New York Currently: N.Y. Currently: Year of the Lady, but No longer on the Metropolis Council

New York Currently

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Ladies folk arise entirely 22 p.c of New York’s Metropolis Council.CreditCreditHolly Pickett for The New York Times

Weather: Frigid and sure, high of 39. Likewise tomorrow, then a likelihood of flurries Thursday.

Alternate-aspect parking: in form except Christmas.

In politics, 2018 has been called the Year of the Lady.

Nationwide, extra ladies folk ran for situation of commercial this year than in recent memory, helping Democrats rep adjust of the House of Representatives.

Nonetheless ladies folk on the New York Metropolis Council are a worried minority. Handiest Eleven out of fifty one council participants are ladies folk. That’s down from 18 in 2009.

That methodology some essential Metropolis Council committees don’t maintain any ladies folk on them, including technology, environmental protection, and parks and sport.

“Our thunder is thoroughly missing from the Council’s oversight mission in these key areas,” said Carlina Rivera, a councilwoman from Lengthy island. But every other dozen committees entirely maintain one female member.

What’s unique: The Metropolis Council’s Ladies folk’s Caucus, led by Ms. Rivera and Margaret S. Chin, is working to gorgeous the imbalance.

For the first time, the caucus has employed an executive director paid out of the Council’s total budget reasonably than a person lawmaker’s group budget: Julie Kim, a frail program supervisor on the Mayor’s Tell of job of Immigrant Affairs.

“At a time when reproductive, immigrant and gender rights are being challenged on daily basis, the work of the caucus needs to be felt at some level of this metropolis,” said Ms. Kim, who also founded the Asian American Feminist Collective. “My feature is to be the person that’s fascinated by gender equity on the Metropolis Council.”

Ms. Kim has created a novel Twitter myth for the team: @WomensCaucusNYC.

Nikita Stewart and Ashley Southall of The Times account:

Friday scandal: This weekend, video of security guards and law enforcement officers forcibly prying a 1-year-former from his mother’s hands inner a Brooklyn meals imprint situation of commercial surfaced on social media.

The video displays the mummy, Jazmine Headley, sitting on the ground with her little one because there maintain been no seats. After a verbal dispute, security guards called the police. Officers surrounded Ms. Headley and pulled the little one away. Ms. Headley was once later arrested.

Monday fallout: Two security officers maintain been placed on trek away for calling the police.

Mayor Invoice de Blasio called the incident “stressful.” Borough President Eric Adams of Brooklyn likened it to families being separated on the Mexican border.

Ms. Headley, 23, was once charged with resisting arrest, acting in a manner shocking to a little bit one, obstructing governmental administration and trespassing.

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CreditElizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times

The congresswoman-elect, who describes herself as a Puerto Rican lady from the Bronx, said at a Jackson Heights synagogue this weekend that she has Jewish ancestry, Shane Goldmacher experiences in The Times.

“As is the memoir of Puerto Rico, we’re a americans that are an amalgamation,” she said. “We are no one thing. We are unlit; we’re indigenous; we’re Spanish; we’re European.”

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Mr. Goldmacher reported, “provoked some outrage earlier this year when she referred to Israel’s ‘occupation of Palestine,’ in an interview with PBS, citing Israeli settlements. As she was once asked to spice up on her strategies, she added she was once ‘no longer the professional on geopolitics on this narrate.’”

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten on the previous T.W.A. terminal at Kennedy World Airport.CreditEmon Hassan for The New York Times

Kennedy Airport’s meals will get upgraded: The chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is responsible.

Amazon’s addition to Lengthy Island Metropolis: “25,000 Amazon workers will form 2.5 million gallons of wastewater per day,” which isn’t great by metropolis requirements.

Interior job at Bloomberg L.P.: A frail executive is declared to maintain paid kickbacks to a construction firm.

Every step you take: Deepest situation data — including a time out to Gracie Mansion — was once supplied to companies at some level of New York Metropolis.

Spicy tribute: A brand unique MoMA share honors the dancer and choreographer Steve Paxton.

