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  • (R-L) NYPD 109 Precinct Commissioner D.I. Brian Maguire, Council Member Leroy Comrie, Council Member Peter Koo, and Council Member Rosie Mendez at a press conference May 30 announcing a new bill that would require the NYPD to look at surveillance camera footage in the event of a hit-and-run. (Aric Chen/NTD Television)

    New Bill Leverages Security Cameras to Fight Hit-and-Runs

    NEW YORK—Drivers guilty of hit-and-runs won’t be able to run long if new legislation introduced by Queens-based council members goes through. The bill will require... Read more

  • Council member Oliver Koppell (R) is championing a bill to make all taxis wheelchair accessible, but accessibility advocates are unhappy with modifications requiring further study. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Advocates Missing Piece in Taxi-Accessibility Bill

    NEW YORK—Council member Oliver Koppell stood on the steps of City Hall six weeks ago surrounded by New Yorkers in wheelchairs desperate to have equal... Read more

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo addresses the media about tougher penalties for texting while driving in New York State at the Javitts Center in New York City. Ben Lieberman (left), who lost his son Evan in a car accident involving an driver who was texting while driving, listens on. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Cuomo Toughens Law Against Texting While Driving in NY

    NEW YORK—Beginning on Saturday June 1, drivers caught texting while driving will face increased penalties in New York State thanks to measures introduced by Gov... Read more

  • A view of Staten Island's SouthEast side of Coral Bay just days after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the area on Nov. 4, 2012. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Midland Beach Unprotected for Hurricane Season

    NEW YORK—With hurricane season beginning on Saturday in New York City, one council member on Staten Island is growing very concerned. Council member Jimmy Oddo... Read more

  • Coca-Cola Plant Chemical Leak Cleaned Up by FDNY

    NEW YORK—A chemical leak at the Coca-Cola plant in Queens, New York, was cleaned up by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Thursday morning... Read more

  • Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio on January 29, 2013 in New York City. (Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

    Prepare NYC Youth for Tech Jobs, Says de Blasio

    NEW YORK—New York City Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio said that if elected mayor he would set a goal to fill the... Read more

  • Daniel Kopulos feeds two Persian Turacos at his exotic pet store, Fauna, on the Upper West Side. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Daniel Kopulos on Saving Guatemalan Jungle Animals

    NEW YORK—It was the last leg of their journey. Daniel Kopulos and the other members of the Scarlet Macaw Project had eaten nothing but tortillas... Read more

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on May 30 in New York announcing $185 million in Hurricane Sandy Relief funding that will allow work to begin on a new flood-resistant tunnel casement under the Hudson Yards, part of Amtrak's Gateway project. (Genevieve Belmaker/The Epoch Times)

    Sandy Funds to Pay For Flood-Resistant Tunnel

    NEW YORK—Amtrak’s Gateway project beneath the Hudson river received $185 million in Hurricane Sandy Relief funding to begin work on a new flood-resistant tunnel, senators... Read more

  • Anthony Weiner, former representative of New York, during a public debate on education in which most candidates for New York City mayor took part, at New York University's Kimmel Center, May 28, 2013. (Samira Bauaou/The Epoch Times)

    10 Photos of Anthony Weiner

    NEW YORK–Anthony Weiner, since officially launching his bid on May 22, has taken the spotlight in the tight mayor’s race in New York City.  Here... Read more

  • Miguel Portillo, seen washing a car at Jomar Car Wash in Flushing on April 26, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    First NYC Car Wash Union Contract Ratified

    NEW YORK—Car wash workers in New York City won a major victory on Thursday when they voted to ratify the city’s first car wash union... Read more

  • Kassandra Guzman, a Flushing High School senior, speaks in support of the NYS DREAM Act at a New York State DREAM Coalition rally at Baruch College on May 28. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Financial Aid for Immigrants Held Up in Albany

    NEW YORK—Kassandra Guzman is about to graduate from Flushing High School. She has lived in the United States for 13 years with her parents, three... Read more

  • Citibike riders at Union Square, May 29. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Bike Safety Key for Successful Bike Share

    NEW YORK—In the last decade the risk for serious injury for bicyclists in New York City has gone down about 75 percent, according to New... Read more

  • An ATM machine on Third Avenue is viewed in New York on May 10, 2013, just one of the many that were used as cyber thieves around the world stole $45 million by hacking into debit card companies, scrapping withdrawal limits and helping themselves from cash machines, U.S. authorities said May 9, 2013. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

    NYC Leads Charge Against Global Cybercrime

    NEW YORK—Cybercriminals are searching for loopholes in the global economy, and New York City is among their key targets for stealing identities and skimming ATM... Read more

  • City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Barnard College in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Quinn Envisions Wired Future for NYC

    NEW YORK—In January, New York Tech Meetup (NYTM) issued a seven point policy suggestion to mayoral candidates, offering suggestions to help nurture the flourishing tech... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo finishes his remarks during a news conference at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo wants to create tax-free entrepreneurial zones tied to State University of New York campuses. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Plan for Tax-free Zones Wins Broad Support

    NEW YORK—In order to attract new businesses to university campuses and communities across New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing a plan to create... Read more

  • Consolidated Edison Inc. CEO Kevin Burke at a newly hardened power station at East 13th Street, New York, on May 28. (NTD Television)

    NYC’s Power Grid Gets Hurricane Protection

    NEW YORK—If the city gets hit by another hurricane, a mile of concrete walls, strengthened power lines, and other systems will help prevent the massive... Read more

  • Former Congressman Anthony Weiner speaking to media at a forum hosted by New Yorkers for Great Public Schools at New York University’s Kimmel Center in Manhattan on May 28. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Weiner Steals the Show at First Mayoral Forum

    NEW YORK—The forum’s topic was education, yet it was the newest entrant to the 2013 NYC mayoral race, former congressman Anthony Weiner—not education policy—that stole... Read more

  • Aboard a ferry to Governors Island on May 26. (Genevieve Belmaker/The Epoch Times)

    Communities Want More NYC Ferry Service

    NEW YORK—Less than a year after Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact on public transportation, the potential of having not just one popular ferry route—as one Rockaways... Read more

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a $90.3 million reduction in property taxes on May 28 at Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  (Kristen Meriweather/The Epoch Times)

    $90.3 Million Property Tax Relief for Owners Hit By Hurricane Sandy

    NEW YORK—When property bills hit mailboxes in New York City on Wednesday, many property owners impacted by Hurricane Sandy will notice a lighter bill. More... Read more

  • Bagpipers perform at the United War Veterans Memorial Day Parade in Brooklyn, May 27. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade Honors Fallen Soldiers (+Video)

    NEW YORK—The sound of drums and bagpipes filled the streets of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, on May 27 for the annual Memorial Day Parade.  The Brooklyn... Read more

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