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‘Sibylle’s Top French Chefs’ With Chef Sylvain Portay

Sibylle Eschapasse and chef Sylvain Portay at the International Culinary Center. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)
Sibylle Eschapasse and chef Sylvain Portay at the International Culinary Center. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

In this series, columnist Sibylle Eschapasse interviews some of France’s top chefs, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. Name:Sylvain Portay Hometown:Evian-les-Bains Age:55 Restaurant:Currently working as a...


  • NYPD officers gesture to the crowd to step back after a vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in Times Square, New York, on May 18, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Motorist Who Mowed Down Times Square Pedestrians Due in Court

    NEW YORK—The U.S. Navy recruit who drove his car along a crowded Times Square sidewalk, killing a young woman and injuring many others, is due... Read more

  • First responders tend to injured pedestrians after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square in New York, U.S., May 18, 2017.
 (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

    Car Slams Into Times Square Pedestrians, Killing 1, Injuring 22

    NEW YORK—A speeding car plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City’s busy Times Square on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 22,... Read more

  • Thomas Sung and two of his daughters as they appear in the documentary, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” (Sean Lyness)

    Film Review: ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’

    There is no question the media would have pilloried Rudy Giuliani if he ever conducted a prosecution of an African American community bank in the... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and her mother in New York. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)

    Sibylle’s Favorite Quotes about Motherhood

    As we celebrate mothers today all around the country, I compiled some of the best quotes ever written about this beautiful gift that is motherhood... Read more

  • Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, attends the 2017 New York Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, on May 14, 2017. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)

    Falun Dafa Founder Speaks at Annual New York Conference

    NEW YORK—Wearing their trademark yellow T-shirts or blue jackets, practitioners of Falun Dafa, a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline, could be spotted over the extended weekend... Read more

  • 1,300 falun Gong practitioners in Gantry Park, New York, form Chinese and English words saying "25 years of spreading Dafa" on May 13, 2017. (The Epoch Times)

    Over 3,300 People Display Falun Gong Message in NYC Parks

    NEW YORK—For the better part of the 1990s, millions of Chinese gathered on a regular basis to do the slow-moving, meditative exercises of Falun Gong... Read more

  • (L–R) Steven Eng, Megan Masako Haley (background), and Ann Harada in a scene from the Classic Stage Company’s production of “Pacific Overtures.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Pacific Overtures’

    NEW YORK—Change, be it good or bad, is always inevitable. The secret is never losing sight of who you are during the process, a lesson... Read more

  • Roberto Alagna as Cyrano in Franco Alfano's “Cyrano de Bergerac.”  (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

    Opera Review: ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’

    NEW YORK—Franco Alfano’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” is a minor opera, but with Roberto Alagna in the title role, a strong supporting cast and a beautiful... Read more

  • Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners hold a vigil near the Chinese Consulate in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 11, 2017. 25 years ago, on May 13, 1992, Master Li Hongzhi started to teach the practice in China. The Chinese regime started to persecute practitioners on July 20, 1999. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Hundreds Gather to Show Compassion to Their Persecutors

    NEW YORK—Dressed in bright yellow shirts and jackets, they came in hundreds from around the world on the evenings of May 11 and 12 to... Read more

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    Falun Dafa Marks 25 Years With Grand Parade in Manhattan

    NEW YORK—Over 10,000 Falun Dafa practitioners from 57 countries and regions assembled in Manhattan on May 12 for a grand parade, the centerpiece event of... Read more

  • Michael Brown. (Jamie Beck)

    Composer Pianist Michael Brown on Creating Musical Journeys

    NEW YORK—Pianist and composer Michael Brown is a storyteller. During a recent recital, he performed a polished program weaving together a web of fugues by... Read more

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    World Falun Dafa Day in New York Begins With Exercises, Musical Performances

    NEW YORK—Nearly a thousand Falun Dafa practitioners converged on Union Square’s north plaza on May 11 to kickstart World Falun Dafa Day festivities in New... Read more

  • The cast of "The Play The Goes Wrong." (Jeremy Daniel)

    Theater Review: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

    NEW YORK—Anybody who has ever worked in theater or attended it on a regular basis has a story about things going amiss on stage, whether... Read more

