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  • Four company representatives discuss the tech industry in Brooklyn, New York, on April 23, 2014.

    Brooklyn’s Tech Boom Highlighted at Tech Triangle Forum

    NEW YORK—A Brooklyn tech coalition invited four CEOs from top local tech companies to take part in a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 23. It’s... Read more

  • The New York Times headquarters building April 21, 2011 in New York City. The New York Times profits fell 51 percent in the first quarter of 2014. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

    New York Times 1Q Profit Falls 51 Percent

    NEW YORK — The New York Times Co. said Thursday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 51 percent, as higher costs outpaced small increases in... Read more

  • TF Cornerstone’s 57th Street Rental Megaproject Moves Forward With Concessions

    TF Cornerstone’s 1,189 rental unit mixed-use project was approved by the City Council’s Land Use committee Thursday, after recent neighborhood opposition at the eleventh hour. Residents... Read more

  • Timia Madix, an elementary school student tries her new glasses at the OneSight mobile vision center and optical lab in Brooklyn on Wednesday. (James Li/Epoch Times)

    120 Brooklyn Students Get Glasses After Mobile Eye Clinic Visit

    Hundreds of school children in Brooklyn were given eye care in a mobile vision center and optical lab on Wednesday. The services were provided by... Read more

  • Students eat their lunch at Barre Town Elementary School on Sept. 3, 2013. (Toby Talbot/AP)

    NYC Council Pushes Free School Lunch, De Blasio Hesitates

    NEW YORK—City Council wants all public school children to eat lunch for free, a change that would cost the city about $24 million a year... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 1, 2012, file photo, a police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists in New York. This photo is among the many put on Twitter in response to a New York Police Department request for Twitter users to share pictures of themselves posing with police officers. The NYPD sent a tweet on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, saying it might feature the photographs on its Facebook page.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    #myNYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires on New York Police Department

    NEW YORK— To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. The nation’s largest police department learned the hard way... Read more

  • Reverend Robert Stearns, from left, William Rapfogel, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier, and Rabbi Avi Weiss, form a human chain across First Avenue in front of the United Nations to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Ex-CEO Pleads Guilty to Looting Charity

    NEW YORK—The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal $5 million in an insurance scheme that authorities linked... Read more

  • Gama Droiville, a choirboy who was hit by a stray bullet in his eye, listens during a news conference on Tuesday April 22, 2014, at Kings County Hospital in New York.  Droiville, who was shot while he waited with his aunt for a bus in the Brooklyn borough of New York, left the hospital Tuesday. Police charged a 21-year-old New York City man with attempted murder in connection of the shooting, Friday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYC Teen Hit In The Eye Released From Hospital

    NEW YORK— A 13-year-old New York City boy shot in the eye by a stray bullet last week has been released from the hospital. Gama... Read more

  • NYC Proposing 3.35 Percent Water Rate Hike

    NEW YORK— New York City is proposing a 3.35 percent water and sewer rate increase. It would be the lowest hike since fiscal 2006. Mayor... Read more

  • Gama Droiville, hit by two stray bullets in Brooklyn, was released from the Kings County Hospital Center in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, April 22, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Boy Caught in Crossfire Released From Hospital, Focused on Regaining Sight

    NEW YORK—Thirteen-year-old Gama Droiville was waiting for a bus in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, when he was shot twice in the head—caught in the crossfire of... Read more

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    #myNYPD Blows Up on Twitter as People Rail Against New York Police Department (+Photos)

    What started out as a public relations attempt on Tuesday quickly blew into people across New York City railing against the New York Police Department... Read more

  • Transit Union to Get $6M in MTA Pact

    NEW YORK— A tentative contract deal between the MTA and Transport Workers Union Local 100 includes $6 million in payments into a fund used by... Read more

  • This Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows reinforced dunes and the buried remains of the former boardwalk along a beach in the Rockaway neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Rockaway Boardwalk Rebuilding To Begin This Week

    NEW YORK— Repair on a stretch of Rockaway boardwalk destroyed by Superstorm Sandy is slated to begin this week. The Daily News ( ) says... Read more

  • Students answer questions in a class at Success Academy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, Oct. 29, 2013. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Inside Success Academies: A Former Teacher Tells All

    NEW YORK—Anna is a prototype of a Success Academy teacher—young, positive, attractive—exactly like about a dozen other teachers and employees from this charter school network... Read more

  • Grace Chan at the NYC Easter Parade display their creativity on 5th Avenue in New York, April 20, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    The Grand Hatters of NYC’s Easter Parade

    NEW YORK—No one knows exactly when the pompous Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue turned into the palooza of quirkiness it is today. Yet this Sunday... Read more

  • Magnolia blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, April 17, 2014. (Holly Kellum)

    Temperatures Affect Cherry Blossoms’ Peak Bloom Period in NY

    NEW YORK—Cherry blossoms in New York City are blooming about a week later than normal this year, due to a historically cold winter. “The cold... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on January 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

    NY-NJ Port Authority Taking Look at Reforms

    NEWARK, N.J.—A year ago this week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a public board meeting to re-elect its officers and... Read more

  • Acura

    Acura TLX Makes World Debut at New York International Auto Show

    Acura introduced its next-generation TL model, the TLX, at the New York International Auto Show. Aimed at the mid-sized luxury performance sedan market, the 2015... Read more

  • jeep

    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler: Rebirth of a Classic

    Jeep has resurrected a legendary name for its 2014 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited: Willys, the car that started it all. With the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited... Read more

  • Jonathan Fleming (R), listens to his lawyer Anthony Mayol during a hearing in Brooklyn's Supreme court in New York, April 8. The recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars is getting help from dozens of well-wishers contributing to an online fund for him. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

    Fund Raises Thousands for Exonerated NYC Man

    NEW YORK—A recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting... Read more