Policing and the New York Mayoral Race

As voters head to the polls, we talk to two Democrats about an election that is testing the city’s values.

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Primary Day Is Finally Here

What to expect to see on your ballot, and how to navigate ranked-choice voting.

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New Yorkers Vote for Mayor in Race Tinged With Acrimony and Uncertainty

Voters on Tuesday will participate in the city’s first mayoral election using ranked-choice voting, a system that may delay the declaration of a winner until mid-July.

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Here’s How New Yorkers Feel About Ranked-Choice Voting

New Yorkers are using a new voting system citywide for the first time, but in interviews, many seemed characteristically unfazed: “It’s real easy if people just learn how to read.”

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Whether Maya Wiley or Kathryn Garcia, a Woman Mayor Could Save N.Y.C.

Both men leading the Democratic mayoral primary are disasters.

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Rancor Between Adams and Yang Marks End of Bruising Mayoral Campaign

On the eve of Tuesday’s primary, the top candidates for mayor of New York City issued their sharpest criticism of the campaign.

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Trump Sues N.Y.C. for Ending Golf Course Contract After Capitol Riot

The Trump Organization, which had a 20-year contract to operate a public golf course in the Bronx, claims it was unfairly targeted.

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When It Comes to Big City Elections, Republicans Are in the Wilderness

The party’s growing irrelevance in urban and suburban areas comes at a considerable cost, sidelining conservatives in centers of innovation and economic might.

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Scenes From the Final Day of Early Voting

The candidates make their last pitches, with Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia appearing together and Eric Adams denouncing gun violence.

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The Debate Over Policing Is About to Get Some Real Answers

In Tuesday’s primary for mayor of New York City, Democrats have a choice between two distinctly different paths on policing, crime and civil rights.

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Why We May Not Know Who Won the Mayoral Primary for Weeks

Although the primary is being held on Tuesday, an official winner is unlikely to be named before the week of July 12.

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Whom Do the Billionaires Want for Mayor? Follow Their Money.

Ultrawealthy donors have given $16 million to super PACs dedicated to the New York City mayor’s race. Half of that money has gone to three moderate candidates.

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Adams Clashes With Rivals on Last Weekend of Mayoral Campaign

Eric Adams and Andrew Yang tussled on questions of race in a frenetic day of campaigning, two days before the June 22 primary.

#adams-eric-l, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #ranked-choice-voting, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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‘We’re Not Back to Normal,’ but New Yorkers Savor Reopening Weekend

With virus restrictions lifted, New Yorkers had mixed reactions to ending the precautions they’d grown used to.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #theaters-buildings

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New York Faces Lasting Economic Toll Even as Pandemic Passes

The city’s prosperity is heavily dependent on patterns of work and travel that may be irreversibly altered.

#commuting, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #travel-and-vacations, #unemployment

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Rising From Pandemic, New York Seeks a New Mayor to Face Looming Crises

Eric Adams is considered the front-runner in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, but the race is fluid enough that another candidate may win.

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How Americans are Celebrating Juneteenth: Photos Across the US

From Brooklyn to Galveston, there were scenes of joy and reflections on the meaning of the holiday. “We have to celebrate that we survived,” one man said.

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Yang and Garcia Form Late Alliance in Mayor’s Race, Drawing Adams’s Ire

Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia campaigned together on Saturday in a show of unity that their top rival, Eric Adams, viewed as racially driven politics.

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With Billions of Dollars at Stake, a Critical Race Vies for Attention

Candidates to be New York City’s next chief financial officer are straining for attention from the public during a crucial moment.

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N.Y.C. Mayoral Primary: How and Where to Vote, Early Voting and More

What you should know about casting your ballot if you still want to do it early or are heading to the polls on Tuesday.

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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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‘Keep an Eye on This Guy’: Inside Eric Adams’s Complicated Police Career

Mr. Adams’s police credentials have helped him rise to the top of this year’s mayoral field. But his relationship with the department is complex.

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2 Children Out Walking Get Caught Between a Gunman and His Target

The harrowing scene in the Bronx, captured on surveillance video, came about a week after a 10-year-old Queens boy was fatally shot.

#bronx-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #elections-mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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Eric Adams Is Awful. I’m Putting Him on My Ballot.

He’ll be bad for progressives but still better than Andrew Yang.

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Eric Adams’s Mantra as Rivals Apply Pressure: ‘Stay Focused and Grind’

When not assailing Mr. Adams, his Democratic rivals kept their focus on public safety and policing as the mayoral primary entered its final weekend.

#adams-eric-l, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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‘A Family Like Ours’: Portraits of Gay Fatherhood

A new book of photography features the intimate moments of queer dads in America.

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Residents and Revelers Clash Over Washington Square Park

As the pandemic eases, the park has attracted crowds of young people who regard it as a place to let loose. Residents say the scene is out of control.

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A New Bike Lane on the Brooklyn Bridge

The two-way path for cyclists, replacing one of the traffic lanes, will make the promenade pedestrian-only.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #bridges-and-tunnels, #brooklyn-bridge-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How New York City’s Law Department Got Hacked

Hackers used one worker’s login information to penetrate the Law Department’s network after officials failed to implement a simple security measure.

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N.Y.C. Is Emerging From a Crisis. Will Voters Show Up?

So far, turnout for local primary elections has been low. Historically, this has not been the case in challenging times.

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How to Use Ranked-Choice Voting to Help or Hinder N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidates

Here’s a guide on how to fill out your ballot if you want to aid or undercut Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang and others.

