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  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Aug. 21, 2013 (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Christie Reopens NJ School Damaged by Sandy, Criticizes Buono’s Plan

    BEACH HAVEN, N.J.—Gov. Chris Christie has helped reopen one of the last remaining New Jersey schools closed by Superstorm Sandy. Christie was on Long Beach... Read more

  • A 118-carat white diamond is on display at Sotheby's, a New York auction house, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in New York. The oval stone will be auctioned off in Hong Kong on Oct. 7 and has a pre-sale estimate of $28 million to $35 million. The current record for any white diamond is $26.7 million. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Record 118-Carat Diamond Worth up to $35 Million

    NEW YORK—A New York auction house is showing off a 118-carat white diamond that’s the size of an egg. The oval stone was highlighted at... Read more

  • NY Bill Would Prohibit Official Frequent-Flier Benefits

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A proposal would prohibit New York government officials from collecting frequent-flyer benefits earned through travel paid by taxpayers. The bill is aimed at state... Read more

  • People ride along a car-free Park Avenue during the Summer Streets event in New York, Aug. 3, 2013. The city of New York has indicated support for health care plans that provide city workers with incentives to quit smoking and lose weight. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

    Navigating the Future of Health Care for City Workers

    NEW YORK—The City of New York has indicated a preference for health care plans that provide city workers with incentives to quit smoking and lose... Read more

  • Off-Broadway Shows Go on Sale

    NEW YORK—A whole week of off-Broadway shows, where you can purchase two tickets for the price of one went on sale this Tuesday. There are... Read more

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a press conference at site of the new center for truants in Harlem, New York City, Sept. 3, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New Center to Help Chronic Truants

    NEW YORK—A new center for truants will give students, who habitually skip school, more than a police escort. In the past, students who got caught... Read more

  • A cards display at the newly opened Astoria Bookshop in Astoria, Queens, New York City, on Sept. 3, 2013. (Kristina Skorbach/Epoch Times)

    Astoria Bookstore Opens a Cultural Scene

    NEW YORK—A beacon of hope in the book-ridden desert of western Queens recently opened its doors. Lexi Beach heeded the wishes of book lovers in... Read more

  • Ron Barth demonstrates a couch and shelf that folds down into a queen-sized bed at his Resource Furniture showroom in Manhattan. (Joshua Philipp/Epoch Times Staff)

    Resource Furniture Competes With Quality Against ‘Slave Labor’

    NEW YORK—Ron Barth hits play on an online video, and to a techno-disco beat a Chinese man is shown transforming shelves into beds, a wall... Read more

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of the Little League World Series Championship game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on August 25, 2013. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Christie Claims Rival Mocked Weight

    NEWARK, N.J.—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accused his Democratic opponent Tuesday of making a mocking reference to his weight when she suggested that the image... Read more

  • Sea Lions From Ore., Calif. Get NYC Homes

    NEW YORK—Four sea lions rescued in Oregon and California have new homes in New York City. The Wildlife Conservation Society says two new female sea... Read more

  • N-word Can’t Be Used at All in Workplaces, Even Among Blacks

    NEW YORK—A federal jury has rejected the argument that use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment,... Read more

  • Bloomberg Steps Up Efforts to Combat Truancy

    NEW YORK—Mayor Michael Bloomberg is revving up New York City’s efforts to beat school truancy. The initiative is starting with the new school year. Teachers... Read more

  • Shoppers at the GAP at Herald Square, New York City, Sept. 2, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Discounts Lure Labor Day Shoppers

    NEW YORK—As holiday sales go, Black Friday has the most retailers, but Labor Day has the biggest discounts. Nearly 100 major retailers, including Macy’s, Wal-Mart,... Read more

  • Dressed in costume, Kelva Joseph struts along Eastern Parkway  during the West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn, New York City, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

    Shout Out for Safety at Caribbean Festival

    NEW YORK—Government officials and community members gathered on the last day of the West Indian American Day Carnival this Monday morning. This year the Caribbean-American... Read more

  • John Rynne, 87, missing in Queens, New York, on Sept. 3, 2013. (Courtesy of NYPD)

    John Rynne, 87-Year-Old, Missing in Queens, NYC

    NYPD are searching for John Rynne, 87, who went missing from 47-07 164 St. in Flushing, Queens, on Monday. He is described as 5 feet and... Read more

  • Sarai Sierra. (Facebook)

    Zaya Tasali’s Trial Begins: Murder of NY Woman During Turkey Visit

    Zaya Tasali told the court on Tuesday, the opening day of his trial, that he killed Sarai Sierra of New York while she was on... Read more

  • The largest free-flying American flag in the world flies over the George Washington Bridge Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Fort Lee, N.J. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the flag will fly on Labor Day under the upper arch of the bridge's New Jersey tower. It's meant to honor working men and women across the country. The flag is 90 feet long by 60 feet wide, with stripes measuring about five feet wide and stars about four feet in diameter. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    George Washington Bridge: American Flag Flying for Labor Day Largest in World (+Photos)

    FORT LEE, N.J.—The largest free-flying American flag in the world is now flying over the George Washington Bridge in honor of Labor Day. The Port Authority of New York... Read more

  • NYC Buildings Dept. Appoints First Building Marshal

    NEW YORK—For the first time, the New York City Buildings Dept. has a building marshal. The newly appointed Building Marshal Salvatore Agostino will work with... Read more

  • Update: Fire on Queensboro Bridge

    NEW YORK—Authorities say a truck caught fire on a major New York City Bridge, and the lower level was closed for about five hours. The... Read more

  • NY State Trooper Exams Scheduled for October

    ALBANY, N.Y.—State police are reminding those who’d like to join their ranks that this is the final week to sign up for the entrance exam... Read more