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  • Lighting design expert Marc Brickman, on top of the Empire State Building on Dec. 18, 2013. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Marc Brickman, on Lighting Up the City

    NEW YORK—Even iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building must keep up with the times, and that is precisely Marc Brickman’s job.  For decades Brickman... Read more

  • Nick Bonavita (L) and Nick Russomanno of Landmark Signs install the final crystal panel above Times Square, New York, Dec. 27, 2013. (Nicholas Zifcak/Epoch Times)

    A New Crystal for a New Year

    NEW YORK—The Times Square Alliance and Waterford Crystal unveiled the new panels of the Waterford Crystal Ball that will drop for the New Year countdown... Read more

  • Pedestrians pass a bicycle available as part of the Citi Bike sharing program Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in New York. Authorities say those people using New York City's new bike-sharing program have logged more than a million miles in less than a month. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Pedal a Citi Bike to Power the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in NYC (and Get a Free Day Pass Too!)

    NEW YORK—The New Year’s Ball drop in New York City is going green. People can power up the world famous New Year’s Eve ball drop... Read more

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall on Feb. 11, 2013.

    Crime Lower in NYC on Bloomberg’s Watch

    NEW YORK—Stopping at a South Jamaica probation center Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke of his success in bringing the incarceration rate in the city to... Read more

  • New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez announced that he sent a letter to the FTC regarding the Target data breach in front of a Target store in Newport, Jersey City, December 26, 2013 (Yi Yang).

    NJ Senator Urges FTC to Hold Target Accountable for Data Breach

    NEW YORK—Many Americans spent the week before Christmas anxiously checking their bank accounts when it was revealed that the retail giant Target had become embroiled... Read more

  • Sunlight shines on the World Trade Center New York City skyline Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    New Year’s Day 2014: 7 Awesome Things to Do in New York City

    New Year’s day is a time to try new things and break out of your stale New York City routines. Go bird watching, jump into... Read more

  • People crowd at an entry to the AMC Loews movie theater on 34th Street in Manhattan Wednesday. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    For Many, Movies Are Tradition on Christmas Day

    NEW YORK—As one enters the AMC Loews cinema in Midtown Manhattan on 34th Street, one wonders if the old adage about celebrating Christmas Day with... Read more

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) holds a gift mug with “#1 Grandpa” written on it at a firehouse in Queens on Dec. 25. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Bloomberg Thanks Those Working on Christmas

    NEW YORK—Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent Christmas morning visiting firefighters and police officers in Queens. Donning a green Christmas sweater with a red turtleneck underneath, the... Read more

  • Police Officer Revives 1-Year-Old

    NEW YORK—Ana Moreno was babysitting a 1-year-old boy early in the afternoon Sunday when she realized something was wrong. “He’s not breathing, he’s not breathing!”... Read more

  • (L-R) Firefighter Daniel Glover, Citymeals-on-Wheels Executive Director Beth Shapiro, firefighters Bryan Norton and Abel Gonzalez on Dec. 24. (Allen Xie)

    Firefighters Deliver Holiday Meals to New York’s Elderly

    For the elderly in New York who are unable to make their own dinners or even venture outside of the house, a warm holiday meal... Read more

  • Chiara de Blasio speaks about her struggle with clinical depression, drugs, and alcohol in a video made public on Tuesday. (Screen shot of video/Transition NYC)

    Chiara de Blasio Unveils Her Struggle With Depression, Drugs, Alcohol

    NEW YORK—In a video made public on Christmas Eve, Chiara de Blasio unveiled her struggle with clinical depression and substance abuse. Wearing tunnel earrings, a... Read more

  • Revelers dressed as Santa Claus enter the 14th street subway station during the annual SantaCon bar crawl event on December 14, 2013 in New York City. The SantaCon annual event occurs worldwide in more than 300 cities in 44 countries. In New York some community groups have established a 'Santa Free' zone that urges bars not to serve alcoholic beverages to people participating in order to dissuade incidents of public vomiting and urination in the streets. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

