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    Stella 34 Trattoria: A Neapolitan Trattoria With Panache

    If it wasn’t for the looming sight of the Empire State building through the expansive glass windows, you’d think the Mediterranean Sea was just outside. ... Read more

  • A set of Dutch travel books about China at the booth of Charlotte du Reitz, seen at the 2013 New York Antiquarian Book Fair. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Things to do During NYC Rare Book Week, April 1–8

    NEW YORK—The New York Antiquarian Book Fair may be the best-known event during Rare Book Week, but many other events will also celebrate the printed... Read more

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    More Than 812K in NY Sign Up for Health Insurance

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—New York state health officials say more than 812,000 people have enrolled for health insurance statewide under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Monday... Read more

  • Police: LI Pedestrian Killed When Car Jumps Curb

    GREAT NECK, N.Y.— A 54-year-old Long Island man walking along a sidewalk was killed when an out-of-control vehicle jumped the curb and struck him. Adrian... Read more

  • Metro-North Delays Rise Amid Track Repairs

    NEW YORK— Train delays on Metro-North rose dramatically in the first two months of 2014 as the beleaguered railroad ramped up track repair. The New... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a rally in support of charter schools on the steps of the state Capitol in Albany, March 4. (Tim Roske/AP)

    State Legislators Bow to Cuomo on Education Budget

    NEW YORK—When the New York state budget for 2015 was released Saturday night, it became clear who holds the reins in Albany. Gov. Andrew Cuomo... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio listens to a question during a news conference at P.S. 130 in New York Feb. 25. (Seth Wenig/AP)

    Mayor’s Next Big Push: Affordable Housing

    NEW YORK—Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn... Read more

  • New Yorkers wait in traffic as they head into Manhattan from Brooklyn Nov. 1, 2012. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Could a New Toll System Solve City Gridlock?

    NEW YORK—Sam Schwartz, the man who coined the term gridlock, has been trying to get rid of it for 43 years. “Since I was a... Read more

  • New York Police Department security cameras are in place at the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum in New York on Feb. 25, 2013. One World Trade Center is on the left. Sen. Charles Schumer stood by the World Trade Center on Sunday, March 30, 2014, demanding that federal officials review security after daredevils twice sneaked to the top of the site's signature, 104-story skyscraper. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

    Schumer Calls for Federal Review of WTC Security

    NEW YORK—Sen. Charles Schumer stood by the World Trade Center Sunday, demanding that federal officials review security after thrill seekers twice sneaked to the top... Read more

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    Salud Serves a Fresh Spin on the Basics

    Salud features vibrant takes on Mexican and American standards featuring organic ingredients, produce by the bushel, and a smattering of meat.  Given the owners’ Mexican... Read more

  • Riders board a New York City subway train. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Final State Budget Lowers MTA Funds Diversion

    The contested $40 million diversion of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operating funds was lowered to $30 million in the final state budget. Transportation advocates and... Read more

  • Report: Unpaid Tolls Rose on No-cash NYC Bridge

    NEW YORK— A published report finds that the amount of uncollected tolls on a New York bridge skyrocketed after electronic E-ZPass systems replaced all cash... Read more

  • Long Island Teen Sues High School Over Slashing

    FREEPORT, N.Y.— A teenager who says another student slashed her in the face at their Long Island high school is suing the school system. She... Read more

  • Man Plunges From 4th Floor Amid NYC Fire; 13 Hurt

    NEW YORK— Firefighters say a blaze in a Brooklyn apartment building has injured 13 people, including a man who apparently plunged to the ground from... Read more

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    After Sandy, Feds Mull Plan for Artificial Islands

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — A string of artificial islands off the coast of New Jersey and New York could blunt the impact of storm surges... Read more

  • Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a press conference announcing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new Superstorm Sandy recovery leadership team in New York, March 29, 2014. (L-R) Daniel Zarrilli, director of new Office of Recovery and Resiliency; Amy Peterson, director of Housing Recovery Office, Bill Goldstein, senior advisor for Recovery, Resiliency, and Infrastructure. (Courtesy of Mayor Bill de Blasio's office)

    NYC Mayor Names New Sandy Recovery Leadership Team

    NEW YORK—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named the top three of his administration’s Superstorm Sandy recovery leaders on Saturday. Bill Goldstein, Amy Peterson,... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Las Vegas. Several possible GOP presidential candidates gathered in Las Vegas as Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire casino magnate, looks for a new favorite to help on the 2016 race for the White House. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Walker, Christie Court GOP Donors in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS—Two of the nation’s highest-profile Republican governors on Saturday called for more aggressive leadership on America’s challenges abroad, emphasizing their support for Israel as... Read more

  • Gavin Kaysen to Leave Café Boulud This Summer

    Daniel Boulud announced yesterday that after seven years at Café Boulud, executive chef Gavin Kaysen will leave in early summer to open his first restaurant,... Read more

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    Pergola Debuts Brunch With Mani’s and Mimosas

    Pergola is kicking off brunch service Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., with a traditional Arabic breakfast to share for $35. On the menu are... Read more

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    Great Wines to Pair With Great Steak

    One of the defining moments in oenophile history was the Judgment of Paris in 1976. Eleven experienced judges undertook a blind tasting in Paris, in... Read more

  • Specialist Matthew Cheslock, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as traders return from the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Slumping Energy Sector Leads a Broad Sell-Off in US Stocks

    NEW YORK—The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece’s debt crisis and a surge in the... Read more

  • In this Oct. 30, 2014 photo, passengers line up to pass through security before boarding flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Anonymous Threats Against Airliners Prompt Plane Searches

    NEW YORK—Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners, possibly from the same source, caused a scare on Monday involving four international flights at airports in New... Read more

  • In this Monday, May 11, 2015 photograph, Shane Godshall, of the American Littoral Society, holds a horseshoe crab in the Reeds Beach section of Middle Township, N.J. A mainstay for shorebirds, migrating horseshoe crabs affect the numbers of shorebirds returning to the Delaware Bay region. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Saved From Sandy: Shorebird Efforts Are Declared a Success

    MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J.—A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of... Read more

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    The Valley of Missed Opportunity

     WINDSOR, N.Y.—Marian’s Pizza Shack sits 10 miles north of the Pennsylvania line, an invisible boundary that separates this small business from economic opportunity. After 23 years in... Read more

  • In a May 15, 2015 photo, inmates occupy the common area of cell block C at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Ind. Jesus Cares at Exit 0 Director Paul Stensrud feels that collaboration between service providers and law officers is key to aid in solving problems. (AP Photo/News and Tribune, Tyler Stewart)

    Study: Local Lockups Can Be More Pricey to Run Than Thought

    NEW YORK —€” It turns out running a jail can be even more expensive than previously thought. A study released Thursday examining what it actually... Read more

  • Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal during the evening rush hour in New York City on May 19, 2010. (Tama/Getty Images)

    Suspicious Package Found at NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

    NEW YORK—Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found on the lower level of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal and have closed the area to... Read more

  • A hotline counselor takes calls in the office of the Mental Health Association of New York City on May 21, 2015.

    NY Addictions Hotline Now Offers Help Via Text Message

    NEW YORK—For someone about to relapse into drug addiction or a bad gambling habit, the moment between temptation and giving in is exactly when intervention... Read more

  • Passengers leave the Staten Island Ferry terminal January 15, 2010 in New York. The five mile journey takes about 25 minutes each way and the ferry is free of charge. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Finally, Bill de Blasio Returns to Staten Island

    NEW YORK—Since Mayor Bill de Blasio’s last official public event on Staten Island, to see if a groundhog spotted its shadow, he has traveled to... Read more

  • Eric Robinson, center, demonstrates City Pulse at One World Observatory, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New York. The interactive ring of high-definition monitors allows guests to view landmarks and neighborhoods that they view from above. The observatory atop the 104-story One World Trade Center opens to the public on May 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Atop One World Trade Center, High-Tech Views of Bustling NYC

    NEW YORK—From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, it really does seem as if you can “see forever.” Those two words... Read more

  • Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, R-Smithtown, walks in the Senate Chamber during session at the Capitol on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY State Assembly Votes to Strengthen NYC Rent Control Rules

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York state Assembly has voted to strengthen New York City’s longstanding rent stabilization rules when the law governing the regulations expires this... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks about income inequality during a visit to Drake University, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    De Blasio’s Plan for Public Housing Includes Private Leases

    NEW YORK—A plan to tackle “the worst financial crisis” in the history of the New York City Housing Authority includes leasing unused land in housing... Read more

  • In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, talks with Assemblyman Herman Farrell Jr., D-New York, chairman of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, before a joint legislative budget hearing on local government in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    NY Assembly Votes to Extend NYC’s Local Control of Schools

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Mayor Bill de Blasio’s control of New York City’s public schools would be renewed for another three years under legislation approved Monday by the... Read more

  • An empty building is viewed in Manhattan on January 25, 2012 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NY Regulators Say 11 Lenders to Monitor Vacant Properties

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York regulators said Monday that 11 lenders have agreed to monitor and maintain vacant properties in an effort to protect them and combat... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners march in the World Falun Dafa Day parade along 42nd Street in New York, n May 15, 2015, celebrating 23 years since the practice was first spread in public in China in 1992 and also bringing awareness to the persecution that is still happening today in China. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Spanning Manhattan, Parade Brings Message of Peace

    NEW YORK—Walking down 42nd Street from the United Nations on the east side to the Chinese Consulate on the west side a colorful parade of... Read more

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    West Point Names Barracks for Black Graduate Who Was Shunned

    WEST POINT, N.Y.—Benjamin O. Davis Jr. entered West Point in 1932 as its only black cadet and spent the next four years shunned. He roomed... Read more

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    These 7 New York Companies Are Using Their Business as a Force of Good

    Getting listed as one of the world’s best sustainable companies, or a B Corporation, requires passing a rigorous assessment of how the company impacts people,... Read more

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    Uber Alternative That Offers $10 Flat Rate Going After B2B Market in NYC

    Black-taxi company Gett is expanding to B2B services in New York City, the company announced Thursday morning. Customers can now access a corporate version of... Read more

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    Practitioners From All Over the World Take Part in Falun Dafa Conference

    NEW YORK—Over 8,000 practitioners of the traditional Chinese spiritual discipline Falun Gong met on Thursday in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. They gave talks about their experiences... Read more

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    Deadly Amtrak Accident Didn’t Have to Happen

    WASHINGTON—The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn’t have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought... Read more

  • DA: Men Stole 9 NYC Houses, Then Rented or Sold Them

    NEW YORK—Two Long Island men are accused of stealing nine houses in New York City and renting them out or selling them.  Brooklyn District Attorney... Read more

  • Judi Whittaker

    The Valley of Missed Opportunity

     WINDSOR, N.Y.—Marian’s Pizza Shack sits 10 miles north of the Pennsylvania line, an invisible boundary that separates this small business from economic opportunity. After 23 years in... Read more

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    Jobs Make Orange County Go ‘Round

    Orange County is planning to win the best jobs possible for its residents, especially its high school and college graduates. Jobs are key to the... Read more

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    Orange County Honors Vets

    The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season. Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus asks residents to celebrate by remembering the fallen. “Memorial Day is... Read more

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    The Artful Hospital

    MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.—It isn’t often that one would look forward to visiting a hospital. But once you’ve been to the Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), you... Read more

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    Once Pristine Wawayanda Lake Struggles to Live Again

    Wawayanda Town Supervisor John Razzano cares about his community, especially when there are problems in his own backyard. He lives in the neighborhood that borders... Read more

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    Deerpark’s PR Dream: a K-9 Named Buca

    Officer Robert Pratti knows how special it is to have a family pet that is also a working police dog. When he goes on regular... Read more

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    County Authorizes Funding to Study Kiryas Joel Annexation

    At its May 7 meeting, the Orange County Legislature approved $200,000 to study the annexation of parts of Monroe into Kiryas Joel. Orange County’s analysis... Read more

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    Orange County Lawmakers Enact Rocky’s Law

    Animal abuse legislation proposed by county legislator Mike Anagnostakis was enacted into law at the May 7 legislative session. Known as Rocky’s Law, the law... Read more

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    West Point Names Barracks for Black Graduate Who Was Shunned

    WEST POINT, N.Y.—Benjamin O. Davis Jr. entered West Point in 1932 as its only black cadet and spent the next four years shunned. He roomed... Read more

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    Along the Heritage Trail on a Warm Spring Day

    People were out on the Goshen section of the Heritage Trail last Tuesday enjoying the breezy Spring day. A steady stream of walkers, joggers, and... Read more

  • Funds for Housing, Public Improvement, and More From OCD

    Here in Orange County, the Office of Community Development provides a host of services for our partner agencies and Orange County residents. Some of our... Read more

  • Co-owner and exhibition curator at the Up Front Arts Gallery on May 2, 2015 in the town of Port Jervis, NY.

