N.Y. Today: Has the Mayor Lost His Focus?

This year through September, Mayor de Blasio averaged 10 days a month at City Hall.CreditCreditBenjamin Norman for The New York Times It’s Thursday. 🎅🍺Here are bars to avoid this weekend, also known as the official events listing for SantaCon 2018. Weather: More clouds, more cold, a high of 39, plus a chance of snow showers […]

Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ From 1954 Sells for $2.9 Million

Peter Klarnes, a vice president at Christie’s, inspects the “God letter,” which sold for $2,892,500 after a four-minute bidding battle between two clients on the telephone.CreditCreditHiroko Masuike/The New York Times Get New York Today in your inbox. A 64-year-old letter by Albert Einstein, known as the “God letter” because of its ruminations on formal religion, […]

N.Y. Today: Why Police Drones Are Coming

Drones will be used to help, not to spy, the police say.CreditCreditUli Seit for The New York Times It’s Wednesday. 🤳Kanye West apologized for being that guy on his phone during opening night of “The Cher Show” on Broadway. Weather: Cold again, and clouding up, with a high of 38. Cold settling in: We may […]

Smoke a Joint, Save the Subway?

Subway officials say they need more than $40 billion to modernize the system.CreditCreditJulia Gillard for The New York Times As the list of states that have legalized marijuana continues to grow, New York could have a new reason to embrace cannabis: It could help save the subway. Some state and city leaders have started to […]

New York Police Say They Will Deploy 14 Drones

The New York Police Department said it stopped using drones after a pilot program in 2011, but it has continued to purchase them as recently as last year, documents show.CreditCreditUli Seit for The New York Times The police say they could be used for reconstructing traffic crashes, mapping crime scenes, securing large events, and conducting […]