Sections Skip to content Skip to site index A region that once attracted heavy industry is coping with an influx of Bitcoin speculators, lured by an abundance of cheap electricity. Computers mining cryptocurrency in a former Alcoa aluminum plant in Massena, N.Y., near the Canadian border. Credit Credit Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times Supported by ByPatrick McGeehan Sept. 19, 2018 MASSENA, N.Y. — The hulking aluminum plant in this northern border town is starting to spew heat and noise again, four years after Alcoa shut it down. But now the hot hum comes from thousands of Chinese computer servers whirring away 24 hours a day for a very modern purpose: producing Bitcoins and other digital currencies. The crackerbox-size machines stacked inside rusty cargo containers are powered by the same cheap source of electricity once used to extract aluminum from ore. They represent the first stage of an obscure company’s plan to convert … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Miners Get Chilly Reception in New York’s Rust Belt
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Dr. Eric Schnakenberg, a physician at Community Care Family Medicine in Clifton Park, and his colleague, Julia Gross, a nurse practitioner stand in their facility on Thursday, June 8, 2018 in Clifton Park, N.Y. They are among a small but growing number of practitioners in New York who have found success weaning patients off of opioids and onto medical marijuana for their chronic pain. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union) less Dr. Eric Schnakenberg, a physician at Community Care Family Medicine in Clifton Park, and his colleague, Julia Gross, a nurse practitioner stand in their facility on Thursday, June 8, 2018 in Clifton Park, N.Y. ... more Photo: Lori Van Buren Buy photo A sign is seen at the office of Dr. Eric Schnakenberg, a physician at Community Care Family Medicine in Clifton Park, and his colleague, Julia Gross, a nurse practitioner on Thursday, June 8, 2018 in Clifton Park, N.Y. They are among a small but growing number … [Read more...] about Is there evidence to support New York’s marijuana-opioid law?
Over the course of 31 days in the autumn of 2013, the enigmatic British street artist Banksy made New York City his canvas, and the Village Voice was there to document his urban takeover each and every day. “New York calls to graffiti writers like a dirty old lighthouse. We all want to prove ourselves here,” Banksy told the Voice’s Keegan Hamilton, in an exclusive interview. “I chose it for the high foot traffic and the amount of hiding places. Maybe I should be somewhere more relevant, like Beijing or Moscow, but the pizza isn’t as good.” Here, we relive those heady days when New Yorkers didn’t know what masterpiece might await them on their morning walk to work. About two weeks ago, the elusive graffiti artist Banksy got the Internet whirring when he tore down his multipage website and left just a single black-and-white image of a previously unseen stenciled work and an apparent announcement of an upcoming, um, show titled “Better … [Read more...] about The Banksy Diaries: Relive All 31 Days of His New York Takeover
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by The 212 Raoul’s in SoHo is less riotous now than during the restaurant’s ’70s and ’80s heyday. But its charm remains much the same. ByReggie Nadelson Aug. 14, 2018 In this new series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. Before there was Balthazar or Lucky Strike or Odeon, there was Raoul’s. In the early ’70s, you’d be out of luck if you wanted to get food late at night in SoHo, except for at a couple of bars and maybe Dave’s Luncheonette down on Canal and Broadway. Then, in 1975, a pair of Alsatian brothers, Serge and Guy Raoul, opened a bistro in what had been an old Italian restaurant on Prince Street. They served steak frites and poireaux … [Read more...] about The New York Restaurant Where (Almost) Nothing Has Changed Since 1975
For the past few weeks we’ve been locked in the basement at Yankee Stadium, subsisting on nothing but Bergen Bagels, listening to the best songs about New York City through headphones endorsed by Lou Reed. Our mission: to come up with a list of the 60 best songs ever written about our city, songs that best capture what it’s like to live, love, struggle, and exist in the sprawling, unforgiving, culturally dense metropolis we pay too much to call home. We started by agreeing on the songs we shouldn’t include — naked and clunky stabs at new New York anthems that fall flat and ring inauthentic, like Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” U2’s “New York,” and Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York.” Instead, we focus on tracks that are so New York, and so good, they can’t be denied. Here they are. Listen to our Spotify playlist, which has most of the songs you’ll read about below. Contributors: Steve Almond, … [Read more...] about The 60 Best Songs Ever Written About New York City