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  • New York City Police Department Commissioner William Bratton (R) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference on changing arrests for marijuana possession to summonses, at New York City Police Department headquarters, Lower Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 10, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Don’t Like Being Arrested, Ticketed? Don’t Smoke Marijuana, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Says

    NEW YORK—The bottom line is marijuana is illegal. But the police will no longer push to ruin people’s lives over it, Mayor Bill de Blasio... Read more

  • Workers from BioRecoveryCorp carry equipment from the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer in New York on Oct. 24, 2014. Spencer has been successfully treated for the virus and will be released from Bellevue hospital on Tuesday morning, city officials said. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Doctor Successfully Treated for Ebola at Bellevue

    Craig Spencer, the doctor who was the first person to test positive for Ebola in New York City, has been successfully treated for the virus... Read more

  • U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel at the City Hall meeting about homeless veterans in Manhattan on Nov. 10, 2014. (Tianna Ren/Epoch Times)

    City Council Needs More Information on Homeless Veterans At Risk

    After trudging back from overseas, veterans in New York have a lot on their plate. One of which, noted New York City council members Monday,... Read more

  • New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña at a press conference at the Instituto Cervantes in Midtown Manhattan on Monday announcing new measures to help English language learning students. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Not Just Learning a Foreign Language, Fariña Emphasizes Bilingual Programs for ELL Students

    NEW YORK—Six-year-old Daniel Zheng took the stage Monday to tout his bilingual school that teaches both English and Chinese as his mother beamed in the... Read more

  • Report Lists ‘Double Dippers’ With New York Pensions

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The Empire Center reported Monday that 665 retired public workers in New York had authorization this year to “double dip” and keep collecting pensions... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the Veterans Day parade on New York’s Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, N.Y., on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have authorized state and municipal pension credits for peacetime military service. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Cuomo Vetoes Bill for Veterans’ Pension Credits

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Heading into Veterans Day, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have authorized state and municipal pension credits for peacetime military... Read more

  • Two employees work in the sleeving plant where labels are put on containers at Chobani Greek Yogurt in South Edmeston, N.Y., on Jan. 13, 2012. New York state's upstate-downstate divide is alive and well, as Tuesday's election results showed. Cuomo has tried to appeal to upstate with talk of yogurt plants, tourism, and economic development initiatives in Buffalo but the numbers show there's still significant differences when it comes to how the two areas view state government. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Election Highlights New York’s Upstate-Downstate Divide

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York’s upstate-downstate split was on full display this election year, with Republican candidates warning of meddling from New York City while attempts by... Read more

  • Belle Harbor Manor resident Robert Rosenberg, 61, who suffers from a spinal disability and has other chronic health problems, sits in his room in an assisted living facility in New York on Nov. 6, 2014. Rosenberg holds a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency asking him to pay back all the federal disaster aid he received after the storm. He is among a dozen residents of Belle Harbor Manor who have been asked to return aid money. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    NYC Adult Home Residents Asked to Repay FEMA Aid

    NEW YORK—The residents of Belle Harbor Manor spent four miserable months in emergency shelters after Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters surged through their assisted-living center on New... Read more

  • The new Fulton Center which connects nine subway lines in Lower Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 9, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Opens Fulton Center, City’s Biggest New Subway Hub in Lower Manhattan

    NEW YORK—At 5 a.m. Monday morning, the doors open to the finished Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan. Lower Manhattan is a transportation hub with every... Read more

  • President Barack Obama listens at right as US Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, where the president announced he would nominate Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    US Attorney Loretta Lynch, the New Yorker Born in Midst of the Civil Rights Movement

    President Barack Obama’s pick for Attorney General has strong ties to New York. On Saturday he nominated New York prosecutor Loretta Lynch, a day after... Read more

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    Air Pollution Linked to Children’s Attention Problems

    By Environmental Health News New York City children exposed in the womb to high levels of pollutants in vehicle exhaust had a five times higher... Read more

  • Josh Saunders (R) and Scott Hechinger (L), public defenders and co-founders of the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, in Hechinger‘s office at the Brooklyn Defender Services, Downtown Brooklyn, New York, on Nov. 5, 2014. Brooklyn Defender Services is a public defender office that offers legal and social services to the indigent. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Brooklyn Charity Fund Seeks to Help People Too Poor to Afford Bail

    NEW YORK—Public defender Josh Saunders has seen over and over again how his clients go to jail and suffer major life-altering consequences, when just $500... Read more

