NY News

  • In this Sept. 24, 2012 photo, a Tersa sphinx moth rests on the hand of Zack Lemann, animal and visitor programs manager of the Audubon Butterfly Garden Insectarium. (AP Photo/Kerry Maloney)

    National Moth Week Festivities Under Way in NJ

    EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.—National Moth Week festivities are under way in New Jersey. Organizers of the global citizen science project hope to shine a light on... Read more

  • Five Shot in Brooklyn, All Expected to Live

    NEW YORK—Police say five people in front of a Brooklyn home have been wounded in a street shooting. None of the injuries is life-threatening. Authorities... Read more

  • Justice for Trayvon Rally at NYC Police Headquarters Draws Beyonce, Jay-Z

    NEW YORK—A national day of 100 rallies for Trayvon Martin drew a crowd of hundreds in New York City, including Beyonce, Jay-Z, the Rev. Al... Read more

  • The R train arrives at the Whitehall station in New York City in the 2011 file photo. (Amal Chen/The Epoch Times)

    MTA May Sell Naming Rights to NYC Subway Stations

    NEW YORK—The authority that runs New York City’s subway system is considering whether to raise money by selling naming rights to some of its stations... Read more

  • Lloyd Ultan, the offiical Bronx Historian, at his apartment in the northern Bronx on July 9. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Lloyd Ultan, Cataloguing Bronx History

    NEW YORK—Lloyd Ultan said he has been waiting for years to win the Nobel Peace Prize for embodying the cure for insomnia—he’s the Bronx’s official... Read more

  • The Gov. Alfred E. Smith Houses, a public housing development built by the New York City Housing Authority in the Two Bridges neighborhood of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. (Courtesy of NYC.gov)

    Housing Coalition Talks Crisis with Mayoral Candidates

    NEW YORK—Characterizing the lack of quality, affordable housing in New York City as a “crisis,” a housing advocacy coalition is sending a message of urgency... Read more

  • New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks to Perla Rodriguez Vasquez at the Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan on July 19, 2013. Rodriguez Vasquez's brother is currently detained by immigration authorities. Quinn announced the designation of $500,000 in city council funding towards legal services for detained immigrants facing deportation. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    City Council Doles Out $500,000 for Deportation Legal Services

    NEW YORK—New Yorkers who are detained and facing deportation will soon receive free legal representation through a pilot program funded with $500,000 from the city... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners protest outside the Chinese Consulate in New York on July 20, the day the persecution of Falun Gong started 14 years ago. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Practitioners in New York Protest Torture, Killings in China (Photos)

    NEW YORK—Xiong Wenqi, 41, wears a yellow polo shirt with the words “Falun Dafa” written in English and Chinese. He wears glasses with thin black... Read more

  • Falun Dafa practitioners perform on waist drums during a parade in Manhattan’s Chinatown on May 18, 2013. (Matthias Kehrein/The Epoch Times)

    NYC Grand Parade Reveals History of Falun Dafa

    NEW YORK—Falun Dafa practitioner Yi Fan did not want to move to America when she left China two-and-a-half years ago because she wished to let... Read more

  • A woman sheltering from the sun under an umbrella cools herself with water from a fire hydrant on Canal Street in New York's Chinatown Friday, July 19, 2013. A punishing heat wave continues to scorch New York, threatening to break heat records and putting a huge strain on the state’s overworked power grid. (AP Photo/Jon Gerberg)

    Another Brutally Hot Day Bakes NY; Relief on Way

    A punishing heat wave scorched New York from Buffalo to Brooklyn for yet another day Friday, threatening heat records, putting an historic strain on power... Read more

  • Temporary Restraining Order Keeps LICH Open

    NEW YORK—Long Island College Hospital is still open for business.  After yet another impasse over whether the SUNY owned hospital, would remain open or not,... Read more

  • New York State Senator Adrianno Espaillat speaks to the press about why he is supporting Scott Stringer for city comptroller on the steps of City Hall on July 19, 2013. (Kristen Meriwether/Epoch Times)

    Latino Leaders Reject Spitzer, Saying His Actions Are Hypocritical

    NEW YORK— Elected officials from Hispanic communities around the city have differing—and often strong views on who should be mayor of New York, but when... Read more

  • A man in a neon blue helmet rides a Citibike near Union Square on May 29. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    NY Citi Bike Program Reaches 60,000 Annual Members

    NEW YORK—The city’s bike share program reached 60,000 annual members on July 17. An average of 876 people have signed up daily since the program... Read more

  • NY Unemployment Rate Dips to 7.5 Percent in June

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The unemployment rate in New York ticked down last month, dropping to 7.5 percent from 7.6 percent in May. The state labor department says... Read more

  • Bathrooms Fixed at NYC’s Penn Station

    NEWARK, N.J.—New Jersey Transit says its bathrooms at New York City’s Penn Station have been fixed. A passenger in June had complained that a broken... Read more

  • Hudson Line Trail Derailment Snags Rush Hour Commuters

    NEW YORK—Riders who use Metro-North’s Hudson Line are having a tough morning commute. A freight train hauling garbage derailed between stations Thursday night. On Friday,... Read more

  • Improvements Eyed for NY’s Westchester Airport

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Officials are discussing what improvements should be made at New York’s Westchester County Airport. The county has begun a yearlong... Read more

  • LI School District Will Stop Rounding Up Grades

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—Long Island’s Hempstead (HEHM’-stehd) School District will no longer round up failing final course grades to a passing score. School Board President Betty Cross... Read more

  • Tommy Grant drinks from an open hydrant while taking a break from gardening in the Jackie Robinson Community Garden, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in New York., as Tenisha Thomas, right, looks on.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    NYC Heat Index Could Reach 108 on Friday

    NEW YORK—The National Weather Service says an excessive heat warning and an air quality alert have been issued for the New York City area. The... Read more

  • A Periplaneta americana cockroach, also known as the American cockroach. (Sharadpunita)

    NYC Cockroaches Wanted for Research Project

    NEW YORK—Anyone who has lived in New York City has likely encountered at least one cockroach, and for good reason. According to Rockefeller University (RU),... Read more