Latest NY Region News from the NY Times
- Rancor Between Adams and Yang Marks End of Bruising Mayoral Campaign
On the eve of Tuesday’s primary, the top candidates for mayor of New York City issued their sharpest criticism of the campaign.
- Trump Sues N.Y.C. for Ending Golf Course Contract After Capitol Riot
The Trump Organization, which had a 20-year contract to operate a public golf course in the Bronx, claims it was unfairly targeted.
- Garcia makes closing arguments to voters, some receptive, some skeptical.
- An undecided voter responds to Garcia-Yang alliance: ‘Good for them.’
- Yang makes a final lap of the city, undeterred by a van with broken A.C.
Andrew Yang and his campaign vehicle dubbed the Yangatron are leaving no borough unvisited today in his search for votes.
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- ‘Even more attractive’: New Zealand capital Wellington to ban cars from ‘Golden Mile’
Of 2,000 public submissions, a decisive majority were in favour of the plan to get rid of cars from major streetsThe main thoroughfare in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, is set to become car-free b …
- ‘Locals don’t like this job’: New Zealand’s aged care sector fears immigration reform
Plan to focus on skilled migrants leaves sector concerned they will not be able to staff care homesAt the end of an eight-hour shift in a Wellington rest home, Joan Lagman feels exhilarated and exhaus …
- ‘People have an over-attachment to their cars’: where is Auckland transport going?
Aucklanders are driving more than ever and it’s bad for their health – but efforts to get them out of their cars are failingAuckland may have just won the title of world’s most liveable city thanks la …
- Jacinda Ardern criticises new biography, saying author misled her
New Zealand prime minister says she agreed to interviews on basis that it was about a group of female leaders and ‘not specific to me’Jacinda Ardern has distanced herself from a recently released biog …
- Auckland chapter of New Zealand’s School Strike 4 Climate group admits racism and disbands
The chapter of the international movement said it was a ‘racist, white-dominated space’A large part of New Zealand’s School Strike 4 Climate movement has formally disbanded, saying it had been racist …
- Jacinda Ardern to apologise for 1970s ‘dawn raids’ on Pacific community
Apology timed with 50th anniversary of Polynesian Panther party, a movement founded to fight mistreatment of Pasifika peopleThe New Zealand government will officially apologise for racist raids on Pac …
- André De Shields Isn’t Done With ‘King Lear’ (or ‘Hadestown’)
The actor is performing the coveted role for a second time, and is already aiming for a third. But first: He’s returning to Broadway in September.
- In the Weeds of ‘In the Heights’
A conversation about bringing musicals to the big screen, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s artistic choices and the critical blowback to the film’s casting.
- Control of New York’s Stages Remains in White Hands, a Study Finds
The Asian American Performers Action Coalition is hoping for a season of change when theaters reopen.
- With ‘In the Heights,’ Jimmy Smits Sings a Little but Gave It a Lot
He doesn’t have a musical theater background, so he worked hard to make one line — “Good morning, Usnavi” — ring out. Now that’s how he’s being greeted.