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80 Years of Holiday Shopping in New York

80 Years of Holiday Shopping in New York

Business
We’ll be crowding more and clicking less, carrying more shopping bags and waiting for fewer deliveries.This holiday shopping season is shaping up to be more in-person than last year’s, but it isn’t likely to be as carefree as in the Before Times. Abbreviated store hours, product shortages, Covid restrictions and safety concerns are expected to make for a holiday shopping experience unlike any in the 80 or so years chronicled in these photos from the New York Times archives.Still, these pandemic-era challenges don’t seem to be stopping us from spending this season: The National Retail Federation predicts that holiday retail sales this year will set a record. Americans are expected to dole out between $843 billion and $859 billion in November and December, as much as 10.5 percent more than i...

Judge Tries to Block New York Times’s Coverage of Project Veritas

Business
A New York trial court judge ordered The New York Times on Thursday to temporarily refrain from publishing or seeking out certain documents related to the conservative group Project Veritas, an unusual instance of a court blocking coverage by a major news organization.The order raised immediate concerns among First Amendment advocates, who called it a violation of basic constitutional protections for journalists, a viewpoint echoed by The Times. Project Veritas issued a statement in support of the order, arguing that it did not amount to a significant imposition on the newspaper’s rights.The judge’s order is part of a pending libel lawsuit filed by Project Veritas against The Times in 2020. That suit accuses the newspaper of defaming Project Veritas in its reporting on a video produced by ...

Thanksgiving Recipes From ‘The Essential New York Times Cookbook’ That Feel Timeless

LifeStyle
What does it mean to explore a century and a half of New York Times recipes? For Amanda Hesser, the co-founder and chief executive of the cooking and home company Food52, and a former Times food writer and editor, it meant testing more than 1,400 dishes over six years.“My test for whether or not to include a recipe was simple: After testing it, I’d ask myself, ‘Would I make this again?’” she wrote in her introduction. “And with 1,124 of the recipes, the answer was yes.”The result was “The Essential New York Times Cookbook,” first published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2010. Now, 11 years later, she revisits the work in a new edition, losing 65 recipes and adding 120 others, most from the past decade.That means she had an inside view to how many of the dishes, particularly holiday dishes...

The Best New York City Marathon Photos of the Past 50 Years

Sports
The New York City Marathon is one of the world’s largest road races and most democratic. Olympic medalists and world champions run the same 26.2 miles as weekend warriors. There have been 1,283,005 total finishers over 49 runnings, and thousands of photographs captured by scores of photographers for The New York Times.The runners pulse through the five boroughs, and through the images here. Their thighs feel stabbingly sore, their hamstrings twang like banjos, and their toenails darken like the hastening afternoon sky. But the vast majority are triumphant in reaching the finish line, having challenged the limits of their endurance and experienced New York’s loud and welcoming and eccentric embrace. Where else can you expect to be high-fived by a cat?Before the RaceHours before the start, t...

Facebook Profits Jump 17 Percent

Technology
Facebook said on Monday that revenue rose 35 percent to $29 billion in the three months ending in September compared with the same period last year, while profit rose 17 percent to $9.2 billion, a sign of the social network’s financial strength as it faces a public relations crisis over troubling disclosures made by a former employee.Advertising revenue, which is responsible for the vast majority of Facebook’s income, rose 33 percent to $28.3 billion. “Other” revenue, which consists largely of sales of Facebook’s virtual-reality Oculus hardware, rose 195 percent to $734 million.Some 3.6 billion people now use one of Facebook’s apps every month, up 12 percent from a year earlier.“We made good progress this quarter and our community continues to grow,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founde...
A Rush of News: Behind The New York Times’s Live Coverage

A Rush of News: Behind The New York Times’s Live Coverage

Technology, World
Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.When the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan began accelerating with stunning speed, The New York Times quickly shifted into live coverage mode: Reporters and editors posted developments as they happened on the collapse of Kandahar, the disintegration of the Afghan military, the global response to the U.S. government’s actions and more, all packaged together.The live coverage format, which allows journalists to share the news as they learn it, has become a familiar one at The Times for reporting big events. So far this year, the newsroom has published more than 800 live stories, each consisting of a series of dispatches and updates that together can amount to thous...
How News Organizations Got Colleagues Out of Kabul, Afghanistan

How News Organizations Got Colleagues Out of Kabul, Afghanistan

Business
As the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated in recent days, the publishers of The Times, The Journal and The Post banded together on their evacuation efforts. Security personnel and editors shared information on morning calls. The publishers called on the Biden administration to help facilitate the passage of their Afghan colleagues, and discussions ensued with officials at the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department.By Sunday, bureaus had been closed and Kabul’s streets had grown chaotic. As American troops, contractors and security teams left the country, newsroom officials had less and less visibility into the situation on the ground. Some Afghan employees feared that Taliban forces would go door to door, intimidating or even kidnapping journalists known to have worked with ...
How News Organizations Got Afghan Colleagues Out of Kabul

How News Organizations Got Afghan Colleagues Out of Kabul

Business
As the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated in recent days, the publishers of The Times, The Journal and The Post banded together on their evacuation efforts. Security personnel and editors shared information on morning calls. The publishers called on the Biden administration to help facilitate the passage of their Afghan colleagues, and discussions ensued with officials at the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department.By Sunday, bureaus had been closed and Kabul’s streets had grown chaotic. As American troops, contractors and security teams left the country, newsroom officials had less and less visibility into the situation on the ground. Some Afghan employees feared that Taliban forces would go door to door, intimidating or even kidnapping journalists known to have worked with ...
How a Star New York Times Reporter Got Paid by Government Agencies He Covered

How a Star New York Times Reporter Got Paid by Government Agencies He Covered

Technology
The editorial ran Wednesday, April 24, 1963. The next day, Mr. Laurence, as chairman of the fair’s science committee, appeared before the city’s Board of Estimate to promote the project. On Friday, The Times reported that he had testified on behalf of the Queens plan and that, after a two-hour debate, the board had voted unanimously to approve the $3.5 million appropriation.The episode was a serious breach that The Times grew to regret, according to Dr. Kiernan, who learned of the reaction from the archival papers of John B. Oakes, the editor of the editorial page at the time. He was out of town when the editorial ran “and, when he came back, there was hell to pay,” Dr. Kiernan said.Mr. Laurence was ordered to take no more payments for his work on the World’s Fair project and to write no m...
Charles Loeb: The Black Reporter Who Exposed an Atomic Bomb Lie

Charles Loeb: The Black Reporter Who Exposed an Atomic Bomb Lie

Technology
“Loeb Reflects On Atomic Bombed Area,” read the headline in The Atlanta Daily World of Oct. 5, 1945, two months after Hiroshima’s ruin.In the world of Black newspapers, that name alone was enough to attract readers.Charles H. Loeb was a Black war correspondent whose articles in World War II were distributed to papers across the United States by the National Negro Publishers Association. In the article, Mr. Loeb told how bursts of deadly radiation had sickened and killed the city’s residents. His perspective, while coolly analytic, cast light on a major wartime cover up.The Page 1 article contradicted the War Department, the Manhattan Project, and The New York Times and its star reporter, William L. Laurence, on what had become a bitter dispute between the victor and the vanquished. Japan i...