    Port Jervis Art Gallery a Hub for 50 Artists

    The building that is now home to the Up Front Exhibition Space in Port Jervis was on the verge of being condemned in 2007. But when... Read more

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    Close Encounters of the Black Bear Kind

    Doc Bayne has had his fair share of black bear encounters. Black bears (Ursus americanus) that roam around in Orange County are the mostly vegetarian... Read more

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    Goshen’s Orange County Distillery—Old School, Really New

    The way that the Orange County Distillery got started sounds like an indie film script about two friends who, on a fateful Christmas Eve, were... Read more

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    Catskills Forester: Clear-Cut Beats High-Grade

    Ryan Trapani’s first introduction to forestry was a housing development in New Paltz that didn’t happen. “I used to pick berries there all the time... Read more

  • Surrounded by community members and staff, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, center, speaks during a news conference in the Bronx in New York, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NYC Mayor Picks Karen Hinton as His New Press Secretary

    NEW YORK—€”€”After a three-month search, Mayor Bill de Blasio has hired a new press secretary—€”and she has ties to his frequent political rival, Gov. Andrew... Read more

  • A Maryland state trooper stands guard near a CVS pharmacy that was destroyed in Baltimore during rioting, on April 28, 2015. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    US To Decide Soon On Whether To Investigate Baltimore Police

    WASHINGTON— Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she’ll decide soon whether the Justice Department will undertake a civil rights investigation into the Baltimore police department. Lynch... Read more

  • People walk in the Senate lobby at the Capitol, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New York Senate Leader Surrenders to Face Corruption Charges

    NEW YORK—The leader of the New York Senate has surrendered to face charges including extortion and soliciting bribes amid a federal investigation into the awarding... Read more

  • former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University, in Washington. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

    Trade Deal Poses Dilemma for Clinton in Democratic Primary

    WASHINGTON—On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the “gold standard” in efforts to... Read more

  • FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, participates in a charter school rally outside the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. With the new state budget in Democrat-dominated New York approved this week, the state’s top Republican declared victory on many of his group’s priorities - no tax increases, curbed spending, support for businesses, and protecting state aid for suburban schools. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    NY Senate leader Vows to Cooperate with Prosecutors

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York State Senate Leader Dean Skelos said Thursday he will cooperate with authorities following a published report that prosecutors and the FBI are... Read more

  • Activist Susan Weber speaks during a meeting of the New York State Board of Elections on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Commissioners Andrew Spano, left, and Douglas Kellner listen. The Board of Elections has split along party lines on closing the so-called "LLC loophole" in campaign finance rules, leaving it intact. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY Board Split on Campaign Rule; ‘LLC Loophole’ Intact

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York’s Board of Elections split Thursday along party lines on closing the so-called LLC loophole in campaign finance rules, leaving it intact. Democratic... Read more

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    NY Gov. Cuomo’s Tax Return Shows $377,000 for Memoir

     ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently published memoir pushed his income up to more than $550,000 last year, according to the Democratic governor’s tax... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R), and NYPD police commissioner Bill Bratton during a New York Police Academy graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York, on Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    New York City Council Wants to Add Police, Create Bail Fund

    NEW YORK—The New York City Council on Tuesday called for hiring 1,000 more police officers, creating a bail fund for low-level offenses, and resurfacing damaged... Read more

  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Center for American Progress March 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. Clinton joined a panel in discussing challenges facing urban centers in the United States.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Ready to Run, Clinton to Announce 2016 Bid on Sunday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff... Read more

  • Melissa Mark-Viverito in New York on Jan. 8, 2015. (Official NYC Council Photo/William Alatriste)

    NYC Council Speaker Takes First Steps onto Bigger Stages

    NEW YORK—She was little known outside her City Council district a mere 15 months ago, but New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has briskly... Read more

  • Supporters of public education rally on the Great Western Staircase at the Capitol in Albany on Thursday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY Budget Talks Wear on Over Minimum Wage, School Funding

    ALBANY, N.Y. —Minimum wage increases, spending on schools, and a requirement that lawmakers disclose their legal clients hang in the balance as New York lawmakers... Read more

  • FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses a new conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan will be at the center of Ghani’s visit to Washington, yet America’s exit from the war remains tightly hinged to the abilities of the Afghan forces that face a tough fight against insurgents this spring.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)

    US Pullout From Afghanistan Hinged To Developing Forces

    WASHINGTON— The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan will headline Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Washington, yet America’s exit from the war remains... Read more

  • Melinda Gates, left, Chelsea Clinton, center, and Hillary Rodham Clinton participate in the "No Celings: The Full Participation Project," in New York, Monday, March 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Clinton Ignores Email Controversy in Speech at Women’s Event

    NEW YORK—Hillary Rodham Clinton steered clear Monday of a controversy involving her use of a private email account at the State Department, bringing attention instead... Read more

  • Director of National Intelligence James Clapper waits for a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill February 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Accuses China of Expanding Its Outposts in South China Sea

    WASHINGTON—The director of national intelligence for the United States says China is expanding and accelerating its buildup of outposts in the South China Sea. James... Read more

