Tuesday, March 11, 2014


James F. Lyons, right, the Bronx borough president, and an assistant tried to retake Marble Hill from Manhattan on this date in 1939.
The New York Times
James F. Lyons, right, the Bronx borough president, and an assistant tried to retake Marble Hill from Manhattan on this date in 1939.
What you need to know for Tuesday: an intra-borough border war, balmy weather, and a runaway boy returns.

U.S. Sought Port Authority Records Tied to Chairman

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday issued a subpoena for information relating to David Samson, then withdrew it — apparently to clear the way for a federal inquiry in New Jersey.

Even Before Fort Lee Lane Closings, Port Authority Was a Christie Tool

A review of the Port Authority’s operations suggests that it had been turned into a de facto political operation for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey long before the bridge scandal.

Methodist Bishop to End Trials for Ministers Who Perform Gay Weddings

The leader of the United Methodist Church in New York essentially freed ministers to conduct the still-prohibited ceremony and dropped charges in one case.

Sandy Hook Gunman’s Father Says He Wishes His Son Had Never Been Born

Peter Lanza, whose son Adam committed the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., spoke about his son’s mental health in an article in The New Yorker.

Tense Moments in de Blasio’s TV Interview

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mayor Bill de Blasio faced pointed questions about his stance on New York charter schools and conceded that his public-relations efforts had to improve.

In Latest Metro-North Accident, Worker Is Fatally Struck by Train in East Harlem

The man was working on the tracks at 106th Street and Park Avenue early Monday morning, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Missing Brooklyn Boy Rode Subway for Five Days

Kareem Granton, 11, who left his home on Wednesday after a spat over chores, was reunited with his mother Monday after a subway rider flagged down a police officer.

New York State Reports Steep Rise in Housing Costs

More than three million New York households — over half the state’s renters and one-third of homeowners — cannot afford their homes, the state comptroller’s office disclosed.
A rendering of the roller coaster, which will be made of steel, not wood, and will reach speeds of 55 miles per hour.
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A rendering of the roller coaster, which will be made of steel, not wood, and will reach speeds of 55 miles per hour.
The Thunderbolt roller coaster, which city officials said should be ready by Memorial Day, will be the first coaster in the area since 1910 to hurtle riders upside-down.

Despite Fears, Traffic Flows On After Tappan Zee Ramp Is Closed

During the evening rush hour on Monday, traffic was flowing smoothly on Route 9, where the ramp is set, and on the bridge itself.

Shoe-Bomb Plot Revisited at Trial of Bin Laden Relative

A man who said he had backed out of a plan to blow up airplanes testified by video from Britain about Al Qaeda during the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in Manhattan.

Long Island Developer’s Statement on Shooting Is Short on Detail

Gary Melius, a real estate developer who was ambushed outside his estate last month, thanked his supporters in a video, but did not describe the attack.
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