Polio Is Worrying Parents. Doctors Say Vaccination Is the Answer.

Poliovirus has been detected in New York City wastewater, but children who are up-to-date on their vaccinations should be OK, pediatricians said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #new-york-city, #parenting, #poliomyelitis, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Stranger Filmed Her on the Train. TikTok Users Decided She Had Monkeypox.

With little government guidance on a fast-spreading virus, a new form of social-media vigilantism has emerged.

#brooklyn-nyc, #monkeypox, #social-media, #subways, #tiktok-bytedance, #tumors, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

ID Theft, Fraud, Prison: The Wild Life of a Bishop Robbed at the Pulpit

The police said Bishop Lamor Whitehead was robbed of a fortune in jewelry, the crime caught on camera. But the focus soon turned to him and his past run-ins with the law.

#brooklyn-nyc, #frauds-and-swindling, #identity-theft, #jewels-and-jewelry, #religion-and-belief, #robberies-and-thefts, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whitehead-lamor-m

Why So Many Cars Have Rats in Them Now

Driving in the city is on the rise, but if New Yorkers think they can avoid rats this way, they are in for quite the surprise.

#automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #rats, #rodents, #urban-areas

Unlikely Fans of Supreme Court Ruling on Guns: Public Defenders

Judges in New York have so far rejected their argument that the decision should lead to the dropping of gun charges against their clients.

#brooklyn-nyc, #gun-control, #legal-aid-society, #thomas-clarence

A Brooklyn Bishop Is Robbed While Delivering Sunday Sermon

A trio of armed individuals robbed Lamor M. Whitehead and his wife of more than $1 million worth of their jewelry, police said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #canarsie-brooklyn-ny, #churches-buildings, #jewels-and-jewelry, #robberies-and-thefts, #whitehead-lamor-m

Let Your Taste Buds Be Your Guide

In all five boroughs (plus Jersey City), options abound to explore neighborhoods through restaurants and tours. Here are one food lover’s suggestions.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #jersey-city-nj, #korean-food-cuisine, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pizza, #queens-nyc, #restaurants, #summer-season

Where Is Pete Panto?

A union leader on the Brooklyn docks disappeared 81 years ago, presumably murdered by the mob.

#brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #organized-crime, #organized-labor, #panto-pete-1910-39, #ports, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #tombs-and-tombstones

Exploring Brooklyn by Ferry

More than 160 years after Walt Whitman extolled the joys of riding the ferry, there are fresh opportunities to explore neighborhoods like Red Hook, Brooklyn Heights and Bay Ridge by boat.

#art, #bay-ridge-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-bridge-park-brooklyn-ny, #ferries, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

He Had a Dark Secret. It Changed His Best Friend’s Life.

Tin Chin and Mo Lin were inseparable at the homeless shelter. But one of the men wasn’t who he seemed to be.

#audio-negative-sad, #audio-positive-happy, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #friendship, #homeless-persons, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #manhattan-nyc

Meet the Man Bringing Drama and Joy to Brooklyn’s Nightlife Spaces

Through carefully designed D.J. booths, bars and doorways, Safwat Riad has been setting the tone for New York City nightlife venues for more than a decade.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #design, #new-york-city, #riad-safwat

When the Rent Rushes Relationships

Soaring rents across the country have motivated some young couples to move in together earlier than they planned.

#affordable-housing, #brooklyn-nyc, #dating-and-relationships, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Brooklyn’s Oysterman Selling Half Shells With a Side of Black History

The Brooklyn man behind the Real Mother Shuckers wants to return oysters to ubiquity in New York City and honor the legacy of Black oystermen.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #harney-ben-jr-moody, #oysters, #real-mother-shuckers

Rebuilding Elementary School Band Class After the Pandemic

Young violists and sax players in Brooklyn get reacquainted with their instruments, and with one another: “You have to play in harmony.”

#brooklyn-nyc, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #music, #ukuleles

Duke Riley: Grand Master Trash

The audacious artist transforms seaborne plastics into maritime art at the Brooklyn Museum, driving home his message about their devastating environmental impact.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-museum-of-art, #content-type-personal-profile, #fly-by-night-exhibit, #museums, #plastics, #riley-duke, #sculpture, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

N.Y.C. Subway Rider Dies After Pants Are Trapped by Car Doors

A man who appeared to be in his 30s was exiting the train on Wednesday night when his pants were caught between the doors, causing him to be dragged onto the tracks, the police said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #midwood-brooklyn-ny, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #subways

Social Media Shooting Threats Against Elite Schools Sow Fear

A tactic using social media sites to direct threats at individual students unsettles schools in New York City and around the country.

