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Opera Review: ‘I Puritani’

Diana Damrau is splendid in her made scene as Elvira in Bellini's I Puritani. (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)
Diana Damrau is splendid in her made scene as Elvira in Bellini's I Puritani. (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

NEW YORK—Vincenzo Bellini’s “I Puritani” has an absurd plot, taken from a French play derived from a novel by Sir Walter Scott. Like Donizetti’s “Lucia...


  • Tatsuo Imaishi at the restoration shop of Rare Violins of New York in Manhattan, New York, on Jan. 9, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Preserving the Legacy of the Luthiers

    NEW YORK—Thinking about investing in a Stradivarius or a Guarneri del Gesù? Well, sound is the very last thing you should consider.  When determining the... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘Bitter Harvest’

    On the spectrum of human enormity, the Holodomor, Stalin’s genocidal campaign to starve Ukraine to the brink of extinction, ranks somewhere near the Cambodian Killing... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his girlfriend Sandra Lee ride in a breast cancer awareness motorcycle event in New York on June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NY Lawmakers: Cuomo Is Moving to Cut Funds to Fight Cancer

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million cut to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other health threats. The Democratic governor’s... Read more

  • A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 14, 2015. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Under Sanctuary Policies, NYC Refuses to Hand Over Gang Member to Immigration Agents

    NEW YORK—A member of the violent MS-13 gang was arrested in Queens by immigration agents on Feb. 16 after he was released from New York... Read more

  • (L–R) Matthew Broderick, Annapurna Sriram, Michael Tucker, John Epperson, in Wallace Shawn’s “Evening at the Talk House.” The world has changed since these theater folk last got together. (Monique Carboni)

    Theater Review: ‘Evening at the Talk House’

    NEW YORK—The most insidious societal changes don’t occur through quick or violent means. Rather they are so quiet and unobtrusive one never notices them until... Read more

  • Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks during a news conference to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, at United Nations headquarters. Russian officials said Churkin died suddenly in New York City on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Russia’s Ambassador to United Nations Dies in NYC at 64

    NEW YORK—Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at the mission, Russian officials said. Churkin,... Read more

  • Emma Medeiros. (Jayme Aronson / JLA Photography)

    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Emma Medeiros on the Plus Size Fashion Industry

    This week’s style diary gues is Emma Medeiros, the president and founder of Medeiros Fashion PR, a public relations firm focusing on the plus size... Read more

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    The Bookbinder: Bringing a Book to Life

    There’s something magical about theater—seeing a world being created and brought to life in front of your eyes, with real objects and real people who... Read more

  • Alla Francesca. (Calain Genuys)

    Louise Basbas on Curating Thousands of Years of Music Before 1800

    NEW YORK—Early music is a bit like musical archaeology: uncovering dusty Bach scores forgotten on the shelves, unearthing tomes of music scores untouched for centuries and buried... Read more

  • At left, a Heinz ketchup sign is shown on the side of the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. At right, the Kraft logo appears outside of their headquarters in Northfield, Ill. U.S. food giant Kraft Heinz Co. (AP Photo/File)

    Kraft in Talks to Buy Europe’s Unilever

    NEW YORK—U.S. food giant Kraft Heinz Co. confirmed that it’s made an offer to buy Europe’s Unilever and been rejected. The company said Friday that... Read more

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    5 Siblings Missing Since August Found OK, Parents in Custody

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Authorities say five young siblings from Rochester who had been missing for six months have been found safe and their parents are in custody... Read more

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    Ambulance Crash Kills Passenger En Route to Nursing Home

    DUNKIRK, N.Y.—Authorities say a 77-year-old western New York man has died after the ambulance transporting him from a Pennsylvania hospital to a nursing home crashed... Read more

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    Judge Orders Drug-Addicted Mother of 4 to Not Get Pregnant

    A New York judge has ordered a drug-addicted mother of four who has worked as a prostitute not to get pregnant again until she has... Read more

