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  • Bill Thompson (C) announces his withdrawal as candidate for New York City mayor, while his wife, Elsie McCabe (L), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (2nd R), and Bill de Blasio look on, at City Hall on Sept. 16, 2013. (Christian Watjen/Epoch Times)

    Board of Elections Responds to Thompson’s Criticism

    NEW YORK—Bill Thompson heavily criticized the city’s Board of Elections at a press conference in Manhattan Monday, Sept. 16, where he formally withdrew from the... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (L), talks during a news conference the morning after a massive fire burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk in Seaside Park, N.J., Sept. 13, 2013. The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    NJ to Use Sandy Money for Boardwalk Clean-Up

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J.—New Jersey will use Superstorm Sandy-recovery money to pay for debris removal at the scene of last week’s boardwalk fire in Seaside Park... Read more

  • Mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio (L) reaches back to Bill Thompson (R), while New Yok Gov. Andrew Cuomo looks on, on the steps of City Hall, New York City, Sept. 16, 2013. (Christian Watjen/Epoch Times)

    Democrats Choose de Blasio as Thompson Withdraws

    NEW YORK—Democratic leaders, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, threw their support behind Bill de Blasio, as Bill Thompson formally withdrew from the mayoral race Sept. 16... Read more

  • Steve Eftimiades, the organizer of the 32nd Annual Antique Motorcycle Show at the Queens Farm Park, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2013. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

    Antique Motorcycles Hog Attention at Queens Farm Park

    LONG ISLAND, N.Y.—Walking down Little Neck Parkway this Sunday afternoon you could hear the deafening roar of the Harley motorcycles. The bikes were rolling into... Read more

  • Sara Rothstein, the director of policy and planning at NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace at an event in Manhattan, New York City, Sept. 13, 2013. (Sarah Matheson/Epoch Times)

    Health Marketplace Contacting Minorities for Eligibility Service

    NEW YORK—To overcome language and cultural barriers, the state’s health insurance marketplace has contracted community-based groups to contact minorities ahead of the mandatory insurance rollout... Read more

  • Miss New York Nina Davuluri, center, reacts after being named Miss America 2014 pageant as Miss California Crystal Lee, left, and Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan celebrate with her, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Miss America Winner 2014: Nina Davuluri, Miss New York

    Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, has won Miss America 2014.  Davuluri, 24, graduated from the University of Michigan and lives in Syracuse, New York. Her... Read more

  • Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks about the danger of food imports from China outside a supermarket on East 14th Street in Manhattan, New York City, Sept. 15, 2013. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Schumer Calls for Strict Oversight of Chinese Chicken Imports

    NEW YORK—Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called for strict oversight and inspections of chicken processed in Chinese plants, which could soon find its way to store... Read more

  • NY’s Eastman School Student Launches Peace Project

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.— A senior at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester is expanding the concept of public pianos. Marissa Balonen-Rosen has launched a public... Read more

  • Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Buried in NYC

    NEW YORK— A soldier killed in Afghanistan is being mourned on Staten Island. A funeral was held Saturday for Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis,... Read more

  • Wang Lu Ri, a Buddhist artist who gave up an 8-year graduate degree to suffer and draw caricatures in Times Square, Sept. 5. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This is New York: Wang Lu Ri, Living Simply Within Complexity

    NEW YORK—Wang Lu Ri gave up an 8-year graduate degree in art to draw caricatures at Times Square.  He sits at a small desk behind... Read more

  • This May 9, 1995 file photo shows Muriel Siebert standing on the trading floor of her discount brokerage and underwriting firm in New York. Siebert, who started as a trainee on Wall Street and became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has died of complications of cancer at age 80.  Siebert died Saturday Aug. 24, 2013, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)

    Monster Girl Fortune: Muriel Siebert’s Pet Chihuahua Gets $100K

    Wealthy New Yorker Muriel Siebert left $100,000 to Monster Girl, her pet chihuahua, after she died in August, it was reported. Siebert, who died at... Read more

  • Johnnie "Spider" Footman in a recent video.

    Johnnie ‘Spider’ Footman: NYC’s Oldest Taxi Driver Dies at 94

    Johnnie “Spider” Footman, the oldest taxi driver in New York City, died at 94 on Wednesday, it was reported. Footman, who started driving cabs in... Read more

  • Nicole Kidman on Her Feet Again After Knocked Down by Bicyclist in NYC

    NEW YORK—Nicole Kidman says she was shaken up after being knocked down by a bicyclist on a city sidewalk but is back on her feet... Read more

  • Manhattan Subway Power Restored

    NEW YORK—The MTA says service has resumed on Manhattan subway lines that had been affected by an hours-long power outage. The problem began just after... Read more

  • FDNY Emergency Drill to Be Held at Barclays Center

    NEW YORK—The Office of Emergency Management says the FDNY and U.S. Marine Corps will be conducting a disaster drill at the Barclays Center. The OEM... Read more

  • Firefighters walk through the scene of a massive fire that destroyed dozens of businesses along an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Sept. 13, 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NJ Boardwalk Fire: The Day After (+Photos)

    SEASIDE PARK, N.J.—Two Jersey shore communities that share an iconic boardwalk find themselves having to rebuild it and help scores of businesses pick up the... Read more

  • New York City Subway Power Failure Shuts Down A, C, B, and D Lines

    UPDATE: Service has been restored with extensive delays. NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Transportation Authority shut down service between 59th and 125th Street stations due to a... Read more

  • Lakhi Singh serves food at a deli on Sixth Avenue, Midtown Manhattan on Sept. 12. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Restaurant Owners Tangled in Chemical Lobby

    NEW YORK—Restaurant owners have been inadvertently lobbying government on behalf of chemical companies, Epoch Times has discovered. Since May, the Restaurant Action Alliance NYC (Restaurant... Read more

  • Heavy Rains Soak 28th Street 1 Train Platform (+Video)

      NEW YORK—After New York sizzled on Wednesday with temperatures reaching a peak of 96 degrees Fahrenheit, a strong southward dip in the jet stream... Read more

  • A New York City Police officer stands in Times Square in New York City, Aug. 12, 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Police Unions Join Fight Against NYPD Monitor

    New York City’s police unions are seeking to stop a federal monitor from overseeing the NYPD. The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association filed motions Thursday in Manhattan... Read more

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