#beacon-school-manhattan-ny, #berkeley-carroll-school, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-friends-school, #cyberharassment, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #laguardia-fiorello-h-high-school-of-music-and-performing-arts, #manhattan-nyc, #mass-shootings, #new-utrecht-high-school-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-city, #omegle-com, #police-department-nyc, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #social-media, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

For 2 Graffiti Artists, New York’s Subway Was Irresistible and Deadly

Armed with cans of spray paint, two men traveled from France to seek out the form’s gritty roots in a quest that ended tragically on the tracks.

#brooklyn-nyc, #france, #graffiti, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #subways

Theft of Brooklyn Church’s Gold Tabernacle Stabs at Hearts of Faithful

A Brooklyn congregation condemned the desecration of their sacred sanctuary in a burglary that the pastor called “one more blow” to a struggling church.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #brooklyn-nyc, #churches-buildings, #robberies-and-thefts, #roman-catholic-church, #st-augustine-roman-catholic-church-brooklyn, #vandalism

A $2-Million Tabernacle Was Stolen From a Brooklyn Cathedral

Someone apparently armed with a power saw broke into the church and walked off with the solid-gold, bejeweled tabernacle, the police said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #churches-buildings, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts, #roman-catholic-church

N.Y.C. Companies Are Opening Offices Where Their Workers Live: Brooklyn

As workers return to the office, some companies have relocated to ease the commute.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #commuting, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #hochul-kathleen-c, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #two-trees-management

Looking Back at the Pay Phone’s New York Heyday

We scoured the New York Times photo archive for the humble yet ubiquitous pay phone.

#brooklyn-nyc, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #pay-phones, #queens-nyc, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

‘We Need All Eyes on This’: Police Officers Hunt for Subway Gunman

The police released images of the suspect who fatally shot a 48-year-old man on the Q train on Sunday, and they asked for help in locating the gunman.

#brooklyn-nyc, #canal-street-manhattan-ny, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

As Adams Praised a New Police Tool, a Close Ally Had a Stake in the Maker

Mayor Eric Adams and his chief of staff, Frank Carone, say Mr. Adams’s endorsement of BolaWrap was entirely coincidental.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #carone-frank-attorney, #conflicts-of-interest, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #wrap-technologies-inc

4 Who Helped Catch Subway Attack Suspect Now Need Help Themselves

They aided investigators after the worst subway attack in decades. Will that be enough to persuade immigration authorities to give them visas or asylum?

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #deportation, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #visas

At 14, He Fired a Fatal Shot. At 18, He Was Finally Sentenced.

Aaron Nathaniel Jr., who was only 14 when he killed Timi Oyebola, 16, was sentenced after delays that frustrated families on both sides.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brownsville-brooklyn-ny, #children-and-childhood, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal

Shawn Williams, Falsely Accused of a Murder in Brooklyn, Wins $10.5 Million

Shawn Williams, falsely accused of a 1993 murder in Brooklyn, won the largest settlement so far thanks to the alleged misconduct of a once-renowned homicide detective.

#brooklyn-nyc, #chmil-stephen-w, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #scarcella-louis, #williams-shawn-july-9-1993-murder

New York Evictions Accelerate After a Two-Year Dip

Activity in the city’s housing courts, which used to process more eviction cases than any other city in the nation, is rising after a pandemic moratorium.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #evictions, #landlords, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

How to Stop Speeding Drivers in N.Y.C.? Scare Them

Traffic deaths in New York City have risen to the highest level in eight years. A new campaign aims to shock them into slowing down.

#brooklyn-nyc, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #canarsie-brooklyn-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #jamaica-queens-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #roads-and-traffic, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Honoring Genesis P-Orridge’s Legacy of Love, Art and Gender Revolt

Genesse P-Orridge celebrates her father in an exhibition that may renew interest in the transgender artist, musician and spirit of eternal flux.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #burroughs-william-s, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #england, #haynes-clarity, #kathmandu-nepal, #p-orridge-genesis-breyer, #pioneer-works-center-for-art-and-innovation-brooklyn-ny, #throbbing-gristle-music-group, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Why Libraries May Never Stop Being People Places

Redesigned buildings with outdoor gathering areas were underway before Covid hit. Now, they look like 20/20 foresight.

#books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-public-library, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #libraries-and-librarians, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #washington-dc

Subway Attack Proves City’s Resilience Again: ‘We Don’t Have a Choice’

The fabled toughness of New York’s residents has helped them power through trauma and tragedy. The shooting this week is another test.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-university-langone-health, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

Before Subway Attack Charges, Frank James Had Decades of Petty Offenses

As he drifted from New York to Milwaukee, Frank R. James has faced criminal charges over the years — but nothing on the scale of the mass-shooting the police said he committed this week.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting

Simone Leigh Holds Court at the U.S. Pavilion in the Venice Biennale

The acclaimed sculptor holds court at the U.S. Pavilion in the Venice Biennale, where she explores the burden of colonial histories and the promise of Black feminism. She begins by thatching the roof.

