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It’s Wednesday. Did you get your Happy New Year’s email from Mayor de Blasio yet? He sent it yesterday.
Weather: Big winds – gusting to 40 miles an hour, with a high temperature of 42 under partly sunny skies.
Alternate-side parking: in effect till Jan. 21.
For years, New York City tried to be a cultural melting pot where people of different backgrounds live and work side by side. A “gorgeous mosaic,” as the city’s first black mayor, David Dinkins, liked to call it.
Reality, though, is more complicated — particularly when it comes to schools. New York City public schools are among the most racially segregated in the country, according to a widely cited 2014 study.
The city’s response to that study has been to try to integrate schools, largely by changing zoning and admission rules. Some white public school parents are resisting, leading to dramatic headlines about racism.
Another, lesser-known reaction is also under way.
“Rather than pushing for integration, some black parents in Bedford-Stuyvesant are choosing an alternative: schools explicitly designed for black children,” my colleague Eliza Shapiro writes:
Children of any race may apply to an Afrocentric school, though they are overwhelmingly black. Some have sizable numbers of Hispanic students … but the schools typically have few or no white applicants …
The schools are run and staffed mostly by people of color, and tend to have high graduation rates and standardized test scores at or above the city average.
Many parents at these schools said their children were marginalized at integrated schools. One told Ms. Shapiro:
“Even if integrated education worked perfectly — and our society spent the past 60-plus years trying — it’s still not giving black children the kind of education necessary to create the solutions our communities need.”
Ms. Shapiro told me, “The debate on how to deal with the segregated city schools has been focused on white support, and opposition, to it. That is incomplete if it doesn’t take into account what black and Hispanic families want, since they make up a majority of city schools.”Was Ocasio-Cortez’s tax plan inspired by Trump’s?
Back in 1999, Donald Trump proposed a one-time tax on the super-wealthy. Last week, the rising-star progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed a tax on the super-wealthy.
The Times City Hall reporter Jeff Mays writes:
With a rise in hate crimes across the city and the spectacle of the far-right group the Proud Boys brawling on the streets of Manhattan last year, City Councilman Rory I. Lancman of Queens says the city is unprepared to deal with the rise of white-nationalist violence.
He’s introducing legislation today to create a task force to study it and make recommendations to the mayor.
“The goal of the task force is to force the city to have a comprehensive law-enforcement strategy for identifying these organizations, their leaders and to disrupt their efforts to bring violence to the city,” Mr. Lancman said.
Reported hate crimes rose by about 5 percent in 2018, with sharper increases in crimes targeting black people, up 33 percent, and Jews, up 22 percent.Best of The Times
Health care for all: New York City will spend 0 million to provide health care for undocumented immigrants and others who cannot qualify for insurance, Mayor de Blasio announced on Tuesday.
Charged: A Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign officials at Trump Tower in 2016 helped draft Russia’s response in an unrelated money-laundering case, prosecutors said.
Employed by El Chapo: Edgar Galvan, a luckless figure with a quiet voice and an unassuming manner, was the first witness at the El Chapo trial who could be described as a minor worker bee.
Looking for a taxi boss: The head of the Taxi and Limousine Commission is stepping down. Advocates for drivers want a replacement with a background in economics. [amNY]
No chicks in the classroom: A new bill in the State Assembly would ban chicken incubation in schools. [Times Union]
Save our Starbucks: Upper West Side residents don’t want the shop on 76th Street to close. [West Side Rag]
“How about creating a law that requires major employers to reimburse the state when their employees are paid so little that they need to access social services such as housing vouchers, Medicaid, and food stamps in order to survive.”
— Paul S., from Long Island, on yesterday’s column about New York State lawmakers’ wish list.
Burlesque meets Star Trek (yes, you read that right) at the Slipper Room on the Lower East Side. 7 p.m. 
The Library for the Performing Arts screens performances by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater dating back to 1967. 1 p.m., line forms at noon. [Free]
The soul singer Madison McFerrin performs at C’mon Everybody in Bed-Stuy. 8 p.m. 
A poet, a politician, a musician and a comedian walk into a bar … No, really, they will at “real talk, realpolitik” at Bar Uni in Greenpoint. 7 p.m. [Free]
— Iman Stevenson
Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events, see the going-out guides from The Times’s culture pages.And finally: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s latest role is bookstore savior
Mr. Miranda, the “Hamilton” composer and actor, is now part owner of the Drama Book Shop, my colleague Michael Paulson reports.
So many victims in so many New York stories are felled by the same villain: high rent.
But few tenants are like the Drama Book Shop. For example, how many have won an Tony? Drama did, in 2011.
The store sells all sorts of reading material you need for the stage: scripts, sheet music, etc. That may help explain why its clientele includes people like Mr. Miranda.
“When I was in high school I would go to the old location and sit on the floor and read plays — I didn’t have the money to buy them,” he told Mr. Paulson.
Mr. Miranda worked on the music for “In the Heights” on the piano in the basement.
