The Met Reinvents Itself, Yet the Ushers Remain the Same

Ricardo Taveras, an usher at the Met, before opening night of “La Fanciulla del West.”CreditCreditTed Alcorn Change has come to the Metropolitan Opera House. The largest repertory opera in the world is in the throes of innovation, simulcasting performances in HD theaters, introducing Sunday matinees, premiering modern operas and updating the classics — all attempts […]

Nycha Has a New Plan to Clean Up Rats, Mold and Lead Paint: Bring in Private Landlords

The New York City Housing Authority’s Ocean Bay Apartments.CreditCreditGabriella Angotti-Jones/The New York Times The New York City Housing Authority is considering a plan to hand over the day-to-day management of 62,000 apartments to developers who would renovate and make repairs to the units, effectively privatizing the operation of more than a third of the stock […]