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Crime has become so 21st century. Young criminals are turning to technology-based theft that doesn’t require any physical contact with the victims. Crime that is less public is also less messy. The 19th Precinct’s community meeting on Monday included a sobering and (almost) entertaining look at the various cons now infesting our stores, banks, gas stations and anywhere else we insert our bank cards and enter codes.

The new Whitney Museum of American Art opened last year in the Meatpacking District of the Lower West Side, leaving the old Whitney, which opened on Madison Avenue in 1966 and closed in 2014, empty of all but its symbolic baggage as an example of Brutalist modernism. Now the Metropolitan Museum of Art has leased the building to exhibit part of its collection of modern art, and is calling it The Met Breuer. Its new incarnation opened today.