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Will New York’s cream cheese shortage force bagel joints to go easy on the schmear? An investigation

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In terms of quintessential New York experiences, ordering a bagel with cream cheese (not toasted, particularly if the bagel is fresh out of the oven) tops the list. But now, bagel shop patrons are beginning to have is...

York’s anti-terror measures make centre a ‘no go zone’ for disabled people

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Disability rights campaigners are planning a legal challenge against York council after it voted to ban blue badge parking on key streets in the city centre. York Accessibility Action (YAA), an organisation founded by...

Death, addiction, grace: a year as chaplain in New York’s toughest hospital

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The patient, who I’ll call RL, was homeless and came into Bellevue’s psychiatric ward experiencing hallucinations. His struggle with severe mental illness was similar to many of the other homeless people I saw on my d...

Comedian’s ‘subversive’ billboards attacking Australia’s climate policy to feature in New York’s Times Square

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Times Square’s biggest billboard will this week display for 10 minutes “subversive” satirical messages criticising Australia for its inaction on the climate crisis. The campaign is the brainchild of the Australian com...

The forgotten neighborhood: how New York’s Chinatown survived 9/11 to face a new crisis

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By the time the second plane appeared on 11 September 2001, Amy Chin was already running away from the World Trade Center plaza, where smoke and papers were billowing down from the north tower. “Then the sky turned or...

New York’s clubs are back, and with them a sense of community I’d forgotten existed

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In 2018, upon her return from a trip to China, my roommate gifted me a pack of black surgical masks. Affixed to the plastic packaging was an explanatory note: RAVE MASKS :) I knew the look – the masks were purely aest...

New York’s patchwork recovery masks vast inequities laid bare by Covid

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For most of the past year, Manhattan’s signature yellow cabs have been a rarity on the avenues and cross-streets. Now, as the city picks up and office workers begin to return, they too are returning – but not yet on a...

New York’s Little Island includes a message about the Thames garden bridge

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Little Island, a garden built over the Hudson River, designed by the British designer Thomas Heatherwick and the landscape architect Signe Nielsen, has opened to some good reviews. “It’s a bewitching, and utterly New ...

From Pirlo to no-go: what happened to New York’s era of foreign MLS megastars?

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New York’s mayoral race is a sad disappointment for the left

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The Greatest City in the World can never seem to find a halfway decent mayor. Since the turn of the century, New York has suffered through Rudy Giuliani, who “cleaned up the city” by putting all of its residents in ja...

‘It’s about looking around us’: New York’s Frieze art fair tackles social justice

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When Sarah Elizabeth Lewis stepped onstage for her Ted Talk in 2017, little did she know how much she would help bridge the gap between art and social policy. “How do images alter our sense of justice?” she asked. Cl...

End of an era: closure of nuclear plant is pointer for New York’s energy future

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America’s energy past and future was on display on Friday at Indian Point, a nuclear plant 25 miles north of New York City that has been producing electricity since 1962. At 11am the last of the ageing plant’s reacto...

New York’s outgoing climate tsar hopes Biden can help save city from sea rise

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Following an eight-year tenure as New York City’s climate tsar, a tumultuous period when the city faced Superstorm Sandy and charged headlong into a legal battle with fossil fuel companies, Daniel Zarrilli is departin...

Last Call: behind the terrifying untold story of New York’s gay bar killer

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On 5 May 1991, a grisly stash of body parts was found in trash bags by a rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. The parts had been cut so cleanly that barely any blood could be found amid the sinew and bone. Over the n...