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  • newTrump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

    Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

    In Manhattan, where Donald Trump built his empire, prices for condos in buildings bearing his gilded name are falling in the first year of his presidency.The average price per square foot for...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 5 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 4:44pm -
  • newTLC imposes wheelchair-accessibility mandate while allowing alternative pilot program

    TLC imposes wheelchair-accessibility mandate while allowing alternative pilot program

    The long fight to mandate wheelchair-accessible service for for-hire vehicles has come to a conclusion, though not a peaceful one. On Wednesday the Taxi and Limousine Commission approved...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 6 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 3:45pm -
  • newLump of coal for New York City as Cuomo hands out grants

    Lump of coal for New York City as Cuomo hands out grants

    New York City may be the state's economic engine, but it's not a "top performer" in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book.The five boroughs will see just $64.8 million of the several billion dollars in tax...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 6 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 3:23pm -
  • newForget Bitcoin. Here's the really hot currency

    Forget Bitcoin. Here's the really hot currency

    There's a tremendous boom in the currency world, where circulation for one particularly hot instrument of payment has grown at a robust 6.5% annual rate, or nearly twice last decade's...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 6 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 3:15pm -
  • newBattle brews over Marx Brothers Playground in path of AvalonBay tower

    Battle brews over Marx Brothers Playground in path of AvalonBay tower

    Groucho Marx once said that politics is the art of looking for trouble. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have found it in a playground named for the...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 8 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 1:17pm -
  • newCity settles with inmates forced back into solitary confinement

    City settles with inmates forced back into solitary confinement

    New York City has agreed to pay $4 million to 470 Rikers Island inmates it forced back into solitary confinement under an old policy that has since been dropped.The preliminary agreement settles a...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 9 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 12:09pm -
  • newThe waste-management 
industry's worst nightmare could become reality

    The waste-management 
industry's worst nightmare could become reality

    The waste-management industry is worried that Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver a last-minute Christmas gift to two City Council members by slashing capacity at private transfer facilities by...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 10 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 11:42am -
  • newGOP finger-pointing starts right after Moore's Alabama loss

    GOP finger-pointing starts right after Moore's Alabama loss

    The Republican finger-pointing started minutes after GOP candidate Roy Moore lost to a Democrat in deep-red Alabama’s Senate race, with nervous party members fearing more of the same in the...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 10 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 11:23am -
  • newBillionaires at city galas can't agree on Trump's tax plan

    Billionaires at city galas can't agree on Trump's tax plan

    Robert Rubin, who was once a U.S. Treasury secretary and co-head of Goldman Sachs, referred questions on the Republican tax overhaul to another guest at the UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 10 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 11:16am -
  • newWhy isn't the city taking advantage of the Brooklyn jobs boom?

    Why isn't the city taking advantage of the Brooklyn jobs boom?

    One statement in the Crain’s economic outlook package really caught my eye and deserves special attention. Brooklyn’s job gain between 2010 and 2016 was 40%, the second fastest growth...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 11 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 10:44am -

Huffington Post: New York

New York Daily News

New York Post

  • newCops question man suspected of gunning down bodega owner over 50 cents

    Cops question man suspected of gunning down bodega owner over 50 cents

    Life is cheap for this killer. A Brooklyn bodega customer came up 50 cents short when he tried to buy a Corona — and he got so mad he couldn’t get a cut-rate beer that he opened fire, killing an elderly worker, police sources told The Post. The f…
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 7:43pm -
  • newEx-Cuomo aide says Post cover will taint corruption trial

    Ex-Cuomo aide says Post cover will taint corruption trial

    A former Gov. Cuomo aide on trial for corruption claimed on Wednesday that a recent New York Post cover story will taint the jury pool. Lawyers for Joe Percoco argued in Manhattan Federal Court that potential jurors should be questioned about whether…
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 7:33pm -
  • newHere’s another reason why the L train shutdown will suck

    Here’s another reason why the L train shutdown will suck

    Great news for clowns — terrible news for cabbies. Cars will be required to have three or more passengers to drive over the Williamsburg Bridge in rush hours during the upcoming L train shutdown, MTA and city officials announced Wednesday. The rest…
    - 4 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 5:06pm -
  • newNew Year’s 2018 is already off to a rough start
    2018 is already off to a bad start — and it’s still two weeks away. Workers testing out the giant “18” that will light up after the ball drops in Times Square on New Year’s Eve got a shock Wednesday when the 8 failed to illuminate. Times Sq…
    - 4 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 4:57pm -
  • newChildren of man killed by carjacker slam judge for ‘light’ prison sentence

    Children of man killed by carjacker slam judge for ‘light’ prison sentence

    A carjacker who fatally ran over a Brooklyn dad while attempting to steal his truck was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Wednesday — as the dead man’s children slammed the judge for allowing the thief to plead guilty in exchange for a ligh…
    - 4 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 4:51pm -
  • newCuomo defends hiring practices, blasts reporter amid FBI probe

