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  • TF Cornerstone’s 57th Street Rental Megaproject Moves Forward With Concessions

    TF Cornerstone’s 1,189 rental unit mixed-use project was approved by the City Council’s Land Use committee Thursday, after recent neighborhood opposition at the eleventh hour. Residents... Read more

  • A stone pagoda at the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, April 22, 2014. (Seth Hirsch)

    Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    NEW YORK—The cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are in full bloom. This weekend April 26 and 27, the garden will host the 33rd... Read more

  • Adam Sobel of the Cinnamon Snail. (Allen Xie/NTD)

    Cinnamon Snail Looks for New Shell

    The Vendy-winning vegan Cinnamon Snail has until Tuesday, April 29, to meet its Kickstarter campaign goal of $82,000 to finance and build a new food... Read more

  • Timia Madix, an elementary school student tries her new glasses at the OneSight mobile vision center and optical lab in Brooklyn on Wednesday. (James Li/Epoch Times)

    120 Brooklyn Students Get Glasses After Mobile Eye Clinic Visit

    Hundreds of school children in Brooklyn were given eye care in a mobile vision center and optical lab on Wednesday. The services were provided by... Read more

  • Mary Linehan Sings Cloten's Song from "Cymbeline" at the Bryant Park celebration of 450 years of Shakespeare, Sept. 23, 2014 in New York.  (Jonathan Zhou)

    Shakespeare’s Songs Go Modern on Playwright’s 450th Birthday in Bryant Park

    “This island is full of noises, strange sounds and sweet melodies that make you feel good and don’t hurt anyone. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments... Read more

  • Students eat their lunch at Barre Town Elementary School on Sept. 3, 2013. (Toby Talbot/AP)

    NYC Council Pushes Free School Lunch, De Blasio Hesitates

    NEW YORK—City Council wants all public school children to eat lunch for free, a change that would cost the city about $24 million a year... Read more

  • Sustainable Seafood Week NYC

    Village Fishmonger NYC is producing Sustainable Seafood Week NYC, from May 6 to May 11, with a series of events, including: – Tastings with star... Read more

  • An assortment of donuts. (Courtesy of Holey Donuts!)

    Low-Fat Gourmet Holey Donuts! Coming to NYC

    Holey Donuts! is making its jump from selling online, where it has 153,000 Facebook fans, to selling retail in Greenwich Village. The buzz about these... Read more

  • The wine bar was designed by Dorothée Meilichzon. (Courtesy of Noah Fecks)

    La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels Opens

    La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels opened this week, offering more than 600 wines. It’s the first New York location of the Parisian wine bar, operated... Read more

  • Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and his brother-in-law Mark Shand (founder of the Elephant Family charity) (L) visit the elephant corridor at Vazhachal Forest Range on November 12, 2013 near Chalakudy in the Thrissur district of Kerala, India. (Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Mark Shand Dead: Brother of Duchess of Cornwall Dies After Falling in New York

    Mark Shand, the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury after falling in New York. The 62-year-old travel... Read more

  • Red Hook Lobster Pound's lobster roll. (Courtesy of Red Hook Lobster Pound)

    Red Hook Lobster Pound Opened in Manhattan

    Hankering for a lobster roll? Red Hook Lobster Pound recently opened a location in Manhattan at 16 Extra Place in the East Village. The Manhattan... Read more

  • The chess board at the newly renovated Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, April 21, 2014. The library recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    A Modern Update for the World’s First Children’s Library

    NEW YORK—Stephen Lawrence lives right across the street from the Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and has relied on it for over 40 years... Read more

  • Andrew Cuomo in the Red Room at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Corruption Commission Dissolves With Little Public Notice

    NEW YORK—Even though most New Yorkers take issue with long-standing New York state government corruption, many didn’t notice the rise and fall of Gov. Andrew... Read more

  • Gama Droiville, hit by two stray bullets in Brooklyn, was released from the Kings County Hospital Center in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, April 22, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Boy Caught in Crossfire Released From Hospital, Focused on Regaining Sight

    NEW YORK—Thirteen-year-old Gama Droiville was waiting for a bus in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, when he was shot twice in the head—caught in the crossfire of... Read more

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    #myNYPD Blows Up on Twitter as People Rail Against New York Police Department (+Photos)

