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White Men Hold New York City’s Top Posts. 12 Public Advocate Hopefuls Want to Change That.

White Men Hold New York City’s Top Posts. 12 Public Advocate Hopefuls Want to Change That.

Melissa Mark-Viverito, at a recent forum for public advocate candidates, has called attention to the lack of women or minorities among New York’s top officials.
Prosecutor Drops Abortion Charge in Queens Murder Case, Stirring Debate

Prosecutor Drops Abortion Charge in Queens Murder Case, Stirring Debate

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signing the Reproductive Health Act last month. The law decriminalizes abortion and places it in public health codes with other medical procedures.

New York Needs Amazon

History is clear: A city that rejects economic opportunity will lose its status as the center of the business world.
New York City Detective Killed by ‘Friendly Fire’ During Queens Robbery

New York City Detective Killed by ‘Friendly Fire’ During Queens Robbery

A New York City police officer was fatally shot Tuesday night, and another officer was wounded as they were responding to an armed robbery in Queens, police officials said.
‘Friendly Fire’ Killing of Detective: 42 Shots, 7 Officers, 11 Seconds

‘Friendly Fire’ Killing of Detective: 42 Shots, 7 Officers, 11 Seconds

Detectives examining bullet holes in the window of a T-Mobile store where Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, was killed Tuesday night by friendly fire.
Why Did Police Officers Fire 42 Times to Bring Down a Robbery Suspect in Queens?

Why Did Police Officers Fire 42 Times to Bring Down a Robbery Suspect in Queens?

A bullet lays next to an evidence marker on the ground outside a T-Mobile store in Queens where police officers shooting at a robbery suspect accidentally killed a veteran detective.
New York Returns 25,000 Jobs to Amazon

New York Returns 25,000 Jobs to Amazon

Protesters held signs during a November protest at an Amazon store in Manhattan.
Amazon and New York Unions Had ‘Productive Meeting,’ Then Came a Shock

Amazon and New York Unions Had ‘Productive Meeting,’ Then Came a Shock

Amazon’s distribution center on Staten Island opened last year. Union efforts to organize the center’s workers became an issue in the struggle over Amazon’s plan for a satellite headquarters in New
Amazon and New York Unions Had ‘Productive Meeting,’ Then Came a Shock

Amazon and New York Unions Had ‘Productive Meeting,’ Then Came a Shock

Amazon’s distribution center on Staten Island opened last year. Union efforts to organize the center’s workers became an issue in the struggle over Amazon’s plan for a satellite headquarters in New
Bits: The Week in Tech: A Break From Consumer Tech

Bits: The Week in Tech: A Break From Consumer Tech

A computer running artificial intelligence software at a contest last year in Beijing defeated two teams of doctors in accurately recognizing maladies in magnetic resonance images.
‘Wrong Side of History’: In Queens, Amazon Deal’s Demise Reveals Deep Divisions

‘Wrong Side of History’: In Queens, Amazon Deal’s Demise Reveals Deep Divisions

Amazon had planned to build a corporate campus in Long Island City, Queens, and create more than 25,000 jobs.
Bits: The Week in Tech: A Break From Consumer Tech

Bits: The Week in Tech: A Break From Consumer Tech

A computer running artificial intelligence software at a contest last year in Beijing defeated two teams of doctors in accurately recognizing maladies in magnetic resonance images.
More Than 100 Priests Accused of Sex Abuse Are Named by Brooklyn Catholic Diocese

More Than 100 Priests Accused of Sex Abuse Are Named by Brooklyn Catholic Diocese

The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, the bishop of Brooklyn, followed dozens of other bishops in the United States in publishing the names of suspected abusers.
When Queens Was Lame

When Queens Was Lame

Jamaica Avenue, Queens, in 1968.
2-Man Team Planned Robbery That Led to Detective’s Death. It Was Their Second in a Week, Police Say.

2-Man Team Planned Robbery That Led to Detective’s Death. It Was Their Second in a Week, Police Say.

The scene last week outside a T-Mobile store in Richmond Hill, Queens, where Detective Brian Simonsen was killed by “friendly fire.”
New York Did Us All a Favor by Standing Up to Amazon

New York Did Us All a Favor by Standing Up to Amazon

A protest against Amazon’s HQ2 at an Amazon store in Manhattan in November.
Hungry City: Inspiring Loyalty, and Serving Chickenjoy at Jollibee

Hungry City: Inspiring Loyalty, and Serving Chickenjoy at Jollibee

The marquee item at Jollibee is Chickenjoy: fried chicken with a sheath of skin as craggy as a thunderhead.
A Model Detective. A Small-Time Thief. How 2 Lives Collided in a Deadly Robbery in Queens.

A Model Detective. A Small-Time Thief. How 2 Lives Collided in a Deadly Robbery in Queens.

Investigators searching for evidence near a T-Mobile store in Queens where officers fired 42 shots at a robbery suspect on Feb. 12, accidentally killing Detective Brian Simonsen.
She Fought for Stronger Sexual Abuse Laws. Her Son Was the Reason.

She Fought for Stronger Sexual Abuse Laws. Her Son Was the Reason.

Margaret Markey, a former member of the New York State Assembly, first introduced the Child Victims Act in 2006 and continued to press for it annually. It passed last month.