Jul 16, 2011

N.Y. Today: Ritual Mourning for Slain Brooklyn 8-Year-Old; For a Bereft Street Corner in Queens, a Red-Letter Day


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People congregated after visiting the family of Leiby Kletzky in Borough Park, Brooklyn. 

Ritual Mourning for Slain Brooklyn 8-Year-Old

As the family of Leiby Kletzky sat shiva, as is the Jewish custom, Levi Aron, who is accused of murdering him, underwent a psychiatric assessment.

The Scrabble street sign in Jackson Heights in 2007.

For a Bereft Street Corner in Queens, a Red-Letter Day

A Jackson Heights, Queens, street sign commemorating the development of the board game Scrabble vanished in 2008 but is being reinstalled, under new legislation.

Crime Scene

Catching Counterfeiters, a Real Cat-and-Mouse Game

The police are continuing their efforts to stop the sellers of imitation handbags in Chinatown.

School Officials and Union Agree on Pilot Program for Teacher Evaluations

Teachers in 33 schools will be rated as either ineffective, developing, effective or highly effective, rather than simply satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

On Religion

How Clergy Helped a Same-Sex Marriage Law Pass

The passage of same-sex marriage in New York attests to the efforts of liberal Christian and Jewish clergy members who provided political and theological cover for swing votes.




A Book Party for the Dead

After watching a Dalí lookalike paint poetry on models' backs, Nocturnalist talked to Yoko Ono and had to feign high-brow knowledge.


Edwin Encarnacion scored easily in the Blue Jays' two-run fourth inning as Russell Martin fielded an off-target throw.
Blue Jays 7, Yankees 1

Yanks' Rotation Begins to Show Wear and Tear

Freddy Garcia allowed six runs in five innings, and the Yankees were routed for the second straight day.

Angel Pagan struck out in the third. The Mets had only five hits and scored a run on a wild pitch.
Phillies 7, Mets 2

End Gets a Bit Nearer for the Mets

The Mets fell 12 games behind Philadelphia in the division and 8 ½ games back in the wild-card race.


James B. Stewart
Common Sense

As a Watchdog Starves, Wall Street Is Tossed a Bone

The House Appropriations Committee is starving the S.E.C. while putting over $200 million back into the pockets of Wall Street.


Dining & Wine

Hey, Mr. Critic

Romance With No Recipe

Where to have a romantic dinner; eat in Chinatown; and hold an affordable wedding brunch.


Op-Ed Contributor

Outlaws Make Better Lunches

The catalyst for a crackdown on food trucks in Manhattan was the recent explosion of high-end vendors in Midtown.


Video: In the Barber's Chair

The N.F.L. Hall of Famer Jim Brown joins William C. Rhoden of The New York Times in a barbershop in Harlem.


River to River Festival Members of the Streb Extreme Action Company performing
Dance Review

Airborne Bodies and Balls

Three acts at the "Extraordinary Moves" series at the River to River Festival make viewers look up.

Exhibition Review

A View Inside King Kong's Perch

Visitors to the Empire State Building don't really come to see the building. They come to see the city around it. A show redirects attention to what we see in the building.

Franz Welser-Möst at Avery Fisher Hall on Thursday.
Music Review

A Concept Is Minimal. The Works Sure Aren't.

Franz Welser-Möst led the Cleveland Orchestra in an odd coupling of Bruckner and Adams works at Avery Fisher Hall on Thursday.

Andrea Maulella and Mark Shanahan in Karoline Leach's
Theater Review

He's a Con Man With a Heart of Gold

In Karoline Leach's "Tryst," at the Irish Repertory Theater, a scam artist finds a mark, then a conscience. Is it love?


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