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1:59am

Tue September 24, 2013
The Salt

This Elegant, Whimsical Pop-Up Dinner Party Had 4,000 Guests

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 9:15 am

At Diner en Blanc ("Dinner in White"), people arrive dressed all in white. They bring their own food and, fittingly,” white wine.
John Moore Getty Images

On a gorgeous night, some 4,000 people, dressed all in white, have come to dine in a public, yet secret place in New York's Bryant Park.

They have come for Diner en Blanc, an unusual pop-up event that takes place in 20 countries. The guests eat in splendor at a location they only learn about minutes before they arrive. The thousands wave white napkins to signal the beginning of the event.

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4:19pm

Sat September 21, 2013
Shots - Health News

In Life, Man Immune To HIV Helped Scientists Fight Virus

Stephen Crohn, a New York artist and editor, carried a genetic mutation that protected him against HIV. He died last month at age 66. The cause was suicide.
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Stephen Crohn, a man best known for staying alive during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, died Aug. 23 at age 66. Throughout his lifetime, the New York artist helped researchers uncover vital clues about HIV and how to stop it.

Crohn's partner was one of the first people to die from AIDS in 1978. Over the years, Crohn watched boyfriends and acquaintances die from the disease. But he never got sick.

Knowing that there was something unique about himself, Crohn volunteered to be studied.

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3:35am

Sat September 21, 2013
The Salt

No Schmear Job: A Brief History Of Bagels And Lox

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 3:35 pm

A marriage made in New York, though both partners came with plenty of baggage.
Jerry Deutsch iStockphoto.com

There's a certain kind of joy in breaking the overnight fast by biting into a bagel: crackling crust, chewy center, smooth and silky cream cheese, sharp smoked salmon. For some, capers and onions join the ritual.

But just who invented this breakfast staple, which has become as American as apple pie?

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7:41am

Fri September 20, 2013
Sports

Teens Trash Ex-NFL Player's Home And Parents Are Mad At Him?

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 11:14 am

Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway in front of his home in Stephentown, N.Y., which teens trashed earlier this month.
Michael Hill AP

This story deserves discussion, so please have at it in the comments thread:

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5:47am

Wed September 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Anthony Weiner's Run Ends With A Flourish Of His Finger

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 6:55 am

Anthony Weiner on Tuesday, before the results came in and before he waved goodbye.
Eduardo Munoz Reuters/Landov

Voters in New York City are waiting to see whether Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio reached the 40 percent point that would avoid an Oct. 1 runoff with challenger William Thompson.

With about 98 percent of precincts having reported the results from Tuesday's voting, our colleagues at WNYC say that de Blasio has 40.19 percent of the vote to Thompson's 26.04 percent.

If de Blasio is declared the winner, he would face Republican Joe Lhota in November.

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