  • (L–R) Steven Blakeley and Emily Laing in J.B. Priestley’s “The Roundabout,” Carol Rosegg/Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters)

    Theater Review: ‘The Roundabout’: Revived British Parlor-Comedy Is Simply Outdated

    History has proven communism to be categorically the most deadly form of government ever; it has collectively killed approximately 150 million humans to date. So it... Read more

  • "The North Cape by Moonlight," 1848, by Peder Balke. Oil on canvas, private collection, Oslo. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    Maverick Norwegian Artist Peder Balke Rediscovered

    NEW YORK—”The beauty of nature takes the leading role,” wrote the Norwegian artist Peder Balke (1804–1887) about his journey to Finnmark. The northernmost point of... Read more

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    Long Island Communities Struck by Gang Violence Unite to Clean Their Streets

    BRENTWOOD, N.Y.—The Brentwood and Central Islip communities have both been devastated by the recent loss of eight young people to gang violence, and community leaders are... Read more

  • NYPD officers gesture to the crowd to step back after a vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in Times Square, New York, on May 18, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Motorist Who Mowed Down Times Square Pedestrians Due in Court

    NEW YORK—The U.S. Navy recruit who drove his car along a crowded Times Square sidewalk, killing a young woman and injuring many others, is due... Read more

  • First responders tend to injured pedestrians after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square in New York, U.S., May 18, 2017.
 (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

    Car Slams Into Times Square Pedestrians, Killing 1, Injuring 22

    NEW YORK—A speeding car plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City’s busy Times Square on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 22,... Read more

  • Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, attends the 2017 New York Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, on May 14, 2017. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)

    Falun Dafa Founder Speaks at Annual New York Conference

    NEW YORK—Wearing their trademark yellow T-shirts or blue jackets, practitioners of Falun Dafa, a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline, could be spotted over the extended weekend... Read more

  • 1,300 falun Gong practitioners in Gantry Park, New York, form Chinese and English words saying "25 years of spreading Dafa" on May 13, 2017. (The Epoch Times)

    Over 3,300 People Display Falun Gong Message in NYC Parks

    NEW YORK—For the better part of the 1990s, millions of Chinese gathered on a regular basis to do the slow-moving, meditative exercises of Falun Gong... Read more

  • Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners hold a vigil near the Chinese Consulate in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 11, 2017. 25 years ago, on May 13, 1992, Master Li Hongzhi started to teach the practice in China. The Chinese regime started to persecute practitioners on July 20, 1999. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Hundreds Gather to Show Compassion to Their Persecutors

    NEW YORK—Dressed in bright yellow shirts and jackets, they came in hundreds from around the world on the evenings of May 11 and 12 to... Read more

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    Falun Dafa Marks 25 Years With Grand Parade in Manhattan

    NEW YORK—Over 10,000 Falun Dafa practitioners from 57 countries and regions assembled in Manhattan on May 12 for a grand parade, the centerpiece event of... Read more

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    World Falun Dafa Day in New York Begins With Exercises, Musical Performances

    NEW YORK—Nearly a thousand Falun Dafa practitioners converged on Union Square’s north plaza on May 11 to kickstart World Falun Dafa Day festivities in New... Read more

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    Long Island Communities Struck by Gang Violence Unite to Clean Their Streets

    BRENTWOOD, N.Y.—The Brentwood and Central Islip communities have both been devastated by the recent loss of eight young people to gang violence, and community leaders are... Read more

  • Linda McMahon, administrator of the Small Business Administration,  talks to Lawrence K. Doll chairman of Drexel Hamilton, an institutional broker-dealer that offers employment opportunities to disabled veterans, on May 2, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Celebrating American Entrepreneurship

    American small-business owners have many reasons to celebrate: They are the backbone of the U.S. economy, and they create nearly two out of every three new jobs... Read more

  • An Amtrak passenger train sits in New York City's Pennsylvania Station on April 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

    Some New York Penn Station Train Tracks to Be Closed for Weeks for Repairs

    NEW YORK—Amtrak is planning to close some tracks for weeks and months at a time as it undertakes repairs at New York’s congested Pennsylvania Station,... Read more