Late last year, the store said it was losing its lease at its longtime location on West 40th Street.
Yesterday, Mr. Miranda said he had purchased the store, along with three partners connected to “Hamilton.”
The store will close on Jan. 20 and reopen in the fall elsewhere in Midtown.
It’s Wednesday: Save your bookstore.Metropolitan Diary: Wet umbrella
I got on the subway on a rainy day. I was carrying a purse, a backpack and a wet umbrella.
I sat down and put my umbrella on the floor where it wouldn’t drip on me or on the seat next to me. Then I stacked my bags on my lap where they would stay clean and dry and wouldn’t get in anyone else’s way.
A woman sitting across from me gave me a quizzical look.
“Is that your umbrella?” she asked.
“Yes,” I said.
“And you put it on the floor?”
I looked down at my bags, positioned compactly so as not to stretch beyond the limits of my legs, with the zippers turned toward me where no pickpockets could reach my valuables.
I glanced at the other riders in search of alternative umbrella-storage strategies.
I’ve honed my subway etiquette practically to perfection. Not once did I ever consider the comfort of an item whose sole purpose is to capture rain and muck for my protection.
Where should I have put my umbrella instead? It’s been more than three years and I still haven’t figured it out.
— Andrea Grody
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白小姐正版四不像必中-肖【在】【抬】【头】【看】【高】【警】【官】【已】【经】【被】【清】【汤】【的】【鼻】【涕】【和】【泪】【水】【涂】【抹】【成】【了】【一】【个】【大】【花】【脸】，【即】【使】【如】【此】【还】【保】【持】【着】【相】【当】【的】【镇】【定】。【一】【边】【长】【长】【的】【喘】【气】【以】【阻】【止】【抽】【泣】，【一】【边】【不】【停】【用】【颤】【抖】【的】【手】【拨】【动】【打】【火】【机】【的】【砂】【轮】。【砂】【轮】【转】【动】【摩】【擦】【着】【火】【石】，【火】【星】【刺】【啦】【一】【声】【点】【燃】【了】【煤】【气】，【打】【火】【机】【的】【火】【苗】【点】【燃】【了】【香】【烟】【高】【警】【官】【猛】【抽】【了】【一】【口】。 “【咳】【咳】！” 【高】【警】【官】【干】【咳】【几】【声】【以】【后】【心】【情】【似】【乎】
【小】【苔】【子】【一】【脸】【奇】【怪】，【认】【真】【道】：“【殿】【下】【请】【讲】？” 【景】【凌】【翊】【在】【这】【宝】【遥】【殿】【里】，【除】【了】【一】【个】【小】【苔】【子】，【自】【然】【是】【没】【有】【第】【三】【个】【可】【以】【畅】【谈】【的】【人】，【一】【把】【将】【胳】【膊】【搭】【在】【他】【的】【肩】【膀】【上】，【开】【口】【道】：“【小】【王】【从】【五】【哥】【府】【邸】【出】【来】【后】，【先】【是】【遇】【到】【了】【蒙】【面】【刺】【客】，【后】【又】【遇】【到】【了】【被】【御】【林】【军】【捉】【拿】【的】【受】【伤】【大】【伯】……” 【景】【凌】【翊】【滔】【滔】【不】【绝】【的】【将】【仇】【憬】【以】【及】【今】【晚】【在】【宫】【外】【发】【生】【的】【一】【切】