    What started out as a public relations attempt on Tuesday quickly blew into people across New York City railing against the New York Police Department... Read more

  • The Union Square Greenmarket in New York on Monday. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Community Gardens a Rare Respite in New York

    NEW YORK—In many parts of the United States, finding a quiet spot to dig in the ground, plant a few seeds, and watch them grow... Read more

  • A man enjoys a break in Bryant Park on Earth Day 2010. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Earth Day Events in New York 2014

    Earth Day New York’s events are the largest green events in the country, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people each year.  Union Square  Tuesday,... Read more

  • A detail from Zephyrus and Flora, 1799, by Claude Michel, called Clodion. Terracotta. (Michael Bodycomb/Frick Collection)

    Sculptors Houdon and Clodion Reunited at the Frick Collection

    NEW YORK—When put together, the names Houdon and Clodion sounds like the handle for a Parisian hipster boy band. But you won’t find these two... Read more

  • Students answer questions in a class at Success Academy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, Oct. 29, 2013. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Inside Success Academies: A Former Teacher Tells All

    NEW YORK—Anna is a prototype of a Success Academy teacher—young, positive, attractive—exactly like about a dozen other teachers and employees from this charter school network... Read more

  • Grace Chan at the NYC Easter Parade display their creativity on 5th Avenue in New York, April 20, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    The Grand Hatters of NYC’s Easter Parade

    NEW YORK—No one knows exactly when the pompous Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue turned into the palooza of quirkiness it is today. Yet this Sunday... Read more

  • People enjoy a summer evening performance at Bryant Park in Manhattan on July 10, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    FBI Personally Contacting Thousands of Ordinary New Yorkers Targeted by ISIS Hackers

    Hackers linked to ISIS have targeted an estimated 3,000 New York residents and posted their personal information on the Internet, it was revealed on April... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade in Flushing, New York, on April 23, 2016, calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

    Parade Gives Chinese in Flushing Second Chance to Learn About Falun Gong

    NEW YORK—Swirling dragon dances, a graceful procession of women in traditional Chinese dress, and the thundering brass and drums of a marching band were highlights... Read more

  • Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, addresses a news conference in New York on May 28, 2013. A series of loosely related public corruption investigations which Bharara coordinated have spilled into public view. Targets include high-ranking New York Police Department officials, the union representing New York City jail guards, and the political fundraising activities of several people with ties to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Sprawling Corruption Case With Humble Beginnings Roils NYC

    NEW YORK—After a successful attack on corruption in New York’s state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on... Read more

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    Ambulance Crash Kills Driver and Recovering Transplant Recipient

    An ambulance crashed on a Long Island highway in Nassau County on April 20, killing the driver and a transplant recipient who had recently undergone... Read more

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    NYPD Detectives Charged With Assaulting Postal Worker Karim Baker, Who Accidentally Directed Cop-Killer

    Two NYPD detectives, 31-year-old Angelo Pampena and 29-year-old Robert Carbone, have been indicted on assault charges after allegedly beating a U.S. postal worker on Oct. 21, 2015... Read more

  • Lawrence Orsini, president and founder of Lo3 energy in front of a rooftop solar panel installation on President St. in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Courtesy of Lawrence Orsini)

    Brooklyn Microgrid World’s First Peer-to-Peer, Blockchain Energy Transaction

    NEW YORK—The future in peer-to-peer consumer energy exchange is here. The world’s first small-scale power grid, a microgrid, to use consumer blockchain transaction (think Bitcoin) has begun in... Read more

  • A bi-lingual sign at a polling station at an elementary school, is seen in the Bronx for voting in the presidential primary April 19, 2016 in New York. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Celebrities Step Out to Vote in New York Primary

    Celebrities do not only use their social media networks to plug their latest movies, products, or day’s happenings—they also document that they are exercising their... Read more

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    Hillary Clinton Appears on ‘The Breakfast Club’, Says She Carries Hot Sauce in Her Bag

    Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton appeared on The Breakfast Club, a New York City based radio show who call themselves “The World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show,” and... Read more

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    Video Shows NYPD Officer Holding Woman by Throat

    WARNING: Video contains strong language. A video posted to YouTube captures what appears to be an NYPD officer choking a woman—not once, but twice. The video,... Read more

