No Broadway Shows? No Problem. Walking Tours Fill a Void.

Tim Dolan of Broadway Up Close and his crew of tour guides are back on the sidewalks, catering to a growing number of visitors.

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N.Y.C.’s Subway Musicians Return to M.T.A. Platforms

After 14 months away, authorized performers returned to train platforms to play for a reduced ridership.

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Times Square Shooting Suspect Arrested in Florida

The police said Farrakhan Muhammad opened fire during an argument with his brother, shooting bystanders including a 4-year-old girl.

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Mayoral Candidates Respond to the Shooting in Times Square

The contenders said the episode was emblematic of a growing crime problem and moved quickly to describe how they would address the issue.

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Shootings and Subway Attacks Put Crime at Center of N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

Rising concerns over crime have led candidates to issue strong appeals for public safety, less than a year after the city was under pressure to defund the police.

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After Times Square Shooting, Adams and Yang Stress Support for N.Y.P.D.

Eric Adams and Andrew Yang, among the front-runners in the New York City mayor’s race, said the shooting underlined the importance of public safety.

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Times Square Shooting Injures Woman and Child, Police Say

The police said that the child and two other victims, both women, were expected to survive.

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How Scott Rudin Wielded Power in Show Business

For decades, the producer has cultivated and castigated people at all levels of entertainment. Now his past is catching up with him.

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Port Authority Bomber Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Akayed Ullah, who detonated a pipe bomb in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square in the name of ISIS in 2017, became radicalized online.

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New York Times Reporter Writes About Missing the Office

Incredibly, we have all worked remotely for a year. But I’m homesick for our office.

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Case for the Subway’

It built New York City. One writer on why, no matter the cost, the city must rebuild it to survive.

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The Return of High Schools in New York City

Students who signed up for in-person learning can go back later this month, and all students can resume sports.

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The Union Moved. The Beloved Mosaic Mural Couldn’t.

The architect David Adjaye spurred a painstaking re-creation of a doomed artwork for its new home — and added a homage to the union’s place in social justice history.

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Joe Allen, Theater District Restaurateur, Is Dead at 87

His restaurant Joe Allen and another he opened next door, Orso, have been popular hangouts for celebrities and celebrity-watchers and the flagships of an international empire.

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Will Indoor Dining Resume at City Restaurants?

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the virus “holiday surge” was beginning to recede, which meant that relaxed restrictions were being considered.

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New Year’s Lawbreakers: 3 N.Y.C. Parties With Hundreds Are Broken Up

New Year’s Eve was mellow for most New Yorkers, and Times Square was practically empty. But some could not resist the lure of a big night out.

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This Is How New Yorkers Will Remember a Year They Can’t Wait to Forget

“There’s some pieces of normalcy that I don’t really want back,” said one New Yorker. “Our normal wasn’t always ideal.”

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This New Year’s Eve, Times Square Will Be Filled With Hope. But Not People.

Celebrations will be muted as 2020 finally comes to an end, but they will bring much-needed touches of grace.

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How the Networks Will Fill Airtime on a Quiet New Year’s Eve

In a typical year, shots of raucous parties from around the world dominate news programming. This year, the networks had to get more creative.

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New Year’s Eve 2020: How to Celebrate

The year that seemed to drag on forever is finally coming to an end.

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The Times Square Ball Drop Is Still Happening. You’re Just Not Invited.

For the first time in decades, Times Square will be closed to the public on New Year’s Eve. Instead, dozens of frontline workers and their families will be honored with spots near the stage.

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Snow in N.Y.C.: When Will It Start, and How Much Will Fall?

Wednesday’s snowstorm in New York City will be the biggest in recent years. Many New Yorkers were planning to stay home anyway.

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Thousands of Photographs, and a Year Like No Other

The Year in Pictures project is an annual celebration of photojournalism. In 2020, photographers were living what they captured.

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Without Crowds, Is Times Square Really Times Square? Take a Look

The throngs of visitors have disappeared from New York City’s famous neighborhood, and there is an eeriness to the emptiness.

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Black Voguers Populate Billboards in a Times Square ‘Midnight Moment’

The opportunity to stage “Black Magic” in Times Square “was a great proposition to do something transgressive,” said the artist Rashaad Newsome.

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The New York Times Once Signaled Election Winners With Searchlights

Back in 1904, all you had to do to learn the outcome was stick your head out your window.

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How New York Voted

Election officials won’t immediately begin counting mail-in ballots. That means the final tallies in races might not be known for days.

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Don’t Eat the Breakfast Cereal. It’s Made of Plastic.

Robin Frohardt has turned a vacant space in Times Square into a colorful installation that slyly doubles as an eco-warning. Puppets have their moment, too.

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Times Square, Grand Central and the Laws That Build the City

A virtual tour looks at the legal battles and innovations behind 42nd Street. Our critic chats with the Harvard professor Jerold S. Kayden.

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Jimmy Glenn, Ex-Boxer Whose Times Square Bar Endures, Dies at 89

A fighter, trainer, cutman and manager, he once owned both a bar and a gym. Only the bar survives. He died of coronavirus complications.

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Hundreds of Miles From Home, Nurses Fight the Coronavirus on New York’s Front Lines

“Every day you go in and you’re like, ‘Can I do this for one more day?’’’ a nurse from North Carolina said.

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Broadway Was Booming. Then Came the Pandemic.

Broadway was booming. Then the coronavirus turned New York’s theater district into a ghost town.

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Keep Calm and Draw Together

With assists from Shepard Fairey and Maira Kalman, graphic designers and illustrators are creating striking visual messages of safety and gratitude.

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