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It’s Friday. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Brooklyn native, is 86 today.
Weather: Grab the umbrella. Today will be wet and cloudy — but warm. The weekend will be sunnier and drier.
Alternate-side parking: In effect through Wednesday, then suspended Thursday for Purim.
For the first time in decades, a New York Mafia boss was assassinated. One expert said it looked like an inside job.
The murder of the reputed boss, Francesco Cali, on Staten Island on Wednesday night was also a reminder that the five Mafia families of New York are still around.
[Read our main article about the killing: Mr. Cali was a “ghost” who avoided the limelight.]
For years, New Yorkers’ rents and food were more expensive because of the “unseen taxes” levied by the mob, according to Selwyn Raab, a former Times reporter and author of several books about the Mafia and law enforcement.
“The Mafia, whether you like it or not, always has been part of the fabric of New York life,” he said.
What does this murder say about the mob, and New York?
Mr. Raab explained in an interview, which we’ve lightly edited and condensed for clarity:
Who was Francesco Cali?
He was a reputed leader of the Gambino crime family. For years, the family was led by John Gotti. His son and later his brother Gene were also influential members. They were flamboyant, and by around 2006, they were gone. [They went to prison.]
After the Gottis, the Sicilians took control of the family. The Sicilian faction included Mr. Cali. He grew up in Brooklyn, but his parents were from Palermo, Italy, and his family was involved in the Sicilian Mafia, according to Italian authorities.
How was he killed?
The police said he was shot six times outside his home, shortly after a motorist crashed into Mr. Cali’s car. He had no bodyguards. He probably wasn’t even armed. He obviously considered himself immune.
What does the killing suggest?
Somebody felt endangered by Mr. Cali, and they want to take over the family. And they wouldn’t be doing it if there wasn’t some wealth involved. Normally, they kill you with a single shot, but the idea that they really blasted away at him, that’s a message: The people who got him are very violent.
When was the last time a reputed Mafia boss was killed?
Paul Castellano in 1985. It was a power move. The Gottis thought they were going to be threatened by Castellano. It was a pre-emptive strike.
What does Mr. Cali’s death say about the Mafia today?
It’s the end of an era of peace. They know this is going to get headlines and it’s going to get a lot of attention. So, it’s a very drastic move, and it ends this 20 years of pretty much peaceful “stay under the radar screens.”
Mafia families didn’t want hits. Hits created headlines. Headlines created enforcement, and also scrutiny. Their bread and butter is gambling, loan sharking and drugs. It’s a potential for corrupting law enforcement and influencing politics because they make a lot of money.
Because of the construction industry rackets, your rents were higher because the costs were higher. Same thing with your food; the costs were higher because they were involved in the food industry. Private garbage hauling, too.
How does Mr. Cali compare with John Gotti, the notorious Mafia boss?
First, unlike the Gottis, no one ever heard of Mr. Cali. He wasn’t flamboyant. He kept a low profile.
Second, the Sicilians changed a hundred-year rule of American Mafia families: If you were in the Mafia and then cooperated with law enforcement, the Mafia would go after you, but not your family.
The new edict said if you’re in the Mafia and then cooperate with law enforcement, we’ll go after you, your relatives and your loved ones.
Todt Hill on Staten Island: Mr. Cali’s neighborhood is known for mob ties.
A look at five high-profile mob hits before the Cali slaying.
The Gambino crime family: How control has changed since the 1950s.From The Times
A woman in Queens this week told the police she witnessed a body being buried in her backyard 40 years ago.
College entrance exams have been at the center of scandals from an upmarket New York City suburb to China.
Parents wanted their unvaccinated children in school, but a federal judge in White Plains said no.
A court ruling in Connecticut clears the way for a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the firearm used in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
[Want more news from New York and around the region? Check out our full coverage.]
The mini crossword: Here is today’s puzzle.
There are just nine all-women apartment buildings left in New York City. [New York Post]
Nonconsensual pelvic exams at hospitals may soon be banned in New York. [Politico NY]
A grass-roots organization wants to solve the problem of vacant storefronts on the Upper West Side. [Our Town]
Was there a coyote in Riverside Park? [West Side Rag]
The decay of a train station in Woodside is slow but visible. [QNS]
Be careful what you call a “barcade.” [Eater]
The Downtown Alliance unveils “Prismatica,” an art installation of kaleidoscopes, at three plazas in Manhattan: 75 Wall Street, 77 Water Street and 32 Old Slip. All open at 7 a.m. [Free]
Have a late-evening chuckle with local comedians at the Broadway Comedy Club. 11 p.m. [Two-drink minimum]
The BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn screens shorts as part of its Caribbean Film Series. 4:30 p.m. 
A discussion of Jeffrey Gibson’s “The Anthropophagic Effect” at the New Museum in Manhattan. 3 p.m. 