  • F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief of Opera News, talks about cultural changes and current challenges impacting the world of opera at his office in Lincoln Center, New York, on March 21, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Demystifying the Opera

    NEW YORK—Opera may not be for everybody. It’s clearly artificial. No one would ever be fooled into thinking that it’s realistic, but the emotions have... Read more

  • Dr. Daphne Miller, author of "Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up," at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York, April 7, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Why Our Health Depends on the Soil

    Emerging science has now recognized that the universal theme of man being created from clay may not be that far from the truth. At least... Read more

  • In this photo illustration, a man smokes an E-Cigarette at the V-Revolution E-Cigarette shop in Covent Garden on August 27, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    E-cigarette Explodes, Blinds 14-Year-Old Boy in Shop

    A 14-year-old has been blinded in one eye and damaged in the the other due to an e-cigarette explosion after a Vape shop clerk in... Read more

  • The Dig Inn eatery in the Flatiron District of Manhattan on April 15, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    How Food Companies Struggle to Satisfy Our Hunger for Farm-Fresh Food

    Running a company that is committed to sustainable sourcing of local food is not easy. You cannot just pick up the phone and call one... Read more

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, hands out souvenir pens after signing into law a measure that will allow professional mixed martial arts in New York, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Behind him are UFC athletes Chris Weidman, left, and Ronda Rousey, and James Dolan, executive chairman of Madison Square Garden. New York was the last U.S. state to prohibit the bouts. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    MMA Finally Legal in NY: Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Into Law, Making the Empire State Last to Do So

    Mixed martial arts (MMA) is now officially legal in the state of New York after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Thursday in... Read more

  • Luke Sherwin, Chief Creative Officer and on of the co-founders of the mattress startup Casper, at their showroom in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan on April 1, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    How One Mattress Is Disrupting the Sleep Industry

    NEW YORK—How do you get your product noticed in a saturated market? Casper is one of the few successful startups that cut through the noise... Read more

  • Verizon workers picket in front of a company facility, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in New York. Tens of thousands of Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast walked off the job Wednesday morning after little progress in negotiations since their contract expired nearly eight months ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    About 39,000 Verizon Workers Strike Amid Contract Dispute

    NEW YORK—About 39,000 Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast walked off the job Wednesday morning after little progress in negotiations since their... Read more

  • President Barack Obama speaks at the opening Keynote during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Long Center in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW)

    New York Man Threatened to Kill Obama and Other Presidential Candidates

    A New York man was arrested on April 8 for threatening to kill President Barack Obama as well as the 2016 presidential candidates, authorities said... Read more

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    Thieves Cut Hole In Brooklyn Bank, Steal $280,000

    Thieves drilled a tunnel through the roof of a bank branch in Brooklyn, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars, police said. Employees at HSBC branch... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces a new bill with tougher penalties for texting while driving at a press conference at the Javits convention center on May 31, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Proposed Bill Would Allow New York Police to Scan Drivers’ Phones

    A New York state bill could make texting and driving as bad as drinking and driving.  State Senate Bill S6325A—also known as “Evan’s Law”—was submitted... Read more

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    Plane Crashes in Long Island Street, Pilot and Passenger Injured

    A single-engine airplane heading to upstate New York has crashed on a Long Island, N.Y., street after taking off from a nearby airport. The Federal... Read more

  • Public hearing on building moratorium in Monroe on April 4, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Monroe Moratorium Passes; Doles Abstains

    MONROE—The Town Board of Monroe at their regular meeting on April 25 voted in favor of a 90-day building moratorium to review the town’s Comprehensive... Read more

  • All-County Dance Celebration at Paramount Theatre, Middletown on April 24, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    OC Dance Community Moves to the Rhythm of Many Styles

    MIDDLETOWN—The Orange County Arts Council celebrated National Dance Week on April 24 at the Paramount Theatre with an explosion of many styles of dance. For... Read more

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    Orange County News Roundup, April 27

    Labor Day Air Show to Feature Cold War Era Jet Organizers of the New York Air Show announced on April 25 that an L-39 Cold... Read more