  • Kara Ramen. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Ramen and Natural Go Together at Hinata Ramen

    When I encountered Hinata Ramen last week, I felt a wave of hope rise in my chest. You see, ramen and I have a troubled... Read more

  • Eva Radke, founder of Film Biz Recycling, in her prop shop and drop-off center in Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York, on Oct. 30, 2014. The non-profit has reduced hundreds of tons of waste in New York City since 2008. Props, furniture, and wardrobe items donated from local film, television, and theater sets are given to charities, recycled, and sold for discount at Film Biz Recycling in Gowanus. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Social Entrepreneurs Push Business Boundaries to Create Change

    NEW YORK—Three years ago, Erin Dinan realized even one sandwich could make a difference in someone’s life. Dinan had moved to New York City after... Read more

  • County's executive chef Jon Feshan. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Exploring Fall’s Bounty With County Executive Chef Jon Feshan

    “Fall is a very tricky season, very tricky season,” Jon Feshan muses, as we walk through the Union Square Greenmarket. At first, I’m not sure... Read more

  • (L-R) John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-terrorism of the New York City Police Department (NYPD); George Venizelos, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); NYPD Commissioner William Bratton; Charles Beck, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service of London, at a press conference at the NYPD headquarters in Manhattan, on November 6, 2014. At the annual NYPD-led meeting on anti-terrorism, called Operation Sentry, both commissioners spoke of the growing threat of individuals who self-radicalize and plot attacks after viewing terrorist propaganda on the Internet. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    New York City Police Commissioner: Self-Radicalized Individuals Are Biggest Terror Threat

    NEW YORK—As terrorist organizations promote their radicalism on the Internet and inspire young people to commit heinous crimes in their own countries, the city’s police... Read more

  • Contraband smuggled by an undercover investigator into Rikers Island jail facilities is shown. During six visits to the New York City jail, the investigator was able to get a plastic bag containing 250 glassine envelopes of heroin; one plastic bag containing 24 packaged strips of suboxone; two plastic bags containing a total weight of one half-pound of marijuana, 16 ounces of vodka in a water bottle, and one razor blade past the personnel at the security entrance. (AP Photo/New York City Department of Investigation)

    Probe Finds Porous Security at NYC’s Rikers Island

    NEW YORK—New York City jail officials plan tighter screening of guards and other employees after a city investigation found they were easily able to smuggle... Read more

  • Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, during a news conference in New York on April 28, 2014. Lynch could be one of a handful of contenders being considered to replace Eric Holder when he steps down as U.S. Attorney General. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NYC Prosecutor Eyed for US Attorney General

    NEW YORK—She’s an under-the-radar contender to become the first black woman to head the Justice Department. Loretta Lynch rarely holds news conferences, does interviews, or... Read more

  • Community members hold signs, reading  "20 is Plenty," in support of New York state legislation to lower New York City speed limits to 20 mph, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York, Feb. 2, 2014. (Catherine Yang/Epoch Times)

    New York City Speed Limit Slows Down to 25 Mph

    NEW YORK—Starting Friday, the default city speed limit slows down to 25 mph. Mayor Bill de Blasio reduced the limit from 30 mph as part... Read more

  • Coney Island Chief Nurse Terry Mancher describes how Superstorm Sandy damaged the hospital on Nov. 6, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    FEMA Awards $1.6 Billion Sandy Resiliency Grant to NYC Public Hospitals

    NEW YORK—Two years ago, Coney Island Hospital Chief Nurse Terry Mancher was having dinner with nurse leaders when Superstorm Sandy struck. She immediately rushed to... Read more

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    Siblings Killed in Mysteriously Similar Hit-and-Run Crashes Years Apart

    A 54-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday, Aug. 13, just a quarter mile from where her brother was killed by... Read more

  • A taxi cab drives on a street  in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

    Taxi Driver Sits Dead in Cab for 18 Hours on Busy Manhattan Street

    A taxi driver died inside of his cab, on Aug. 8, and sat there for 18 hours before his body was discovered. Fifty-nine-year-old Mehari Bokrezion... Read more

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    Woman Fired After Being Pregnant at Wedding May Sue NYC Synagogue

    NEW YORK – A Manhattan Jewish congregation known as the oldest in the United States must face a lawsuit claiming it illegally fired an employee... Read more

  • Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrest a sex offender on Long Island, N.Y., during a 10-day operation finishing Aug. 3, 2017. (Courtesy of ICE)

