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    ­An evening session at MNDFL, a Manhattan meditation studio that opened in November.
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    No Texts, Please, We’re Meditating

    Increasing numbers of harried New Yorkers are gathering to close their eyes and just breathe.


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    Bobby Fischer, left, played a speed match against Andrew Soltis in 1971 at the Manhattan Chess Club.
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    The New York Gambit

    Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, who have New York roots, are among those competing to oppose Magnus Carlsen in the first world chess championship in New York since 1995.


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    Damian Lewis, left, as Bobby Axelrod, and Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades in the TV series “Billions.”
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    Big City

    Rooting for the Robber Barons, at Least on the Screen

    The charisma and audacity of wealthy characters in shows like Showtime’s “Billions” can win over even those who bemoan the greed of the financial industry.