    Cuomo defends hiring practices, blasts reporter amid FBI probe

    ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo defended his administration’s hiring practices Wednesday amid an FBI probe and lashed out at a reporter who questioned why so many Democratic campaign veterans were landing jobs. Cuomo acknowledged on Friday that the executive…
    - 5 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 4:47pm -
  • newDoctor found dead at home in apparent heroin overdose

    Doctor found dead at home in apparent heroin overdose

    A Manhattan doctor died of an apparent heroin overdose at his Park Avenue home, police said. Dr. Ravindra Rajmane, 50, was found lying on his bed inside the Park Avenue South apartment near E. 28th St. around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Drug paraphernalia sur…
    - 5 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 4:44pm -
  • newPort Authority bombing suspect makes first appearance before judge

    Port Authority bombing suspect makes first appearance before judge

    Accused Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah looked emotionless on Wednesday as he made his first appearance before a judge over Monday’s botched suicide attack — appearing via a video feed from his bed at Bellevue hospital. Covered by a white blan…
    - 6 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 3:41pm -
  • newSerial bride threatened with jail after showing up late for court again

    Serial bride threatened with jail after showing up late for court again

    A Bronx judge threatened to toss the borough’s notorious serial bride behind bars Wednesday​ — ​for her serial lateness. Liana Barrientos appeared apathetic as she was chastised by ​an ​irate ​Judge Steven Barrett for being three hours…
    - 6 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 3:13pm -
  • newWorthless human fatally shoots 80-year-old bodega owner over 50 cents

    Worthless human fatally shoots 80-year-old bodega owner over 50 cents

    A heartless gunman shot an 80-year-old Brooklyn bodega owner in the chest Tuesday night — killing him over a mere 50 cents, police sources told The Post. The gunman, who was still at large Wednesday, had taken a bottle of Corona from the fridge and…
    - 7 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 1:58pm -

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

  • newAmelia Edwards obituary
    Founding art director of Walker Books who oversaw some of the company’s great children’s classics including We’re Going on a Bear HuntAmelia Edwards, who has died aged 77, was the art director of Walker Books and one of the most important influ…
    - 10 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 11:38am -
  • newNew York bombing suspect planned to 'kill, maim and destroy', prosecutors say
    Akayed Ullah, 27, is expected to make his first court appearance WednesdayUllah faces terrorism charges and could face life in prisonIn less than 24 hours, authorities say a would-be suicide bomber’s botched attack on a Manhattan transportation hub…
    - 12 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 9:47am -
  • US man charged with impersonating police officer to get Starbucks discount
    Buffalo man reportedly flashed fake badge and gun and said he was detectivePolice charge 48-year-old with criminal impersonation of a police officerPolice in western New York have charged a man they say impersonated a police officer in an attempt to…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 17, 12:31pm -
  • New York bombing suspect reportedly posted Trump 'failed to protect' US
    Akayed Ullah, who has been charged on five terrorism-related counts, apparently posted about Trump on Facebook the morning of the explosion The man who allegedly detonated an explosive device in New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal Monday may hav…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 17, 12:30pm -
  • New York attack: police in Bangladesh question Akayed Ullah's relatives
    Wife, father-in-law and uncle of man suspected of detonating pipe bomb in subway corridor among those questionedPolice in Bangladesh are interrogating relatives of the man who allegedly detonated a pipe bomb in a crowded New York subway corridor on M…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 9:15am -
  • Subway attack worries Brooklyn's Little Bangladesh: 'We don't stand behind this stupidity'
    Residents in Kensington, where many of New York’s Bangladeshi Americans live, say they now fear an increased police presence – and possible deportationsNew York City breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday after Akayed Ullah’s botched bo…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 9:05am -
  • CCTV footage appears to show moment of New York subway bombing – video
    Surveillance video appears to show the moment of a bombing on the New York subway on Monday. Authorities say a man inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped into the subway system and set the device off at rush hour.…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 12:11am -
  • Manhattan subway explosion 'was attempted terrorist attack', says mayor
    Four total injuries reported in blast on subway near Port Authority27-year-old Akayed Ullah named by police as suspectA 27-year-old man was in custody on Monday after allegedly detonating a pipe bomb in a New York City subway station during the morni…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 9:03pm -
  • Suspected New York bomber being treated at hospital as police investigate
    Akayed Ullah sustained burns to his hands and abdomen after the crude pipe bomb that was strapped to his body exploded in ManhattanNew York explosion: live updatesAkayed Ullah, the 27-year-old identified by police as the suspected New York bomber, wa…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 5:22pm -
  • New York subway attack reveals security challenge for transport systems
    Experts say trains and commuter rail lines remain comparatively vulnerable to attack – but it’s unlikely that passengers would accept airport-style screeningsEvery weekday, nearly 5.7 million people move through New York City’s subway system, c…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 4:26pm -

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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