  • In this Friday, July 6 2012 photo, Joshua Castro, 30, of the Queens borough of New York skates at the pier 62 skatepark at the Hudson River park in New York.  Hudson River Park between Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan and 59th Street with a bike path, green spaces, playgrounds and recreation ranging from mini-golf and skateboarding to kayaking and even stand-up paddleboarding.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Skatepark Building Is Big Business

    Four bidders have emerged to build Middletown’s 13,000 square foot skatepark, and the city has allocated $400,000 for the outdoor facility. Luke Snavely from American... Read more

  • Pierson farm in Middletown on April 24, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Cornell Extension Helps Farmers Create a Positive Spin on Agriculture

    MIDDLETOWN—Most people don’t know that Orange County farmers are top producers of cabbages, onions, and pumpkins in the country. These farmers work their farms without... Read more

  • In this Friday, July 6 2012 photo, Joshua Castro, 30, of the Queens borough of New York skates at the pier 62 skatepark at the Hudson River park in New York.  Hudson River Park between Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan and 59th Street with a bike path, green spaces, playgrounds and recreation ranging from mini-golf and skateboarding to kayaking and even stand-up paddleboarding.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Middletown Plans for Skatepark

    MIDDLETOWN—DeShawn Kelly, 20, works a job to support himself and his daughter and also skateboards whenever he can. He’s been waiting a long time for... Read more

  • Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc.; Daniel “Tony” Cea, Access 23 host of “Voices of the People”; George Rogero, owner of OCshooters.com, and Raymond Bowley, another show host at Access 23 during Cea’s show in Port Jervis on April 25, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Access 23 Hosts Get Shows Back after 6 Years

    PORT JERVIS—On the wall of the studio where Daniel “Tony” Cea restarted his “Voice of the People” show April 25 is a poster titled “Years... Read more

  • The Apple Jack Downing. (Courtesy Orange County)

    Orange County Gets its Own Historical Drink

    Andrew Jackson Downing, a famous 19th century landscape designer and horticulturist who lived in Newburgh, now has a drink named after him, the first signature... Read more

  • Fourth Ward Councilman Frank Bell in 2015. (Holly Kellum)

    PJ Council Remembers Fourth Ward Councilman Frank Bell

    PORT JERVIS— Port Jervis’ April 25 Common Council meeting started with a moment of silence. On the agenda next to “Finance and Insurance” were two... Read more

  • Members of the Orange County Gospel Fellowship, Town of Goshen officials, and residents of Old Chester Road in Goshen attended a hearing on the Fellowship’s site plan during a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at Town Hall on April 19, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Goshen Church Faces Opposition to Site Plan During Hearing

    GOSHEN—Thirty six people crammed into the Town of Goshen Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting April 18 for at least the third hearing on site... Read more

  • Re-enactors of the New York Fifth Regiment during a demonstration on military uniforms during the Revolutionary War at the New Windsor Cantonment  on April 24, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: Brigade of the American Revolution’s ‘School of the Solider’

    NEW WINDSOR— The Brigade of the American Revolution, an international non-profit dedicated to recreating military life during the Revolutionary War (1775 to 1783), held its... Read more

  • (L-R) Legislator Jeffrey Berkman, Jacqueline Hesse, Legislator James Kulisek, Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus, and Legislator Matthew Turnbull (back) at the 21st annual Orange County Human Rights Commission dinner at the Fountain in Wallkill on April 21, 2016. Hesse was presented with a human rights award for her work as an English teacher at the Excelsior Academy in the Newburgh Enlarged School District. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    OC Human Rights Commission Recognizes Six People, Organizations

    WALLKILL—Four individuals and two organizations were presented with human rights awards by the Orange County Human Rights Commission on April 21 for their work in... Read more

  • The Pocatello Firehouse in the Town of Wallkilll on April 19, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Pocatello Fire District Asking to Bond $800,000 for Firehouse

    TOWN OF WALLKILL—The Pocatello Firehouse in the Town of Wallkill is asking taxpayers to approve bonding for $800,000 worth of improvements and an additional story... Read more

  • Ashlyn Overland competing in boardercross at the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) national competition in Copper Mountain, Colorado on April 7, 2016. (Vast Action Photography/USASA)

    PJ Third Grader Brings Home Medals from National Snowboard Competition

    Nine-year-old Port Jervis resident Ashlyn Overland came home with two medals from a national snowboard competition in Colorado last week, despite several falls on her... Read more

