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  • A march on Staten Island, Aug. 23, 2014, for Eric Garner, a man killed July 17 when a policeman put him in a chokehold, and against police brutality. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Who Protests Police Brutality After Eric Garner’s Death?

    NEW YORK—About 3,000 people gathered for a rally against police brutality Saturday on Staten Island. Organized by the National Action Network, it was a reaction... Read more

  • A smartphone displaying the Airbnb app. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    How Tech Companies Are Changing the Rules in NYC

    NEW YORK—As the densest city in the country, New York City by nature is something of a shared economy. With food and building co-operatives, public... Read more

  • A march on Staten Island, Aug. 23, 2014, for Eric Garner, a man killed July 17 when a policeman put him in a chokehold, and against police brutality. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Following Ferguson Protests, Calls to End Racial Profiling at NYC Eric Garner March

    NEW YORK—At Saturday’s march in Staten Island protesting Eric Garner’s death, the crowd’s grievances took a decidedly more racial tone, critical of the police’s targeting... Read more

  • A Central American immigrant stands atop a freight train about to head north early in Arriaga, Mexico, 2013. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Young Migrant Faces Uncertain Future

    NEW YORK—For unaccompanied minors like Juan, time is their currency. The machete that he carried for his agriculture job bought him time from the gangs,... Read more

  • The city's Public Advocate Letitia James and advocates hold a news conference to call for city police officers to wear cameras as part of a pilot program, in New York, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Public Advocate Pushes Police Body Cameras

    NEW YORK—Compelled by video of a police chokehold death and the lack of such evidence in the fatal shooting of a Missouri teenager, a top... Read more

  • New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett (C) at a district office that houses the East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence in New York on Aug. 7, 2014. The 61-year-old Bassett brings a more community-focused approach to the office after the Bloomberg administration was criticized as running a “nanny state” for its broad, top-down initiatives. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)

    NY Health Boss Seeks Community Approach

    NEW YORK—New York City’s new health boss doesn’t want to be your nanny.  Think of her more as a tutor. After years of pronouncements from... Read more

  • The first and currently the only Bitcoin ATM machine in New York City inside the store Flat 128 in the West Village, Manhattan on Aug. 21, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Manhattan Gets Its First Bitcoin ATM

    NEW YORK—Manhattan’s first Bitcoin ATM, or BTM, launched Thursday at Flat 128, a luxury lifestyle store in the West Village.  The BTM, operated by PYC... Read more

  • City Councilman Brad Lander. (Steven Wang, NTD Television)

    Bill Requiring Campaign Ads Disclosures Passed

    The city council passed two pieces of legislation on Thursday that will require more transparency on who pays for political candidates’ campaign ads. The bills,... Read more

  • New York City Council member Daniel Dromm speaks on April 3, 2013. (D Dipasupil/Getty Images for PFLAG)

    Bill Calls for Data on Solitary Confinements

    The NY City Council passed a bill on Thursday requiring city jails to report information on the inmates they place in solitary confinement.  The city’s... Read more

  • Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a press conference in Brooklyn, Aug. 21, 2014, with Esaw Garner (2nd R), wife of Eric Garner killed during a police arrest. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Calls for Calm Ahead of Staten Island Rally in NYC

    NEW YORK—A highly-anticipated march and rally on Saturday on Staten Island has been preceded by days city leaders, including the mayor, urging for calm. The... Read more

  • Roy Gustafsson the co-founder of the Jonas Bronck Center outside the center in Savsjo, Sweden. The founder of The Bronx—one of New York’s five boroughs—is finally getting recognition in his native Sweden, where Jonas Bronck’s hometown on Saturday will celebrate the 375th anniversary of his arrival in America. (AP Photo/Ida Bengstsson)

    Swedish Town Celebrates Link to the Bronx

    STOCKHOLM—Nearly four centuries after Jonas Bronck set foot in America, his birthplace in southern Sweden is finally recognizing its historical link to the New York... Read more

  • Protesters demand a statewide ban on fracking outside of a Manhattan hotel where Gov. Cuomo was attending a Democratic Party event in New York on June 30, 2014. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    City Council Moves to Ban Waste from Fracking in NYC

    NEW YORK—An anti-fracking bill was introduced to the New York City Council on Thursday, banning the “discharge, disposal, sale or use” of waste resulting from... Read more

  • Workers fix a large electronic billboard featuring an advertisement for Bank of America on Times Square in New York, February 19, 2014. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York Gets $800M in Bank of America Settlement

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York state will get $800 million as its share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in... Read more

  • New York City Public Advocate Letitia James holds a news conference on Aug. 21, 2014, at her office in New York, to unveil a proposal that would require police to wear body cameras. The initiative would cost the city $5 million, but would be a "win-win," James said, saving tax-payer dollars while holding police officers accountable during civilian stops and exonerating officers falsely accused of misbehavior. (AP Photo/Vanessa A. Alvarez)

    NYC Public Advocate Shows Off Police Body Cameras

    NEW YORK—Compelled by video of a police chokehold death and the lack of such evidence in the fatal shooting of a Missouri teenager, a top... Read more

  • Students walk to board a school bus in Manhattan's East Village on January 15, 2013 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Despite Questions of Legality, NYC Approves $42 Million Grant to School Bus Drivers

    With worries of a repeated strike by school bus drivers, Mayor Bill de Blasio has requested City Council to grant the drivers a $42 million... Read more

  • Frank Graham (2nd L) listens as Constance Malcolm (2nd R) thanks a crowd for their support after delivering petitions to the U.S. Attorney's office in New York on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. A police officer was indicted on manslaughter charges in the summer of 2012, but a judge tossed out the case, saying state prosecutors had improperly instructed grand jurors. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Parents Demand Federal Probe in NY Police Shooting

    NEW YORK—The parents of a black 18-year-old man shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 led several dozen supporters... Read more

  • Chun Yin stands by her husband's vendor stall in Chinatown, Manhattan, New York on July 4, 2014. Yin says she is grateful for all the assistance local officials have given in allowing her a temporary license transfer so she can provide for her family. (Epoch Times)

    NYC Street Vendor License Transfer Saves a Life

    NEW YORK—Relief might be on the way for city vendors who, until now, could not transfer their license to a family member. In the case... Read more

  • The Macy's store in Herald Square in Manhattan, New York, on April 4, 2012 (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Macy’s Settles for $650,000 Fine in Profiling Investigation

    NEW YORK—Macy’s agreed to pay a $650,000 fine to the state of New York, as part of a settlement over alleged racial profiling at its... Read more

  • Manhattan Bridge: Palestinian Flag Dropped by Gaza Activists in New York City (Photos); Says ‘Boycott Divestment Sanctions’

    Pro-Gaza activists have dropped a massive Palestinian flag from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City. They dropped the flag off the side of the... Read more

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (C) along with his wife (3rd R) meets with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, (3rd L) Rev. Al Sharpton, (2nd L) and commissioner William Bratton, (R) and other clergy members, for an interfaith roundtable meeting in Manhattan, New York on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Following Garner Death, de Blasio Seeks to Ease Tensions With Help From Faith Leaders

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio met with a dozen local Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faith leaders Wednesday to discuss how to ease tensions and build... Read more