  • Lucia (Annie Dow) and Abel (Eddie Martinez) in Tanya Saracho's “Fade.” (James Leynse)

    Theater Review: ‘Fade’

    NEW YORK—Playwright Tanya Saracho has taken on the provocative topics of ethnicity and class in her 100-minute two-hander “Fade,” now playing at New York’s Cherry... Read more

  • Dr. Robert Ashton (LinkedIn)

    Surgeon Jumps to His Death From NYC Bridge, Says ABC News Doctor

    A surgeon jumped from a bridge to his death in New York City over the weekend, it was reported. Dr. Robert Ashton, the ex-husband of... Read more

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    Snowmobile Crash in Northern New York Kills 38-Year-Old Man

    MORRISTOWN, N.Y.—Authorities say a weekend snowmobiling accident in northern New York has claimed the life of a 38-year-old man. WWNY-TV in Watertown reports the crash... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his girlfriend Sandra Lee ride in a breast cancer awareness motorcycle event in New York on June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NY Lawmakers: Cuomo Is Moving to Cut Funds to Fight Cancer

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million cut to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other health threats. The Democratic governor’s... Read more

  • A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 14, 2015. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Under Sanctuary Policies, NYC Refuses to Hand Over Gang Member to Immigration Agents

    NEW YORK—A member of the violent MS-13 gang was arrested in Queens by immigration agents on Feb. 16 after he was released from New York... Read more

  • Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks during a news conference to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, at United Nations headquarters. Russian officials said Churkin died suddenly in New York City on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Russia’s Ambassador to United Nations Dies in NYC at 64

    NEW YORK—Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at the mission, Russian officials said. Churkin,... Read more

  • At left, a Heinz ketchup sign is shown on the side of the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. At right, the Kraft logo appears outside of their headquarters in Northfield, Ill. U.S. food giant Kraft Heinz Co. (AP Photo/File)

    Kraft in Talks to Buy Europe’s Unilever

    NEW YORK—U.S. food giant Kraft Heinz Co. confirmed that it’s made an offer to buy Europe’s Unilever and been rejected. The company said Friday that... Read more

  • (Prath/shutterstock)

    5 Siblings Missing Since August Found OK, Parents in Custody

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Authorities say five young siblings from Rochester who had been missing for six months have been found safe and their parents are in custody... Read more

  • (OgnjenO/shutterstock)

    Ambulance Crash Kills Passenger En Route to Nursing Home

    DUNKIRK, N.Y.—Authorities say a 77-year-old western New York man has died after the ambulance transporting him from a Pennsylvania hospital to a nursing home crashed... Read more

  • Dr. Robert Ashton (LinkedIn)

    Surgeon Jumps to His Death From NYC Bridge, Says ABC News Doctor

    A surgeon jumped from a bridge to his death in New York City over the weekend, it was reported. Dr. Robert Ashton, the ex-husband of... Read more

  • Penn Station, New York, circa 1911. (Public domain)

    The Grand Gateway in Waiting: Envisioning the New-Old Penn Station

    NEW YORK—Nostalgia and heartbreak for the original Pennsylvania Station has persisted since it was destroyed over half a century ago. The beauty of that beaux-arts... Read more

  • A man makes his way through wind and snow past the Oculus of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York on Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Schools Close, Delay Start After Latest Storm Buries Region

    ALBANY, N.Y—Hundreds of schools from New York City’s northern suburbs to the Canadian border in northern New York are closed or opening later after the... Read more

  • A woman rushes to catch the NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton, NJ on May 13, 2015 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Amtrak Train Stalled 5 Hours in Bronx; Wire Problem Blamed

    NEW YORK—Passengers aboard a Boston-bound Amtrak train said Friday they were stuck in New York City overnight for about five hours without heat. The passengers... Read more

  • Allan Stevo outside the Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan on Feb. 6. Stevo says he and six others were removed from the respected club’s board because they supported Donald Trump. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Republican Club of New York Ousts Pro-Trump Board Members

