The union representing some 22,000 cleaners and other workers at 1,500 New York City office buildings has reached a tentative deal with the building owners, averting a possible strike.
Here is a slide show of photographs from the past week in New York City and the region. Subjects include holiday window displays, the laying of an underwater power cable beneath the Hudson and jogging after dark in Central Park.
A sprawling 4,600-square-foot, five-bedroom condominium overlooking Union Square that sold for $10.8 million was the most expensive transaction of the week, according to city records.
Colin Moynihan, a reporter, and Robert Stolarik, a photographer, who covered the Occupy Wall Street protests, look back at the the protest movement and its occupation of Zuccotti Park near Wall Street.
A cheery holiday card from Tati and Gerry at Ansonia Records rests on the counter of Manny Rivera’s Brooklyn music store, hidden behind a pile of compact discs, domino sets and assorted tropical knick-knacks. It’s a nice, personal touch in a business that has long since lost it.
Violet, the red-tailed hawk whose intimate family life in a nest overlooking Washington Square Park was chronicled on a live-streaming webcam, delighting more than a million viewers with the sacred spectacle of nature, died on Thursday. She was believed to be about 5 years old.
To combat a surge in the theft of handheld electronic devices, which contributed to a high rate of grand larcenies in the city this year, the Police Department devised Operation Take Back, aimed at anyone seeking a stolen iPhone or iPad.
From the vantage, say, of Court and Joralemon Streets, Brooklyn feels like the big city it is. This is Downtown, with an upper-case D: tall buildings, crowded sidewalks, public monuments, intersecting lives — seasoned with urgency and purpose.