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  • Al Gore speaks at an event in London, England, on March 7. (Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for Free The Children)

    Al Gore Wants to Mobilize Faith Leaders for Climate Change

    “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Former U.S. vice president Al Gore invoked the Biblical passage on Thursday during an interfaith meeting on climate change, urging... Read more

  • On Earth Day, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden showcased a preview of the activities to be held at the Cherry Blossom Festival, or Sakura Matsuri coming up this weekend. April 22, 2014 (Seth Hirsch/Epoch Times)

    The Metropolitan Museum and Others Give Free One-Year Memberships to Municipal ID Holders

    NEW YORK—Cultural institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will offer a free one-year membership to municipal ID... Read more

  • A customer holding up produce at West Side Campaign Against Hunger food bank in the Upper West Side on Monday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    New York Named State With Highest Wealth Inequality

    NEW YORK—New York’s wealth disparity is worse than India’s or the Dominican Republic’s, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s the... Read more

  • A New York police officer inspects a taxi outside the Grand Central Terminal in New York on Sept. 09, 2011. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Cooper’s Law to Take Effect, But Mother of Child Killed in Taxi Crash Questions Enforcement to Follow

    NEW YORK—Nine months after a fatal taxi crash on West 97th and West End Avenue took Dana Lerner’s son from her, Cooper’s Law is going... Read more

  • NY Developer to Invest $108M in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Puerto Rico’s government has announced the construction of a $108 million real estate development project as the island tries to emerge from... Read more

  • A 'Citi' sign is displayed outside Citigroup Center near Citibank headquarters in Manhattan. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Federal Appeals Judge: Argentina’s Bullying a Bank

    NEW YORK—Judges on a federal appeals court panel Thursday said they suspect Argentina has gone rogue, ignoring court orders and bullying a U.S. bank to... Read more

  • St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies escort Nicole Vaisey, 25, into Fowler Town Court for her preliminary hearing, Thursday, Aug 21, 2014, in Fowler, N.Y. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Jason Hunter)

    Pair in Amish Kidnapping Case Face Federal Charges

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children... Read more

  • Attorney Says Arab Bank Did Not Finance Benefits for Hamas Suicide Bombers

    NEW YORK—A defense lawyer has told a U.S. jury that executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank aren’t liable for a series of suicide bombings that killed... Read more

  • In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a prisoner transport van departs from the Baltimore City Detention Center in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    Long Island Sheriffs No Longer Jailing Illegal Immigrants

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y.—Long Island sheriff’s departments no longer will hold immigrants who are awaiting deportation in jail unless federal officials produce warrants from a judge. The... Read more

  • (L-R) Re-entry program participants Rosalie Buthea, Franklin Williams, and Dwight Johnson, at the community celebration for the grand opening of Martin’s Place, an all-inclusive prisoner re-entry program that provides ex-offenders and the unemployed with on-site addiction treatment from Integrity House, transitional housing, job training, and employment, in Jersey City, New Jersey, Sept. 15, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Wants to End Job Discrimination for Ex-convicts Once and For All

    NEW YORK—People in the audience stood up one by one, recounting stories of how they were fired from jobs after their employers found out about... Read more

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    NYC Child Victim of Dangerous Respiratory Virus D68

    Late last week, state officials confirmed the first cases of a virus that causes serious respiratory illness in infants and children.  On Wednesday, health officials... Read more

  • Ambulances line up prior to a planned evacuation at Bellevue Hospital, on Oct. 31, 2012, in New York. Bellevue Hospital, the oldest in the country. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hospitals Struggled During and After Superstorm Sandy

    Hospitals were ill-prepared for the impact of Superstorm Sandy, according to a government study released Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)... Read more

  • People walk past the Student Services building of NYU in New York on April, 24, 2012. NYU is expanding its facilities in Manhattan and Brooklyn. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    NYC Universities Started 463 Building Projects in 5 Years

    In the past five years, the city’s 105 colleges have started work on 463 construction projects.  New York University’s (NYU’s) 2-million-square-foot expansion, Columbia University’s 6.8-... Read more

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    Kids Exposed in the Womb to Plasticizers More Likely to Have Asthma

    By Environmental Health News New York City children exposed in the womb to moderate levels of two plasticizers had a 72 to 78 percent higher chance... Read more

  • The Staten Island ferry transports commuters with Empire State Building in the background. (InSapphoWeTrust, CC BY-SA)

    Creaky Old Staten Island Ferries Get $190 Million Upgrade

    In the near future, the 22 million annual Staten Island Ferry passengers will ride stormproof vessels, upgraded as a part of the city’s resiliency plan... Read more

  • Adam Lambert, left, and Brian May of Queen + Adam Lambert perform at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in New York. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

    ‘American Idol’ 2014 Season 14 Auditions: Adam Lambert to Judge in NY (+Dates, Location)

    The auditions for American Idol season 14 will feature Adam Lambert on the judging panel. Lambert will be replacing Keith Urban, who is mourning with... Read more

  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens during a joint legislative budget hearing on the environment in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 29, 2014. Martens supported Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to use half a billion dollars in clean water funds to help fund the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    EPA Rejects Cuomo’s Tappan Zee Loan Proposal

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday balked at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to use half a billion dollars in federal clean water loans to... Read more

  • People at the vigil for six-year-old Prince Joshua ("PJ") Avitto, who was stabbed to death inside an elevator at the Boulevard Houses in East New York, taken on June 3, 2014. The city council held a public hearing in Brooklyn to discuss progress on the mayor's $210 million plan to reduce crime in New York City's public housing projects, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Mayor’s $210 Million Plan to Reduce Crime in Public Housing is Working, Says NYPD

    Following the stabbing and death of six-year-old Prince Joshua “PJ” Avitto in June at a public housing project in East New York, Brooklyn, local residents... Read more

  • Students pose before the rally to support a New York City Council bill that could make disposable bags cost 10 cents, outside City Hall in Manhattan, Sept. 16, 2014. Students were instrumental in getting council members to introduce the legislation. (James Chi/Epoch Times)

    Students Lead Push for Disposable Bag Fee

    NEW YORK—Dozens of elementary, middle, and high school students lobbied City Council members Tuesday to support charging a fee for disposable bags.  At students’ urging... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Allen Xie)

    Blasio Appoints Female Director as International Affairs Commissioner

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Penny Abeywardena Tuesday as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. Abeywardena, who lives on Manhattan’s Upper... Read more