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    Events Calendar April 22-30

    Click on PDF and zoom in at the top right corner of the page... Read more

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    Seeking Faster Foreclosures on Zombie Properties, Skoufis Shames Banks

    New York State Assemblyman James Skoufis announced on April 13 a campaign to encourage financial institutions to promptly finish foreclosures on vacant properties. His “bank... Read more

  • FILE - This April 29, 2014, file photo shows an Exxon sign at a mini-mart in Dormont, Pa.  Exxon Mobil Corp. is fighting against government investigators who believe the company covered up knowledge of how fossil fuels contribute to climate change. Exxon went to state court in Texas on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, to seek to quash a subpoena issued last month by the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company says the investigation violates its constitutional rights to speak freely and to be protected from unreasonable searches and seizures.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Orange County News Roundup, April 20

    High School Senior Dies in Single Car Accident Authorities say a Minisink Valley High School senior is dead after the car he was driving flipped... Read more

  • Harriman Fountain with Goshen, N.Y.’s Main Street in the background on July 1, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Town of Goshen Water, Sewer Rates a Mixed Bag This Year

    GOSHEN—Water and sewer rates for Town of Goshen residents could be higher or lower in 2016 depending on the district. There is no change in... Read more

  • Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums with the Hudson River in the background during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

    Photo Gallery: 34th Annual West Point Military Tattoo

    WEST POINT—The 34th Annual Military Tattoo at Trophy Point was meant to be a celebration of Celtic and military heritage, according to the West Point... Read more

  • The Piranha Grill food truck located at 209 and Prospect Hill in Deerpark on April 16, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Piranha Grill Food Truck Rolls Into Deerpark

    CUDDEBACKVILLE—A new food truck has set up residence off 209 in Deerpark, and it is uost likely the only food truck in Town, said owner... Read more

  • Congressman Gibson visits a local business in New York State. (Courtesy of Jason Meath)

    Rep. Chris Gibson: Almost a Sure Bet to Run for NYS Governor in 2018

    “If I decide to run against Andrew Cuomo in 2018, I am confident that I will beat him,” Rep. Chris Gibson said when we spoke in midtown Manhattan... Read more

  • Congressman Daniel M. Donovan Jr. at a rally in support of the Zadroga Act. (Office of Rep. Daniel M. Donovan Jr.)

    US Rep. Donovan: Fighting to Restore New York’s Federal Anti-Terror Funding

    “When the planes hit the Towers on Sept. 11, we on Staten Island and Bay Ridge, living our lives just miles from ground zero, saw... Read more

  • Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on June 25, 2015. (Mike Groll/AP Photo)

    Top NY Lawmakers Defend Response to Albany’s Ethics Dilemma

    By David Klepper ALBANY, N.Y.—More than a month into their legislative session, New York state lawmakers are making little progress in tackling Albany’s corruption problem,... Read more

  • George Pataki makes a point during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. Pataki announced on Dec. 28 he is no longer in the presidential race. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Pataki Announces End to White House Bid

    By Kathleen Ronayne and Jill Colvin  BERLIN, N.H.—Former New York Gov. George Pataki said Dec. 28 that he’s ending his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential... Read more

  • Ex-Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives to the courthouse in New York, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Conviction of Ex-Speaker Sends NY Politics Into Turmoil

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh... Read more

  • Retired NYPD Captain Joe Concannon speaks during a pro-police rally and press conference outside Queens Borough Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in New York. Concannon is now the Republican candidate for city councilman from Queens. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    City Council Candidate Joe Concannon: Why Two Opponents Are Better Than One

    Republican candidate for City Councilman Joe Concannon told me in a recent interview that he has always tried to live according to the belief that... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during a campaign stop at Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center on August 18, 2015 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

    NYC Council Speaker Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    NEW YORK—New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham... Read more

  • A New York Mets and soccer fan takes a photo with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, before an interleague baseball game between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    NYC’s First Fan: A Ballgame With Mayor Bill de Blasio

    NEW YORK—He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter... Read more

  • First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray at City Hall in Manhattan on Aug. 11, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray’s Vision on Healing the City

    NEW YORK—When a distressing life event affects you so deeply and personally, you find yourself at a crossroads. You are confronted with a choice of... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference to provide an update of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC Mayor’s Office Screening Sensitive Records

