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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.

Brooklyn School Grapples With Teacher’s Arrest on Sex Abuse Charges

Brooklyn School Grapples With Teacher’s Arrest on Sex Abuse Charges

On Thursday, students at Lenox Academy in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn struggled with the news that a teacher had been arrested on charges he sexually abused a boy at the school

Embattled Housing Authority Chief in New York City Is Resigning

Embattled Housing Authority Chief in New York City Is Resigning

Shola Olatoye is resigning as head of the New York City Housing Authority. Her departure follows those of other top officials from the housing authority.

Things to Do in the Hudson Valley, June 18 Through June 26

Things to Do in the Hudson Valley, June 18 Through June 26

COLD SPRING “Heat Wave” (2016), pastel by Sheilah Rechtschaffer, will be on view in “THREADS/New Pastels” July 1 through 31 at Buster Levi Gallery, 121 Main Street. An opening reception will be held on July 1 at 6 p.m. For further information: 845-809-5810 or busterlevigallery.com.

The Subway Is So Late, It’s Making New Yorkers Early

The Subway Is So Late, It’s Making New Yorkers Early

Christina Hart, like many subway commuters, started giving herself more time to get to her job at the Sweet Corner Bakeshop in Manhattan. But when the subway operated without problems she sometimes got there before the shop opened.

Connecticut Has Among the Lowest Growth in the Nation. Can Links to Silicon Valley Help?

Connecticut Has Among the Lowest Growth in the Nation. Can Links to Silicon Valley Help?

Ned Lamont and his wife, Annie Huntress Lamont, outside the Connecticut State Capitol building in Hartford. Mr. Lamont, a Democrat, will take office as the state’s governor on Wednesday.

Minigolf and Aquariums Fill a Park Avenue Dreamscape

Minigolf and Aquariums Fill a Park Avenue Dreamscape

Eric Spencer wants to add an aquarium to the medians in a nine-block stretch of Park Avenue in Manhattan. “There’s a tongue-in-cheek connection,” he said. “You know, the classic stereotype, guys and gals on their phones, sharks, doing their thing.”

Was Sheldon Silver Corrupt, or Was It Just Politics as Usual?

Was Sheldon Silver Corrupt, or Was It Just Politics as Usual?

Sheldon Silver, the former New York State Assembly speaker, leaves federal court on Monday after the first day of his retrial on federal corruption charges.

Feliĉa Ferioj! Toasting the Holidays in Esperanto

Feliĉa Ferioj! Toasting the Holidays in Esperanto

L.L. Zamenhof, the Polish-born physician who invented Esperanto.

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.

Man Found in Cafe Freezer Attacks Worker, Then Dies, Police Say

Man Found in Cafe Freezer Attacks Worker, Then Dies, Police Say

Police tape was wrapped around Sarabeth’s restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side after a man died there on Sunday.

Brooklyn Gets a Superhero (and a Few Villains)

Brooklyn Gets a Superhero (and a Few Villains)

Dean Haspiel, a cartoonist, created “New Brooklyn,” a free web comics series.

Review: Salt & Barrel Oyster and Craft Cocktail Bar in Bay Shore

Review: Salt & Barrel Oyster and Craft Cocktail Bar in Bay Shore

The bar at Salt & Barrel Oyster and Craft Cocktail Bar in Bay Shore, which opened at the end of March.

‘Look at Us Now, Mother!’ Presents a Family Journey to Forgiveness

‘Look at Us Now, Mother!’ Presents a Family Journey to Forgiveness

Mildred Kirschenbaum, left, who appears in the documentary “Look At Us Now, Mother!” by her daughter Gayle Kirschenbaum, right.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Likens $10,000 Debate Offer by Conservative Columnist to Catcalling

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Likens $10,000 Debate Offer by Conservative Columnist to Catcalling

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was offered $10,000 by Ben Shapiro, a conservative blogger and speaker, to debate him. She likened the offer to being catcalled, an “unsolicited request from men with bad intentions.”

After a Turbulent Childhood, on a Path to a Healthier Life

After a Turbulent Childhood, on a Path to a Healthier Life

Charles Louis with Spirit in Paterson, N.J. Mr. Louis has committed to a healthier lifestyle, and he and Spirit go on daily walks through their neighborhood.


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