    NEW YORK—On the evening of Dec. 23, Allan Stevo got an unexpected phone call informing him he was being removed from the board of the Metropolitan... Read more

  • A man walks his dog in the snow in Washington Square Park, in New York City on Feb. 9, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Storm Cancels Over 2,300 Flights at 3 NYC-Area Airports

    NEW YORK—Authorities say more than 2,300 flights have been cancelled at the New York City area’s three major airports because of the powerful winter storm... Read more

  • Vehicles drive drive through snow as they approach the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City, N.J., on Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    NYC Doorman Falls Through Glass While Shoveling, Dies

    NEW YORK—A Manhattan doorman has died after he fell through plate glass while shoveling snow. The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. Thursday on the Upper... Read more

  • Mexican immigrants walk in line through the Arizona desert near Sasabe, Sonora State, in an attempt to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, on April 6, 2006. (Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nearly 1 in 5 Immigrants in US Illegally in NYC, LA Areas

    SANTA ANA, Calif.—A report shows nearly one in five immigrants in the U.S. illegally live in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. The... Read more

  • A man makes his way through wind and snow past the Oculus of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York on Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Northeast US Dealing With Powerful, Fast-Moving Snowstorm

    BOSTON—A powerful, fast-moving storm swept through the northeastern U.S. Thursday, making for a slippery morning commute and leaving some residents bracing for blizzard conditions and... Read more

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    Mother Says Son Arrested in NYC Runner-Slay Not a Criminal

    NEW YORK—The mother of a man charged in the strangulation death of a New York City runner says her son was raised to respect life... Read more

  • New York City police stand guard in front of Trump Tower, a residence of President-elect Donald Trump in New York, on Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Pentagon Looking to Rent Space at Trump Tower

    NEW YORK—The United States military is looking to rent space at Trump Tower for use when President Donald Trump returns to his longtime home in... Read more

  • Members of the Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance, a Chinese Communist Party front group in New York, participate in the 2017 Flushing Chinese New Year Parade on Feb. 4, 2017. Note: This photo has been edited to remove the hate speech written on the banners. (Epoch Times)

    Pro-Beijing Group’s Hate Campaign Includes Fliers, Banner, and Biting

    NEW YORK—During the fifteen-day period of Chinese New Year festivities, Chinese people greet each other with warm sayings and wishes of good fortune and health... Read more

  • New York City Police continues to investigate the Aug. 2 murder of Karina Vetrano. (Instagram/karina.vee)

    NYPD Arrests Man in Connection with Slain Queens Jogger Case

    A man was arrested in connection to the killing of a jogger, Karina Vetrano, who was found dead in Queens, New York, about six months... Read more

  • In this courtroom art, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (C) listens as his federal defender Michelle Gelernt (L) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Goldbarg, second left, talk at his Brooklyn federal court appearance in New York on Feb. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

    ‘El Chapo’ Lawyers Say Jail Conditions Are Too Strict in NYC

    NEW YORK—He’s locked up 23 hours a day. His wife can’t visit him. He can’t call anyone, except his lawyers. He even was denied water,... Read more

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    Conversations With the Candidates on WTBQ Radio

    Radio station WTBQ at 1110 AM and 93.5 FM will host Conversations with the Candidates on Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. The show will allow... Read more

  • The front of the Stagecoach Inn from Maplewood Terrace in Goshen on Oct. 11, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Anthony Dobbins Stagecoach Inn in Goshen Reopens under New Owners

    GOSHEN—The Anthony Dobbins Stagecoach Inn, now called the Stagecoach Inn, has been given a new life under its new owners Faith Ferguson and Ron Boire of... Read more

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    Letter to the Editor: Legislator Philip Canterino—A person we can TRUST

    Dear Editor,  I have known Phil for over 30 years, and have worked with him as a member of the Goshen Town Board for the... Read more

  • The Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps at 7 New St. in Goshen on Sept. 26, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Goshen Ambulance Corps. to Build New Bay with Recycled Bottles

