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Obituary: Sheldon J. Kravitz, Legendary Advertising Businessman

Sheldon Kravits at his Gramercy office in 2013. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
Sheldon Kravits at his Gramercy office in 2013. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Sheldon J. Kravitz, a legendary businessman in the media advertising industry, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 3. He grew up in Brooklyn during the jazz...

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    New York, New Jersey Prepare for Sandy, Hope for Irene

    The way Mother Nature works, you can never be too sure if a storm will actually hit or how hard it will hit, the governors... Read more

  • Carmen Ramirez, whose father Carmelo Quiles recently died of Legionnaires disease, pauses in her mothers apartment in an area of the Bronx which is the center of the outbreak on August 6, 2015 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Why It’s Actually a Good Thing More Legionnaires’ Has Been Found in the Bronx

    NEW YORK—Thirteen more people were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. Although one patient has died, medical specialists are... Read more

  • Chinese people who oppose the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), many of them who've had their land confiscated by authorities, are harassed by supporters of the CCP by blocking their messages with Chinese flags near the Waldorf Astoria on Lexington Ave. between 48th Street and 47th Street in New York where Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is staying, on Sept. 26, 2015. Supporters of the CCP try to cover Fu Yuxia with the Chinese flag in an attempt to block her message (President Xi Jinping, Stop and Meet us, the Chinese Petitioners. Listen to us and Solve our Problems!!!). (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Leader of China Brought a Little of China With Him to New York

    NEW YORK—For 10 minutes on Sept. 26, a scene more commonly witnessed in the Middle Kingdom surreally played out in a corner of Manhattan’s plush... Read more

  • The blood-red light of a total eclipse seen in Nantes, western France, on September 28, 2015. (JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

    Amateur Astronomers Philosophize About Life and Death Amid Red Lunar Eclipse

    NEW YORK—Throughout last week, as people fretted over the yuan devaluation and pope traffic, Joe Delfausse worried about the clouds. It was imperative that there... Read more

  • Chipotle in midtown Manhattan, New York, on June 21, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Chipotle: Pork Back in 90 Percent of Locations

    NEW YORK—Chipotle says carnitas are back on the menu at 90 percent of its restaurants, and that the pork’s return to all U.S. restaurants should... Read more

  • Waves break in front of a destroyed amusement park wrecked by Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Study: Sea Level Rise Increasing Major Storms Off New Jersey

    MANTOLOKING, N.J.—A new study looking back over 1,000 years finds the flooding risk along the New York and New Jersey coasts increased greatly after industrialization,... Read more

  • An Alcoa logo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on a file photo. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

    Alcoa Splitting Into Two Companies

    NEW YORK—Alcoa will split into two independent companies, separating its bauxite, aluminum, and casting operations from its engineering, transportation, and global rolled products businesses. The... Read more

  • Practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong call for an end to the persecution of the practice in China, in front of the Waldorf Astoria in New York where Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is staying, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Banners Calling for Justice Follow China’s Xi Jinping to New York City

    NEW YORK—Banners and protesters were never too far from Chinese leader Xi Jinping while he was in Seattle and Washington, D.C., the first two stops... Read more

  • Pope Francis arrives for a multi-religious service at the site of the 9/11 memorial and Museum on September 25, 2015 in New York City. (Thomas A. Ferrara - Pool/Getty Images)

    Waiting for Pope Francis at 9/11 Memorial, Survivors Find Solace Despite Militarized Tension

    NEW YORK—Hours before Pope Francis was scheduled to arrive in Lower Manhattan, the streets surrounding the 9/11 Memorial & Museum contained an eerie quiet. It... Read more

  • A deforested area near Novo Progresso in Brazil's northern state of Para in a file photo.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

    Deforestation Should Be at Heart of Climate Discussion, Says NGO Panel

    NEW YORK—Ensuring deforestation is given a proper place in global climate discussions is an ongoing goal of the drivers behind the New York Declaration of Forests that was formalized at last year’s U.N... Read more

  • Yogi-Berra

    Yankees Hall of Famer, the Most Quotable Yogi Berra Dies at 90

    NEW YORK— The lovable legend of Yogi Berra, that ain’t ever gonna be over. The Hall of Fame catcher renowned as much for his lovable,... Read more

  • A New Yorker eats his lunch out of a styrofoam take-out container in New York City on December 19, 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Judge Overturns New York City Ban on Plastic Foam Containers

    NEW YORK—A state judge has overturned New York City’s ban on plastic foam containers, finding the nearly 30,000 tons of dirty meat trays and to-go... Read more

  • In this Sept. 10, 2015 photo, a large gazelle mural is shown on the side of a building in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)

    NYC Street Art Makes Statement for Human Rights in Iran

    NEW YORK—A woman in a head scarf, 27 feet high, gazes piercingly from the side of a Brooklyn brownstone. A flock of spray-painted birds breaks... Read more

  • School children hold the flags of nations during the Peace Bell Ceremony to commemorate the International Day of Peace September 21, 2015 at the United Nations in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Can the UN’s Sustainability Plan Transform the Planet?

    In just three days, more than 150 global leaders will convene at the United Nations headquarters in New York for a summit to formally adopt... Read more

  • Customers shop for sun glasses at Macy's Herald Square after the store opened its doors at 8 pm Thanksgiving day in New York City, on Nov. 28, file photo. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

    Macy’s Plans to Add 85K Seasonal Holiday Hiring Workers

    NEW YORK—Macy’s Inc. plans to hire about 85,000 seasonal workers for temporary jobs ahead of the holidays to meet expected higher demand. That is about... Read more

  • Michael O'Malley at his home, one of only two houses in his Ditmas Park neighborhood to have solar panels, in Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 3, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Round Two of New York Solar Campaign Targets Low-Income Consumers

    NEW YORK—A second round of campaigns to advance Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to rebuild New York’s energy infrastructure with clean, affordable options, particularly solar power, is targeting projects... Read more

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