As N.Y. Courts Seek to Root Out Racism, a Clerk Is Heard Using a Slur

A lawyer for a teenager said he overheard racist comments directed at his client during a hearing in New York Family Court. The incident came months after a judge warned about racism in the courts.

#discrimination, #family-courts, #manhattan-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity

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What Will Happen to All the Empty Office Buildings and Hotels?

Commercial real estate has been hit hard by the pandemic, but there are plans to convert some of the now empty spaces into apartment buildings.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #herald-square-manhattan-ny, #hilton-times-square-hotel-manhattan-ny-hotel, #holiday-inn, #hotel-giraffe, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #manhattan-nyc, #marriott-international-inc, #metro-loft-management, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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On the Met’s Roof, a Wistful Fantasy We’ve Been Waiting For

“As Long as the Sun Lasts” is a winsome crowd-pleaser that turns gentle circles without ever getting anywhere.

#art, #big-bird, #calvino-italo, #da-corte-alex, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #sesame-street-tv-program

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New Target for New York’s Ascendant Left: Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Justice Democrats, a left-wing group that fueled the rise of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is backing Rana Abdelhamid’s primary bid.

#abdelhamid-rana, #democratic-party, #democratic-socialists-of-america, #elections-house-of-representatives, #justice-democrats, #maloney-carolyn-b, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses

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How Carolyn Maloney Has Become the New Target of NY’s Ascendant Left

Justice Democrats, a left-wing group that fueled the rise of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is backing Rana Abdelhamid’s primary bid.

#abdelhamid-rana, #democratic-party, #democratic-socialists-of-america, #elections-house-of-representatives, #justice-democrats, #maloney-carolyn-b, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses

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Biden Picks Anne Milgram, Former NJ Attorney General, to Lead DEA

Anne Milgram built her reputation fighting crime in the city of Camden.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #camden-nj, #crime-and-criminals, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #manhattan-nyc, #menendez-robert, #new-jersey, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Turkey Fights for Return of a Work It Says Was Looted

A bench trial in Federal District Court in Manhattan concerns an ancient idol held by Christie’s.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #auctions, #christies, #collectors-and-collections, #manhattan-nyc, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #turkey

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Former In-Law of Trump Executive Gives Prosecutors Boxes of Documents

The handover of the documents suggests prosecutors are stepping up pressure on the executive, Allen H. Weisselberg.

#manhattan-nyc, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Niki de Saint Phalle: Nothing More Shocking Than Joy

At MoMA PS1 and Salon 94, the French-American artist gets long overdue attention for her boundary-defying architecture and public sculptures.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #manhattan-nyc, #moma-ps1, #queens-nyc, #saint-phalle-niki-de, #salon-94-manhattan-ny-gallery, #sculpture

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After Pandemic, Shrinking Need for Office Space Could Crush Landlords

Some big employers are giving up square footage as they juggle remote work. That could devastate building owners and cities.

#boston-properties-inc, #buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #dimon-james, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #property-taxes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #recession-and-depression, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #sl-green-realty-corporation, #stocks-and-bonds, #telecommuting, #united-states, #urban-areas, #workplace-environment

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Doormen Who Stood By After Brutal Attack on Asian Woman Are Fired

One was seen on video closing the door to the Midtown Manhattan building after the attack, as the victim, a Filipino-American woman, lay on the street outside.

#assaults, #elliot-brandon-march-29-2001-assault, #filipino-americans, #kari-vilma, #manhattan-nyc

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How the Homeless Are Struggling to Get Their Stimulus Checks

Many people living in homeless shelters and on the street have not received the federal stimulus checks they’re entitled to, stymied by misinformation and bureaucracy.

#american-recovery-and-reinvestment-act-2009, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #department-of-social-services, #federal-taxes-us, #homeless-persons, #internal-revenue-service, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus

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On the Upper East Side, Two Grand Mansions Sell at Steep Discounts

One of them was the longtime residence of the accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. It sold for $51 million.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #viola-vincent

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A Home Buyers’ Bonanza in Manhattan

Housing sales in New York City are finally picking up — along with deep discounts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discount-selling, #manhattan-nyc, #manhattan-real-estate-sales, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Manhattan Sales Market Is Poised for a Revival, Just a Year After It Collapsed

First-time buyers, significant price cuts and progress on vaccines in New York City helped boost first-quarter sales.

#brown-harris-stevens, #compass-real-estate, #corcoran-real-estate, #douglas-elliman-real-estate, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #triplemint-real-estate

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It’s Time to Put Alice Neel in Her Rightful Place in the Pantheon

A large retrospective feels at home in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s grandest galleries and should silence any doubt about the artist’s originality or her importance.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #neel-alice, #women-and-girls

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The Brooklyn-Manhattan Rent Gap Is Shrinking Fast

During the pandemic, the difference between the median rent in the two boroughs nearly vanished.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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In Broad Daylight, Another Anti-Asian Attack

The attack was especially shocking after a yearlong nationwide surge of violence. The police have arrested a man on a hate crime charge.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #filipino-americans, #hate-crimes, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Brutal Attack on Filipino Woman Sparks Outrage: ‘Everybody Is on Edge’

Security guards failed to intervene while a man kicked and stomped on a 65-year-old woman near Times Square, yelling, “You don’t belong here.”