    The Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps. (GOVAC) is in need of a new home, and some GOVAC members have started raising money for it by collecting... Read more

  • A home in Port Jervis on Oct. 15, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Port Jervis Holding Halloween House Contest

    The Port Jervis Tourism Board is holding a house decoration contest called a Halloween Lighting Celebration with two categories: traditional and scary. City of Port... Read more

  • Events in Orange County

    Orange County Events Calendar Oct. 14-20

    Pumpkin Picking, Corn Maze at Piersons Farm October 14-31 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Daily pumpkin picking and corn maze. Hay rides. Grass fed angus beef, pastured... Read more

  • The Orange County legislature at the Emergency Services Building in Goshen on Oct. 6, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    County and Middletown Reach Deal on Indigot Reservoir

    GOSHEN—After Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus and City of Middletown Mayor Joseph DeStefano signed a memorandum of understanding to allow the city to develop the... Read more

  • Buildings 186 and 190-192 on Pike St. in Port Jervis that were damaged by a fire Oct. 11, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Port Jervis Community Helping Tenants Rebuild After Fire

    The Red Cross and Salvation Army are helping about a dozen people who were displaced after their apartments on Pike Street were destroyed in an... Read more

  • The entrance to Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Fl. on Sept. 29, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Town of Goshen Staff, Consultants to Visit Legoland Florida

    GOSHEN—Consultants for the Town of Goshen Planning Board, the town’s building inspector, and chairman of the planning board will be taking a weekend visit to... Read more

  • A Port Jervis police car with a K-9 in the back. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    OC Has Received Over 4,000 Bomb Threats Since Labor Day

    In his State of the County address on Sept. 30, County Executive Steven Neuhaus said the county has received over 4,000 bomb threats since Labor... Read more

  • Columbus Day at Soons Orchards

    Photo Gallery: Columbus Day at Soons Orchards with Pumpkins and Pies

    NEW HAMPTON—Soons Orchards held its annual Columbus Day celebration. The festivities featured outdoor seating areas offering grilled foods, baked goods, pie eating contests, live music... Read more

  • The Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Port Jervis Fire Department at the scene of a fire at 186 Pike St. in Port Jervis on Oct. 11, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Fire Damages Buildings on Pike St in Port Jervis

    PORT JERVIS—No one was reported killed or injured in a two-alarm fire at 186 Pike St., in Port Jervis the morning of Oct. 11. Port... Read more

  • A gas station in downtown Newark, N.J., on June 28, 2016. In vote on Oct. 7, the state passed legislation to raise New Jersey's gasoline tax by 23 cents per gallon. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Lawmakers Vote to Raise State Gas Tax by 23 Cents

    TRENTON, N.J.—Gas in New Jersey is about to get more expensive after lawmakers voted Oct. 7  to raise the tax by 23 cents per gallon to... Read more

  • The dog park in Salesian Park in Goshen during the park’s ribbon cutting on Oct. 10, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Goshen Dog Park Gets Warm Reception

    GOSHEN—When she took on building a dog park in Goshen over a year ago, Kelly Fellenzer didn’t know what she was getting herself into. A... Read more

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    Zumtobel Awarded $200,000 Grant Amidst Completion of Highland Facility Upgrade

    Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. awarded Zumtobel Lighting Inc. a $200,000 Business Retention for Manufacturers grant. The money comes from the utility company’s economic... Read more

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    Letter to the Editor: Valley View ‘Closer’ Offers Cupcakes for Votes

    Dear Editor,   On Sept. 9, I, a Valley View family member, attended an event, listed on the Valley View activities calendar as a “social.”... Read more

  • A woman fills up a glass with water on April 27, 2014 in Paris. Eight out of ten people in France say they have ''confidence'' in tap water, according to the water information center's annual barometer, on April 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

    New Windsor Implementing Water Conservation Measures Starting Oct. 8

    The Town of New Windsor Supervisor George Green announced that he is implementing Stage I water conservation measures. The action follows a notification from the... Read more

