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He Spoke for the Tree. Then He Got Fired.

He Spoke for the Tree. Then He Got Fired.

Alec Baxt, a former arborist at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, suggested that people should cancel their memberships after garden management had a London plane tree removed.

Statue of Liberty Will Reopen Despite Government Shutdown

Statue of Liberty Will Reopen Despite Government Shutdown

With the Statue of Liberty closed on Sunday because of the government shutdown, a ferry ride in New York Harbor offered the best available view. The monument will reopen Monday.

Leaving New York to Find the American Dream in Philadelphia

Leaving New York to Find the American Dream in Philadelphia

Scenes from the CoCo Happy Dance Group in Northeast Philadelphia, home to tens of thousands of recent immigrants.

Cuomo Finally Says the Obvious: He Backs the Transit Rescue Plan

Cuomo Finally Says the Obvious: He Backs the Transit Rescue Plan

Andy Byford, the president of New York City Transit, center, riding an M.T.A. bus from Harlem to City Hall in February.

Funeral Is Held for Firefighter Killed by Ground Zero Toxins

Funeral Is Held for Firefighter Killed by Ground Zero Toxins

After Sept. 11, 2001, Ronald R. Spadafora was the Fire Department chief charged with the safety of workers at ground zero. On Friday, at his funeral in Manhattan, he was remembered as a hero, the latest firefighter to die from cancer caused by the toxins at the disaster site.

‘Disgusted’ by Video of Fatal Stabbing of Teen, Callers Flood Police Tip Line

‘Disgusted’ by Video of Fatal Stabbing of Teen, Callers Flood Police Tip Line

People visited a memorial outside a bodega on East 183rd Street in the Bronx for Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, who was stabbed to death on Wednesday after being dragged out of the store.

Onstage in Manhattan Again, but He Still Has the Prince’s Number

Onstage in Manhattan Again, but He Still Has the Prince’s Number

Steven Prescod performing “A Brooklyn Boy” at the East Village Playhouse in Manhattan this month.

Albany Strikes Budget Deal That Sidesteps Trump’s Tax Plan

Albany Strikes Budget Deal That Sidesteps Trump’s Tax Plan

Many of the elements in the $168 billion budget deal were scaled-back versions of promises Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had laid out, as discussions on more divisive political issues were pushed back.

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.

Gold Trader in High-Security Jail Was Smuggled Booze, Cell Phones and More by Guard

Gold Trader in High-Security Jail Was Smuggled Booze, Cell Phones and More by Guard

Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian gold trader, paid a guard at a federal jail in Manhattan to smuggle luxuries into his cell. The former guard, Victor Casado, pleaded guilty to bribery charges on Friday.

For Democrats Challenging Party Incumbents, Insurgency Has Its Limits

For Democrats Challenging Party Incumbents, Insurgency Has Its Limits

Suraj Patel, who is running against Representative Carolyn Maloney, was told that his candidacy meant he would “never eat lunch in this town again.”

This Time It’s Uber on the Defensive in Battle With New York

This Time It’s Uber on the Defensive in Battle With New York

Passengers waiting for taxis near Grand Central Terminal on Friday. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a group that represents thousands of taxi and Uber drivers, said it supported the cap proposal on ride-hailing app vehicles.

The Exacting Art of Saxophone Repair

The Exacting Art of Saxophone Repair

Perry Ritter decided as a young man that he would never play the sax professionally. But he was good at fixing them.

She Was Raped and Threatened With Death. Now She Has Lost Hope of Asylum.

She Was Raped and Threatened With Death. Now She Has Lost Hope of Asylum.

Blanca, 30, is scheduled for a hearing on her asylum claim on Thursday, days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that being a victim of domestic or gang violence was not the basis for asylum.

Does Admissions Exam for Elite High Schools Measure Up? No One Knows

Does Admissions Exam for Elite High Schools Measure Up? No One Knows

The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, or SHSAT, is the sole means of admission to the city’s prestigious high schools.

A Troubled Bridge Over Kew Gardens

A Troubled Bridge Over Kew Gardens

Residents of Kew Gardens, Queens, are worried about the fate of its rickety railroad bridge, a hub of this bedroom community.


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