    ICE Arrests 32 Sex Offenders on Long Island

    A 36-year-old Guatemalan national was one of 32 convicted sex predators arrested during a 10-day operation on Long Island, New York, by Immigration and Customs... Read more

  • Passengers wait inside a stopped C subway train in New York City after a power failure stopped multiple subway lines during the morning commute in New York, U.S., April 21, 2017. (REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo)

    New York Mayor Wants More Taxes From Rich for Crumbling Subway

    NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday proposed raising taxes for the wealthiest New Yorkers to increase funding for the city’s... Read more

  • Dunkin Donuts on February 12, 2016 in Encino, California. (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Dunkin' Donuts)

    After Dunkin’ Donuts Fails to Apologize, Police Ramp Up Boycott

    New York City cops are ramping up their boycott of Dunkin’ Donuts after the national chain failed to apologize for a clerk’s refusal to serve... Read more

  • Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis, in New York on July 27, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Love of Democracy Brings Malliotakis to Mayor’s Race

    NEW YORK—Nicole Malliotakis’s path toward becoming a state assemblywoman and then candidate for mayor of New York City began one summer day when her mother... Read more

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    Police Union Calls for Boycott of Dunkin’ Donuts after Clerk Refuses to Serve Officers

    A Dunkin’ Donuts clerk in Brooklyn refused to serve two police officers on Sunday, July 30, saying “I don’t serve cops.” The officers with the... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a press conference in New York City on Feb. 15, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Cuomo Forced to Comply With Trump Election Commission Request

    New York’s Board of Elections will provide President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity nearly all the records it is seeking, in contradiction to Governor Andrew... Read more

  • Wedding rings. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

    Utility Workers Go Out of Their Way to Rescue Pregnant Woman’s Wedding Ring

    Two utility workers helped a pregnant woman recover a wedding ring that she dropped into a subway grating in New York City. The woman was... Read more

  • The Oculus, under the One World Trade Center on March 7, 2016 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Man Falls at World Trade Center Oculus in New York: Reports

    A man was seriously injured in a fall inside the Oculus at the World Trade Center—a transit hub in Lower Manhattan—on Tuesday. It’s not clear... Read more

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    NY Couple Jump to Their Deaths

    A Manhattan couple reportedly jumped to their deaths on Friday morning, July 28. A law enforcement source told the New York Post that the note also... Read more

  • A pin showing the Anna M. Kross Center Jail on Rikers Island. (Screenshot via Google Maps)

    Rikers Island Inmate Escapee Found on Island

    An inmate who tried to escape jail on Rikers Island on July 26 was found early the next day, New York City’s Department of Corrections (DOC)... Read more

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    Train Seats May Go in NYC Subway Overhaul

    Plans for New York City’s long-overdue subway upgrades have just been announced, starting with tackling overcrowding on trains—by reducing the number of seats. Following a 30-day... Read more

  • Pei Xia Chen, the widow of New York City Police Officer Wenjian Liu, holds his picture following his funeral service at Aievoli Funeral Home in the Dyker Heights neighborhood on Jan. 4, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Liu was killed with his partner Rafael Ramos on December 20, 2014 when the two were shot by Ismaaiyl Brinsley while sitting in their patrol car. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

    Wife of Slain NYPD Officer Gives Birth to His Daughter 3 Years Later

    Almost three years after NYPD officer Wenjian Liu was shot to death while on duty in Brooklyn, New York, his wife gave birth to their... Read more

  • File Photo: Mayor of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio takes the subway on his route to City Hall, on October 24, 2014. (Photo by Rob Bennett/Office of Mayor of New York/Getty Images)

    Homeless Booted From Subway for Mayor De Blasio’s Publicity Train Ride

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took a rare ride on the New York City subway on Sunday, July 23, followed by a pack... Read more

  • Police investigate the site where four young men were found murdered in a park in Central Islip, Long Island, on April 13, 2017. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    17 MS-13 Gang Members Arrested for Brutal Slayings on Long Island

    Seventeen Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang members were charged on July 19 with a dozen murders and other violent crimes committed on Long Island. Suffolk... Read more

  • A diamondback moth genetically engineered by biotech company Oxitec and scientists at Cornell University to produce offspring that will die before they reach maturity. The moth may be released for testing in Geneva, New York, in the hopes that it will decrease the wild population of this agricultural pest. (Courtesy of Oxitec)

