled in Harlem, where her father, Daniel L. Burrows, was a real estate and insurance broker with political...

Cuomo Invited His Mother for Thanksgiving. New Yorkers Noticed.

ALBANY, N.Y. — For days, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has been preaching a message of sacrifice during the holidays, warning New Yorkers that...

Emergency Hospital Reopening on Staten Island to Handle 2nd Wave

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Monday that New York would reopen an emergency hospital on Staten Island to address a new surge...

A Filipino Kitchen Opened by Busy Nurses Who Wanted Breakfast

The restaurant was opened in August by three Filipino New Yorkers: Jude Canela, Maricris Dinopol and Joan Calanog. All three are nurses at...

As Customers Move Online, So Does the Holiday Shopping Season

The holidays will look different at Macy’s this year. The Thanksgiving Day parade will proceed without spectators, and Santa Claus will not be...

Met Museum Appoints Chief Diversity Officer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Monday that it is appointing its first chief diversity officer, Lavita McMath Turner.The search for the...

Small Social Gatherings Aren’t Driving the Virus Surge (So Far)

An analysis of nearly 800 nursing homes in six states experiencing the biggest surges, including North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, found that...

Buffalo Diocese Accused of Yearslong Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse

The New York attorney general’s office on Monday accused the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and three bishops connected to it of violating...

‘Vision Zero’ Leader Is the Latest to Leave New York Mayor’s Team

Progress has not come without some backsliding. It’s hard to find anyone, Ms. Trottenberg included, who thinks the city will achieve zero fatalities...

1 Woman Is Killed and 6 Others Are Wounded in Brooklyn Mass Shooting

One woman was killed and six other people were wounded, including a 14-year-old girl, when at least two people opened fire at a...

In a Pandemic, Even Minimalists Need Space

For years, Erin Boyle wrote about living in a tiny apartment on her blog, “Reading My Tea Leaves,” detailing the creative, thrifty ways...

Electric Scooters Are Now Legal in New York. But Are They Safe?

“It couldn’t come at a better time during this Covid era,” Councilman Fernando Cabrera, who sponsored the measure, said in a recent interview....

Nail Salons, Lifeline for Immigrants, Have Lost Half Their Business

On most days, Juyoung Lee is the only person inside Beverly Nail Studio, the salon that she owns in Flushing, Queens. It is...

Sex Club Party for 80 Is Shut Down as Sheriff Targets Illegal Gatherings

By midnight on Saturday, about 80 guests had crowded into a sex club in Queens to drink and party. At around the same...

The U.S. Has Lots of Ventilators — but Too Few Specialists to Mind Them

A burst of production solved the dire shortage that defined the first wave of Covid. But the surplus may not be enough to...

Homes That Sold for Around $450,000

Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York City and the surrounding region focuses on homes that sold around a...

New York City Hit a 3% Positive Test Rate. Or Did It?

Three percent.It is the most important number in New York City right now, a critical threshold that triggers restrictions by state and local...

‘I Was on My Sunset Walk When I Came Upon a Gorgeous Ballerina’

Prima BallerinaDear Diary:I was on my sunset walk when I came upon a gorgeous ballerina in her mid-60s performing a barre routine at...

Arthur Imperatore, Founder of a Critical Ferry Service, Dies at 95

Arthur E. Imperatore Sr., a bluff entrepreneur who parlayed a trucking fortune into a dubious ferryboat operation that grew to be a critical...

What Happened When a School District Banned Thin Blue Line Flags

In late October, administrators in a suburban New York school district told employees that some of their apparel was making students feel uncomfortable,...

Inside America’s Thanksgiving Travel Chaos

“Our parents felt a need to both preserve our culture, but also make us see how we fit in,” said her daughter, Dr....

Democratic Leaders in Brooklyn Mingled at a Party. Few Wore Masks.

As Democratic leaders in New York institute more stringent restrictions to combat the coronavirus and urge people to follow them, one group of...

‘I Am Shaken’: Spate of Violent Subway Attacks Unnerves Riders

It was 2 p.m. on Tuesday, on what would have normally been a busy weekday as the Thanksgiving holiday neared. Alex Weisman, a...

House Race Between Tenney and Brindisi Is Down to 100-Vote Margin

A tight House rematch in Central New York between a first-term Democrat and an outspoken Republican supporter of President Trump has gone to...

When New York City Schools Reopen, 765,000 Students Won’t Be There

Several weeks before Mayor Bill de Blasio shut New York City’s school system, the nation’s largest, amid a surge in coronavirus cases, he...

A Bright Spot in the Pandemic Gloom: Jazz is Everywhere in New York

Every night after her shift this spring, Bridget Queral would leave the hospital where she worked as a nurse to find her husband,...

In Brooklyn, Grand Army Plaza Gets an Intervention

In the moments after the Presidential election was called in favor of Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Nov. 7, a jubilant crowd gathered...

How the Owner of a Coffee Shop With a Community Fridge Spends Sundays

With the holidays approaching, Ms. Begum plans to distribute 200 boxes of essentials, including coats and books, to Black, Indigenous and other people...

Will Manhattan’s Elite Really Spurn Ivanka and Jared (and Their Money)?

From the very beginning, members of the art world protested the Trump regime. Four years ago, they began a social media campaign under...

This Is How the Outbreak Is Resurging Across New York City

At first, New York officials tracked the resurgence of the coronavirus to a few neighborhoods in the city with large populations of Orthodox...