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #kari-vilma, #manhattan-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity

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‘Apprentice’ Contestant Can Proceed With Trump Suit After Court Ruling

The court’s decision, in a case against the former president by Summer Zervos, could compel Mr. Trump to testify under oath.

#kaplan-roberta-a, #kasowitz-marc-e, #libel-and-slander, #manhattan-nyc, #sexual-harassment, #the-apprentice-tv-program, #trump-donald-j, #wilkinson-beth-a, #zervos-summer

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Attack on Asian Woman in Midtown Prompts Another Hate Crime Investigation

The New York Police Department’s hate crimes task force said it was searching for a man who kicked a 65-year-old woman, stomped on her and made anti-Asian statements toward her on a sidewalk.

#assaults, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hate-crimes, #manhattan-nyc, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #police-department-nyc

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Ghislaine Maxwell Charged With Sex Trafficking of 14-Year-Old Girl

A new indictment accuses Ms. Maxwell of paying a victim of her longtime associate Jeffrey Epstein.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #sex-crimes

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How Manhattan Office Life Is Changing

Even after the pandemic ends, remote work is likely to endure, and companies are rethinking their spaces.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #irish-repertory-theater, #kaufman-music-center-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial

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Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Manhattan May Never Be the Same.

New York City, long buoyed by the flow of commuters into its towering office buildings, faces a cataclysmic challenge, even when the pandemic ends.

#apple-inc, #empire-state-realty-trust-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #manhattan-nyc, #omnicom-group-inc, #pinto-daniel-e, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #sl-green-realty-corporation, #spotify, #telecommuting, #vornado-realty-trust

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How a Javits Center Vaccine Nurse Spends Her Sundays

‘This job makes me feel like I’m part of history.’

#brienza-nicole, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #javits-jacob-k-convention-center-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Growers, Bakers and Beekeepers Embracing the Terroir of American Cities

Long celebrated in France, the concept of place-specific tastes is spurring the revitalization of neighborhoods and communities.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bees, #black-people, #bread, #cleveland-ohio, #detroit-mich, #grapes, #manhattan-nyc, #wines

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David Hammons, Body and Soul, at the Drawing Center

The artist’s earliest conceptual works about racial exclusion could hardly be more relevant today.

#art, #black-people, #drawing-center-manhattan-ny, #hammons-david, #manhattan-nyc

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8 Candidates Compete for a Job That May Involve Prosecuting Trump

Who will be the next Manhattan district attorney? The race is dominated by low-profile progressives who could reshape law enforcement in New York City.

#criminal-justice, #district-attorneys, #elections-district-attorneys, #manhattan-nyc, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Hayden Planetarium to Reopen at Limited Capacity

With the return of the space theater at the American Museum of Natural History, New Yorkers can again add “space exploration” to their travel agenda.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hayden-planetarium, #manhattan-nyc, #museums, #tyson-neil-degrasse, #worlds-beyond-earth-movie

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Schumer Seeks Appointment of First Black U.S. Attorney in Manhattan

If nominated and confirmed, Damian Williams would take over a famously independent and powerful office that is investigating Rudy Giuliani.

#barr-william-p, #berman-geoffrey-s, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #manhattan-nyc, #politics-and-government, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government, #williams-damian

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Mansion to Undergo ‘Complete Makeover’

The buyers, Michael D. Daffey, a former Goldman Sachs executive, and his wife, Blake Daffey, paid $51 million for the townhouse, a steep discount from the original asking price.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #manhattan-nyc, #michael-d-daffey, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #wexner-leslie-h

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Asian-Americans Are Being Attacked. Why Are Hate Crime Charges So Rare?

Several recent attacks have not been charged as hate crimes, fueling protests and outrage among many Asian-Americans.

#asian-americans, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #hate-crimes, #manhattan-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity

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3 Art Galleries Show to See Right Now

David Goldblatt’s photographs of apartheid-era South Africa; Ebecho Muslimova’s voracious alter-ego drawings; and John Feodorov’s paintings on his dual heritage.

#art, #cue-art-foundation, #drawing-center-manhattan-ny, #feodorov-john, #goldblatt-david-1930-2018, #manhattan-nyc, #muslimova-ebecho, #pace-gallery

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In the Pandemic Present, a Literary Tour of Greenwich Village’s Past

From the quirky brownstones to the birth of queer New York and the tangle of streets themselves, everything about this neighborhood has defied the grid from the beginning.