The Hangovers perform jazz at FourFiveSix in Brooklyn. 7:30 p.m. [Free]
For Women’s History Month, join the Urban Park Rangers on a tour of the Gravesend cemetery in Brooklyn to learn about Lady Deborah Moody. 11 a.m. [Free]
— Derek Norman
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: Why isn’t the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17?
The Times’s Corey Kilgannon reports:
St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday. So why is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan tomorrow?
“Religious reasons,” John T. Ridge, a parade historian, said. “If March 17 falls on a Sunday, which is a holy day, the parade is held on Saturday.”
Brian O’Dwyer, the parade’s grand marshal, also noted: “We don’t want to march past St. Patrick’s Cathedral and disrupt things with our bagpipes.”
Now in its 258th year, the parade will start at 11 a.m. and proceed up Fifth Avenue, from 44th Street to 79th Street.
Of course, March 17 most often falls on a busy weekday. Tying up Fifth Avenue and its surroundings on that date is something that city officials have occasionally tried to change, said John Dunleavy, 80, who served as parade chairman for 22 years.
“We had no problems when City Hall was all Irish, but since then we’ve had politicians who wanted to move the parade to the weekend and even move it off Fifth Avenue,” he said. “But the parade also means that every bar, every restaurant, every hotel in Midtown is packed.
“So, once we reminded them of the enormous tax revenue to the city, they let us alone.”
It’s Friday — you deserve a parade.Metropolitan Diary: Packed in
I couldn’t help but bristle at the woman throwing herself into the packed M train at the last minute, even though I had just done the same thing myself. She jostled me far too close to a man there in the car. He was clearly unhappy.
“Come on,” he said as the woman cleared the closing doors. “Wait for the next one.”
My backpack was dangling from my left hand. My book was in my right. When I was ready to turn the page, my left hand was tucked too tightly at my side to be any help. I tried sliding my right thumb beneath the page, but that didn’t work.
I had just decided to wait until the next stop to turn the page when the man I had been shoved into used his empty hand to turn it for me.
— Anna Gabianelli
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【虹】【之】【国】，【一】【个】【巨】【大】【的】【瀑】【布】【前】。 【自】【来】【也】【早】【已】【不】【知】【去】【向】，【鸣】【人】【自】【己】【一】【个】【人】【在】【瀑】【布】【下】【的】【水】【潭】【中】【刻】【苦】【修】【炼】。 【雏】【田】【通】【过】【白】【眼】，【可】【以】【看】【到】【鸣】【人】【正】【在】【做】【的】【只】【是】【最】【基】【础】【的】【修】【炼】，【而】【鸣】【人】【的】【实】【力】【比】【起】【离】【开】【木】【叶】【的】【时】【候】，【也】【只】【有】【很】【微】【小】【的】【一】【点】【进】【步】。 “【果】【然】【是】【笨】【蛋】【的】【修】【炼】【方】【法】！” 【雏】【田】【小】【声】【吐】【槽】【了】【一】【句】，【转】【头】【对】【身】【后】【的】【两】【个】【大】
