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  • 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

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    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

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    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

  • Police officers from the counterterrorism unit stand watch over runners who arrive for the New York City Marathon, Nov. 3, 2013. (Jason DeCrow/AP)

    NYPD Rolling Back Some Counterterror Efforts

    NEW YORK—The move by New York City’s new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just... Read more

  • Michael Bloomberg watches a video testimonial surrounded by shooting survivors and victims' relatives, at New York City Hall on Dec. 17, 2012. (Seth Wenig/AP)

    Bloomberg’s Millions Found ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’

    NEW YORK—Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix... Read more

  • Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis hands out Chobani at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Countdown in Times Square on October 29, 2013 in New York City. (Rommel Demano/Getty Images for Chobani)

    Chobani to Expand Offerings Amid Competition

    NEW YORK—Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category. Starting in July,... Read more

  • 25-mph Slow Zone Coming to Bronx Grand Concourse

    NEW YORK— Traffic signals will be retimed for 25 mph along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx to reduce dangerous speeding. The city’s Department of... Read more

  • Pulaski Skyway Commuters Urged to Use Mass Transit

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.— Officials are advising commuters who use the Pulaski Skyway that this past week was the exception, not the norm. No major traffic... Read more

  • A home in the process of being raised is seen in the Broad Channel section of Queens, New York. About 24,000 families have signed up for New York City's Build-It-Back program, which will help pay for repairs, elevate their homes and reimburse them for repairs that have already completed on the damage left behind by Superstorm Sandy.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    NYC Sandy Recovery Program to Shift Focus

    NEW YORK—A full 18 months after Superstorm Sandy, the mayor announced on Thursday his plans to overhaul storm recovery work to make it more community-focused... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his 2014-15 executive budget proposal at the Hart Theatre in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 21, 2014. (Mike Groll/AP)

    MTA, Transit Workers Tentatively Resolve Contract Dispute Without Fare Hikes

    Transit officials and union representatives announced an agreement Thursday that settles a two-year contract dispute. Transit Workers Union Local 100, which represents 34,000 transit workers,... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question March 28 in Trenton, N.J,. about the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. (Mel Evans/AP)

    GOP Gets $10k Donation from Law Firm that Cleared Chris Christie in Bridge Scandal

    The law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to exonerate him of wrongdoing in the George Washington Bridge scandal has donated $10,000 to... Read more

  • Radical Muslim cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa prays in a street outside his Mosque in north London March 28, 2003. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    Judge Says Radical Imam Cannot Address Jury

    NEW YORK—A judge in New York has rejected an Egyptian Islamic preacher’s request to give his own opening statement at his federal trial on charges... Read more