The Perilous State of the Subways: 5 Takeaways

Weather: Much more pleasant: sunny, with a high around 60. Still warm and mostly sunny on Saturday; overcast and cooler on Sunday....

NYC Parents Say School Shutdown Hurts Children: ‘Remote Learning is Not Working’

Laura Espinoza took an hourlong subway ride on Thursday morning from her Brooklyn neighborhood to City Hall, where she joined several dozen families...

‘Remote Learning Is Not Working’: Shutdown Hurts Children, Parents Say

Laura Espinoza took an hourlong subway ride on Thursday morning from her Brooklyn neighborhood to City Hall, where she joined several dozen families...

Trump Tax Write-Offs Are Ensnared in 2 New York Fraud Investigations

Two separate New York State fraud investigations into President Trump and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, have expanded to include tax...

C.D.C. Pleads With Americans to Stay Home on Thanksgiving

Faced with a seemingly unstoppable surge in coronavirus infections, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday urged Americans to...

How to Run During the Winter

If you decide to try adding screws, Greg Haapala, race director of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn., recommends trying it on old running...

Pot Legalization Hits an Unlikely Snag: ‘Magic’ Mushrooms

The addition of psilocybin mushrooms to a bill decriminalizing marijuana possession threw a monkey wrench into New Jersey’s legalization effort. Source link

How a Third-Generation Turkey Farmer Got a Leg Up From the Pandemic

After 81 years — and in the midst of a pandemic — Hemlock Hill Farm in New York is finally hitting its stride. Source...

Parents Adjusting to the U.S., Then to Remote Learning

THE NEEDIEST CASES FUNDFamilies found support after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted their children’s education.Jansy Molina de Maldonado’s son couldn’t speak.When he was a...

Homes for Sale in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens

This week’s properties are in Williamsburg, Morningside Heights and Forest Hills. Source link

5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City. Source link

Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey

This week’s properties include a three-bedroom in Rye, N.Y., and a five-bedroom in Saddle River, N.J. Source link

Who Will Succeed Mayor de Blasio? N.Y.C.’s Future May Ride on the Answer

As much of New York City was consumed by the presidential election, a campaign for another critical race was already underway.Several mayoral candidates...

As the Virus Surges, How Much Longer Can N.Y. Avoid a Full Shutdown?

At the same time, Mr. McCoy and other county executives are terrified that if the virus continues to spread, it could force Mr....

N.Y.C.’s Schools Shutdown, Explained – The New York Times

Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid- to upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day). This...

Classic and Cosmopolitan: N.Y.C. Restaurants Struggle to Stay Open

It’s never just about the food.From modest ethnic restaurants with dishes redolent of home to classic diners where the sever knows your name...

Getting ‘Black Mayonnaise’ Out of One of America’s Dirtiest Waterways

A long-awaited dredging of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, a Superfund site, has begun in earnest. It may not be finished for at...

Subway Service Could Be Cut 40% if No Federal Aid Arrives

Subway service in New York City slashed by 40 percent. Bus routes eliminated and service on the rest cut by a third. Service...

About That Maligned Christmas Tree (and That Owl) at Rockefeller Center

It would be hard to find anyone in New York who has had an easy time of it in 2020.With the coronavirus surging,...

Even Without Peter King, G.O.P. Retains His House Seat in New York

Andrew Garbarino, a New York State assemblyman, has been elected to replace Representative Peter T. King, extending the Republican Party’s hold on a...

Archie Spigner, ‘Godfather of Politics’ in Queens, Dies at 92

Archie Spigner, a New York City councilman who was a political kingmaker in southeast Queens for a half-century, helping fellow Black politicians climb...

Frederick Weston, Outsider Artist Who Was Finally Let In, Dies at 73

Frederick Weston, a belatedly recognized New York artist who inhabited the cramped apartments of the city’s single-room occupancy hotels for decades, hermetically creating...

New York City to Close Public Schools Again as Virus Cases Rise

New York City’s entire public school system will shutter on Thursday, the schools chancellor Richard A. Carranza wrote in an email to principals,...

How Do You Have a Ski Season in a Pandemic?

From how we ride the lifts to where we sleep and what we eat, ski areas are taking steps to minimize crowding and...

Why New York Is Behind Almost All States in Counting Votes

Two weeks after Election Day, New York State was still counting hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots on Tuesday at a sluggish pace...

Danish Study Questions Use of Masks to Protect Wearers

Half were given surgical masks and told to wear them when leaving their homes; the others were told not to wear masks in...

Masks Protect Against Covid—and Awkward Social Situations

Bhushan Sethi, 47, lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and runs around Central Park, either the loop or the reservoir, daily....

N.Y. Shuts Funeral Home Where Dozens of Bodies Were Found in Trucks

The grisly discovery captured the tragedy and chaos of the pandemic at its height in New York City: dozens of bodies found decomposing...

Sunnyside, Queens: The Lure of Greenery in a Pandemic

Like many New Yorkers, Geoff Dyck and Casey Wang wanted to be closer to nature during the pandemic. The couple, who were renting...

What to Know About the Future of Tourism in N.Y.C.

Weather: Sunny, with a high near 40, but stiff wind will make it seem like it’s in the 20s. Alternate-side parking: In...

Sheldon H. Solow, Manhattan Real Estate Mogul, Dies at 92

Though shy of publicity not of his own making, he was often in the news, announcing a project or one of his 200...

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