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13:43, 19 January 2018

New York Today: New York Today: The Women’s March Returns

New York Nowadays: New York These days: The Women’s March Returns


Excellent morning on this sunny Friday.

The Women’s March returns this weekend.

The event will take spot on Saturday in Washington, New York and hundreds of other locations.

In the city, participants assemble at 11 a.m. at 71st Street and Columbus Avenue. The rally starts at 11:30 a.m., and the march steps off at 1 p.m., filing down Central Park West, wrapping about Columbus Circle and then proceeding down Sixth Avenue toward Bryant Park.

Last year’s rally in Washington drew a crowd three times the size of the audience at President Trump’s inauguration, according to crowd counting authorities, and in New York, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators converged on Fifth Avenue.

As of this morning, more than 85,000 individuals had registered to march. (Registering on the internet is not essential, but the numbers are used by officials for preparing purposes.)

We checked in with regional organizers to recognize the concentrate of this year’s march.

“Last year was about ladies standing together and realizing that they’re not alone,” mentioned Katherine Siemionko, founder of the Women’s March Alliance, the nonprofit that organized the New York City rally.

“The message this year is marching to action: March, register, vote. You’re marching, making positive you’re registered to vote, and getting to the polls.”

We asked for participants in New York and beyond to tell us what they were marching for.

Sarah Steinhardt, an organizer from the Women’s March Alliance, mentioned she was marching in New York Citybecause there has not been sufficient modify in the previous year. When asked how she defines “change,” she told us: “Seeing our elected officials advocating for laws that shield girls and empower women.”

Stephanie Bazirjian, 62, a New York City resident, is marching right here “for the DACA individuals, for minorities, for difficult-functioning immigrants, for females.”

Ayesha Hamilton, 45, a New Jersey resident who plans to March in Morristown, said, “I march simply because the women’s movement needs momentum and power, due to the fact our daughters and their daughters need to not have to worry about equal spend or assault in the workplace.”

Here’s what else is taking place:


Hello, weekend.

You appear great.

We’ll be graced with sunshine and blue skies for the next few days. Today will be chilly, but temperatures ought to climb to the 50s on Saturday with highs in the 40s on Sunday.

In the News

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s main proposal to charge drivers in Manhattan’s busiest parts would make New York City the 1st in the U.S. with a spend-to-drive strategy. [New York Times]

Midtown traffic now crawls at an average of four.7 miles per hour.CreditJeenah Moon for The New York Instances

New York City has committed $1 billion to defend the city’s water system, which moves over a billion gallons a day, almost all of it unfiltered. [New York Instances]

Amazon has shrunk the list of cities that could potentially be the second residence of the retail giant, which still contains each Newark and New York City. [New York Occasions]

On his very first night out as a private citizen, the former governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, decided to catch the popular Broadway show by his idol and fellow New Jerseyan, Bruce Springsteen. [New York Occasions]

Governor Cuomo laid out several possibilities in a 37-web page report of how to thwart the president’s new federal tax strategy, which is proving to be a complicated job. [New York Instances]

Lawmakers in Albany have at least a half-dozen possibilities to consider.CreditNathaniel Brooks for The New York Instances

A information breach at a business that develops New York State’s math exams for third by means of eighth grades permitted an unauthorized user to gain access to details of about 52 students. [New York Times]

A city official has sued the city, claiming that her demotion was motivated by discrimination, after a subordinate was provided a “reward” for allegedly defending Mayor Bill de Blasio when he was beneath investigation. [New York Instances]

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed the methods it had 1st taken to avert a recurrence of the chaos at Kennedy Airport following a winter storm. [New York Instances]

Soon after a 12-year legal battle, a Connecticut court decided that the state was in fact fulfilling its constitutional obligation to its public school students. [New York Times]

An assistant to an executive at Goldman Sachs has stolen and sold over 100 bottles of his boss’s uncommon wine, according to a federal indictment. [New York Times]

Following cases of heating outages and other weather-associated troubles at public housing developments, Mayor de Blasio said he would commit $13 million to boost the New York City Housing Authority’s response to crisis. [New York Post]

Officials in Brooklyn are backing a bill that would take guns away from people who are identified by the court to be probably of harming themselves or other folks. [Brooklyn Day-to-day Eagle]

Today’s Metropolitan Diary: “Unique Trip for Hair Clips

For a international appear at what’s happening, see Your Morning Briefing.