【这】【蛮】【荒】【星】【球】【的】【星】【核】【只】【是】【一】【块】【赤】【阳】【仙】【金】，【连】【下】【品】【先】【天】【灵】【宝】【都】【算】【不】【上】，【对】【通】【天】【而】【言】，【没】【有】【任】【何】【作】【用】。 “【师】【叔】，【你】【若】【是】【觉】【得】【在】【这】【里】【等】【待】【无】【趣】，【不】【如】【带】【师】【侄】【去】【看】【看】【当】【初】【我】【们】【安】【顿】【大】【昊】【王】【朝】【时】【的】【另】【外】【九】【颗】【行】【星】？” 【蛮】【荒】【星】【球】【的】【遭】【遇】，【让】【姜】【尚】【心】【中】【既】【担】【心】【又】【愤】【怒】。 “【也】【罢】，【大】【师】【兄】，【那】【我】【们】【就】【一】【起】【去】【看】【看】？” 【通】【天】【对】
【雨】【桐】【抬】【手】【看】【表】，【计】【算】【时】【间】。 “【可】【以】，【等】【我】【半】【个】【小】【时】！”【雨】【桐】【快】【速】【回】【房】【拿】【几】【个】【小】【件】，【冲】【到】【卫】【生】【间】【去】……【洗】【头】。 【平】【时】【上】【学】【可】【以】【不】【在】【意】，【既】【然】【要】【出】【门】【吃】【饭】【看】【电】【影】，【那】【必】【须】【得】【洗】【头】【啊】！ 【女】【孩】【子】。 【诸】【葛】【亮】【不】【由】【推】【了】【下】【眼】【镜】，【翻】【开】【书】【本】【阅】【读】。 —— 【诸】【葛】【亮】【的】【主】【要】【目】【的】，【其】【实】【是】【吃】【饭】，【但】【是】【由】【于】【时】【间】【关】【系】，【他】
【没】【有】【听】【到】【身】【后】【的】【声】【音】【传】【来】，【面】【部】【覆】【着】【面】【纱】，【只】【露】【出】【一】【双】【迷】【人】【的】【眼】【睛】【的】【萧】【云】【说】【又】【开】【口】：“【怎】【么】？【不】【肯】【说】【实】【话】【是】【吗】？” “……” 【元】【绝】【还】【在】【愣】【神】【中】，【根】【本】【没】【有】【反】【应】【过】【来】。 【没】【有】【听】【到】【对】【方】【的】【回】【答】，【萧】【云】【说】【又】【说】：“【哦】！【忘】【了】【告】【诉】【你】，【你】【极】【力】【的】【在】【保】【护】【的】【那】【个】【人】，【本】【姑】【娘】【一】【个】【不】【高】【兴】，【依】【旧】【会】【让】【她】【永】【无】【退】【路】，【你】【最】【好】【想】白小姐正版四不像必中-肖【血】【红】【的】【朝】【阳】【从】【凤】【灵】【城】【的】【东】【山】【升】【起】，【几】【朵】【厚】【重】【的】【云】【团】【也】【被】【日】【光】【渲】【染】【成】【金】【红】【色】。 【凤】【灵】【城】【是】【胡】【汉】【杂】【居】【的】【城】【市】，【每】【逢】【处】【决】【人】【犯】，【钟】【鼓】【楼】【的】【钟】【声】【总】【要】【响】【起】。 【当】，【当】，【当】，【当】，【当】…… 【人】【群】【朝】【着】【凤】【灵】【城】【北】【征】【英】【烈】【大】【圣】【堂】【前】【广】【场】【涌】【去】，【将】【大】【广】【场】【围】【了】【个】【水】【泄】【不】【通】，【热】【闹】【非】【凡】。 【金】【吾】【卫】【的】【士】【兵】【用】【长】【枪】【阻】【隔】【人】【群】，【人】【潮】【似】【波】
“【啊】，【陈】【厂】【长】【掉】【下】【台】【去】【了】……” “【阿】，【陈】【厂】【长】【晕】【过】【去】【了】，【头】【在】【流】【血】……” “【市】【里】【的】【车】【过】【来】【了】，【啊】，【是】【市】【领】【导】【王】【副】【市】【长】……” 【人】【群】【中】【突】【然】【传】【出】【莫】【名】【的】【尖】【叫】，【然】【后】【就】【见】【陈】【厂】【长】【掉】【下】【高】【台】，【然】【后】【头】【破】【血】【流】【的】，【好】【像】【不】【省】【人】【事】。【而】【恰】【到】【好】【处】【的】，【市】【领】【导】【的】【车】【也】【到】【了】，【王】【副】【市】【长】【一】【下】【车】【就】【正】【好】【看】【见】【这】【一】【画】【面】。 “【你】
“【所】【以】，【送】【信】【的】【那】【个】【人】，【必】【死】【无】【疑】？” 【李】【婉】【蓉】【的】【心】，【比】【她】【想】【的】【要】【狠】。 “【嗯】。” 【上】【官】【野】【的】【眼】，【在】【黑】【夜】【里】【眯】【了】【眯】，【他】【当】【年】【怎】【么】【就】【这】【么】【没】【看】【清】，【是】【他】【太】【自】【信】，【还】【是】【李】【婉】【蓉】【隐】【藏】【得】【太】【深】？ “【对】【了】！” 【苏】【秦】【语】【气】【有】【些】【激】【动】，【伸】【手】【拍】【向】【上】【官】【野】【的】【手】【臂】，“【李】【欢】【颜】【的】【奶】【娘】！” 【安】【安】【走】【的】【时】【候】，【孑】【然】【一】【身】，【那】【么】
“【斯】【南】【哥】【哥】，【我】【错】【了】，【我】【真】【的】【错】【了】，【你】【不】【要】【赶】【我】【走】。” 【严】【歆】【又】【爬】【回】【霍】【斯】【南】【脚】【前】。 【霍】【斯】【南】【朝】【后】【面】【退】【了】【一】【步】。 “【你】【已】【经】【没】【有】【时】【间】【了】，【来】【人】，【把】【她】【给】【我】【扔】【出】【去】！” “【不】，【不】【要】！”【被】【架】【起】【的】【严】【歆】【挣】【扎】【着】。 【脸】【上】【的】【妆】【容】【都】【已】【经】【化】【了】，【别】【提】【多】【难】【看】。 【一】【边】【哭】【着】【一】【边】【喊】【着】，【被】【扔】【出】【了】【铁】【门】【外】。 【门】【锁】【上】【后】