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  • newCuomo to meet with U.S. transportation chief amid transit woes

    Cuomo to meet with U.S. transportation chief amid transit woes

    New York's governor is headed to Washington to meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao amid New York City's ongoing transit troubles.In a statement, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:41am -
  • newBy a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

    By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

    With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Jul 17, 4:31pm -
  • Trump is messing with NY state's budget already

    Trump is messing with NY state's budget already

    New York state tax collections are falling below the targets set in the budget and even more behind last year's pace. It seems likely that President Donald Trump is to blame.State Comptroller...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 2:49pm -
  • President Trump to meet with Long Island law enforcers Friday

    President Trump to meet with Long Island law enforcers Friday

    President Donald Trump will travel to New York on Friday to meet with law enforcers on Long Island.The White House confirmed the president's plans on Tuesday but did not elaborate.Rep. Peter...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 2:31pm -
  • Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews

    Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators, this time for a closed-door...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:48am -
  • Industry group: City needs more gas pipelines to offset Indian Point closure

    Industry group: City needs more gas pipelines to offset Indian Point closure

    Gas pipelines are lightning rods for opposition, but a new report says New York City needs more of them before the planned closure of the Indian Point nuclear plant.The industry group study, titled...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:01am -
  • Congress should look to New York as a model for improving health care

    Congress should look to New York as a model for improving health care

    The failed attempt by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to revamp health care has left New York and the nation in a precarious place. Unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:01am -
  • Trump wins ruling allowing voter panel to gather information

    Trump wins ruling allowing voter panel to gather information

    President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission got a judge’s green light to collect data about U.S. voters even though many states are resisting its request that they hand over...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 6:08pm -
  • Mayor demands 'CompStat' for the subway system

    Mayor demands 'CompStat' for the subway system

    Mayor Bill de Blasio let fly another salvo in the battle of blame with Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the subway system Monday, demanding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's imminent improvement plan...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 2:02pm -
  • Spicer resigns after Scaramucci hired as White House communications director

    Spicer resigns after Scaramucci hired as White House communications director

    President Donald Trump has hired financier Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director, a person familiar with the decision said.White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned in protest...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 1:08pm -

Huffington Post: New York

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New York Post

  • new‘Read my lips: I don’t care’: De Blasio on homeless email exposé

    ‘Read my lips: I don’t care’: De Blasio on homeless email exposé

    ​Mayor de Blasio claimed Wednesday not to have seen an official email ordering cops to “sweep” homeless people from two subway stations before he visited them ​– and ​then ​blamed the directive on ​Police Department ​officials with…
    - 20 mins ago, 26 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • newParents of slain cop say he’d be proud of his newborn daughter

    Parents of slain cop say he’d be proud of his newborn daughter

    Slain NYPD Detective Wenjian Liu would be so happy with his new daughter, his parents said as they visited newborn “Angel” on Tuesday. “Happy, happy,” a beaming Xiu Yan Li said as she carried a giant bouquet of red roses, white lilies and blu…
    - 54 mins ago, 26 Jul 17, 1:56pm -
  • newCuomo to Trump: Give NY money for our transportation problems

    Cuomo to Trump: Give NY money for our transportation problems

    WASHINGTON – Gov. Cuomo demanded the Trump Administration cough money for New York’s infrastructure — including Penn Station and the gateway tunnel — during a visit to Washington on Wednesday. “I want to hear that we’re actually going to…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Jul 17, 1:29pm -
  • newMan charged in attempted rape of store clerk two years later
    The long arm of the law finally caught up with a man who tried to rape a woman inside a Bronx store nearly two years ago — thanks to DNA evidence that pinned him to the crime, police said. Oumar Fofana, 20, was picked up Tuesday and charged with th…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:24am -
  • newProtesters rip de Blasio apart outside his gym
    Parents ripped Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to place hundreds of unassigned teachers back into city classrooms Wednesday morning. A group of about 20 parents organized by pro-charter StudentsFirstNY held signs reading, “Mayor de Blasio harms child…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:04am -
  • newCuomo revs up fight against texting drivers

    Cuomo revs up fight against texting drivers

    OMG! New York state is cranking up its crackdown on drivers who text. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he’s ordered his Traffic Safety Committee to review technology called the “textalyzer,” which would determine whether a motorist in…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 10:48am -
  • newThree-year-old twins drown in backyard pool