  • New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is surrounded by media as he leaves a federal courthouse in New York, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Silver, 70, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. A magistrate judge in federal court in Manhattan later released the lawmaker on $200,000 bail. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted on 3 Charges

    NEW YORK—Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was indicted Thursday on three charges after his arrest last month in a federal bribery case... 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

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell speaks in Miami Nov. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

    Supreme Court’s New Health Law Case Cuts Both Ways

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court is taking another look at President Barack Obama’s health care law, and this time it’s not just the White House that should... 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

  • This Tuesday, May 26, 2015 photo shows Olive Garden's new chicken parmigiana, foreground, and meatball breadstick sandwiches, in New York. The sandwiches don't arrive until June 1, but Olive Garden already has a follow-up act planned with "breadstick crostini" in August. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Olive Garden: At Least 1 More Breadstick Creation on the Way

    NEW YORK—Olive Garden isn’t finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks. The Italian restaurant chain said earlier this month it would introduce “breadstick... Read more

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    Nutrition Trends 2015

    We have been scouring the headlines to bring you some of the top nutrition trends for 2015. Some of them are new, while some are... Read more

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    Uber Delivers Food in NYC, Chicago in 10 Minutes, but With a Few Hitches

    This week Uber’s food delivery service, UberEATS, is expanding to Chicago and New York City, after pilot programs in Los Angeles and Barcelona were hailed... Read more

  • Bacon and Beer Classic at Safeco Field. (Joshua Lewis)

    Around Town: WHIN & DINE, Bacon Beer, Taste of the Nation

    WHIN & DINE Join “#WHIN & DINE” in celebrating Washington Heights and Inwood’s dining week–Upper Manhattan’s very own take on Restaurant Week. More than two dozen restaurants... Read more

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    Food Bar by Otarian Offers First Burger and Wrap Bar in NYC

    Food Bar by Otarian will be bringing New Yorkers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food options, including a customized burger and wrap bar, the first of its... Read more

  • A Season for Sushi

    As it turns out, there is a season for everything under the sun, and that includes fish. But unlike farm-raised animals, wild fish are constantly... Read more

  • Young diners in Taiwan. (Recipes and photography from THE FOOD OF TAIWAN by Cathy Erway. Copyright © 2015 by Cathy Erway. Photographs by Pete Lee, 2015. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.)

    Review: ‘The Food of Taiwan’ by Cathy Erway (+ Recipes)

     Books about the cuisine of Taiwan, in English, rarely come by. That alone would make Cathy Erway’s new book, “The Food of Taiwan,” worth exploring... Read more

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    Weighing In on Vegetables

    Back in the day when cookbook author and New York Times columnist Martha Rose Shulman was looking for a publisher for her vegetarian cookbook, she... Read more

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    CiCi’s Food Paradise: Shirataki Fried Rice—Full Flavor With Half the Calories? 

    While browsing chef Mie Okuda’s cookbook “Thinking of You,” I found an interesting recipe for Shirataki Fried Rice. It is supposed to taste like fried... Read more

  • Anthony Bourdain, in a file photo, is set to open a much-anticipated food market in New York City in 2016. (Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival)

    Anthony Bourdain’s NYC Market to Open in 2016, Location Announcement Coming

    Bourdain Market, a project fronted by food celebrity Anthony Bourdain, will open in New York City in early 2016. Bourdain’s business partner Stephen Werther said... Read more

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    Grazin’ on Delectable Burgers, Straight From the Farm

    The Hudson Valley has become the New York region’s epicenter of the farm-to-table notion, at the forefront of the craft food movement. In Hudson township,... Read more

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    Recipe: El Pote’s Carrillera de Cerdo

    If you don’t already, it’s time to get to know Carrillera de Cerdo, or pork cheeks. This cut, which has been mostly flying under the... Read more

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    Marcus Samuelsson Brings Streetbird Rotisserie to Harlem

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson has recently opened Streetbird Rotisserie, with dishes reflecting influences from his life, from Ethiopia to Sweden. The signature dish is, of course,... Read more

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    Around Town: Lao New Year, Smorgasburg, and Sake

    Smorgasburg Returns Coachella is to music as Smorgasburg is to food. The food extravaganza came out of hibernation from its winter Crown Heights hideout with an impressive lineup... Read more

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    Tacos and Tequila: Mexicue Kitchen & Bar Opening April 16 in NoMad

    Food truck turned brick-and-mortar Mexicue Kitchen & Bar will debut its third location just north of Madison Square Park on April 16. Combining two of America’s favorite comfort foods, Mexicue... Read more

  • LOLO's menu. (Courtesy of LOLO)

    LOLO Will Make Your Wildest Juice Dreams a Reality at New Chelsea Market Location

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  • Neapolitan Express opening April 8. (Rowena Tsai)

    First Pizzeria Opens on Wall Street: Neapolitan Express

    Neapolitan Express outgrew its food truck roots and opened its second fast-casual brick-and-mortar location on Wall Street this Tuesday. The pizzeria will be open around the clock... Read more

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    El Original Tex-Mex

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  • Journeyman Black Walnut Manhattan. (Courtesy of Billet & Bellows)

    Cocktail Recipe: Journeyman Black Walnut Manhattan

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  • Around Town: Food Book Fair, Cookie Love, and a Bloody Mary Festival

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    Beloved New York Philanthropist Joan Davidson, a Champion of the Illustrated Book

    NEW YORK—Books neatly stacked on a long table, a chest of drawers, on the floor, or standing in formation on a wooden bench hold an expectant presence in the... Read more

  • Rosie’s Theater Kids perform their annual Passing It On Spring Gala on April 28, 2014. (Rosalie O’Connor/RTKids)

    Rosie’s Theater Kids a Springboard to Opportunity

    NEW YORK—A schoolgirl wearing a T-shirt with “I ‘heart’ You More than my Selfie” printed across her torso gave a big smile—eyes bright, rosy cheeks... Read more

  • Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal with her father Bill Fischer, founder of the Fischer Travel Enterprises, inside the Petite Salon at the new Baccarat Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on April 15, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Dream Makers: Fischer Travel Thrives on Delivering the Impossible

    NEW YORK—There are some things that money can buy and some things that it can’t, and then there’s the thrill of being able to deliver... Read more

  • Ivan Chermayeff, founding partner of the Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv brand design firm, talks about his life and work at the firm’s office space in Manhattan on April 2, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/EpochTimes)

    Graphic Arts Pioneer Ivan Chermayeff on Work as Play

    NEW YORK—When work is play and play is work, there’s no reason to stop working. “There’s no possibility of even thinking of a better job,”... Read more

  • Six-time Tony Award winning Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane talks about his work in his office of Stewart F. Lane Productions, Inc. and Stellar Productions International, Inc. in Midtown, New York City on March 10, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Stewart F. Lane Is ‘Mr. Broadway!’

