The African American exodus from New York City
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by Arya Sundaram
33m ago
Faith Robinson holds a photograph of her grandmother standing in front of her family’s brownstone in Bed-Stuy in the 1990s. While the city’s overall population grows, the number of non-Hispanic Blacks continues to tumble; an epicenter of the change is Bed-Stuy. [ more ..read more
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NJ Gov. Murphy: Killing of Sayreville councilwoman feels 'very specific'
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by Louis C. Hochman
6h ago
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy speaks during a Get Out The Vote rally in 2021. He said there's no sign Eunice Dwumfour's death was an accident, and that he doesn't believe it was connected to her role as an elected official. [ more ..read more
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Extra Extra: It's sauna season
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by James Ramsay
13h ago
Because bathhouses are filling up with people who mistakenly think they're "detoxing," here are your end-of-day links: George Santos bobblehead, Seth Curry is a NIMBY, divorce registries are a thing and more. [ more ..read more
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NYC spent $121M on lawsuit payouts for claims of police misconduct in 2022
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by Samantha Max
14h ago
A New York City police officer stands at a busy street corner in New York. The total is the highest in recent years, driven in part by multimillion-dollar settlements. [ more ..read more
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In a shift, City Hall will consider hybrid work, union says
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by Elizabeth Kim
14h ago
Mayor Eric Adams at a rally in City Hall for federal support to help serve asylum-seekers. Mayor Eric Adams has previously drawn a line in the sand against allowing city employees the option of working remotely for part of the week. [ more ..read more
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Paterson's scandal-plagued police department detained a man one year ago. He's still missing.
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by Matt Katz
14h ago
Felix DeJesus, 41, is described as 5 feet and 9 inches tall, and 200 pounds. He was last seen the night of Feb. 2, 2022. Felix DeJesus' mysterious disappearance offers a window into the corruption in one force. [ more ..read more
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What we know about slain NJ Councilmember Eunice Dwumfour
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by Audrey Cooper, Nancy Solomon
18h ago
Eunice Dwumfour was a 30-year old Republican councilwoman from Sayreville, and a liaison to the borough's Human Relations Commission. She was found shot dead outside her home Feb. 1, authorities say. The councilmember, described by peers as a woman of great faith, was found fatally shot multiple times near her home. [ more ..read more
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Early Addition: It's not a party until the bowl of cigarettes comes out
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by James Ramsay
18h ago
Because yes, you have to let people smoke 'em inside, here are your early links: The Oculus' marble tiles are breaking, we're getting another food hall, the Guggenheim is getting a cool new installation and more. [ more ..read more
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NY, NJ linked to outbreak of ‘extensively’ drug-resistant bacteria in eye drops
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by Nsikan Akpan
20h ago
This image shows an intricate colony of millions of the single-celled bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common culprit in hospital-acquired infections. Here, the bacteria "have self-organized into a sticky, mat-like colony called a biofilm, which allows them to cooperate with each other, adapt to changes in their environment, and ensure their survival," according to the NIH. The CDC has linked several of the cases to EzriCare Artificial Tears, a brand of over-the-counter eye drops. So far, one patient has died, and others have been hospitalized or suffered permanent vision loss. [ more ..read more
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New Jersey councilmember fatally shot Wednesday night
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by Louis C. Hochman, Verónica Del Valle, Kerry Shaw
20h ago
Reports indicate that councilmember Eunice Dwumfour was found fatally shot Wednesday. Eunice Dwumfour was a 30-year-old Republican from Sayreville, NJ. [ more ..read more
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