    Three-year-old twins drown in backyard pool

    Three-year-old twin boys drowned in their backyard pool Wednesday — after slipping out the back of their Long Island home while their mother was asleep, law enforcement officials said. The boys’ mother woke up inside the home on Holly Court in Me…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 10:40am -
  • newMan stabbed to death after flipping off people in car accident

    Man stabbed to death after flipping off people in car accident

    A man was stabbed to death after he flipped the bird to a group of people who had just gotten into an accident in the Bronx, police said. The deadly incident began when the 25-year-old victim and two other men drove past the scene of a fender-bender…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 9:58am -
  • newThis is how firefighters deal with parked cars in their way
    The brief clip shows the smoke-eaters from Hancock Street’s Ladder Company 111 moving the front end and then the back end of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive owned by Car2Go, a car sharing company, so that the passenger side wheels rest on the sidew…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 8:58am -
  • newFive people injured in head-on collision between cab and SUV
    A cab collided with an SUV in Manhattan early Wednesday injuring five people including a child, witnesses and fire officials said. The yellow mini-van cab was travelling westbound on West 23rd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues when it rammed hea…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 6:48am -

The Economist: New York

  • Cinematic obscenity in America: A hundred years of over-baring censors
     WHEN does nudity on film become porn? It’s a blush-inducing question that has lacked a clear answer for a century now: On November 18th it will be 100 years since a naked woman first appeared on American screens, in the film "Inspiration"…
    - 18 Nov 15, 6:08am -
  • The Attica prison uprising: A bloody day in New York
    LAST week marked not only the tenth anniversary of September 11th, but also the reckoning of a lesser-known trauma on New York soil: the 40th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising. At a time when the country's prison population is bursting, w…
    - 23 Sep 11, 8:19am -
  • Campaign finance: Ignore that $800,000 behind the curtain
    THE Washington Post reports that Republican groups funded by anonymous donations are kicking the Democrats' keisters this year in independent campaign advertising. Independent groups that don't have to report their donors have spent $80m so far,…
    - 4 Oct 10, 3:20pm -
  • Itinerant workers: And WiFi for all
    A RECENT article in the New York Times explored a trend guaranteed to disconcert freelancers and professional loiterers: the practice of banning laptops in coffee shops (something our colleagues at Babbage have considered as well). "By doing away wi…
    - 2 Sep 10, 6:15pm -
  • Criminal justice: Glorious failures
    WHEN it comes to criminal justice, Winston Churchill's saying that Americans can be relied on to do the right thing after they have tried everything else has to be modified: the right thing tends to get its day only when states run out of cash. A…
    - 13 Aug 10, 1:42pm -
  • Sarah Palin and the 9/11 mosque: Refudiate Sarah Palin
    UNLIKE most of her critics, I like Sarah Palin's neologism "refudiate". In fact I happen to believe that she is a talented political communicator. It's the substance of her tweet about the mosque in Manhattan that is grotesque.She says that building…
    - 19 Jul 10, 3:21pm -
  • Food and poverty: The Big Apple is hungry
    Print section Issue:  Time to get tough Fly Title:  Food and poverty Location: …
    - 14 Jan 10, 5:45am -
  • The view from New York
    THE Dow Jones Industrial Average passed 10,000 yesterday and so far, on my visit to New York*, I have found sentiment to be on the bullish side. Ethan Harris of BoA Merrill lynch, for example, argues that we are seeing the lagged effect of the immens…
    - 15 Oct 09, 9:24am -
  • The end of the service charge?
    GOOD news for those who dislike forced tipping: the 20 restaurants established by Terence Conran in London and now owned by D&D London are to stop adding a 12.5% service charge to diners' bills. As in the old days, customers will have to deci…
    - 30 Sep 09, 11:49am -
  • Bring back Spitzer!
    ONE of the less-iconic bumper stickers of George Bush's presidency harked back to the impeachment of Bill Clinton. The sentiment was that Mr Bush was such a failure that it made one ask what Mr Clinton had done to deserve his historical asterisk.…
    - 4 May 09, 5:13pm -
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The Guardian: New York News

