NY News

  • Auto repair shops line a Willets Point street leading to the Citi Field bullpen gate on August 2, 2013. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Citi Field Repair Shops Served Eviction Notices

    NEW YORK—Nearly 60 auto repair shops adjacent to the Mets Citi Field arena have been served eviction notices ordering them to vacate by August 31... Read more

  • An illegally opened fire hydrant in Brooklyn in July. Legally opened fire hydrants use only about 25 gallons a minute, versus 1,000 gallons a minute for illegally opened hydrants. (Genevieve Belmaker/Epoch Times)

    Urban Refreshment, at the Spin of a Cap

    As the last month of summer cranks up, the city of New York is reminding residents that fire hydrants can be legally opened to help... Read more

  • EmblemHealth Promises No Rate Increase for City Health Care

    NEW YORK—The city’s primary health care provider EmblemHealth has opted to forgo a rate increase for the first time in 15 years. It could save... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a public event in July. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    High Insurance Cost Leads NYC to Seek New Providers

    NEW YORK—Health insurance in New York is costing the city $6.3 billion a year, prompting Mayor Michael Bloomberg to put the city’s health care contract... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waits to speak at the North American Board Meeting for the Union for Reform Judaism on May 31, 2013 in New York City.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    In Effort to Rein in Costs, NYC to Put Health Insurance Contract to Bid

    NEW YORK— Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City will put its health-insurance contract out to bid in an effort to rein in costs. Bloomberg... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 30, 2013 file photo New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Real Estate Board of New York. In a video posted online late Monday, July 1, 2013, Bloomberg said he was backing former White House chief of staff Bill Daley for Illinois governor. Daley announced last month he was forming a committee to explore a 2014 bid. He would face Gov. Pat Quinn in a Democratic primary. (John Minchillo/Getty)

    Veterans Sue City In NY That Ordered Flag Down

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.— A veterans group in New York is suing the officials who banned a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag from a city-owned armory... Read more

  • The R train at the 34 Street-Herald Square subway station on June 5. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    How to Live Without the R Train

    NEW YORK—New Yorkers have known for months that it was coming, but the dreaded day is finally here: R train service will be suspended for... Read more

  • New York Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks to supporters during a campaign event on July 30, 2013 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    De Blasio Expands on Education Policy

    NEW YORK—Without the constraints of 90 second time limits like most mayoral forums, Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio expanded on his vision to reform the... Read more

  • Campaign Finance Board Staff Seeking to Deny Liu Public Funds

    The city Campaign Finance Board staff has recommended denying  New York mayoral candidate John Liu public matching funds, Liu told the Wall Street Journal. The... Read more

  • Feud Over a Community Garden in Queens

    The Parks Department took over a community garden in Queens last year. Evergreen Community Garden was a weed-filled dump in 1982 before a group of... Read more

  • Florida Man Gets 24 Years in Plot to Kill NY Judge

    NEW YORK— A Florida man who plotted to kill and decapitate a New York judge and prosecutor has received a 24-year prison term. Newsday reports... Read more

  • Army veteran Charles G. Morphy, of Martinez, Calif., participates in the National Veterans Golden Age Games hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Saturday June 1, 2013 in Orchard Park, N.Y. (Dan Cappellazzo/AP Images for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

    Veterans Seek Voice in NYC Elections

    NEW YORK—Veterans have largely been ignored as a voting block during the 2013 city elections. Despite numbering over 200,000, there have not been any significant... Read more

  • (L-R) Surgeon Sanjay Gupta, Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, and Montefiore Medical Center endocrinologist Joel Zonszein talk about Wednesday's release of city statistics tracking diagnosis of diabetes locally since 2002. (Gary Du/Epoch Times)

    New York Diabetes Rates Show Upward Trend

    NEW YORK—Type 2 diabetes rates are up around the city, and the rates in the Bronx are about two times higher than in Manhattan. Diabetes... Read more

  • Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn speaks on the steps of Borough of Manhattan Community College on Aug. 1, joined by Bronx Bridges High School principal Pablo Villavicencio and Carmen Pujols, 17, a senior at Bronx Bridges High School. (Joshua Philipp/Epoch Times)

    Quinn Proposes Work-Study Program for CUNY Students

    NEW YORK—Bilingual students at the City University of New York could soon participate in a work-study program that would pay for half of their tuitions... Read more

  • Members of the New York State Nurses Association and their supporters rally outside Long Island College Hospital  on Monday, July 29 in Brooklyn. The City of New York is asking for a $10 million waiver to prevent hospital closures. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    $10 Billion Medicaid Waiver Could Aid Struggling New York Hospitals

    NEW YORK–New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and three council members are calling on the federal government to approve a $10 billion Medicaid waiver... Read more

  • Brooklyn Borough President, Scott Stringer (center left) and Council Speaker Christine Quinn (center right) speak at a press conference on August 1, 2013 about the city’s East River Blueway Plan to develop Manhattan’s coastline from the Brooklyn Bridge up to East 38th Street under the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City. (Sarah Matheson/Epoch Times)

    NYC Allocates $3.5 Million for Brooklyn Bridge Beach Development

    NEW YORK—New York City Council has allocated $3.5 million in capital funding for the development of a Brooklyn Bridge Beach in Lower Manhattan. The figure... Read more

  • School Zone Speed Cameras Coming to NYC

    NEW YORK—School zone speeders beware; cameras will soon be watching your speed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation permitting New York City speed cameras in 20... Read more

  • Woman Falls to her Death from 17-Story NYC Balcony

    NEW YORK—A 35-year-old woman on a first date plunged to her death Thursday after the railing on her 17th-floor New York City balcony gave way,... Read more

  • Bloomberg Calls for Proposals for NYC Seaport City

    NEW YORK—Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for proposals for “Seaport City,” to protect Lower Manhattan from coastal flooding and to enhance tourism and residents’ quality... Read more

  • Children play with toys, which create sound when there is friction between them and the aluminum pieces. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Google Sends in the Geeks for Tech Education in New York

    NEW YORK—Crowds of children filled the circle of tents at 14th Street Park on July 31 for the Geek Street Fair, hosted by Google. Some... Read more