Coming Up These days

Art Therapy at Sing Sing Prison,” a talk by Jane Marks Hart, an art therapist, at the School of Visual Arts. 6:30 p.m. [Free of charge, R.S.V.P. right here]

You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the ’60s,” an exhibition on 1960s culture and today’s environment of activism, opens with a reception at the New York Public Library in Midtown. 7 p.m. [Totally free, register here]

Ask a Midwesterner,” a stand-up show by the Midwestern comedian Emily Winter, at Countdown Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 8:30 p.m. [$10 recommended donation]

Nets host Heat, 7:30 p.m. (YES). Knicks at Jazz, ten:30 p.m. (MSG).

Watch “The New York Times Close Up,” featuring The Times’s Kwame Opam and other guests. Friday at eight p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on CUNY-Tv.

Alternate-side parking remains in effect until Feb. 12.

Weekend travel hassles: Check subway disruptions and a list of street closings.

The Weekend


Wild Medicine in the Tropics,” a monthlong exhibition highlighting the healing energy of exotic plants, opens at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Costs vary]

The artist Borja González performs “Dreams of Sand,” a nonverbal story about two individuals that Mr. González tells employing sand, at Flushing Town Hall in Queens. 2:15 p.m. [$14, tickets right here]

VoteRunLead, a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains ladies to run for workplace, hosts a post-Women’s March celebration with speakers, advocacy workshops, a dance celebration and a lot more at Helen Mills Occasion Space and Theater in Chelsea. four p.m. [Free of charge]

Don your gowns and Venetian masks for “Midnight at the Masquerade,” an interactive murder mystery dinner show at St. George Theatre on Staten Island. 7:30 p.m. [$100]

Devils at Flyers, 1 p.m. (MSG+). Avalanche host Rangers, three p.m. (MSG). Islanders at Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. (MSG+).


Take benefit of the somewhat warmer weather on a guided run with New York Road Runners, by means of parks in the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island or Brooklyn. 9 a.m. [Free]

Youngsters can rock out to the music of the Grateful Dead during a loved ones-friendly concert at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. 11:30 a.m. [$12]

The pianist Seymour Bernstein plays Schubert, Schumann and other people in “Reintroducing Seymour,” a concert with members of the Musica Viva NY chamber choir, at All Souls Church on the Upper East Side. 2 p.m. [Free]

The New York Jewish Film Festival, hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Jewish Museum, continues at Walter Reade Theater on the Upper West Side by means of Tuesday. Occasions differ. [$15]

Knicks at Lakers, 3:30 p.m. (MSG). Nets at Pistons, four p.m. (YES). Rangers at Kings, 10:30 p.m. (MSG).

For much more events, see The New York Times’s Arts &amp Entertainment guide.

And Finally…

A young participant at the 2017 march.CreditSara Hylton for The New York Times

And then, there are the props.

Last year, a lot of Women’s March demonstrators wore “pussyhats,” which became the unofficial uniform of the occasion, and carried “Nasty Woman” indicators.

(Amongst a lot of, a lot of other individuals.)

Readers shared with us what their signs will say this time about. A sample:

Financial, Racial and Gender Justice for ALL.”

— Carole J. Wacey, 51, Queens

“Healthcare is a moral obligation of very good government.”

— George Bohmfalk, 70, Charlotte, N.C.

“SHE WON 65,844,610, 62,979,636,” a reference to the common vote.

— Eileen Keenan, 70, Brooklyn

You can see a lot more Women’s March artifacts and explore themes that have emerged from the many rallies across the nation, at “Collecting the Women’s Marches,” an exhibition opening Saturday at the New-York Historical Society on the Upper West Side.

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Published at Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:00:26 +0000

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