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Friday, April 15, 2011
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A Boon for Nannies, if Only They Knew
By KIRK SEMPLE
Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
In Central Park, members of Domestic Workers United, from left, Patricia Francois, Debra Cole and Laura Alvarado, talked with a nanny about the new law.
Months after a state law was passed with wage and workplace rules for caregivers and housekeepers, those who would benefit are still learning they have rights.
Mayor Shows His Testy Side in Deposition for a Lawsuit
By DAVID W. CHEN
In 2009, when questioned in a class-action lawsuit over maternity leave, the mayor was at times sarcastic.
At Trial, Accuser Recalls, in Pieces, Night of Rape
By JOHN ELIGON
The woman in a trial against two police officers charged with rape took the stand to recount what she could.
New York School Districts Challenge State Mandates
By WINNIE HU
Financially ailing districts across the state are re-examining laws and regulations they find costly or burdensome, including busing requirements.
Graphic: Unfunded Requirements
Ex-Mob Boss Tells Jury, Calmly, About Murders
By LIZ ROBBINS
“As much as I didn’t want to kill him, I had to kill him,” Joseph C. Massino said of the 1999 death of Gerlando Sciascia.
Cellphone Calls May Offer Insight Into Serial Killer
By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
The mother of a woman who had been missing said the caller offered repeated taunts, and, in a final exchange, a confession.
Admitting Clients Are Drug Traffickers, but Denying Guilt
By BENJAMIN WEISER
In federal court in Manhattan, the lawyers for three West African defendants have denied that their clients agreed to send drugs into the United States, the central accusation of a sting operation.
Ex-Chairman of New York Stock Exchange May Run for Mayor
By MICHAEL BARBARO
Richard A. Grasso said he would run for mayor of New York City if Eliot Spitzer entered the race but the city’s police commissioner did not.
City Room
Principal Cleared of Charges in Confrontation With Teacher
By ANDY NEWMAN
Sean Keaton, the leader of Public School 20 in Fort Greene, had been accused of kicking and punching a kindergarten teacher who served as a teachers' union representative.
In Her Childhood Dream, a Funeral Home Was the Destination
By TIM STELLOH
Lisa Dozier, who knew even as a girl that she wanted “to fix dead people,” illustrates a trend in which more women than men are becoming morticians.
City Room
High-Rise Hawk in a Tangle
By ANDY NEWMAN
In a nest on a 12th-floor ledge, a piece of plastic bag causes concern.
April 15, 2011 44 minutes ago
The Key to Marital Harmony: One Vote Per Couple?
By ELISSA GOOTMAN
In Crown Heights, a debate over whether women should be allowed to vote for the leadership of a government-financed social service agency, and what number of votes would yield household peace.
April 15, 2011 7:39 AM ET
Complaint Box | Dog Urine
By REBECCA MCMACKIN
Trees and other plants are harmed when dogs relieve themselves on them.
April 14, 2011 8:00 PM ET
Auto Repair, as an Art and a Science
By MELANIE LEFKOWITZ
Mitchell's Auto Repair is the sort of place where a small repair might be performed free, and where more complex issues will be patiently, even exhaustively, described and demonstrated.
April 14, 2011 7:22 PM ET
Principal Cleared of Charges in Confrontation With Teacher
By ANDY NEWMAN
Sean Keaton, the leader of Public School 20 in Fort Greene, had been accused of kicking and punching a kindergarten teacher who served as a teachers' union representative.
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Document: New York Terrorism Indictments
Five of 14 indictments that chart a history of terrorism conspiracies in New York City and elsewhere.
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Haitian-Americans are embracing the centuries-old traditions of voodoo, an often stigmatized religion that is undergoing a renaissance in New York City.
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Slide Show: Opera’s New Physique: Lean and Agile
By SHIVANI VORA
Today’s opera stars are under physical and aesthetic demands that have them clocking more time at the gym — or in a yoga studio, or on a staircase.
Slide Show: The Week in Pictures for April 8
A look back at the week’s events in New York City and the region.
Interactive Feature: A Frontier in Photojournalism
The media’s coverage of the Triangle Waist Factory fire helped to embed the blaze, and its aftermath, in the public’s conscience.
Video: An Everyman's Golf Pro, at Bronx Course
Yes, you can teach a New Yorker something. Paul Sliva, the longtime golf pro at Van Cortlandt Golf Course in the Bronx, has a way of making a complicated game seem simple.
This Lady Liberty Is a Las Vegas Teenager
By KIM SEVERSON and MATTHEW HEALEY
The Postal Service’s new Statue of Liberty stamp is accidentally based on the replica at the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas.
From Weekend Arts
Science and Secrets in New York City Playgrounds
By LAUREL GRAEBER
Exploring five of the most unusual playgrounds among the nearly 1,000 in New York City, where every borough has more than one extraordinary play space.
Interactive Feature​: Extraordinary Play
Critic’s Notebook
As Tribeca Festival Turns 10, Grumbling Subsides
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
The festival’s selections, however quirky, offer crucial exposure for serious independent filmmakers.
Weekend Miser
By RACHEL LEE HARRIS
Coney Island Museum’s Congress of Curious Peoples wraps up on Saturday and Sunday with a symposium featuring experts on the art of curiosities.
House Tour: Mahopac, N.Y.
By BETHANY LYTTLE
An 11-acre property in Mahopac, N.Y., includes an 1865 farmhouse, a more modern guesthouse, a barn and a pond.
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Neighborhood Joint | Mitchell’s Auto Repair
A shop where a small repair might be done for free, and talk therapy is used to explain the rest.
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A Distinctive American Voice, Ever Yearning for Home Sweet Home
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
James Taylor, the foremost contemporary composer of what can be called American lullabies, performed the first of four shows planned to celebrate 120 years of music at Carnegie Hall.
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City Room
Hawk Cam | Live From the Nest
By EMILY S. RUEB
Live video streams from the 12th floor of a library at New York University where a pair of red-tailed hawks has a nest.
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Theater Talkback: Are Musicals Losing Their Voices?
April 14, 2011 1:20 PM ET
New York Landmarks Panel Wants Changes in Plan for Former Bank
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Can't Keep a Good Hippie Down: 'Hair' Returning to Broadway
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