    NEW YORK—He greeted with a big, welcoming smile. Without missing a beat he said, “Let me show you around.” On the walls of his office... Read more

  • Award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, at her Futuro Media Group office in Harlem, Manhattan, on Feb. 24, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Trailblazer Journalist Maria Hinojosa Talks Inclusion

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  • Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia describes how he designs his jewelry using the Golden Ratio in his atelier in Midtown Manhattan on Jan. 30. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Multifaceted Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

    NEW YORK—Every stride he takes into his jewelry salon and atelier imbues a sense of certainty, dignity, and purpose. He pauses briefly in front of... Read more

  • Andrew Yang, CEO of Venture for America, outside his office in Manhattan on Nov. 24. Venture for America is a fellowship program for recent college graduates to learn how to excel in startup companies and then progress as successful entrepreneurs. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Andrew Yang, on Avoiding the Golden Handcuffs

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  • Wellington Z. Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, in his office in Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 18, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Wellington Z. Chen, a Social Architect Who Hopes to Revive Chinatown

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  • Michael Wildes, managing partner at WILDES & WEINBERG, PC, at his office in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 23, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Michael Wildes, on Continuing a Legacy

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  • The entrance at Sachi. (Courtesy of Sachi)

    Sachi: From Airy to Earthy

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  • Alex Nsengimana, a Rwandan genocide survivor at Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, New York on Sept. 18, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Alex Nsengimana, a Rwandan Genocide Survivor on the Meaning of Life

    NEW YORK—Alex Nsengimana’s mother died from HIV/AIDS when he was 4. For the next two years, his grandmother and his uncle were his world. They... Read more

  • Agostino von Hassell, a military historian and president of The Repton Group, at his office in Manhattan on Sept. 4. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Agostino von Hassell, on Making History Interesting

    NEW YORK—Agostino von Hassell grew up listening to the chatter of old Prussian nobility, friends of his grandfathers’, a group of individuals who once conspired... Read more

  • The 9/11 memorial museum director, Alice Greenwald in front of the North Pool at the memorial on  Aug. 19, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Alice Greenwald, Director, Reflects on the 9/11 Museum Effect

    NEW YORK—There’s the survivors’ staircase. A remnant of the Vesey Street stairs that hundreds used to escape infamy on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001... Read more

  • Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco the Director of the Juvenile Justice Project in her office in Manhattan on Aug. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, Director of Juvenile Justice Project on Protecting Children

    NEW YORK—For 23 hours a day, and for more than 300 days, there was nothing. There was nothing except the screams from nearby cells. The... Read more

  • Marla Mossman, a photographer and artist who traveled along the Silk Road countries to document vanishing cultures, at her home in Manhattan on Aug. 15. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Marla Mossman, on Documenting Disappearing Cultures

    NEW YORK—The car came to a halt; there was a roadblock in the mountains of Kabul, Afghanistan. A woman had just been captured. Her translator... Read more

  • Kate Shin, real estate developer and owner of Waterfall Mansion. (Courtesy of Mark Roskams)

    This Is New York: Kate Shin, Owner of the Elite Waterfall Mansion, on the Life of a Place

    NEW YORK—The light from Waterfall Mansion seeped through its leaf-patterned, steel gate, scattering shadows of leaves on the concrete sidewalk. Faint sounds of laughter and... Read more

  • Scott Pilgrim, a computer science student at Brooklyn College, in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, New York, on Aug. 5, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Scott Pilgrim, on Making the Effort for Introspection

    NEW YORK—It would be easy for Scott Pilgrim to watch Netflix, and avoid thinking about his problems. The social awkwardness with roots in childhood insecurities,... Read more

  • Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma, Executive Director of the Children’s Orchestra Society, poses at the Queens Botanical Garden, in Flushing, New York City, on July 22, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: The Untold Story of Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma, Violin Prodigy and Medical Doctor

    NEW YORK—Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma is so dedicated to the Children’s Orchestra Society that when she went into labor, the natural thing for her to do... Read more

  • Roger Quan, also known as Rogue, at his magic shop in Elmhurst, Queens, on July 15. Rogue has performed his tricks on “America’s Got Talent.” (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Magician Rogue Overcomes Insecurities on ‘America’s Got Talent’

    NEW YORK—On a recent episode of “America’s Got Talent,” Rogue, a lanky, Asian male, politely asked former Spice Girl Melanie Brown to shoot him in... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘Gemma Bovery’

    Gustave Flaubert was an exacting writer who often spent days perfecting a handful of lines, making him a fitting literary idol for a fussbudget like... Read more

  • People walk by the Strand Bookstore on April 2, 2012 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Independent Booksellers Continue to Add New Stores

    NEW YORK—The independent bookseller community continues to expand, through new stores opening and old stores adding new locations. Core membership of the American Booksellers Association... Read more

  • The World’s Fair train show at the Queen’s Botanical Garden on May 25, 2015 presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society, Inc. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    World’s Fair Replica in Queens Evokes Childhood Memories

    NEW YORK—It was a blast from the past for New York seniors who went to the World’s Fair 50 years ago to see a miniature... Read more

  • (L–R) Actors Zachary-Fine, Paul-L-Coffey, Noah-Brody, and Andy Grotelueschen double as musicians in the Fiasco Theater Company’s rendition of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona." (Gerry Goodstein)

    Theater Review: ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’

