‘Interborough Express’ for Brooklyn and Queens Moves Step Forward

A new 14-mile transit line, which would not run into Manhattan, would fill a significant gap in New York’s transportation system.

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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.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc

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.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #bronx-nyc, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #queens-nyc

They Publicized Prosecutors’ Misconduct. The Blowback Was Swift.

Grievances against 21 Queens prosecutors shared publicly online prompted a rebuke from the city, and has led to a lawsuit that raises questions about accountability in the justice system.

#district-attorneys, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #prosecutorial-misconduct, #queens-nyc

60 Cases Are Thrown Out in Queens After Misconduct by 3 NYPD Detectives

The testimony of three New York Police Department detectives in dozens of cases in Queens was called into question after they were convicted of crimes or misconduct.

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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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The Places in New York City Where Republicans Still Stand a Chance

In some New York City Council races, supporting former President Donald Trump is seen as a positive by voters.

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Gay Choir Director and Music Teacher Fired Over Catholic ‘Minister’ Role

Matthew LaBanca is bringing attention to a legal loophole that allows religious institutions to exclude people in same-sex civil marriages from jobs by deeming them ministers.

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Plan for $2.1 Billion AirTrain to La Guardia Is Paused

Gov. Kathy Hochul had asked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to put the project on hold and review alternatives.

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No Charges for Passenger Who Prompted La Guardia Emergency Landing

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the authorities determined that there was “no criminality” involved in the landing.

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La Guardia ‘Security Incident’ Draws Emergency Response

A flight from Indianapolis declared an emergency and landed “in response to passenger behavior,” a Republic Airways spokesman said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #american-airlines, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #queens-nyc, #republic-airways-holdings-inc

Police Standoff With Man in a Tree Ends on the Third Day

On Wednesday, a Queens man climbed into a tree near his home to avoid the police. On Friday, he finally came down.

#mental-health-and-disorders, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #trees-and-shrubs

‘Greater New York,’ a Show of the Moment, Dwells in the Radical Past

In the wake of an election, pandemic, protest movement, extreme climate and rising debt ceilings, MoMA PS1 comes back with a cautious display of art.

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Bicycle Diaries: Cruising With the ‘American Utopia’ Family

Our intrepid reporter and photographer biked through Queens with David Byrne and some of his castmates ahead of their return to Broadway. Then the skies opened up.

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Calling ‘Code Red’ on Climate, Biden Pushes for Infrastructure Plan

“The nation and the world are in peril,” the president said during a stop in a hard-hit borough of New York City. “And that’s not hyperbole. That is a fact.”

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Biden’s Speech on Climate Change and Ida: Full Transcript

“The nation and the world are in peril,” President Biden said after touring storm damage in New York and Jersey. “And that’s not hyperbole. That is a fact.”

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Meet the People Rescuing Piping Plover Birds In New York

A group of volunteers patrols beaches where endangered Piping Plovers nest.

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Biden to Visit Northeast Flood Zones as Demand Grows for Climate Action

The president will visit hard-hit areas in New York and New Jersey, as residents call for more serious action on climate change.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #city-council-nyc, #floods, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #schumer-charles-e

Trapped in Basements and Cars, They Lost Their Lives in Savage Storm

The storm’s victims included at least 15 people in New York State and 23 in New Jersey. Some died as waters inundated their basement homes.

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When Ida’s Floods Came, Some New Yorkers Tried to Save Their Neighbors

“It’s so hard when someone asks for help and you can’t help them,” said a woman who listened as a man’s screams for help from a basement bedroom suddenly stopped.

#basements-and-cellars, #brooklyn-nyc, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #queens-nyc

Hypebeasts Hit the Road

Forget the factory model. For certain status chasers, the Abushi brothers take car customization to the next level — with luxury price tags to match.

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A Covid Epicenter Hustles Back to Life: ‘What You See, It’s Survival’

The neighborhoods in Queens that reeled during the pandemic are buzzing. But recovery feels very far away.

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New York Rents Appear Close to Bottom

After a year of record price declines, lease signings are up and landlords are pulling back on rent concessions.

#brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Queens Man Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of 10-Year-Old

Justin Wallace, who would have turned 11 on Tuesday, was shot as he walked out of his aunt’s home on Saturday.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #queens-nyc

Boy, 10, Is Killed in Queens Shooting

A 29-year-old man was also injured by gunfire at a house in the Edgemere neighborhood of the Rockaways, the police said.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #queens-nyc, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny

How an ‘Open Streets’ Operative Spends His Sundays

Kyle Gorman spends much of the day touring parts of the city that are participating in the popular outdoor program.

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Their Daily Miracle: Getting 8 Tons of Food to the Needy, Every Day

An army of “food rescuers” in New York try to make the best of an inherently wasteful grocery system.

