Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByAlexandra S. Levine June 6, 2018 Good morning on this mild Wednesday. When I sit down to write New York Today, rarely do I feel like Carrie Bradshaw. (How could she afford that apartment or shoe collection as a freelance writer?) But there are some New Yorkers who do relate to “Sex and the City” — and some who will go so far as to say that the show, which premiered 20 years ago today, is the reason they moved here. Margaret Abrams is one of them. Ms. Abrams, 28, who is from Florida, remembers watching the show on VHS tapes when she was home sick from school. “Everywhere Carrie went was so chic,” Ms. Abrams said. “The city seemed so glamorous, and it was somewhere I really had to move.” And so she buried herself in Candace Bushnell novels and began … [Read more...] about New York Today: ‘Sex and the City’ and Our City
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The New York City Subway is the lifeblood of the city, yet it seems perpetually embroiled in crisis; though it’s currently caught in a terrible backlog of deferred maintenance, the city can’t function without it, as the mounting panic over next year’s L train shutdown makes clear. Yet as a circulatory system, it leaves certain limbs significantly undernourished. Why was there only one line for the whole East Side of Manhattan until the Second Avenue line finally opened last year? Why does the G train wind so lonely and awkwardly from Brooklyn to Queens? Why are the Downtown Brooklyn lines such a chaotic thicket of difficult transfers, while other densely populated parts of the borough, like East Flatbush, are devoid of service? The answers are embedded in the subway’s historic origins. While you may know that the subway opened in 1904, that’s not the whole picture. Though 1904 marked the opening of the first subterranean line — a lightning bolt … [Read more...] about Why Do Some Parts of New York Have So Many Subways While Others Have None?
Supported by N.Y. / Region New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE MAY 8, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Good morning on this radiant Tuesday.If ever there were décor to match this week’s weather, it’s at Kabisera Kape on the Lower East Side.The new coffee shop at 151 Allen Street — a hole-in-the-wall smaller than a subway car — is covered top to bottom with pop art so cheery and so gaudy that it seems less like a New York City storefront and more like a psychedelic Amsterdam cafe.Step inside for your morning fix and you’re met by a laughing sun, smiling mushrooms, flowers with faces and energetic coffee beans — some meditating and bathing, others flying with angel or butterfly wings. In place of the acoustic guitar soundtrack you’d find at a Starbucks, you hear chirping birds.“It’s like visual … [Read more...] about New York Today: A Real-Life Cartoon Coffee Shop
(Reuters) - The head of the police force for New York’s airports and bridges authority retired on Monday amid reports that a police escort for conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh had triggered an internal investigation. Michael Fedorko, who had been superintendent of the 1,700-strong Port Authority Police Department since 2009, retired effective immediately, the agency said in a statement. It gave no reason why Fedorko, 73, was leaving the job. Limbaugh said last month on his radio show that he had received a special rush-hour police escort from Newark Liberty International Airport to a Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation gala in New York where Limbaugh was to speak. “So they sent the superintendent of the Port Authority to Newark to meet me for lights and sirens into Manhattan to make sure I got there in time,” Limbaugh said on his show. The New York Daily News and CNBC reported that the Port Authority was carrying out an internal investigation of … [Read more...] about New York ports’ top cop retires amid probe of Limbaugh escort
ARLINGTON, Texas - Bow tie straight, initials stitched into his dress shirt's cuffs, Saquon Barkley, the former Penn State tailback from the South Bronx, arrives at the NFL Draft flanked by his mother, Tonya, and father, Alibay, in a silver Genesis G90 at 6 p.m. His passenger-side door is pulled open by a security guard with an earpiece. Barkley eyes the red carpet that is rolled out for him, then waits for a stagehand to announce his name. Given his cue, Barkley, diamonds in both ears, ambles out thru a tunnel of Cowboys cheerleaders with pom poms raised. One Cleveland fan shouts, "Brown and orange, baby!" A Steelers fan shouts, "I was at Saquon Barkley Day!" He smiles. Two days prior, his girlfriend, Anna Congdon, gave birth to their daughter, Jada Clare. He insists that he does not know where the night will take him next. "The birth of my daughter was a surprise, we didn't know the gender, I found out that moment," Barkley says. "It's kind of the same thing here. I'm gonna find … [Read more...] about An inside look at Saquon Barkley’s draft night, as the Giants’ No. 2 pick prepares to bask in New York glory