    NEW YORK—”The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is one of William Shakespeare’s earliest plays, and it shows. The piece lacks much of the texture, depth, and... Read more

  • The Passport to Taiwan festival in Union Square, Manhattan, in May 2014. (Courtesy of Passport to Taiwan)

    New York Festival Season Begins With a Passport to Taiwan

    Thousands will gather on May 24 for the annual Passport to Taiwan event at Union Square. It’s an event that not only features installation art... Read more

  • NTD Television producer and host Hyesoo Yoon in Chelsea, Manhattan, N.Y., on May 8, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    How This Korean Entertainment Host Is Changing the Way We View Celebrities

    NEW YORK—Hyesoo Yoon is an entertainment television producer and host who refuses to cover gossip or scandals. No inside scoops on startling affairs; no big... Read more

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    House Tours Let Communities Strut, Bond, Fundraise

    Across the country, spring is the season for house tours, a chance for the house-proud to strut their stuff, and for communities to bond, celebrate... Read more

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    Beloved New York Philanthropist Joan Davidson, a Champion of the Illustrated Book

    NEW YORK—Books neatly stacked on a long table, a chest of drawers, on the floor, or standing in formation on a wooden bench hold an expectant presence in the... Read more

  • Joe O'Grady, piano student of John O'Grady, founder of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. (Courtesy of Julie Jordan)

    New York Concerti Sinfonietta Focuses on Ireland

    NEW YORK—A dazzling array of superb, award-winning musicians was on display at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on May 3, as the New York Concerti... Read more

  • Ken Taylor

    Film Review: ‘Our Man in Tehran': The Unredacted True Story of ‘Argo’

    The word “diplomatic” is often used as an adjective for cautious and noncommittal. That hardly describes Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor’s term of service in post-Revolutionary... Read more

  • The Bard (Christian Borle)  revered as something akin to a rock star, is surrounded by his adoring fans (the cast), in “Something Rotten!.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Something Rotten!’

    NEW YORK— When it comes to show business, the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the rollicking Broadway musical comedy “Something... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘The Connection’

    In the dark days of 1970s, way before Giuliani, three men essentially waged a two-front war on the so-called French Connection. Eddie Egan and Sonny... Read more

  • (L–R) Sawyer Nunes, Alex Dreier, Laura Michelle Kelly, Aidan Gemme, Matthew Morrison, Christopher Paul Richards in “Finding Neverland.” (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘Finding Neverland’

    NEW YORK—”Finding Neverland” promises more than it delivers, in spite of a number of gifted folk who participate. Perhaps the style of the production is... Read more

  • Rosie’s Theater Kids perform their annual Passing It On Spring Gala on April 28, 2014. (Rosalie O’Connor/RTKids)

    Rosie’s Theater Kids a Springboard to Opportunity

    NEW YORK—A schoolgirl wearing a T-shirt with “I ‘heart’ You More than my Selfie” printed across her torso gave a big smile—eyes bright, rosy cheeks... Read more

  • Preparing for the wedding: the bride (Sierra Boggess), her mother (Tyne Daly), her older sister (Lisa Howard), her mother-in-law to be (Harriet Harris) and her maid of honor (Montego Glover) in “It Shoulda Been You.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘It Shoulda Been You’

    NEW YORK—In a way, this new hilarious musical is a takeoff on the old “Abie’s Irish Rose”—in reverse. We’ve got a Jewish bride about to... Read more

  • Rihanna arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Rihanna in Queen’s Garb Shuts Down Met Gala Carpet

    NEW YORK — Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn’t know how to make an entrance. On a night when big stars were a... Read more

  • Guests at Harlem's 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Gala at Ristorante Settepani in Harlem, New York, on May 2, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Party Harlem Style

    If anyone knows how to have fun it’s Harlemites. And they find unlimited excuses to have some. That’s how a simple get-together to watch the... Read more

  • Ana Dahl Torp in "1001 Grams." (BulBul Film AS)

    Film Review: ‘1001 Grams’

    Drug dealers will tell you the weight of kilos can vary quite considerably. Scientists also suspect this is true, but they must prove it with... Read more

  • Designs from Yves Saint Laurent, left, Lawrence Xu, center,  and John Galliano, right, on display during the press preview for the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass,"  Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Met Show Uses Film, Fashion to Explore East-West Interplay

    NEW YORK — Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn’t mean it has always represented it fully or accurately — far from... Read more

  • Daffodil Hill at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, N.Y., on April 24, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    A Real Life Narnia’s Closet: New York Botanical Garden

    NEW YORK— It just so happened that Nathaniel Lord Britton, a taxonomist, visited the Royal Botanic Gardens in London during his honeymoon in 1888, and... Read more

  • Silhouettes of two businessmen standing by the window

    Bad News for US Developers: A Lucrative Flow of Chinese Money is About to Slow Down

    NEW YORK—The United States EB-5 investor visa has become the fastest, most popular way for China’s elite—including officials who desire a backdoor out of China—to... Read more

  • Architect Joe Eisner in his family’s Tribeca loft on April 8, 2015. Eisner designed and oversaw the loft conversion in the former industrial building in 2004. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    How an Architect Beautified His Industrial Tribeca Loft, Furniture and All

    NEW YORK—Architect Joe Eisner’s ultramodern three-bedroom loft in Tribeca is spacious and luxurious, yet highly industrial. Media units made of Scandinavian plywood, finished concrete floors,... Read more

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    Buying an Upper East Side Co-op Without a Green Card

    NEW YORK—Investment banker Douglas Allison left England in late 2012 to help his company start a new project in the United States. Being young and... Read more

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    NoMad Shops Feel Rental Squeeze as Popular Neighborhoods Spill Over

    NEW YORK—A high-end Persian carpet store is about to lose its space near Fifth Avenue in NoMad after 35 years, and its owners still don’t... Read more

  • Jerome Audureau closes the gate for his bakery, Once Upon a Tart for the last time after 23 years in SoHo, Manhattan, on Aug. 23, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    New York’s Disappearing Restaurants

    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... Read more

  • Sothebys Real Estate

    How a Top-Grossing Manhattan Real Estate Agent Balances Family and the Changing Market

