New York Today: A Tip of the Hat for Easter

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Inside Harlem's Heaven Hats.

Good morning on this Good Friday. Many New Yorkers will don their Sunday best this weekend for Easter. That means bonnets. Not so much those traditional ones with a strap pulled under one’s chin, but creative, fashion-forward Easter hats, which we found at Harlem’s Heaven Hats this week. The shop, which has been in the neighborhood for 26 years, specializes in so-called church hats: from small and simple pieces to hats with brims so wide “you can barely get through the doorway,” said Evetta Petty, the owner and milliner. “Here in New York, people are wearing whatever is high-fashion to church now,” she told us. “It’s not really just what would traditionally be a church hat. It has definitely evolved.” Hundreds of hats covered the walls, like colorful pieces of candy. One hat resembled a multilayered cake. Another, a floppy gramophone or oversize seashell. Some were decked with Swarovski crystals or a mohawk of peacock feathers. Others were more elegant and subtle, draped with silky pink roses or veils of ethereal chiffon. Read More, and See Today’s Weather and Commute »

Choate Rosemary Hall, in Wallingford, Conn., has acknowledged decades of abuse by at least 12 former faculty members.

Jessica Hill for The New York Times
Sexual Abuse at Choate Went On for Decades, School Acknowledges
At least 12 teachers at the elite Connecticut boarding school abused students, beginning in the 1960s and into the 2010s, an investigation by a law firm found.
Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam of New York State's Court of Appeals in 2013.

Mystery and Melancholy Surround Death of Judge Found in the Hudson

An investigation was continuing in the case of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first black woman on New York’s highest court.

Workers and their supporters rallied on April 5 in Manhattan to urge state legislators to pass a measure that would make it more difficult for business owners to skirt wage settlements.

Workers Find Winning a Wage Judgment Can Be an Empty Victory

Some New York State lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would make it more difficult for business owners to skirt paying back wages.

Emergency personnel worked on Thursday near the site where four bodies were found in Central Islip, N.Y., on Long Island.

Four Bodies Found on Long Island Appear Linked to Gang Violence

Several recent homicides in Suffolk County have been blamed on a transnational gang known as MS-13.

About New York
Rory Staunton's death at NYU Langone Medical Center spurred changes in the detection of sepsis.

A Boy’s Life Is Lost to Sepsis. Thousands Are Saved in His Wake.

In 2012, Rory Staunton, 12, died from septic shock. Five years later, a study shows that fewer people are dying from the condition.

New York Living
Chéri is on a handsome stretch of Malcolm X Boulevard, between West 121st and West 122nd Street. The owner operated a restaurant in Paris for 20 years before moving to New York.

Harlem’s French Renaissance

A Virtual Tour of a Larger-Than-Life Art Installation

Charles S. Cohen, the film distributor and real estate developer who has bought and remodeled the Quad Cinema in Greenwich Village.

Hey, New York Film Lovers, Another Art House Is (Back) on the Scene


Trinity Church Is Sued for Moving a Sculpture That Marked the 9/11 Loss of a Tree

Metropolitan Diary

Dear Diary: A woman entered the elevator in my apartment building, and my friend Frank and I greeted her with a smile. She smiled back. She was carrying an official-looking clipboard and wearing a navy jacket in a heavy utilitarian material and appeared as though she were definitely there as part of her job. I don’t know why — perhaps it was the lateness of the hour — but I was curious what she was doing there. “Are you with a utility company?” I asked politely. “No,” she said with a broad smile, and without another word she showed us an ornate gold-and-blue badge hanging around her neck that she pulled out from under her jacket. Well, that certainly got our attention. Read More, and See Today’s Weather and Commute »

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