Atticus Finch, reimagined: What is Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway play doing to the Harper Lee personality? [The New Yorker]

SantaCon, pictured: Images from the annual pub lope. [Gothamist]

Huge tent: A circus performance for kids with visible, listening to and thoroughly different impairments. [WSJ]

Human dreidel: He wants you to dangle happiness is your birthright. [Jewlicious]

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CreditNew York Metropolis Financial Constructing Corporation

The Times’s J. David Goodman experiences:

The image above displays what the Citicorp building in Lengthy Island Metropolis could per chance well scrutinize like with Amazon’s logo on it.

It’s from a assortment of paperwork detailing how New York efficiently lured the firm to Queens, released the day old to this by the metropolis’s Financial Constructing Corporation.

Amongst New York’s arguments for opening an situation of commercial here: Amazon could per chance well additionally enlighten Governors Island as a roughly inner-the-metropolis retreat for workers.

Vogueing pioneers recount how it’s completed at BRIC in Brooklyn. 7 p.m. [Free]

Neatly-liked New Yorkers on the Museum of the Metropolis of New York talk about non-public style. 6:30 p.m. to eight:30 p.m. [$15]

Live ice carving of an animal menagerie on the Grace Constructing in Midtown. Noon to 1:30 p.m. [Free]

Remember Napster? Contemplate on media innovations that failed and succeeded on the Prospect Heights Brainery. 6:30 p.m. [$12]

Tango lessons and a dwell tango quartet on the Django within the Roxy Hotel. 7:30 p.m. [Free with two-drink minimum]

The authors Keith Gessen, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Hannah Lillith Assadi read at LIC Bar in Lengthy Island Metropolis. eight p.m. [Free]

— Elisha Brown

Events are discipline to alternate, so double-take a look at sooner than heading out. For additional events, see the going-out guides from The Times’s culture pages.

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Seek for at me.CreditSeth Wenig/Associated Press

The Mandarin duck is an icon. He’s been drawing crowds to Central Park since his mysterious arrival there correct over a month within the past. Now, his face is on jackets and sweatshirts.

So I wondered: Precise how notorious is he?

I asked a New York Times researcher to depend the assortment of articles that mention the Mandarin duck.

Using search engines like Google, Nexis, Factiva and TV Eyes, we discovered nearly 300 news stories and mentions of the Mandarin duck from Oct. 31 to Dec. 7.

Nonetheless search engines aren’t salubrious, so we could per chance well additionally maintain skipped over a few. (Some broadcast stores had transcripts that referred to the “Mandarin Dock.”)

Quick and entirely no longer-biased results: The New York Times had 12 mentions of the duck (you’re welcome), Gothamist had Eleven (take that!) and The Washington Put up had four (fine try).

F.Y.I., the researcher who compiled this data had one recount to add: “I didn’t encompass Jezebel within the tally, but they’d my favourite headline: ‘We Notion About Ingesting the Hot Duck but It appears to be like He Tastes Corrupt.’”

Fabricate Tuesday your news day.

Expensive Diary:

Jazz Avenue. Rain enjoying streets

like broad pianos. The horns blow

scorching & frigid. The melody a jiggly

fish caught within the Hudson River

My favourite avenue in Lengthy island.

Around Forty zero.33 and Lexington.

The moist shoes train like Billie Vacation.

The beat of the rain a jazz concert

within the avenue. The ears of pigeons

hear to the wind imply shelter.

A building with an arm preserving

up a gargantuan umbrella.

The coos of the pigeon

jazz pianists who catch pleasure from tickling

the ivories. Count Basie,

Duke Ellington jumping

over fireplugs and by no methodology

taking a scrutinize relief. Ornette Coleman

entering correct into a taxi. John Coltrane

challenging a get of chestnuts.

Traffic lights buzzing along.

The sound of the subway

stumbling the steps

to hurl their riffs underneath

the feet of pedestrians’ feet.

Turning a lunch hour

correct into a dessert, jazz

very sweet. The exquisite face of song.

Every rain puddle a blue lake.

The ears of the avenue

bearing the drums, piano and horns.

Every sound a cut of cake.

— Ernest Slyman

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