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  • A sidewalk shed covers Panini & Co. in the Financial District, New York City, Aug. 25, 2016. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/Epoch Times)

    Scaffolding a Curse for Many Retail Stores

    NEW YORK—For pedestrians, scaffolding can require fancy footwork on sidewalks already devoid of a tolerable amount of space. For small businesses, it can be downright... Read more

  • People attend a tech recruiting event in New York City, May 17, 2013. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Cost of Living in NYC Too High for Mid-Skill Workers

    NEW YORK—A shortage of talent for mid-skill jobs in New York City is linked to low wages and an inadequate education system, experts say. A... Read more

  • Kerry Stoutenburgh died after contracting a deadly brain parasite following a swim on Aug. 31. (GoFundMe/ Kerry Stoutenburgh)

    Brooklyn College Student Passes Away Due to Deadly Brain Parasite

    A Brooklyn college student has passed away after contracting a rare infection following a swim in Maryland, the Daily Freeman reported. CUNY Brooklyn College student, Kerry... Read more

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    Report: Driver Pushed a Carriage Horse to Collapse in the New York City Street

    A carriage horse is said to have collapsed in New York City, according to a witness, drawing the ire of animal rights activists. Photos of... Read more

  • Police officers Lanora Moore, left, and Shakara President talk with a vendor on 125th Street in the Harlem section of New York, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NYPD Defends Focus on Minor Crimes—but Says It Needs a Softer Touch

    NEW YORK—New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton railed on Wednesday against a report by the department’s watchdog. “It is not an expert study,” he... Read more

  • A Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa., on Jan. 28, 2014. Chipotle says it is tightening its food safety standards after its restaurants were linked to dozens of cases of E. coli. The Mexican food chain says it hired IEH Laboratories in Seattle to help improve its system after reports in late October 2015 that linked E. coli cases to its restaurants in Oregon and Washington. Since then, additional cases have been reported in California, Minnesota New York, and Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Burritos in the Sky: Chipotle Tests Drone Deliveries

    NEW YORK—Flying burritos will soon be a reality over Virginia Tech. Chipotle is taking part in a test this month that will let some of... Read more

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    Police Seize Loaded Gun on First Day of School in New York City

    NEW YORK—New York City police have confiscated a loaded gun from a student on the first day of school. Police say the gun set off the... Read more

  • Visitors view the display for the American flag, left, that firefighters hoisted at ground zero in the hours after the 9/11 terror attacks, Thursday Sept. 8, 2016, at the Sept. 11 museum in New York. After disappearing for more than a decade the 3-foot-by 5-foot flag was donated to the museum after it was turned in two years ago by an as-yet-unidentified man at a firehouse in Everett, Wash.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Flag That Firefighters Raised at Ground Zero Returns to WTC Site

    NEW YORK—An American flag hoisted at ground zero hours after the Sept. 11 terror attacks has taken its place at the World Trade Center complex after disappearing... Read more

  • Singer Barbra Streisand performs at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Oct. 11, 2012. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Streisand Will Chair Performing Arts Center at WTC

    NEW YORK—Officials say Barbra Streisand will serve as board chair of a planned performing arts center at the World Trade Center. The announcement was made... Read more

  • A store sits empty on Canal Street in SoHo, New York City, on Sept. 5, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Documenting the Death of New York’s Mom and Pops

    NEW YORK—Shuttered storefronts, with their dirty glass and aura of abandonment, are a blight to vibrant city streets. They appear in a New York minute... Read more

  • 1240 Washington Avenue, Bronx, New York; The site of where attempted rapist Earl Nash was killed by Mamadou Diallo, who was rushing to the aid of his wife. All charges against Diallo were dropped on Sept. 7. (Google Maps image)

    Assault Case Dismissed Against Cab Driver Who Killed His Wife’s Attacker

    A local district attorney has decided to drop criminal charges against a Bronx cab driver who killed his wife’s attempted rapist last May. Mamadou Diallo,... Read more

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    New York Missing Person Found to Have Been Staying in Hospital For Two Days

    A missing person that was the subject of numerous flyers dotting Flushing Main street in Queens, New York, during the latter half of the week... Read more

  • Crime scene investigators inspect a hammer used in an attack on a police officer in New York City on May 13, 2015.  (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    The NYPD Unit That Speaks for the Dead

    NEW YORK—There are a few ways a person can go when, on a daily basis, they witness horrific deaths and violence. Some people may start developing... Read more

  • (L–R) John Haight, Jeff Haight and his wife Allison Haight; children Colin,
Delaney, and Claudia; Kevin Haight, and his wife Traci Simonton at the sunflower field in La Grange, New York in August. (Michelle Sottile)

    A Family’s Quest for a Healthier Oil Leads to Sunflowers

    PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y.—Kevin Haight is a farmer who was born and bred in the Hudson Valley, a fertile region bordering the Hudson River north of New York... Read more

  • New York City Police continues to investigate the Aug. 2 murder of Karina Vetrano. (Instagram/karina.vee)

    Police Release Sketch of Man Who Could Help Solve Karina Vetrano Murder

    New York City police have released a sketch of a man they say could help solve the murder of murdered jogger Karina Vetrano. Vetrano’s battered... Read more

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    3 Dead, 10 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash in New York City

    NEW YORK—Three people were killed and 10 others were injured Wednesday in a multi-vehicle collision on a New York City highway where just days earlier... Read more

  • In this Aug. 9, 2016 photo, James Edwards, right, poses for a photo with, from left, fellow residents Dujour Rice, Brandon David and Tyren Jones outside the Plymouth Crossroads youth homeless residence in Lancaster, N.Y., as Edwards prepared to leave for college. Edwards completed high school while homeless after receiving bus transportation from the residence to his former school under a provision that is being expanded under the new education law. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

    Homeless Students Get More Attention Under New Education Law

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—School administrators this year are being pushed to get better at recognizing homeless students—those “hidden” in other people’s homes or whose families are staying... Read more

  • Teacher Maria Olsen-Hoek raised money through DonorsChoose.org to take her students to Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center in 2015. (Courtesy of Maria Olsen-Hoek)

    Tight Budgets Force Teachers to Crowdfund for Supplies

    NEW YORK—Ms. Carver needs pencils, markers, and erasers for her seventh-graders. Ms. Olsen needs some koosh balls and ribbons to help her autistic children stay... Read more

  • New York City Police continues to investigate the Aug. 2 murder of Karina Vetrano. (Instagram/karina.vee)

    Mystery Jogger in Karina Vetrano Murder Case Cleared by Police

    The family of Karina Vetrano, who was murdered in a Queens park on Aug. 2, is still looking for answers in her death. In a... Read more

  • Bedford Avenue in  Brooklyn, on Aug. 19, 2016.  Small businesses in north Brooklyn are likely to lose customers when the L train shuts down for 18 months, starting in 2019. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Small Businesses to Bear Biggest Burden in L Train Shutdown

    NEW YORK—The corner stores and mom and pop shops are likely to be hardest hit when the L train halts its brisk rattle through the... Read more

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