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Retailers Rethink Pandemic-Battered Manhattan
Starbucks has closed more than 40 stores, while adding mobile-order pickup counters in others. 1
With the pandemic keeping millions of New York City office employees home for the past year, restaurants, coffee shops, apparel retailers and others struggled to stay afloat. 1
Pret a Manger has reopened only half of the 60 locations it had in New York City before the pandemic. 1
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27 years later, R. Kelly's illegal marriage to Aaliyah is at the center of the case against him.
Aaliyah, the R&B star whom R. Kelly married when she was just 15, figured prominently in the government's closing argument against Mr. Kelly on Wednesday, as a federal prosecutor presented the pair's illegal union as a criminal act underlying the racketeering charge.
Even if he is acquitted in New York, R. Kelly will face more charges elsewhere.
No matter the outcome of his federal trial in Brooklyn, R. Kelly still faces state and federal indictments in two other states, all stemming from what prosecutors describe as the R&B star's sexual abuse of women and underage girls.
12th Man Dies in N.Y.C. Custody This Year as Jail Crisis Deepens
A man who was being held at a New York City jail died on Wednesday, becoming the 12th person in the city's custody to die this year.
Review: With Balanchine and Confetti, City Ballet Is Back
New York City Ballet opened its fall season on Tuesday with its first full-scale performance since the pandemic began. It felt like a rainbow.
When will there be a verdict in the R. Kelly trial?
R. Kelly's defense team rested its case Wednesday morning, but it remains unknown when a verdict might be reached in the singer's long-awaited sex-trafficking and racketeering trial.
R. Kelly will not testify in his own defense.
R. Kelly will not testify in his own defense at his trial in Brooklyn, the singer told the judge Wednesday morning.
Vagrant stabs man feeding the homeless at Queens park, cops say
A vagrant stabbed a good Samaritan known to feed the homeless at a Queens park - because he believed the do-gooder dropped off the food too late, authorities said.
Trump Sues His Niece and The New York Times Over Leaked Tax Documents
Former President Donald J. Trump filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Mary Trump and three Times reporters of conspiring to publish information about his tax records.
West Milford, N.J.: 'A Real Country Town' Close to the City
The Passaic County township is within commuting distance of Manhattan, but its lakes and green spaces encourage boating, swimming and hiking.