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The Man who Put Prostitutes and Hiroshima in Hong Kong Movies

Saturday, August 16, 2014

In Hong Kong in the 1960's, Patrick Lung Kong broke new ground with movies about prison breaks, prostitutes and nuclear war. A retrospective in New York pays tribute to him.

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Teachout Campaign Gets a Boost From Anti-corruption Activist

Friday, August 15, 2014

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig said it's important to support a candidate who has spoken out in support of campaign reform.

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Students, Faculty Protest Cooper Union's Decision to Charge Tuition

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Students, faculty, and alumni are challenging the Cooper Union's decision to begin charging tuition to incoming freshmen.

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What Counts as Affordable Housing?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Settling on a definition can be as hard as finding an affordable apartment.

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Technology, Flowers and Manga

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Japanese art collective that works with digital technology is having its first U.S. exhibition. Called "Ultra Subjective Space," it shows how the collective turns ancient stories and animation into art.

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NJ Budget Diversions Drive Some Green Businesses into the Red

Friday, August 15, 2014

Since taking office, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has used more than $1 billion in environmental funds to plug budget holes.

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News Analysis: These Bedfellows Are No Strangers

Friday, August 15, 2014

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From the very beginning, the self-described conservative Republican and the Democratic son of a liberal icon sounded an awful lot alike.

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Cool Enough For Ya?

Friday, August 15, 2014

The number of scorchers this year is down drastically from years past. The mercury has reached 90 degrees just four days this summer, while New York City typically experienced at least 15 hotter days in each of the past four years. 

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DOJ Should Investigate Garner Death, Broken Windows Say NY Pols

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Congress members say it's time for the feds to step in and handle Eric Garner inquiry.

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Late Summer Shows Offer a Break from Reruns and Reality TV

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Outlander and The Knick are two shows to see.

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NYC Expands Food Waste Energy Program

Thursday, August 14, 2014

An experimental program that converts New Yorkers' food scraps into natural gas will be expanded.

The pilot program, launched last summer by the city's Department of Environmental Protection, now diverts up to two tons of organic food waste a day to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint. That will ...

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President Obama to Address Situation in Ferguson, Missouri

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed on the situation in a St. Louis suburb where police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel protesters. 

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Expedited Immigration Hearings in NYC For Minors

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A federal immigration court in Manhattan that usually deals with less than 100 children's cases a month is getting a lot busier.

Twenty-nine unaccompanied minors appeared before a judge Wednesday. It was the first day of "surge docket" hearings. Then next week: A double-docket with 65 cases awaits; an average ...

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NYC Economy Is Growing, and So Are Rents

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New York City's economy grew 3.1 percent in the second quarter this year, thanks to a jump in personal income and strong job growth. And - no surprise - rents are getting more expensive.

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Desperately Seeking Rooftop View

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"There’s nothing that gives me more pure joy than just being out alone rock-climbing or hiking on top of a beautiful mountain. So for me that’s a large part of why I like to get on rooftops. I get some of that same feeling."

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'Aladdin' Stars Past and Present Pay Tribute to Robin Williams

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Williams played Genie in the 1992 animated movie "Aladdin;" the current Genie from the Broadway show said Williams' performance inspired him.

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Mayor Calls Gun Violence a Health Crisis, Vows $13M to Fight It

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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City officials put millions toward fighting gun violence.

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How to Catch a Bat

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hint: not with your shoe or a rolled-up newspaper.

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Senator Calls for Support, Transparency for Campus Sex Assault Victims

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New York Senator Gillibrand says she has bipartisan support for legislation strengthening support services for victims of sexual assault at colleges and universities.

 

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Deal Reached on Rental Subsidies for Homeless Families

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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An agreement between New York City and the state to provide rent money for homeless families with children could get thousands of people out of shelters in the coming year.

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