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  • US Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) escorts Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey (C) as they arrive at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, on Aug. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    No to Democratic Convention Bid, Says NY Sergeants Union

    NEW YORK—One of New York City’s police unions announced its opposition to the city’s bid for Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, saying... Read more

  • Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer talks about summer food program at a press conference in front of the City Hall, Manhattan, May 29. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Women Officials Ask More Women to Vote

    NEW YORK—On Tuesday outside of City Hall, women legislators pledged to register five women to vote.  The measure is to celebrate Aug. 26 as Women’s... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Ingersoll Community Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 8, 2014. The center provides after-school programming, among other services. (Rob Bennett/Mayoral Photography Office)

    Have a Middle-Schooler in NYC? After-School Just Got Better

    NEW YORK—In two weeks, close to 80,000 middle-schoolers will get the opportunity to engage in after school programs as doors will open to city children aged 11–13. Mayor Bill... Read more

  • A bus with a sign promoting the MTA Bus Time real-time bus tracking service stands on Columbus Circle in New York City, Oct. 7, 2013. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    10 Bus Service Improvements MTA Will Make This Fall

    New bus routes and route extensions across New York City will start Sunday, August 31. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is making $4.9 million in bus... Read more

  • Irad Ortiz (R) racing at Belmont Park Racetrack, New York, May 1, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York Horse Racing Group Overcharges Bettors $7.4 Million

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Horse race bettors were overcharged $7.4 million because of failures at “every level” by the group that runs three New York thoroughbred tracks, according... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio and United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew (C) announce a preliminary agreement on a 9-Year contract with the UFT in the Blue Room, City Hall, New York, on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

    Backdated Pay Raise For Unions Continue With New Deal

    NEW YORK—The de Blasio administration settled contracts with two more labor unions on Friday, with backdated pay raises and wage gains tilted towards the tail of the... Read more

  • In this fie photo, Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the members of the City Hall press office at a conference in the City Hall Blue Room, New York City, on Jan. 7, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Mayor Says Comcast-Time Warner Merger Disconnects the Disadvantaged

    Fifty-one mayors signed on to endorse the Comcast-Time Warner merger last week, but Mayor Bill de Blasio was not one of them. Instead, de Blasio... Read more

  • Yaroslav Kolchin (R) is arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Kolchin a Russian tourist has been accused of climbing to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge and is facing reckless endangerment and trespass charges. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Alec Tabak, Pool)

    Russian Tourist Climbed to the Top of the Brooklyn Bridge for Fun

    NEW YORK—A Russian tourist climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures for fun in the landmark’s second security breach in a... Read more

  • Rev. Al Sharpton during a news conference with (L-R) Michael Brown Sr., Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump, and Lesley McSpadden, Brown's mother in St. Louis on Aug. 12, 2014. Sharpton, who has parachuted into racially charged crises for more than three decades, returns to Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, to speak at the funeral for Michael Brown, cementing his place at the intersection of advocacy and controversy. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Rev. Al Sharpton: Reinventing Himself Into the New Jessie Jackson

    Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church—minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old—the Rev. Al... Read more

  • Rendering of GWB Marketplace Looking South on Broadway. (PANYNJ)

    Closed for Construction: See What the New George Washington Bridge Bus Station Will Look Like

    The George Washington Bridge Bus Station closed Monday at 179th Street on Fort Washington Avenue in Manhattan, for major renovations.  Bus service will continue without... Read more

  • New York Ex-Judge Appointed to UN Gaza Inquiry

    GENEVA—The president of the United Nations’ top human rights body has appointed a former New York Supreme Court judge to serve as the third member... Read more

  • Abaco with jockey Jose Oritz (3) pulls ahead of Strathnaver with jockey John Velazquez (4) to win the Ballston Spa Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo /Hans Pennink)

    So Lonesome Wins $250,000 Albany at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—So Lonesome won the $250,000 Albany Stakes for 3-year-olds by four lengths in his return to dirt at Saratoga on Sunday. Ridden by... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio works on a science project with pre-K pupil Justin De La Cruz during a visit to a pre-K class at P.S.1 in New York City, on April 3, 2014. With the expansion of the pre-k program championed by the mayor, more than 50,000 pre-K students are expected to start school on Sept. 4, 2014. That’s a dramatic jump from 20,000 the year before. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, Susan Watts)

    City Gears Up for Make or Break Pre-K Debut

    NEW YORK—With the school year less than two weeks away, New York City is racing to complete an unprecedented prekindergarten expansion—and its success or failure... 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)

    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