Latest NY Region News from the NY Times
- As Climate Change Fears Grow, a Real Fight Over Fake Turf
A city’s decision to replace actual grass with a synthetic version sets off a conflict over the possible environmental and health risks of the move.
- Hochul Orders Release of 191 Detainees as Rikers Crisis Deepens
The New York governor signed a bill on Friday that authorized the release of the detainees, but the population of the city’s notorious jail will remain far higher than it was last spring.
- Carmine's Hostess Is Attacked by Tourists Over Vaccine Requirement, Police Say
A lawyer for the tourists said their proof of vaccination had been questioned “unjustifiably” because they are Black and denied that they had tried to “forcefully violate” the requirement that they sh …
- Parents of Students With Disabilities Try to Make Up for Lost Year
In New York City, the shift to remote learning “exacerbated pre-existing achievement gaps” for the 200,000 students with disabilities.
- Birders on Their (Expensive) Habit
Six birders on their bird-watching gear: “Last year I spent $2,300 on Swarovski binoculars. But that wasn’t enough.”
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- Woman aged 40 charged with murder after three children found dead in New Zealand home
The siblings, two aged two and a six-year-old, had recently moved from South Africa to the town of Timaru on the South IslandA woman has been charged with murder after three young children who had jus …
- New Zealand extends Australia travel bubble pause as Covid cases drop to 11
Government says it’s ‘working hard’ to ease restrictions next week as country’s case numbers trend steadily downSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealand will delay the reopening of its trans-Tasman …
- New Zealand’s pandemic housing policy has baked in Māori inequality for generations | Iain White
In Jacinda Ardern’s ‘team of 5 million’, some players have been rewarded very differently to othersThe only thing more predictable than rising house prices is the tenor of stories as monthly data from …
- Covid live news: Alberta facing ‘crisis of the unvaccinated’; China has vaccinated 1bn people — as it happened
Warnings Alberta facing collapse of healthcare system; Figures for people aged 16 to 24 in UK take in those who have been infected or vaccinated; more than 70% of China’s population now fully vaccinat …
- Fossilised long-legged giant penguin identified as new species
Skeleton found by children in New Zealand helps fill in gaps in natural historyIn January 2006 a group of children in summer camp in Waikato, New Zealand, went on a fossil-hunting field trip with a se …
- ‘They couldn’t come into our internal waters': Ardern responds to Aukus submarine deal – video
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern says her country was ‘not approached’ to be part of a new security pact between Australia, the UK and US. ‘Nor would I expect us to be,’ she adds. ‘The anchor …
- A Cabaret Star and an Opera Star Walk Onto a Stage …
The punchline is “Only an Octave Apart,” featuring the unlikely collaborators Justin Vivian Bond and Anthony Roth Costanzo at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
- Broadway and Beyond: Plays and Musicals to See This Season
Timely plays tackle tough subjects, while musicals get the royal treatment, thanks to a princess (“Diana”), queens (“Six”) and the King of Pop (“MJ”).
- TV is highlighting Broadway this week. Here’s how to watch.
“Wicked,” “Hamilton” and “The Lion King” start performances on the same night.
- How 5 Broadway Shows Restored Their Signature Effects
How five big returning shows, including “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Moulin Rouge!,” have retuned, restored and restarted their signature effects.