    NYC: Yes, Subway Trains, Buses Run on Christmas Day

    The Subway is open and trains run on Wednesday, Christmas Day. However, according to the MTA, the trains, buses, and Staten Island Railway operate on... Read more

  • Katarina Hybenova, founder of Bushwick Daily. (Courtesy of Katarina Hybenova)

    How a Lawyer Unexpectedly Turned Her Brooklyn Blog into a Career Path

    From lawyer to art blogger, 30-year-old Katarina Hybenova never imagined such a change of course when she moved to New York from Czech Republic. In... Read more

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    Roosevelt Field Mall: Rumored Shooting at Long Island Mall Was Just a Shoplifting Mishap

    A number of people said shots were fired at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, located on Long Island in New York, on Tuesday... Read more

  • As the mayor of New York City for 12 years, Michael Bloomberg used hard data to drive policymaking, especially when it came to New Yorkers’ health. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    How a Data-Driven Mayor Saved Lives Using Numbers

    NEW YORK—As the mayor of New York City for 12 years, Michael Bloomberg used hard data to drive policymaking, especially when it came to New... Read more

  • De Blasio’s Development to Focus on the Neediest

    NEW YORK—Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio created a new post, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, on Monday tasked with changing how the city aids... Read more

  • Senator Proposes Tougher Laws for Drivers With Suspended Licenses

    NEW YORK—Northern Boulevard in Queens has been a death trap for children this year. On Friday, 8-year-old Noshat Nahian was walking to his school, PS... Read more

  • Bloomberg Opens Pedestrian Plaza on Times Square

    NEW YORK—Albert Einstein once said, “For an idea that does not at first seem insane, there is no hope.” This is what the idea to... Read more

  • Legendary 1010WINS reporter Stan Brooks at his office in City Hall in New York City on June 6. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Stan Brooks, CBS News 1010 Wins Correspondent, Dead at 86

    Stan Brooks, a longtime CBS 1010 Wins correspondent in New York City, has died. He was 86. “Stan Brooks is a 1010 WINS original…literally,” reads... Read more

  • Hot dogs from Dogmatic, a healthy hot dog restaurant that recently opened in the West Village. (Courtesy of Dogmatic)

    Healthy Dogmatic Dogs in West Village

    NEW YORK—Dogmatic is changing the unhealthy reputation of hot dogs in their just-opened West Village location. The company moved from its Union Square restaurant location... 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

  • The New York City skyline is viewed  in New York City on Oct. 19, 2009. New York's average sea level rise in the past 23 years is higher than the global average. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Sea Levels Rising Rapidly Around World, NY at Highest Risk in US

    Over the past 23 years, most places in the world have experienced rising sea levels, according to Josh Willis, project scientist for NASA’s Jason-3 Mission,... Read more

  • A helicopter searches for the body of a woman who jumped into the East River during the early hours of Aug. 30, 2015. (Courtesy of Seth Hirsch)

    Woman Jumped to Her Death In East River Saturday Night

    NEW YORK—A woman was reportedly yelling before she flung herself into the East River around midnight on Saturday night.  She was standing at the edge of... Read more

  • This photo provided by KEYT-TV shows an oily substance that washed onto the beach at Summerland, Calif., south of Santa Barbara on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (John Palminteri/KEYT-TV via AP)

    Oily Spill Closes Popular Beach at New York’s Lake George

    LAKE GEORGE, N.Y.—A popular beach at New York’s Lake George is closed after an oily substance was spilled into the water. The Post-Star of Glens... Read more

  • Waste water continues to stream out of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colo., on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Frustration is mounting throughout the Four Corners region among officials and residents who say the EPA has moved too slowly and hasn't been forthcoming about the dangers of the spill. (Geoff Liesik/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBO (REV-SHARE)

