Finally Making It to Manhattan

For those in other boroughs who dreamed of Manhattan, there was a silver lining to the pandemic: lower rents.

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A Monthslong Battle on the Upper West Side Ends

A court ruling has resolved a conflict over homeless men at a hotel. The clash raised questions around race, class and tolerance.

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Homeless Men Lose Court Battle to Stay in Upper West Side Hotel

The city said the men at the Lucerne could stay there until a larger move of homeless people out of hotels amid the reopening.

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Liz Cheney Wants Her Party Back. The Feeling Is Not Mutual.

Inside the G.O.P., Trump is only getting stronger. What about outside?

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Moving to the City During the Pandemic: ‘This Is the New York I Know.’

The best part of his Upper West Side apartment? It’s a three-minute walk from his daughter’s place.

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Homes That Sold for Around $1 Million

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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An Affordable Duplex That’s Good for Dogs and Drums

It’s not easy to find an affordable rental when you’re a drummer. One Manhattanite tried some unorthodox tactics and found a gem.

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The ‘Sentimental Excess’ of Sarah Stiles

The actor, who stars in the Netflix series ‘The Crew’ and is a regular on ‘Billions,’ is like a slightly goofy sitcom neighbor with an otherworldly home.

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Making the Most of Their Terrace

During the pandemic, one couple’s outdoor space has served as a living and dining room, kitchen, art and music studio, office, storage unit and gym.

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How a Kabbalistic Tarot Card Reader Spends His Sundays

He was introduced to the spiritual practice while traveling to Woodstock in 1969. Now he does readings on Zoom.

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Should Ivy League Schools Randomly Select Students (At Least for a Little While)?

College admissions have favored the well-off for ages, and the pandemic has only made things worse. Now is now the time to change the process.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #ivy-league, #prairie-view-am-university, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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How the Singer Patty Smyth Spends Her Sundays

The front woman of the 1980s band Scandal talks about promoting her solo album during a pandemic and her 23-year marriage to the tennis star John McEnroe.

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Homeless Men Must Leave Upper West Side Hotel, Judge Rules

The dispute has been a flash point in one of New York City’s most liberal neighborhoods.

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Staying Apart, But Praying Together

As the coronavirus surges again, houses of worship in New York struggle to serve their communities safely.

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Homeless Men Moved Into a Tourist Hotel. What Followed Was Unexpected.

The hotel-turned-shelter became a flash point on the Upper West Side, but helped the men find a sense of belonging. Now they might be moved.

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The Rich in New York Confront an Unfamiliar Word: No

The pandemic is causing inequality to soar, but increasingly the privileged are discovering that they can’t bend the world to their will.

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Carol Paumgarten, ‘Den Mother’ to a Dance Scene, Dies at 76

Her sprawling studio, Steps on Broadway, has been a mecca for professionals, celebrities, children and just everyday people who want to dance.

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After Backlash, Homeless Men Will Move Out of the Upper West Side

Some residents complained that the new neighbors were diminishing the quality of life in the area. Others felt that characterization was unfair.

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N.Y. Will Move Homeless Men From Liberal Neighborhood After Backlash

The move of 300 men to the upscale Upper West Side neighborhood led to complaints and the threat of a lawsuit.

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A Final Listing for a Beloved Manhattan Broker

The estate of Robby Browne, a top real estate broker who died of Covid-19, is selling his Central Park West condo, where celebrities and friends once mingled.

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Power Outages Hit Manhattan and Queens

About 180,000 customers lost electricity in an outage that Con Edison said was caused by issues with its “transmission system.”

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Anything You Say in This Trader Joe’s Line May Be Used Against You

These neighbors’ signs respond to loud shoppers: “We are so sorry your wife is leaving you,” one read. “And we are SURE the ‘Everything but the Bagel’ Seasoning will help.”

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Missing Those Old Familiar Places

Takeout and delivery are fine, but there’s no substitute for getting to eat and drink inside your favorite New York City restaurants and bars.

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Distance Learning Is Better

I’m 13 years old, and I prefer working at my own pace without classroom disruptions.

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Renovation, Interrupted

With most construction projects deemed nonessential during the pandemic, apartment renovations have been frozen in a messy limbo.

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