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  • Developer Jeffrey M. Brown tours a studio apartment in the seven-story modular-built apartment building called the Stack he co-developed, in the Innwood neighborhood of Manhattan on July 9, 2014. The Stack's 28 apartments, from studios to three bedroom, were formed from 59 modules of rectangular components all 12.5 feet wide and 50 to 60 feet long. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NY Building Shows How Mod Design Stacks Up as Cool

    NEW YORK—In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It’s billed as... Read more

  • Josmar Trujillo (R), an organizer for New Yorkers Against Bratton, speaks to the press outside the City Hall in New York on July 21, 2014. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Group Calls on NYPD Commissioner Bratton to Resign

    NEW YORK—A group of activists called on Police Commissioner William Bratton to resign in the wake of a police chokehold death of Eric Garner on... Read more

  • 1-Day NYC Health Care Workers’ Walkout Averted

    NEW YORK— A union representing 70,000 nurses and caregivers in New York City has reached a tentative agreement with management. The deal averts a one-day... Read more

  • Lesley Trevor, owner of Snowslip Farm, talks to state police Capt. John Tibbitts about what she and her daughter Emily witnessed after a plane crashed today on her property in Lake Placid, a village in the Adirondack Mountains, N.Y., Saturday, July 19, 2014. The plane crashed not far from the Lake Placid Airport. Three fatalities were reported.

    Police Identify Victims From Adirondacks Plane Crash

    NORTH ELBA, N.Y.—Authorities have identified the three victims in a single-engine plane crash in the Adirondacks as a West Virginia man, his 24-year-old daughter and... Read more

  • Qin Peng in New York, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    After 15 Years of Persecution, a Victim Still Advocates

    NEW YORK—Despite the late hour, the sun was still powerful on Sunday evening, when Qin Peng held a banner for all his fellows who haven’t... Read more

  • Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner, breaks down in the arms of Rev. Herbert Daughtry (L) and Rev. Al Sharpton during a rally at the National Action Network headquarters for Eric Garner on Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Grief and Outrage, After Black Man’s Police Chokehold Death

    NEW YORK—The climate was raw and strained along the short Bay Street where Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black man, died while being arrested on Thursday. ... Read more

  • Sen. Charles Schumer. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Senators Propose Plan to Cut Pet Drug Costs

    NEW YORK—Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are set to sponsor a Senate bill to lower the cost of pet medication. The Fairness... Read more

  • David Krause setting up a photo shoot for Alder New York at Pratt Institute's Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator's temporary space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, July 14, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Garment District, Brooklyn Style

    NEW YORK—A simple T-shirt can pass through thirty pairs of hands before it makes it to the consumer, and every single article of clothing we... Read more

  • In this file photo Steve Forbes attends a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on September 12, 2011. (Saeed KHAN/Getty Images)

    Forbes Sells Majority Stake to Group of Investors

    NEW YORK—Forbes said Friday it will sell a majority stake in the family owned magazine publisher to a Hong Kong-based investor group. Financial terms of... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Community Schools Advisory Board's first meeting at NYU Wagner, Manhattan, New York, July 17, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    De Blasio Shifts Focus to Community Schools

    NEW YORK—With his prekindergarten initiative well on the way, Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed a room full of education nonprofits and city agency representatives Thursday—this... Read more

  • Bill to Limit Hobby Lobby Decision in New York

    NEW YORK—A bill aimed to limit the effects of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case will be proposed in Albany, Attorney General... Read more

  • Thirty Sandy-Damaged Homes Rebuilt, Says Mayor

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that the city’s Sandy recovery program, Build It Back, has made progress, with 30 home rebuilt, and... Read more

  • Comptroller Audit Reveals Lack of Oversight

    NEW YORK—An audit by the comptroller’s office revealed that the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) failed to do its job in monitoring how effectively social... Read more

  • Anthony Simon, general chairman of the United Transportation Union, left, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast, right, shake hands in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a tentative labor agreement was reached at Cuomo's office in New York on Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    LIRR Strike Averted, Another Notch for Cuomo

    NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Transportation Authority reached a contract agreement on Thursday with unions representing workers on the Long Island Rail Road, averting a strike that... Read more

  • The fence marking the border between Mexico and the United States is photographed on July 16, 2014, in El Calaboz, Texas.  (AP Photo/Valley Morning Star, David Pike)

    Syracuse, New York Seeks to Shelter Young Migrants

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The mayor of Syracuse asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to speed along the approval process to provide a local shelter for young Central... Read more

  • Cuomo Campaign Creates Women’s Equality Party

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign and prominent Democrats have created a new Women’s Equality ballot line for the fall election. Cuomo’s running... Read more

  • Anthony Simon (R), lead union negotiator for Long Island Rail Road Union, and union representative Dean Devita, approach the location for negotiations between the unions for Long Island Rail Road and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York on July 16, 2014. Shortly after Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an appeal Wednesday for the sides to resume talking, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the Long Island Rail Road, invited union negotiators to resume talks and union officials accepted. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Long Island Rail Road Strike Averted

    NEW YORK—A tentative agreement was announced Thursday that averts a strike by workers at the nation’s largest commuter railroad. “It’s my pleasure to announce today... Read more

  • A conductor checks the platform from his train at the Jamaica station of the Long Island Rail Road, in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    New York Rail Strike Nearly Averted, Chief Negotiator Claims

    NEW YORK—The chief negotiator for Long Island Rail Road unions said Thursday they were “very, very close” to averting a weekend strike at the nation’s... Read more

  • TIMELINE: LIRR Union Contract Negotiations

    2010 - LIRR contract expires October 2013 - First National Mediation Board No agreement reached; a 270-day countdown starts toward a strike. December 2013 - Presidential Emergency Board (PEB)President... Read more

  • (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Bitcoin ‘Mining Pool’ Promises to Stay Small

    NEW YORK— The largest group of bitcoin miners, which maintains and processes transactions in the digital currency, is promising to avoid majority control of the... Read more