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  • June Broer displays a funeral program and a prayer card featuring images of her only son, Mark Johnson, in Paterson, N.J., Oct. 18, 2014. For days Johnson demanded medical care from jail guards at Rikers Island as he continued to have bloody stools before he died of a bacterial infection in his stomach and small bowel. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Care Questioned in 15 New York Jail Deaths

    NEW YORK—These are the deaths in New York City’s Rikers Island jail that don’t make headlines—prisoners with diseases, disorders, and addictions who succumb to heart... Read more

  • John Case, center, a watch commander with New York's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) collect information from officials, during an "Emergency Management Catastrophic Exercise Program" on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, in New York.  The exercise simulated a nuclear explosion in New York's Manhattan and the coordination of regional emergency and law enforcement officials to manage the aftermath.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYC Practices Response to Nuclear Explosion

    NEW YORK—The voice over the speakers at New York City’s emergency command center calmly stated the unthinkable: a nuclear explosion had gone off in Times... Read more

  • A model home at 432 West 52nd Street in Hell's Kitchen. (Donna Tart)

    Hospital-Turned-Condo Building Opens Sales in Hell’s Kitchen

    Over on the Far West Side of the middle of Manhattan, just slightly out of transit’s reach, Hell’s Kitchen has been filling out with residential... Read more

  • Andrew Kalleen performs a protest song “Ohio” during a rally against wrongful arrests of subway performers, Metropolitan Avenue subway station, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Oct. 21, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Arrested Subway Musician Andrew Kalleen Brings Performers, Politicians to File Complaint

    NEW YORK—Andrew Kalleen sat in the police booth of the Metropolitan Avenue subway station—quiet and collected. He was looking back at his Friday experience. It... Read more

  • Barbara Smith, RN, Mount Sinai Health Sysytems and Bryan Christiansen MD,(monitor-R) CDC Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response demonstrate the proper technique for donning protective gear during an ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York on October 21, 2014.  (Timothy A. Clary/AFP PHOTO)

    Thousands of Nurses Learn New Ebola Procedures

    NEW YORK—Thousands of doctors and nurses attended an education session on Ebola in Manhattan Tuesday, where officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more

  • Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, speaks in Albany, NY, on March 7, 2012. In a Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, letter to Ocwen Financial Corp., the nation’s largest servicer of subprime mortgages, Lawsky says the company has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Top Subprime Mortgage Firm Accused of Abuses

    The nation’s largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services. The... Read more

  • New Jersey Arrests 11 Alleged Organized Crime Figures

    NEWARK, N.J.—Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey. Acting state Attorney General John... Read more

  • New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina visits J.H.S. 088 Peter Rouget school in Brooklyn while announcing the new initiative called 'Learning Partners Program' on April 7, 2014 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NYC Schools Chancellor Replaces 15 of 42 School Superintendents

    NEW YORK—A staffing revamp at city schools has led to 15 of 42 school superintendents being replaced, officials with the Department of Education said Tuesday... Read more

  • Studetns at the City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology in Brooklyn, New York on Oct. 8, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    No US History High School Exam? Yes in New York, With a Caveat

    NEW YORK—Young gentlemen like Stephen Tripodi sometimes have to really apply themselves. Steve says his “early college” Career and Technical high school squeezes the usual... Read more

  • Vanderbilt Corridor is Phase 1 of the East Midtown rezoning.  (m01229, CC BY)

    First Steps for a New East Midtown Underway

    A Bloomberg-era plan to rezone a large portion of East Midtown was pulled in the last days of the mayor’s last term. There had been... Read more

  • (L-R) Wage board members Pico Ben-Amotz, Mario Musolino, Wage board Chair Timothy Grippen at a hearing concerning the minimum wage of tipped service workers on Oct. 20, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York Considers Wage-Hike for Waiters

    NEW YORK—The New York Wage Board held a hearing on whether to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers Monday, listening to testimonies from a... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 file photo, 
Joseph O'Grady (L) with Rockaway Reach, discusses with Kevin Murphy the renovation of Murphy's Superstorm-Sandy-damaged home in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of New York, Dec. 20, 2012. De Blasio said there have been 727 construction starts and 878 reimbursement checks through the Build it Back program so far this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Sandy Home-Repair Effort Working Better, Says Mayor

    NEW YORK—A program to help city homeowners with Superstorm Sandy home-repair efforts has made progress following an overhaul, and is aiming to count up to... Read more

  • FILE - This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Not so Fast Cordcutters, Cable’s Not Going Anywhere

    NEW YORK— Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television... Read more

  • Alethea Adsitt, a tenant at 545 Prospect Place, and tenants from other Alma Realty buildings on the block joined elected officials in a rally for affordable housing, in Brooklyn, Oct. 19, 2014. (Catherine Yang/Epoch Times)

    Affordable Housing Used as Bargaining Chip Against Development Project in Queens

    NEW YORK—The fate of a major Queens waterfront development lies in the preservation of nearly 700 rent-stabilized units in Crown Heights.  Ahead of a Monday... Read more

  • The Trump Taj Mahal is one of the Trump properties that may potentially be sold in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. have hired an investment firm to explore the possible sale of the Trump Hotel and Casinos in Atlantic City. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

    Trump Taj Mahal Workers Furious After Contract Voided

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—An hour after a judge ruled to throw out the Trump Taj Mahal’s union contract Friday without a guarantee that the company would... Read more

  • (Dimitar_hr/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Scientists Find 18 New Viruses on NYC Rats

    The rats scurrying around New York City are carrying a number of pathogens that could be dangerous to humans, including life-threatening gastroenteritis. “New Yorkers are... Read more

  • Michael Wildes, managing partner at WILDES & WEINBERG, PC, at his office in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 23, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Michael Wildes, On Continuing a Legacy

    NEW YORK—Michael Wildes is an immigration lawyer who, at times, has needed a bodyguard and a bullet proof vest.  “I refuse to stand down from... Read more

  • Airbnb guest Megan Walsh reads in her room at the Echo Park home of artist Jonathan Entler, in Los Angeles, May 19, 2014. The vast majority of Airbnb listings are illegal, and "multi-million dollar businesses" of illegal hotel rentals are being run out of the most "gentrified neighborhoods" of New York City, according to a report Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released Oct. 16. 
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Illegal Hotel Operator Made Nearly $7 Million Using Airbnb

    The vast majority of Airbnb listings are illegal, and “multi-million dollar businesses” of illegal hotels are being run out of the most “gentrified neighborhoods” of New... Read more

  • Verizon Wireless New York Network Executive Director Michele White at a press conference about adding Wi-Fi and phone calling services to 40 more subway stations in Manhattan and Queens, in Manhattan, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Wi-fi Comes to 40 More NYC Subway Stations in Queens and Manhattan

    NEW YORK—In an effort to modernize the subway system, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has added free Wi-Fi and calling services to 40 stations.  The... Read more

  • A Lyft car drives down a street with a pink mustache on its dashboard in Manhattan on Aug. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Proposed Driver Accountability Rules Put Drivers Up in Arms

    NEW YORK—The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) wants to amend rules so it has clear accountability of which bases are dispatching drivers, but Uber, Lyft,... Read more