A Grim January Leaves Some New Yorkers Fearful for the City’s Future

New York is far safer and stronger than in the ’70s. But after a flood of sad news, many people are struggling to find grounds for optimism.

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How Fire Defined the Bronx, and Us

The recent fire at Twin Parks in the Bronx was an undeniable tragedy. Just as every fire there over the past 50 years has been.

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Baby Girl Is Critical After Being Hit by Stray Bullet, Police Say

The baby was in a car with her mother in the Bronx when she was shot in the latest act of gun violence that has shocked many in New York City.

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The Attack at a Synagogue in Texas

Reaction to the hostage siege in Colleyville, Texas. Also: Glass barriers in the subway; the Bronx fire; Democrats’ task; vote counting and the V.P.

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The Bronx Fire Victims: Passionate Students and Hardworking Parents

The victims, eight children and nine adults, came from a tight-knit community of West African immigrants.

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Scenes From a Weekend of Mourning in the Bronx

Prayer services were held for 15 of the 17 victims of the fire that broke out last week at the Twin Parks North West building.

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Inside a Deadly Bronx Fire: Scenes of Chaos, Desperation and Love

When the building where they made their home became a smoke-filled death trap, hundreds of residents had to make life-or-death decisions as rescue workers raced to save them.

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‘Devastated’: Crowds Throng Funeral Service for 15 Bronx Fire Victims

Mourners crowded a mosque to say goodbye to 15 of the 17 people killed in the Jan. 9 blaze in a Bronx high-rise.

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After Pleas for Help, Tenants of Bronx Fire Building to Get Cash Aid

Each household in the high-rise where 17 people died will get financial relief in the form of $2,250 in prepaid debit cards, Mayor Eric Adams said.

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After Apartment Fire, Some Tenants Wary of Going Back to Bronx Building

Residents of the Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a smoky blaze gathered to express frustration over their current circumstances.

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How the Site of a Bronx Fire Became a Haven for Gambians

Abdoulie Touray is believed to have been the first Gambian to move into 333 E. 181st Street. He drew scores of compatriots to the building where 17 died in a fire.

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What We Know About the Building in the Bronx Apartment Fire

The companies purchased Twin Parks North West, the Bronx building where there was a deadly fire, along with seven other buildings in the borough for $166 million.

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Desperate Search for Those Missing in Bronx Fire: ‘We’re Still Waiting’

Two days after the fire, the city released a partial list of the deceased.

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What We Know About Victims of Bronx Fire

The day after his 12th birthday, Muhammad Drammeh died along with his mother and two of his sisters.

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Health Workers, ‘Risking Their Own Lives to Save Ours’

Responses to an essay that urged additional compensation for health workers. Also: Space heaters and the Bronx fire; entertaining young kids; ketamine.

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Two Open Doors Created ‘Flue Effect’ of Deadly Smoke at Bronx High-Rise

Smoke inhalation appeared to cause all 17 deaths related to the fire — a number officials feared could climb.

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A Family Tried to Flee the Bronx Fire. Smoke Overwhelmed Them.

The Dukuray family had left Gambia over a decade ago and settled into a top-floor apartment in the Bronx building that burned on Sunday.

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‘Like a fluid’: How a fire’s deadly smoke behaves.

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What We Know About the Bronx Apartment Building Fire

The blaze began just before 11 a.m. on Sunday in a building on East 181st Street. Nine children were killed.

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19 Killed in New York City’s Deadliest Fire in Decades

Nine children were among those who died when a space heater malfunctioned in a Bronx apartment building, city officials said.

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What We Know About the Victims of the Bronx Fire in New York City

Residents who survived the Bronx inferno on Sunday described a quiet morning that suddenly was overtaken by terror and tragedy.

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31 Seriously Hurt in Bronx Apartment Building Fire, Officials Say

Up to 200 firefighters responded to the fire in the Tremont section, the Fire Department said.

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Rhode Island Man Operated ‘Ghost Gun’ Home Factory, U.S. Says

Robert Alcantara was arrested in the Bronx as he traveled to his home from Pennsylvania, where he bought parts to make guns that cannot be traced.

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In 2021, New York’s Housing Market Made a Stunning Comeback

It’s a trend that will likely continue in 2022, as momentum shifts away from the suburbs and international travel returns — unless new Covid variants interfere.

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The 25 Essential Dishes to Eat in New York City

We asked six chefs and food experts to create a list of the most delicious and memorable plates in town.

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Unfulfilled Promise

A start-up football school called Christians of Faith, later known as Bishop Sycamore, recruited players from tough neighborhoods with talk of academic help and a path to glory. But the path only led them back to where they started.

