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A Leisurely Return for the New York State Legislature

A Leisurely Return for the New York State Legislature

A quiet moment outside the New York State Assembly on Tuesday. After meeting briefly, lawmakers adjourned for a two-week winter break.

In Jersey City, It’s Kushner vs. Kushner in a Race to Develop

In Jersey City, It’s Kushner vs. Kushner in a Race to Develop

A view of Murray Kushner’s Journal Square tower in Jersey City. His estranged brother, Charles, has plans to build right nearby, but has yet to break ground.

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

Helen Moses, 93, on her bed. She is followed by Ruth Willig, 94; Jonas Mekas, 95; and Ping Wong, 92.

Review: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ in Northport Tap-Dances Around Dated Mores

Review: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ in Northport Tap-Dances Around Dated Mores

Tessa Grady, center, with the ensemble of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” directed by Drew Humphrey, at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport.

La Caye Means ‘Home’ in Haitian Creole, and It Shows

La Caye Means ‘Home’ in Haitian Creole, and It Shows

A group of family and friends dined at La Caye last month while their children were at the prom. The restaurant serves typical Haitian dishes like grilled conch, Creole-style broiled red snapper, stewed goat and pen patat, a sweet potato bread pudding with a rum-raisin sauce.

How Do You Move a Shark? Very Carefully

How Do You Move a Shark? Very Carefully

These sharks at the New York Aquarium find themselves corralled, hoisted, trucked, poked and prodded before finally reaching their new home at the “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” exhibit.

Official Sues City Claiming Retaliation Tied to Inquiry of Mayor

Official Sues City Claiming Retaliation Tied to Inquiry of Mayor

Geneith Turnbull says that she was demoted from her post as a deputy commissioner at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in retaliation for repeatedly voicing concerns about the pay raise given to a subordinate.

New York’s First Public Advocate Reflects on a Liberal Epoch

New York’s First Public Advocate Reflects on a Liberal Epoch

Commenting on his electoral losses, Mark Green, center, writes in his memoir “that someone couldn’t rise in New York politics unless they got by me first.”

Graft Trial Begins for Former Top Adviser to Cuomo

Graft Trial Begins for Former Top Adviser to Cuomo

Joseph Percoco, center, is accused of taking $315,000 in bribes in return for official actions that helped companies receive hundreds of millions of dollars in state contracts and other benefits.

How a New Jersey Sports Bar Made a $3 Million Bet and Won

How a New Jersey Sports Bar Made a $3 Million Bet and Won

Patrons watched a horse race at the William Hill Sports Bar, which is part of Monmouth Park, a racetrack in Oceanport, N.J.

How Alvin Cailan, Chef and Restaurateur, Spends His Sundays

How Alvin Cailan, Chef and Restaurateur, Spends His Sundays

Mr. Cailan and Dashi, his American Bully, both recent transplants from Los Angeles.

Can Chris Collins Be Re-elected While Indicted? Michael Grimm, an Ex-Felon, Has Thoughts

Can Chris Collins Be Re-elected While Indicted? Michael Grimm, an Ex-Felon, Has Thoughts

Michael Grimm after casting his ballot in the New York Republican primary in June. The former congressman, who served time in prison for tax evasion, was seeking to regain his seat. He lost.

Cynthia Nixon, Battling Cuomo, Wins Endorsement of Progressive Die-Hards

Cynthia Nixon, Battling Cuomo, Wins Endorsement of Progressive Die-Hards

Cynthia Nixon has challenged Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo from the left. On Saturday she won the endorsement of the Working Families Party, a small but influential progressive group.

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.”

Lawyers Ask ICE to Stop Deportation of Delivery Man

Lawyers Ask ICE to Stop Deportation of Delivery Man

Pablo Villavicencio Calderon was arrested last week by immigration authorities while making a pizza delivery in Brooklyn. On Friday, his lawyers asked that his deportation be halted.

A Glasses Menagerie

A Glasses Menagerie

Magnifiers at Clairmont Nichols Opticians, which has been in business since 1885.


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