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  • Frog legs in a Pernod sauce. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Unpretentious French, Frogs and All

    Scarcity is the mother of invention, non?  French cuisine, at its heart, is about peasant food, from the old stewing hen going into the cooking... Read more

  • Natalia Sonevytsky stands in front of protest-themed artwork at the Ukrainian Museum in the East Village, Manhattan, New York, March 5, 2014. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Ukrainians in New York Anxious Over Tumult at Home

    NEW YORK—For a Ukrainian of Natalia Sonevytsky’s generation, house cleaning is a weekly, more often daily routine. She hasn’t cleaned her house in two months... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio at a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in New York City, on Feb. 25, 2014. (Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images)

    Skilled Teachers Enough to Fill Pre-K, After-School Jobs

    NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio’s education expansion will create an estimated 5,500 full- and part-time jobs, as well as allow over a thousand part-time... Read more

  • University Space Priorities Working Group members Lawrence White (L), Allyson Green(2nd L), Ted Magder(C), and Laurence Maslon (R) answer questions at a panel on Tuesday at NYU Kimmel Center, March 4, 2014. (Yi Yang)

    Working Group Recommends Building at Coles Sports Center Site

    NEW YORK—An independent working group has published a report on NYU’s expansion plans. The result of 18 months’ work, the report explains why expansion is... Read more

  • Advocates for affordable housing hold signs with "Affordable Housing Not Luxury Housing" outside the Roosevelt Hotel during a landlord symposium Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (Allen Xie)

    Affordable Housing Advocates Protest Outside Landlord Symposium

    NEW YORK—Inside the plush and gilded conference room at the Roosevelt Hotel on Tuesday a group of real estate agents listen as a panel of... Read more

  • Council member Fernando Cabrera in an undated photo. (Courtesy of Council Member Fernando Cabrera)

    New York City Council 2014: Fernando Cabrera

    NEW YORK–Council member Fernando Cabrera was elected in 2010 to represent District 14. His district includes the neighborhoods of Fordham, Kingsbridge, Morris Heights, West Bronx,... Read more

  • New York City Council member Costa Constantinides. (Courtesy of Costa Constantinides)

    New York City Council 2014: Costa Constantinides

    NEW YORK–Council member Costa Constantinides was elected to the New York City Council last year. He represents District 22 that includes Astoria, and parts of... Read more

  • New York Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales announces ways to protect consumers who need immigration assistance at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House March 6, 2014. (Allen Xie)

    Perales Warns of Scams That Target Immigrants

    NEW YORK—New York Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales said scams that target immigrants were in the state’s top ten list of rip-offs that threaten... Read more

  • Miguel Portillo, seen washing a car at Jomar Car Wash in Flushing on April 26, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Car Wash Workers Win $4 Million Settlement

    Following a wage theft investigation by the New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the owners of two car wash chains in New York City... Read more

  • Housing Coalition Says More Affordable Options Needed

    A coalition of housing advocates is calling for more affordable housing for families of four making less than $41,000 a year. Member groups of the... Read more

  • Cyclists ride near Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn in this file photo. (Amal Chen/The Epoch Times)

    Capital Funding for NYC Vision Zero Plan Unlikely This Year

    NEW YORK—Funding for the city’s plan to reduce traffic deaths with 50 major street redesigns a year and meter-pausing technology for taxis is not likely... Read more

  • Cymbidium 'Valentine Rose' orchids at the 12th Annual Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary at the New York Botanical Garden on March 4, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York Botanical Garden Shows First Signs of Spring (Photos)

    An explosion of colors and shapes filled the New York Botanical Garden Tuesday. The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary made its annual entrance to herald... Read more

  • A traffic officer directs people to MTA buses used for subway shuttles on 57th street on November 1, 2012 in New York City. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

    MTA Might Have Missed Opportunity to Apply for $410 Million in Federal Grants

    A report by the New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that MTA could have applied for a federal grant allocated for city transit initiatives... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio (L) with Budget Director Dean Fuleihan after delivering his budget address at City Hall in New York, Feb. 12, 2014. (Craig Ruttle/AP)

