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  • New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly responds to a question about his department’s stop-and-frisk policy, during a news conference at police headquarters, in New York, Nov. 1, 2013. Police unions appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy violated civil rights even though the city no longer wants to fight. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US Panel Hears Appeal on NY Stop-and-Frisk Case

    NEW YORK—Police unions should be able to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy violated civil rights even though... Read more

  • Sierra Leone immigrant Gombie Musa-Tonyayia looks down during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Across the country, West African communities are struggling with ways to help far-off family and friends, while fearing what those same loved ones could bring to their doorsteps. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    West Africans in NY and US Try to Help Countrymen

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult... Read more

  • Hunter's Point South Construction Park View. (Copyright Related Companies)

    Affordable Units at Hunter’s Point South Start at $494

    Two mixed-income buildings on the Long Island City waterfront are now taking affordable housing applications. Related Companies’ Hunter’s Point South Commons and Hunter’s Point South... Read more

  • Taxis and cars wind their way down Broadway in lower Manhattan April 23, 2007 in New York. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

    In 25 Days, the NYC Speed Limit Drops to 25 MPH

    NEW YORK—On Nov. 7, the city-wide speed limit drops from 30 mph to 25 mph.  On the intersection of Vanderbilt Avenue and Park Place, blocks... Read more

  • Chobani delivers a case of its new Chobani Limited Batch Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt to an excited Manhattan office worker who requested the product through Lyft, in New York, Oct. 1, 2014. (John Minchillo/AP Images for Chobani)

    Yogurt Is Now Official New York State Snack

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Yogurt is now the official snack of New York, a distinction suggested by a fourth-grade class that’s meant to celebrate the state’s status as... Read more

  • Council member Julissa Ferreras at City Hall, Feb. 5, 2014. (William Alatriste)

    NYC Tries to Fix $1.5 Billion Unpaid Fines Problem

    Every time someone is ticketed for littering, not shoveling their sidewalks, or any other “quality of life” violation, the city’s Environmental Control Board (ECB) is... Read more

  • New York City council member Ritchie Torres joins public housing residents gathered at City Hall to call for more funding to help repair damaged buildings, in March 2014. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, Torres criticized the city's housing authority for its strict eligibility requirements for domestic violence victims to apply for priority housing. (Allen Xie/Epoch Times)

    New York City Council Is Worried City Is Prioritizing Homeless Families Over Homeless Domestic Violence Victims

    NEW YORK—After her husband assaulted her so violently that he left a gash on her head, Ms. Biddle (a pseudonym) left her home with her... Read more

  • Former Manhattan DA  Robert Morgenthau attends HBO documentary screening at HBO Theater on June 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

    Former Manhattan DA Says New York Should Lead on Immigration

    Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau spoke out Tuesday in support of two proposed New York City Council bills that would shield undocumented immigrants... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the annual Columbus Day parade on Oct. 13, 2014, in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Task Force Aims to End AIDS Epidemic in New York

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A group of doctors, public health experts, and community advocates met Tuesday to launch an effort to end New York’s three-decade AIDS epidemic—a goal... Read more

  • Senator Charles Schumer and NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-terrorism John Miller at a press conference on strengthening trespassing laws, in Manhattan, New York, on Oct. 13, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Up to 5 Years in Jail for Climbing Brooklyn Bridge, Senator Says

    NEW YORK—It was a long way home for the two American flags replaced on July 22 atop the Brooklyn Bridge towers after German artists Mischa... Read more

  • First responders work the scene of a derailment of a Metro-North passenger train in the Bronx borough of New York on Dec. 1, 2013. The head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority told federal safety officials that traffic control staff at the Metro-North Railroad had worked seven days straight for weeks when several accidents disrupted commutes in Conn. and N.Y. last year. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Metro-North Staff Worked 7 Days Straight, Says MTA

    HARTFORD, Conn.—The head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) told federal safety officials that traffic control staff at the Metro-North Railroad had worked seven days... Read more

  • New Jersey: Moonachie Chemical Plant Explosion, Fire Prompts Warnings in Bergen County

    A chemical explosion at a building in Moonachie, NJ, has prompted warnings from local officials. The fire was reported at 4 p.m. local time at... Read more

  • Two people in Manhattan may have the Ebola virus, and have been quarantined at Bellevue Hospital. Here, a hazmat worker puts up a plastic sheet before starting to clean the apartment building of a hospital worker who contracted the disease, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Ebola in Manhattan? Nope, Two Possible Ebola Patients Don’t Have Ebola

    The Ebola virus may have arrived in the Manhattan borough of New York City as two possible patients have been quarantined at Bellevue Hospital. Update:... Read more

  • Dennis Weinstein, director of advertising at Touro College in New York City was honored at the 2014 Kings of Queens dinner and awards ceremony sponsored by The Queens Courier at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows on Sept. 18. With Weinstein (second from right) are, left to right, Fox 5 News Anchor Antwan Lewis, Queens Courier publisher and CEO Victoria Schneps, and Fox 5 News Reporter Teresa Priolo. Lewis and Priolo emceed the event.  (Courtesy Touro College)

    Touro College’s Dennis Weinstein Recognized at ‘Kings of Queens’ Ceremony

    Dennis Weinstein, the director of advertising at Touro College, was recognized as a “King of Queens” at a September awards ceremony hosted by the Queens... Read more

  • Info panel about rat complaints at New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s press conference on the matter in Harlem, Manhattan, N.Y., on Oct. 12, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    New Yorkers Complain About Rats, City Struggles to Respond

    NEW YORK—It’s been almost a year since Jenice Ruiz noticed a rodent problem in her walk-up apartment building in Hamilton Heights. The tenants tried to... Read more

  • Chobani Greek Yogurt is seen at the Chobani plant in South Edmeston, N.Y., on January 13, 2012. After being passed almost unanimously in the legislature and state senate, a bill that would make yogurt the official snack of the state of New York is awaiting Gov. Cuomo’s signature into law. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Bill Declaring Yogurt the ‘State Snack’ Awaits Cuomo’s Signature

    After being passed almost unanimously in the Legislature and state Senate, a bill that would make yogurt the official snack of the state of New... Read more

  • Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pa., on June 19, 2012. New Yorkers' opposition to the natural gas extraction method known as fracking has continued to rise in recent weeks, as the expiration of the state's fracking moratorium looms closer. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    More New Yorkers Oppose Fracking: Poll

    New Yorkers’ opposition to the natural gas extraction method known as fracking has continued to rise in recent weeks, as the expiration of the state’s... Read more

  • Students pay a dollar to check their electronic devices at a van, before school, adjacent from the Norman Thomas High School building in New York on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. New York City is preparing to end its longtime ban on cellphones in public schools, fulfilling a campaign promise of Mayor Bill de Blasio's but signaling the death knell for an industry that sprung up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a van for a dollar a day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NYC Mayor to Make-Good on Promise to Lift Cellphone Ban

    NEW YORK—New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools, dooming an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where... Read more

  • A Moroccan health worker uses a thermometer to screen a passenger at the arrivals hall of the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca, on Thursday, Oct 9, 2014. Airline passengers arriving in the U.S. from three West African countries will face temperature checks using no-touch thermometers and other screening measures at five American airports, starting with New York’s Kennedy on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Abdeljalil Bounhar)

    Stepped-Up Ebola Screening Starting at NYC Airport

    NEW YORK—Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday... Read more

  • Ex-stock Broker Sentenced to Prison for Broadway Scam

    NEW YORK—A former stockbroker who admitted conning the Broadway producers of “Rebecca” has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. Mark Hotton was sentenced... Read more