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Restored Brooklyn Theater to Reopen With Diana Ross Concert

NEW YORK—Brooklyn has a new majestic performing arts theater that will kick off with a Diana Ross concert. The 1929 Loew’s Kings Theatre has been...

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NY State Military Museum Hosting Combat Veterans Roundtable

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—The New York State Military Museum is hosting a roundtablediscussion featuring combat veterans whose experiences span five U.S. wars from World War II to the war on terrorism. The event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the museum …... Read More

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New York Unemployment Drops to 5.8 Percent Statewide

ALBANY, N.Y.—The state Labor Department says New York’s statewide unemployment rate declined a tenth of a percentage point to 5.8 percent in December, the lowest since September 2008. The private sector job count increased by 30,100. New York City’s unemployment …... Read More

  • New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is surrounded by media as he leaves a federal courthouse in New York, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Silver, 70, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, masked as legitimate income. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Sheldon Silver: The Corrupt NY State Official Who Almost Got Away

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver probably thought he had gotten away with it. When Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed a 22-member panel, known as the... Read more

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    MTA Set to Raise Rates 4 Percent Starting in March

    NEW YORK—The cost of traveling in New York City is going up. Beginning March 22, the cost of a subway ride will increase by 25... Read more

  • New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, center, is driven by federal agents to federal court, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in New York. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)

    Sheldon Silver Abused Power to Amass $4 Million

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver abused his power to get almost $4 million in bribes and kickbacks since 2002 and then abused his... Read more

  • In this frame grab from an officer's dashboard camera taken Dec. 30, 2014, and provided by the Bridgeton, N.J. Police Department, police officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley stand near a car they pulled over for running a stop sign in Bridgeton. One of the officers warned his partner that he could see a gun in the glove compartment. The nearly two-minute standoff resulted in the death of Jerame Reid, one of two men in the car. (AP Photo/Bridgeton Police Department)

    Video of New Jersey Man Shot by Police Raises Questions

    BRIDGETON, N.J.—A police video of officers confronting and then fatally shooting a black man in southern New Jersey has raised questions and stirred anger over... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address and executive budget proposal at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (Mike Groll/AP)

    NY Charter Schools Cheer, Teachers Union Jeers at Cuomo’s State of the State

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped up his opposition to teachers unions and support for charter schools during his State of the State address Wednesday... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address and executive budget proposal at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. He outlined several proposals to restore public trust in the criminal justice system, following police-involved fatalities in Ferguson, Mo. and Staten Island, New York City. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Cuomo Wants to Reform Grand Jury Proceedings in Future Eric Garner Cases

    Responding to the national conversation on improving police and community relations after events in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo... Read more

  • Airbnb supporters and protesters at a City Hall hearing, in New York on Jan. 20, 2015. (William Alatriste/NYC Council)

    Airbnb Defends Against City Hall’s Illegal Renting Accusations

    NEW YORK—Airbnb and City Council exchanged blows Tuesday afternoon, during an hourslong hearing. Several councilors accused the online renting and lodging company of not doing... Read more

  • New York Broadband Map, showing how much of the state is unable to get access to high speed 100 Mbps connection speeds. (NY Governor's Press Office)

    New York Gov. Wants to Spend $1 Billion on Fast Internet

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has outlined a $500 million plan to bring broadband access to every New York resident by 2019. The program, part of the “2015 State... Read more

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo at a juvenile justice panel

    On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Governor Andrew Cuomo Promises End to Placing 16 and 17 Year-Olds in Prison

    NEW YORK—Criminal justice reform was the centerpiece of governor Andrew Cuomo’s inauguration speech when he was sworn in for his second term two weeks ago... Read more

  • Reverend Ralph Abernathy III speaks at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Harlem, Manhattan on Jan. 19. 2015. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    The Dream Is a Nightmare When …

    NEW YORK—On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Reverend Ralph Abernathy III reminded churchgoers in Harlem of the problems that plagued communities... Read more

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    Martin Luther King Was Nothing Without My Father

    NEW YORK—Inside a Harlem church on Monday, Rev. Ralph Abernathy III, son of Martin Luther King’s best friend, attacked the movie “Selma” for downplaying the... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York City, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. At a separate Dr. King celebration in Manhattan on Monday, De Blasio invoked Dr. King's words to call for unity amid tensions between police and local residents. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NYC Mayor, Local Officials Consider Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Philosophy for Mending Today’s Police-Community Relations

    NEW YORK—Daunted by the task of mending relations between police and New Yorkers calling for police reform, Mayor Bill de Blasio invoked the spirit of... Read more

  • In this July 31, 2002, file photo, workers clean the inside of a cafeteria hours after a bomb exploded at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, killing nine, four of them Americans, and wounding more than 70. Terrorism victims are suing the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority in New York for damages under the Anti-Terrorism Act, which allows victims of terrorism to seek compensation through the U.S. Federal Court System. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

    PLO Trial Gives Terror Victims Chance for Redress

    NEW YORK—Meshulam Perlman says he will never be able to forget the horror he witnessed after a deadly suicide bombing of a bus in a... Read more

  • Shanell Taylor pours de-icer on icy stairs and walkways at Chambers United Methodist Church in Trenton, N.J., Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Rain "flash-freezing" on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the northeast on Sunday, causing crashes that claimed at least four lives. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Freezing Rain Makes Northeast Roads Slick; at Least 5 Killed

    NEW YORK—Rain “flash-freezing” on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the northeast on Sunday, causing crashes that... Read more

  • Bartender Nichole Osbourne makes a drink at Meade's Pub located at South Street Seaport on Feb. 19, 2014. The pub was forced to close due to rent increase. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NY Servers Seek Raise as Restaurant Owners Defend Tip System

    NEW YORK—In more than a decade slinging drinks, bartender Autumn Alston has depended on tips to earn a living, leading to an often-inconsistent income from... Read more

  • In this July 30, 2014 photo, David Mann, of Pawtucket, R.I., shops for vegetables at the Wishing Stone Farm stand at a farmers market, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Tentative Labor Deal Reached at NYC Wholesale Produce Market

    NEW YORK—Workers at the nation’s largest wholesale produce market reached a tentative contract agreement Saturday, averting a threatened strike that would have forced New York... Read more