NY News

  • Corey Brown, suspected in the fatal shooting of  Nicoleia Taylor, 24 in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, on Oct. 1, 2013. (NYPD)

    Corey Brown ID’ed as Suspected Killer of Nicoleia Taylor in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

    Corey Brown, 21, has been identified as a suspect in the fatal shooting of Nicoleia Taylor, 24 in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. ... Read more

  • 5 Students, Driver Injured in Bronx School Bus Crash

    NEW YORK—Six people were injured when a school bus crashed into a 2006 Infinity around 7:30am on Oct. 2. The accident occurred on the Cross... Read more

  • Luca Magnotta (L) and Al Franco support the carpenters’ strike at the World Trade Center site, New York City, Oct. 2, 2013. Negotiations with the Cement League are scheduled to resume on Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. (Christian Watjen/Epoch Times)

    New York City: Carpenters Strike at World Trade Center

    NEW YORK—Carpenters lined up around the World Trade Center construction site at 7 a.m. on Oct. 2 to support colleagues that could be facing a... Read more

  • Bronx resident Madeline Aviles (L) talks to Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of health initiatives at the Community Service Society of New York, about enrolling in a health plan, New York City, Oct. 1, 2013. Benjamin is one of five in-person enrollment assistants, or navigators, at the society’s offices in Midtown Manhattan. (Samira Baoaou/Epoch Times)

    Website Problems Delay Health Exchange Enrollments in NY

    NEW YORK—Residents across the state were unable to sign up for coverage on New York’s health insurance marketplace website on Oct. 1, the first day... 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 Commuters Offered Credit for Service Disruption

    NEW YORK—Commuters affected by the power outage along the Metro-North New Haven line will receive a credit from the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The Metropolitan Transit... Read more

  • People cross Vanderbilt Avenue in front of Grand Central Terminal in East Midtown, New York City, Jan. 21, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Midtown Coalition Urges a Second Look at Rezoning Plans

    NEW YORK—The controversial Midtown East rezoning plan is moving forward despite pleas from key stakeholders to slow down and review the fine print. The City... Read more

  • A screenshot from the New York State of Health website, taken on Oct. 1, 2013. (Screenshot/nystateofhealth.ny.gov)

    New York State Health Insurance Website Overloaded

    NEW YORK—The New York State of Health website received an “overwhelming response” on the morning of Oct. 1 and returned error pages as late as... Read more

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

    Edwin Mieses, AKA ‘Jay Meezee,’ Is ‘Paralyzed’ and in Coma After Manhattan Biker Attack

    NEW YORK—Edwin Mieses Jr., known as “Jay Meezee,” was possibly paralyzed and is in a coma after angry bikers confronted an SUV driver in Manhattan... Read more

  • Jacqueline Saulsberry, a service coordinator at the Illinois Eye Institute, gathers information from patient Shameka Lewis-Coolidge during an appointment in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 5, 2013. More than 100 nonprofits and related organizations have been recruited by the federal government to sign up “navigators” who can help the 30 million uninsured people who can now gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    ‘Obamacare’ New York: Glitches Hit Health Insurance Coverage Website

    The website for New York residents to shop for health insurance coverage for Obamacare was hit by glitches on Tuesday. BUFFALO, N.Y.—Computer glitches have hit... Read more

  • Councilwoman Deborah Rose and Councilman Andy King at a Committee on Civil Rights meeting, Lower Manhattan, Sept. 23, 2013. (Sarah Matheson/Epoch Times)

    City Strengthens Protections Against Discrimination of Pregnant Workers

    NEW YORK—The City Council voted unanimously on September 24 to pass a law that would prohibit employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or other related... Read more

  • People look at a sign for informing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on October 1, 2013 in New York City. Federal museums and parks across the nation are closed starting today due to a government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NY UPDATE: Government Shutdown: What Services Are Affected?

    NEW YORK—Only essential government employees will be at work Tuesday after failed congressional negotiations Monday night resulted in the first government shutdown in 17 years... Read more

  • Joe Demane (R), owner of Simply Seafood, at the Pier 17 mall in South Street Seaport, Sept. 30, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    UPDATE: Lone Seafood Restaurant Refuses to Leave Pier 17 Building

    UPDATE: New information about Simply Seafood’s lease, and a long-running court case against developer, Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC), in New York County Supreme Court has... Read more

  • "Anna Nicole The Opera" opening night at Skylight One Hanson in New York City, Sept. 17, 2013. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

    NYC Opera May Have Shown Its Last

    NEW YORK—The New York City Opera put on what’s believed to be its last show Saturday night. General Manager and Artistic Director of NYC Opera... Read more

  • David Karp, founder of Tumblr, in this file photo. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

    David Karp is ‘Obsessed’ with Drones, Flies Them All Over Brooklyn

    David Karp, founder of the Tumblr, said that he’s obsessed with drones and has already had five of them. “I fly my drones all over... Read more

  • The Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, New York City, Jan. 24, 2012 (Epoch Times)

    Gowanus Canal Cleanup Plan Finalized

    NEW YORK—Plans for the cleanup of Gowanus Canal have been finalized, officials said on Sept. 30. The cleanup will include dredging some 600,000 cubic yards... Read more

  • Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Aiding Al-Qaeda

    NEW YORK—A dual citizen of Australia and the United States, who lived in Brooklyn, was sentenced Monday to 18 years in jail for funneling equipment,... Read more

  • Destroyed houses in Far Rockaway, Queens, Nov. 12, 2012. (Epoch Times)

    Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Going Into Effect

    NEW YORK—The long-anticipated increases to flood insurance rates will start to become a reality from Oct. 1. The increases are the result of the overhauled... Read more

  • People gather for the opening of the new Emergency Medical Services Station 35 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City, Sept. 30, 2013. (Sarah Matheson/Epoch Times)

    New EMS Station Opens in Greenpoint

    NEW YORK—Great lengths were taken designing the new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to fit in with the neighborhood’s ever-changing streetscape. The... Read more

  • A screenshot of YouTube shows the attack. (Screenshot/YouTube)

    Alexian Lien, SUV Driver, Attacked by Motorcycle Gang in NYC (+Video)

    NEW YORK—Alexian Lien, a Manhattan man, was chased in his Range Rover by an apparent motorcycle gang in Upper Manhattan on the West Side Highway... Read more

  • Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Program Extended by One Month

    NEW YORK—Hours before it was set to expire, the deadline for the Hurricane Sandy rebuilding program called NYC Build It Back was extended by one... Read more