NYC City Life

School Uniforms: Parents Love Them, Students Hate Them

Students in uniform at Voice Charter School of New York, Corona, Queens, Sept. 18, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)
Students in uniform at Voice Charter School of New York, Corona, Queens, Sept. 18, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Diana Acevedo loves school uniforms. They are so convenient and she ends up paying only about half of what she would pay for regular...




  • With One World Trade Center in the background, people gather (front) for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the St. Nicholas National Shrine in New York, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The groundbreaking event marked a new beginning for the former St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only house of worship destroyed during the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Site for Greek Church Near WTC Blessed

    NEW YORK—Hundreds of members of New York’s Greek Orthodox community attended a blessing ceremony Saturday for a new church near ground zero in Lower Manhattan... Read more

  • People ride bicycles on the Central Park loop in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 14, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Imagine a Car-Free Central Park

    NEW YORK—By some accounts, the idea of Central Park began as early as 1850, though its current scale and size were yet unimagined. Today it... Read more

  • Riders participate in the the annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' motorcycle rally, with the Lincoln Memorial in the background, in Washington, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

    Motorcyclists Ride to Honor Young Fallen Serviceman From Queens

    NEW YORK—When Mike Palo was drafted for the U.S. Army in 1968, at first he considered running away to Canada, like many young men did... Read more

  • Macy's department store in Herald Square is illuminated with holiday lighting, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Macy's Inc. plans to open its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Thanksgiving Is the New Black Friday, Stores to Open Earlier

    Macy’s Inc. plans to open its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year, to lure in holiday shoppers. The... Read more

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    How Much of NYC Have You Seen? Vintage Ads Inspire Locals to Travel

    Thirty years ago Williamsburg was an abandoned industrial area, unwelcoming at best. Then artists and independent shops took root, it became trendy, and the neighborhood... 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

  • Danny Li, 17, gold winner of the junior male division performing “Touring the Sacred Country” at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York on Oct. 12. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    From History Books to the Dance Floor

    NEW YORK—The sixth annual NTD Television International Classical Chinese Dance Competition has concluded with over four hours of performances by contestants, along with a dynamic... Read more

  • he New York City Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 13, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NY Columbus Day Parade Draws Revelers, Politicians

    NEW YORK—Thousands of people lined Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Monday for the annual Columbus Day parade, one of the world’s largest celebrations of Italian-American heritage... Read more

  • International Classical Chinese Dance Competition winners on stage at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York on Oct. 12, 2014. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Classical Chinese Dance Competition Graces Stage

    NEW YORK—As a small child, Kexin Li got to see most of the biggest tourist attractions in China with her mom. Li, 22, especially remembers... Read more

  • Judy and Michael Nyquist at a Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performance at Carnegie Hall in New York on Oct. 11, 2014. For a third year in a row Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra graced the stage of famed Carnegie Hall in New York City, establishing a fine tradition of unique musical experiences. (Catherine Yang/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Stirs New York Once Again

    For a third year in a row Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra graced the stage of famed Carnegie Hall in New York City, establishing a fine... Read more

  • Leon Fields, a fair-market tenant at the Riverton in Harlem, Oct. 7, 2014. Fields was previously a rent stabilized tenant but says he continues to speak out to management because he is concerned about the quality of life in the building complex. (Seth Holehouse/Epoch Times)

    Market-Rate Tenants in NYC Push Landlords Despite Fear of Eviction

    NEW YORK—In a rental complex right by the East River in Harlem—full of no-fee rentals, as the big sign outside boasts—tenants are organizing for improvements... 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)

    What’s Wrong With Our Schools? Short on Career Promises

    This is the second part of a series exploring the decades-long national reform of public education. NEW YORK—There’s something wholesome about being ready. It’s tied... Read more

  • Sneak-peak opening of the Freshkills Park on Staten Island, Sept. 28, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    The City’s Other 9/11 Burial Ground Welcomed as Park

    NEW YORK—There was a time when a big chunk of Staten Islanders’ quality of life was determined by the direction of the wind.  Anna Wishko... Read more

  • Success Academy Hell's Kitchen in Midtown Manhattan, New York, Apr. 17, 2014. The school had only 138 students last year, instead of the 190 authorities had planned for. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    NYC Charter School Network Success Academy Expands in All the Wrong Places

    NEW YORK—With the State University of New York’s approval of 14 new Success Academy schools Wednesday, the biggest charter school network in the city is... Read more

  • A group of New York supporters of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters gather in front of New York's Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in midtown Manhattan, N.Y., on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The group New Yorkers Supporting Hong Kong met with Hong Kong government representatives at the New York office to present demands that Hong Kongers living abroad and other supporters have for the government. (Hannah Cai/Epoch Times)

    Overseas Hong Kongers in New York Present Letter to Local Hong Kong Government Office

    As talks broke down on Thursday between the Hong Kong government and student protestors who have occupied the city’s busiest streets for more than a... Read more

  • GoDaddy: More than 20,000 .NYC Websites Registered

    NEW YORK—New York City’s .nyc became the most popular new domain name extension launched to date yesterday, Oct. 8, with more than 20,000 new websites... Read more


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