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  • Developer Larry Silverstein Ceremonially Tops Off New Downtown Manhattan Luxury Apartment High Rise

    NYC Rent Regulations to Lapse If Lawmakers Don’t Act

    ALBANY, N.Y. — State lawmakers on Monday were considering a short-term extension of rent regulations covering more than 2 million tenants in and around New... Read more

  • Demonstrators rally for a $15 minimum wage before a meeting of the wage board in New York. (Seth Wenig)

    Fast-Food Workers Demand Wage Increase to $15 Hourly

    NEW YORK—Fast-food workers rallied at a church and testified before Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wage board on Monday, demanding a pay increase to $15 an hour... Read more

  • FORT LEE, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Traffic moves over the Hudson River and across the George Washington Bridge between New York City (R), and Fort Lee, New Jersey on December 17, 2013. New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie has had to fend off allegations in a scandal involving the bridge. In September, two of Christie's top appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ordered the lanes on the bridge shut to traffic, causing days of gridlock in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Some Democrats have said that the move was political revenge against the town's mayor, Democrat Mark Sokolich, for not endorsing Christie for reelection. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    A Fence May Stop Some Bridge Suicides, but Building It Is Controversial

    NEW YORK—Over 100 million vehicles cross the George Washington Bridge each year. It’s the busiest automobile bridge in the world. Honking cars, buses, and trucks brake... Read more

  • The accessories room is decorated with reproduction chandeliers at Apple's new store on New York's Upper East Side, Thursday, June 11, 2015.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    In With the Old: Apple Restores Former Bank for New Store

    NEW YORK—To create the newest Apple store to sell iPhones, smartwatches, and other modern gadgetry, Apple took a look back at the 1920s. The new... Read more

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    NY Court: Medical Examiners Don’t Have to Return All Organs

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Medical examiners don’t have to return to families all organs from autopsied bodies or even tell them parts are missing, the state’s... Read more

  • A Bistro French Onion Soup Bread Bowl is seen at a Panera bread restaurant, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC Health Department Proposes High-Sodium Warning on Menus

    NEW YORK — New York City’s Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt. The department voted... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 17, 2011, file photo, a bus drives past the the entrance to Rikers Island in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    After Critical Probe, City Drops Jail Health Care Contractor

    NEW YORK—New York City on Wednesday dropped the private company that delivers health care in its jails after a year of scrutiny over high-profile deaths... Read more

  • Muslim protesters march past an NYPD officer at a large anti-war rally in Union Square in New York City on April 9, 2011.(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    NYPD Working to Increase Ranks of Muslims in Department

    NEW YORK—The New York Police Department is working to recruit more Muslims, and is asking for help within the community to better refine outreach aimed... Read more

  • In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2015, Long Island Rail Road President Patrick Nowakowski speaks at a news conference at the opening of a renovated Belmont Park train station. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Despite Changes, Officials Predict Long Wait to Exit Belmont

    NEW YORK—With an expected crowd that could fill two Yankee Stadiums, officials were warning Thursday that it could take up to two hours to leave... Read more

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    New York City Museum Abandons Expansion Plan Amid Opposition

    NEW YORK — The Frick Collection on Thursday abandoned plans for an expansion that would have replaced the museum’s beloved viewing garden and reception pavilion... Read more

  • Aimee Horowitz, second from left, and and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, far right, visit a 12th grade English class at Boys and Girls High School, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Schools to Get Audible Alarms After Boy’s Escape, Death

    NEW YORK—New York City is installing 21,000 audible door alarms at public schools to prevent another tragedy like the disappearance and death of an autistic... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with reporters on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Seaford, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Longtime Cuomo Aide New Leader of NY Horse Racing Board

    ALBANY, N.Y. — An Albany insider with longstanding ties to the Cuomo family is taking control of the New York Racing Association after its chairman... Read more

  • A man arrives for the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York, April 7, 2014. Simon Fraser University has started accepting Bitcoin at all of its bookstores, in what’s believed to be a first for post-secondary institutions in Canada. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Top NY Regulator Issues Final Rules for Bitcoin Licenses

    WASHINGTON — New York state’s chief financial regulator has issued final rules for companies dealing in bitcoin, adding more oversight to the virtual currency that... Read more

  • President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, at podium, of the New York State Nurses Association, addresses a news conference, in New York, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Nurses’ Union Says Strike Authorized If Negotiations Fail

    NEW YORK—Leaders of the union representing 18,000 nurses at 14 private hospitals in New York City said Wednesday the nurses could go on strike over... Read more

  • Copies of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s collected speeches and writings on display at BookExpo America in Javits Center, New York City on May 28, 2015. China was the guest of honor at the annual book event. (Larry Ong/Epoch Times Staff)

    Chinese Soft Power Meets the American Publishing Industry

    NEW YORK—For years, Chinese communist ideologues have complained that the People’s Republic of China does not have enough “discourse power” (from the Chinese term, “huayu... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio listens during a memorial ceremony for deceased members of the New York City Police Department, Thursday, May 7, 2015, at police headquarters in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Mayor Acknowledges Shooting Spike, Says Police Can Handle

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged on Tuesday that a spike in shootings was alarming but sought to reassure people the police department was handling... Read more

  • New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, center, leaves federal court, Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. Skelos and his son were arraigned on charges including extortion and soliciting bribes amid a federal investigation into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Plead Not Guilty in Corruption Case

    NEW YORK—The former leader of the New York Senate and his son have pleaded not guilty in a federal corruption case. An indictment levels conspiracy... Read more

  • Judi Whittaker

    The Valley of Missed Opportunity

     WINDSOR, N.Y.—Marian’s Pizza Shack sits 10 miles north of the Pennsylvania line, an invisible boundary that separates this small business from economic opportunity. After 23 years in... Read more

  • A hotline counselor takes calls in the office of the Mental Health Association of New York City on May 21, 2015.

    NY Addictions Hotline Now Offers Help Via Text Message

    NEW YORK—For someone about to relapse into drug addiction or a bad gambling habit, the moment between temptation and giving in is exactly when intervention... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners march in the World Falun Dafa Day parade along 42nd Street in New York, n May 15, 2015, celebrating 23 years since the practice was first spread in public in China in 1992 and also bringing awareness to the persecution that is still happening today in China. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Spanning Manhattan, Parade Brings Message of Peace

    NEW YORK—Walking down 42nd Street from the United Nations on the east side to the Chinese Consulate on the west side a colorful parade of... Read more


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