  • Homeowners clean up debris after a tornado hit the town of Emory, Texas. (REUTERS/Brandon Wade)

    Powerful Storm Front That Killed 16 Heads toward East Coast

    A powerful storm system bore down on the east coast on Monday after spawning tornadoes and torrential rains that killed at least 16 people and shut... Read more

  • A photo of the original McKim, Mead & White Penn Station on display in the Amtrak concourse of Pennsylvania Station in New York, on Feb. 6, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Amtrak to Launch Repairs at New York’s Troubled Penn Station

    NEW YORK—Traveling through the nation’s busiest transit hub, New York’s Pennsylvania Station, will become even more cumbersome as Amtrak takes some tracks out of service... Read more

  • (Courtesy of Lourdes Figueiredo)

    Chinese Plea for Freedom Found in Cupcake Box in New York

    NEW YORK—When Lourdes Figueiredo opened a small set of cupcake boxes bought from a Christmas tree shop months ago, out dropped a piece of paper... Read more

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    Candlelight Vigil Remembers Persecuted Falun Dafa Practitioners

    NEW YORK—As the last rays of sun set upon the Hudson River, several hundred Falun Gong practitioners sat solemnly in neat rows in front of the... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade in Flushing, New York, on April 23, 2017, to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the April 25th peaceful appeal of 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Marks 18th Anniversary of Fateful Appeal in China

    FLUSHING, N.Y.—Brass horns, bright banners, and bustling dragon and lion dance troupes formed part of an hour-long parade on Flushing’s Main Street on the afternoon... Read more

  • A woman looks at "The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula," 1610, by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, Italian, 1571–1610). Oil on canvas, Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Naples. (Milene Fernandez/The Epoch Times)

    Caravaggio’s Last Two Paintings Reunited at The Met

    NEW YORK—Expressions of denial, guilt, and regret are written all over the faces of the main figures in the last two works of the Italian... Read more

  • Pedro Hernandez appears with his lawyer Harvey Fishbein in the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York on Nov. 15, 2012.  (REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool)

    NY Man Gets 25 Years to Life for 1979 Missing Child Murder

    NEW YORK—A former delicatessen worker who killed 6-year-old New York City boy Etan Patz in a 1979 slaying that helped raise national awareness about the... Read more

  • Pedro Hernandez in Manhattan Criminal Court.   (REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool)

    NY Man to Be Sentenced for Murder in Infamous 1979 Missing Child Case

    NEW YORK—The former delicatessen worker convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz is due to be sentenced on Tuesday, nearly 40 years after the boy’s disappearance... Read more

  • (L–R) Award winners Channaly Philipp,

    The Epoch Times Awarded for Its Journalism, Design

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—The quality of The Epoch Times was on display at the New York Press Association’s annual spring conference on April 7 and 8,... Read more

  • Suffolk  County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini speaks at the Long Island School Safety Conference on Long Island, New York, on March 28, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Four Murdered on Long Island Likely MS-13 Gang Killings, Say Police

    UPDATE: The four men have been identified by police as: Jorge Tigre, 18, of Bellport, N.Y., Justin LLivicura, 16, of East Patchogue, N.Y., Jefferson Villalobos,... 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

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    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

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    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

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and chef Jean-Louis Dumonet. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

    Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet’s Chocolate Mousse

    Chocolate Mousse Number Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients 285 grams chocolate (72 percent cacao)  60 grams ​salted butter  60 grams sugar  30 grams ​water  165... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse with chef Bernard LIberatore at the International Culinary Center. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

    ‘Sibylle’s Top French Chefs’ With Chef Bernard Liberatore

    In this series, columnist Sibylle Eschapasse interviews some of France’s top chefs, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. Name:Bernard Liberatore Hometown:Annecy, Haute Savoie Age:46 Restaurant:The CORE... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and chef Pierre Landet at the International Culinary Center. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

    ‘Sibylle’s Top French Chefs’ With Chef Pierre Landet

    In this series, columnist Sibylle Eschapasse interviews some of France’s top chefs, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. Name: Pierre Landet Hometown: Toulouse Age: 54 Restaurant: Felix, in Manhattan’s... 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)

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  • 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’

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  • 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

