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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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New York Fire Department Gains Minority and Female Applicants

NY Times - NYC News - Wed, 05/09/2012 - 04:00
The increase was a result of an extended effort to recruit minorities and women to take an updated exam, after a judge ruled that the last test, given in 2007, was discriminatory.

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E.P.A. Chemist, Cate Jenkins, Who Warned of Ground Zero Dust Is Reinstated

NY Times - NYC News - Wed, 05/09/2012 - 04:00
Cate Jenkins argued that the agency had fired her for accusing it of understating the toxicity of the dust at the Lower Manhattan site.

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After Guilty Plea, Jason Itzler, Self-Described King of All Pimps, Fires Lawyer

NY Times - NYC News - Wed, 05/09/2012 - 04:00
Jason Itzler, who pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution three weeks ago, told a judge that he wanted a new lawyer after reading a profile of the one he had.

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Co-op Board Rejects Sheik Seeking Two of Huguette Clark’s Homes

NY Times - NYC News - Wed, 05/09/2012 - 04:00
The sheik, who is the prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar and a member of that country’s royal family, hoped to buy two apartments at 907 Fifth Avenue and join them together as one.

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$2 Million Penalty for Sexually Harassing West Side Tenants

NY Times - NYC News - Wed, 05/09/2012 - 04:00
Federal officials said William Barnason, a building superintendent, would try to enter women’s apartments while drunk and demanded sexual favors for rent reductions.

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