    EPA, Colorado Officials Knew Gold King Mine Could Blow Out

    In documents of an internal government investigation into the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill in Colorado, released Wednesday, Aug. 26, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... Read more

  • William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in a Nov. 7, 2014 file photo. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)

    NY Fed’s Dudley Currently Less Inclined to Hike in September

    WASHINGTON—The head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank said Wednesday, Aug. 26, that he’s less inclined to support a Fed rate hike in September... Read more

  • An injured person is carried on a stretcher to an ambulance at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in New York.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Gas Explosion at New York City High School Injures 3 People

    NEW YORK—City officials were trying to figure out if a gas explosion that damaged a school and injured three construction workers would alter plans for... Read more

  • Singer Olivia Harris, aka Olivia K, at the EcoFest in Times Square, New York, on Aug. 16, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    EcoFest Reminds Busy New Yorkers of Bigger Picture

    NEW YORK—For your typical, highly aware New Yorker, green living is already par for the course. You recycle, look for organic groceries, conserve power, and possibly even compost... Read more

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    Brooklyn Homeowner Tackles the Difficult Path to Solar

    NEW YORK—Michael O’Malley’s Ditmas Park Victorian home is loaded with old world character and charm, humble décor mixed with antique treasures. Built in the early 1900s,... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during a news conference to provide an update of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak, in New York on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Ten people have died and 101 have been sickened amid the largest outbreak of Legionnaires, disease in New York City's history. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    New York City’s Mayor Fighting Bad Ol’ Days Perception

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio is having a really bad summer, unable to shake a media-driven perception that the Big Apple’s crime-and-vagrant-filled days are returning... Read more

  • Celina Alvarez, 51, works at Jugueria de regreso al Eden, her shop in the Queens, New York, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has rolled to victory in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don’t pay the legal minimum now and probably won’t pay the new, higher wages either. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

    Push for Higher Minimum Wage Ignites Worry About Enforcement

    NEW YORK—As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles, and New... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 photo, a boat enters Lock 4 of the Erie Canal in Waterford, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    After 190 Years, NY’s Erie Canal a Relic With a Hefty Cost

    ALBANY, N.Y.— The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with... Read more

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    Meet the Man Who Walked Every Street in New York

    William Helmreich spent four years walking every block in New York City. Helmreich, 69, a sociology professor at the City University of New York, said... Read more

  • Darren Miller, 49, who has been homeless for six years, across the street from the Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York, on July 27, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Thousands of Homeless Sleep on NYC Streets, Here’s Why They Don’t Have To

    NEW YORK—Darren Miller, 49, and homeless, kept track of the years by noting how many World Cups passed. It was startling when he realized that... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York Mayor Calls for Support of Climate Action

    In a statement Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio called on leaders across the nation to join him in supporting the federal government’s Clean... Read more

  • Colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Legionella pneumophila bacteria. (Janice Haney Carr/CDC/Public Domain)

    Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in South Bronx Raises Water Quality Questions: What You Need to Know

    UPDATE on Aug. 3: In the Bronx,  81 people have been infected with Legionnaires’ Disease, 64 were hospitalized, 28 were treated and discharged, 7 have... Read more

  • Commuters queue to board a bus during a 24-hour strike by Lisbon's subway workers, in Lisbon, Portugal, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The strike was against pay cuts and the public company's possible privatisation. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    NYC Health Department Investigates Legionnaire’s Outbreak

    NEW YORK—The New York City Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in the South Bronx. The department said Wednesday that 31... Read more

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    Ain’t Misbehavin’? Broadway Audience Faux Pas Get Spotlight

    NEW YORK—Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway: Marimba ringtones! Rat-a-tat texting! The shaming “shhhhh!” Years of tension over audience behavior hit... Read more

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    Driver Pleads Not Guilty in NY Crash That Killed 4

    CUTCHOGUE, N.Y.—A driver whose pickup truck slammed into a limousine on Long Island, killing four young women, is being held on $500,000 bail after pleading... Read more

