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A 73-Year-Old Man Is Severely Burned in Queens by an Exploding Container

A 73-Year-Old Man Is Severely Burned in Queens by an Exploding Container

Investigators at a home in Queens, where a man was severely burned on Friday after he opened a package and it exploded.
Mets’ David Wright Begins Rehab Assignment at the Plate

Mets’ David Wright Begins Rehab Assignment at the Plate

David Wright of the Mets during an at-bat against the Nationals in spring training. Wright went 0 for 4, with two strikeouts, for Class A St. Lucie on Tuesday.
Yankees 5, Rays 1: Yankees Fans Enjoy $25 Tickets and an Easy Victory

Yankees 5, Rays 1: Yankees Fans Enjoy $25 Tickets and an Easy Victory

Todd Frazier’s three-run home run in the fourth inning gave the Yankees some breathing room in a road victory against the Tampa Bay Rays played at “neutral” Citi Field.
Man Convicted of Murder in New York Police Officer’s Death

Man Convicted of Murder in New York Police Officer’s Death

Demetrius Blackwell entering State Supreme Court in Queens before the verdict on Thursday. Mr. Blackwell faces life in prison for the murder of the New York City police officer Brian Moore.
The Statue That Never Was

The Statue That Never Was

Audrey Flack, an artist, won a competition in 1992 to create a statue to honor Catherine of Braganza, a 17th century Portuguese princess who married King Charles II of England and became, many
For Harvey Weinstein, a New York Lawyer With a List of Celebrity Clients

For Harvey Weinstein, a New York Lawyer With a List of Celebrity Clients

The defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman, a former Manhattan prosecutor, has successfully defended Sean Combs, the rap star, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund.
As Democrats Celebrate Wins, Queens Republicans Close In on an Upset

As Democrats Celebrate Wins, Queens Republicans Close In on an Upset

Robert F. Holden has a slight lead on the Councilwoman Elizabeth S. Crowley, a two-term Democratic incumbent, in the city’s only contest that is still too close to call.
No Longer New York City’s ‘Boulevard of Death’

No Longer New York City’s ‘Boulevard of Death’

A bicyclist along Queens Boulevard in Queens, which became known as the “Boulevard of Death.’' But since Mayor Bill de Blasio made it a focus of his plan to make city streets safer, not a single
Left Behind by the Nation’s Largest Subway System

Left Behind by the Nation’s Largest Subway System

Enrique Toledo scoffed at the idea that there would ever be any major subway expansion beyond what is already in the works, especially to serve New York City’s poorest residents. “They won’t do it in
‘Bomb Cyclone’: Snow and Bitter Cold Blast the Northeast

‘Bomb Cyclone’: Snow and Bitter Cold Blast the Northeast

Waves crashed over houses in Scituate, Mass., on Thursday.
‘Bomb Cyclone’: Snow and Bitter Cold Blast the Northeast

‘Bomb Cyclone’: Snow and Bitter Cold Blast the Northeast

Waves crashed over houses in Scituate, Mass., on Thursday.
Winter Storm Pounds Northeast With Wind, Snow and Flooding

Winter Storm Pounds Northeast With Wind, Snow and Flooding

The Lake in Central Park, where about eight inches of snow fell on Thursday.
He Traded a Tortoise for a Turtle. He Got 6 Months in Jail.

He Traded a Tortoise for a Turtle. He Got 6 Months in Jail.

Millenium, a 17-year-old African spurred tortoise, was stolen last July from his enclosure at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens.
He Traded a Tortoise for a Turtle. He Got 6 Months in Jail.

He Traded a Tortoise for a Turtle. He Got 6 Months in Jail.

Millenium, a 17-year-old African spurred tortoise, was stolen last July from his enclosure at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens.
Side Street: The Slow-Motion Unraveling of an Immigrant Family

Side Street: The Slow-Motion Unraveling of an Immigrant Family

Liany Guerrero and her family applied for political asylum in 2001 after fleeing threats of violence in Colombia. With their request denied, her husband has already been deported while she has 30 days
Now the Real Work Begins on a Manhattan Congestion Plan

Now the Real Work Begins on a Manhattan Congestion Plan

Traffic on the F.D.R. Drive near the Manhattan Bridge. A state task force recently recommended charging drivers to enter the most congested parts of Manhattan as a way to ease traffic and also raise
Side Street: From San Juan to New York, He Offers Help and Hope for the Uprooted

Side Street: From San Juan to New York, He Offers Help and Hope for the Uprooted

Rafael Ocasio Barreto, 48, in his motel room in Queens, N.Y., where in his bedroom winter coats and new sneakers are piled atop the bed to give to other new arrivals in need.
Rising from the Ashes, Willets Point Redevelopment Will Go Forward, City Says

Rising from the Ashes, Willets Point Redevelopment Will Go Forward, City Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio struck a new deal with the original developers of Willets Point, near Citi Field, to build 1,100 apartments for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers, a school, open space and
Time Is Running Out for Puerto Ricans Sheltering in Hotels

Time Is Running Out for Puerto Ricans Sheltering in Hotels

Rafael Febres and his son John who have been living in a Red Roof Inn in Hartford, Conn., since Hurricane Maria forced them from their home in Puerto Rico.
Time Is Running Out for Puerto Ricans Sheltering in Hotels

Time Is Running Out for Puerto Ricans Sheltering in Hotels

Rafael Febres and his son John who have been living in a Red Roof Inn in Hartford, Conn., since Hurricane Maria forced them from their home in Puerto Rico.