Michael Bloomberg Gives $75 Million to Shed Arts Center

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Spread the loveTweet Mr. Bloomberg may also indirectly be challenging — or upstaging — his successor’s approach to culture. Mr. Bloomberg, who made support of the arts a cornerstone of…


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Joseph Ponte to Resign as New York City Jails Chief

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Spread the loveTweet His resignation will be seen by some as a tacit admission that Mr. de Blasio’s heralded effort to reimagine and eventually close Rikers, a centerpiece of his…


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Is ‘3-K for All’ Good for All? De Blasio’s Preschool Plan Troubles Some

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Spread the loveTweet “It is really a frightening prospect,” he said. In the weeks since the mayor revealed his proposal, questions about whether the new program can succeed have been…


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Rikers Tumult Rises: Prison Official Accused of Spying on Investigator

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Spread the loveTweet In an interview late on Sunday, the Correction Department commissioner, Joseph Ponte, insisted that “there was no improper eavesdropping.” As soon as Correction Department investigators determined that…


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The Broken Promises of Choice in New York City Schools

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Spread the loveTweet But most Pelham Gardens students matched with schools that were nearby … … and below last year’s verage in quality measures. City average 73% City average 37%…


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Met Museum, in Quiet Talks With City, Weighs an Admission Fee

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Spread the loveTweetThe Met board and the mayor would both have to agree on an admissions fee and navigate the symbolic shoals of making a taxpayer-supported institution no longer free…


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