A longtime police monitor (and booster) 'welcomes' more oversight -
In the last 12 years, one police commissioner, Ray Kelly, has overseen the New York Police Department.
And during that time, one lawmaker has been charged with keeping an eye on the department: City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.
The Princess Bride is set to hit the stage.
Free Ride: New York’s MTA to Waive Fares for Some Subway Lines on Sandy Anniversary
According to an email sent from Governor Andrew Cuomo: “From 12:01 Tuesday morning until 11:59 Tuesday evening, riders entering stations on the A line between Howard Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula and riders entering stations on the R line between Bay Ridge-95th Street and Court Street will not be charged a fare.”
Lou Reed remembered, on every front page in New York (except the ‘Journal’)
“All this infrastructure was forced underground not through some grand plan that can easily be sorted out but rather through two centuries of competition and compromise as the value of New York’s surface space increased and the streets grew more crowded. Taken as a whole, underground New York is an incoherent three-dimensional space that defies simple visualization—a single understanding, at least somewhere in someone’s mind. When I mentioned this to Steve Duncan, who is one of underground New York’s most persistent explorers, and who would have such a visualization if anyone could, he said, ‘Yeah, you’re right. I used to think there’s gotta be someone who knows what’s going on, but more and more it seems like the answer is no.’”
-What lies beneath New York City? William Langewiesche explored for Vanity Fair. Read more on New York from the Longreads Archive.
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Determining the Fate of Frozen Embryos: Do You Know Where Your Children Are? -
On a parent’s relationship with unused embryos.Elle | Sep 2013|
“The three most judgmental places on earth are (1) the Vatican, (2) Park Slope, Brooklyn, and (3) Facebook. My wife and I live near Park Slope and spend too much time on Facebook. So we get hit twice.”
Curbed: Losing Our Religion: Domed 14th Street Synagogue Wants To Convert, Asks $14M -
via Curbed NY: East Village
BIG NEWS! We have a new owner, and we're hiring -
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We are in the news this morning: This website, which we launched in June of 2010, has been sold to Robert Allbritton, the owner of POLITICO.
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Want to read more about what’s happening at Capital? Here is some of the recent coverage:
Politico’s Owner Purchases Another News Site [Keach Hagey/WSJ (subscription required)]
Politico publisher buys Capital New York [Dylan Byers/POLITICO]
What can the next mayor do about affordable housing that Bloomberg didn't? -
Can’t afford that $2,500-a-month two-bedroom at an “undisclosed address" in Bedford-Stuyvesant or the $2,500 one-bedroom in the South Slope with backyard and something called a "spa bathroom”? The candidates running for mayor are here to help.
God bless you, NY Post. (at Grand Central Terminal)
A Hot97 endorsement for de Blasio, citing weed, Bloomberg and Dante's 'non-Jewish Jew-fro' -
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is now leading in the polls thanks in no small part to introductory television advertising featuring his biracial family, was endorsed this morning by Peter Rosenberg, one of the hosts on a popular rap radio station.