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Macy's 4th of July Fireworks over the East River in New York, seen from Long Island City in Queens on July 4, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks over the East River in New York, seen from Long Island City in Queens on July 4, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—It all started early afternoon when the most tenacious spectators arrived at the East River waterfront in New York City to grab the sweetest...

  • Jiguang Zhang fires up his wok during the Northeastern Cuisine portion of the New Tang Dynasty Television's 7th Annual International Chinese Culinary Competition. The competition is part of the Taste Asia Food Fest held at Times Square in New York City on June 26 and 27, 2015. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Chefs Compete for Gold in Times Square Culinary Competition

    NEW YORK—When it comes to Chinese cuisine, most of us in the Western world are only familiar with Cantonese and Sichuan food—dishes from the south... Read more

  • Chef Pitipong Bowornneeranart cooks Prawn-Caramelized Eggnet at the 2015 Taste Asia Food Festival on Times Square in New York on June 26, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Taste Asia Chefs Celebrate the Traditional Beauty and Modern Creativity of Asian Cuisine

    NEW YORK—”Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.” These oft-cited words from the 19th century French gourmet epicure Jean Anthelme... Read more

  • People walk through the food vendor booths at the 2015 Taste Asia Food Festival on Times Square in New York on June 26, 2015. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    New York Foodies Crown the City’s Best Asian Restaurants at Taste Asia Food Fest

    NEW YORK—Asian cuisine is finally getting its moment in the spotlight. From kimchi to sriracha sauce, famous chefs are incorporating Asian flavors and ingredients into... Read more

  • Afternoon rush hour traffic heads out of  town Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Stronger Economy, Cheap Gas Expected to Spur Holiday Travel

    NEW YORK—A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day. An estimated 41.9 million... Read more

  • Miranda (Francesca Carpanini) listens to her father, Prospero (Sam Waterston), the master of the island, in “The Tempest.” The Public Theater Free Shakespeare in the Park production was directed by Michael Greif.  (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘The Tempest’

    NEW YORK—It’s been said that revenge is a dish best served cold, and indeed literature is full of tales of the unjustly wronged exacting vengeance... Read more

  • Doctor Faustus (Chris Noth) as he is tempted by Mephistopheles (Zach Grenier). (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Doctor Faustus’

    NEW YORK—Christopher Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus” is being offered by Classic Stage Company (CSC) in an adaptation by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader. The latter also... Read more

  • Diana Balmori, landscape architect and founder of Balmori Associates talks about her work at her firm in Soho, New York City on June 10, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Visionary Landscape and Urban Designer Diana Balmori on Working With Nature

    NEW YORK—When Diana Balmori looks at the city’s rooftops from a high vantage point she sees enormous latent potential. She sees surfaces that invite a... Read more

  • (L–R) Storyteller (Jordan Lage) relates a brush he had with the supernatural years earlier to a companion (Jason Ritter) while a card player (Jim Frangione) eavesdrops, disturbing his game with the dealer (Nate Dendy). (Ahron Foster)

    Theater Review: ‘Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien’

    NEW YORK—Since at least the time of the cave man, storytelling has held a universal attraction. We have images of people gathering around a fire... Read more

  • Jaydden Garcia (C), 8, cheers as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

    Rita Moreno Dances With Cardinal Dolan at Puerto Rico Parade

    NEW YORK—Entertainer Rita Moreno took Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan for a dancing spin Sunday in the middle of Fifth Avenue by St. Patrick’s Cathedral... Read more

  • Matthew Fiorillo, owner of the Ballard-Durand funeral home in White Plains, N.Y., plays with his dog Lulu on the funeral home's lawn on Thursday, June 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

    Funeral Homes Increasingly Using Dogs to Comfort Mourners

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Sandy Del Duca was mourning the death of her father when Lulu, a curly haired goldendoodle, came bounding down the stairs... Read more

  • Miyako Watanabe performs a traditional tea ceremony at the Gramercy Park Hotel on the Terrace Garden in Manhattan on June 4, 2015. The tradition has been in her family since 1717. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Finding Serenity in New York City

    Finding tranquility in the city that never sleeps can be no easy feat. When you do find yourself in one of those tranquil places however,... Read more

  • (L–R) Danette Holden, Jeremy Benton, Robert Creighton as the legendary James Cagney, Ellen Zolezzi and Josh Walden tapping up a storm in a musical that pays as much homage to tap as to the title’s namesake. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘Cagney’

    NEW YORK—This musical about the life of movie superstar James Cagney was a labor of love for performer Robert Creighton. He made a study of... Read more

  • Jacob Collins, artist and founder of the Grand Central Atelier in his home studio on the Upper East Side of New York City on May 19, 2015. (Benjmain Chasteen/Epoch TImes)

    Artist and Atelier Founder Jacob Collins on the Vitality of Masterful Art

    NEW YORK—Pomegranate seeds look like they had just rolled off onto the marble surface after the fruit was just cut. The knife rests on the... Read more

  • Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (Noma Dumezweni) reaches out to convicted killer Eugene de Kock (Matthew-Marsh) in an American premiere of “A Human Being Died That Night.” (Richard-Termine)

    Theater Review: ‘A Human Being Died That Night’

    BROOKLYN, N.Y.—When South African writer Nicholas Wright came across Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela’s book “A Human Being Died That Night” in a Charing Cross Road bookshop in... Read more

  • This photo provided by courtesy of the National Park Service/Wallace Keck shows a striped skunk in the City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho. (Wallace Keck/National Park Service via AP)

    Did Your Dog Get Skunked? There’s an Easy Household Remedy

    Buddy is a New York City dog, accustomed to bedtime walks around the block on a leash. But on family vacations in rural Maine, I... Read more

  • This 2015 photo provided by The New York Botanical Garden shows large-scale photographs of artist Frida Kahlo and the Casa Azul's garden in Mexico City on display at the "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, N.Y. (Robert Benson/The New York Botanical Garden via AP)

    Art Rooted in the Garden: Show Explores Kahlo From New Angle

    NEW YORK—In a sprawling, multi-disciplinary show, The New York Botanical Garden focuses on a long-overlooked side of artist Frida Kahlo: her deep connection to Mexico’s... Read more

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