    USDA Approves Release of GM Moths in New York

    A precedent-setting release of genetically engineered insects could soon take place in Geneva, New York. On July 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved... Read more

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    NYPD Officers Treat Man to Shrimp and Broccoli

    When two New York Police Department officers came into a Chinese restaurant on July 17 with a man by their side, patron Edward Ip thought... Read more

  • Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners and supporters, hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Chinese Consulate in New York on July 16, 2017. The persecution, now entering its 18th year, began on July 20, 1999. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Practitioners Demand End to Eighteen Years of Persecution

    NEW YORK—On July 16, hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners from the greater New York area gathered near the Chinese Consulate in New York for a... Read more

  • Mayoral hopeful Rocky De La Fuente at the headquarters of the Epoch Media Group in New York on July 6, 2017. (Petr Svab/The Epoch Times)

    De La Fuente Offers New Yorkers Commonsense Solutions

    NEW YORK—Rocky De La Fuente, 62, said his path to running for mayor of New York City began with the theft of his Mickey Mouse... Read more

  • (L–R) Keith Phares, Jessica Tyler Wright, Linda Lavin, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Meghan Picerno in “Candide.” (Sarah Shatz)

    Theater Review: ‘Candide’

    NEW YORK—Class status, the dangers of following the herd or alternatively, standing out from them, are the major issues in “Candide,” based on Voltaire’s 1759... Read more

  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a rally for paid family leave on January 29, 2016 in New York City. The rally was attended by many union workers and included speakers Vice President Joe Biden, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY 12th District) and former model Christy Turlington. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Trump, Gov. Cuomo Discuss Tax Policy, Health Care Law Repeal

    NEW YORK—Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican President-elect Donald Trump discussed issues including tax policy and GOP plans to repeal the federal health... Read more

  • A sample ID card issued by the city. (New York City Hall via AP)

    New York Won’t Keep ID Card Applicants’ Records in Future

    NEW YORK—New York City won’t keep personal records from future applicants for its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, though a court has temporarily blocked the city... Read more

  • Pianist Dmitri Levkovich at Fort Tryon Park in New York City on Oct. 10, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Power and Sensitivity of Pianist Dmitri Levkovich

    NEW YORK—Between cups of coffee and a stroll in the park, Dmitri Levkovich practiced Chopin on his piano. Just playing a few phrases, he induced... Read more

  • OCTOBER 08:  Defiant Donald Trump supporters gather outside of Trump Towers in Manhattan October 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Man Getting Psych Evaluation After Trump Tower Incident

    NEW YORK —Authorities say a man is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after he appeared at New York’s Trump Tower claiming he’d received a phone call... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists' and National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Hall of Fame Luncheon at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Poll: Clinton Ahead of Trump in His Home State by 30 Points

    Hillary Clinton is significantly ahead of Donald Trump in his home state, a new poll shows. Clinton has a 30-point lead over Trump, 57 percent to... Read more

  • New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Bill Bratton answers questions at a press conference after speaking at the NYPD Shield Conference in New York City on Dec. 16, 2015. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    NYPD Top Cop Resigns Unexpectedly Soon, James O’Neil Takes Over

    New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced his resignation Tuesday, Aug. 2. “It’s now time for me to move on,” Bratton said via FacebookLive. Bratton mentioned... Read more

  • Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Giuliani Gives Fiery Speech at GOP Convention Calling for a Safe America

    Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani gave a fiery speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention and highlighted the theme of the... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo vetoed a bill Sept. 29 that would give counties more oversight on annexation petitions. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    2 Others Charged in Slaying of New York Governor’s Aide

    NEW YORK—Two more men have been charged with mortally wounding an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the hours before the city’s... Read more

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    Man Behind Donald Trump Tombstone Revealed to Be Brooklyn Artist

    A joint investigation of New York and federal authorities revealed the man behind the Donald Trump tombstone placed in Central Park in late March. The... Read more

  • In this April 28, 2016 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is surrounded by reporters as he leaves an event in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC Mayor Draws Scrutiny Over Developer-Funded Pet Project

    NEW YORK—During his campaign to become New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio held himself out as a champion of the average New Yorker who... Read more

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio takes a phone call on April 28, 2016, during the 14th Annual CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! event in New York after some of his aides were subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation. A failed effort by New York City's mayor and a network of allies to elect three Democratic state senators in 2014 is under criminal investigation for financial practices their lawyer calls both legal and common. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Probe of NYC Mayor Casts Harsh Light on Lax Campaign Laws

