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It’s Friday. The raccoon at the 14th Street/6th Avenue subway station has been removed.
Weather: Chilly, cloudy and wet. Temperatures are expected to stay in the 30s, and precipitation could start around midafternoon and last into the evening. Temperatures will be in the 60s tomorrow and Sunday.
Alternate-side parking: In effect until April 18 (Holy Thursday).
The interior of the Kings Theater in Brooklyn recalls the Palace of Versailles and Paris Opera House.
The Metropolitan Opera delights with its whimsical starburst chandeliers.
In New York, we expect world-class performance spaces to be works of art themselves. Enter the Shed, the city’s new cultural institution at Hudson Yards in Manhattan.
The Shed opens today, and to describe it I turned to my colleague Michael Cooper, who first covered its development as a City Hall reporter in the early 2000s. He now covers classical music and dance for The Times.
The building, a 5 million “flexible art space” (and feat of architectural engineering), has a small theater, galleries and a large performance space “that sits under an enormous silvery puffer jacket of shell,” Mr. Cooper said.
But what makes the Shed really stand out is its telescoping shell, which “can roll back and forth on rails,” he said. “When extended, it doubles the footprint of the Shed, creating a huge indoor space.”
He added, “When it is rolled back over the main building, it exposes a large public plaza for outdoor performances or public space.”
[The Times’s Ginia Bellafante called the Shed “an act of repentance for the sins that surround it.”]
So, what can the Shed contribute to a city chock-full of performance spaces?
Plenty, Mr. Cooper said. The Shed’s founders and designers believe that New York “still needs flexible spaces where artists can collaborate across disciplines.”
The Shed’s first weeks will feature what The Times’s Culture Desk called a “flight of ambitious programming.” “Soundtrack of America,” a celebration of African-American music directed by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen, begins its run tonight; “Norma Jeane Baker of Troy,” a dramatic work by Anne Carson and performed by Renée Fleming and Ben Whishaw, opens tomorrow.
An elaborately staged Björk concert will debut on May 6.
You can get tickets here. (But not for the sold-out Björk show.)
[More must-see, must-hear events for April can be found on The Times’s Culture Calendar.]Disgraced star witness to be sentenced
The Times’s Benjamin Weiser reports:
Even criminals who break their plea deals have a chance to catch a break. Just ask Todd Howe.
In New York, Mr. Howe is among the more prominent federal witnesses in recent years. He had helped the authorities investigate corruption at the highest levels of state government, and last year he testified for the prosecution at the bribery trial of Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Governor Cuomo.
Mr. Howe had pleaded guilty to eight felonies as part of his deal to become a government witness. But during his testimony, he also admitted that he had tried to defraud a credit card company in violation of his cooperation agreement.
Today in Federal District Court in Manhattan, Judge Valerie Caproni is scheduled to decide whether to sentence Mr. Howe to prison.
Federal prosecutors have written to Judge Caproni, saying that despite the credit card issue, he had been “a productive and helpful cooperating witness in an important public corruption case that sent a powerful deterrent message.”
Mr. Howe, in his own letter to the court, called himself “humbled and humiliated.”
He said that if Judge Caproni were to give him another chance, “I will never go down this road again.”From The Times
Is Mayor de Blasio running for president? He’s doing all the things politicians do before announcing a run.
Who is hosting Mayor de Blasio’s fund-raiser in Boston? He wouldn’t say, but we found out.
When a boy wandered onto the subway tracks, a train operator slowed down and coaxed him to safety.
A body found in a storage unit may be a missing Staten Island teacher, the police said.
[Want more news from New York and around the region? Check out our full coverage.]
The mini crossword: Here is today’s puzzle.
An English-language school abruptly shut down this week, jeopardizing the immigration status and finances of students. [The City]
A 2-year-old’s paintings are selling for thousands of dollars. [New York Post]
The Museum of the City of New York is hosting a giant scavenger hunt. [6sqft]
Did you know: “At the nonprofit Animal Medical Center, a large veterinary hospital on Manhattan’s East Side, every guide dog in the tristate area is entitled to free medical care.” [Wall Street Journal]
Bring a project you’re working on or learn something new at a craft group at the Bronx Library Center. 11 a.m. [Free]
Enjoy the music of the tenor Freddie Lando at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and garden in the Bronx. 6 p.m. 
A series dedicated to the filmmaker Penny Lane kicks off with the documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop” at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. 7 p.m. 
The visual artist Ola Ronke Akinmowo leads a discussion on Harlem’s L.G.B.T.Q. community at the New York Public Library’s George Bruce Branch in Manhattan. 3:30 p.m. [Free]
Vote for the best grill masters at the New York City Barbecue Cook-Off at Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island. Noon 
The Flower Power Spring Market at the Greenpoint Loft in Brooklyn features vendors, yoga, butterfly mask-making and more. 1 p.m. [Free]
Tarot readings from comedians at Q.E.D. in Queens promises hilarity, not clarity. 7 p.m. 
