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Kissing in the Rain

A scene from outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a cloudy Wednesday in New York.

You Can't Take It With You: Bless This Mess

There's a lot to like at the front and the end of You Can't Take It With You at the Longacre Theater, but there's a lot to work through in the middle. The chaos that enthralls young Alice's life when she gets engaged to the child of New York socialites can be captivating. Show More Summary

Woman With 3 Jobs Died From Gas Fumes While Napping, Authorities Say

The death of Maria Fernandes, 32, who juggled three jobs and died Aug. 25 as she napped between Dunkin' Donuts shifts, was an accident, the authorities said.

Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking Four Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home?

Part One -- the Environment As candidate and mayor, Bill de Blasio made four big promises to New York City. 1. To protect and improve the environment. 2. To reduce traffic deaths through his vision zero program. 3. To expand and improve education 4. Show More Summary

BofA board names CEO Brian Moynihan chairman

Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan has been named chairman, effective immediately. The lender said Wednesday that its board of directors elected Mr. Moynihan to succeed Charles "Chad"... To view the full story, click the title link.

A Case for Community in Cultural Planning for New York

Today I add new learning about the importance of "community" to discussions underway about including a comprehensive cultural plan requirement in the New York City Charter. In doing so, I invite attention both to the role of community...Show More Summary

"Indian Ink": Stoppard Conjures the Raj, Then and Now

It is always a joy to spend a night at the theater with Tom Stoppard. You can count on sparkling and witty wordplay, a mystery or two to be solved, a history lesson complete with footnotes, challenging and stimulating debate, and usually a love story. Show More Summary

What Will It Take to Be 'First in the World?'

President Obama has set a clear goal for our nation's education system: by 2020, the U.S. would once again be the world's leader in the proportion of its citizens holding college degrees or postsecondary credentials. He's urged college...Show More Summary

MTA To Install Hundreds Of Surveillance Cameras In Subway Cars

That fancy new 7 line extension isn't the only exciting subway news we get today: Public Advocate Letitia James announced today that the MTA is re-doubling its efforts to keep customers "safe, and assist them in respect to the reporting...Show More Summary

Millennials Now Accused Of Trying To Kill Big Beer

Having had their way with Big Burger, Millennials have now been name dropped as the source of Big Beer's declining sales. Not only will total beer volume likely decrease 1% this year, beer's place in the pantheon of booze has been on the decline from 59.6% in 2001 to a projection of 50.9% next year, according to report by Ad Week. Show More Summary

Jewish Ritual Chicken Slaughter Sparks Protest In Crown Heights

  Last night, as animal rights activists screamed "Murderers!" and waved signs of protest from behind a barricaded portion of Eastern Parkway, hundreds of Jewish families gathered to perform the atonement ritual of Kaporos— a process of waving a live chicken over their heads while reciting prayers. [ more › ]

Hospitals consider their collective fate

After some 18 months of negotiations with the federal government, New York state has received permission from regulators to implement a vast revamping of its health care delivery system in a bid to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Here Are All Of The Pumpkin Items At Trader Joe's Right Now

  Perfectly bearded men are wearing flannels and/or cable knit cardigans, ladies are donning autumn hues, you've planned an apple picking adventure with your boyfriend... it's officially Pumpkin Spice Season, pumpkinfckers. And no store does it better than Trader Joe's. [ more › ]

De Blasio Unveils Digital.NYC In Latest Step Toward Total Tech Dominance

For a man whose campaign billed itself as defiantly anti-Bloomberg, Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't afraid to build upon his predecessor's achievements, today appearing in DUMBO to tout the city's latest step toward establishing NYC's reputation as a tech hub. [ more › ]

Park Slope Cops Allegedly Told Black Teens To "Get Out Of The Neighborhood"

Some NYPD officers have been accused of shooing away black teenagers from around Park Slope. Witness Sara Bennett talked about one such incident at a 78th Precinct meeting last night, according to DNAInfo. "I was really really upset and disturbed, not by the kids, but by the way the police were yelling at them to get out of the neighborhood," she said. [ more › ]

Surge Pricing Is Coming for Your Grocery Deliveries Next

Dinner — now a lesson in supply and demand. New food-delivery start-up Sprig has been the talk of Silicon Valley. It's apparently swimming in money and packing serious culinary star power, but the endeavor sure turned heads today byShow More Summary

No Holding Back: Sunset Park's Fight to Stop Police Brutality

Carlos Menchaca and Nydia Velazquez didn't say a word. This past Saturday at a march and rally culminating in front of NYPD's 72nd precinct, the local newbie city councilmember and the 11-term congresswoman weren't given a chance to speak. Show More Summary

Joan Weill to step down as head of Alvin Ailey board

Joan H. Weill, a driving force at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Inc., will retire as chairman of its board at the end of the year, the dance company announced Wednesday. Ms. Weill has been on the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Your Instagrams Are Richard Prince Artworks

Richard Prince, Untitled (portrait), 2014. Ink jet on canvas. 65 3/4 x 48 3/4 inches (167 x 123.8 cm). © Richard Prince. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Robert McKeever. American artist Richard Prince's current show at Gagosian...Show More Summary

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