    NEW YORK—Barbara Anderson Terry is one of Sotheby’s International Realty’s highest grossing agents. She works out of the East Side Manhattan Brokerage and specializes in... Read more

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    Canal Side Development Reshaping Gowanus

    NEW YORK—The scrappy, industrial landscape along the Gowanus Canal is undergoing major changes. Large projects by big name developers are changing the aesthetics along the... Read more

  • Mary-Kate Olsen attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit celebrating "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" on Monday May 6, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row to Open Flagship in Manhattan

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion label, The Row, will open a flagship store on the Upper East Side by the end of this year. The... Read more

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    StreetEasy: March is the Best Time to List Your Home in NYC

    NEW YORK—March is the optimum month to list homes for sale in New York City, according to a StreetEasy analysis. Historically spring has been the... Read more

  • The Gowanus Canal from the Carroll Street Bridge. (Laura Cooksey/Epoch Times)

    Gowanus: A Destination Neighborhood Undergoing Rapid Transformation

    NEW YORK—Nestled between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens—two of Brooklyn’s most established, mature brownstone neighborhoods—Gowanus is a destination neighborhood in the middle of an economic... Read more

  • The High Line disappears into luxury high-rise apartment buildings in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The last stretch of the elevated walkway opens to the public Sunday, Sept. 21. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    What to Know About your Next NYC Rental

    Last month in Part 1 of this series I outlined the considerable costs associated with getting in the door of a NYC rental. Moving costs... Read more

  • Abington House

    Think Coffee to Open New Location Near Hudson Yards

    NEW YORK—A new luxury rental tower, Abington House at the Highline in West Chelsea is getting its first retailer sometime in the next couple of... Read more

  • The Brooklyn borough of New York is shown in this April 20, 2010, aerial photo. The Manhattan skyline is in the distance. Mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious plan is to build or preserve 200,000 affordable units of housing over the next 10 years for lower-income New Yorkers, a staggering number that would house a population bigger than cities such as Atlanta or Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    What to Know About Your Next NYC Rental

    You may be surprised to learn that about 70 percent of all NYC residents rent rather than own, the exact opposite ratio of just about... Read more

  • RXR Realty CEO and Vice-Chairman of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Scott Rechler, Attorney General of New York State Eric Schneiderman, and Wharton & Garrison LLP Partner Meredith Kane at the 119th Annual REBNY Banquet in New York on Jan. 15, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    NYC’s Real Estate Players Network at 119th Annual REBNY Banquet

    NEW YORK—Around 2,300 of the city’s most prominent real estate industry movers and shakers attended the 119th Annual REBNY Cocktail Party and Banquet on Thursday,... Read more

  • A Manhattan view from the Empire State Building in New York on July 1, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Blogger Nikolai Fedak on Saying Yes to New Development

    New York is a city full of skyscrapers, landmarks, over 300 neighborhoods, varied landscapes, experimental architecture, and iconic buildings. Each has its own set of... Read more

  • Manhattan views from the 27-foot-6-inch x 25-foot-7-inch great room, in the penthouse on the 33rd floor of 325 LEX . (Credit: Evan Joseph)

    Lexington Avenue Penthouse Asking $8.5 Million

    NEW YORK—The penthouse at the top of 325 LEX in Midtown has 1,136 square feet of private outdoor terrace, views of the Empire State Building... Read more

  • A rendering of the game room at The Charles, a luxury condominium tower made up of entirely full floor and multifloor residences on the Upper East Side. The game room is being designed to attract children and adults of all ages. (Williams New York)

    Attracting Families With Amenities Aimed at the Youngest Tenants

    NEW YORK—Children’s playrooms have become an increasingly popular amenity with developers over the last decade. Hundreds of new buildings have them, and for some families... Read more

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

    Luxury Market Sales Expand More Than Overall NYC Market in Q4 2014

    NEW YORK—The strength of the condominium market and higher closing prices in the luxury segment drove up the average sales prices in Manhattan in the... Read more

  • Greenwich Village in New York, May 3. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Culture’s Role in the Rise and Fall of New York Neighborhoods

    New York City was already polarized by the time I returned in the late 1970s. The polar extremes back then were represented in popular culture... Read more

  • A four bedroom, four bathroom, full floor residence at The Charles at 1355 First Avenue, between 72nd AND 73rd streets, on the Upper East Side. Asking prices for the five remaining full-floor homes in the 31-story building start at $6,583,500. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Full-Floor Residences Only: Upper East Side’s the Charles Sets Luxury Development Trend

    NEW YORK—Gracious four-bedroom, four-bathroom residences with opulent living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, exquisite finishes and hardware, and panoramic city views are among the hallmarks of elegance... Read more

  • Gilbert Drogheo

    Questions Raised Over Slaying by Retired Guard in NYC Subway

    NEW YORK—At the height of the evening rush in Brooklyn, Gilbert Drogheo took a subway ride that he didn’t survive. Drogheo, a 32-year-old electrician’s apprentice... Read more

  • Clean-up continues at the scene where three buildings collapsed and killed two men in the East Village last week on April 1, 2015 in New York City. The fire and subsequent collapse at 121 Second Ave. is believed to have been caused by a gas pipe having been 'inappropriately accessed'. While life has mostly gotten back to normal in the East Village neighborhood, one of Manhattan's oldest and most historic areas, the area was severely shaken by the fire and deaths. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Mom, 3 Kids Die in Overnight House Fire in Upstate New York

    VESTAL, N.Y.—Authorities say a mother and three children have died in an overnight house fire in upstate New York. Vestal Assistant Fire Chief Bill Stout... Read more

  • Rapper Lionel Pickens's car riddled with bullets in Queens, New York, on May 17, 2015. (Ben Hedges/Epoch Times)

    NYC Rapper Chinx Killed in Early Morning Shooting

    NEW YORK — A New York rapper who was part of French Montana’s Coke Boys group is dead after an early morning shooting. Police say... Read more

  • n officer directs traffic for the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. (Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