— 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: How to enjoy Smorgasburg
Rejoice, foodies, Instagram obsessives, tourists and anyone looking for a break from the dollar pizza slice routine: The Woodstock of eating is back.
Smorgasburg, the outdoor food market in Brooklyn, reopens this weekend, and it’s adding a location in Lower Manhattan on Fridays.
The popular pop-up, which runs through October, will again have dozens of vendors at each location. How can one person enjoy all that food?
My Times colleague Nick Corasaniti, a Smorgasburg fan, offers this advice:
• Show up hungry but don’t immediately hop in a long line, even if a short rib topped with chimichurri is at the queue’s end.
• Instead, grab a snack from a lineless vendor (an ice pop or some dumplings, perhaps?), and do a lap while you nibble. Survey whether the stalls are crowded by Instagramming mobs (maybe stay away) or satisfied finger-lickers (maybe follow suit).
• Bring a friend (or an audiobook) to keep you company.
On Saturdays, Smorgasburg is at East River State Park and features about 100 vendors, according to the organizers. On Sundays, it’s at Prospect Park and has about 80 vendors.
On both days, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Starting April 12, Smorgasburg will expand to Oculus Plaza in Manhattan. About 25 vendors will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays.
The markets are free to enter and are open rain or shine. Vendors accept cash, and some accept electronic payments.
Thrillist has a list of the new vendors, including Kochin, 10Below and Nansense, the Afghan food truck and 2018 Vendy Awards winner.
It’s Friday — eat, drink and Instagram.Metropolitan Diary: At the Sanders
Every Saturday afternoon, rain or shine, my friend Patty and I would go to the Sanders Theater in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn.
It didn’t matter what was playing, “The Thing” or Abbott and Costello, we went anyway.
We would see two features, a newsreel, cartoons and a serial in which a young lady was tied to the tracks with a train heading toward her. Come back next week and see what happens!
Candy always accompanied us. I loved Chuckles, Turkish Taffy and Mason Mints. My dentist is grateful that I took these excursions.
One afternoon, someone — a boy, I bet — threw bubble gum down from the balcony. It landed in my hair. My mother had to chop it out, leaving two inches of hair standing straight up.
After the movie, we would stumble out into the sunshine, our eyes blinking to adjust to the bright light.
— Barbara Kaiser