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    Letter to the Editor: Assemblyman Skoufis Should Release Records Related to CPV

    Dear Editor, My husband and I moved to Orange County 23 years ago in order to raise our only son in a friendly community full... Read more

  • The back of a police officer in the Town of Wallkill on Sept. 11, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    New Bullet Proof Vests Coming to OC Law Enforcement Officials

    Federal funding awarded for new bulletproof vests will go to police officers across the state, as well as to many Orange County municipalities. The state received over $808,000... Read more

  • kids shoe drive

    Tri-State Chamber of Commerce Holding Shoe Drive to Benefit Local Children

    The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce is hosting a shoe drive. The shoes will go to local children in need, and monetary donations will go toward... Read more

  • (L–R) Keith Phares, Jessica Tyler Wright, Linda Lavin, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Meghan Picerno in “Candide.” (Sarah Shatz)

    Theater Review: ‘Candide’

    NEW YORK—Class status, the dangers of following the herd or alternatively, standing out from them, are the major issues in “Candide,” based on Voltaire’s 1759... Read more

  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a rally for paid family leave on January 29, 2016 in New York City. The rally was attended by many union workers and included speakers Vice President Joe Biden, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY 12th District) and former model Christy Turlington. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Trump, Gov. Cuomo Discuss Tax Policy, Health Care Law Repeal

    NEW YORK—Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican President-elect Donald Trump discussed issues including tax policy and GOP plans to repeal the federal health... Read more

  • A sample ID card issued by the city. (New York City Hall via AP)

    New York Won’t Keep ID Card Applicants’ Records in Future

    NEW YORK—New York City won’t keep personal records from future applicants for its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, though a court has temporarily blocked the city... Read more

  • Pianist Dmitri Levkovich at Fort Tryon Park in New York City on Oct. 10, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Power and Sensitivity of Pianist Dmitri Levkovich

    NEW YORK—Between cups of coffee and a stroll in the park, Dmitri Levkovich practiced Chopin on his piano. Just playing a few phrases, he induced... Read more

  • OCTOBER 08:  Defiant Donald Trump supporters gather outside of Trump Towers in Manhattan October 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Man Getting Psych Evaluation After Trump Tower Incident

    NEW YORK —Authorities say a man is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after he appeared at New York’s Trump Tower claiming he’d received a phone call... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists' and National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Hall of Fame Luncheon at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Poll: Clinton Ahead of Trump in His Home State by 30 Points

    Hillary Clinton is significantly ahead of Donald Trump in his home state, a new poll shows. Clinton has a 30-point lead over Trump, 57 percent to... Read more

  • New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Bill Bratton answers questions at a press conference after speaking at the NYPD Shield Conference in New York City on Dec. 16, 2015. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    NYPD Top Cop Resigns Unexpectedly Soon, James O’Neil Takes Over

    New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced his resignation Tuesday, Aug. 2. “It’s now time for me to move on,” Bratton said via FacebookLive. Bratton mentioned... Read more

  • Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Giuliani Gives Fiery Speech at GOP Convention Calling for a Safe America

    Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani gave a fiery speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention and highlighted the theme of the... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo vetoed a bill Sept. 29 that would give counties more oversight on annexation petitions. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    2 Others Charged in Slaying of New York Governor’s Aide

    NEW YORK—Two more men have been charged with mortally wounding an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the hours before the city’s... Read more

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    Man Behind Donald Trump Tombstone Revealed to Be Brooklyn Artist

    A joint investigation of New York and federal authorities revealed the man behind the Donald Trump tombstone placed in Central Park in late March. The... Read more

  • In this April 28, 2016 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is surrounded by reporters as he leaves an event in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC Mayor Draws Scrutiny Over Developer-Funded Pet Project

    NEW YORK—During his campaign to become New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio held himself out as a champion of the average New Yorker who... Read more

