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  • Allison Puglisi, seen on May 6, 2013, was a Hurricane Sandy evacuee in the New York City hotel program. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    City Seeks to End Hotel Program for Sandy Evacuees

    NEW YORK—The city cannot afford to pay for Hurricane Sandy evacuees still living in New York City hotels, according to a motion filed by the... Read more

  • America Ferrera, American actress and co-chair of the "I'm Ready" campaign, speaks to the media at the National Voter Registration Day in Bryant Park, New York City, Sept. 24, 2013. (Christian Watjen/Epoch Times)

    Organizations Encourage Voter Registration

      NEW YORK—Voter registration has been at a historic low, with only 22 percent of registered Democrats and 12 percent Republicans having voted in the... Read more

  • Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. speaks at the press conference marking the release of the New York State White Collar Crime Task Force report at 60 Washington Square South, New York City, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2013. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Criminal Law Reforms Proposed in Landmark Report

    NEW YORK—A state task force released a set of reform recommendations on Sept. 24 meant to strengthen key criminal laws. The reforms are meant to... Read more

  • A screenshot of the Aflac Duck's Twitter account shows the bird near the subway.

    Aflac Duck in Subway Ad Stunt Riles PETA, MTA

    A duck used by insurance company Aflac was let loose inside a subway station in Manhattan, angering PETA and the MTA. The website Gothamist reported... Read more

  • Ex-CEO Accused of Stealing from NYC Jewish Charity

    NEW YORK—The former CEO of a prominent New York City charity, who apologized when he was fired for what he called “mistakes,” was charged Tuesday... Read more

  • Sian Green. (Instagram)

    Sian Green, Tourist Who Lost Foot in NYC Taxi Crash, Gives 1st Interview

    British tourist Sian Green, 23, was recently released from Bellevue Hospital after losing part of her left leg when a New York taxi cab jumped a... Read more

  • A policewoman stands at her post in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., March 27, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Secret Testimony at NYC Court Prompts Complaint

    NEW YORK—A decision by a judge to shut the public out of criminal trial proceedings has prompted a call to protect access to New York... Read more

  • Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group, on Sept. 23
(Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

    Luminaries Want Action on Climate Change

    NEW YORK—Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, head of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson called for more... Read more

  • A worker walks through the construction site at the Hudson Yards development in west Midtown, New York City, Sept. 23, 2013. (NTD Television)

    Work Starts on Amtrak Tunnel Section Under Hudson Yards

    NEW YORK—Rail operators received a stark reminder about the impact of the world’s changing climate when four out of six of New York City’s underwater... Read more

  • A graphic of New York City subway usage created with turnstile data from NYC Open Data 2010-2013. Hovering a mouse over one of the squares when viewing the interactive graphic online reveals the number of entries through the turnstile in one day. (Aaron Schumacher - courtesy of NYC Open Data)

    NYC Releases New Data to Public

    NEW YORK—The city is providing locals with more access to public data than ever before, officials announced Sept. 23. The data is a treasure for... Read more

  • A motorcade drives past the United Nations headquarters ahead of the start of the 68th UN General Assembly, in New York, September 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN: Small Plane in Restricted Airspace Chased by Air Force F-16 Jets

    Air Force F-16 fighter jets on Monday chased a small plane inside the restricted airspace near the United Nations building in New York City ahead... Read more

  • A screenshot shows Dr. Prabhjot Singh's Twitter account.

    Prabhjot Singh, Sikh Columbia Professor, Attacked in NYC in Likely Hate Crime

    Dr. Prabhjot Singh, a Sikh man who is a professor at Columbia University, was attacked by several young men in what appears to be a... Read more

  • City Council Committee on Health Chair Maria del Carmen Arroyo (L) and Committee Counsel Daniel Hafetz at Council Chambers, New York City, Sept. 23, 2013. Five bills were introduced to reform the letter grading system used by Department of Health inspectors in New York City restaurants. (Sarah Matheson/Epoch Times)

    Health Department Objects to Restaurant Grading Bill

    NEW YORK—The Department of Health is objecting to a bill before City Council that would set up an ombudsmen office to deal with restaurant owners’... Read more

  • A view of South Street Seaport from Fulton Street, Lower Manhattan, Sept. 6, 2013 (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Changes to Historic South Street Seaport Unsettle Stakeholders

    NEW YORK—Imagine Lower Manhattan’s East River waterfront full of schooners and sailboats, low-rise brick buildings, cobblestone streets, and bustling maritime trade. This was New York... Read more

  • Aleksandra Bielska (L), and her friend Beata Frankowicz(R), who are visiting New York from Poland, are camping out on the tuft set up by the Montefiori Park Neighborhood Association on 138th Street and Broadway, Sept. 20, 2013. This day marks the international Park(ing) Day initiative, celebrated in 162 cities around the world. (Kristina Skorbach/Epoch Times)

    Worldwide Park(ing) Day Springs Up in New York

    NEW YORK—Open green public spaces where people could spend a few minutes of their precious time to relax, chat, and play a board game or... Read more

  • (L–R) Assemblymen Kevin Cahill, Marcos Crespo, and Richard Gottfried at a hearing about the federal health care overhaul and recent immigrants in Manhattan, Sept. 17, 2013. (Sarah Matheson/Epoch Times)

    Assembly Hearing Examines Impact of Health Care Exchange on Immigrants

    NEW YORK—When New York’s official health care market place opens for enrollment on Oct. 1, it will probably fall short of some people’s expectations, according... Read more

  • Stop Food Waste Advocates Appeal to Public

    NEW YORK—They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If the old adage is true, The Food Think Tank is well... Read more

  • A Manhattan bar rated with a Health Department 'A' grade in New York City, March 7, 2011. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Reform to NY Restaurant Health Inspections on the Way

    NEW YORK—Restaurant grading, whereby restaurants receive A’s, B’s, or C’s from Department of Health inspectors, often comes with hefty fines and can cause considerable stress... Read more

  • Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks outside the Metropolitan Hospital Center on the Upper East Side, New York City, Sept. 22, 2013. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Schumer Pushes to Curtail MDMA Trafficking and Manufacturing

    NEW YORK—Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced a two-pronged push to curtail the trafficking and manufacture of MDMA, a drug known as molly or ecstasy. A... Read more

  • Pedestrian Seriously Injured on Long Island

    HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y.— Suffolk County police say a pedestrian has been struck and seriously injured near a Huntington Station intersection. Nelson Vasquez was taken by... Read more

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