Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByAlexandra S. Levine Aug. 1, 2018 Good morning on this washed-out Wednesday. What better way to kick off August than with enough rain to ruin your hair, your shoes and your weekend plans? Plan for heavy rain today, with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and evening. (More showers are in the forecast on Thursday. And Friday. And Saturday.) What’s with that? It’s not your imagination. August is, on average, the third-rainiest month of the year in New York City — after July (first) and April (a close second), according to Brian Ciemnecki, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. On average, he said, we get 4.4 inches of precipitation in Central Park during August (compared with 4.6 during July and 4.5 in April). The variations may seem slight, but … [Read more...] about New York Today: A Rainy Run
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByJonathan Wolfe July 27, 2018 Good morning on this drippy Friday. Here in New York, there are surprisingly few statues honoring notable women in history. By some counts there are only four: Harriet Tubman in Harlem, Joan of Arc and Eleanor Roosevelt in Riverside Park, and Gertrude Stein in Bryant Park. That count is by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, which advocates statues of women in Central Park. They do not count the portrait bust of Golda Meir in the garment district. But however you do the math, the reality is we should have more. Ginia Bellafante, a Times columnist, recently asked readers to suggest notable women who should have a statue in the city. The Times received more than 400 responses. [Read Ms. Bellafante’s story on the … [Read more...] about New York Today: Monumental Women
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByJonathan Wolfe July 26, 2018 Good morning on this damp Thursday. Stanley Kubrick may have made it big in Hollywood and settled in England, but he was a New Yorker through and through. Before “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange” and “The Shining,” Kubrick, a Bronx native, was a street photographer, documentarian and chess hustler in the city. Kubrick, who died in 1999 at the age of 70, would have turned 90 today. To celebrate him, we wanted to learn more about his life and his New York City. We began by flipping through the photographs he shot at 17, when he worked for Look magazine. “What is interesting about his New York is that it’s still the New York of the Depression and the war years,” said Donald Albrecht, the co-curator of … [Read more...] about New York Today: Stanley Kubrick’s New York
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index New York has the lowest rate of organ donor registration in the country. Thousands languish on wait lists, and hundreds needlessly die every year. Kehinde Majekodumi has been on dialysis for two years. She is one of around 8,500 New Yorkers with organ failure who are currently awaiting an organ transplant. Credit Kholood Eid for The New York Times Supported by ByTed Alcorn July 11, 2018 Kehinde Majekodumi does not look desperately ill. A vibrant 24-year-old, she bears little outward sign except a scar beneath her collarbone where a catheter was once inserted. But three times a week she deviates from her regular commute between the apartment she shares with her twin sister and her job in a university admissions office to a dialysis center in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. There she spends four hours hooked up to a machine that substitutes for her failing kidneys. As it removes waste products from her … [Read more...] about New York Has World-Class Hospitals. Why Is It So Bad for People in Need of Transplants?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByJonathan Wolfe June 27, 2018 Good morning on this beclouded Wednesday. It has been an unusually active primary season here in New York City, and now it’s behind us. So what was last night’s big takeaway? While nearly all the incumbents were able to fend off highly spirited challenges, one of the most powerful Democrats in the House of Representatives, Joseph Crowley, was unseated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old former organizer for Bernie Sanders. Mr. Crowley, a 10-term congressman, had been seen as a possible successor to Nancy Pelosi as leader of the House Democrats. As Shane Goldmacher, the chief political correspondent on The Times’s Metro desk, wrote, this was “the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in years” and it “will … [Read more...] about New York Today: Who Won the Primaries