BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY
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NEW YORK — The first snowstorm of the season has given way to rain and high winds in the New York City area, as commuters here and across New Jersey and elsewhere were facing slow rides to work. Sent: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. NJ Transit bus passengers should expect substantial delays and cancellations Friday because many drivers worked past their normal schedules and federal law mandates a rest period.
FAO SCHWARZ RETURNS
NEW YORK — Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York. A new FAO opens Friday in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 570 words, photos.
VINALHAVEN, Maine — The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, is auctioning off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating home. Critics, including Princeton art professor emeritus John Wilmerding, are especially disappointed because of the sale of the 1957 painting “Orange Peel,” a gift from close friend Ellsworth Kelly. The two forged a relationship in New York, and critics believe the painting should be shown in Indiana’s Maine home once it’s transformed into a museum. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
NEW ORLEANS — The New York Knicks visit the New Orleans Pelicans. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Brooklyn Nets visit the Washington Wizards. Game starts at 7 p.m.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Unbeaten Maryland seeks its fourth win of the season at home against Hofstra, which comes in with a 2-1 record. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.
NEW YORK — It’s been a year since James Dolan announced his intent to sell the New York Liberty, and the team is still on the market. There have been several potential buyers and a few have gotten close to purchasing the team, but for various reasons all the potential deals fell through. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 445 words, photos.
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Colgate coach Dan Hunt says his unbeaten Raiders have surprised him as they prepare to end the regular season against surging Army at Michie Stadium. By John Kekis. SENT: 800 words.
— WINTRY WEATHER-NEW YORK: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he understands why people are frustrated that city officials were caught off guard by a snowstorm that stranded some New Yorkers in their cars for hours.
— PURPLE HEART-IRISH SOLDIER: A U.S.-based organization that returns lost Purple Heart medals and other military decorations is presenting a Purple Heart to relatives of an Irish soldier killed in France while fighting for America during World War I.
— FDR SITE-VETERAN ART SHOWCASE: An annual event showcasing artwork, crafts, and performances by active duty military members and veterans is being held at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum.
— KETCHUP LIMIT: Some parents are seeing red over a ketchup crackdown at a New York school district.