Near Union Square, Affogato With a Back Story

If you’re having dinner at Gramercy Tavern or Union Square Cafe, you might want to save room for dessert at Caffè Panna nearby. Hallie Meyer — whose father, Danny Meyer, owns both restaurants — is ready with an affogato sundae with crunchies, drizzles and cream at this, her new ice cream parlor. The neatly tiled…

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Izakaya Offers Lunch to Go

Suzuki, an izakaya restaurant sharing a space with Satsuki, a high-end sushi bar, is offering lunch to go. Just inside the doorway on the ground floor there’s a counter selling bento boxes that feature generous portions of teriyaki salmon, fried or grilled chicken, glazed eel, beef stir-fry, a meatloaf-style burger or a poke bowl, all…

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Day Care Directors Are Playing Doctor, and Parents Suffer

ImageChild care can cost a typical family a third of its income. CreditAudra Melton for The New York Times Almost anyone with a child in day care or preschool has received the call. They say your child has a minor ailment like pink eye and must go to the doctor. Otherwise, they say, the child…

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Demna Gvaslia Is Leaving Vetements

Victor VIRGILEGetty Images Designer Demna Gvasalia is hitting the refresh button on his career and has announced that he will be stepping down as head designer at Vetements, the popular Parisian label he founded with his brother, Guram, in 2014. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTGetty Images “Vetements has always been a collective of creative minds. We…

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The Temporary Memory Lapse of Transient Global Amnesia

Late one morning in June, L.J.’s husband got a distressed call from one of his wife’s colleagues. “You’d better come here right away. Your wife is acting weird,” the colleague said. Ms. J., who had just returned from a doctor visit during which she underwent a minor painful procedure, kept asking her colleague for a…

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When Your Child Gets Sick on a Plane and Needs a Doctor

I’m on an airplane, and the announcement comes: If there are any physicians on the flight, please identify yourself to the flight attendant. I tense up, counting to 10, giving all the adult emergency room doctors and cardiologists who I am sure are snoozing around me a chance to ring their little call buttons or…

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Where Mexican Folk Ballads Meet Trap Music

LOS ANGELES — When Francisco Rodriguez, 31, was incarcerated in a federal prison near San Diego, he began writing songs. He had grown up in Santa Maria, Calif., listening to corridos, a form of traditional Mexican ballads that his parents and grandparents loved, so that is what he gravitated toward writing. Corridos are ballads born…

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Purdue Pharma Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, the drug widely seen as igniting the opioid crisis, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday night, a move at the center of the company’s efforts to shield itself and its owners from more than 2,600 federal and state lawsuits. The terms of the filing, which include a proposed resolution…

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Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils?

BRISTOL, Wis. — The drug bust shattered the early-morning stillness of this manicured subdivision in southeastern Wisconsin. The police pulled up outside a white-shuttered brick condo, jolting neighbors out of their beds with the thud of heavy banging on a door. What they found inside was not crystal meth or cocaine or fentanyl but slim…

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