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A probe swirling around New York City’s mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation’s most lax campaign finance laws, with... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Top NY Lawmakers Defend Response to Albany’s Ethics Dilemma

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

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

    Pataki Announces End to White House Bid

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

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

    Conviction of Ex-Speaker Sends NY Politics Into Turmoil

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

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

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

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

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

    NYC Council Speaker Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

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

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and chef Sylvain Portay at the International Culinary Center. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

    ‘Sibylle’s Top French Chefs’ With Chef Sylvain Portay

    In this series, columnist Sibylle Eschapasse interviews some of France’s top chefs, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. Name:Sylvain Portay Hometown:Evian-les-Bains Age:55 Restaurant:Currently working as a... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and chef Jean-Louis Dumonet. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

    Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet’s Chocolate Mousse

    Chocolate Mousse Number Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients 285 grams chocolate (72 percent cacao)  60 grams ​salted butter  60 grams sugar  30 grams ​water  165... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse with chef Bernard LIberatore at the International Culinary Center. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

    ‘Sibylle’s Top French Chefs’ With Chef Bernard Liberatore

    In this series, columnist Sibylle Eschapasse interviews some of France’s top chefs, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. Name:Bernard Liberatore Hometown:Annecy, Haute Savoie Age:46 Restaurant:The CORE... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and chef Pierre Landet at the International Culinary Center. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

    ‘Sibylle’s Top French Chefs’ With Chef Pierre Landet

    In this series, columnist Sibylle Eschapasse interviews some of France’s top chefs, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. Name: Pierre Landet Hometown: Toulouse Age: 54 Restaurant: Felix, in Manhattan’s... Read more

  • Cafe Spice co-owner Sameer Malhotra and his wife Payal Malhotra, at the Cafe Spice manufacturing facility in New Windsor, New York, on July 25, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Cafe Spice: An Indian Family’s Spice Legacy

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y.—Three generations of Malhotras can be credited with playing an instrumental role in putting Indian food on the map in America, most recently... Read more

  • Ellen Hart with her singing staff at her diner. (Courtesy of Ellen Hart)

    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Ellen Hart From the Famed Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Always Living With Fun and Style

    This week’s style diary guest is Ellen Hart, the owner of the world famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Times Square, which will be celebrating its 30th... Read more

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

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

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

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

    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

  • (L–R) Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Gary Wilmes, and Troy Vazquez on a nearly bare set that captures the emptiness of their characters’ souls. (Gerry Goodstein)

    Theater Review: ‘Isolde’

    NEW YORK—Things that are supposedly “perfect” on the surface, be it apples, diamonds, or people’s lives, often fall apart under scrutiny and pressure. This point... Read more

  • A woman looks at the menu in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    New York City to Require Salt Warnings on Restaurant Menus

    NEW YORK—Salty fare from sandwiches to salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind warning label at chain restaurants in New York City. The city Board... Read more

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    5 Celebrity Makeup Artists’ Tips and Picks

    Makeup artists are the behind-the-scenes talents that are behind the fabulous looks of film stars, rock stars, models, and athletes.  Whether it’s for a magazine cover,... Read more

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

    Chinese Chefs Compete for Gold in Times Square Culinary Competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Koreatown’s Miss Korea BBQ Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

    When Sophia Lee opened her first restaurant in New Jersey in 2002, she had no prior experience running a food business. Neither did she have... Read more

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    New York Foodies Welcome New Pan-Asian Event

    NEW YORK—Times Square is not typically known as a culinary center, but once a year its flashy, billboard-lined streets are transformed into imperial kitchens styled after China’s most glorious historical period,... Read more

  • 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)

    As Search for 2 Killers Drags On, Rural NY Residents on Edge

    DANNEMORA, N.Y.— Residents in rural New York, unaccustomed to locking their doors, day or night, were on edge as the massive manhunt for two killers... Read more

  • DES PLAINES, IL - OCTOBER 24: In this photo illustration, customers order food from a McDonald's restaurant on October 24, 2013 in Des Plaines, Illinois. McDonald's has announced it will make changes to its low-priced Dollar Menu, which includes items like coffee, small fries, hamburgers and apple pies. The new menu, dubbed the Dollar Menu and More, will offer some higher priced options such as the grilled Onion Cheddar Burger and a McChicken sandwich. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Officials Want High-Sodium Warning on Menus