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to run the most transparent administration in city history, has taken steps to have his office review any... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Trump Battles Criticism From Rivals, Former Campaign Aide

    ATLANTA— Donald Trump is showing no signs of curbing his battle with a Fox News television host, the Republican Party establishment and several presidential primary... Read more

  • US Vice President Joe Biden speaks as he introduces US President Barack Obama at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Jan. 9, 2015. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Biden for President? Allies Mulling Clinton Challenge

    WASHINGTON— Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and... Read more

  • FILE - This Aug. 8, 1988 file photo shows Mario Biaggi, second left, as he gestures to the press shortly after he announced his resignation from Congress, at his headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

    Mario Biaggi, Former Congressman From NYC, Dies at 97

    NEW YORK — Mario Biaggi, a former 19-year congressman whose career ended in disgrace after a pair of corruption convictions, has died. He was 97... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen, File)

    NY Senator Wants Airlines to Scrap Carry-On Luggage Proposal

    NEW YORK—Sen. Charles Schumer wants airlines to scrap a proposal to reduce the allowed size of carry-on luggage. He planned a news conference Sunday to... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes a question during a news conference on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. De Blasio is in Albany to make his case for renewing mayoral control of city schools, strengthening the city's rent regulations and changing a tax break for real estate developers to require more affordable housing. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Time Running Out, de Blasio Pushes for Agenda in Albany

    NEW YORK—With time running out on the state legislative session, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio again made a push for his stalled agenda... Read more

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    Mayor, Other Officials Release Public Disclosure Forms

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio has few things in common with his immediate predecessor, Michael Bloomberg—and the size of their financial disclosure forms is one... Read more

  • Independence Hall in Philadelphia saw the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the drafting of the United States Constitution. Elementary school tours may have to be cancelled if about 1.2 degrees of warming submerges the site.

    Philly Won the 2016 DNC Because New York Lacks Parking Lots, Says Mayor

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was disappointed by the DNC’s decision to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia rather... Read more

  • Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) at the Capitol in Washington on May 30, 2014. Grimm pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Why Do New Yorkers Like Electing Criminals?

    NEW YORK—After seeing State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest for allegedly taking bribes and kickbacks—and in recent history, a host of politicians being implicated by... Read more

  • Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York speaks at a press conference on Jan. 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Preet Bharara Says Sheldon Silver’s Arrest Sets a Dirty Example for Other Albany Politicians

    NEW YORK—U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara blamed the top echelon of Albany politicians for perpetuating a culture of corruption in New York politics, one that resulted... Read more

  • U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara addresses members of the media regarding State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in New York. Silver has been arrested on public corruption charges. He's accused of using his position as one of the state's most powerful politicians to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Sheldon Silver’s Arrest Highlights Outside-Income Path to Punishment for Corruption

    When talking about corruption in legislature, many would think about thick envelopes changing hands with meaningful looks. On second thought, a more down-to-earth picture would... Read more

  • The soon-to-come New York City Starbucks Roastery will be modeled after the company's first built Roastery, which was finished in December of 2014 in their hometown of Seattle, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Starbucks)

    The World’s Largest Starbucks Is Coming to New York City

    New York City’s Meatpacking District will house the world’s largest roastery for Starbucks, scheduled to open in 2018, according to an April 5 statement from... Read more

  • Is Creon a despot or honorable leader? Paul O'Brien plays the king in Seamus Heaney “The Burial at Thebes,” based on Sophocles’ s "Antigone." (Carol Rosegg)

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  • Painter Edward Minoff works in a studio in downtown New York on Feb. 18, 2016.  (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Pianist Hélène Grimaud at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York on Feb. 9, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Conductor and Music Director of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony (PACS), David Bernard rehearses Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 with the PACS orchestra at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in the Mary Cary Flagler Hall in New York, on Jan. 14, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • The performance of composer Robert Sirota's (playing piano) "Prelude and Spiritual for Mother Emanuel," during the "New Year's Eve Concert for Peace," at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York, on Dec. 31, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • This image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier as Klytemnestra, left, and soprano Nina Stemme as her daughter Elektra, during a performance of Richard Strauss's "Elektra" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera via AP)

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