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Statue of Liberty Climber Upends Holiday for Thousands

Statue of Liberty Climber Upends Holiday for Thousands

A protester who scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty forced the shutdown of the monument. The island was cleared of an estimated 4,500 tourists, and the climber was taken safely into custody several hours later.

The Knicks Make It to the Finals — in an Alternate Reality

The Knicks Make It to the Finals — in an Alternate Reality

A recent N.B.A. 2K game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards. The new esports league is a joint venture between the N.B.A. and the game developer Take-Two.

Skip the Bordeaux, Go for the Assyrtiko

Skip the Bordeaux, Go for the Assyrtiko

From left, Nicholas Poulmentis, Brian McCoy and Chris Kouvaros at a food and wine tasting in preparation for the opening of a new Greek restaurant, Akrotiri.

A Three-Character Drama That Keeps You Guessing

A Three-Character Drama That Keeps You Guessing

From left, Corey Tazmania, Pheonix Vaughn and Melissa Macleod Herion in front of some suspicious tchotchkes in “Villainous Company,” at New Jersey Repertory Company.

New York’s Hidden Home Buyer Closing Costs: Luxury Boxes and Mint Mojitos

New York’s Hidden Home Buyer Closing Costs: Luxury Boxes and Mint Mojitos

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s chief counsel, Alphonso David, said that new state regulations to curb client spending by the title insurance industry were supported by the governor’s office “in concept.”

How Do You Move a Shark? Very Carefully

How Do You Move a Shark? Very Carefully

These sharks at the New York Aquarium find themselves corralled, hoisted, trucked, poked and prodded before finally reaching their new home at the “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” exhibit.

Guilty, Again: Dean Skelos, Former Senate Leader, Is Convicted of Corruption in Retrial

Guilty, Again: Dean Skelos, Former Senate Leader, Is Convicted of Corruption in Retrial

Dean Skelos was found guilty of wielding his political clout to pressure business executives to send his son around $300,000 for a patchwork of no-show or low-show jobs.

When Living Your Truth Can Mean Losing Your Children

When Living Your Truth Can Mean Losing Your Children

Chavie Weisberger of Brooklyn lost custody of her children after she lapsed in raising them religiously. But her case was reversed on appeal and is reverberating through the state’s lower courts.

Driving a Car in Manhattan Could Cost $11.52 Under Congestion Plan

Driving a Car in Manhattan Could Cost $11.52 Under Congestion Plan

A proposal to charge drivers in the busiest parts of Manhattan is designed to unsnarl city streets. Midtown traffic now crawls at an average of 4.7 miles per hour.

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges

Assemblywoman Pamela Harris, who represents parts of Brooklyn, was indicted on fraud charges Tuesday.

A Report of Sexual Misconduct, a $25,000 Payment and an Activist’s Abrupt Exit

A Report of Sexual Misconduct, a $25,000 Payment and an Activist’s Abrupt Exit

In December, Glenn E. Martin, a leading voice in the push to close Rikers Island, abruptly quit the criminal justice reform group he had founded. A woman who had worked for him at the organization had been paid $25,000 in 2015 as part of a confidential agreement after she said that Mr. Martin had groped her.

The First 2020 Race Is Underway: Scrambling for New York Donors

The First 2020 Race Is Underway: Scrambling for New York Donors

Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. introduces Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the state Democratic convention in May.

A Billion-Dollar Investment in New York’s Water

A Billion-Dollar Investment in New York’s Water

The Ashokan reservoir, enshrouded in fog in Ulster County, N.Y., provides drinking water to New York City.

Review: Small Stage Reinvigorates ‘A Chorus Line’ at Playhouse on Park

Review: Small Stage Reinvigorates ‘A Chorus Line’ at Playhouse on Park

The 17 principals barely fit across the stage in “A Chorus Line,” at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford.

A Hundred Years Ago, High Tech Was a Paint Job

A Hundred Years Ago, High Tech Was a Paint Job

Tauba Auerbach, an artist, at Brooklyn Bridge Park in front of the John J. Harvey, a former Fire Department boat that she painted in a style meant to mimic dazzle painting, a form used during World War I to try to shield Allied boats from German U-boats.

A Plan for New York City’s Forests. Yes, Forests.

A Plan for New York City’s Forests. Yes, Forests.

Sue Donoghue, left, president of the Prospect Park Alliance, and Sarah Charlop-Powers, executive director of the Natural Areas Conservancy inspect the forest on Lookout Hill in Prospect Park.


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