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News & Politics

A Settlement to Defend the Poor

by Associated Press, Michael Virtanen
Westchester County Courthouse

Westchester County Courthouse, Library of Congress/wikimedia

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Cuomo administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the state's poor and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago.

Morning Brief: October 21

by Jeff Coltin
Katrina Bowden in Oscar de la Renta

Katrina Bowden in Oscar de la Renta, The Heart Truth/flickr

Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at 82 after a long battle with cancer. Much can and would be said about where he went with fashion, but it should also be noted where he came from. De la Renta was from the Dominican Republic, and was probably the most prominent Dominican-American in this country for years—foreshadowing the growing influence of the islanders in NYC.

Morning Brief: October 21

by Jeff Coltin
Katrina Bowden in Oscar de la Renta

Katrina Bowden in Oscar de la Renta, The Heart Truth/flickr

Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at 82 after a long battle with cancer. Much can and would be said about where he went with fashion, but it should also be noted where he came from. De la Renta was from the Dominican Republic, and was probably the most prominent Dominican-American in this country for years—foreshadowing the growing influence of the islanders in NYC.

Morning Brief: October 20

by Jeff Coltin
Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center, Fabio Sola Penna/flickr

The controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” will open tonight at the Metropolitan Opera after months of protests and threats. The opera is about the 1985 hijacking of a passenger liner and some, including the daughters of deceased real-life subject Leon Klinghoffer—claim it’s anti-semitic. The Post reports that the NYPD—both in uniform and plainclothes—will have a heavy presence at Lincoln Center to keep things running smoothly.

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