#africa, #art, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #institute-of-contemporary-art, #leigh-simone-1968, #marks-matthew-gallery-manhattan-ny, #ogrady-lorraine-1934, #sculpture, #silva-bisi-1962-2019, #studio-museum-in-harlem, #venice-italy, #women-and-girls

How a Mass Shooting That Injured at Least 23 People Occurred With No Deaths

Luck and poor marksmanship appear to have saved the victims of the subway attack.

#brooklyn-nyc, #glock-gmbh, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #subways

Faulty Subway Cameras in Brooklyn Shooting Were Flagged Days Earlier

Maintenance workers on Sunday inspected the cameras at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn, where a gunman wounded 10 and left 13 injured, and discovered a connection problem.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #crime-and-criminals, #mass-shootings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #security-and-warning-systems, #subways, #transit-systems

Frank James was quiet and gruff, his neighbors in Milwaukee said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #mass-shootings

Videos Show an Ordinary New York Morning Erupting Into Chaos on the N Train

The attack on Tuesday brought to life a horror that the city had long avoided: a mass shooting on the subway.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #subways, #transit-systems

A Rise in Murders Upends a Sense of Progress in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush

The killing of a 12-year-old boy in the neighborhood captured how a spike in shootings during the pandemic is complicating recovery in less affluent neighborhoods.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #flatbush-brooklyn-ny, #lewin-kade-d-2022, #mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #williams-jumaane-d

Driver of N.Y.P.D. Van Hits and Kills a Pedestrian in Brooklyn

Four arrested people were being transported in the van Thursday night when its driver struck the man in Crown Heights.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #deaths-fatalities, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Can Fivio Foreign Change Drill Rap?

On his debut album, the Brooklyn rapper hopes to smooth a path forward for the city’s ascendant hip-hop scene, even as it draws criticism amid a rise in gun violence.

#bible-album, #brooklyn-nyc, #columbia-records, #content-type-personal-profile, #fivio-foreign-1996, #new-york-city, #pop-smoke-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop

The Owner of Angel’s Share Built (and Lost) a Little Tokyo of His Own

The remarkable hidden history of Tony Yoshida, who transformed a single block in New York City, helped start the cocktail revolution — and inspired John Belushi to become a samurai.

#angels-share-manhattan-ny-bar, #bars-and-nightclubs, #brooklyn-nyc, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #industry-city-brooklyn-ny, #japan-village-brooklyn-ny, #japanese-food-cuisine, #kyo-ya-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #little-tokyo, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc

Jamel Shabazz: Proud Street Culture on Display

He chronicled the fashion shifts of stylish young Black New Yorkers in the 1980s and ’90s in photographs celebrated at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

#bronx-nyc, #bronx-museum-of-the-arts, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #photography, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shabazz-jamel

Ukraine Is Their Home. They Are Not Leaving. 

“It’s so stressful for me to be on the outside,” said one New Yorker, who is trying to persuade her aunt, 83, to flee.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #ukrainian-americans, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Supreme Court Rules Against Police in Malicious Prosecution Case

Plaintiffs need show only that the charges against them were dropped, the majority said, to satisfy a requirement that they had obtained a “favorable termination” of the prosecution.

#appeals-courts-us, #brooklyn-nyc, #decisions-and-verdicts, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #police, #police-department-nyc, #supreme-court-us, #weinstein-jack-b

Mother of Slain 12-Year-Old Begs for Answers: ‘I’m Asking for Justice.’

Kade Lewin was fatally shot on Thursday evening as he sat in a parked car with family members in Brooklyn. No arrests have been made.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #jenna-ellis, #kade-lewin, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #sewell-keechant, #williams-jumaane-d

Why Hundreds of New York City Prosecutors Are Leaving Their Jobs

New burdens, low pay and pandemic malaise prompted the resignations of a fifth of the legal work force in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.

#bragg-alvin, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #clark-darcel-d, #crime-and-criminals, #district-attorneys, #hochul-kathleen-c, #legal-aid-society, #legal-profession, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc, #work-life-balance

How a Music Executive Spends His Sundays

In the 1990s, Jamie Krents was on tour with an indie rock group. Now he’s a family man in Brooklyn.

#brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #grammy-awards, #krents-jamie, #music, #verve-label-group

Boy, 12, Is Fatally Shot in a Parked Car in Brooklyn, Police Say

The boy was the latest child to be caught in the crossfire of a surge in shootings that has plagued New York City since the pandemic began.

#brooklyn-nyc, #eric-adams, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

New York City Libraries End Late Fees, and the Treasures Roll In

The decision in New York City set off a wave of returns, accompanied by bashful notes of apology and gratitude.

#books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #income-inequality, #libraries-and-librarians, #marx-anthony-w, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #queens-nyc, #staten-island-nyc