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Most recent NY News blogs and columns

  • Acura

    Acura TLX Makes World Debut at New York International Auto Show

    Acura introduced its next-generation TL model, the TLX, at the New York International Auto Show. Aimed at the mid-sized luxury performance sedan market, the 2015... Read more

  • jeep

    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler: Rebirth of a Classic

    Jeep has resurrected a legendary name for its 2014 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited: Willys, the car that started it all. With the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited... Read more

  • Jonathan Fleming (R), listens to his lawyer Anthony Mayol during a hearing in Brooklyn's Supreme court in New York, April 8. The recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars is getting help from dozens of well-wishers contributing to an online fund for him. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

    Fund Raises Thousands for Exonerated NYC Man

    NEW YORK—A recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting... Read more

  • Police officers from the counterterrorism unit stand watch over runners who arrive for the New York City Marathon, Nov. 3, 2013. (Jason DeCrow/AP)

    NYPD Rolling Back Some Counterterror Efforts

    NEW YORK—The move by New York City’s new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just... Read more

  • Michael Bloomberg watches a video testimonial surrounded by shooting survivors and victims' relatives, at New York City Hall on Dec. 17, 2012. (Seth Wenig/AP)

    Bloomberg’s Millions Found ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’

    NEW YORK—Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix... Read more

  • Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis hands out Chobani at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Countdown in Times Square on October 29, 2013 in New York City. (Rommel Demano/Getty Images for Chobani)

    Chobani to Expand Offerings Amid Competition

    NEW YORK—Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category. Starting in July,... Read more

  • 25-mph Slow Zone Coming to Bronx Grand Concourse

    NEW YORK— Traffic signals will be retimed for 25 mph along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx to reduce dangerous speeding. The city’s Department of... Read more

  • Pulaski Skyway Commuters Urged to Use Mass Transit

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.— Officials are advising commuters who use the Pulaski Skyway that this past week was the exception, not the norm. No major traffic... Read more

  • A home in the process of being raised is seen in the Broad Channel section of Queens, New York. About 24,000 families have signed up for New York City's Build-It-Back program, which will help pay for repairs, elevate their homes and reimburse them for repairs that have already completed on the damage left behind by Superstorm Sandy.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    NYC Sandy Recovery Program to Shift Focus

    NEW YORK—A full 18 months after Superstorm Sandy, the mayor announced on Thursday his plans to overhaul storm recovery work to make it more community-focused... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his 2014-15 executive budget proposal at the Hart Theatre in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 21, 2014. (Mike Groll/AP)

    MTA, Transit Workers Tentatively Resolve Contract Dispute Without Fare Hikes

    Transit officials and union representatives announced an agreement Thursday that settles a two-year contract dispute. Transit Workers Union Local 100, which represents 34,000 transit workers,... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question March 28 in Trenton, N.J,. about the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. (Mel Evans/AP)

    GOP Gets $10k Donation from Law Firm that Cleared Chris Christie in Bridge Scandal

    The law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to exonerate him of wrongdoing in the George Washington Bridge scandal has donated $10,000 to... Read more

  • Radical Muslim cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa prays in a street outside his Mosque in north London March 28, 2003. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    Judge Says Radical Imam Cannot Address Jury

    NEW YORK—A judge in New York has rejected an Egyptian Islamic preacher’s request to give his own opening statement at his federal trial on charges... Read more

  • The Wafels & Dinges food truck at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, next to Central Park, New York, April 16, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Behind the Serving Window: Challenges that Face New York City’s Street Vendors

    NEW YORK—New York City has a vibrant street vendor scene—you can get anything from a cup of coffee to a cellphone case from these more... Read more

  • Environmental activist Alex Beauchamp at the the Manhattan office of Sen. Charles Schumer with petitions opposing a law legalizing the export of natural gas. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    NY Activists Deliver 15,000 Petitions Against Gas Export Law

    NEW YORK—Environmental activists delivered 15,000 petitions to the offices of New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand Wednesday demanding that they vote against legislation... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his annual State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    State Funds Four Affordable Housing Projects in NYC

    The state has awarded nearly $5.4 million to build four affordable housing project in New York City, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew... Read more

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg visits John Gambling's final special on WOR 710 AM at WOR Studios on December 20, 2013 in New York City. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

    Ex-Mayor Bloomberg Starting $50 Million Gun-Control Network

    NEW YORK—Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year to build a grass-roots network to challenge the National Rifle Association and seek... Read more

  • Elijah Salters stands with his mother, Kimberly, outside of their current residence at the Auburn Family Residence, a shelter for homeless families and individuals, on February 21, 2014 in the Fort Greene neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

    NYC Announces Reforms to Better Serve Homeless Families With Children

    NEW YORK—Families with children who are in need of shelter can get some relief soon. The Commissioner for the Department of Homeless Services Gilbert Taylor... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio signs bill to protect interns from discrimination in the workplace on Tuesday. (Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

    Mayor de Blasio Signs Law Protecting Interns from Discrimination

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill on Tuesday granting interns protections against employment discrimination under the city’s human rights laws. Labor laws have... Read more

  • Taxis stream through Times Square at Broadway and 46 Street, Feb. 10. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Exploring Anti-Speeding Technology for Taxis

    NEW YORK—The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has put out a Request for Information on one of the more contentious items in the mayor’s... Read more

  • Nassau Considering Private Concert Consultants

    MINEOLA, N.Y.—Nassau County on Long Island is considering hiring private consultants to manage concerts at county parks. Newsday reports that two consultants would perform functions... Read more