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Sibylle’s Style Diary: PIX11 TV News Anchor & Author Tamsen Fadal

Tamsen Fadal. (Ana Gambuto)
Tamsen Fadal. (Ana Gambuto)

This week’s style diary is the beautiful, talented, and accomplished Tamsen Fadal. The popular TV news anchor who does the daily 5 p.m, 6 p.m,...


  • David Deblinger in his original play "Lucky Penny." (Zachary Zirlin Photography)

    Theater Review: ‘Lucky Penny’: A Clown Cries in the Alley for All of Us

    NEW YORK—Actor David Deblinger is a creature of showbiz. Like Joan Rivers, he’s very intense. Showbiz creatures crave the spotlight like hardcore alcoholics—they must act... Read more

  • Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin. (Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment )

    Q&A With Julie Menin, NYC Media and Entertainment Commissioner

    “New York City is the creative capital of the world. There’s no better city to be involved in the media and entertainment world,” according to... Read more

  • Chicken McNuggets are displayed in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, on March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Boy Pulls Gun on Classmate, Demands Chicken McNugget

    NEW YORK—A 12-year-old New York City boy is accused of pulling a gun on a classmate and demanding that she give him her chicken nugget... Read more

  • Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo and Diana Damrau as Juliette have tremendous chemistry in “Gounod's “Roméo et Juliette.” (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

    Opera Review: Gounod’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’

    NEW YORK—Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has inspired orchestral works, ballets, Broadway musicals, jazz pieces, and numerous films. Charles Gounod’s adaptation is his most performed work,... Read more

  • People ice skate at Bryant Park on Jan. 13, 2015 in New York, which will be open to the public for free until March. 1. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Things to Do Around NYC: January 13–19

    COMMUNITY EVENTS ONGOING IN MANHATTAN New York & The NationOngoingThe Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History170 Central Park WestExplore the... Read more

  • Nina, a roughly 3-year-old cat at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Sick Kitty: NYC Quarantines 500 Felines Fearing the Flu

    NEW YORK—Hundreds of homeless New York City cats have been quarantined after health officials discovered many infected with a strand of bird flu. About 386... Read more

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    NY Woman Guilty of Assaulting Teacher at Daughter’s School

    MINEOLA, N.Y.—A suburban New York woman has been convicted of assault for punching and choking a teacher at her daughter’s school. Newsday reports a Nassau County... Read more

  • Melody Grove in "The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart." (Jenny Anderson)

    Theater Review: ‘The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart’

    NEW YORK—A woman goes on a long journey of self-discovery in the National Theatre of Scotland’s immersive and thoroughly enjoyable offering of “The Strange Undoing... Read more

  • Marine Le Pen, president of the French conservative National Front party, after the announcement of the results of the first round of the regional election in Henin-Beaumont, France, on Dec. 6, 2015. (Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

    France’s Marine Le Pen Sighted in Trump Tower

    France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen is visiting Trump Tower as part of a surprise visit to New York. The French politician was spotted... Read more

  • John Schaefer. (MarcoAntonio.com/Courtesy of WQXR)

    Radio Host John Schaefer to Join New WQXR Classical Music Program, ‘The Furthermore’

    For over 30 years, John Schaefer has been the go-to voice for many listeners in discovering the sounds of music in our world today. He... Read more

  • The City University of New York Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan on Jan. 11, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Paying for New York’s Free College Tuition Plan

    NEW YORK—Gov. Andrew Cuomo estimates it will cost $163 million a year to provide tuition-free public college to New Yorkers with a family income of... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘Alone in Berlin’

    German novelist Hans Fallada had a complicated relationship with the National Socialists. He survived to watch the regime fall, but not long enough to see... Read more

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    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Stem Cell Guru Christopher Calapai

    This week’s style diary guest is Christopher Calapai. Proclaimed as the “The Stem Cell Guru” by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader... Read more

  • Left: Pacifica Quartet with (L-R) Simin Ganatra, Sibbi Bernhardsson, Brandon Vamos, and Masumi Per Rostad performing at the Met Museum. (Richard Termine) Right: Jörg Widmann. (Marco Borggreve)

    A Clarinetist Who Bridges the Past and Future

    German musician Jörg Widmann says that for him, everything began with the clarinet. He started playing the clarinet at age 7; shortly after, he discovered... Read more

