By ANNIE CORREAL and ANDY NEWMAN
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: the Five Boro Bike Tour’s long ride, mostly nice weather, and a very expensive postage stamp.
By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and NIKITA STEWART
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a labor deal with New York City’s largest teachers’ union that will grant $3.4 billion in back pay to the union in exchange for a reduction in health care costs and an easing of classroom work rules.
By JOSEPH BERGER
The state passed a law approving the sale of marijuana for medical purposes in 2012, but applicants for dispensaries are having a hard time persuading localities to let them set up shop.
By JAMES BARRON
The authenticity of the One-Cent Magenta, which the auction house expects to sell for $10 million to $20 million, was painstakingly verified ahead of its trip to New York.
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
Some doctors at New York City’s biggest private hospital system appear to no longer accept certain plans, forcing some patients to change doctors.
By WINNIE HU and J. DAVID GOODMAN
The death of a Bronx boy, Juan Sanchez, has raised questions about whether the Administration for Children’s Services and the Department of Homeless Services did enough to help his family.
By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
After Marcell Dockery, 16, was arrested last month, he told police that he was bored when he started a fire in a Brooklyn high-rise that led to Officer Dennis Guerra’s death.
By JOSEPH BERGER
Several hundred Sherpas attended a candle-lighting ceremony for the avalanche victims at the United Sherpa Association in Elmhurst, Queens.
By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
Menachem Stark, who was known to carry large amounts of cash, was probably killed during a botched robbery attempt.
By VIVIAN YEE
What began as a humble brick bungalow in Homecrest, Brooklyn, has swollen into a five-story skeletal tower that looms over the street.
By ASHLEY SOUTHALL
According to police, the victim had been stabbed in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene in Greenwich Village.
By BENJAMIN WEISER
Stanley L. Cohen first entered a contingent guilty plea to two counts of failing to file tax returns; then he attended a hearing to see if Sulaiman Abu Ghaith still wanted him as a lawyer.
By CORAL DAVENPORT
Reserves are to be built in the area of New York Harbor and in New England, in response to the oil shortages after Hurricane Sandy.
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
More than 31,000 retired police officers and firefighters received a $12,000 pension payment on Thursday and were later told: “Do not spend this money.”
A university statement said that Daniel E. Straus, who owns two nursing home companies embroiled in a labor battle, was leaving “by mutual agreement.”
By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
A judge said it was “an easy call” to give Ralph and Keith Stokes 25 years to life for pummeling a man in the head more than 32 times and stabbing him repeatedly with a fork.
By PAUL VITELLO
Mr. Smith’s Scenes column in The Village Voice was the message board of the hippie counterculture in the 1960s.