  • newBullet-hole decor: the Brooklyn bar on the frontline of the gentrification wars
    A venue advertising its ‘bullet-ridden’ wall has caused outrage in Crown Heights, with residents accusing the owner of insensitive stereotypingDespite rapid gentrification, the realities of routine gang violence and its cost remain vivid in the C…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 5:53am -
  • Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case
    Donald Trump’s son-in-law bought part of old New York Times building from Soviet-born tycoon, Guardian investigation into Russian money in NYC property market findsJared Kushner, the son-in-law of Donald Trump, who acts as his senior White House ad…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 7:29am -
  • Sources say Trump-Russia investigators are seeking Paul Manafort's cooperation
    People with direct knowledge of the investigation into possible collusion with Russia say help is being sought from Donald Trump’s former campaign managerUS investigators examining money laundering accusations against Donald Trump’s former campai…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 10:04am -
  • What are the most common dog names in New York City? Ciao, Bella!
    New Yorkers love their dogs – so perhaps it’s not surprise that they name them as if they were children, with Bella and Max among the most popular monikersThere are many contradictions in this city. Some New Yorkers will douse themselves in hand…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 6:00am -
  • Anthony Scaramucci: who is new White House communications director?
    Known by friends as ‘the Mooch’, Scaramucci is a Long Islander with cool TV presence and a skill for raising funds from reluctant Republican donorsDuring the presidential campaign, Anthony Scaramucci, the smooth-talking New York financier known b…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:06pm -
  • Chris Christie catches ball, gives it to young Mets fan, is booed anyway
    New Jersey governor already unpopular over beach incidentNew York baseball fans give vocal verdict on governor’s performanceA week after Chris Christie labelled an irate caller a “bum” during his stint as a sports radio host, the New Jersey gov…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:54pm -
  • Eighth person at Trump Jr meeting was accused of money laundering
    Irakly ‘Ike’ Kaveladze, once accused of laundering more than $1.4bn, was a participant in the notorious get-together at Trump Tower in June 2016A Russian American businessman once accused of laundering more than $1.4bn into the US from eastern Eu…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • George A Romero obituary
    Influential horror director whose 1968 film Night of the Living Dead kicked off the modern zombie genreZombies walked the earth in cinema long before George A Romero got round to populating his movies with them. But they never had a cheerleader like…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 8:51am -
  • Martin Landau obituary
    Actor who played Rollin Hand in the US television series Mission: Impossible and Bela Lugosi in the 1994 film Ed Wood•A life in picturesIn the first three series of the television show Mission: Impossible (1966-69), Martin Landau, who has died aged…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 7:32am -
  • Formula E hits New York City – in pictures
    NYC hosted the ninth and 10th rounds of the 2016–17 Formula E season, the first time that the Big Apple has hosted an all-electric ePrix. Its first ever road race was held on the waterfront at Red Hook, Brooklyn Continue reading...
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 7:00am -

The New York Sun

The New Yorker: Out Loud (Audio)

  • Beyond “Citizen Kane”
    Orson Welles was born a hundred years ago, in 1915. His movies are among the most acclaimed ever made, and, thirty years after his death, lost and unfinished works by Welles continue to resurface. But has the reputation of his most famous film obscur…
    - 12 Oct 15, 4:40pm -
  • What it Means to Be a Sports Fan
    Your favorite team can stir your soul or break your heart. With the Mets—New York’s perennial baseball underdogs—in the playoffs, many New Yorkers are walking around with their sports-loving hearts on their sleeves. Sports lovers and New Yorker…
    - 5 Oct 15, 12:03am -
  • What is R. & B. Now?
    The Weeknd, a formerly shadowy figure whose songs are dark and sometimes disturbing, has reached the top of the pop charts. He’s part of a new crop of artists who are set to redefine a genre whose limits can be hard to define in the first place. W…
    - 28 Sep 15, 12:00am -
  • The Pleasures of Disgust
    From bugs and rats to mold and mucus, everyone is disgusted by something. But why? And why are we also attracted to the things that disgust us? Nicola Twilley and Joshua Rothman join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss our complicated relation…
    - 21 Sep 15, 12:01am -
  • Joan Didion: Writer and Icon
    On the occasion of a new biography, Louis Menand and Thessaly La Force join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss the pervasive influence of Joan Didion, both on and off the page.
    - 14 Sep 15, 12:01am -
  • This Podcast Will Change Your Life
    Podcasts have been around for a decade now, but in the past year they have attained a new degree of mainstream popularity. What makes the format distinct? And why are there so many podcasts aimed at self-improvement? Sarah Larson and Andrew Marantz j…
    - 7 Sep 15, 12:01am -
  • Serena and the Big Four
    Over the next two weeks, tennis fans around the world will tune in to the U.S. Open. With Serena Williams in position to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam, and the foursome of Djokovic, Federer, Murray, and Nadal atop the men’s field, the stage i…
    - 31 Aug 15, 12:01am -
  • Tasting Notes
    Which do you prefer: a rich Chardonnay with fine acidity or a Garnacha with notes of orange zest and crushed stone? Wine criticism has become increasingly baroque, and it can be difficult to simply describe what you like to drink. Bianca Bosker and R…
    - 24 Aug 15, 12:01am -
  • Re-Reading Children’s Books
    Adam Gopnik and Sarah Larson join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to talk about how children’s books have evolved and why they’re worth revisiting as adults.
    - 17 Aug 15, 12:01am -
  • Talking About “White People”
    Hua Hsu and Karan Mahajan join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to talk about the MTV documentary “White People” and contemporary conversations about whiteness.
    - 10 Aug 15, 8:17am -