    NEW YORK—New York could become the first U.S. city to require warning labels on high-salt dishes at chain restaurants, taking campaigns to cut down on... 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

  • Richard Cameron, architectural designer and co-founder of Atelier & Co. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Jan. 19, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Affirming the Art in Architecture

    NEW YORK—When Richard Cameron shows up at a meeting with a portfolio full of handmade drawings, people are almost flabbergasted. The drawings almost take on... Read more

  • Artist Gregory Mortenson at his studio in Manhattan, New York, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Artist Gregory Mortenson Exalts the Human Spirit

    NEW YORK—A year has passed since Gregory Mortenson reached that quintessential artist’s milestone—a one-man show at a top gallery in New York City. For three... Read more

  • Pianist Dmitri Levkovich at Fort Tryon Park in New York City on Oct. 10, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Power and Sensitivity of Pianist Dmitri Levkovich

    NEW YORK—Between cups of coffee and a stroll in the park, Dmitri Levkovich practiced Chopin on his piano. Just playing a few phrases, he induced... Read more

  • Sculptor Sabin Howard, at his studio in the Bronx, New York on Sept. 13, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Sculptor Sabin Howard in Service of Something Bigger

    NEW YORK—Sabin Howard is in the throes of a monumental task. The master sculptor has to conceptualize a horrific slice of history and then translate it... Read more

  • Fernando Martin Diez-Cabeza with his unfinished painting “The Gentleman With the Red Bow Tie," at his apartment in New York on Aug. 28, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Artist Fernando Martin Diez-Cabeza Unveils ‘The Gentleman With the Red Bow Tie’

    NEW YORK—A painting is not just something to be hung on a wall once finished. It is a creative feat to be celebrated for Fernando... Read more

  • Founder and CEO of Kit, Merin Guthrie talks about her women's clothing company during her short trip to New York on Sept. 14, 2016 (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    A Game Changer in Women’s Fashion: Merin Guthrie’s Kit

    NEW YORK—Merin Guthrie flew into the city just for a hot second, but not for fashion week. The founder and CEO of Kit—a custom clothing... Read more

  • Tailor Nick Eleganza at his shop Sartoria Eleganza in Midtown Manhattan, New York, on Aug. 25, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Tailoring Is Art at Sartoria Eleganza

    NEW YORK—”Sartoria Eleganza” has a nice ring to it. In Italian, “sartoria” means tailoring and “eleganza,” elegance. Nick prefers to be called by his first... Read more

  • Artist Anthony Baus in his studio at Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, Queens, on Aug. 16, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Artist Anthony Baus Time Travels to the Source

    NEW YORK—Civilizations rise and fall over millennia, leaving ruins. Then nature takes over. Vegetation grows between scattered pieces, remnants of forgotten cultures. It’s a theme... Read more

  • Art collector and chairman of the Art Renewal Center Frederick Ross in his home on Aug. 11, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Frederick Ross on Art Collecting With Integrity

    NEW YORK—Every wall in every room, hallway, and stairwell of Frederick Ross’s home is filled with stunning and captivating paintings, one right next to another, inviting deep... Read more

  • Academic Director, Jordan Sokol and principal instructor Amaya Gurpide teach at The Florence Academy of Art-U.S. Branch in Jersey City, New Jersey, on July 14, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Florence Academy of Art Bridges Old and New in the US

    NEW YORK—He was an American artist living in Florence for 10 years. She was a Spanish artist living in New York at that same time. You... Read more

  • Artist Tony Curanaj talks about his work and art, in his studio in upstate, New York, on July 28, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Artist Tony Curanaj’s Endless Search for Virtuosity

    NEW YORK—No doubt Tony Curanaj will surprise you. Regardless of his intensity, he’s not a hit-you-over-the-head kind of artist. He communicates through his astoundingly realistic... Read more

  • Robert W. Pillsbury, President of Salmagundi Club, in library of the club in New York on July 17, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Salmagundi Club President Robert Pillsbury Steers an Artistic Legacy

    NEW YORK—”It’s no accident that I’m involved here,” says Robert W. Pillsbury with a sense of purpose and reverence. The president of the Salmagundi Club often... Read more

  • Norma Kamali-Benjamin Chasteen_35-20160707

    Fashion Icon Norma Kamali on Making Women Feel Good

    NEW YORK—Norma Kamali radiates a rare beauty, a glowing gorgeousness that can only come from the inside. Full of energy, creativity, and a balanced sense... Read more

