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  • Alta Bike Share CEO Jay Walder explaining Citi Bike's plans for expansion at a press conference in Long Island City, Queens, New York, Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (Stephanie Wang/Epoch Times)

    Citi Bike Will Double Number of Bikes After Sale to Private Investors

    NEW YORK—Citi Bike will install new stations in the outer boroughs and double the number of bikes by 2017.  Annual fees will be hiked to... Read more

  • The eastern section of the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, June 11, 2014. The city's correction department announced that its top official, William Clemmons, will retire this December, amid recent news reports revealing he failed to report accurate statistics on inmate violence at Rikers. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Top New York City Correction Official Retires Under Pressure

    Amid increased scrutiny over the correction department’s treatment of its jail inmates, the department announced on Tuesday that its top correction official, William Clemmons will... Read more

  • Officials announce causes of five Metro-North accidents in the past year, in Manhattan, New York, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (L–R) Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Christopher Hart, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board; Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT). (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Five Metro-North Accidents in Last Year Show Need for Federal Oversight, Says NTSB

    NEW YORK—The series of Metro-North accidents that caused 6 deaths and 126 injuries could have been prevented if recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board... Read more

  • FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens at a news conference, in New York, where the governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk," for contracting Ebola. Word of the quarantine set off a firestorm, but some other states have followed suit. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    NY and NJ Quarantine Policy Could Affect Cuomo and Christie’s Popularity

    NEW YORK—Two ambitious governors — one Republican, one Democrat — known for their no-nonsense, take-charge style in a calamity have set off a furor with... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio thanks FDNY workers at a press conference on 99th Street and 1st Avenue, on Oct. 28, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Updates on Ebola in New York

    NEW YORK—Things are quieting down from the media frenzy of last Thursday, when the city saw its first case of Ebola and New Yorkers feared... Read more

  • File-This Dec. 2, 2013, file photo shows a backhoe clearing soil next to a derailed Metro-North train car, foreground,  in the Bronx borough of New York. Federal regulators have reached their conclusions about what was behind the Metro-North derailment that killed four people in the Bronx. The National Transportation Safety Board says it will announce Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, the probable causes of the Dec. 1 derailment and four other Metro-North accidents. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Feds Say Engineer’s Sleep Apnea Caused Metro-North Derailment

    NEW YORK— A sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls of a commuter train just before taking a 30 mph curve at 82 mph, causing... Read more

  • This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)

    Update on Nurse Released to Maine: It’s a Voluntary Quarantine

    FORT KENT, Maine—A nurse who was confined against her will at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is in... Read more

  • Citi Bike users pedal through the streets of Manhattan on March 21, 2014 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    New York State Gets $70 Million in Fed Funds for Bike, Pedestrian Paths

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Communities across New York state are getting some of the nearly $70 million in federal funds being awarded for dozens of bicycle and... Read more

  • Della Brown's apartment building in the Bronx, New York, Oct. 27, 2014. A boy with suspected, and later refuted, Ebola infection lives in the building. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Should NYC Schools Talk to Kids About Ebola?

    NEW YORK—It was a stressful Monday for Della Brown from the Bronx. Right when she got back from work, she learned a 5-year-old boy from... Read more

  • Vanessa L. Gibson Public Safty, speaks on City Hall steps on Sexual Violence inUniversities, on Oct.27, 2014. (LauraCooksey/Epoch Times)

    Sexual Assault on College Campuses: NYC Officials Attempt to Hold Local Schools Accountable

    NEW YORK—One in five women attending undergraduate college is a victim of rape or attempted rape, according to statistics by the National Organization for Women... Read more

  • Carmen Perez, 65 (front C) is joined by her husband Pedro Perez, 65, (back L) their other sons Ricardo Perez, 41 (back R) Pedro Perez, 45 (front R) and their grandson Rolando Perez, Jr., 13 (front L) at home in the Bronx borough of New York, July 24, 2014. Rolando Perez, 36, who had taken medication for epilepsy since he was 16, was being detained on a burglary charge at New York City's Rikers Island jail when he was put in solitary confinement for fighting. Two days later he died of a seizure disorder and heart problems. The medical examiner ruled his death natural. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Lawmaker: New York Jail Heath Care Needs Oversight

    NEW YORK—A city council member on Monday said he will hold an oversight hearing this year to examine health care services at Rikers Island and... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, listens as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talks at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in New York. The governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk." In the first application of the new set of standards, the states are quarantining a female healthcare worker returning from Africa who took care of Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    US Governors, Army Go Own Way on Ebola Quarantines

    NEWARK, N.J.— Despite President Barack Obama’s appointment of an “Ebola czar” to oversee and coordinate the U.S. response to the deadly virus, some politicians and... Read more

  • Citi Bikes await riders at a bicycle station in Manhattan, N.Y., March 21, 2014. The leaders of Citi Bike are trying to raise millions of dollars to keep the money-losing bike-share program in business, following a severe winter which greatly reduced bicycle usage in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Citi Bike Sold to REQX, Says Report

    NEW YORK—Citi Bike, New York City’s bike-sharing service, may have a new owner. REQX Ventures reached an agreement on buying the program’s parent company Alta... Read more

  • U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon speaks in Gaza, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.   (AP Photo/Yasser Qudih)

    United Nations Denounces Mandatory Ebola Quarantine

    UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations secretary-general says health workers returning from the main Ebola-hit countries “should not be subjected to restrictions that are not based on... Read more

  • This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined in a New Jersey hospital. (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)

    Ebola Nurse Released to Her Home for More Quarantine

    Kaci Hickox is free to go home to Maine, and stay there for the remainder of the 21-day quarantine.  The nurse, quarantined in New Jersey... Read more

  • Traffic passes Bellevue Hospital, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in New York. A new patient has developed a fever in the hospital after visiting one of the three West African countries afflicted with Ebola. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Possible New Ebola Case in New York, This Time a 5-Year-Old Boy

    During testing for Ebola a 5-year-old boy developed a fever in Bellevue Hospital Center after returning with his family from Guinea, one of the West... Read more

  • Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, left, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, campaigns with state Sen. Ruben Diaz, right, in the Bronx, N.Y., on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Astorino dismisses the general perception that he can't beat incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

    GOP Candidate Ignores Perception He Has No Chance

    NEW YORK—Never mind the poll numbers, the small crowds, the general perception that he doesn’t have a chance. Republican Rob Astorino is campaigning energetically for... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, with his wife Chirlane McCray, provides an update on the Ebola situation in the city at a press conference at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, on Oct. 26, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Mandatory Quarantine Has Officials Calling Out the Governors

    NEW YORK—Four days after the first Ebola outbreak in New York, a dispute has emerged over how to deal with travelers from the three affected... Read more

  • Ashley Segnibo (L) and Imani Williams in front of Brooklyn Technical High School, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York, on Oct. 25, 2014. The girls just finished the SHSAT, an admission test for New York City specialized high schools. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    NYC Students Tackle Test to Elite High Schools, It’s Fair, They Say

    NEW YORK—Anticipation lingered in the air on Saturday as a crowd of parents thronged the Brooklyn Technical High School, one of the eight specialized public... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs a child after reading a book to a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in New York, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    New York Mayor’s Preschool Crusade Helps Better-Off Families

    Rookie New York mayor Bill de Blasio – poster child for America’s insurgent progressives – has promised to rewrite “a tale of two cities” by... Read more