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Studetns at the City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology in Brooklyn, New York on Oct. 8, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)
Studetns at the City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology in Brooklyn, New York on Oct. 8, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Young gentlemen like Stephen Tripodi sometimes have to really apply themselves. Steve says his “early college” Career and Technical high school squeezes the usual...




  • Alethea Adsitt, a tenant at 545 Prospect Place, and tenants from other Alma Realty buildings on the block joined elected officials in a rally for affordable housing, in Brooklyn, Oct. 19, 2014. (Catherine Yang/Epoch Times)

    Affordable Housing Used as Bargaining Chip Against Development Project in Queens

    NEW YORK—The fate of a major Queens waterfront development lies in the preservation of nearly 700 rent-stabilized units in Crown Heights.  Ahead of a Monday... Read more

  • The Trump Taj Mahal is one of the Trump properties that may potentially be sold in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. have hired an investment firm to explore the possible sale of the Trump Hotel and Casinos in Atlantic City. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

    Trump Taj Mahal Workers Furious After Contract Voided

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—An hour after a judge ruled to throw out the Trump Taj Mahal’s union contract Friday without a guarantee that the company would... Read more

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    Scientists Find 18 New Viruses on NYC Rats

    The rats scurrying around New York City are carrying a number of pathogens that could be dangerous to humans, including life-threatening gastroenteritis. “New Yorkers are... Read more

  • Michael Wildes, managing partner at WILDES & WEINBERG, PC, at his office in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 23, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Michael Wildes, On Continuing a Legacy

    NEW YORK—Michael Wildes is an immigration lawyer who, at times, has needed a bodyguard and a bullet proof vest.  “I refuse to stand down from... Read more

  • Airbnb guest Megan Walsh reads in her room at the Echo Park home of artist Jonathan Entler, in Los Angeles, May 19, 2014. The vast majority of Airbnb listings are illegal, and "multi-million dollar businesses" of illegal hotel rentals are being run out of the most "gentrified neighborhoods" of New York City, according to a report Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released Oct. 16. 
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Illegal Hotel Operator Made Nearly $7 Million Using Airbnb

    The vast majority of Airbnb listings are illegal, and “multi-million dollar businesses” of illegal hotels are being run out of the most “gentrified neighborhoods” of New... Read more

  • Verizon Wireless New York Network Executive Director Michele White at a press conference about adding Wi-Fi and phone calling services to 40 more subway stations in Manhattan and Queens, in Manhattan, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Wi-fi Comes to 40 More NYC Subway Stations in Queens and Manhattan

    NEW YORK—In an effort to modernize the subway system, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has added free Wi-Fi and calling services to 40 stations.  The... Read more

  • A Lyft car drives down a street with a pink mustache on its dashboard in Manhattan on Aug. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Proposed Driver Accountability Rules Put Drivers Up in Arms

    NEW YORK—The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) wants to amend rules so it has clear accountability of which bases are dispatching drivers, but Uber, Lyft,... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (C), speaks while the acting Commissioner of the Department of Health Howard Zucker (L), and Executive Director of the Port Authority Pat Foye listen during a news conference in New York, Oct. 16, 2014. Cuomo said that eight hospitals across the state are especially prepared with go-to teams who've been drilled in anti-Ebola protocols. In addition, officials said public transportation systems including New York City's subways and buses are on the alert for possible passengers carrying the virus. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Cuomo Designates Eight NY Hospitals to Treat Ebola

    Eight hospitals have been chosen by state authorities to defend on the front lines against the spread of Ebola in New York, four of them... Read more

  • A licensed clinician sanitizes his hands after a simulated training session  in Anniston, Ala. on Oct. 6, 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an introductory training course for licensed clinicians. According to the CDC, the course is to ensure that clinicians intending to provide medical care to patients with Ebola have sufficient knowledge of the disease. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    New York Designates Eight Hospitals to Treat Ebola

    Eight hospitals have been chosen by state authorities to defend on the front lines against the spread of Ebola in New York.  These hospitals, which... Read more

  • Lazzoni's Soho showroom. (Courtesy of Lazzoni)

    Space-Saving Luxury Furniture Brand Lazzoni Opens Flagship Store in SoHo

    NEW YORK—Modern furniture boutique Lazzoni is cementing its position in New York City with a new flagship store in SoHo. The metropolitan-centered brand blends fashion... Read more

  • New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly responds to a question about his department’s stop-and-frisk policy, during a news conference at police headquarters, in New York, Nov. 1, 2013. Police unions appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy violated civil rights even though the city no longer wants to fight. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US Panel Hears Appeal on NY Stop-and-Frisk Case

    NEW YORK—Police unions should be able to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy violated civil rights even though... Read more

  • Sierra Leone immigrant Gombie Musa-Tonyayia looks down during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Across the country, West African communities are struggling with ways to help far-off family and friends, while fearing what those same loved ones could bring to their doorsteps. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    West Africans in NY and US Try to Help Countrymen

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult... Read more

  • Hunter's Point South Construction Park View. (Copyright Related Companies)

    Affordable Units at Hunter’s Point South Start at $494

    Two mixed-income buildings on the Long Island City waterfront are now taking affordable housing applications. Related Companies’ Hunter’s Point South Commons and Hunter’s Point South... Read more

  • Taxis and cars wind their way down Broadway in lower Manhattan April 23, 2007 in New York. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

    In 25 Days, the NYC Speed Limit Drops to 25 MPH

    NEW YORK—On Nov. 7, the city-wide speed limit drops from 30 mph to 25 mph.  On the intersection of Vanderbilt Avenue and Park Place, blocks... Read more

  • Chobani delivers a case of its new Chobani Limited Batch Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt to an excited Manhattan office worker who requested the product through Lyft, in New York, Oct. 1, 2014. (John Minchillo/AP Images for Chobani)

    Yogurt Is Now Official New York State Snack

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Yogurt is now the official snack of New York, a distinction suggested by a fourth-grade class that’s meant to celebrate the state’s status as... Read more

  • Council member Julissa Ferreras at City Hall, Feb. 5, 2014. (William Alatriste)

    NYC Tries to Fix $1.5 Billion Unpaid Fines Problem

    Every time someone is ticketed for littering, not shoveling their sidewalks, or any other “quality of life” violation, the city’s Environmental Control Board (ECB) is... Read more


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