  • Members of the U.S. women's World Cup championship soccer team ride on a float during a ticker-tape parade honoring the team, as seen from 150 Broadway, in New York, Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    NYC Celebrates Women’s World Cup Winners With Parade

    NEW YORK — Fresh off its World Cup championship, the U.S. women’s soccer team got a hero’s welcome on Friday with a ticker-tape parade in... Read more

  • The Geico Skytypers flying in formation with smoke trailing behind them at the New York Air Show on Aug. 30, 2015 at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: The New York Air Show

    NEW WINDSOR—The New York Air Show brought thousands of people to Stewart International Airport over the weekend to watch a lineup of aerobatic pilots, parachuters from... Read more

  • The symbol of Goshen Strong made after a car accident that killed three Goshen teen and injured one other and their driving instructor at an intersection in Warwick in July 14, 2015.

    Goshen Strong Picnic Brings Community Together

    GOSHEN—It was somber event that brought 1,400 plus people to the heart of Goshen on Saturday for a sunny and festive gathering. The Goshen Strong community... Read more

  • People view static aircraft at the New York Airshow at Stewart International Airport on August 29, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    The Right Stuff Headlines New York Airshow at Stewart

    NEW WINDSOR—The New York Airshow at Stewart International Airport brought thousands on Aug. 20 and 30 to see America’s flyboys do their stuff. Air Force... Read more

  • Entrance to the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Goshen on Aug. 31, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    County Sheriff Investigates Voters Prior to Official Challenge

    GOSHEN—Residents on Galley Hill Road were questioned by an Orange County sheriff’s officer and another individual on August 24, three days before an official challenge... Read more

  • (L-R) Members of the West Point Jump Team Pace Murray, Joshua Petrovik, and Jordan Komm at the New York Airshow at Stewart International Airport on August 29, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    West Point Parachute Team Opens New York Airshow

    NEW WINDSOR–The West Point Jump Team wowed the crowd at the New York Airshow on Aug. 29 and 30 with a parachute jump bringing the... Read more

  • (L-R) The Lovoblanco family, Luis, youngest son, Evelyn, and oldest son at the New York Airshow at Stewart International Airport on August 29, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Airshow Visitors and Performers Respect Memory of Pilot Who Crashed

    NEW WINDSOR—The New York Airshow went on as scheduled at Stewart on August 29 and 30 in the wake of a tragic plane crash that... Read more

  • Epoch Times reporter, Holly Kellum (L)  and pilot Andrew Wright on Aug. 27, 2015 in New Windsor, N.Y.. Wright died on Aug. 28 when his plane crashed while practicing for the New York Air Show at Stewart International Airport.(Holly Kellum/Epoch  Times)

    Flying With Andrew Wright Before His Untimely Death

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y.—Flying with Andrew Wright, the pilot whose plane crashed Friday while practicing for the New York Air Show, was a truly amazing experience.  I... Read more

  • (L-R) Orange County Executive, Steve Neuhaus;  New York State Police Captain, Brendan Casey; Stewart International Airport Manager ,Ed Harrison; at a press conference after the death of a pilot at Stewart International Airport  in New Windsor, N.Y. on Aug. 28, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times).

    Plane Crash Kills Stunt Pilot Ahead of New York Air Show

    An  experimental aircraft crashed, killing the pilot, at the Stewart International Airport  in New Windsor on Friday at around 2 p.m. The pilot, flying solo,... Read more

  • The Goshen Community Pool on Aug. 27, 2015. The pool opened in mid-July but the ribbon cutting ceremony was on Aug. 27. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Long-awaited Goshen Community Pool is Here

    GOSHEN—The Goshen Sports Complex has a new addition—a 25-yard, six lane, heated community pool. The pool has a  heated floor and in the warmer months,... Read more

  • Robin and her Golden Retriever, Ellie, on the Goshen section of the Heritage Trail on May 16, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Heritage Trail on Track After Committee Decision