    NYPD Officer Shooting Suspect Faces Attempted Murder Charges

    NEW YORK—A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head will be arraigned Sunday on charges including two counts of... Read more

  • A man enters the Bronx Boulevard Men's Shelter in the Bronx, New York, Friday, May 1, 2015.  Ana Charle was killed after leaving her job for the day as director at the homeless shelter for men. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Shelter Director’s Slaying Fuels Debate on Homeless in NYC

    NEW YORK—It was bad enough that Ana Charle was killed after leaving her job for the day as director at a homeless shelter for men... Read more

  • An officer directs traffic for the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on Dec. 27, 2014 in New York City. (Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

    Not Guilty Plea for Man Charged in Shooting Over Pulled Hair

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.—A Long Island man charged with shooting and wounding the grandfather of a boy he believed pulled his daughter’s hair on a school... Read more

  • People stage a rally at the place where Eric Garner was killed by an NYPD officer on Staten Island on Aug. 23, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Congressman Drafts Bill Making Police Chokeholds a Crime

    NEW YORK—A New York congressman, citing last year’s videotaped death of Eric Garner in a police chokehold, announced Monday that he’s sponsoring a bill that... Read more

  • Emergency vehicles surround a SkyWest Airlines plane, operating as United Express, that made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. A SkyWest spokeswoman said one passenger aboard Flight 5622, lost consciousness and the pilots rapidly descended "out of an abundance of caution." (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Mystery Not Solved as to Why Passengers Passed on out SkyWest Flight

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.—It is still a mystery why three passengers lost consciousness on a SkyWest airlines flight from Chicago to Connecticut on Wednesday, causing the plane to sharply descend... Read more

  • In this courtroom sketch, defendant Haroon Aswat, center, sits next to his attorney Peter Quijano, left, while Assistant US Attorney Ian McGinley, right, speaks during Aswat's guilty plea sentencing in federal court, Monday, March 30, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

    New York Man Who Plotted to Join Terror Group Gets 25 Years

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.—A suburban New York man who was thwarted in his attempt to fly to Yemen to join a Middle Eastern terrorist group and... Read more

  • 080306-M-0438D-002 NEW YORK (March 6, 2008) An improvised explosive device blasted the entrance to the U.S. Armed Forces Career Center, a joint-service recruiting station located in Times Square at approximately 3:45 a.m. The blast caused no injuries; however, glass in the office's front door and window was shattered by the explosion, and the door's metal frame was bent. One of the busiest recruiting stations in the nation, the recruiting office is singularly located on a triangular island in the center of the iconic Manhattan intersection and has been the site of periodic anti-war protests. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karim Delgado (Released)

    $115,000 Reward Offered in Unsolved ’08 Times Square Bombing

    NEW YORK—Several persons of interest have been identified and are being pursued in the unsolved 2008 bombing at the Times Square military recruitment station, federal... Read more

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    Feds: No Civil Rights Charges in NY Football Player Shooting

    NEW YORK— No federal civil rights charges will be brought in the 2010 shooting death of a college football player by a suburban New York... Read more

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    US Citizen Brought From Pakistan to NYC Faces Terror Charges

    NEW YORK—A U.S. citizen who authorities saID traveled from Canada to Pakistan to train with al-Qaeda in order to carry out jihad has been arrested... Read more

  • U.S. Marshals stand outside U.S. Federal Court in Brooklyn during the arraignment on terrorism charges of two Queens women, identified as 28-year-old Noelle Velentzas and 31-year-old Asia Siddiqui, as well as American citizen and accused Al Queda member Muhanad Mahmoud al Farekh, 29, April 2, 2015 in New York City. (Victor J. Blue/Getty Images)

    Two Queens Women Arrested for ISIS Bomb Plot, Says FBI

    Two Queens women were arrested for planning to detonate a bomb in the New York City area, according to a statement by FBI. The FBI arrested... Read more

  • Peter "Thomas" Senese. (Facebook)

    NYC Man Accused of Scamming Families of Abducted Children

    NEW YORK—A nonprofit director who said he could help desperate parents recover children illegally taken from the United States during custody disputes was arrested Tuesday... Read more

  • Firefighters on scene in the East Village on March 26, 2015, after a fiery building collapse. About 250 firefighter dealt with the explosion that caused a dozen injuries and the adjacent building to collapse. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    East Village Building at Center of Explosion Has a Shady History

    The East Village building that was the center of a major fire last week had a history of improper gas work, The Associated Press has... Read more

  • As firefighters walk along East Seventh Street, a pile is rubble is seen Sunday March 29, 2015 at the site of an apparent gas explosion that took place three days earlier in the East Village neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

    NYC Explosion Victim Is Officially Identified

    NEW YORK—The New York City mayor’s office says one of the two bodies recovered after a building collapse has been officially identified. Mayor Bill de... Read more

  • A fire official stands at the window of a building adjacent to the site of a building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Police: 2nd Body Found 3 Days After NYC Blast

    NEW YORK—Emergency workers found a second body Sunday in the mass of rubble left behind by an apparent gas explosion three days earlier in Manhattan’s... Read more

  • A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick)

    Utility Found ‘Hazardous Situation’ Months Before NYC Blast

    NEW YORK—More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan’s East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line... Read more

  • Police investigate the crash scene between a truck and a car carrying four people in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, March 20, 2015. The car, driving the wrong way and carrying three off-duty officers with the Linden, N.J. police department, crashed into the truck, killing one officer and another person and leaving two other officers critically injured, officials said. The truck driver was treated for injuries that weren't considered to be life-threatening. (AP Photo/Staten Island Advance, Irving Silverstein)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Officer Behind Wheel in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Had DUI in ’13

    TRENTON, N.J. — Officials say an off-duty New Jersey police officer behind the wheel of a car involved in a New York City wrong-way crash... Read more

  • Linden, N.J. police department cars are parked near the emergency room exit of the Staten Island University Medical Center, March 20, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Off-Duty Officer Posted Booze Photo Before Fatal Accident

    LINDEN, N.J.—Police are investigating whether alcohol use explains how a car carrying three off-duty New Jersey police officers from a visit to a strip club... Read more