    NYC Budget Hearings Start on Optimistic Note

    NEW YORK—Gone are the days with City Council fighting the mayor for months over crucial quality of life items that really only put a small... Read more

  • Breaking up the sumac berries. (yossy arefi/apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com)

    An Experiment in Farming Wild Sumac

    Tama Matsuoka Wong has a wild idea. Rather than choose a crop and pump it with water, fertilizers, and pesticides to make it grow, why... Read more

  • The Rev. Al Sharpton (C) walks with demonstrators during a silent march to end the stop-and-frisk program in New York, June 17, 2012. Mayor Bill de Blasio ended a court challenge Wednesday to a racial profiling law started under the previous administration. (Seth Wenig/AP)

    NYC Ends Litigation Blocking Racial Profiling Law

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday the city has dropped its litigation challenging a law aimed at preventing racial profiling. De Blasio was a sponsor... Read more

  • President of I.S. 52 Parent Association, Yuderka Valdez, holds petitions with signatures to stop the city from co-locating another school at I.S. 52, Inwood, Manhattan, New York, March 5, 2014. (Yi Yang)

    Inwood Middle School Says Co-Location Will Overcrowd

    NEW YORK—I.S. 52, a middle school in Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan, now shares space with a charter high school, but the city plans on moving another... Read more

  • Homeowners Get Flood Insurance Rate Hike Protection

    Thousands of New Yorkers facing massive flood insurance hikes might be off the hook. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3370, which... Read more

  • Commuters navigate the LIRR Jamaica Station, Queens, New York, Nov. 1, 2012. Four East River tunnels that carry LIRR trains in and out of Manhattan will be repaired with federal funds. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

    MTA Asks Obama for New Presidential Emergency Board

    In an effort to reach an agreement with Long Island Railroad labor unions over the four-year contract stalemate, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has asked... Read more

  • File photo of New York City Public Advocate Letitia “Tisch” James, Sept. 19, 2013. (Christian Watjen/Epoch Times)

    Public Advocate Careful in Departing From Administration on Co-Locations

    NEW YORK—New York City Public Advocate Letitia “Tisch” James is cautiously continuing with a lawsuit against school co-locations. The co-locations were approved near the end... Read more

  • St. Augustine Hall located on St. John's University's Queens campus. (Zeuscgp/Wikpedia Commons)

    St. John’s University Student Threatens to Smash Laptop of Trump Supporter, Punches Her in Hallway

    Strong feelings about Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency spilled over from a verbal conflict on social media to physical violence in real life. A male... 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

  • The One World Trade Center is surrounded by clouds in Lower Manhattan on April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    The One World Trade Center Didn’t Catch on Fire

    A number of New Yorkers went on social media saying the One World Trade Center in Manhattan was on fire. Per @FDNY: #WTC not, repeat... Read more

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    DMX Hospitalized After Being Found Unconscious in Hotel Parking Lot

    Rapper DMX was reportedly close to death after he collapsed to the ground and was found without a pulse in a Yonkers, New York, hotel... Read more

  • This undated photo provided by Guernsey’s auction house shows three guitars to be auctioned on together on Feb. 27, 2016, in New York. (Guernsey’s via AP)

    300 Rare and Famous Guitars Set for Auction in NYC

    About 300 guitars, including instruments associated with Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley and Eddie Van Halen, are heading to a New York City auction. Also on tap... Read more

  • A construction crane lies on a street in downtown Manhattan in New York on February 5, 2016.

    New York City Mayor Announces New Crane Regulations After Fatal Collapse

    After the collapse of a construction crane killed one person in Tribeca, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new safety regulations and fines... Read more

  • In this Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, photo, the town hall is seen in Nassau, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Driven by Power Outages and Savings, Towns Look to Microgrid

    ALBANY, N.Y. — An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic... Read more

  • West Farms Square - East Tremont Avenue station (Google Street View)

    Another Person Slashed in Face Inside NYC Subway Station

    The New York City Police Department is investigating another slashing on the subway—this time, in the Bronx. Police said that a dispute between a male... Read more