The Village Voice

  • Doc Dukale's Dream Reveals Hugh Jackman's Real-Life Coffee-Related Heroism
    Actors are accustomed to studying a subject for a brief, intense period and then being treated like experts. Hugh Jackman's advocacy for fair-trade coffee began with that burst of enthusiasm, but settled into a business that distills complex global e…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Charlie's Country Pits the Cops Against a (Real) Down-on-His-Luck Aboriginal Actor
    The special quality of Charlie’s Country is the profound camaraderie shared by its director, Rolf de Heer, and its star, David Gulpilil (Walkabout, The Last Wave). The two have worked together before (The Tracker, Ten Canoes), but the origins of ..…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • The Entourage Movie May Be a Branded Romp But It's Easy Fun
    The first line in Entourage is a good indication of what the next 104 minutes will bring. Peering through a pair of binoculars while a speedboat carries him toward a yacht in the dazzling waters of Ibiza, Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), the big brother…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Urgent Doc Every Last Child Reveals Pakistanis Standing Up to the Taliban to Fight Polio
    Throughout Every Last Child, voices stay hushed until they are shouting — in pain, in worry, in command. Set largely in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, Tom Roberts's urgent, tender documentary has the pulse of a noir film as it follows families a…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • 'Artists Get Put in a Box,' Says Love & Mercy Star John Cusack
    When John Cusack was launching his career in the Eighties, Brian Wilson had gone from rock star to living lore — a brilliant Bigfoot. “People would have Brian Wilson encounters,” says Cusack, who plays Wilson in the new biopic Love & Mercy. “…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Dribbling Nonsense: FIFA Plays to Distract in the Risible United Passions
    Update: On June 2, 2015, news broke that Sepp Blatter would resign as president of FIFA, as he became the target of a federal investigation. He said in a speech, "Although the members of FIFA have given me the new mandate, this mandate does not seem…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • In Spy, Melissa McCarthy Triumphs for the Susans Everywhere
    The Melissa McCarthy of Spy is different from the one who rose to prominence by shitting in a sink. Bridesmaids scored her an Oscar nomination, and for the ceremony McCarthy donned a glamorous rose gown with a diamond collar and belt. But in the year…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • In World War I Drama Testament of Youth, Alicia Vikander Is Worthy of Lillian Gish
    With Testament of Youth, our collective poppy-strewn dream imagery of a decimated generation of the gallant young men of WWI — and their noble horses too — might undergo a sea change. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), simultaneously poignant and powe…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Unsettling Doc The Nightmare Reveals the Horror in Your Mind
    Twenty years back, at the height of the UFO boom, the truest believers in alien abduction scenarios would argue that their most compelling evidence was the commonalities between regular people's stories of nighttime visitations. Even under hypnosis,…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Ten Promising Movies for Summer 2015
    In the decadent 21st century, the summer movie season now sprawls from March through December. (Star Wars: Episode VII is due to awaken the Force December 18; every prior Star Wars picture has come out Memorial Day weekend.) But I’ll stick to tradi…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -

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