  • Paralyzed police officer Steven McDonald receives applause from members of the New York City Police Department as he arrives for funeral services at Seaford, N.Y., for slain officer Edward Byrne, in this file photo. (AP Photo/David Bookstaver)

    Paralyzed New York Detective Who Became Voice for Peace Dies

    NEW YORK—New York Police Department Detective Steven McDonald, who was paralyzed by a teenage gunman’s bullet in 1986 but publicly forgave the shooter and became... Read more

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    Mom, Son Plead Guilty in Man’s Killing Over Lottery Ticket

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—A New York man and his 49-year-old mother have pleaded guilty in the slaying of a man who was killed over a winning scratch-off... Read more

  • Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin. (Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment )

    Q&A With Julie Menin, NYC Media and Entertainment Commissioner

    “New York City is the creative capital of the world. There’s no better city to be involved in the media and entertainment world,” according to... Read more

  • Nina, a roughly 3-year-old cat at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Sick Kitty: NYC Quarantines 500 Felines Fearing the Flu

    NEW YORK—Hundreds of homeless New York City cats have been quarantined after health officials discovered many infected with a strand of bird flu. About 386... Read more

  • Marine Le Pen, president of the French conservative National Front party, after the announcement of the results of the first round of the regional election in Henin-Beaumont, France, on Dec. 6, 2015. (Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

    France’s Marine Le Pen Sighted in Trump Tower

    France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen is visiting Trump Tower as part of a surprise visit to New York. The French politician was spotted... Read more

  • The City University of New York Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan on Jan. 11, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Paying for New York’s Free College Tuition Plan

    NEW YORK—Gov. Andrew Cuomo estimates it will cost $163 million a year to provide tuition-free public college to New Yorkers with a family income of... Read more

  • Paralyzed police officer Steven McDonald receives applause from members of the New York City Police Department as he arrives for funeral services at Seaford, N.Y., for slain officer Edward Byrne, in this file photo. (AP Photo/David Bookstaver)

    Paralyzed New York Detective Who Became Voice for Peace Dies

    NEW YORK—New York Police Department Detective Steven McDonald, who was paralyzed by a teenage gunman’s bullet in 1986 but publicly forgave the shooter and became... Read more

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    Cellphone, Wi-Fi Coverage Goes Live at NYC Subway Stations

    NEW YORK—Cellphone and Wi-Fi coverage is now being provided for commuters at each of New York City’s many underground subway stations, one year ahead of... Read more

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    NYC Has Fewest Shootings Ever Last Year

    NEW YORK—New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings last year and narrowly missed setting a record low for homicides. According to data released... Read more

  • An injured passenger, after a Long Island Rail Road commuter train either hit something or derailed, is taken from the Atlantic Terminal, in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Over 100 Suffer Minor Injuries in NYC Train Accident

    NEW YORK—New York City authorities say more than 100 people suffered minor injuries when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a bumping block at... Read more

  • NYPD police car stands parked in Times Square.(lazyllama/Shutterstock)

    New York Product Tester Mistakenly Delivers Pounds of Weed

    VALATIE, N.Y.—A product tester from upstate New York was surprised to find last month that a delivery she thought contained more items to review turned... Read more

  • Highway Patrol Officer Joseph Goss. (Video Screenshot/YouTube)

    Officer Dives Into Moving Car When Driver Can’t Stop

    MANORVILLE, N.Y.—A Long Island police officer says he dove through an open window of a slow-moving car with a toddler in the back seat when... Read more

  • In this file photo, Andrew M. Cuomo, work continues on the Second Avenue subway station at 72nd Street in New York. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of New York Gov. Cuomo via AP)

    New Subway Line, Awaited Since the 1920s, Is Set to Roll

    NEW YORK—It’s been an on-again, off-again, “believe it when you see it” project since the Jazz Age. Construction started 45 years ago. But New Yorkers’... Read more

  • In this photo provided by New York City Police Department Special Operations, a whale spouts water as it swims in the East River in New York. The whale was seen swimming along the shores of Manhattan's upper East Side, close to Gracie Mansion, where the mayor lives, during a patrol by officers in a police boat. (New York City Police Department via AP)

    Police: Whale Spotted Swimming in New York City’s East River

    NEW YORK—Officers patrolling New York City’s harbor in a police boat have spotted a whale in the East River. The New York Police Department’s special... Read more

