Can We Be Friends if We Can’t Talk About Money?

I met my best friend in grade school. We lived in New York at the same time and both got married in our 40s; we bought second homes in the same town. During the recession of 2008, she and her husband suffered greatly. They had to move to a (nice) home in a less expensive…

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The Mysterious Vaping Illness That’s ‘Becoming an Epidemic’

An 18-year-old showed up in a Long Island emergency room, gasping for breath, vomiting and dizzy. When a doctor asked if the teenager had been vaping, he said no. The patient’s older brother, a police officer, was suspicious. He rummaged through the youth’s room and found hidden vials of marijuana for vaping. “I don’t know…

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Cooking Up Big Business in a Home Kitchen

If you ask Kathleen O’Brien Price about filming “Real Life Cooking,” a weekly live-stream show where she cooks a full meal from start to finish out of her tiny Harlem kitchen, she rattles off a list of the challenges. “Our stove is a miniature stove. A sheet pan can’t fit in our oven. We have…

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Hurricane Dorian: Airport Closures, Traveling with Pets, Hotel Fees

[For the latest on Hurricane Dorian, follow our live coverage.] As Hurricane Dorian heads for the United States, Florida airports, hotels and other businesses on Saturday accommodated travelers who tried to change their plans for the long holiday weekend. Forecasters expect the Category 4 storm to swerve north along the Florida’s eastern shore before it…

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Sacklers vs. States: Settlement Talks Stumble Over Foreign Business

Purdue Pharma’s negotiations to settle thousands of lawsuits over the company’s role in the opioids crisis have turned into a standoff between members of the Sackler family, who own the company, and a group of state attorneys general over how much the family should pay and whether it can continue selling drugs abroad. The Sacklers…

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Summer Streets

The Look New York in this season exists principally out of doors. ImageCreditAndre D. Wagner for The New York Times Some New Yorkers live to get out of town in the summer, to country homes and beach rentals and European villas far from the din of this metropolis. Then there are those who wake up…

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Urban-Farming Camps Have Kids Asking, Where’s the Healthy Food?

Standing between two buildings on 127th Street, a group of campers on the cusp of adolescence mulled over a change in schedule. Normally, they would spend the morning planting and gardening as part of Harlem Grown, a youth development nonprofit that uses gardening and cooking to teach and empower children in Harlem. But on this…

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Make Pasta Alla Norma Sorta

This update on a Sicilian recipe adds prosciutto, which is fried until golden. Make that for dinner this week, along with Melissa Clark’s lemon custards, or any of the recipes in the collection below.

Where to Show Off Your $5 Million Horse

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — They look innocent enough, the $6 pony rides near the entrance to the Hampton Classic, the splashy outdoor horse show that is the Burning Man of the boots-and-spurs set. Around and around go the toddlers on Jazz, the long-maned roan pony, as their parents snap smartphone candids. Little do they imagine that…

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After Countless Proposals, She Finally Said Yes. Again.

Last summer a very handsome man kept proposing to me over and over again. “I really like you and I want to move this relationship along. So the question is: Will you marry me?” I’ve been crazy about this guy for nearly 30 years, but I just couldn’t bring myself to say yes. Each time…

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