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  • The Astrotower, center, at the Coney Island amusement park looms in the background as visitors exercise on a nearby beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Crews working to dismantle the Astrotower have reduced the 275-foot tower to 145 feet tall, and demolition crews using huge cranes planned to take down another 27-foot section Friday, said Chris Miller, a spokesman for the city's Office of Emergency Management. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Swaying Coney Island Tower Being Dismantled

    NEW YORK—Coney Island’s swaying tower is now a shrinking tower. Crews working to dismantle the Astrotower have reduced the 275-foot tower to 145 feet tall,... Read more

  • Two Bodies Recovered, Believed to Be NYC Jet Skiers

    NEW YORK—Police have recovered two bodies believed to be the jet skiers who went missing in the waters off Coney Island. NYPD divers recovered the... Read more

  • Small Plane Crashes in NW New Jersey

    A small plane crashed in Blairstown, New Jersey, on Friday. It is unclear if there were any deaths. BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Police say a... Read more

  • City Workers Unions Busy Getting Out the Vote

    NEW YORK—It’s just after 5 o’clock on a sweaty Tuesday evening and New York City labor unions are having another rally. With elections looming in... Read more

  • Former LIRR Inspector Pleads Guilty in Scheme

    Employees of the Long Island Rail Road were claiming to be disabled to retire early and get benefits they shouldn’t have. On July 3, U.S... Read more

  • Constant Soaking Rains a Pain for NJ Farmers

    TRENTON, N.J.—The heavy rains that have soaked New Jersey in recent weeks have not hurt the state’s agriculture industry, but that could change if Mother... Read more

  • Booker’s Senate Slogan Bothers Some in Sussex

    NEWTON, N.J.—Some Sussex County Democratic leaders want to make it clear that Newark Mayor Cory Booker does not have their endorsement yet, despite his slogan... Read more

  • NYPD Officer Shot in Leg in Stable Condition

    NEW YORK—A New York Police Department officer on foot patrol has been shot in the leg in an incident in Brooklyn. Authorities say the officer... Read more

  • ‘Spiderman’ Sought for Rappelling Down Brooklyn Bridge (+Video)

    NEW YORK—A daredevil who rappelled down the side of the Brooklyn Bridge is being sought by the NYPD. According to police, witnesses reported a man... Read more

  • Subway G Line to Shut Down for Next 12 Weekends

    NEW YORK—G subway service will be disrupted for the next 12 weekends, as work begins on the Greenpoint Tube to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy. For... Read more

  • Opponents Sue Over NYC Library Renovation Plan

    NEW YORK—A group of preservationists and scholars has filed a lawsuit to stop the New York Public Library from removing millions of books from the... Read more

  • Scott Webb, of Waldorf, Md., celebrates during the finale of the Boston Pops Fourth of July Concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    From Solemn to Spectacular, July 4th Celebrated

    NEW YORK—From solemn to spectacular, the nation marked its independence with the reopening of the Statue of Liberty for the first time since Superstorm Sandy,... Read more

  • Fans come and go from Citi Field during a baseball game between the New York Mets and Miami Marlins on Friday, April 5, 2013, in New York. (Peter Morgan/AP Photo)

    City Highlights Dining in Queens Ahead of All-Star Game

    NEW YORK—Leading up to the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16, the city is turning the spotlight on the... Read more

  • ADVANCE FOR MONDAY JULY 8 - Sue Rapp, left, and Vera Scroggins stand outside a diner in Vestal, N.Y., on Monday, May 6, 2013. They are among a determined group of anti-fracking activists who have helped keep shale gas development out of New York state while neighboring Pennsylvania has experienced a shale gas boom. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)

    Activists Fight Fracking

    VESTAL, N.Y.—Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York, promising thousands of... Read more

  • A crowd of people line up for Nathan's hot dogs on Coney Island on the Fourth of July, 2013. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    No Fourth of July Without Nathan’s Hot Dogs

    NEW YORK—The longer you wait, the closer you get to eating that hot dog. It’s Independence Day and what better way to celebrate than a... Read more

  • William Parks, 27, plays the fife with Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps at the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2013 in New York City. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Old Guard Fife and Drum Revives Revolutionary Spirit on July Fourth

    NEW YORK—Their coats may be red, but they are not Red Coats. Their red and blue wool coat and cream colored vests are adorned with... Read more

  • A volunteer carries a box of supplies at an Occupy Sandy distribution center to help victims of Superstorm Sandy on November 22, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. In New Jersey, a law prohibits anyone under to age of 18 from coming within 30 feet of construction work. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

    Labor Law Limits Young People Helping for Sandy Relief

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J.—Age wasn’t a factor in the random acts of kindness across the Jersey Shore after Superstorm Sandy. Thousands of volunteers, from young... Read more

  • The Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Lady Liberty ‘Enlightening the World’

    NEW YORK—The Statue of Liberty, personification of our nation, reopens today, on the 237th anniversary of the nation’s independence. Standing 151 feet tall from base... Read more

  • Visitors to the Statue of Liberty disembark onto Liberty Island from the first ferry to leave Manhattan, Thursday, July 4, 2013 at  in New York. The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor as Americans across the country marked the holiday with fireworks and barbecues. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Liberty and Ellis Island Rebuilding to Protect for Future Storms

    NEW YORK— The Statue of Liberty weathered Hurricane Sandy unscathed in October 2012, although Liberty and Ellis Islands were not so lucky, requiring $77 million... Read more

  • Ellis Island is shown on April 21, 2004 in New York City. (Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

    Ellis Island Opening Date Still in Limbo

    NEW YORK—With Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty back in business beginning on July 4, all eyes are on Ellis Island to see when... Read more