  • Courtenay Hall, co-founder and editor-in-chief of BELLA New York magazine and special correspondent for Celebrity Page TV, in Manhattan on June 15, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    BELLA Magazine’s Courtenay Hall on Accomplishing the Seemingly Impossible

    NEW YORK—On a scale of intensity from 1 to 10, in the publishing business, launching a self-funded magazine in New York is pushing 11. Despite... Read more

  • Artist Edmond Rochat talks about his life and work in his studio at the NYK Academy in Spanish Harlem, New York, on May 31, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Artist Edmond Rochat Evokes Layered Emotions

    NEW YORK—He left a coat on a metal folding chair, in a rather empty room. Sunlight gently beamed onto the tiled floor, chair, and coat... Read more

  • Jean Shafiroff at her home in Manhattan, New York, on May 16, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Jean Shafiroff on Building a Culture of Successful Philanthropy

    NEW YORK—Having style doesn’t necessarily depend on the size of one’s budget but on the breadth of one’s mind and creativity. Likewise, enjoying the rewards... Read more

  • Pianist and composer Arsentiy Kharitonov in New York, on May 10, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Arsentiy Kharitonov, a Maverick Pianist

    NEW YORK—Having a way with tempering the passions, an especially talented musician can artfully provide that riveting catharsis we seek to experience at any concert. The... Read more

  • (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Random Acts of Kindness: New Yorkers Share Their Stories

    NEW YORK—The morning of May 20 was like any busy day in New York City: people rushing to work, lines of cars stuck in traffic,... Read more

  • Zoe Dufour with one of her sculptures in progress at the Grand Central Atelier in Queens, New York, on April 14, 2016. (Benajmin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Zoe Dufour Aims to Sculpt Empathy

    NEW YORK—When we look at a work of art we immediately enter into a relationship with the artist who made it. Even centuries later we... Read more

  • Sally Fama Cochrane paints at Grand Central Atelier in New York on April 8, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Sally Fama Cochrane on Painting Allegories of the Body

    NEW YORK—When she paints, Sally Fama Cochrane dives into the chasm between invisible and visible worlds—between the inside and the outside of the body, between... Read more

  • Beatrice Rana playing Bach's Partita No. 2 in C minor with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra on Aug. 4. (Richard Termine)

    Bach and Beethoven at Mostly Mozart

    NEW YORK—The Mostly Mozart concert on Aug. 4 may be best remembered for marking the New York debut of Beatrice Rana, but the orchestral pieces... Read more

  • Patek Philippe, World Time Minute Repeater, Reference 5531 New York 2017 Special Edition. (Patek Philippe)

    ‘The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition’ of Patek Philippe

    NEW YORK—It came and went like a shooting star. “The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition” in New York seemed to leave everyone who entered its... Read more

  • In the ballet “The Taming of the Shrew,” by choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot, Katharina (here played by Ekaterina Krysanova) meets her match Petruchio (here played by Vladislav Lantratov) and they fall in love. (Stephanie Berger)

    The Bolshoi Ballet Brings ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ to Lincoln Center

    NEW YORK—The Bolshoi Ballet, now in its 241st season, has brought one of its most acclaimed new productions, “The Taming of the Shrew,” to the... Read more

  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks during press briefing on May 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    White House Press Secretary Reads Aloud Letter From 9-Year-Old Boy to Trump, It’s Going July Viral

    On Wednesday afternoon July 26, the White House launched a new tradition—reading out loud letters from children to the president, as part of the daily... Read more

  • Artist Harvey Dinnerstein in his studio in Brooklyn, New York, on May 31, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Harvey Dinnerstein, the Artist With Thirsty Eyes

    NEW YORK—Harvey Dinnerstein waited at the bottom of the stairs of his Brooklyn brownstone, contemplating the darkness of the interior space. Since a broken washing... Read more

  • Mika and Richard Stoltzman. (Courtesy of Mika Stoltzman)

    CD Review: ‘Duo Cantando’

    “Duo Cantando” (released through the Savoy Label Group) is a new recording by the husband and wife team of Mika Stoltzman and Richard Stoltzman. Richard... Read more

  • Märt Avandi in “The Fencer,” Finland’s entry for the Oscars. (Making Movies Oy)

    Film Review: ‘The Fencer’

    Upper body strength means little in fencing. It is all about the legs. Lunging and retreating are key to the sport, or as Endel Nelis... Read more

