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  • newWith new enemies in D.C., city hospitals don't need one in Albany

    With new enemies in D.C., city hospitals don't need one in Albany

    Stanley Brezenoff has been in and around New York City government for decades. But never had he encountered a situation like the one he just did as interim chief executive of Health and Hospitals....To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 30 mins ago, 18 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • newTaxi twofer: New bill would let owners run two cabs per medallion

    Taxi twofer: New bill would let owners run two cabs per medallion

    Former livery driver and current transportation committee chair Ydanis Rodriguez has a plan to save the yellow cab industry: Put more of them on the streets.Acknowledging that the bill he's...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 4:53pm -
  • newCouncil speaker hits back at construction-bill critics

    Council speaker hits back at construction-bill critics

    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito fiercely defended legislation against a trade group’s claims that her chamber rushed it through without industry input.The council Tuesday approved...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 4:30pm -
  • newAnalysis shows which zip codes would be hurt by state and local tax deduction repeal

    Analysis shows which zip codes would be hurt by state and local tax deduction repeal

    Advocates for preserving a federal income-tax deduction for state and local levies released data aimed at showing how people in ZIP codes across the country would fare if the break is repealed, as...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 3:45pm -
  • newChristie offering Amazon $7 billion to come to Newark

    Christie offering Amazon $7 billion to come to Newark

    New Jersey is dangling $7 billion worth of subsidies in front of Amazon to try to convince the company to build its second headquarters in the Garden State, according to a report in The Wall Street...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:47pm -
  • newSubsidy sinkhole: Cuomo's upstate 'revival' stalls

    Subsidy sinkhole: Cuomo's upstate 'revival' stalls

    Upstate is back, Gov. Andrew Cuomo claims at every opportunity, showering his economic-development czar Howard Zemsky with praise for nothing less than a miracle. Unfortunately, as the governor...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:05pm -
  • newMidtown might soon be coal country

    Midtown might soon be coal country

    Madison Avenue may seem like an unlikely home for a coal company. But in recent months energy executives from as far afield as Wyoming, China, India and Russia have been visiting the Midtown office...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 23 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • A campaign about nothing: De Blasio's re-election bid is short on new ideas

    A campaign about nothing: De Blasio's re-election bid is short on new ideas

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    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 5:02pm -
  • New Jersey man convicted in Chelsea bombing that injured 30

    New Jersey man convicted in Chelsea bombing that injured 30

    A New Jersey man was convicted Monday of planting two pressure-cooker bombs on New York City streets, including one that injured 30 people with a rain of shrapnel when it detonated in a bustling...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 4:12pm -
  • Trump ally could buy Weinstein Co.

    Trump ally could buy Weinstein Co.

    Billionaire investor Tom Barrack is circling the ultimate distressed asset in Hollywood: the movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein.Barrack’s private investment firm, Colony Capital, is...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 3:57pm -

Huffington Post: New York

New York Daily News

New York Post

  • newMike Pence talks up Trump’s tax-reform plan upstate

    Mike Pence talks up Trump’s tax-reform plan upstate

    Vice President Mike Pence pitched the Trump administration’s tax-reform plan to small businesses and taxpayers upstate Tuesday. “This tax cut, first and foremost, is designed to help American families struggling too often to make ends meet,” Pe…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 10:06pm -
  • newCouncilman proposes 2-for-1 medallion deal to save taxi industry

    Councilman proposes 2-for-1 medallion deal to save taxi industry

    Hoping to prop up the struggling yellow-cab industry, a Manhattan lawmaker is proposing a tested sales technique: two vehicles for the price of one medallion. City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, chair of the Transportation Committee, pitched the idea d…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:37pm -
  • newFive people hurt in pair of Brooklyn shootings: cops

    Five people hurt in pair of Brooklyn shootings: cops

    Four people were wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night in Brooklyn, authorities said. The victims — 15-, 21-, 31- and 46-year-old males — were standing outside a building at 181 Martense St., at 8:08 p.m., when shots rang out from a passin…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:34pm -
  • newBill would allow pets on MTA subways and buses during emergencies

    Bill would allow pets on MTA subways and buses during emergencies

    New Yorkers would be allowed to ride the rails and city buses with their pets out in the open during emergency evacuations under a bill sent to Gov. Cuomo’s desk. The measure allows residents to “board any commuter transportation” with their pe…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:26pm -
  • newWoman says dog was kept alive for months after vet said he was put down
    It’s an animal owner’s worst nightmare: Being told that your pet needs to be put down. Now imagine finding out that your vet, who promised to end their suffering, had actually given poor Fido away to a fellow employee — who then took him home a…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • newMan killed wife so he could see other women: DA

    Man killed wife so he could see other women: DA

    Failed stockbroker Rod Covlin’s estranged wife was hampering his love life — so he killed her, prosecutors said Tuesday in Manhattan court. In addition to other motives, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos said Covlin, 44, murdered his s…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:56pm -
  • newTrio of men mug woman in Central Park

    Trio of men mug woman in Central Park

    A woman was robbed by three people in Central Park Tuesday evening, cops said. The victim was at the Great Hill — a popular spot in the park near West 106th Street and Central Park West — when the muggers took her wallet and phone around 5:30 p.m…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:45pm -
  • newCellino says stingy Barnes is opposed to employee benefits

    Cellino says stingy Barnes is opposed to employee benefits

    Ross Cellino and Stephen Barnes — the law partners behind the personal injury firm known for its ‘Don’t wait, call 8’ jingle — rake in $10 million each a year while some of their 230 employees can’t afford health insurance, new court fili…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:39pm -
  • newCop who flashed girls faced ‘similar allegation’ before: prosecutor

    Cop who flashed girls faced ‘similar allegation’ before: prosecutor

    An NYPD cop accused of flashing two little girls in The Bronx had a “similar allegation” previously made against him, a prosecutor said at the officer’s arraignment Tuesday. Bronx Housing Officer Adam Fridson, 43, stood silently with a blank lo…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 6:54pm -
  • newDoctor accused of bribing Menendez met with other politicians too

    Doctor accused of bribing Menendez met with other politicians too

    A wealthy West Palm Beach eye doctor accused of bribing Sen. Bob Menendez wined and dined other politicians, including former Florida governor Charlie Crist, it emerged in Newark federal court on Tuesday. Flor Melgen, the wife of Dr. Salomon Melgen,…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 6:46pm -

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

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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