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio takes a phone call on April 28, 2016, during the 14th Annual CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! event in New York after some of his aides were subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation. A failed effort by New York City's mayor and a network of allies to elect three Democratic state senators in 2014 is under criminal investigation for financial practices their lawyer calls both legal and common. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Probe of NYC Mayor Casts Harsh Light on Lax Campaign Laws

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A probe swirling around New York City’s mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation’s most lax campaign finance laws, with... Read more

  • Congressman Gibson visits a local business in New York State. (Courtesy of Jason Meath)

    Rep. Chris Gibson: Almost a Sure Bet to Run for NYS Governor in 2018

    “If I decide to run against Andrew Cuomo in 2018, I am confident that I will beat him,” Rep. Chris Gibson said when we spoke in midtown Manhattan... Read more

  • Congressman Daniel M. Donovan Jr. at a rally in support of the Zadroga Act. (Office of Rep. Daniel M. Donovan Jr.)

    US Rep. Donovan: Fighting to Restore New York’s Federal Anti-Terror Funding

    “When the planes hit the Towers on Sept. 11, we on Staten Island and Bay Ridge, living our lives just miles from ground zero, saw... Read more

  • Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on June 25, 2015. (Mike Groll/AP Photo)

    Top NY Lawmakers Defend Response to Albany’s Ethics Dilemma

    By David Klepper ALBANY, N.Y.—More than a month into their legislative session, New York state lawmakers are making little progress in tackling Albany’s corruption problem,... Read more

  • George Pataki makes a point during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. Pataki announced on Dec. 28 he is no longer in the presidential race. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Pataki Announces End to White House Bid

    By Kathleen Ronayne and Jill Colvin  BERLIN, N.H.—Former New York Gov. George Pataki said Dec. 28 that he’s ending his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential... Read more

  • Ex-Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives to the courthouse in New York, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Conviction of Ex-Speaker Sends NY Politics Into Turmoil

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh... Read more

  • Retired NYPD Captain Joe Concannon speaks during a pro-police rally and press conference outside Queens Borough Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in New York. Concannon is now the Republican candidate for city councilman from Queens. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    City Council Candidate Joe Concannon: Why Two Opponents Are Better Than One

    Republican candidate for City Councilman Joe Concannon told me in a recent interview that he has always tried to live according to the belief that... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during a campaign stop at Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center on August 18, 2015 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

    NYC Council Speaker Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    NEW YORK—New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham... Read more

  • A New York Mets and soccer fan takes a photo with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, before an interleague baseball game between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    NYC’s First Fan: A Ballgame With Mayor Bill de Blasio

    NEW YORK—He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter... Read more

  • Cafe Spice co-owner Sameer Malhotra and his wife Payal Malhotra, at the Cafe Spice manufacturing facility in New Windsor, New York, on July 25, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Cafe Spice: An Indian Family’s Spice Legacy

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y.—Three generations of Malhotras can be credited with playing an instrumental role in putting Indian food on the map in America, most recently... Read more

  • Ellen Hart with her singing staff at her diner. (Courtesy of Ellen Hart)

    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Ellen Hart From the Famed Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Always Living With Fun and Style

    This week’s style diary guest is Ellen Hart, the owner of the world famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Times Square, which will be celebrating its 30th... Read more

  • The soon-to-come New York City Starbucks Roastery will be modeled after the company's first built Roastery, which was finished in December of 2014 in their hometown of Seattle, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Starbucks)

    The World’s Largest Starbucks Is Coming to New York City

    New York City’s Meatpacking District will house the world’s largest roastery for Starbucks, scheduled to open in 2018, according to an April 5 statement from... Read more

  • Is Creon a despot or honorable leader? Paul O'Brien plays the king in Seamus Heaney “The Burial at Thebes,” based on Sophocles’ s "Antigone." (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘The Burial at Thebes’

    NEW YORK—As single-minded King Creon of Thebes in ancient Greece puts it, “If you’re not with me, you’re against me.” This is a line from... Read more