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Juneteenth: 7 Events for Celebrating the Holiday in New York

On Saturday, many of the city’s cultural venues are holding performances and parties to mark the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

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N.Y.C. Workers Will Not Have a Paid Day Off for Juneteenth

Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed last year that Juneteenth would be an official holiday. City workers learned this week they would not be getting a paid day off after all.

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Yang Faces Backlash for Comments on Mentally Ill at Last Debate

Less than one week before the mayoral primary, the candidates remained focused on crime, while Andrew Yang was criticized for comments he made on the debate stage.

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Why People Misperceive Crime Trends (Chicago Is Not the Murder Capital)

What readers got wrong and right in our quiz.

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Barred From Her Own Home: How a Tool for Fighting Domestic Abuse Fails

Shamika Crawford was left homeless and separated from her children by an order of protection that was later dismissed. Lawyers say cases like hers are common.

#domestic-violence, #new-york-city, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Major Moments From the Final Democratic Mayoral Debate

As the June 22 primary approaches, Democratic candidates sparred over matters of public safety, schooling and homelessness.

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Maya Wiley Takes Credit for Daniel Pantaleo’s Firing. Is That Justified?

When she was the head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, Ms. Wiley was criticized for not being more aggressive in pursuing discipline against officers.

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Why New York Progressives Are Pinning Their Hopes on the City Council

With dozens of seats up for grabs, left-leaning Democrats hope that gains in the City Council could help offset a moderate mayor.

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5 takeaways from the final Democratic debate for New York mayor.

Most candidates avoided attacking Eric Adams, the presumed front-runner, while mental illness and affordable housing dominated the policy discussion.

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8,000 Homeless People to Be Moved From Hotels to Shelters, New York Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement signals the beginning of the end to an arrangement that many homeless people said provided a better living environment.

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Candidates Clash Over New York City’s Future in Final Mayoral Debate

The eight contenders jousted over their policies on public safety, homelessness, education and climate change with less than a week left in the campaign.

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A look inside Google’s first store, opening in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood tomorrow

There have been plenty of pop-ups over the years, but tomorrow Google’s first store opens in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. The brick and mortar model finds the company joining peers like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and even Amazon, all of whom have a retail presence in Manhattan, including several just around the corner from Google’s new digs.

The new space, which opens tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. local time, fills 5,000 square feet of selling space in Google’s big, pricey West Side real estate investment. The retail location was previously occupied by a Post Office and Starbucks, which vacated the premises once their leases expired under their new corporate landlord.

Image Credits: Photos courtesy of Google and Paul Warchol

The store’s layout is designed to be experiential, highlighting the company’s growing hardware portfolio along with select third-party partners. Essentially it’s a way for the company to get Pixel phones, Home offerings, Stadia, WearOS and the newest addition to the hardware portfolio, Fitbit devices, in front of tourists and locals.

“We really used the pop-ups over the last several years to get a better sense of what are customer expectations for what we can uniquely deliver at Google,” VP Jason Rosenthal said during a press preview week. We’ve taken learnings from our 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 pop-ups and really fed that learning into what we’re opening[…] in Chelsea.”

Due to pandemic restrictions, the preview was virtual. And while it’s open to the public this week, the company will be maintaining the standard safety precautions, as the city deals with (knock on wood) the tail end of the pandemic.

And while COVID-19 almost certainly slowed the planned opening, Google promises that things will be in full force starting tomorrow. This follows several weeks of piloting, wherein the store’s 50 or so staffers were put through their paces, while the company put the finishing touches on the experience. Prior to this, Google built a full-size store mockup in a hangar space in Mountain View to test out ideas.

Image Credits: Google and Paul Warchol

In addition to product screens and dioramas lining the 17-foot windows, the company filled the store with “sandboxes” — effectively scenarios like a living room, not dissimilar to what you might find in a large furniture store — albeit better lit. There’s also a gaming area for playing Stadia and a soundproof spot for testing out various Home/Nest products.

Like Apple’s Store, customers can bring in for repair broken devices like Pixels. The company says it’s growing the number of devices that can be repaired on-site, while certain issues, like a broken screen, should be able to be fixed same day.

It seems likely that the store is a pilot in and of itself, with further plans to open additional locations in the U.S. and, perhaps, international markets where the company sells hardware. For now, however, Google won’t discuss the subject beyond tomorrow’s opening in Chelsea.

#ecommerce, #google, #google-store, #hardware, #new-york, #new-york-city, #retail

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The N.Y.C. Mayoral Race Is a One-Party Affair

The Republican Party isn’t a factor in politics here. That’s a problem.

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How to Watch New York’s Final Democratic Mayoral Debate

Eight candidates will participate in the debate, which takes place Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m.

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What’s at Stake for the Mayoral Candidates in the Final Debate

The two-hour debate on Wednesday will be one of the last opportunities for the candidates to redefine the New York City mayor’s race.

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The End of Most Covid Rules in New York: What to Know

Precautions remain in places like the subway and hospitals, and businesses have the option to ask customers to wear masks.

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New York Is Getting $22 Billion in Federal Aid. How Should It Be Spent?

Business leaders warn the mayor that an influx of aid could be squandered on short-term programs that won’t help the unemployed.

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Ex-Shake Shack Manager Sues N.Y.P.D. Unions Over Bogus Poison Claim

As tensions between protesters and the police grew last year, three officers said they’d been attacked with tainted milkshakes. They hadn’t.

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Garcia and Wiley Try to Shift Momentum From Adams as Primary Draws Near

A week before the primary and a day before the final debate, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley vied to be seen as the strongest alternative to the race’s front-runner, Eric Adams.

#adams-eric-l, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #ranked-choice-voting, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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