  • (L) Bessie (Lili Taylor) has been diagnosed with leukemia and her sister Lee (Janeane Garofalo) and nephew Hank (Jack DiFalco) come to help. (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Marvin’s Room’

    NEW YORK—Being a caregiver can require much more than simply tending to another’s needs. Often, it means putting your own life on hold—for who knows... Read more

  • Carolee Carmello and Norm Lewis take over the roles of Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney Todd in the Barrow Street Theatre production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’

    NEW YORK—The current revival of the 1979 Broadway musical continues at the Barrow Street Theatre but it is a somewhat softer and at times, funnier... Read more

  • (C) Winston (Tom Sturridge), a man guilty of throughtcrime, after he is tortured by the state party Big Brother, represented by a (R) party official (Reed Birney), in the stage adaptation of George Orwell's "1984." Government surveillance is constant and all inclusive. (Julieta-Cervante)

    A World of Misinformation and Censorship

    NEW YORK—In George Orwell’s gripping novel “1984,” the most dangerous type of oppression is one not clearly defined but still capable of insidiously suffocating those... Read more

  • Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s 2014 production of the “Fairy Queen.” (Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble)

    Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble: An Opportunity for Young Singers

    When Christopher Fecteau moved to New York City in 1997, he discovered there were few opportunities for young singers to gain experience. To remedy the... Read more

  • In 1851 at the Great 
Exhibition in London, 
Queen Victoria chose 
this pendant watch at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, an act which ensured 
the reputation of the 
Patek Philippe. (Patek USA)

    Swiss Watchmaker Patek Philippe Invites New York to an Exquisite Time

    The “smart” watch industry may believe it’s getting closer to dominating how we count the hours and tell the passage of time, but Swiss watchmaker... Read more

  • Teresa Palmer and Michiel Huisman in the “Ground Hog’s Day”-esque feature, “2.22.” (Fox Studios)

    Film Review: ‘2:22’

    You know what they say about karma. Contemporary art can be pretty sinister too. Dylan Branson will face both for the sake of the woman... Read more

  • Christian Friedel in “13 Minutes.” (Bernd Schuller/Sony Pictures Classics)

    Film Review: ’13 Minutes’

    Georg Elser did not look intimidating, nor did he sound particularly formidable. Yet, that is a major reason why he came so close to changing... Read more

  • (L–R) Henry (P.J. Sosko), meets his daughter Margaret Rose (Korinne Tetlow) and his wife Georgette Thomas (Jean Lichty) after being estranged for six years, in “Traveling Lady.” (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘The Traveling Lady’

    NEW YORK—Life offers second chances, but not always those one expects, as shown in Horton Foote’s quiet 1954 play “The Traveling Lady.” Presented by La Femme... Read more

  • Irish actor Brendan Conroy appears in the one-man show “The Aran Islands,” about the inhabitants of the islands as seen by playwright John Millington Synge around the turn of the 19th century. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘The Aran Islands’

    NEW YORK—More than 10 years ago, I visited Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands off the coast of Galway, Ireland, and I can... Read more

  • British poet Siegfried Sassoon (Nicholas Carriere) in playwright Joseph Pearce’s “Death Comes for the War Poets.” (

    Theater Review: ‘Death Comes for the War Poets’

    NEW YORK—Britishers Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen were arguably the greatest war poets of World War I. Playwright Joseph Pearce has created a theater piece... Read more

  • "Abraham entertaining the Angels," 1646, by Rembrandt (1606–1669). Oil on panel, 6 3/8 inches by 8 3/8 inches, private collection. (Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    The Suspense Between Seeing and Believing

    NEW YORK—We know Rembrandt for his colossal masterpieces, for his captivating self-portraits, and for the vitality in every one of his works, big or small... Read more

  • Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva, and Fiona Gordon in "Lost in Paris." (Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva, and Fiona Gordon in "Lost in Paris." (mk2 Films)

    Film Review: ‘Lost in Paris’

    France and Canada have traditionally enjoyed close ties, but Fiona the librarian might fix that. She hails from an impossibly snowy English-speaking Canuckian burg, but... Read more

  • Alexis Light, senior manager of media relations and marketing for The Frick (front), speaks with artist Annika Connor and another guest in The Frick’s Fifth Avenue Garden during the Spring Garden Party for Fellows of The Frick Collection on June 7. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    The Triumph of Flora at The Frick

    NEW YORK—It was a beautiful start to summer as about 800 guests attended the annual Spring Garden Party for Fellows at The Frick Collection in... Read more

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