Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Long Island College Hospital, here in 2008, has been on the verge of closing for almost a year.
Ruby Washington/The New York Times
Long Island College Hospital, here in 2008, has been on the verge of closing for almost a year.
The development group that offered to buy the financially struggling hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, played a similar, if truncated, role for a hospital in New Jersey.

New York Today: Play (Brrr!) Ball

What you need to know for Tuesday: a sporting sign of spring, plenty of sunshine, and allergy season jumps the gun.
Richard Perry/The New York Times
After years of collecting items, Kevin McCrary had until Monday to finish clearing out his Upper East Side apartment and collect a $12,000 buyout.

State Senate Rejects Bill Granting Tuition Aid to Illegal Immigrants

The legislation would have allowed students without proper immigration status to receive financial aid through state programs, if they met certain conditions.
The scene in the Bronx on April 8, 1987, where a building exploded and collapsed at Third Avenue and East 141st Street.
Ruby Washington/The New York Times
The scene in the Bronx on April 8, 1987, where a building exploded and collapsed at Third Avenue and East 141st Street.

Memories of ’87 Blast Jarred Loose by Explosion

The building collapse that killed at least eight people last week has reverberated through a South Bronx neighborhood where an eerily similar accident occurred nearly 27 years ago.

Final Victim of Blast Is Identified

Mayumi Nakamura, 34, was among the eight people who were killed in a gas explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem last week.

Death of Brooklyn Boy Latest in Spate as City Turns to Traffic Safety

Roshard Charles’s death in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, is a painful emblem of the stakes inherent in the mayor’s street safety campaign, advocates say.

Cardinal Dolan to Lobby for Tax Credit That Rewards Donations to Education

A proposal to create a state tax credit for donations to public schools and nonprofit scholarship funds is gathering steam and turning the archbishop of New York into something of a lobbyist.

Prosecutors Argue Against Allowing 9/11 Mastermind’s Testimony

Defense lawyers for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith say a statement from Khalid Shaikh Mohammed could exculpate the terrorism suspect.

Ex-Official Tells of Cash and Refrigerators as Bribes

At the trial of three men, a former New York City housing official described accepting bribes for approving developers who wanted to build affordable homes with the city.

Suit Alleges Developer Violated Civil Rights

Related Companies, a prolific New York City builder, has been charged with discriminating against disabled tenants in the design of two Manhattan apartment buildings.
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