【吴】【春】【啜】【泣】【着】，【她】【低】【下】【头】，【然】【后】【又】【抬】【头】【看】【了】【林】【乃】【风】【一】【眼】：“【儿】【子】，【你】【过】【来】！” 【林】【乃】【风】【走】【了】【过】【去】，【他】【试】【图】【将】【母】【亲】【从】【地】【上】【拉】【扯】【起】【来】，【从】【小】【到】【大】，【他】【看】【到】【的】【母】【亲】【都】【是】【坚】【强】【能】【干】【的】，【但】【自】【从】【林】【广】【仁】【来】【到】【他】【家】，【他】【的】【母】【亲】【就】【变】【得】【爱】【哭】【泣】【了】，【是】【他】，【带】【给】【他】【们】【家】【不】【幸】。 【他】【愤】【恨】【的】【看】【了】【林】【广】【仁】【一】【眼】，【然】【后】【拉】【着】【他】【母】【亲】【的】【胳】【臂】：“【妈】
【强】【烈】【的】【刺】【激】【唤】【醒】【了】【沉】【睡】【的】【意】【识】。 【萧】【雨】【清】【醒】【了】【过】【来】，【只】【感】【觉】【天】【地】【都】【在】【眼】【前】【旋】【转】。 【不】，【真】【正】【在】【旋】【转】【的】，【是】【自】【己】。 【逐】【渐】【恢】【复】【的】【思】【考】【能】【力】【让】【萧】【雨】【意】【识】【到】【自】【己】【的】【处】【境】，【之】【前】【的】【经】【历】【也】【同】【时】【在】【脑】【海】【中】【浮】【现】【出】【来】。 【原】【本】【她】【应】【该】【是】【在】【地】【下】【的】，【和】【甄】【夜】【她】【们】【在】【一】【起】【与】【杨】【小】【茜】【对】【峙】。 【但】【是】，【突】【如】【其】【来】【的】【意】【外】【让】【她】【暂】【时】【失】【去】
【王】【烨】【眼】【下】【的】【状】【态】【真】【的】【非】【常】【特】【殊】，【程】【慕】【凤】【从】【未】【在】【其】【他】【人】【身】【上】【见】【过】【类】【似】【的】【情】【况】，【因】【为】【无】【论】【怎】【么】【说】【所】【谓】【魔】【法】【都】【是】【调】【动】【魔】【力】【之】【后】【将】【之】【以】【某】【种】【形】【式】【运】【转】【起】【来】【的】【手】【段】，【乃】【是】【有】【规】【律】【可】【循】【的】，【甚】【至】【没】【有】【这】【种】【规】【律】【也】【就】【不】【配】【称】【之】【为】【魔】【法】【了】，【那】【只】【是】【单】【纯】【的】【魔】【力】【暴】【走】【而】【已】。 【但】【很】【显】【然】【会】【长】【大】【人】【这】【里】【并】【不】【是】【什】【么】【魔】【力】【暴】【走】，【他】【对】【环】【绕】【在】【自】【身】精解六肖【第】【三】【章】【幕】【后】【主】【使】【人】，【第】【六】【十】【九】【节】：【精】【钢】【铁】【人】 【这】【狭】【窄】【的】【甬】【道】【内】，【顿】【时】【生】【出】【一】【股】【浓】【烈】【的】【血】【腥】【味】【儿】，【白】【云】【飞】【捂】【住】【口】【鼻】，【心】【口】【一】【个】【劲】【儿】【的】【往】【上】【翻】【涌】。【老】【二】【余】【继】【跃】【惨】【死】，【老】【大】【余】【继】【祥】【真】【是】【肝】【肠】【寸】【断】，【他】【不】【顾】【一】【切】【就】【要】【往】【里】【冲】，【被】【高】【进】【一】【把】【抓】【住】【了】【手】【腕】【子】，【狠】【劲】【又】【拉】【了】【回】【来】。 【高】【进】【劝】【慰】【道】：“【余】【师】【兄】，【千】【万】【别】【冲】【动】【啊】，【里】【面】【机】
【入】【秋】【了】。【在】【张】【伯】【约】【的】【记】【忆】【里】，【入】【秋】【一】【般】【的】【都】【是】【好】【天】【气】。 【有】【句】【老】【话】【说】【的】【好】，【天】【寒】【地】【冻】【才】【好】【用】【兵】【啊】。 【不】【过】【虽】【然】【说】【是】【立】【秋】【了】。【可】【是】【盛】【夏】【末】【尾】【的】【酷】【暑】【依】【旧】【是】【令】【人】【难】【耐】，【却】【似】【乎】【即】【将】【过】【去】。【路】【边】【依】【旧】【车】【水】【马】【龙】，【与】【往】【常】【唯】【一】【的】【不】【同】【可】【能】【就】【是】【少】【了】【些】【放】【假】【在】【路】【边】【疯】【跑】【疯】【闹】【的】【熊】【孩】【子】。 【情】【人】【眼】【里】【出】【西】【施】。【虽】【然】【说】【张】【伯】【约】【的】【确】
【一】【个】【拳】【头】【大】【的】【光】【球】【擦】【着】【余】【啸】【的】【耳】【边】【打】【过】【去】，【落】【在】【海】【中】【爆】【炸】，【打】【起】【的】【水】【花】【溅】【了】【众】【人】【一】【身】，【宝】【船】【猛】【烈】【地】【晃】【动】【了】【几】【下】。 【应】【春】【堂】【的】【人】【都】【被】【震】【住】。 【余】【啸】【捋】【了】【捋】【耳】【边】【的】【头】【发】，【眨】【了】【眨】【眼】【睛】，【道】：“【蒋】【迁】【前】【辈】【生】【什】【么】【气】，【我】【是】【想】【说】，【如】【果】【前】【辈】【但】【凡】【了】【解】【一】【点】【女】【人】，【就】【不】【会】【问】【晚】【辈】【这】【个】【问】【题】【了】。 “【哪】【个】【女】【人】【不】【想】【以】【自】【己】【最】【好】【的】
【风】【杜】【拿】【着】【酒】【凑】【上】【来】【跟】【贾】【西】【雅】【套】【近】【乎】。 【此】【时】【贾】【西】【雅】【正】【在】【跟】【邓】【余】【讲】【解】【如】【何】【改】【变】【辐】【射】【值】【的】【能】【量】【表】【现】【形】【式】，【怎】【么】【控】【制】【它】【的】【形】【态】【既】【能】【当】【剑】【又】【能】【当】【锤】。 【风】【杜】：“【打】【扰】【一】【下】，【这】【是】【小】【镇】【上】【最】【受】【欢】【迎】【的】【酒】，【队】【长】【说】【一】【定】【要】【请】【你】【们】【尝】【一】【尝】。” 【贾】【西】【雅】：“【放】【那】【儿】【吧】，【谢】【谢】。【首】【先】，【你】【要】【幻】【想】【出】【这】【个】【兵】【器】【的】【具】【体】【形】【态】，【主】【要】【是】【刃】【这】