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2017买马74期马报【到】【了】【腊】【月】，【就】【有】【了】【过】【年】【的】【气】【氛】。 【各】【方】【的】【使】【者】【与】【年】【礼】【也】【陆】【续】【到】【了】。 【台】【州】【白】【衫】【早】【已】【灰】【飞】【烟】【灭】，【剩】【下】【的】【其】【他】【三】【伙】【白】【衫】【势】【力】，【倒】【是】【与】【金】【陵】【城】【中】【都】【有】【了】【往】【来】。 【亳】【州】【白】【衫】【不】【用】【说】，【名】【义】【上】【与】【滁】【州】【军】【还】【是】【一】【家】。 【泰】【州】【白】【衫】【也】【始】【终】【客】【气】。 【就】【是】【蕲】【春】【白】【衫】【那】【边】，【原】【本】【不】【理】【会】【滁】【州】【军】，【可】【因】【上】【次】【两】【军】【在】【洪】【州】【外】【谈】【判】，【倒】【是】
【真】【是】【一】【个】【谜】【一】【样】【的】【女】【孩】【子】…… 【这】【一】【觉】，【夏】【暖】【燕】【睡】【得】【非】【常】【踏】【实】，【好】【像】【是】【今】【生】【今】【世】【睡】【得】【最】【踏】【实】【的】【一】【回】。 【起】【床】【洗】【漱】【更】【衣】【后】，【夏】【暖】【燕】【突】【然】【想】【梳】【一】【个】【精】【致】【的】【飞】【燕】【髻】，【但】【显】【然】【她】【自】【己】【一】【个】【人】【办】【不】【到】，【于】【是】【她】【去】【床】【上】【把】【还】【在】【打】【呼】【的】【真】【静】【拖】【起】【来】。【真】【静】【打】【着】【大】【大】【的】【哈】【欠】，【眼】【角】【挂】【着】【清】【泪】，【手】【里】【高】【举】【着】【梳】【子】、【篦】【子】【和】【木】【簪】【子】，【自】【信】【满】
【金】【瓶】【儿】【面】【上】【尴】【尬】【之】【色】【一】【闪】【即】【逝】，【旋】【即】【又】【露】【出】【妩】【媚】【的】【笑】【颜】，【十】【分】【光】【棍】【的】【说】【道】“【道】【爷】【还】【真】【是】【慧】【眼】，【这】【都】【被】【你】【看】【穿】【了】~” “【瓶】【儿】【跟】【鬼】【厉】【可】【是】【竞】【争】【关】【系】，【这】【么】【做】【也】【无】【可】【厚】【非】。【难】【不】【成】【让】【我】【一】【个】【弱】【女】【子】【去】【跟】【他】【硬】【拼】【硬】【抢】【吗】？” 【陈】【晨】【闻】【言】【不】【以】【为】【然】，【心】【中】【腹】【诽】【道】“【你】【若】【是】【弱】【女】【子】，【这】【天】【下】【的】【男】【子】【还】【不】【得】【羞】【愧】【至】【死】…” 【金】【瓶】
“【这】【是】……【什】【么】【情】【况】……” 【罗】【元】【成】【站】【在】【被】【震】【撼】【的】【现】【场】【中】【央】，【感】【到】【心】【神】【摇】【曳】…… 【段】【思】【凡】【以】【手】【扶】【额】： “【罗】【兄】，【咱】【们】【好】【像】【中】【计】【了】。” “【废】【话】，【这】【还】【用】【你】【说】？” 【罗】【元】【成】【说】【着】【向】【段】【思】【凡】【靠】【拢】。 【两】【个】【人】【都】【明】【白】，【此】【刻】【只】【能】【联】【手】【才】【有】【一】【线】【生】【机】。 【一】【面】【紧】【张】【看】【向】【雪】【阳】【山】【巅】【峰】【四】【根】【铜】【柱】，【一】【面】【走】【近】【彼】【此】。 2017买马74期马报【传】【说】【古】【代】【神】【话】【中】【有】【一】【种】【从】【天】【而】【降】【的】【剑】【法】，【一】【剑】【化】【于】【无】【形】【却】【有】【万】【物】【归】【一】【之】【象】。【如】【同】【实】【质】【般】【的】【剑】【气】【划】【过】【的】【地】【方】【就】【会】【出】【现】【切】【断】，【穹】【如】【天】【空】【的】【行】【云】【也】【会】【被】【这】【一】【剑】【所】【劈】【开】，【流】【露】【出】【背】【后】【万】【丈】【黑】【蓝】【色】【的】【瀑】【布】。 【人】【们】【称】【此】【剑】【式】【为】【万】【物】【归】【一】，【而】【能】【将】【剑】【用】【到】【这】【样】【境】【界】【的】【人】【自】【然】【就】【是】【剑】【仙】【了】。 【而】【王】【者】【荣】【耀】【中】【也】【有】【这】【样】【的】【一】【位】【剑】【仙】，【他】
【南】【戎】【皇】【宫】。 【后】【殿】【的】【寝】【室】【里】，【白】【峰】【崖】【和】【童】【豆】【豆】【站】【在】【外】【面】【窗】【边】，【看】【着】【外】【面】【的】【月】【色】。 【门】【外】【传】【来】【脚】【步】【声】，【随】【即】【是】【侍】【卫】【恭】【敬】【的】【声】【音】，“【属】【下】【参】【见】【皇】【上】。” 【白】【峰】【崖】【脸】【色】【微】【变】，【眸】【色】【也】【跟】【着】【凛】【然】。 【房】【门】【打】【开】，【一】【抹】【身】【影】【走】【了】【进】【来】。 【男】【人】【一】【袭】【明】【黄】【色】【龙】【袍】，【俊】【美】【无】【匹】，【矜】【贵】【无】【比】。 【负】【手】【而】【立】，【俊】【容】【冷】【沉】，【看】【着】【白】
【小】【鞠】【近】【乎】【是】【颤】【抖】【的】【玉】【手】【接】【过】【了】【信】【封】，【又】【一】【遍】【一】【遍】【的】【看】【了】【无】【数】【次】【信】【封】【上】【的】【字】【样】，【才】【小】【心】【的】【将】【信】【封】【打】【了】【开】，【取】【出】【了】【其】【中】【的】【纸】【张】。 —— 【小】【鞠】！【当】【你】【看】【到】【这】【封】【信】【的】【时】【候】，【爸】【爸】【已】【经】【不】【在】【你】【的】【身】【边】【了】，【但】【你】【不】【要】【伤】【心】，【一】【定】【要】【坚】【强】，【要】【好】【好】【照】【顾】【你】【妈】【妈】，【告】【诉】【她】，【是】【爸】【爸】【对】【不】【起】【她】，【不】【过】【爸】【爸】【不】【悔】，【这】【也】【是】【爸】【爸】【也】【要】【对】【你】【说】