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They Won Senate Seats. Now Comes the Hard Part: Adjusting to Albany.

A large class of first-time lawmakers must grapple with the ways and wiles of the Capitol before shaking things up.

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T.S.A. Agents Refuse to Work During Shutdown, Raising Fears of Airport Turmoil

Airport security screeners are opting out in rising numbers during the partial shutdown of the government and their absence is starting to put a strain on airports.

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Prosecutors: Art Dealer Mary Boone Should Go to Prison

In a court filing, prosecutors asked a federal judge to sentence Ms. Boone to as much as three years in prison for filing false tax returns.

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Luis Garden Acosta, Resuscitator of a Brooklyn Neighborhood, Dies at 73

He was a founder of El Puente, which bridged political and ethnic divides in Williamsburg to curb gang violence and instill a collaborative spirit.

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During the final week of a blockbuster exhibition, the museum will offer visitors a late-night Potter fix.

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Better Than the Powerball

For New Yorkers looking for an affordable home, the odds of winning a housing lottery are 1 in 592.

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Can a Church Founded in 1677 Survive the 21st Century?

New Utrecht Reformed Church is one of New York’s oldest congregations. After 15 years of renovations, worshipers have returned to the building, but they still face a tough challenge.

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How Does Bail Work, and Why Do People Want to Get Rid of It?

New York State is poised to abolish cash bail. A look at bail’s critics, those who have to pay it and the bondsmen who keep it going.

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His Doughnuts Were Getting Really Popular. Then He Was Shot in the Face.

After his near-death experience, the owner of Black Label Donuts is once again selling his exotic treats, and customers are rewarding him with long lines.

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Sunday Routine: How Ashley Eddie, Chef, Spends Her Sundays

Born and bred in Crown Heights, Ms. Eddie, who still lives there, uses her one day off to bond with her dog, Barbara, as well as with family members.

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Big City: The Chrysler Building Is for Sale. Does Anyone Want It?

Legacy office buildings were once glamorous citadels. In the age of WeWork, they’re outdated and inefficient urban spaces.

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Chapo’s I.T. Guy: Working for a Kingpin Can Cause a Nervous Breakdown

Christian Rodriguez got the contract of a lifetime with the kingpin. Then he betrayed his boss to the F.B.I.

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Early Voting and Other Election Reforms Coming to New York

The changes are a veritable wish list for those interested in election change: early voting, preregistration of 16- and 17-year-olds and consolidating state and federal primaries.

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Five Takeaways From Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City Address

Sounding at times like a motivational speaker, the mayor vowed to keep working to improve New Yorkers’ lives while taking his message to a national audience.

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