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  • Candy Kantor, co-owner of RK Bridal, stands in her Manhattan store on W 39th Street, New York City, Aug. 28, 2013. (Christian Watjen/Epoch Times)

    Garment Industry Grapples With Health Insurance Rules

    NEW YORK—Growth in New York’s garment industry could be limited by the federal government’s insurance overhaul. At least one Manhattan-based bridal store feels workers don’t... Read more

  • Kirsten Mickelson (R), Ben Abo (C), and Amy Coren use their cellphones at the 14th Street A train station on Sept. 27, 2011. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New Transit Apps Take It to the Next Level

    NEW YORK—If you think transit applications (app) couldn’t get better, think again.  Entries to this year’s MTA App Quest contest are taking things to a... Read more

  • Two 7th grade students in Harlem’s Community Action School, MS 258 listen to a presentation about internet security in New York City, Aug. 28, 2013. Mayor Bloomberg joined the classroom to announce the launch of the EveryoneOn NY initiative that will bring Internet to low-income families. (Ben Hedges/ NTD)

    Bloomberg Launches EveryoneOn NY at Harlem School

    NEW YORK—Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday, Aug. 28 the launch of EveryoneOn NY, a public and private partnership that will provide Internet access to low-income... Read more

  • Heavy traffic exits the George Washington Bridge as morning commuters drive into Manhattan on Nov. 1, 2012. (Stan Honda/Getty Images)

    George Washington Bridge Repairs Continue Until End of 2013

    NEW YORK—Repairs on the George Washington Bridge are expected to shut down three of four upper-level lanes at a time and to last until the... Read more

  • With a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. giving his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in the background, Newark Mayor Cory Booker announces a wish list for reforming the criminal justice system at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, Jersey City, N.J., Aug. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    NJ’s Booker Urges Criminal Justice Reform

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.—U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker urged a “national conversation” on legalizing marijuana as he presented a wish list of reforms for the nation’s... Read more

  • JCP&L Partners With Union for Storm Response

    MORRISTOWN, N.J.—New Jersey’s second-largest electric company is the first in the state to partner with a union to aid its response during major outages. Jersey... Read more

  • People wait in line for a chance to enroll for one of 750 spots for jobs being offered by the New York District Council of Carpenters at its lower Manhattan office, New York City, August 19, 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Report: NY Job Growth Comes With Wage Drop

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A new report on New York’s economy calls the last 10 years a “lost decade” for typical workers, with median wages dropping almost 7... Read more

  • A taxi used by the NYPD to pull people over and for other work. (Jan Jekielek/Epoch Times)

    NYPD’s Secret Spy Taxis (+Photo)

    The New York Police Department apparently uses multiple yellow taxis for surveillance and other work. There’s one taxi with the license plate number 6Y11 that... Read more

  • Manhattan: Suspicious Package Being Investigated at Subway Station

    A suspicious package is being investigated at the subway station at Lexington Avenue and 51st Street on August 28. The package was reported by the... Read more

  • Parks Afterschool Program Registration Starts Sept. 4

    NEW YORK—Swimming, music, dance, chess, board games, and martial arts are just some of the activities offered at the Parks Department’s after-school programs, all for... Read more

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    New York City: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued Until 2 on August 28

    A severe thunderstorm has been issued for parts of New York City on Wednesday, including Manhattan. The warning issued by the National Weather Service includes... Read more

  • NJ: Rutgers Improving Procurement Practices

    TRENTON, N.J.—New Jersey’s fiscal watchdog says Rutgers University is improving some of its procurement practices but continues to limit competition for its public contracts. The... Read more

  • A 2009 photo shows two youths with their underwear  showing in Florida. On Aug. 27, a Brooklyn man's pants prevented him from escaping police after a suspected robbery.

    Sagging Pants Robber Caught After Tripping on Jeans in Brooklyn

    A Brooklyn man who allegedly punched a woman in the face and stole her phone didn’t get far, as his saggy jeans tripped him up,... Read more

  • NYPD Secretly Investigated Mosques

    NEW YORK— The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record... Read more

  • Gus, Polar Bear of Central Park Zoo in NYC, Dies at 27

    Gus, the polar bear who resided at the Central Park Zoo, died. The bear was 27 years old. ABC New York reported that Gus was... Read more

  • Quinn speaks along side Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Queens, New York City, Aug. 27, 2013. Following Hurricane Sandy, in October, 2012, Bloomberg and Quinn commissioned a task force to review building codes and recommend new standards. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Quinn Puts Her Campaign Into Fifth Gear

    NEW YORK—With two weeks to go in the election Christine Quinn is putting her campaign into fifth gear. The current City Council Speaker began rolling... Read more

  • Raw Video: New Snow Leopard Cub Plays in Bronx Zoo in New York City

    The Bronx Zoo in New York City is showing off its newest resident: a snow leopard cub.  …... Read more

  • Wooden pier pilings at South Street Seaport, New York City, on Aug. 23, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Brooklyn Pier Pilot Project Uses Eco-Friendly Material

    NEW YORK—The problem of degrading wooden piles that hold up piers throughout the city has a curious potential solution: eco-friendly concrete. An Israeli company, ECOncrete,... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Albany, N.Y., July 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Community School Initiative Gets $15 Million

    NEW YORK—Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the first round of funding for an initiative that would transform some public schools into community schools that will provide... Read more

  • 190 Newark Teachers Get Pay Bonus, Zuckerberg Paid Some

    NEWARK, N.J.—Dozens of Newark teachers have some extra cash in their pockets. Officials say 190 teachers have received $1.3 million overall in merit pay bonuses... Read more


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