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  • The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant on the banks of the Hudson River March 22, 2011 in Buchanan, NY. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York Tells Nuke Plant to Choose: Cooling Towers or Summer Vacation

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y.—New York’s latest proposal to save Hudson River fish from being sucked into the Indian Point nuclear plant calls for shutting down one... Read more

  • A Lyft car drives along Powell Street on June 12, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Lyft Car Share Approved for Friday Launch in NYC

    NEW YORK—The ride-sharing company Lyft plans to launch its services in all five boroughs of New York City at 7 p.m. on Friday, after it... Read more

  • Report: Oversight Lacking in NYC Payroll Project

    NEW YORK—Investigators say poor oversight allowed a New York City payroll-technology project to spiral into a $700 million tangle of contractor fraud, budget overruns and... Read more

  • Tenants with stabilized rent have been slowly pushed out of this apartment building at 50 W 97rd St., on the Upper West Side, on July 23, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Eviction Attempts Rampant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

    NEW YORK—In a luxury rental building on the Upper West Side, on a block bounded on either side by Central Park and a neat row... Read more

  • A rendering of the finished 7 million square-feet Manhattan West development. (Courtesy of Brookfield Properties)

    Manhattan’s Far West Taking Shape

    Manhattan’s far west side, once a strip of ports and rail yards, has been reclaiming underutilized land for upscale development in recent years. And none... Read more

  • New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Comptroller’s Audit Reveals NYCHA Failures

    NEW YORK—An audit released by the city comptroller’s office Thursday revealed that the city’s public housing authority, NYCHA, failed to monitor the construction companies it... Read more

  • City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at City Hall in New York City, July 24, 2014. (William Alatriste/Epoch Times)

    Council Passes Bills on School Safety, People With Disabilities, and Open Government

    The City Council approved four bills on Thursday that will become law once Mayor Bill de Blasio signs them. The council passed Avonte’s Law intending... Read more

  • Robert Panara, a leading educator of the deaf, at a vintage baseball game between two all deaf teams in Mumford, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2006. Panara, who lost his hearing as a child but went on to teach at the Rochester Institute of Technology, died at the age of 94, Sunday, July 20. (AP Photo/Democrat and Chronicle, Will Yurman)

    Deaf Educator and Pioneer Robert Panara Dies at 94

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Robert Panara, who lost his hearing as a child and became a leading educator of the deaf and a pioneer of studies of deaf... Read more

  • In this June 25, 2014 photo shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the US-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. The influx at the border is largely families with children or by minors traveling alone. From October 2012 through the end of September 2013, the US Border Patrol apprehended about 24,000 unaccompanied children. But between October and the end of June 2014, the number shot up to 57,000. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testified recently that the number is accelerating so fast that it could reach 90,000 by the end of September. Most of them are coming from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Reaching New York

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York Immigration Coalition says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January, with almost 7,000 more expected... Read more

  • New York City Police Cracking Down on Subway Sex Crimes

    NEW YORK—The NYPD’s crackdown on sex crimes in the subway system has resulted in an increase of arrests this year. The Daily News says police... Read more

  • Esaw Garner, center, is followed by Gwendolyn Flagg-Carr, mother of Eric Garner, and Eric Snipes Garner, Jr., son of Eric Garner, during funeral services for her Eric Garner, at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Garner's death while in police custody has led to accusations of police misconduct. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Julia Xanathos)

    New York City Police Investigate Another Possible Chokehold Case

    NEW YORK—The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect... Read more

  • Council Member: Bratton Should Take Away Pay From Officers in Chokehold Death

    NEW YORK—Council member Andy King said that pay should be taken away from the officers involved in the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island... Read more

  • New York City Police officers lower a white flag flying atop the west tower of New York's Brooklyn Bridge, July 22, 2014. Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced sometime during the night with white banners. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Mysterious White Flags Atop the Brooklyn Bridge Were Bleached

    NEW YORK—Early Tuesday morning construction workers on the Brooklyn Bridge noticed an oddity. There were two white flags flying atop the bridge’s towers, where American... Read more

  • Richard Hendrickson, 101, shows equipment he uses to collect temperature and precipitation data for the National Weather Service in Bridgehampton, N.Y., Monday, July, 21, 2014. Hendrickson is being honored as the longest serving volunteer weather data collector for the National Weather Service for his 84 years of collecting information. (AP Photo)

    At 101, Centenarian Receive Award Daily Weather Recordings

    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y.—It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing... Read more

  • Children play at the Coney Island beach in Brooklyn on Wednesday, July, 23, 2014. After 10 year-old Takara McDuffy drowned on Tuesday evening at the beach, Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams announced efforts to pass legislation requiring water safety education in all city public schools. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    After 10-Year-Old Girl Drowns, Calls for Mandatory Water Safety Education

    NEW YORK—After a 10-year-old girl drowned at Coney Island beach Tuesday evening, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council member Mark Treyger called on the... Read more

  • New York City Council Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm after approving a bill recommending school door alarms at a council hearing in downtown Manhattan, New York, July 23, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Toothless Avonte’s Law Relies on Vague Promises

    NEW YORK—Prompted by the tragedy of an autistic teen, Avonte Oquendo, who wandered off school grounds and turned up dead in the East River last... Read more

  • (L-R) Dr. Alan Shapiro, co-founder of Terra Firma, Steven Choi, executive director of NYIC, Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, Mario Russel, director and senior attorney in the Division of Immigrant and Refugee at Catholic Charities, NY, at the New York Immigration Coalition office in Midtown West, New York, July 23, 2014. (Amelia Pang/Epoch Times)

    Funding Uncertain for Child Migrants in NY

    NEW YORK—Immigration service providers and the city are working closely to streamline resources for nearly 3,300 child migrants who have reunited with family in New... Read more

  • New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speaks at the City Hall in New York on July 23, 2014. (William Alatriste/City Council)

    Participatory Budgeting Expands in City Council

    NEW YORK—An increasing number of City Council members are adopting an approach to their district budget that engages the community in deciding which project will... Read more

  • People walk by a police car in downtown Newark, N.J., May 13, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Newark Police Begin Reform Following Federal Investigation

    Newark, N.J.—Newark’s police department reached a preliminary agreement with the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) Tuesday to institute wide-reaching reforms after a three-year federal investigation found... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum May 15, 2014 in New York City. (John Munson/Getty Images)

    Republican Governor’s Candidate Want Investigation Into Gov. Cuomo’s Ethics

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are calling for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office... Read more