Latest NY Region News from the NY Times
- Bill Macy, a Memorable Sitcom Foil on ‘Maude,’ Dies at 97
After years of stage roles, Mr. Macy became a TV star in the 1970s as Walter, the harried husband of Bea Arthur’s larger-than-life title character.
- Why Brian Quinn of ‘Impractical Jokers’ Craves a 19th-Century Beer
The comedian is reviving one of Staten Island’s most iconic brands. Beer fans are starting to notice.
- Keith Haring Mural Cut Out of New York Stairwell Heads to Auction
The artwork, at a former youth center owned by a church, faces an uncertain future.
- With the Guggenheim, Frank Lloyd Wright Built a Soaring and Intimate Sanctuary for Art
Just before he died, the architect created a spiraling city square that elevates the work it houses.
- The Fight to Desegregate New York Schools
Can the largest public school system in the U.S. educate students fairly if it’s also one of the most segregated?
NZ News from UK Guardian
- New Zealand hall of residence 'pursued family for cash' as student lay dead for weeks
Stepfather of Mason Pendrous says accommodation provider at Canterbury University sold him idea of pastoral careA hall of residence where a young student lay dead for a month hounded his family for pa …
- 'Gotta save Lorde': fans start mock campaign to break singer out of jail
An unpopular opposition policy to punish early school leavers in New Zealand took an unlikely twist when the singer’s fans got involvedIt started with a plan floated by New Zealand’s opposition party …
- New Zealand supermarket launches 'quiet hours' for customers with autism
Countdown will reduce lighting, radio and PA announcements and shelf stacking One of New Zealand’s largest supermarket chains is introducing a “quiet hour” nationwide to make the weekly shop easier fo …
- Coalition woos Jacqui Lambie to back migration character test crackdown
With Labor, Centre Alliance and the Greens all opposed, the Coalition is preparing changes to win support of Tasmanian senatorThe government is preparing to make amendments to its proposed character t …
- New Zealand wrestles with 250th anniversary of James Cook's arrival
Replica of the Endeavour sails coastline as part of flotilla that has been met with a mix of celebration and griefA replica of Captain James Cook’s Endeavour has docked in Gisborne 250 years after the …
- Extinction Rebellion protesters disrupt cities in New Zealand and Australia – video
Climate protesters in Australia and New Zealand have blocked roads and entered banks and energy companies as part of Extinction Rebellion’s planned week of action. Police in Sydney arrested 30 people …
- ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Review: Jonathan Groff Feeds the Beast
Michael Mayer’s revitalizing revival of this genially gruesome classic becomes a sly morality tale for the age of universal celebrity.
- Review: Mary-Louise Parker in the Subliminal, Sublime ‘Sound Inside’
Adam Rapp’s play transfers to Broadway in a rivetingly dark and detailed production by David Cromer.
- Love Elaine Stritch? Thank the Parts She Didn’t Get
The legendary stage actress’s character was shaped as much by the roles she lost as those she won. These are some of the ones that got away.
- Why the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys Are Not Ready for They and Them
Asia Kate Dillon of “Billions” is calling on the Television Academy to scrap gendered categories. But the organization and others have no plans for change, for now.