  • A row of New York City police cars is parked along a street in Times Square, on Dec. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Garbage Trucks to Block Possible Times Square Truck Attacks

    NEW YORK—Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, officials... Read more

  • A Sikh man wearing a turban listens as Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier speaks to release the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) new uniform and appearance rules at the MPD headquarters in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2012. MPD became the first major police department in the US to proactively allow Sikh Americans to serve as full-time officers while keeping their articles of faith. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

    NYPD to Allow Sikhs to Wear Turbans, Grow Beards

    NEW YORK—The New York Police Department is now allowing Sikh officers to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up... Read more

  • Trump Tower stands along 5th Avenue in Manhattan as police stand guard outside 
following an earlier protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in front of the building on March 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Street Closures Around Trump Tower Reduced to Help Local Businesses

    NEW YORK—Manhattan businesses hit by the street closures and tight security around Trump Tower finally received good news. The block of 56th Street between 5th... Read more

  • FORT LEE, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Traffic moves over the Hudson River and across the George Washington Bridge between New York City (R), and Fort Lee, New Jersey on December 17, 2013. New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie has had to fend off allegations in a scandal involving the bridge. In September, two of Christie's top appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ordered the lanes on the bridge shut to traffic, causing days of gridlock in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Some Democrats have said that the move was political revenge against the town's mayor, Democrat Mark Sokolich, for not endorsing Christie for reelection. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    Deadly Crash Delays Traffic on George Washington Bridge

    A fatal crash in New York City snarled traffic, nearly shutting it down altogether, on the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, according... Read more

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    NYPD Suspends Officer Who Posted Photo of Handcuffed Family

    NEW YORK—The New York City Police Department has suspended the officer who posted a photo on social media of a handcuffed Brooklyn family with the... Read more

  • Troy Ave performs at "Christmas in Brooklyn" at the Barclays Center in New York's Brooklyn borough, in this file photo. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

    New York Rapper Shot, Wounded Sitting in Car at Intersection

    NEW YORK—Authorities say rapper Troy Ave has been shot while sitting in his car at a Brooklyn intersection. Attorney Scott Lemon says his client, whose... Read more

  • In this Dec. 12, 2016 photo, Tim Jaccard sits in front of snapshots of some of the children who were safely relinquished under a "Safe Haven" program he started 17 years ago, in Wantagh, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Tragedy Drives Man to Give ‘Haven’ to Thousands of Babies

    LEVITTOWN, N.Y.—To untold numbers of children, he’s simply Uncle Tim. Nearly 3,300 babies across the country who otherwise might have been abandoned and perhaps died... Read more

  • Vehicles slow at a toll booth at the George Washington Bridge in Ft. Lee, New Jersey on Dec. 17, 2013. ( John Moore/Getty Images)

    Cuomo: All MTA Bridges to Be Cashless by End of 2017

    NEW YORK—Gov. Andrew Cuomo says “cashless” automated tolls booths on all MTA-operated bridges and tunnels in the New York metropolitan region will be completed by... 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

  • (Alvaro Serrano/Unsplash.com)

    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

  • (Alvaro Serrano/Unsplash.com)

    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

  • (Alvaro Serrano/Unsplash.com)

    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

  • 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

  • (Vimeo; AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    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

  • First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray at City Hall in Manhattan on Aug. 11, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray’s Vision on Healing the City

    NEW YORK—When a distressing life event affects you so deeply and personally, you find yourself at a crossroads. You are confronted with a choice of... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference to provide an update of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC Mayor’s Office Screening Sensitive Records

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to run the most transparent administration in city history, has taken steps to have his office review any... 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’

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

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  • Jiguang Zhang fires up his wok during the Northeastern Cuisine portion of the New Tang Dynasty Television's 7th Annual International Chinese Culinary Competition. The competition is part of the Taste Asia Food Fest held at Times Square in New York City on June 26 and 27, 2015. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

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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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    New York Foodies Welcome New Pan-Asian Event

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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)

    As Search for 2 Killers Drags On, Rural NY Residents on Edge

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  • DES PLAINES, IL - OCTOBER 24: In this photo illustration, customers order food from a McDonald's restaurant on October 24, 2013 in Des Plaines, Illinois. McDonald's has announced it will make changes to its low-priced Dollar Menu, which includes items like coffee, small fries, hamburgers and apple pies. The new menu, dubbed the Dollar Menu and More, will offer some higher priced options such as the grilled Onion Cheddar Burger and a McChicken sandwich. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Officials Want High-Sodium Warning on Menus

