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New York City Department of Correction commissioner Joseph Ponte (L) and Mayor Bill de Blasio at a media briefing on jail reforms at City Hall in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
New York City Department of Correction commissioner Joseph Ponte (L) and Mayor Bill de Blasio at a media briefing on jail reforms at City Hall in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—At a Thursday press briefing on the Department of Correction’s planned reforms of jail conditions at Rikers Island, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Corrections...

  • Professor Richard Johnson in a room devoted to the Leiden Collection at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

    Cornell Professor Unlocks Mysteries of Paintings

    ITHACA, N.Y.—Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The Cornell University electrical and computer engineering professor is a digital... Read more

  • A drone flown by Brian Wilson lands after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. The government is receiving reports nearly every day _ and sometimes two or three times a day of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual, federal and industry officials familiar with the reports told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Feds Investigating Drone Sightings at NYC Airport

    NEW YORK—Federal officials are investigating after three commercial pilots reported drones flying near their planes as they approached New York City’s Kennedy Airport this week... Read more

  • Cranes work alongside the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    A $5B Question: How Should New York Spend Surplus?

    ALBANY, N.Y.—As government problems go, it’s not a bad one to have: How should New York spend a $5 billion surplus? The options are all... Read more

  • A man digs out his driveway in Depew, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2014. The Buffalo area found itself buried under as much as 5 1/2 feet of snow Wednesday, with another lake-effect storm expected to bring 2 to 3 more feet by late Thursday. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Derek Gee)

    Round 2: Buffalo Faces Another Wintry Wallop

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day... Read more

  • Snowdrifts create a beautiful setting as a man tries to dig out his driveway on Bowen Road in Lancaster, N.Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Buffalo Area Residents Work to Recover After Massive Lake-Effect Snowfall

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—A ferocious lake-effect storm left the Buffalo area buried under 6 feet of snow Wednesday, trapping people on highways and in homes, and another... Read more

  • City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in New York City on Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NY City Council Eyes Zoning to Boost Manufacturing

    NEW YORK—New York City lawmakers are envisioning new zoning districts to encourage growth of manufacturing, technology, and design companies, according to a report released Wednesday... Read more

  • Rev. Al Sharpton at a rally against police brutality on Staten Island on Aug. 23, 2014. Sharpton discredited a recent New York Times story, which reported that he still owed more than $4 million in overdue taxes. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Al Sharpton Responds to Unpaid Taxes Rumors, Ferguson

    NEW YORK—In response to a New York Times article published on Tuesday reporting the Rev. Al Sharpton and his civil rights organization owed more than... Read more

  • A CSX freight train plows its way past the Cemetery Rd. overpass in Lancaster, N.Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. A lake-effect snow storm dumped over five feet of snow in areas across Western New York. Another two to three feet of snow is expected in the area, bringing snow totals to over 100 inches, almost a years' worth of snow in three days. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Buffalo Area Hit With Epic Snow… With More Coming

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—Homeowners opened their front doors to find themselves sealed in by sheer walls of white. Shovelers turned walkways into head-high canyons. A woman gave... Read more

  • Alder New York cofounders David Krause and Nina Zilka at Pratt Institute's Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator's temporary space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, July 14, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Wants to Revive Its Industrial Sector

    Industrial companies employ 10 percent of the city’s private workforce, but high residential land prices threaten industrial buildings and thus these jobs.  To protect manufacturing... Read more

  • Riders board a New York City subway train. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    MTA Budget Invests More in Safety

    Higher than projected ridership and fare and toll revenues are helping the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s finances, but not enough to offset higher than expected costs,... Read more

  • Christine Bloom works to clear snow off her vehicle to try and make it to work in Hamburg, N.Y.,  on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr.)

    Upstate New York Gets More Snow; Another Storm Looming

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow... Read more

  • Christine Bloom works to clear snow off her vehicle to try and make it to work in Hamburg, N.Y.,  on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr.)

    Brutal Snow Storm Strikes Upstate New York Counties

    Strong snow storms battered New York, threatening lives and transportation. Five people died—three from heart attacks—and hundreds were stranded in the brutal blizzard. New York... Read more

  • New York City police officer Rosa Rodriguez leaves the Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, New York on May 19, 2014, after recovering from a critical injury she suffered while responding to an apartment building fire. The city's police union is urging the City Council to support a state bill that would increase pensions for officers permanently injured while on duty. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Police Union at Odds With City Council Over Bounced Emails

    The police union is unhappy about the City Council again. Last week, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA)—the city’s largest police union—offered blunt criticism of several... Read more

  • Women shop in midtown Manhattan, New York on March 26, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New Yorkers Could Face 10 Cent Tax on Plastic Bags

    NEW YORK—On a rainy Tuesday evening, Councilmember Andy King was at the entrance for the 2 and 5-line subway station on 233rd street in the... Read more

  • Former New York gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout (L) and filmmaker Josh Fox at a rally protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline in downtown Manhattan, New York on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate was expected to vote on whether to approve the next phase of the pipeline's construction, which will bring crude oil from Canadian tar sands to refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Opposition in New York City

    NEW YORK—Ahead of a U.S. Senate vote on the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a group of local environmental activists rallied in downtown... Read more

  • An MTA worker clears subway stairs of snow, Brooklyn borough, New York City (file photo). (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    MTA Preps for Winter Weather

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has stocked up on snow-fighting equipment in preparation for the winter weather. Winter operation plans go into effect every year mid-November and... Read more