Henry Goldman, Bloomberg Published 8:22 am PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, on June 21, 2018. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, on June 21, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jonathan Levinson. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jonathan Levinson. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, on June 21, 2018. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, on June 21, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jonathan … [Read more...] about New York City’s healthcare-for-all collides with hospital woes
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PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 January 2019 Sabrina Johnson Forgotten by local artist Siris Hill. Photo: Siris Hill Siris Hill Siris Hill’s paintings are starting conversations about mental health around the world. Local artist Siris Hill. Photo: Siris HillThe 29-year-old artist from Norwich regularly receives messages on Instagram from people telling him his ethereal paintings have articulated feelings they didn’t have the words to describe and that they have allowed them to open up to loved ones and start conversations. Look through Mr Hill’s Instagram feed and you will see dozens of comments praising the figurative images which contain as many nods to the Dutch masters as they do Francis Bacon. But with each post there is also a comment from Mr Hill explaining how his practice reflects his own struggle with mental health.Now, after being selected for the Moniker Arts Fair Mr Hill is hoping to broaden his platform further by exhibiting in New … [Read more...] about From sleeping rough in Norwich to exhibiting in New York
This fall marks the 177th season of a renowned American institution: the New York Philharmonic. It was the first symphony orchestra in North America, and is considered one of the finest in the world. Its conductors have included legends, Arturo Toscanini, Gustav Mahler and the most famous ever American maestro, Leonard Bernstein. So when its most recent conductor Alan Gilbert announced he would be departing, the world of classical music was abuzz. Who would be chosen to fill the most coveted orchestra post in the country? The answer, a surprise pick, a Dutchman with a hard-to-pronounce name: Jaap van Zweden. Last month, New York audiences got a chance to meet the new maestro. Opening night at the New York Phil. Jaap van Zweden's official debut. Lesley Stahl: In the beginning of this search for a new conductor, you weren't even on the list. Jaap van Zweden: No. Lesley Stahl: Did you wanna be on the list? Jaap van Zweden: Of course. Lesley Stahl: So what happened? Jaap van Zweden: Well, … [Read more...] about Meet Jaap van Zweden, the new maestro of the New York Philharmonic
In this Feb. 24, 2009, file photo, Air Traffic Control Specialist Patrick Harten, right, smiles as US Airways flight 1549 Capt. Chesley B Sullenberger III, right, and First Officer Jeffrey B. Skiles, center, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington to testify before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - In this April 5, 2009, file photo, Patrick Harten, a New York air traffic controller, poses for a portrait while working out in preparation for running the Boston Marathon, in Long Beach, N.Y. Pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and Harten are forever linked because of the amazing outcome for all 155 passengers on a US Airways aircraft that went down in the Hudson River in New York. Approaching the 10th anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson," they will meet at the finish line of the New York City Marathon. Sullenberger plans to put the finisher's medal around Harten's neck in Central Park on Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/John Dunn, File)FILE - In … [Read more...] about Pilot ‘Sully,’ air traffic controller to reunite at New York marathon
New York City is a place where attitude and strong opinions are in the DNA. New Yorkers might not agree on much, but there is one thing on which millions of them do agree: the subway is a mess. Trains are packed, breakdowns and delays are routine, some say it's gone off the rails. After an actual derailment last year injured more than 40 people, the governor declared a state of emergency. When it first opened more than a century ago, the New York City subway was considered a feat of American engineering, now it's another example of the country's ailing infrastructure. Luckily, there's a man with a plan, an Englishman in New York who proposes the city's largest infrastructure expenditure since the 1950s. More on that in a moment. First, if you have never ridden the sprawling New York City subway, welcome aboard. When the trains are moving, there's no better way to get around New York City, than on the subway. These 400-ton behemoths crisscross the underbelly of the city, zipping … [Read more...] about Why has the New York City subway gone off the rails?