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New York has been feeling the shock waves from Washington.
(And Washington, from New York.)
“President Trump is one of the most litigious creatures we’ve ever seen, well before he reached the White House,” said Mr. Feuer, who has been reporting on this beat for nearly 20 years. “He has just continued that pattern, and placed it on presidential steroids.”
“The deep involvements of New Yorkers in all of these Washington-related legal battles is extraordinary,” he added. “But, on the other hand, not terribly surprising, given that the president himself is — yes — a New Yorker.”
Here are the key dates on Mr. Feuer’s fall calendar:
Sept. 7: The comedian and left-wing activist Randy Credico is the latest New Yorker to become ensnared in the Russia investigation. Of concern are Mr. Credico’s close ties to the campaign strategist Roger J. Stone Jr., a self-proclaimed dirty trickster who has been a political adviser to President Trump. Mr. Credico testified on Friday before the office of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and a federal grand jury.
Also on Sept. 7: Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” is suing President Trump for defamation after he called her a liar for accusing him of sexual assault. New papers in her case were filed on Friday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan.
Sept. 24: Two California cases that are directly related to New York have hearings scheduled in Los Angeles on Sept. 24. Both are federal lawsuits involving the pornographic film star Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels.
Oct. 25: The New York attorney general’s office is suing the Trump Foundation, the president’s personal charity, on a number of civil charges, including illegally coordinating with the presidential campaign and violating campaign finance laws. This hearing will include oral arguments to debate the merits of that civil suit.
November and December
In August, Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court to violating federal campaign finance laws and said that Mr. Trump had enlisted his help in paying off two women ahead of the 2016 election to prevent them from speaking out about romances they claimed to have had with the president.
Mr. Cohen will be sentenced on Dec. 12 before Judge William H. Pauley III, but keep a close watch before then.
“Prior to that, there will be submissions both by his lawyers and by the government laying out what they believe the sentence should be and why,” Mr. Feuer said. “We’ll get an early glimpse of the reasoning and some extra facts before the sentencing is held, maybe in November.”
He added: “There were other Trump organization executives who were mentioned, although not by name, in the documents that were used to charge Cohen, suggesting that the investigation may be continuing, even though Cohen himself has pleaded guilty.”
“But that,” he told us, “is a lingering question.”
And one Mr. Feuer is working to find out.
Here’s what else is happening:
Expect more rain most of today, with temperatures in the low 70s.
Highs shoot back up to the 80s for the rest of the week.
In the News
• With less than a week before a primary election, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo faces a pair of political headaches — including the delayed opening of a bridge honoring his father — that have put him on the defensive. [New York Times]
• Across the country, more and more diverse candidates are running for public office — including in New York City. Democratic candidates for state attorney general include three women — two of whom are black — and one openly gay man. [New York Times]
• Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey is the only legal sports-betting venue in the country to share a parking lot with a professional sports stadium. [New York Times]
• The Cortlandt Street station in Lower Manhattan reopened over the weekend, after being closed for nearly 17 years. [New York Times]
• David Rockwell, who has designed restaurants, hotels and sets for Broadway plays, took on a new challenge: designing a middle school. [New York Times]
• The city’s largest state park will be coming to Brooklyn next summer. [The Real Deal]
• K2 continues to plague the same Bed-Stuy intersection. Five more people overdosed on the synthetic drug over the weekend. [NY1]
• “Your Voice, Your Choice” is a portal for robust local and national news coverage, audience interaction and civic engagement around the 2018 midterm elections. [WNYC]
• For a global look at what’s happening, see Your Morning Briefing.
Coming Up Today
• Shanah Tovah to readers celebrating the Jewish New Year! “Bowl Hashanah” brings morning Rosh Hashana services (and more) to the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. 10 a.m. [Tickets start at $40]
• “Fifteen Remarkable Women,” a new exhibition inspired by The New York Times’s series Overlooked, on extraordinary people whose life stories were not previously covered on our pages, at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Midtown. [Free]
• “The History of Gin,” a lecture on exactly that (with some sample sips, too), at the Prospect Heights Brainery in Brooklyn. 6:30 p.m. [$14]
• Looking ahead: On Tuesday, TimesTalks hosts a conversation with the actor Matthew McConaughey about his film “White Boy Rick,” at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Lower Manhattan. 8 p.m. [$50, tickets here]
• Jets at Lions, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN). Mets host Marlins, 7:10 p.m. (SNY). Yankees at Twins, 8:10 p.m. (YES).
• Alternate-side parking is suspended for Rosh Hashana.
• For more events, see The New York Times’s Arts & Entertainment guide.
I was on a crowded M104 bus going up Broadway on a Friday afternoon. Many of the riders, like me, were standing. Moving through the aisle was almost impossible.
From the front of the bus, a loud voice announced, “Someone lost a credit card.”
“It’s mine,” a woman at the back said.
We all put our hands over our heads as the card passed from one person to the next until it reached its rightful owner — except she wasn’t.
“Sorry,” the woman said. “It’s not mine.”
All hands went up again, and the card started its return trip to the front. When it reached me, I thought to check the name. I didn’t have my glasses handy, so I handed it to a traffic officer standing next to me.
“Zelda,” she whispered.
“Zelda,” I heard myself shouting, surprised by the sound of my own voice.
“Here I am,” a voice said from the front.
Once again, the card moved hand by hand until it reached its true rightful owner.
The bus came to a stop. A man toward the back started to get off.
“Goodbye, Zelda,” he called out before the door closed behind him.
— Judy Wall
For our story on shuttered storefronts, the Metro reporter Corey Kilgannon and the photographer Todd Heisler visited numerous streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn plagued by chronic vacancies and spoke with scores of New Yorkers.
One recurring theme was the nostalgia many people held for certain beloved stores that have closed.
So, we want to know: What is your favorite New York City spot that is gone (or is still hanging on)? Where was it and what is your most compelling memory of it?
Let us know by filling out the form below (if you have a photo, please include that, too). The New York Times may reach out to you for more information.