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  • Mimi Fery poses for a photograph Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in New York. Her daughter, Sidonie Fery, was about 10 years old when she and a playmate placed a note inside a ginger ale bottle and threw it in the Great South Bay off Long Island. Sidonie was tragically killed in a fall at a Swiss boarding school in 2010. But two years later, as workers were cleaning up a Patchogue, Long Island, beach after Superstorm Sandy, they discovered the note Sidonie had sent. Although it only traveled a mile or two from where it was deposited, the message now has special meaning for Mimi.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    A Message in a Bottle Washed Up in Sandy

    PATCHOGUE, N.Y.—A suburban New York community is planning a special ceremony this weekend to remember a young visitor most people in the town likely never... Read more

  • Mayoral Candidates Lack NYC Schools Vision, Says Parent

    NEW YORK—Earlier this year Joe Williams attended the high school graduation of his oldest son. He was one of 1,200 lucky graduates of Brooklyn Technical... Read more

  • NY Releases Study on Coastal Waters

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A study of New York’s coastal waters, released Wednesday by the Department of State, is intended to help guide the eventual placement of offshore... Read more

  • Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, in the Queens Borough of New York in this March 22, 2009 file photo. Construction of a retail and entertainment center has been proposed on the west side of the stadium, in the space on the center left of the photo, where there is currently a large parking lot. (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)

    NYC Officials, Foes Testify on Mets Stadium Mega Mall

    NEW YORK—A $1 billion retail-and-entertainment mall planned for the site of what is currently a parking lot of the New York Mets’ stadium would spearhead... Read more

  • FILE- In this March 22, 2009 file photo,shows  Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, in the Queens Borough of New York. Construction of a retail and entertainment center has been proposed on the west side of the stadium, in the space on the center left of the photo, where there is currently a large parking lot. On the east side of the stadium, a neighborhood of mostly auto body shops, there are plans for a mixture of housing, retail and open space develoipment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Willets Point Revitalization: Opponents, Officials Testify

    Developers want to move ahead on the first part of a $3 billion revitalization of Willets Point in Queens, but attorney Edward De Barbieri says local... Read more

  • Poll: Spitzer Quickly Gains Upper Hand in NYC Race

    NEW YORK—The first poll taken since Eliot Spitzer leaped into the New York City comptroller’s race shows the ex-governor gaining a quick advantage over fellow... Read more

  • Former NYC Councilmember Walter McCaffrey Dies

    NEW YORK—A former long-serving member of the New York City Council has died. Walter McCaffrey was 64. Longtime friend Martin McLaughlin says McCaffrey died Wednesday... Read more

  • An Apple 1 computer for sale at auction is seen Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Computer History Museum in Menlo Park, Calif. It's the kind of electronic junk that piles up in basements and garages, an old computer motherboard with wires sticking out. But because it was designed and sold by two college dropouts named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    First Apple Computer Fetches Nearly $388,000 at Auction

    NEW YORK— An original Apple computer from 1976 has sold at auction for nearly $388,000. Known as the Apple 1, it was one of the... Read more

  • NJ Court: Christie Can’t Abolish Housing Agency

    TRENTON, N.J.—New Jersey’s Supreme Court has found that Gov. Chris Christie did not have the authority to close an unpopular state agency. In a 5-2... Read more

  • Police to Honor Two Who Helped Woman From Tracks

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.—The Port Authority is honoring two Good Samaritans who came to the aid of a woman who fell on the PATH rail tracks... Read more

  • NJ Police Shoot and Kill Knife Wielding NYC Chef

    BELLEVILLE, N.J.—Police in New Jersey who responded to a report of domestic violence shot and killed a New York City chef. The Essex County Prosecutor’s... Read more

  • A portion of the reading list issued by a Long Island school district.

    Hempstead School Issues Reading List With 30 Errors

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—A Long Island school district has released a summer reading list riddled with spelling errors. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” is misspelled as... Read more

  • Judge Rules Against Apple in Anti-Trust Case

    NEW YORK—The judge at a New York civil anti-trust trial has found that Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices. The ruling... Read more

  • Fans arrive at Citi Field for the New York Mets' baseball home opener at the new stadium, against the San Diego Padres, on Monday, April 13, 2009, in New York. A proposal to build a huge shopping mall next to Citi Field received the blessing of the Queens borough president on July 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Mall Plan Near Citi Field Moves Forward

    NEW YORK—A proposal to build a huge shopping mall next to Citi Field has the blessing of the Queens borough president. The Daily News reports... Read more

  • NY School Issues Reading List Riddled With Errors

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—A Long Island school district has released a summer reading list riddled with spelling errors. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” is misspelled as... Read more

  • Dolphin Stranded on LI Beach Dies

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y.—An adult male dolphin that washed ashore at Jones Beach has died. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation picked up the 9-foot... Read more

  • NJ Police Kill Chef During Domestic Violence Call

    BELLEVILLE, N.J.—Police in New Jersey who responded to a report of domestic violence shot and killed a New York City chef. The Essex County Prosecutor’s... Read more

  • The letter "A" is shown as the Sanitary Inspection Grade for a restaurant in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, Monday, May 28, 2012. (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)

    Quinn Proposes Relief From Fines, Grading System, for City’s Restaurants

    NEW YORK—Restaurant owners may soon get some relief.  Since the city’s A, B, C grading system started in 2010, an increase in fines for New... Read more

  • 87-Year-Old Woman Attacked in NYC, 5 Suspects Sought

    NEW YORK—The NYPD is looking for five armed suspects who tied up and robbed an 87-year-old woman in her Brooklyn apartment last month. Police released... Read more

  • Enterprise Exhibit to Reopen to Visitors in NY

    NEW YORK—The space shuttle Enterprise exhibit in Manhattan is reopening to visitors after an eight month long hiatus caused by damage from Superstorm Sandy. A... Read more


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