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Acacia Squires brings us the news at 4:30 p.m.
New York is currently mired in a once-in-a-decade process of redrawing legislative districts. Sasha Chavkin of the New York World says there’s a lot riding on the outcome.
After Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney has the most delegates, and his campaign claims his opponents are ignoring the “basic principles of math” by staying in the race — because they can’t earn enough delegates to win. Mathematically, that’s almost, but not quite, true.
On Super Tuesday, the New York Young Republicans gathered to celebrate at a bar on the East Side. In this “Voices of New York” postcard, we dropped by to check out the scene.
The Jewish holiday of Purim ended yesterday. To mark the playful holiday, one Synagogue hosted a hamastascen eating contest. Competitors had to devour as many of the pastries as they could in five minutes.
By Leanna Orr
Thin Mints, Samoas and Do-See-Dos hit the New York market on Monday. But the annual sale doesn’t work the same way here as it does in the rest of the country.
By Jackie Mader
In Brooklyn, a nonprofit charter school is slated to open in an existing public school building, and the community is divided.
John Light brings us the news at 5:00 p.m.
The Hepatitis C virus attacks the liver much the way HIV attacks the immune system, and the two viruses spread in the same way. In New York, between 200,000 and 300,000 people are infected. For some time now, health organizations in the city have been stepping up efforts to control the disease.
You’ve seen them. You’ve dodged them. And chances are, you’ve been stung by them. But bees are more complex and less dangerous than we might think. One study found that these busy little creatures make decisions much like we do.
For runners and cyclists, exercising in New York City can sometimes devolve into war, with dog-walkers and taxi drivers for enemies. Nat Herz recounts his battles in Central Park.
It’s been a year since New York City restaurants have had to post health inspection grades in their windows. But this week the restaurant industry fought back, claiming that the grading system is too cumbersome.
Baseball spring training started last Saturday. The Yankees are troubled with injuries, and the Mets’ financial problems are getting worse. New York Times reporter Tyler Kepner talks about what to expect this season.
By Sarah Laing
While mainstream fashion is embracing a more establishment kind of retro, a few New Yorkers are keeping the other side of mid-century fashion alive.
By Paul Smith
Charles Dickens would have turned 200 years old in February. In New York, there have been a series of lectures and exhibitions, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts has just started a Dickens education program.