  • FILE:The Indian Point nuclear power plant on March 18, 2011 in Buchanan, New York.  (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Radioactive Material Found in Groundwater Below Indian Point

    BUCHANAN, N.Y.—A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below Indian Point nuclear power plant. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Feb. 6 that water contaminated... Read more

  • An Apple iPhone with a cracked screen after a drop test from the DropBot, a robot used to measure the sustainability of a phone to dropping, at the offices of SquareTrade in San Francisco on Aug. 26, 2015. Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Apple Now Accepting Your Banged-Up iPhone to Trade for Upgrade

    NEW YORK—Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. Until now, Apple offered credit to... Read more

  • Collapsed crane on Worth St. in Tribeca, New York, on Feb. 5, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    PHOTOS: Crane Collapses in New York, 1 Dead, Possible Gas Leak (Video)

    NEW YORK—One person died and two others were seriously injured when a crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan, smashing the roofs of parked cars as it... Read more

  • Debris and a mangled crane lie in the street in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan following a deadly collapse on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Colleen Long)

    New York City Crane Collapse Leaves One Dead, Two Seriously Injured

    NEW YORK—One person died and two others were seriously injured when a crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan, smashing the roofs of parked cars as it... Read more

  • Glassblower William Gudenrath puts enamel on a bowl with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y., on  Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered works of art.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Glass Expert Digs Into Secrets of Historic Venetian Process

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who... Read more

  • A cheeseburger and drink, served up at a Shake Shack restaurant in Chicago, Ill., on Jan. 28, 2015. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Fast-Casual Chains Succeed by Giving Us What We Want

    Annual sales at fast-casual restaurants are growing at three times the average industry rate. Why? What is the magic formula that has people flocking to... Read more

  • In this Feb. 1, 2016, photo, Eamon Weber poses for a photo stands on the patio of the Wine on Third restaurant where he works in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Across the street, behind him, is the vacant building from which speakers perched on an upper window ledge continually play the University of Iowa fight song every evening. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

    Still No Answers in Mystery of Looping Fight Song

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.—The beat goes on near the Niagara Falls bistro, Wine on Third. And on and on and on and on. What sounds like... Read more

  • Members of the Guardian Angels wait to board the B train at the 34th Street station in Manhattan and ride it up all the way through to the Bronx on Jan. 3, 2013. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    On the Beat With NYC’s Guardian Angels

    NEW YORK—Strolling through the Northwest Bronx Monday afternoon, five Guardian Angels attired in their signature red berets met with smiles and New Year’s greetings from... Read more

  • Vietnamese Beef Salad, and Feta, Cucumber, and Orzo Greek salad from Maple, a New York meal delivery service, on July 20, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Q&A: Maple CEO Caleb Merkl on Building the ‘Ideal’ Food Delivery Concept

    Maple launched its gourmet food delivery service in the Financial District less than a year ago, and in January expanded to include Midtown Manhattan. With... Read more

  • A Metro-North passenger train pulls into the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, New York on Dec. 4, 2013. (Craig Ruttle/AP)

    Metro-North Train Kills High School Student in the Bronx

    Metro-North service on the Harlem and New Haven lines was delayed during the evening rush hours on Monday after a teen boy jumped in front of... Read more

  • In this Jan. 27, 2016 photo, Rafael Panavala, an employee with Asplundh Tree Service, prunes branches off a tree in Plandome Heights, N.Y. The electric utility PSEG Long Island hires contractors like Asplundh to perform tree trimming annually on trees in an effort to prevent power outages during snowstorms and other severe weather. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    After Sandy Upgrades, Power Stays on During Blizzard

    MINEOLA, N.Y.—Electric utilities that spent billions of dollars hardening infrastructure after Superstorm Sandy hit New York and New Jersey in 2012 say those upgrades helped... Read more

  • The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter near Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012. (Tom Reynolds/Lockheed Martin)

    Official: Fighter Jets Caused Sonic Booms Along Coast

    TRENTON, N.J.—Sonic booms heard and felt along the eastern shoreline were caused by military fighter jets conducting tests, officials said. An F-35C, which has a... Read more

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    Orange County Events Calendar Feb. 13-19

