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New York City’s Green Book Becomes Online Directory

NY Times - NYC News - Fri, 05/11/2012 - 04:00
The Green Book, which generations of lobbyists, journalists and others have used to find out who does what in New York City, has been converted to an online directory.

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Murder-Suicide in Hotel Near Kennedy Airport

NY Times - NYC News - Fri, 05/11/2012 - 04:00
One of six men in the lobby of a Hilton Garden Inn near Kennedy International Airport shot another and then himself, and it was unclear what might have prompted the gunfire.

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Jurors in Espada Embezzlement Trial Indicate Verdict May Be Near

NY Times - NYC News - Fri, 05/11/2012 - 04:00
Former State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. of the Bronx, on trial with his son Pedro Gautier Espada, said “evil spiritual powers” were at work after jurors indicated progress on their deliberations.

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Festivals Are the Newest Thing for New Music

NY Times - NYC News - Fri, 05/11/2012 - 04:00
Festivals dedicated to new music are catching on in New York, but the genre is still hard to define. Photos

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CITY ROOM; With Metal Prices High, Thieves Don't Seem Picky

NY Times - NYC News - Fri, 05/11/2012 - 04:00
City Room blog; surge in the value of copper, iron and other metals fuels a wave of thefts in New York City of iron gates around the bases of trees and manhole covers; Andrew Modica is arrested in connection with the thefts of dozens of Con Ed manhole covers, some weighing as much as 300 pounds, in Brooklyn and Queens. Photos (M)l

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New York City Ballet Premieres by Martins and Millepied

NY Times - NYC News - Fri, 05/11/2012 - 04:00
The New York City Ballet’s spring gala offered premieres by Peter Martins and Benjamin Millepied, and a return of Balanchine’s “Symphony in C.”

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New Music Gets Its Festivals in New York

NY Times - NYC News - Fri, 05/11/2012 - 04:00
Festivals dedicated to new music are catching on in New York, but the genre is still hard to define.

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‘Lucian Freud Drawings’ at Acquavella Galleries

NY Times - NYC News - Fri, 05/11/2012 - 04:00
An ambitious and revealing show of Lucian Freud’s drawings at Acquavella Galleries spans eight decades of his life.

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Thompson Leaves Battery Park Authority to Focus on Mayoral Run

NY Times - NYC News - Thu, 05/10/2012 - 04:00
William C. Thompson Jr., who was appointed to the Battery Park City Authority in 2010, is stepping down as its chairman.

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Free Baby Formula for Newborns Limited at New York City Hospitals

NY Times - NYC News - Thu, 05/10/2012 - 04:00
The New York City health department began a campaign to encourage hospitals to stop handing out free baby formula as a way to encourage breast-feeding, and several have signed up.

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CITY ROOM; Tower Will Soar To 1,776 Feet, But Every Foot May Not Count

NY Times - NYC News - Thu, 05/10/2012 - 04:00
Decision to eliminate sculptural cladding for mast atop 1 World Trade Center may affect its official height; mast would elevate skyscraper to a 1,776-foot structure, but if it is determined by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, private body serving as worldwide arbiter of building heights, to be a non-functional spire, the building's official height will be only 1,368 feet. Photos, Chart (M)t

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New York, Cultural Capital of the World? Discuss

NY Times - NYC News - Thu, 05/10/2012 - 04:00
Four cultural critics from New York magazine hold a discussion called The Culture Capital: Is New York City Still a Home for Artists? at the Public Theater.

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Police Stop-and-Frisk Tactic Had Lower Gun Recovery Rate in 2011

NY Times - NYC News - Thu, 05/10/2012 - 04:00
According to an analysis by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the police seized one gun for every 879 street stops in 2011, compared with one gun for every 266 stops in 2003.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

NY Times - NYC News - Thu, 05/10/2012 - 04:00
In confronting Jewish laws that forbid airing allegations against fellow Jews or turning them in to the police, families of ultra-Orthodox victims who have been molested face intimidation by their communities.

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SCHOOLBOOK; 24 Struggling Schools, 24 New Names

NY Times - NYC News - Thu, 05/10/2012 - 04:00
Twenty-four New York City schools are to be renamed as part of a multi-layered Education Department strategy to qualify for nearly $60 million in federal grants to help struggling schools get fresh starts.

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For Three New York Lawmakers, Falls From Grace After an Attempted Coup

NY Times - NYC News - Thu, 05/10/2012 - 04:00
After four Democratic state senators orchestrated a coup that temporarily paralyzed state government, two are headed to prison, and one, Pedro Espada Jr., is being tried on corruption charges.

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Among Russian Immigrants in New York, Affinity for Republicans

NY Times - NYC News - Wed, 05/09/2012 - 04:00
New Yorkers vote overwhelmingly for Democratic politicians, but immigrants from the former Soviet Union are an exception, perhaps because of Communism’s legacy.

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‘Super PAC’ Backs Adriano Espaillat in House Race Against Charles Rangel

NY Times - NYC News - Wed, 05/09/2012 - 04:00
The Campaign for Primary Accountability, which aims to defeat longtime Congressional incumbents, is supporting State Senator Adriano Espaillat, a Democratic opponent of Representative Charles B. Rangel’s.

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In New York’s Water Pipes, Seeing an Electricity Source

NY Times - NYC News - Wed, 05/09/2012 - 04:00
Under a bill signed last week, New York City will study whether it is feasible to generate hydroelectric power from the city’s water supply.

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New York Public Advocate to Call for an Audit of Police Stop-and-Frisk Tactic

NY Times - NYC News - Wed, 05/09/2012 - 04:00
Bill de Blasio, a potential mayoral candidate, wants Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to determine whether the police stops are warranted and based on reasonable suspicion.

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