    GOSHEN—The long-awaited extension of the Heritage Trail from Goshen to Middletown took an important step forward the evening of Aug. 24. The County Legislature’s Physical... Read more

  • Amry Errico, 5, at Riverside Park in Port Jervis on Aug. 23, 2015. Errico is going to start school at the Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary school in Deerpark on Sept. 3, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Back to School from a First-timers Perspective

    PORT JERVIS—Amry Errico, 5, is excited to start school at Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School on September 3. She’s not exactly sure what school means yet—when... Read more

  • The entrance of Twin Towers Middle School in Middletonw on Aug. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times).

    Tips for Making the Back-to-School Transition a Little Easier

    It’s back to school for many Orange County students next week, a transition that can be stressful, exciting, scary or all of the above for... Read more

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    Local Produce Provides Healthy Start to the School Year

    MIDDLETOWN—As schools in Orange County prepare to welcome students, food service directors are planning how to make their budgets stretch to serve the best lunches... Read more

  • The Fashion Institute of Technology on Aug. 26, 2015. Orange County is seeking to end chargebacks to the Manhattan School. (Ben Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    OC Committees Vote to Stop Sending Money to Manhattan School

    A resolution seeking to change state laws on county payments to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan unanimously passed two county committees on Tuesday... Read more

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    County Contests Kiryas Joel’s Final Environmental Review

    GOSHEN—Orange County officials say they aren’t satisfied with the environmental review done by the village of Kiryas Joel to support its proposal to annex land... Read more

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    Middletown Fetes Touro’s Incoming Class

    MIDDLETOWN–Mayor DeStefano, friends, and supporters of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed the 2019 class with a robust buffet picnic at the Paramount Theatre on... Read more

  • The Ferris wheel at the Otisville Country Fair on Aug. 22, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: 27th Annual Otisville Country Fair

    OTISVILLE—The four-day Otisville Country Fair drew 30,000 to 40,000 people, estimates organizer Jim Jennings. The activities were as diverse as they were country—tractor pulls, a... Read more

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    A Dog Day Afternoon for Happy Canines

    MIDDLETOWN—An estimated 200-300 visitors brought their canines to the Middletown Dog Park at Maple Hill Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. A benefit for the... Read more

  • The mailbox at 140 Galley Hill Road in Cuddebackville on Aug. 25, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    College Dorm at Deerpark Address Listed by Multiple Democratic Voters

    DEERPARK—Town Supervisor and Republican Party Chairman for Deerpark Gary Spears has said he is filing challenges with the Orange County Board of Elections against 30... Read more

  • The barn-cum- tasting room for the Orange County Distillery with the farm in the background in Goshen on Aug. 18, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Bills to Help Small-scale Alcohol Makers Signed into Law

    Three bills to help alcohol producers and sellers in the state were put into law this week to level the playing field between small producers... 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

  • Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The Republican-controlled Senate has approved eight bills intended to ensure women's rights in the workplace and housing. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY Senate OKs Women’s Rights Bills; Schools Provoke Debate

    ALBANY, N.Y.—While hundreds of public education supporters jammed Capitol stairwells Monday calling for more state support, New York’s Republican-controlled Senate approved eight bills intended to... Read more

  • Bronx Council member Vanessa Gibson at a press conference supporting NYPD in City Hall, N.Y. on Dec. 23, 2014. (William Alatriste/NYC Council)

    After Tragedies City Council Members Squirm Over Police Reform Bills

    NEW YORK—Several city council members, including staunch supporters of police reform, advocated caution and consideration in reviewing police reform bills currently pending in the system... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Newark Renaissance House in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 16, 2014. NJ lawmakers are mounting a campaign to override Christie’s veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Senate Sets Date on Port Authority Veto Override

    TRENTON, N.J.—Hoping to defy Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, lawmakers are mounting... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds his mother's hand as they walk behind the casket of his father, Mario Cuomo, following the funeral service in Manhattan on Jan. 6, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Mario Cuomo’s Legacy Lives On in Son, Say Many Dignitaries