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

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    Land Trust Seeks Preservation of Otisville Dairy

    The Orange County Land Trust announced on Feb. 3 that it submitted an application to permanently protect a 105-acre dairy and vegetable farm in Otisville... Read more

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    Love of Horses Unites Karen Juckas and Her Customers

    PINE BUSH—On a clear Sunday afternoon Isabel Meszaros took an Uber taxi for almost 30-miles from Cold Spring on the Hudson River to Juckas Stables... Read more

  • Aerial view of Warwick Valley ffice & Technology Corporate Park (courtesy of WarwickCorporatePark.com)

    OC Partnership Helps Bring Businesses and Jobs

    GOSHEN—Beer manufacturer Kikkerfrosch recently got final approvals from the Goshen Planning Board and is now clearing land off Route 17 to build its 100,000 square... Read more

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    Valley View Celebrates 101st Birthday of Frances Sylvester

    Valley View Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation administrator Laurence LaDue and his staff celebrated the upcoming 101st birthday of resident Frances Sylvester on Feb. 10... Read more

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    Orange County News Roundup Feb. 10

    County Sheriff’s Office a Triple Winner The County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook that the department has achieved three national accreditations, a first in the... Read more

  • A red-tailed hawk held by Ellen Kalish, director of Ravensbeard Wildlife Center during Winterfest in Wurtsboro on Feb. 6, 2016. Red-tailed hawks love open fields because they are home to mice, rats, rabbits, groundhogs and other small animals. You will not see these birds hunting in a forest. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: Birds of Prey from Ravensbeard Wildlife Center

    WURTSBORO—A demonstration of birds of prey was just one of the attractions that drew crowds during Wurtsboro’s Winterfest on Feb. 6. Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Director... Read more

  • FILE:The Indian Point nuclear power plant on March 18, 2011 in Buchanan, New York.  (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Radioactive Material Found in Groundwater Below Indian Point

    BUCHANAN, N.Y.—A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below Indian Point nuclear power plant. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Feb. 6 that water contaminated... Read more

  • An ice sculpture of a piggy bank in front of NBDC Bank during Winterfest in Wurtsboro on Feb. 6, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: Ice Sculptures at Wurtsboro’s Winterfest

    WURTSBORO—It wasn’t very wintry weather for Wurtsboro’s 2016 Winterfest, but ice statues lined Sullivan Street and Route 209 in Wurtsboro. Carvers from Stump Devils, a... Read more

  • The Underground Railroad Gateway to Freedom Monument is seen in Hart Plaza in Detroit, Thursday, June 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    OC Recognizes Black History Awareness Month

    GOSHEN—The Orange County legislature voted on Feb. 4 to recognize February as Black History Awareness month, a tradition that started in 1926 by Dr. Carter... Read more

  • The Orange County legislature on Feb. 4, 2016 at the Emergency Services building in Goshen. The legislature voted to recognize February as Black History Awareness Month.(Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Murder of Volunteer Fireman Inspires Law to Limit Underage Drinking

    GOSHEN—Orange County legislators unanimously voted on Feb. 4 to approve a social host law that would hold adults responsible for underage drinking on their property... Read more

  • A section of the Heritage Trail in Goshen on Feb. 4, 2016. The trail is 11.5 miles long and is the second most widely used park in Orange County. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    More Heritage Trail Funding Approved by County Legislature

    GOSHEN—On Feb. 4, Orange County legislators unanimously passed a resolution to finance a section of the Heritage Trail that would extend it from Middletown to... Read more

  • A screenshot on Feb. 3, 2016 of the GoFundMe page where Goshen high school student Kelly Fellenzer is raising money for a dog park in Goshen. (Screenshot GoFundMe)

    High School Student Seeks Dog Park for Goshen

    In just three days, a GoFundMe campaign has raised $850 for a dog park in Goshen’s Salesian Park. The project was started by Goshen resident... Read more

  • Betty Lou Kranz, the owner of Pretzel Princess in her kitchen in Deerpark where she makes pretzels on Jan. 29, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Deerpark’s Pretzel Princess Does Sweet Business on Valentine’s

