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Arts Aug 19Chuck Close, artist of monumental grid portraits, dies at 81
Chuck Close, a painter, photographer and printmaker best known for his monumental grid portraits and photo-based paintings of family and famous friends, has died at age 81.
Politics Jun 30Error disrupts vote count in NYC mayoral primary
New York City's Board of Elections withdrew data Tuesday evening that it had released earlier purporting to be a first round of results from the city's new ranked choice voting system. That data had shown Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams…
Health Dec 11WATCH: Cuomo reinstates NYC indoor dining ban to limit virus spread
As of Monday, only takeout orders and outdoor dining will be allowed in the city. Cuomo said the shutdown of indoor dining will be evaluated in two weeks.
Politics Nov 24NYC’s first African American mayor, David Dinkins, has died
David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City's first African American mayor, has died. He was 93.
Nation Jun 28In NYC, marking 50th anniversary of Pride, no matter what
With the city’s massive Pride parade canceled, Sunday's performances were virtual, the flags flew in emptier than normal spaces and the protesters were masked.
Health Apr 30Police called after NYC funeral home stores bodies in rented trucks
Police were called to a Brooklyn neighborhood Wednesday after a funeral home overwhelmed by the coronavirus resorted to storing dozens of bodies on ice in rented trucks, and a passerby complained about the smell, officials said.
Nation Jan 27Investigators say Prince Andrew has provided ‘zero cooperation’ on Epstein case
Andrew announced last year that he was withdrawing from his royal duties amid renewed public attention to a woman's claim that she had several sexual encounters with the prince at Epstein's behest, starting when she was 17.
Politics Nov 04Ocasio-Cortez apologizes to critic she blocked on Twitter
In a statement, the Democrat said she had reconsidered her decision, as part of the settlement of a federal lawsuit that Dov Hikind had brought against her this year.
Politics Oct 11Judge blocks Trump rule that would deny green cards to poorer immigrants
U.S. District Judge George Daniels' ruling came just four days before the Trump administration was set to start enforcing new rules that would disqualify immigrants from getting legal U.S. residency if they were likely to become a burden on public…
Nation Oct 08Lawsuits around U.S. seek to block Trump’s public charge rule
The rule is an aggressive step by the Trump administration in its efforts to rewrite the nation's immigration policies with its focus on effectively denying permanent resident status to many legal immigrants through how it defines a "public charge."…