    NEW YORK—At former three-term New York governor Mario Cuomo’s funeral service Tuesday, his son, current governor Andrew Cuomo, eulogized him as a philosopher, poet, advocate,... Read more

  • New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith leaves federal court in White Plains, N.Y., on April 23, 2013. Smith and former Queens Republican leader Vincent Tabone are accused of scheming to bribe Republican leaders so Smith, a Democrat, could run for New York City mayor on the GOP line. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Cash Bribes Described at Ex-Lawmaker’s Corruption Retrial

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Jurors will see video recordings of political party leaders accepting bribes—envelopes stuffed with cash—that were meant to get former state Sen. Malcolm Smith... 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

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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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    Luxury Interior Designer Geoffrey Bradfield on Staying Relevant

    NEW YORK—A gentleman in every sense of the word, Geoffrey Bradfield sported an immaculate white suit, striped shirt, and bow tie. His distinguished winged haircut... 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

  • Deborah Koenigsberger  with the summer camp kids of Hearts of Gold at the Thrifty HoG store in the Flatiron District of Manhattan on July 24, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Taking the Time to Give, Deborah Koenigsberger’s Heart of Gold

    NEW YORK—A tall, slender woman, with an inviting dignity about her, and the most radiant smile on earth, hugged children as they trickled into her... Read more

  • Arthur Backal, CEO of Backal Hospitality Group at his Apella Event Space at the Alexandria Center in Manhattan on July 9, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Virtuous Cycle of Top Hospitality Executive Arthur Backal

    NEW YORK—Arthur F. Backal smiles a lot, every day, and for a big chunk of his day. You could say smiling is a necessary accouterment to his... Read more

  • Konstantin Soukhovetski with his custom made Swarovski crystal shoes in Manhattan, New York, on July 15, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Fashion Savvy Pianist Brings Verve to Classical Music

    NEW YORK—He walks across the stage to the grand piano with such ease you can anticipate his performance in full confidence. But once his nimble... Read more

  • Joe Cross, filmmaker, entrepreneur, author and wellness advocate talks about his life and work at a hotel in SoHo, New York, on June 24, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Joe the Juicer Inspires Happiness With a Plant-Based Diet

    NEW YORK—Without the inevitable suffering that comes with life, happiness would probably be very difficult to feel. Still, nobody wants to suffer unnecessarily. “I believe... Read more

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

    Visionary Landscape and Urban Designer Diana Balmori on Working With Nature

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

    Up-and-Coming Tenor Theo Lebow on the Joys of Opera

    NEW YORK—If you’ve ever wanted to make sense out of some deep emotions pent up inside of you, or for whatever reason wished to redeem... 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

  • 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)

    This Journalist Yearns to Explain America’s Changing Demographics

    NEW YORK—She didn’t just parachute into our television screens and blast over our radio waves out of nowhere. Petite and light on her feet, trailblazer... Read more

  • 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

    NEW YORK—Ex-corporate lawyer and serial entrepreneur Andrew Yang describes rock bottom as scarfing down free bread samples at Cosi and showering at the gym while... Read more

  • 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

    When Wellington Z. Chen was young he migrated from country to country with his family, always an outsider, always starting over from square one. He... Read more

  • 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

    NEW YORK—Michael Wildes is an immigration lawyer who, at times, has needed a bodyguard and a bullet proof vest.  “I refuse to stand down from... Read more

  • The entrance at Sachi. (Courtesy of Sachi)

    Sachi: From Airy to Earthy

    Open in September in Murray Hill, Sachi finds inspiration from a variety of Asia’s cuisines. Andy Yang, of Rhong-Tiam, and Pichet Ong have been tapped... Read more

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    Luxury Interior Designer Geoffrey Bradfield on Staying Relevant