    HUGUENOT—It’s never a bad time of year to buy chocolate-covered pretzels for someone, but the Pretzel Princess has found that Valentines Day makes a really good... Read more

  • Orange County Choppers' owner Paul Teutel rides a New York Jets-themed chopper onto the field prior to the Jets' NFL football game against the  Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Orange County News Roundup, Feb. 3

    Middletown Superintendent Joins Coalition Superintendent of the Enlarged District of Middletown Dr. Kenneth Eastwood has joined with superintendents from around the region to form the... Read more

  • DRC Celebrates New Middletown Offices

    MIDDLETOWN—Local officials, staff, and well-wishers arrived at newly renovated offices on Jan. 29 for the official opening of the Dispute Resolution Center in Middletown. The... Read more

  • A design of the front of 42 Front Street in Port Jervis, the building for a new business, Foundry 42, a furniture workshop and retail store with an event space. (Arbuckle Industries)

    Port Jervis’ Front Street to Get Another New Business: Foundry 42

    PORT JERVIS—If Cooper Boone had not waited five more minutes for his tardy real estate agent, the landscape of Port Jervis’ Front Street might have... Read more

  • Gertrude Hawk Chocolates shop at Galleria Mall in Wallkill on Jan. 29, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Local Cakes, Candy, and Cookies to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

    MIDDLETOWN—Bakeries and candy stores in Middletown and Wallkill have plenty of love to give on Valentine’s Day. Local bakeries Carmine’s and DeFillippi’s have specialty cakes... Read more

  • Aedes aegypti mosquitos in various stages of development are displayed at en exhibition on Dengue fever on January 28, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Mosquitoes Bring Another Virus to our Doorstep

    GOSHEN—Just as an Orange County resident receives supportive care after testing positive for the Zika virus, Orange County Deputy Commissioner for Health Chris Ericson said... Read more

  • King Street Walkway project in Middletown on Feb. 2, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    King Street Walkway Aims for a ‘Walkable’ Downtown

    MIDDLETOWN—Mayor Joseph DeStefano intends for his city to be clean, safe, and comfortable and the King Street Walkway will be a big step in that... 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

  • Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver speaks to members of the media in the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York.(Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

    Dark Days for Sheldon Silver and Impending Chaos for New York State Assembly

    NEW YORK—Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest for corruption throws a wrench into the Albany legislature. Democratic leaders may be vying for his position, but as... Read more

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo at a juvenile justice panel

    On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Governor Andrew Cuomo Promises End to Placing 16 and 17 Year-Olds in Prison

    NEW YORK—Criminal justice reform was the centerpiece of governor Andrew Cuomo’s inauguration speech when he was sworn in for his second term two weeks ago... 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)

    Theater Review: ‘The Burial at Thebes’

    NEW YORK—As single-minded King Creon of Thebes in ancient Greece puts it, “If you’re not with me, you’re against me.” This is a line from... Read more

  • A Starbucks logo is pictured next to a McDnald's restaurant on July 28, 2014 in Shanghai. (Johannes Elsele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Starbucks Starting Delivery on Empire State Building

    NEW YORK—Starbucks will start offering delivery within the Empire State Building Tuesday, giving office workers in the skyscraper the option of paying a $2 fee... Read more

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  • Sophia Lee at her Miss KOREA restaurant in Koreatown, Manhattan, on June 23, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Law enforcement officers walk along Route 3 on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Saranac, N.Y.  Hundreds of law enforcement personnel have begun an eighth day searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt, two killers who used power tools to cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in northern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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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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  • Tenor, Theo Lebow poses for a photo at Damrosch Park next to the Metropolitan Opera Hours in Lincoln Center, New York on May 12, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

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  • Mark Strong as Eddie Carbone and Nicola Walker as his wife Beatrice give standout performances in an exceptional cast.  (Jan Versweyveld)

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  • In this undated image released by NYC Opera Renaissance, Michael Capasso, who will lead the reborn New York City Opera, examines drawings used for sets and costumes at the 1900 premiere of Puccini's "Tosca" in Rome.  (John Farrell/NYCO Renaissance via AP)

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