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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

March 15, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Kiley Armstrong at 212-621-1670.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org .

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

HUD OFFICIAL-PUBLIC HOUSING STAYS

NEW YORK _ Since she took over as President Donald Trump’s top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what’s traditionally been a bureaucratic job. So when Patton announced she’d be living in New York City’s decaying public housing system for four weeks to get a sense of what it was like for tenants, there was skepticism. As the experiment winds down this week, several tenants who met her said they were impressed by her passionate advocacy. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 1041 words, photos.

SHIPWRECK BEER

ALBANY, N.Y. _ The most distinguishing feature of Jamie Adams’ new ale isn’t its hoppy bite but its compelling backstory — brewed from yeast in bottles of beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131 years. Some who lined up to sample a swig of the new Deep Ascent ale at a craft beer festival last weekend say it provided a refreshing taste of another era. By Mary Esch. SENT: 604 words, photos, video.

BOOK CRITICS AWARDS

NEW YORK _ Anna Burns’ “Milkman,” her Booker Prize-winning novel about an 18-year-old girl during “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, has been awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Zadie Smith, best known for such novels as “White Teeth” and “On Beauty,” received the criticism award for her essay collection “Feel Free.” By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 348 words, photos.

BKN--KNICKS-SPURS

SAN ANTONIO _ The Spurs try to keep pace in their tight battle for seeding in the West playoffs in a visit from the lowly Knicks. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m. EDT.

HKN--RANGERS-FLAMES

CALGARY _ The New York Rangers visit the Calgary Flames. With photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. EDT.

IN BRIEF:

_ NEW ZEALAND-MOSQUE SHOOTING-NY: The New York Police Department has deployed extra officers to visit mosques during morning prayers as a precaution.

_ LAKE ERIE ICE PILES: A western New York town official says he’s hoping for a “gradual melt” of ice piles as tall as a house that formed along the Lake Erie shoreline after a wind storm last month.

_ XGR--TRANSIT HEARINGS: Members of the New York state Assembly and Senate are holding a hearing in Buffalo focused on the transit needs facing western New York.

_ SUNY OLD WESTBURY-PRESIDENT: The president of the only public liberal arts college on Long Island says he plans to retire early next year.

_ STOLEN TOMAHAWK: A long-missing peace pipe tomahawk President George Washington gave to a Seneca Indian leader in the late 18th century has been returned to the tribe in western New York.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.