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Chocobar Cortés, a Beloved Restaurant From San Juan, Heads for the Bronx

Cortés, a family-owned chocolate maker in Puerto Rico, is opening a location in Mott Haven, banking on local nostalgia for the brand.

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Why New York Is Unearthing a Brook It Buried a Century Ago

A plan to “daylight” Tibbetts Brook in the Bronx would be one of the city’s most ambitious green infrastructure improvements.

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After Murders ‘Doubled Overnight,’ the N.Y.P.D. Is Solving Fewer Cases

In the Bronx, where the percentage of murders solved by the police has plunged, one family is waiting impatiently for a day that may not come.

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In Their 80s, and Living It Up (or Not)

Two octogenarians have different reactions to an essay, “Living My Life Again.” Also: “Illiberal democracy”; housing in the Bronx; rich vs. poor

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She Ran a Bronx Homeless Shelter. Here’s What She Spent Millions On.

A shelter operator admitted using money from the city to cover personal expenses, including shopping sprees at Neiman Marcus and Manolo Blahnik.

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Taking a Toll on Housing in the Bronx

In a New York City borough where residents have long struggled to afford their homes, thousands are now threatened with eviction as state pandemic aid dwindles.

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What New Yorkers Need to Know About Tornadoes

While the chances of a tornado in any of the boroughs are slim, experts said one could still spawn from a severe thunderstorm and devastate the city.

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Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Wavering. Are New Yorkers on Her Side?

By voting no on the infrastructure bill, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez set off a fierce debate, including among city residents eager to see the subways improved.

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William Conway, Who Reimagined America’s Zoos, Is Dead at 91

He sought to conserve wildlife and encouraged zoos to exhibit animals in their natural habitats. But he lost a battle to rename the Bronx Zoo.

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The Best New York City Marathon Photos of the Past 50 Years

The New York City Marathon’s 50th running is on Sunday. This is the story of one race, five boroughs, dozens of champions and over a million hopeful runners.

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A Bronx Basement Highlights New York City’s Biggest Problem

The devastation wrought by Ida underscored the need for a better way to legalize basement homes. But one woman’s experience shows the difficulties of finding a solution.

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N.Y. Charter School Prepares Students for Basketball Careers

The Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School opened its doors in September in the Bronx with an unusual focus for a charter school: career paths related to the game.

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In ‘Alma’s Way,’ a Young Latina Thinks for Herself, Like Her Creator

Set in the Bronx, the new PBS Kids’ show from Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on “Sesame Street,” promotes diversity and critical thinking.

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A Street Vendor Didn’t Have a Permit. Her Produce Was Tossed in the Trash.

In a place where many go hungry, widely shared videos capture a clash between the authorities and one of thousands of unlicensed peddlers.

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New York City Needs Green Solutions to Flooding

Hurricane Ida ravaged places that were once stream beds and wetlands.

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New York’s Superstar Progressive Isn’t A.O.C.

Ritchie Torres isn’t a household name. He should be.

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1-Year-Old Is Killed, and Mother’s Boyfriend Is Arrested

The infant, Legacy Beauford, was one of two young boys in New York who the police believe were recently killed by their mothers’ partners.

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At Birth, She Already Had a Case File. At 7 Years Old, She Was Dead.

A child welfare system meant to protect Julissia Batties from an abusive home life failed the ultimate test.

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Excuse Her Dust: 54 Years Late, Dorothy Parker Finally Gets a Tombstone

The beloved author wrote many witty epitaphs but never suggested where her remains should end up. Her fans helped complete her ashes’ odyssey.

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Why an East Harlem Street Is 31 Degrees Hotter Than Central Park West

If you want to map inequality in New York, you can just count trees.

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A 7-Year-Old Dies in the Bronx, and Records Show a History of Abuse

Julissia Batties, who was found unconscious with a head injury, had been the subject of a child welfare case since birth. Her half brother admitted beating her, a police official said.

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Employee Vaccination Effort at Bronx Business Struggles

At an optical business in New York City, it took months of coaxing, a cash bonus and a weekly testing mandate to persuade 90 percent of the staff to get a coronavirus vaccine.

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Man Arrested in Shooting That 2 Children Barely Escaped

In a harrowing scene captured on video, a girl and her brother managed to avoid injury after being caught in a hail of gunfire.

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‘Disorder and Chaos’ in N.Y.C. Jails as Pandemic Recedes

Six incarcerated people have died, a man accused of murder was accidentally released and a captain was charged with criminally negligent homicide, while the future of Rikers Island remains unclear.

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