NYC City Life

New York’s Disappearing Restaurants

The Union Square Cafe in New York, June 24, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
The Union Square Cafe in New York, June 24, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The highest retail rents in a decade are pushing restaurant owners out of their traditional venues in Manhattan, where renewal of their lengthy leases...




  • Program manager at the Brownsville Recreation Center, Tomasia Kastner, instructs participants of the City Parks Foundation's Youth Made Media program in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on July 16, 2014. Youth get trained in video production and complete media projects with their peers. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Discover How New York Teens Rap Their Way Out of Trouble

    NEW YORK—Rappers from the neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn often rhyme about the violent crimes that plague its streets. Abraham Cousar, 17, used to be one... Read more

  • “Leviathan” by Todd Gordon. Oil on canvas. (Courtesy of George Billis Gallery)

    Cityscape Painters Explore Bridges as Metaphors for NYC

    NEW YORK—The five boroughs of New York City are crisscrossed by a whopping 789 bridges, the undersides of which often mesmerize painters, judging by this... Read more

  • “I follow Germany because Podolski and Klose are Polish-born like me. I’ve seen them live during the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and in Euro 2012 in Poland.” Yen Drek (2nd R)

    Zum Schneider Beerhouse Gives World Cup Fans Authentic German Atmosphere

    NEW YORK—The East Village New York Bavarian indoor beerhouse, Zum Schneider, was a venue for a lot of merriment and glee, when Germany won the... Read more

  • Elizabeth Garnett, formerly a radiologist at a black hospital during apartheid in South Africa, on the Highline in Chelsea, New York City on July 4, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: A Radiologist Who Learned to Cherish Life Under Apartheid

    NEW YORK—Tourists. They are the cause of the slowness of pace, the infinitude of unnecessary and poorly composed photographs. They instill vexation, irritation, and eye-rolling... Read more

  • Aerial view of Manhattan looking south over Central Park on July 1, 2007, in New York City. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Manhattanhenge’ Sunset Returns To NYC on Friday

    NEW YORK—You don’t need a beach for this fun in the sun. New York City’s “Manhattanhenge” returns at 8:24 p.m. Friday. That’s when the sun... Read more

  • A tip is given to a man dressed as the Elmo children's television character after he posed for photos in Times Square, New York City, April 10, 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Times Square Costume Characters Target of Proposed Bill

    The Spidermen, Supermen, Mickey Mouses, and other costumed characters who flood Times Square every day may soon have to get a license. A proposed bill... Read more

  • Young children learn dance moves from Corey Baker, a dancer in "Spill," an outdoor production created specifically for playgrounds, at Columbus Park in Chinatown, Manhattan, on July, 8, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    SummerStage Kids Brings Another Summer of Entertainment

    NEW YORK—The dancers, dressed in brightly colored T-shirts, leapt and rolled their way across the playground, twisting their bodies in the air and then landing... Read more

  • A selection from the New-York Historical Society permanent collection, hung Salon Style. (Christine Lin/Epoch Times)

    Old Favorites: Salon Style and Madeline at the New-York Historical Society

    NEW YORK—July brings a bad-news-good-news moment from the New-York Historical Society. The city’s oldest museum has been reshuffling its art in preparation for the renovation... Read more

  • Macy's 4th of July fireworks, East River, New York, July 4. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    4th of July: NYC Shines With Fireworks at Brooklyn Bridge (Photo Gallery)

    Macy’s 4th of July fireworks were forced to change location due to strong rip currents, but still delivered an awesome show, uniquely using the Brooklyn... Read more

  • Senator Tony Avella

    This Is New York: Sen. Tony Avella, an Unconventional Politician

    NEW YORK—Sitting in an office filled with documents, artwork by small children, and an exceptionally neat desk, New York state Sen. Tony Avella resembled a... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio watches hot dog eating contestants Sonya Thomas, left, and Miki Sudo, right, during a news conference to promote the upcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest tomorrow Thursday, July 3, 2014, at City Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Black Widow Loses Women’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

    NEW YORK—The Black Widow has been outeaten. Two-time defending champion Sonya Thomas lost her hot dog eating title Friday to Miki Sudo of Las Vegas,... Read more

  • Fireworks explode over the Brooklyn Bridge, on July 3, 2008. This year is the first time since 2008 that the fireworks take place on the East River. (Epoch Times Archive)

    New York City Ready to Celebrate Freedom

    NEW YORK—As the city is on the verge of Independence Day, it’s getting ready for one of the largest Fourth of July shows in the... Read more

  • Pyrotechnicians prepare the wiring for the fireworks that will be used in Macy’s 4th of July fireworks on a barge in Staten Island, in New York City, on June 28, 2014. (Laura Cooksey/Epoch TImes)

    Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks’ Mastermind Behind Brooklyn Bridge Spectacle

    NEW YORK—Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks won’t be the biggest ever this year. They actually will be considerably smaller. Still, the man who planned this... Read more

  • A boy rides the Forest Park Carousel June 30, 2014. The landmarked carousel was carved in 1903 by the Daniel Muller, who is recognized as one of the greatest designers of carousels. It is one of two that still remain across the country. (Laura Cooksey/Epoch Times)

    Queens: The Borough of Hidden Gems

    NEW YORK—Despite having the best transit network in the country, New Yorkers can be incredibly provincial. Many never venture outside of their neighborhoods or boroughs,... Read more

  • Fans prepare to watch the World Cup soccer game between the United States and Belgium at Bryant Park in Manhattan on Tuesday. (Allen Xie/Epoch Times)

    New Yorkers React to US Loss in World Cup

    NEW YORK—Fans across the city lamented the knockout loss suffered by the United States at the feet of Belgium on Tuesday. The Southwest Porch Bar... Read more

  • The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foyer at the Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan, New York, June 30, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Grand Central Entrance Named After Terminal’s Savior

    NEW YORK—Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis worked for years to save Grand Central’s unique beauty, and on Monday the terminal’s fully renovated main entrance was named in... Read more


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