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New York Today: Wal-Mart Tries Again for New York City Store; In a New Albany, Cuomo Plans a Push to Cap Property Taxes

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News

Wal-Mart Tries Again for New York City Store

Despite previous retreats in the face of community opposition, Wal-Mart is seeking sites in the five boroughs.

Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference about property taxes on Oct. 14 in Merrick, N.Y.

Cuomo Plans to Push for a Cap on Property Taxes

Though three New York governors have failed to limit local taxes, the governor-elect may be facing a more favorable political climate for the proposal.

Bloomberg Rules Out Presidential Run

Seeking to quell renewed speculation about any presidential aspirations, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg once again ruled out running for the White House.

Howard W. Smith, the superintendent of Tarrytown schools.

Heightened Fiscal Pressures Loom for Tarrytown

The tax cap proposed by Governor-elect Andrew M. Cuomo would force cuts of about $5 million from services and programs at the public schools of the Tarrytowns.

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Features

Mary Ruberto, who has Stage 4 lung cancer, lost use of her power wheelchair last year. A new television keeps her busy now.

At 86, Finding a Way to Pass the Time That's Left

After her power wheelchair broke, a woman with Stage 4 lung cancer needed something to lift her spirits, and her neighbor suggested a new television.

Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

The Ponzi Scheme That Changed My Life

The lessons learned in responsibility from Bernie Madoff.

Business

Taxi TV Screens Gain Ad Business in New York

The business of advertising on the backseat television screens of New York City cabs is growing.

Real Estate

In This Journey, Every Sunday Is Moving Day

A New Yorker is recovering from a failed romance by offering himself up as a weeklong roommate, and only a week, for a full year.

The Hunt

A New Home, Minus the Moving

Puneet and Shelly Tandon liked their rented condo in Edgewater, N.J. When it came time to buy, the place began to look even better.

Habitats

For Art, They've Got Airplanes

Hamed Anvari and Sasha Unkov live in an apartment on the 39th floor of the luxury rental Avalon Riverview North in Long Island City, Queens.

Sara Bochner and her twin, Matthew, at Schwab House's Tree.

The Tinseling of the Lobby

It's time for the building holiday party. That is, if the seasonal lobby d├ęcor hasn't started a war among the neighbors.

Swimsuits are on sale at Olga's all year round, and this time of year the store does a brisk business in women shopping for winter trips to warm places.

Slide Show: Neighborhood Joint: Olga's Corset and Specialty Shop

Customers looking for custom bra fittings, on-site alteration and hard-to-find sizes have relied on the shop for more than three decades.

Multimedia

Streetscapes

Interactive Feature: Row Houses Gone Wild

West 71st Street has hump in the middle and an exhausting variety of architectural styles.

Jamie Clayton participates in one of Brad Calcaterra's Act Out classes at the Studio in Chelsea.

Helping Gay Actors Find Themselves Onstage

A class called Act Out offers both support and training for gay actors.

Arts

Dance Review

A Playfully Roasted Old Chestnut

"The Hard Nut," Mark Morris's irreverent take on the traditional "Nutcracker," returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Theater Review | 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

Watch It, Martha: This George Is a Stealth Bomb

The revelation of Steppenwolf's production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in Chicago is Tracy Letts's spellbinding performance of George.

The Scoop

The Scoop iPhone App

An insider's guide to what to eat, drink and do in New York has a new shopping section. A list of our favorite places to buy clothes and accessories, compiled by the editors and reporters in the Styles section and T Magazine.

The Listings
Longer versions of selected event listings in the New York area this week are now available online.
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