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After Fatal Fire in Brooklyn, a Somber and Cautious End to Hanukkah

After Fatal Fire in Brooklyn, a Somber and Cautious End to Hanukkah

Mourners gathered in Brooklyn Monday night as vehicles carried a mother and three children who died when a menorah started a fire in their home.

Surest Way to Face Marijuana Charges in New York: Be Black or Hispanic

Surest Way to Face Marijuana Charges in New York: Be Black or Hispanic

There are many ways to get arrested on marijuana charges, but one pattern has remained true through years of piecemeal policy changes in New York City: The primary targets are black and Hispanic people.

Special Elections in New York on Tuesday Will Decide 11 Races

Special Elections in New York on Tuesday Will Decide 11 Races

Shelley Mayer, left, and Julie Killian, right, are vying for an open New York State Senate seat in a special election on Tuesday, one of 11 legislative seats being decided by voters that day.

The 96-Year-Old Brooklyn Judge Standing Up to the Supreme Court

The 96-Year-Old Brooklyn Judge Standing Up to the Supreme Court

Judge Jack Weinstein, 96, in his Brooklyn chambers.

Seeking to Curb Jail Violence, Bronx Prosecutors Set Up Shop on Rikers Island

Seeking to Curb Jail Violence, Bronx Prosecutors Set Up Shop on Rikers Island

To improve investigations of jail violence, the Bronx district attorney’s office now has a team of prosecutors working out of a double-wide trailer on Rikers Island.

Vincent Asaro, Reputed Mobster, Is Sentenced to 8 Years for Road Rage Arson

Vincent Asaro, Reputed Mobster, Is Sentenced to 8 Years for Road Rage Arson

Vincent Asaro in 2015 after he was acquitted of charges related to the 1978 Lufthansa robbery.

Drivers Fume Over Parking Rules During Snowstorm

Drivers Fume Over Parking Rules During Snowstorm

The snow that fell in New York on Monday might have looked appealing to some, but it frustrated many drivers when the city decided not to suspend alternate-side parking rules.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Emerges as a Political Star

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Emerges as a Political Star

The Bronx native spoke about her campaign’s mission a day after she shook up the Democratic Party with her defeat of Representative Joseph Crowley.

A Star or Two, Sure, but a Just-Us Aura

A Star or Two, Sure, but a Just-Us Aura

Angus McIndoe, owner of Angus’ and the Mac Bar, standing center left, with a server, Chris Turnage, and patrons.

The City of Lights, When It Was First Lighted

The City of Lights, When It Was First Lighted

“Mademoiselle Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs,” by Edgar Degas.

In Brooklyn, Push for a Special Haitian District Hits Resistance

In Brooklyn, Push for a Special Haitian District Hits Resistance

Ben Flambert, 42, left, at a Haitian-owned barbershop in Brooklyn, supports the idea of a Little Haiti district. “The Haitian presence out here is real strong,” he said. “It makes sense.”

Veteran Wages a New Fight: For His Home

Veteran Wages a New Fight: For His Home

Stanley Theodore in Springfield Gardens, Queens.

Why New York City’s Waterworks Works

Why New York City’s Waterworks Works

Between the completion of the first water tunnel in 1915 and the start of construction on the second in 1928, the city built the Williamsburg Conduit to improve the water distribution system in parts of Brooklyn and Queens. This photo of the conduit was taken from the Hewes Street elevated train platform in 1925.

It’s Elementary: Sherlockians Take Manhattan

It’s Elementary: Sherlockians Take Manhattan

Timothy Greer at a costume party for fans of Sherlock Holmes in Manhattan last week.

New York Today: Living on Bitcoin

New York Today: Living on Bitcoin

Living on bitcoin alone is not easy.

Playrooms That Are More Frank Gehry Than Fisher-Price

Playrooms That Are More Frank Gehry Than Fisher-Price

Talli Levine, 30, with her daughter Olivia, 1, and son, Harrison, in the playroom at the Brompton on the Upper East Side.


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