#brooklyn-nyc, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #long-island-ny, #philanthropy, #queens-nyc, #soup-kitchens, #volunteers-and-community-service

Met Opera Announces Its First Live Concerts Since Shutdown

Despite ongoing labor tensions, members of the company’s orchestra and chorus will perform with soloists and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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‘Bro I Robbed Everyone’: 3 N.Y.P.D. Officers Charged in Bribe Scheme

The officers, one of them retired, funneled work to a tow truck company for kickbacks and sold car crash victims’ personal information, prosecutors say.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc

And Then There Was One: G.O.P. Defends Its Last Seat in Queens

The party struggles to hold on in an increasingly diverse borough, even as it fights its own internal battles.

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Food Is Not a Prop for Senator Jessica Ramos. It’s a Platform.

The New York State lawmaker has made a name by leading food causes, speaking up for street vendors, farm workers and the many restaurants in her Queens district.

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Richard K. Kim, Pioneering Korean-American Prosecutor, Dies at 76

He was appointed an assistant district attorney in Queens in 1985 and later became counsel to a cosmetics company. He died of complications of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #kim-richard-k-1944-2021, #korean-americans, #legal-profession, #queens-nyc

Newborn Twins Are Found Dead in an Apartment in Queens

The mother of the infants, a boy and a girl, was in custody but had not yet been charged in the deaths, officials said.

#babies-and-infants, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc

Dominic Fike Video Shows Paul McCartney and New York Times

Paul McCartney and the newspaper both make special appearances in Dominic Fike’s cover of “The Kiss of Venus.”

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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.

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Queens Man Is Charged in 1976 Killing of Pregnant Teenager

Luis Sierra, 63, of Ozone Park, was arrested this week in the killing of Evelyn Colon, a Jersey City 15-year-old whose dismembered remains were found along a riverbank in Pennsylvania, the authorities said.

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The Push to Vaccinate 20,000 Holocaust Survivors in New York

One survivor who got her vaccine, Eva Rose, 96, said the last year has been “lousy,” but added: “I am still here, thank God.”

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Basketball Scout Tom Konchalski Will Be Missed at March Madness

Tom Konchalski, who died last month, influenced college basketball recruiting for more than four decades.

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New York Renters in Covid Hot Spots Are Four Times More Likely to Face Eviction

An analysis of court data shows that the areas hit hardest by the virus, largely Black and Latino neighborhoods, have the most eviction cases.

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They Spent 24 Years Behind Bars. Then the Case Fell Apart.

A judge threw out the convictions of three men who spent decades in prison. Defense lawyers accused the Queens district attorney’s office of withholding crucial evidence.

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Despite Deep Rent Cuts, Essential Workers Are Mostly Left Out

The pandemic has led to deep discounts in New York’s rental market, but the city is still unaffordable for many of the city’s most vital workers

#brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #streeteasy

Albor Ruiz, a Journalistic Voice for Latinos, Is Dead at 80

As a columnist for The Daily News, he wrote passionately about the issues facing immigrants and lobbied for the U.S. to lift its trade embargo of his native Cuba.

#cuba, #deaths-obituaries, #el-diario, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-york-daily-news, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #queens-nyc, #ruiz-albor-1940-2021, #writing-and-writers

Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now

“Downtown 2021” pays homage to artists from more than two dozen galleries; Carmen Herrera’s Paris period reveals zigzag lines and textures.

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Queens Prosecutors Ignored Misconduct for Years. Can a New D.A. Change That?

In her first year as district attorney, Melinda Katz has led major culture shifts in the borough. But some hope for more.

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Queens Man Wanted ‘Execution’ of Schumer and Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. Says

Brendan Hunt, a fervent supporter of President Trump, is also accused of urging the killing of members of Congress before Inauguration Day.

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The Local N.Y. Paper Drawing Attention for Trump News Headlines

A series of headlines have brought attention to the Queens Daily Eagle, a small outlet in the borough where the president was born.

#impeachment, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #queens-nyc, #queens-daily-eagle, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

New York Rents Continue to Slide, While Sales Rebound in Brooklyn

Manhattan’s median rent ended 2020 down by 17.3 percent, but the sales market showed signs of life in the other boroughs.

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Wired ‘Hoax Device’ Inside a Tesla Causes Panic at Queens Palace Mall

A car left in a parking garage at the Queens Place Mall contained a dog and what looked like a makeshift bomb, the police said.

#bombs-and-explosives, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Covid Conga Line’ Aftermath: One Infected and a Suspended Liquor License

At least one person was hospitalized with Covid-19 after a Republican club’s party at a Queens restaurant.

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The Surprising Places in NYC Where Trump’s Support Grew

Joseph R. Biden Jr. won President Trump’s hometown handily. But a deeper look at election data suggests a surge in support for the president in some districts.

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