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  • (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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    5 Celebrity Makeup Artists’ Tips and Picks

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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)

    Chinese Chefs Compete for Gold in Times Square Culinary Competition

    NEW YORK—When it comes to Chinese cuisine, most of us in the Western world are only familiar with Cantonese and Sichuan food—dishes from the south... Read more

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    Taste Asia Chefs Celebrate the Traditional Beauty and Modern Creativity of Asian Cuisine

    NEW YORK—”Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.” These oft-cited words from the 19th century French gourmet epicure Jean Anthelme... Read more

  • 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)

    New York Foodies Crown the City’s Best Asian Restaurants at Taste Asia Food Fest

    NEW YORK—Asian cuisine is finally getting its moment in the spotlight. From kimchi to sriracha sauce, famous chefs are incorporating Asian flavors and ingredients into... Read more

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

    Koreatown’s Miss Korea BBQ Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

    When Sophia Lee opened her first restaurant in New Jersey in 2002, she had no prior experience running a food business. Neither did she have... Read more

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    New York Foodies Welcome New Pan-Asian Event

    NEW YORK—Times Square is not typically known as a culinary center, but once a year its flashy, billboard-lined streets are transformed into imperial kitchens styled after China’s most glorious historical period,... Read more

  • 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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    Nutrition Trends 2015

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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

    This week Uber’s food delivery service, UberEATS, is expanding to Chicago and New York City, after pilot programs in Los Angeles and Barcelona were hailed... Read more

  • Richard Cameron, architectural designer and co-founder of Atelier & Co. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Jan. 19, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Affirming the Art in Architecture

    NEW YORK—When Richard Cameron shows up at a meeting with a portfolio full of handmade drawings, people are almost flabbergasted. The drawings almost take on... Read more

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

    Artist Gregory Mortenson Exalts the Human Spirit

    NEW YORK—A year has passed since Gregory Mortenson reached that quintessential artist’s milestone—a one-man show at a top gallery in New York City. For three... 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

  • 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

    NEW YORK—Sabin Howard is in the throes of a monumental task. The master sculptor has to conceptualize a horrific slice of history and then translate it... Read more

  • 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)

    Artist Fernando Martin Diez-Cabeza Unveils ‘The Gentleman With the Red Bow Tie’

    NEW YORK—A painting is not just something to be hung on a wall once finished. It is a creative feat to be celebrated for Fernando... Read more

  • 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)

    A Game Changer in Women’s Fashion: Merin Guthrie’s Kit

    NEW YORK—Merin Guthrie flew into the city just for a hot second, but not for fashion week. The founder and CEO of Kit—a custom clothing... Read more

  • Tailor Nick Eleganza at his shop Sartoria Eleganza in Midtown Manhattan, New York, on Aug. 25, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Tailoring Is Art at Sartoria Eleganza

    NEW YORK—”Sartoria Eleganza” has a nice ring to it. In Italian, “sartoria” means tailoring and “eleganza,” elegance. Nick prefers to be called by his first... Read more

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

    Artist Anthony Baus Time Travels to the Source

    NEW YORK—Civilizations rise and fall over millennia, leaving ruins. Then nature takes over. Vegetation grows between scattered pieces, remnants of forgotten cultures. It’s a theme... Read more

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

    Frederick Ross on Art Collecting With Integrity

    NEW YORK—Every wall in every room, hallway, and stairwell of Frederick Ross’s home is filled with stunning and captivating paintings, one right next to another, inviting deep... Read more

  • 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)

    Florence Academy of Art Bridges Old and New in the US

    NEW YORK—He was an American artist living in Florence for 10 years. She was a Spanish artist living in New York at that same time. You... Read more

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

    Artist Tony Curanaj’s Endless Search for Virtuosity

    NEW YORK—No doubt Tony Curanaj will surprise you. Regardless of his intensity, he’s not a hit-you-over-the-head kind of artist. He communicates through his astoundingly realistic... Read more

  • Robert W. Pillsbury, President of Salmagundi Club, in library of the club in New York on July 17, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Salmagundi Club President Robert Pillsbury Steers an Artistic Legacy

    NEW YORK—”It’s no accident that I’m involved here,” says Robert W. Pillsbury with a sense of purpose and reverence. The president of the Salmagundi Club often... Read more

