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College Websites Must Accommodate Disabled Students, Lawsuits Say College Websites Must Accommodate Disabled Students, Lawsuits Say
The lawsuits came one after the other, against Fordham University, Manhattan College, Long Island University and other area colleges and universities. In all, eight suits have been filed in federal court in Manhattan over the past two weeks, most recently against Hofstra University on Long Island on Oct. 4. In each case, lawyers for Emanuel Delacruz, who is blind, charged that the college’s web...
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De Blasio Appoints Acting Commissioner to Head City Jails De Blasio Appoints Acting Commissioner to Head City Jails
After months of searching around the country for a new correction commissioner, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced that he had found the person to head the Correction Department, which oversees the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, from within its own ranks. Mr. de Blasio said the agency would be led by Cynthia Brann, the acting commissioner who, like the former commissioner Joseph Po...
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After Disasters, New York Goes Into Overdrive in Gathering Aid After Disasters, New York Goes Into Overdrive in Gathering Aid
The sidewalks of Sunset Park, in Brooklyn, were overflowing with bottled water and boxes of donations on Tuesday, most bound for Puerto Rico, others to Mexico. At an East Harlem fund-raiser, Puerto Rican poets shouted their verses above the thunderous roar of the Metro-North Railroad trains. New York is in aid-overdrive after hurricanes and earthquakes struck the homelands of two of its largest...
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South Street Seaport Museum Gets City Funds to Restore Lightship South Street Seaport Museum Gets City Funds to Restore Lightship
After years of financial turbulence, and significant damage from Hurricane Sandy, the South Street Seaport Museum has received another substantial financial commitment from the City of New York: $4.5 million to stabilize and restore a 110-year-old lightship. The museum, located on the lower tip of Manhattan on the East River, showcases the city’s maritime history. In addition to galleries and e...
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Cyclist Killed by Bus in New York’s First Citi Bike Fatality Cyclist Killed by Bus in New York’s First Citi Bike Fatality
A 36-year-old investment banker was killed in Manhattan on Monday morning when the Citi Bike he was riding collided with a charter bus, the first fatality involving New York City’s four-year-old bike-share program, the authorities said. The bicyclist, Dan Hanegby of Brooklyn, was riding on 26th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood around 8:15 a.m. when he struck a bus next to him, tumbled off the...
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A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction
Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a salesroom punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark. “He’s now in the same league as Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso,” said the dealer ...
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Rikers Tumult Rises: Prison Official Accused of Spying on Investigator Rikers Tumult Rises: Prison Official Accused of Spying on Investigator
New York City’s Department of Investigation has picked apart practically every facet of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex in recent years, including abuses committed by guards and inmates and the misuse of official cars by the commissioner and his staff. Now it is taking aim at the very person who is supposed to prevent wrongdoing at the jail from within — the head of the Correction Depar...
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3-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Dies in Case of Alleged Abuse; Mom's Boyfriend Charged Last Week
A 3-year-old boy has died less than a week after he was found with critical injuries at his home in Brooklyn, police said late Sunday night. Jaden Jordan was pronounced dead at a hospital on Sunday. He had been fighting for his life after suffering a fractured skull and a lacerated spleen and liver. Jordan was on a ventilator and in critical condition at Coney Island Hospital throughout la...
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Trump Adds Cabinet Selections While Conservatives Block Women in the Draft Trump Adds Cabinet Selections While Conservatives Block Women in the Draft
President-elect Donald J. Trump named two new cabinet picks, Representative Tom Price of Georgia for health and human services, and Elaine Chao, a former labor secretary and wife of Senator Mitch McConnell, to head the Transportation Department. Meanwhile, ascendant conservatives have blocked women from military draft registration. Is Trump bolstering his infrastructure push? President-elect...
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F.B.I.’s Email Disclosure Broke a Pattern Followed Even This Summer F.B.I.’s Email Disclosure Broke a Pattern Followed Even This Summer
WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department faced a hard decision in two investigations this past summer that had the potential to rock the presidential election. The first case involved Donald J. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and secretive business dealings in Ukraine. The second focused on Hillary Clinton’s relationships with donors to her family foundation. At the urging of th...
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