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The Return of the Black Bears 

A black bear is seen at the Maine Willdlife Park in New Gloucester, Maine, on July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
A black bear is seen at the Maine Willdlife Park in New Gloucester, Maine, on July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

NEW YORK—In September, 22-year-old Rutgers student Darsh Patel was mauled to death by a black bear while hiking in the Apshawa Preserve in northwest New...

  • This book image released by Sesame Workshop shows an inside page from "Eat Your Colors! A Puzzle Book," by Sarah Albee and Joe Matthieu. With the childhood obesity rate tripling in the past 30 years to 1 in 3 children in the United States overweight or obese, a collection of picture books are available to help kids make choices that are healthier. (AP Photo/Sesame Workshop)

    NY Targets Obesity With Rules on Day-Care Drinks

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York authorities issued new rules on Wednesday governing licensed day care centers to require they serve low-fat milk, water, or 100 percent juice... Read more

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

    NYC Lowers Central Park Speed Limit

    The Central Park speed limit is being lowered from 25 mph to 20 mph overall, and four high-use areas will have new 10 mph speed... Read more

  • An Uber driver takes a passenger on a ride up Seventh Avenue in Manhattan on June 8, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Uber, Lyft Won’t Need to Livery Base Agreements to Use Drivers

    NEW YORK—The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) will be leaving out a rule that requires Uber and Lyft to have formal agreements with other livery bases they... Read more

  • The site of the proposed One Vanderbilt building, west of Grand Central. (Department of City Planning)

    Community Members, Unions Support One Vanderbilt and 5-Block Rezoning Outside Grand Central

    Public review has started for developer SL Green’s plans for the 60-plus story One Vanderbilt office building across from Grand Central, and community members and... Read more

  • (L–R) Nathaniel Stampley as Mufasa, Tshidi Manye as Rafiki, and Jean Michelle Grier as Sarabi, in Disney's "The Lion King" in New York. Disney Theatrical Productions is letting ticketholders to its Broadway shows— “Aladdin” and “The Lion King”—the chance to switch the dates they see the musicals for any reason as long as it’s done two hours before the performance. (AP Photo/Disney Theatrical Group, Joan Marcus)

    Disney to Help New York Theatergoers With Tickets

    NEW YORK—Disney is giving an early Christmas present to theatergoers in New York—the gift of flexibility. Disney Theatrical Productions is letting ticketholders to its Broadway... Read more

  • The train show exhibit at the New York City Transit Museum at Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. It opens from Nov. 16, 2014, to Feb. 22, 2015, for its 13th holiday season. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    It’s Holiday Season: Grand Central Terminal Train Show Opens for 13Th Year

    NEW YORK—Their faces plastered to the clear screen, two boys exclaimed in excitement as a toy train marked with the Yankees and Mets logo sped by. Silvina... Read more

  • TEDxCUNY curators Cheyn Shah (L) and Simona Popescu at the Macaulay Honors College in Manhattan, N.Y., on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York students put on the first TEDxCUNY conference, which features talks hosted by one speaker at a time and each has up to 18 minutes to share an idea. (Catherine Yang/Epoch Times Staff)

    First TEDxCUNY Event Explores Idea of Access

    NEW YORK—Access was what brought Jake Levin from New Hampshire to New York City for higher education. Three years ago, Levin had narrowed his college... Read more

  • Students at the High School of Fashion Industries on Feb. 7, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    What’s Wrong With Our Schools? Troubled Path to College

    This is the third part of a series exploring the decades long national reform of public education, and will attempt to answer the question of whether Common... Read more

  • Rev. Robert Chase (L), founding director of Intersections International, and Hadrien Coumans, co-founder and director of Lenape Center, at the Marble Collegiate Church, 1 W 29th Street, Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 5, 2014. Chase and Coumans were instrumental in bringing the Native American opera, “Purchase of Manhattan” to the Marble Collegiate Church, to be presented on Nov. 20, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Debunking the Myth of the Manhattan Purchase

    NEW YORK—If you are a native New Yorker or even if you’re not, you have probably read or heard the story of how the island... Read more

  • Two teachers help students in a classroom at the MESA Charter High School in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, on Oct. 28, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Seven Things NYC Charter Schools Recommend to District Schools

    There are seven things struggling public schools can do to turn things around, according to New York City Charter Schools Center. The charter school support... Read more

  • A 550-pound Swarovski crystal star is prepared for its ascent to the top of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 13, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Swarovski Star Ascends Rockefeller Christmas Tree in NYC

    NEW YORK—With careful preparation, the 550-pound star rose up in the air, glittering in the midday sun. Almost 10 feet tall, it is the crown... Read more

  • 10dollarapartment

    Man Rents Manhattan Apartment for $10 a Month (Video)

    A median apartment in the West Village usually fetches several thousands of dollar per month in rent, but one clever guy managed to sign a... Read more

  • PhD candidate at Cornell Tech, Nir Grinberg, 31, after Cornell Tech and AOL announced their partnership, in Chelsea, on Nov. 12, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Cornell Tech to Marry AOL in a Gigantic Technology Splash

    NEW YORK—Cornell Tech plans to up its tech game. Rather than just being known for its technology, the school wants to add design and business... Read more

  • Soldiers march in the New York Veterans' Day Parade in Manhattan, N.Y., on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    On Veterans Day, A Chance to Record War Experience for Posterity

    NEW YORK—Bernard Hall wiped away tears as he recalled the first day he arrived in Korea for the conflict known as the Korean War. At... Read more

  • Veteran's Day parade opening ceremony at Madison Square Park, Nov. 11, 2014. (Catherine Yang/Epoch Times)

    New York Electeds Honor Veterans on 239th Anniversary of Marine Corps

    NEW YORK—Paul Bucha, veteran officer of the Vietnam War, remembers a time when the Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony was a small procession held, attended,... Read more

  • “The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child,” circa 1485, by Sandro Botticelli.  (Courtesy of the Frick Collection)

    10 Masterpieces From the Scottish National Gallery Come to NYC

    NEW YORK—She was the one who got away. In 1922, Helen Clay Frick turned down Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, or rather, her portrait. Lady Agnew,... Read more

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