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Leaving Africa, and Living in Limbo

Leaving Africa, and Living in Limbo

Andre Twendele, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who now lives in Elizabeth, N.J., spent 11 years in Dzaleka Refugee Camp before obtaining a visa to come to the United States.

She Pulled the Plug From Fiancé’s Kayak. Now She’ll Get Some of His Life Insurance.

She Pulled the Plug From Fiancé’s Kayak. Now She’ll Get Some of His Life Insurance.

Angelika Graswald, who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the drowning death of her fiancé, will receive a portion of his life insurance payout, in a settlement reached with his family.

Key Prosecution Witness Describes Bribes to Top Cuomo Aide

Key Prosecution Witness Describes Bribes to Top Cuomo Aide

Todd Howe, left, described Joseph Percoco, holding his catch after a 2010 fishing trip, as “the closest thing to a brother I ever had.”

Playrooms That Are More Frank Gehry Than Fisher-Price

Playrooms That Are More Frank Gehry Than Fisher-Price

Talli Levine, 30, with her daughter Olivia, 1, and son, Harrison, in the playroom at the Brompton on the Upper East Side.

National Democrats Wade, Uninvited, Into New York House Race

National Democrats Wade, Uninvited, Into New York House Race

Juanita Perez Williams, second from right, entered the race for the 24th Congressional District in Central New York, with the urging and backing of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Hearing the Cohen Case: A Soft-Spoken Judge Who ‘Carries a Big Stick’

Hearing the Cohen Case: A Soft-Spoken Judge Who ‘Carries a Big Stick’

Michael D. Cohen, a longtime lawyer for President Trump, appeared in Federal District Court on Monday. The judge hearing his case, Kimba M. Wood, has been on the bench for 30 years.

How Cuts in Basic Subway Upkeep Can Make Your Commute Miserable

How Cuts in Basic Subway Upkeep Can Make Your Commute Miserable

Passengers evacuating through a tunnel in Upper Manhattan in June after an A train hit a loose rail on the tracks.

Piccolo Italian Gourmet in Port Chester Has Plenty of Promise

Piccolo Italian Gourmet in Port Chester Has Plenty of Promise

Stefano Gentili, a native of Rome, is the executive chef of Piccolo Italian Gourmet.

The Hasidic School District That Was Created in Secret

The Hasidic School District That Was Created in Secret

The Satmar Hasidic enclave in the village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County sought to establish its own public school system to serve children with special needs.

Sean Patrick Maloney Jumps Into New York Attorney General’s Race

Sean Patrick Maloney Jumps Into New York Attorney General’s Race

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney believes he can run for New York attorney general while maintaining his congressional re-election efforts. If he wins the attorney general primary, he said he would step aside from his effort to be re-elected to the House of Representatives.

Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy

Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy

While Uber promotes itself as a way for drivers to earn extra money to fund their dreams, in truth, most drivers in New York City work full time.

In a Changing South Bronx, Residents See New Jail as Step Backward

In a Changing South Bronx, Residents See New Jail as Step Backward

A man walks across East 141st Street in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx, N.Y. on Monday, a block away from where the city plans to build a jail.

Middle Schools Face Concentrated Poverty and Gaps in Opportunity, Report Finds

Middle Schools Face Concentrated Poverty and Gaps in Opportunity, Report Finds

Students at the Christa McAuliffe Intermediate School 187 in June. A report released on Wednesday shows just how challenging it will be for New York City to address middle school segregation.

A New Job Description for M.T.A. Workers: Professionally Nice

A New Job Description for M.T.A. Workers: Professionally Nice

Tonya Cooper, left, and Jamila Rose, two customer service ambassadors, helping New York City subway riders inside the Times Square station.

Sign Washed Away in Hurricane Sandy Lands on Beach in France

Sign Washed Away in Hurricane Sandy Lands on Beach in France

A beach in France. A sign for a New Jersey real-estate broker. A mystery. An answer.

Columbia Student Who Fought Sexual Violence Faces Child Sex Crime Charges

Columbia Student Who Fought Sexual Violence Faces Child Sex Crime Charges

“The conduct alleged against Joel Davis is as unfathomable as it is sickening,” Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement.


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