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Two New York police officers recovering after stairwell shooting

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Two New York City police officers were recovering from gunshot wounds on Friday after a man opened fire on them inside a public housing project before fatally shooting himself, police said. The shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. EST on Thursday in an apartment building in the Bronx while three...

Beautiful and Bizarre Vintage Valentines From the New York Public Library’s Digital Collection

Though it can certainly feel like a hopelessly contemporary celebration of the commodification of human affection, Valentine’s Day has been a romantic holiday of sorts since the 1400s — and the associated exchange of paper cards dates back to the 19th century. …Read More

Citi Field and Yankee Stadium Could Become Off Limits to Smokeless Tobacco

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

A New York City Council member is set to introduce a bill that that would ban smokeless tobacco from public arenas in the five boroughs.

The World's Largest Collection of Chinese Food Menus Was Collected by Single Man

A dinner menu from the 1850s for Astor House in New York City, from the Butolph collection of menus. (Photo: Public Domain/New York Public Library) Just in time for Chinese New Year, the University of Toronto Scarborough has acquired the world's largest collection of Chinese restaurant menus. Show More Summary

Chicago Public Schools. Staving off collapse. For now.

Chicago Public Schools managed to sell $725 million in bonds. Only after Mayor Rahm Emanuel hustled to New York to make a personal pitch to buyers. Only after CPS agreed to pay punishing interest rates of up to 8.5 percent. Only after CPS scaled down its original bid to sell close to $1.2 billion...

Minimal Suiting, Luxe Streetwear and More in Public School’s “Outside/In” FW16 Lineup

Public School’s latest collection, “Outside/In,” was presented well, outside, in full view of New York City’s High Line, where a few members of the erm…public, got to see the clothes as well. Designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne delivered plenty of the dark, drapey garments they’re known for, catering to the customer base of street […]

When it comes to public-information requests sent for mayor's review, 'sensitivity' is subjective

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio denied he was micromanaging his image last year when his lawyers issued a sweeping mandate to review all public records requests that could "reflect directly on the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Sarah Manguso Discusses Writerly Envy

Ahh a topic that none of us know ANYTHING about: writerly envy. At New York Times Sarah Manguso writes: “There is envy of money, of accolades, of publication in this or that place. There is envy of profligacy and of well-managed scarcity. There is envy of accomplishment and of potential.” Hmmm… More: Writers are known […]

Progressive Jewish groups make New York Times parody issue to protest newspaper’s “biased Israel-Palestine coverage”

EXCLUSIVE: JVP's satirical publication, handed out on the street and emailed, condemns the Times' pro-Israel slant

Miles Ahead Trailer: Don Cheadle Is Feeling Kind of Blue

Doing publicity for Miles Ahead when the film played last year's New York Film Festival, Don Cheadle swore his only goal for his long-gestating Miles Davis biopic was to avoid all the traditional biopic tropes. No one appears to have told the film's trailer, though — from the glimpses we... More »

GM, lawyers ask U.S. judge to reject bid to halt switch settlement

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co has asked a judge to reject efforts by a lawyer who first publicly exposed a faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles to undo a settlement fund resolving 1,380 death and injury lawsuits. Show More Summary

The Atlantic Takes Top Honors at National Magazine Awards

Last night in New York, the American Society of Magazine Editors handed out this year's National Magazine Awards (also known as Ellies) to 18 different print and digital publications. The night's big winner was The Atlantic, which took...Show More Summary

New York City Teacher’s Retirement Fund Lost $135 Million In Fossil Fuel Investments

The Teacher’s Retirement System of the City of New York lost approximately $135 million due to investments in oil and gas companies in 2015. An analysis of publicly disclosed material conducted by investment adviser Advisor PartnersShow More Summary

The toothless tiger rules the restless jungle

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

It's up to you, cher public, to try to decide for yourself what, if anything, this bizarre story in the New York Times means.

Historic 1871 baseball contract to be sold by elderly grandson to pay for pioneer player's graveside marker

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The earliest known professional baseball contract ever offered at public auction, dating to the 1871 season ? from the Andy Leonard Collection, a grouping of nine baseball documents ? will cross the block in New York on Feb. 20, 2016 as part of Heritage's Platinum Night Auction at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion. Show More Summary

Toni Morrison + Angela Davis Talk Frederick Douglas + Education + Liberation

Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison + activist and author Angela Davis, in a wide-ranging talk on Frederick Douglass, education, and liberation, recorded in 2010 at the New York Public Library.

How Safe Are New York Public WiFi Hubs?

LinkNYC is attempting to replace the old public pay phones with free WiFI hubs across New York. But are these free Internet connections really all that safe to use for business purposes?

Black and Brown Bodies in Public Spaces: An Interview with Novelist, Ashley Hope Pérez

I have Twitter to thank for introducing me to books that I might have otherwise missed. Recently, many of the Latino and Latina writers I follow started to Tweet about a New York Times review of Ashley Hope Pérez's young adult novel, Out of Darkness (Carolrhoda Books / Lerner Publishing). Show More Summary

PR Consulting Is Hiring A Lifestyle & Hospitality Account Coordinator In New York

PR Consulting, a powerhouse public relations agency known in NYC, Paris and Los Angeles for its Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle clients, is actively seeking an Account Coordinator for the firm’s hospitality and culinary clients in New York City.The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic, dedicated,... Continue reading

The New York Public Library’s Favorite Recent Indie Press Approaches a Constant Frailty

In “The Best Indie Press of the Past Week,” The New York Public Library’s Ian Baran points out books of poetry that “approach the frailty that is a constant throughout our lives, trapped in ourselves, trapped in imaginary worlds, trapped physically, [that] relate this in a way that communicate perseverance and communication, continually pushing past […]

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