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Bronx Councilman Blames City’s ‘Irresponsibility’ for Toddler Deaths in Radiator Blast

Rafael Salamanca blasted the city for not checking radiators that claimed the lives of two baby girls in the Bronx after exploding.

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The 10 Best Live Albums of 2016

Live recordings of concert performances, be it archival or recently sourced, rank among some of the best ways to experience music in 2016.

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Heritage Auctions Says Christie’s-Owned Collectrium Stole Millions of Their Listings

A lawsuit potentially seeking millions was filed against auction house Christie’s by a competitor.

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Get This Digital Detox Device Before Its Price Jumps 50 Percent

Imagine, a mobile device that only does voice.

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The 20 Best Jazz Albums of 2016

If there’s been any positive outcome to David Bowie’s death, we can take comfort in the fresh light he shined on jazz music in 2016.

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Doctor’s Orders: You Should be Nuts About Nuts

A recent study found that eating at least 20 grams or approximately just a fourth of a cup each day is associated with a reduced risk of many disease conditions.

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The Trump Honeymoon Is Over

Make no mistake, Trump’s cabinet appointees embody the most rabid possible opposition to policies and positions of President Obama. A unifier Mr. Trump is not.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year is Green—a Vastly Underappreciated Color

A strong case for loving green.

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Trump’s Congressional Liaison Joins Dem Effort to Get Fed Repayment for NYPD Security

Carolyn Maloney said Chris Collins, Donald Trump’s congressional liaison, agreed to sign her letter asking for full reimbursement of the cost of protecting the president-elect and his properties.

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In ‘Jackie,’ Natalie Portman Captures an Ordinary Woman in Extraordinary Times

An intelligent, meticulously researched, genuinely touching star performance by Natalie Portman informs and enlivens every scene in ‘Jackie.’

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Indefensible: The Plan for a Pan-European Military Force is a Mistake

Should the EU force be adopted, there isn’t enough European capital to sustain billions for a new entity and the billions Trump will request for NATO. Something has got to give.

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Council Votes to Keep NYC a Sanctuary City

Democrats in the City Council voted to reaffirm the city’s undocumented-friendly status, then rallied outside Trump Tower.

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Martin Creed Wrote You a Very Merry UnChristmas Carol

Martin Creed will free you from the shackles of merriment with a less than cheery holiday song.

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De Blasio Says ‘Going Forward’ He Won’t Hide Conversations With Private Consultants

Bill de Blasio said from now on he’ll disclose any advice he receives from outside advisers on government-related matters.

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NYC Mayor Extends ‘Open Hand’ to Incoming HUD Secretary Ben Carson

“Dr. Carson is a very accomplished individual. He clearly understands a lot about life in an urban environment,” said Bill de Blasio.

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Kirsten Gillibrand Wants More Federal Funds to Protect Mosques and Synagogues

Kirsten Gillibrand called on Washington to boost outlays to protect religious minorities from the spike in hate crimes that has followed Donald Trump’s election.

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Bill de Blasio Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Talking About Donald Trump

Bill de Blasio most of his speech accepting an endorsement from Luis Sepulveda railing against Donald Trump.

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You Missed Charliewood, A Dollywood-Inspired Performance Piece, With Butt Plugs

Charliewood, the reprise of a Palais de Tokyo performance, was provocative yet beautiful.

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Sharpton Aide Accuses de Blasio and Mark-Viverito of ‘Backdoor Dealmaking’ on NYPD Reform

Almost two years after Eric Garner’s death, Kirsten John Foy accused Bill de Blasio and Melissa Mark-Viverito of betraying their “mandate” by blocking a chokehold ban and other liberal legislation.

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Sex Pistols Archivist Johan Kugelberg on ‘Punk Rock Jabroni’ Joe Corré

“Joe decided to burn his stuff, so he decided to diminish the knowledge of the narrative that he’s a part of.”

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