Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New York Today: A Winter to Remember

What you need to know for Wednesday: A hard winter in review, seeing old snow with new eyes, and ashes — to go.
Eva S. Moskowitz, left, founder of Success Academy Charter Schools, led a rally Tuesday in Albany, while Mayor Bill de Blasio, who differs with her, led a separate demonstration.
Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times
Eva S. Moskowitz, left, founder of Success Academy Charter Schools, led a rally Tuesday in Albany, while Mayor Bill de Blasio, who differs with her, led a separate demonstration.
Eva S. Moskowitz, who built a chain of charter schools during the Bloomberg administration, saw plans for three more canceled by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Finding New Worlds in City’s Old Snow Piles

A polar geophysicist digs into New York City’s depressingly familiar snowpack to reveal a crystalline realm.

Interactive Graphic: Stubborn Blanket of Snow in New York Region

Repeated storms followed by freezing temperatures have kept snow on the ground in much of the region.

Impaired-Driving Case Took Toll, Kennedy Says

Although Kerry Kennedy was found not guilty of driving while drugged on Friday, the 20-month-long prosecution distracted her from her human rights work and her family, she said in an interview.

Viral Post Draws Attention to Plight at a Brooklyn School

A parent’s protest on the website Humans of New York was widely shared, drawing attention to students without a much-needed foreign language teacher.

Head of Port Authority Police Union Questioned in Bridge Inquiry

The relationship between Paul Nunziato and David Wildstein is under scrutiny as investigators piece together events that led to the lane closings near the George Washington Bridge.

U.S. Seeking to Keep ‘Potentially Inflammatory Topics’ Out of Terrorism Trial

As jury selection continues in the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, the government asked the judge to bar the defense from referring to topics such as national security.

At Retrial, Therapist Retraces Grisly Scene

For the second time in a year, Dr. Kent D. Shinbach took the witness stand to describe his nightmarish attack at the retrial of David Tarloff.

Street Stops Still a ‘Basic Tool,’ Bratton Says

The New York police commissioner, William J. Bratton, told a business group that the department would focus on fighting low-level crime, citing the “broken windows” theory of policing.

In A.T.V. Case, a Police Sketch but No Suspect

The police, after a mistaken arrest, are still looking for the driver of an A.T.V. who sped away on Sunday while dragging an officer 200 feet down a busy Brooklyn street.

One Killed in Gas Explosion at Condo Complex

An explosion at a condo complex in central New Jersey killed a woman and damaged dozens of homes, officials said.

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