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Mayor Adams, Build a Bigger Manhattan

On Jan. 1, 2022, Eric Adams was sworn in as New York’s 110th mayor. He is now in charge of the city’s response to big, and growing, problems. One is a housing affordability crisis. Another concerns the ravages of climate…

The Sunday Read: ‘What Does It Mean to Save a Neighborhood?’

Nearly a decade after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed piers and damaged riverside social housing projects, residents of Lower Manhattan are still vulnerable to floods. Michael Kimmelman, The Times’s architecture critic, explores the nine-year effort to redesign Lower…

What New Yorkers Need to Know About Tornadoes

Officials in Alabama, Texas and Oklahoma — states where tornadoes are more common — said that drills in which students walk to an enclosed area, away from windows, helped ensure that warnings were taken seriously even outside school. Experts said…

Asamblea General de la ONU: inicia la reunión

Los funcionarios de protocolo de la ONU advierten que, por tradición, Brasil ha sido el primero en tomar la palabra desde mediados de la década de 1950, debido a que en ese momento ningún otro líder estaba dispuesto a hacerlo….

What to Expect at the U.N. General Assembly

The United Nations convenes its annual speeches by world leaders on Tuesday against a backdrop of seemingly irreversible planet warming, polarized superpower relations and a tenacious pandemic that has worsened the global rich-poor divide. The weeklong meeting of the General…

How the Netherlands is Avoiding River Flooding

The Netherlands, accustomed to wet weather, was midway through what would become one of the wettest Julys on record, and Patrick van der Broeck was getting edgy. Germany and Belgium were experiencing epochal floods that would ultimately kill 220 people,…

2 Sinkholes in a Week Signal Weak Spots in N.Y.C.’s Aging Infrastructure

According to Terry West, professor emeritus of engineering geology at Purdue University, urban sinkholes start when sand and gravel under the pavement erodes, usually because of an underground leak. As soil breaks down, a chasm under the road grows until…

Eleven Madison Park Goes Meatless

The highly acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Eleven Madison Park said on Monday that it would no longer serve meat or seafood when it reopens next month, becoming one of the most high-profile restaurants to switch to a plant-based menu because of…

Toyota to Pay a Record Fine for a Decade of Clean Air Act Violations

Toyota Motor is set to pay a $180 million fine for longstanding violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. attorney’s Office in Manhattan announced on Thursday, the largest civil penalty ever levied for a breach of federal emissions-reporting requirements….

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