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  • Sandy evacuees (L-R) Jocelyne Oscar, John Finan, Rachal Azani and Joan Sweet share a happy moment in Sweet's hotel room at the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan after hearing that an anonymous donor saved them from living on the streets. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    UPDATE: $1 Million ‘Anonymous Donor’ for Sandy Evacuees Revealed as Red Cross

    NEW YORK—Many Sandy evacuees still living in city-sponsored hotel rooms were rescued from imminent homelessness on Oct. 4 by an unexpected $1 million donation from... Read more

  • Andrew Cuomo speaks at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Panel Upon Panel: Complexities of NY Tax Review

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s two tax commissions are apparently creating some misunderstanding even within one of the panels. Under Cuomo’s orders, a tax commission... Read more

  • Graffiti by the secretive British artist Banksy, featuring a dog and a fire plug, draws attention on 24th Street, near Sixth Avenue in New York, on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Banksy graffiti is turning up on the streets of the city and all over social media. Banksy announced on his website that he is undertaking “an artists residency on the streets of New York” this month. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Elusive Graffiti Artist Banksy Hits NYC

    NEW YORK— Graffiti by the secretive British artist Banksy is turning up on the streets of New York City — and all over social media... Read more

  • A biker's helmet-camera took a video of the incident. Driver Alexian Lien was injured and required stitches over the weekend in Manhattan. (Screenshot/YouTube)

    Robert Sims, NY Biker Who Allegedly Grabbed SUV Door, in Custody: Report

    Robert Sims, the biker who allegedly grabbed the SUV door during Sunday’s biker attack in New York City, was arrested on Friday. Sims, 35, grabbed... Read more

  • Off-Duty NYPD Officer Joseph McClean Arrested in Accident That Killed William Hemphill

    NEW YORK— An off-duty New York City police officer has been arrested on charges including vehicular manslaughter after an accident that claimed the life of... Read more

  • Sandy evacuees (L-R) Jocelyne Oscar, John Finan, Rachal Azani, and Joan Sweet share a happy moment in Sweet's hotel room at the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan after hearing that an anonymous donor saved them from living on the streets. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Anonymous Donor Puts Up $1 Million at 11th Hour to Help Sandy Evacuees Find Homes

    NEW YORK—With the clock ticking and pressure mounting to find a solution, still-homeless Hurricane Sandy evacuees were saved from uncertain fates by an 11th-hour anonymous... Read more

  • A Facebook photo shows Edwin Mieses Jr., also known as Jay Meezee, who was injured Sunday. (Courtesy Edwin Mieses's family)

    Family of Injured Biker Edwin Mieses, aka Jay Meezee, Says He’s Innocent

    NEW YORK—The lawyer for Edwin Mieses Jr, also known as Jay Meezee, the biker who was hit by a Range Rover on Sept. 29, said... Read more

  • A biker's helmet-camera took a video of the incident. Driver Alexian Lien was injured and required stitches over the weekend in Manhattan. (Screenshot/YouTube)

    Reggie Chance ID’ed as Suspect in Alexian Lien NYC Biker Beating

    Reggie Chance, or Reginald Chance, was identified as the biker who allegedly led a group of bikers to chase and attack Alexian Lien, a Manhattan... Read more

  • A Metro-North customer service agent helps a morning rush-hour commuter with train information at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, Sept. 26, 2013. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)

    Metro-North New Haven Line Power Restored

    NEW YORK—Power to the Metro-North New Haven train line has been restored on Friday, said Con Edison. “Work completed re-energizing feeder line to Metro North... Read more

  • People walk near the scene of a massive fire that destroyed dozens of businesses along an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk on September 13, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The 6-alarm fire began in a frozen custard stand on the recently rebuilt boardwalk around 2:30 p.m. and quickly spread in high winds. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NJ City Hit by Blaze Considering Fire-Resistant Boardwalk

    ASBURY PARK, N.J.—A New Jersey city is considering replacing a section of boardwalk damaged by Superstorm Sandy with material that’s more resistant to fire. Asbury... Read more

  • Lead Poisoning in NYC Children at Record Low

    NEW YORK—Health department officials say the number of children with lead poisoning is at a record low in New York City. The agency says that... Read more

  • Blind Man Falls on Subway Tracks in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK—Trains were delayed in Brooklyn on the morning of Oct. 4 after a man fell or jumped onto the subway tracks at the Utica... Read more

  • A technician installs GPS and related equipment for the MTA Bus Time service on an MTA bus, Nov. 2011. (Patrick Cashin/Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

    MTA Bus Time Coming to Manhattan in October

    NEW YORK—Real-time bus tracking is coming to Manhattan in October according to a sign spotted by Twitter user @SecondAveSagas. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced... Read more

  • A Facebook photo shows Edwin Mieses Jr., also known as Jay Meezee, who was injured Sunday.

    Family and Lawyer of Injured Biker Edwin Mieses to Hold Press Conference

    NEW YORK—Family members of the seriously injured motorcyclist, Edwin Mieses, who is also known as Jay Meezee, will hold a news conference with his attorney... Read more

  • Sylvia Mitchell, NYC Psychic, Accused of Conning Clients

    NEW YORK—When a heartbroken ballroom-dancing instructor who had just lost a job and a businesswoman with an unrequited workplace crush wandered into a fortune-teller’s Greenwich... Read more

  • Bill de Blasio, Democratic mayoral nominee, chats with children during a tour of Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, Sept. 29, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Nuts and Bolts of Bill de Blasio’s Education Plan

    NEW YORK—For parents around the city with pre-kindergarten or middle school aged children, next fall may offer a lot more options for childhood education, if... Read more

  • Striking stagehands picket outside New York's Carnegie Hall, Oct. 3, 2013. (Richard Drew/AP)

    The Show Goes on at Carnegie Hall as Strike Continues

    NEW YORK—The stagehands at Carnegie Hall are still on strike, but agreed to return to work and let the American Symphony Orchestra perform as scheduled... Read more

  • Seaport City Study Results Expected Early 2014

    NEW YORK—The feasibility of one of the Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s more high-profile proposals to make New York more resilient, Seaport City, will be studied by... Read more

  • New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat holds printouts of images of a gathering of motorcyclists, in Inwood, Manhattan, on Sept. 30, 2013. (Sarah Matheson/Epoch Times)

    Information Surfaces on ‘Hollywood Stuntz’ Biker Gang

    NEW YORK—More information is surfacing about the group of motorcyclists who were involved in the assault of an SUV driver on Sept. 30. Hollywood Stuntz... Read more

  • Workers from Local One, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, picket outside Carnegie Hall in Manhattan Oct. 3, 2013. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Carnegie Hall and Stagehands Negotiating as Strike Enters Second Day

    Update, 3:26 p.m., Oct. 3: The union strike is over according a spokesperson from Carnegie Hall. Contract negotiations are ongoing. Update, 2:44 p.m., Oct. 3:... Read more


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