  • A Starbucks logo is pictured next to a McDnald's restaurant on July 28, 2014 in Shanghai. (Johannes Elsele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Starbucks Starting Delivery on Empire State Building

    NEW YORK—Starbucks will start offering delivery within the Empire State Building Tuesday, giving office workers in the skyscraper the option of paying a $2 fee... Read more

  • (L–R) Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Gary Wilmes, and Troy Vazquez on a nearly bare set that captures the emptiness of their characters’ souls. (Gerry Goodstein)

    Theater Review: ‘Isolde’

    NEW YORK—Things that are supposedly “perfect” on the surface, be it apples, diamonds, or people’s lives, often fall apart under scrutiny and pressure. This point... Read more

  • A woman looks at the menu in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    New York City to Require Salt Warnings on Restaurant Menus

    NEW YORK—Salty fare from sandwiches to salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind warning label at chain restaurants in New York City. The city Board... Read more

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  • People walk through the food vendor booths at the 2015 Taste Asia Food Festival on Times Square in New York on June 26, 2015. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

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  • Sophia Lee at her Miss KOREA restaurant in Koreatown, Manhattan, on June 23, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • NTD Culinary Competition

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  • Law enforcement officers walk along Route 3 on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Saranac, N.Y.  Hundreds of law enforcement personnel have begun an eighth day searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt, two killers who used power tools to cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in northern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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  • Artist Gregory Mortenson at his studio in Manhattan, New York, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Pianist Dmitri Levkovich at Fort Tryon Park in New York City on Oct. 10, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Artist Anthony Baus in his studio at Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, Queens, on Aug. 16, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Art collector and chairman of the Art Renewal Center Frederick Ross in his home on Aug. 11, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Academic Director, Jordan Sokol and principal instructor Amaya Gurpide teach at The Florence Academy of Art-U.S. Branch in Jersey City, New Jersey, on July 14, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Artist Tony Curanaj talks about his work and art, in his studio in upstate, New York, on July 28, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Courtenay Hall, co-founder and editor-in-chief of BELLA New York magazine and special correspondent for Celebrity Page TV, in Manhattan on June 15, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Artist Edmond Rochat talks about his life and work in his studio at the NYK Academy in Spanish Harlem, New York, on May 31, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Tatsuo Imaishi at the restoration shop of Rare Violins of New York in Manhattan, New York, on Jan. 9, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • (L–R) Matthew Broderick, Annapurna Sriram, Michael Tucker, John Epperson, in Wallace Shawn’s “Evening at the Talk House.” The world has changed since these theater folk last got together. (Monique Carboni)

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  • Lucia (Annie Dow) and Abel (Eddie Martinez) in Tanya Saracho's “Fade.” (James Leynse)

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  • (L-R) Wendy Sy, Sibylle Eschapasse, Sylvia Hemingway, Cheri Kaufman, Jane Scher. (Annie Watt)

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  • The Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya in New York hosts Aritaware on Feb. 6, 2017. Arita is small town in Japan best known for producing porcelain for 400 years.  (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Violinist and composer Michelle Ross at Salmagundi Art Club in Manhattan, New York, on Jan. 30, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • (L–R) Clarice (Ismenia Mendes) and Lucrece (Amelia Pedlow) have very different ideas about the stories suitor Dorante tells, in “The Liar.” (Richard Termine)

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  • Pianist Vsevolod Dvorkin, violinist Emily Daggett Smith, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, cellist Rafael Figueroa, and violist Paul Neubauer, play Brahms "Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34," for the Romantic Vienna concert at Columbia University in New York on Jan. 26. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • L–R) Shirin Eskandani as Mercédès, Clémentine Margaine in the title role, and Danielle Talamantes as Frasquita in Bizet's “Carmen.” (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

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  • Gabriel Fauré in 1907. (Lausanne De Jongh)

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  • Sibylle Eschapasse celebrates a year of Style Diaries. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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