    NEW YORK—New York could become the first U.S. city to require warning labels on high-salt dishes at chain restaurants, taking campaigns to cut down on... Read more

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  • Users will be able to order food delivery from the existing Uber app. (Uber)

    Uber Delivers Food in NYC, Chicago in 10 Minutes, but With a Few Hitches

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  • Bacon and Beer Classic at Safeco Field. (Joshua Lewis)

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    Food Bar by Otarian Offers First Burger and Wrap Bar in NYC

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  • A Season for Sushi

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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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    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

  • Sculptor Sabin Howard, at his studio in the Bronx, New York on Sept. 13, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Sculptor Sabin Howard in Service of Something Bigger

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  • Fernando Martin Diez-Cabeza with his unfinished painting “The Gentleman With the Red Bow Tie," at his apartment in New York on Aug. 28, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Founder and CEO of Kit, Merin Guthrie talks about her women's clothing company during her short trip to New York on Sept. 14, 2016 (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Tailor Nick Eleganza at his shop Sartoria Eleganza in Midtown Manhattan, New York, on Aug. 25, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/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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  • Robert W. Pillsbury, President of Salmagundi Club, in library of the club in New York on July 17, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/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)

    Artist Edmond Rochat Evokes Layered Emotions

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  • Jean Shafiroff at her home in Manhattan, New York, on May 16, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Pianist and composer Arsentiy Kharitonov in New York, on May 10, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • David Deblinger in his original play "Lucky Penny." (Zachary Zirlin Photography)

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  • Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo and Diana Damrau as Juliette have tremendous chemistry in “Gounod's “Roméo et Juliette.” (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

    Opera Review: Gounod’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’

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  • People ice skate at Bryant Park on Jan. 13, 2015 in New York, which will be open to the public for free until March. 1. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—A woman goes on a long journey of self-discovery in the National Theatre of Scotland’s immersive and thoroughly enjoyable offering of “The Strange Undoing... Read more

  • John Schaefer. (MarcoAntonio.com/Courtesy of WQXR)

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  • Left: Pacifica Quartet with (L-R) Simin Ganatra, Sibbi Bernhardsson, Brandon Vamos, and Masumi Per Rostad performing at the Met Museum. (Richard Termine) Right: Jörg Widmann. (Marco Borggreve)

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  • "Partenza del bucintoro verso il lido nel giorno dell'ascensione" by Francesco Guardi, circa 1775–1780. Oil on canvas. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. (Public Domain)

    Centuries Later, Peculiarities of Venice Still Inspire

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  • Xenia Murray at the 96th St. and 2nd Ave. subway stop in Manhattan, New York, on Jan. 2, 2017. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

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  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, on Jan. 1, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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  • The cast of “In Transit” on the set by Donyale Werle. (Joan Marcus)

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    NEW YORK—The creators of the Broadway musical “In Transit” certainly understand the New York subway system—especially the inconveniences underground travelers regularly encounter, including train delays, transit workers... Read more

  • The Attacca Quartet rehearses in New York City on Dec. 7, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

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  • Plácido Domingo in the title role in Verdi's “Nabucco.” (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

    Opera Review: ‘Nabucco’

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  • Shen Yun Performing Arts Jan. 11–15
David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
Fascinating stories from 5,000 years of Chinese culture are told through the vivid athleticism and deep expressiveness of classical Chinese dance, one of the most demanding art forms in the world. $80–$300. ShenYun.com
(Courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts)

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  • (Courtesy of Yoshiki)

    From Metal to Classical, Musician Journeys Toward What Grasps His Heart

    When the Tokyo Philharmonic performs compositions by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 12 and 13, the pianist taking center stage may be known... Read more

  • (L–R) General Othello (David Oyelowo) succumbs to the insinuations of his underling Iago (Daniel Craig) in “Othello.”  (Chad Batka)

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  • Ben Bliss as Tamino in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

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  • (L–R)  Ace reporter Hildebrand "Hildy" Johnson (John Slattery) wants to leave the newspaper business, but his managing editor Walter Burns (Nathan Lane) has other ideas, in “The Front Page.” (Julieta Cervantes)

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