#books-and-literature, #bricksbrownstone-the-new-york-row-house-book, #chauncey-george, #ciccone-patrick-w, #gay-new-york-gender-urban-culture-and-the-making-of-the-gay-male-world-1890-1940-book, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #hennessey-william-j-author, #lockwood-charles-1948-2012, #manhattan-nyc, #meyers-tom-podcast-host, #new-york-city, #strausbaugh-john, #taylor-jonathan-d-author, #the-bowery-boys-adventures-in-old-new-york-book, #the-village-400-years-of-beats-and-bohemians-radicals-and-rogues-a-history-of-greenwich-village-book, #walking-broadway-thirteen-miles-of-architecture-and-history-book, #young-greg-podcast-host

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The Next Amenity? Furnished Condos

Developers are catering to buyers who want a true move-in experience, with the furniture already in place.

#condominiums, #design, #design-within-reach, #furniture, #luxury-goods-and-services, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-hardware-holdings-inc

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‘Nobody Wants to Be There, Dude’: How a Juror’s Podcast Led to an Appeal

A federal judge warned a jury not to talk to anyone about the case. One juror had an online comedy show.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #jury-system, #koeltl-john-g, #letizia-jake, #manhattan-nyc, #podcasts

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Linda Dresner’s Last Days in Retail

An icon of idiosyncratic fashion has closed her influential store, which treated clothes as modern art.

#birmingham-mich, #content-type-personal-profile, #dresner-linda, #fashion-and-apparel, #manhattan-nyc, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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Cyrus Vance Will Not Run Again for Manhattan D.A.

The decision by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the district attorney since 2010, sets off a scramble for the office and makes it likely a new prosecutor will inherit an investigation into the former president’s business.

#criminal-justice, #district-attorneys, #elections-district-attorneys, #manhattan-nyc, #morgenthau-robert-m, #soho-manhattan-ny, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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A ‘Blade Runner’ Version of Manhattan

Flickering screens, whizzing helicopters and repurposed patches of pavement have transformed the scene.

#blade-runner-movie, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

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These Gay Men Frequented Manhattan Piano Bars. So Did Their Killer.

“Last Call,” by Elon Green, retraces the murders of four men by a serial killer in the 1990s, at a time when gay men felt pressured to hide their sexuality and were often the victims of homophobia.

#books-and-literature, #green-elon, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #last-call-a-true-story-of-love-lust-and-murder-in-queer-new-york-book, #manhattan-nyc, #serial-murders

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Jean Kennedy Smith’s Duplex Is Up for Sale

Ms. Smith, who died last June, was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy. She moved into the apartment at 4 Sutton Place after serving as ambassador to Ireland.

#ireland, #kennedy-smith-jean, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sutton-place-manhattan-ny

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Carol Bove’s Light-Touch Heavy Metal Faces Down the Met

The American sculptor is the second artist invited to occupy the sculptural niches on Fifth Avenue.

#art, #bove-carol, #content-type-personal-profile, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #sculpture

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Suburban Home Sales Soar in the New York Region

Lines of cars at open houses and multiple offers above the asking price, often all cash, have become a regular occurrence.

#connecticut, #long-island-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #westchester-county-ny

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Henry Goldrich, Gear Guru to Rock Stars, Is Dead at 88

The owner of Manny’s Music in Manhattan, he brought wah-wah to Hendrix and Clapton and connected musicians with equipment that helped define their styles.

#deaths-obituaries, #goldrich-henry-1932-2021, #manhattan-nyc, #mannys-music-store, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #shopping-and-retail

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Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

#avison-young-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #boston-mass, #charlotte-nc, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #fifth-third-bank, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rapid7-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #seasons-and-months, #seattle-wash, #telecommuting, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Prosecutors Investigating Trump Focus on His Finance Chief

Manhattan district attorney investigators who are examining possible financial fraud have asked witnesses about Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer at the Trump Organization.

#frauds-and-swindling, #manhattan-nyc, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr, #weisselberg-allen

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Lightning Strikes Twice: Another Lost Jacob Lawrence Surfaces

Its owner, a nurse living on the Upper West Side, flagged a worker at the Metropolitan Museum’s information desk. “Listen, nobody calls me back. I have this painting. Who do I need to talk to?”

#art, #black-people, #lawrence-jacob, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #peabody-essex-museum, #randall-griffey, #restoration-and-renovation, #seattle-art-museum, #sylvia-yount

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Manhole Explosion in Manhattan Injures 3, Officials Say

The explosion damaged cars and storefronts and caused power failures on Manhattan’s East Side, the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #consolidated-edison-inc, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #manhattan-nyc, #manholes

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Manhattan D.A. Now Has Trump’s Tax Returns

After an 18-month court battle, prosecutors in Manhattan investigating possible bank and tax fraud have seized former President Donald J. Trump’s tax records.

#manhattan-nyc, #supreme-court-us, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Trump Question Looms Over Race for Manhattan District Attorney

The investigation into Donald J. Trump has been the focus of enormous attention, but candidates have mostly avoided talking about the case.

#elections-district-attorneys, #manhattan-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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