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    NEW YORK—Norma Kamali radiates a rare beauty, a glowing gorgeousness that can only come from the inside. Full of energy, creativity, and a balanced sense... Read more

  • 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)

    BELLA Magazine’s Courtenay Hall on Accomplishing the Seemingly Impossible

    NEW YORK—On a scale of intensity from 1 to 10, in the publishing business, launching a self-funded magazine in New York is pushing 11. Despite... Read more

  • 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

    NEW YORK—He left a coat on a metal folding chair, in a rather empty room. Sunlight gently beamed onto the tiled floor, chair, and coat... Read more

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

    Jean Shafiroff on Building a Culture of Successful Philanthropy

    NEW YORK—Having style doesn’t necessarily depend on the size of one’s budget but on the breadth of one’s mind and creativity. Likewise, enjoying the rewards... Read more

  • Thomas Sung and two of his daughters as they appear in the documentary, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” (Sean Lyness)

    Film Review: ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’

    There is no question the media would have pilloried Rudy Giuliani if he ever conducted a prosecution of an African American community bank in the... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and her mother in New York. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)

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  • (L–R) Steven Eng, Megan Masako Haley (background), and Ann Harada in a scene from the Classic Stage Company’s production of “Pacific Overtures.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Pacific Overtures’

    NEW YORK—Change, be it good or bad, is always inevitable. The secret is never losing sight of who you are during the process, a lesson... Read more

  • Roberto Alagna as Cyrano in Franco Alfano's “Cyrano de Bergerac.”  (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

    Opera Review: ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’

    NEW YORK—Franco Alfano’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” is a minor opera, but with Roberto Alagna in the title role, a strong supporting cast and a beautiful... Read more

  • Michael Brown. (Jamie Beck)

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    NEW YORK—Pianist and composer Michael Brown is a storyteller. During a recent recital, he performed a polished program weaving together a web of fugues by... Read more

  • The cast of "The Play The Goes Wrong." (Jeremy Daniel)

    Theater Review: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

    NEW YORK—Anybody who has ever worked in theater or attended it on a regular basis has a story about things going amiss on stage, whether... Read more

  • (L–R) Steven Blakeley and Emily Laing in J.B. Priestley’s “The Roundabout,” Carol Rosegg/Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters)

    Theater Review: ‘The Roundabout’: Revived British Parlor-Comedy Is Simply Outdated

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  • "The North Cape by Moonlight," 1848, by Peder Balke. Oil on canvas, private collection, Oslo. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    Maverick Norwegian Artist Peder Balke Rediscovered

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    Film Review: Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’

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  • (Courtesy of Florence in NY)

    The Vasari Consortium Brings Florence to NYC

    The Vasari Consortium celebrates its inaugural Florence in New York trade show with an opening night on Monday, May 15 at 6 p.m. that promises... Read more

  • The opening number with Christian Borle as Willie Wonka is a highlight of the new musical ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

    NEW YORK—When the curtain on the Broadway musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” rises to the music of “The Candy Man,” with Christian Borle appearing... Read more

  • Michael Volle as Holländer and Amber Wagner as Senta in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer. (Richard Termine/Metropolitan Opera(

    Opera Review: ‘The Flying Dutchman’

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  • Guests and real estate agents celebrate the opening of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties hosted at the Four Seasons hotel in Manhattan on April 26, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    New York Elites Celebrate the Opening of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Manhattan

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  • (Courtesy of Cheri Kaufman)

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  • Diana Ross performing at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on August 16, 2013.
( Rick Gilbert/Skyhook Entertainment)

    Diana Ross: Supremely Entertaining at City Center

    NEW YORK—Diana Ross brought her “Endless Memories” concert to City Center for a week of concerts, ending on April 29. Time has been kind to... Read more

  • Colleen Barry, artist and curator, prepares the "Self Portrait" exhibition at Eleventh Street Arts gallery in Long Island City, New York on April 19, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Self-Portraits: Meeting the Artist Eye-to-Eye

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  • Derek DelGaudio in “In and of Itself.”  (Matthew Murphy)

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    Film Review: ‘The Farthest’

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