    NEW YORK—A gentleman in every sense of the word, Geoffrey Bradfield sported an immaculate white suit, striped shirt, and bow tie. His distinguished winged haircut... Read more

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    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Mathilde Thomas on How to Live Gracefully in a World of Style and Beauty

    This week’s style diary guest, the lovely Mathilde Thomas, is an accomplished woman who knows a great deal about style and beauty. She is a successful entrepreneur,... Read more

  • V. the mystery woman who played one man for a sap, in the documentary, "I Touched All Your Stuff." (Primo Filmes)

    Film Review: ‘I Touched All Your Stuff’

    Strictly speaking, Christopher Kirk was not catfished or anything of the like. He knew the woman he called V. in the flesh, but she still... Read more

  • The poster for “My Voice, My Life.” (L plus H Creations Foundation)

    Film Review: ‘My Voice, My Life’

    If you expected class distinctions would vanish in Hong Kong after re-integrating with the Mainland, reality has been profoundly disappointing. For many, the only significant... Read more

  • (L–R) Tina Benko, Myra Lucretia Taylor, and Jesse J. Perez in a scene from “Informed Consent,” a play in which a world of data is pitted against a world of relationships. (James Leynse)

    Theater Review: ‘Informed Consent’

    NEW YORK—During the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, former President Bill Clinton said it all came down to the question of what “is” is. Such... Read more

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    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Ike Ude on the Art and Poetry of Sartorial Dressing

    Frequently listed on Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List, Nigerian-born Ike Ude is a style icon and an acclaimed artist who lives and works in New... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘The Iron Ministry’

    Anyone who still holds to the illusion that the People’s Republic of China was a classless society will stand corrected by the extreme economic stratification... Read more

  • (L–R) Lauren Blumenfeld and Alfredo Narciso in “Unstuck” by Lucy Thurber, as part of Summer Shorts 2015. Narciso plays Pete, who although stuck in life, still seems to be able to advise others, like his sister on her new dance steps.  (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: Summer Shorts 2015, Series B

    NEW YORK—People look for solace in the most unusual places, but ultimately the choices they make—and the responsibilities for these choices—are theirs and theirs alone... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘Being Evel’

    If you were kid growing up in the late ’70s, you were probably all about “Star Wars,” but if you were carrying a lunch box to... Read more

  • The cast of “The Weir,” (L–R) John Keating, Sean Gormley, Tim Ruddy, Paul O'Brien, and Mary McCann, in a splendid production of the touching play. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘The Weir’

    NEW YORK—A pinch of tenderness, a morsel of warmth, a hint of spice, all combine to fuse into a delicious theatrical stew—a mix of contradictory,... Read more

  • (L–R) Patrick Page, Hamish Linklater, and Teagle F. Bougere in The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of “Cymbeline.” In a refreshingly funny production, the cast play multiple roles. Here Linklater plays foolish Cloten, possibly heir to the throne. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘Cymbeline’

    NEW YORK—Comedy and drama are often presented as both sides of the same coin, and indeed, some instances can be terribly painful in one aspect... Read more

  • Kiss-in on V-J Day on Times Square, New York, on Aug. 14, 2015. Hundreds of couples gathered to mimic the sailor kissing a woman on the square 70 years ago to celebrate the victory over Japan and the end of the World War II. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Kissing in Times Square to Celebrate 70 Years Since V-J Day

    Hundreds of couples gathered in Times Square to celebrate the victory over Japan in World War II the same way one of the American sailors... Read more

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    Brooklyn Homeowner Tackles the Difficult Path to Solar

    NEW YORK—Michael O’Malley’s Ditmas Park Victorian home is loaded with old world character and charm, humble décor mixed with antique treasures. Built in the early 1900s,... Read more

  • Julie Macklowe attends Fashion Group International's 18th Annual Rising Star Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on in New York City on Feb. 6, 2015.  (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Julie Lerner Macklowe on Owning Your Style and Taking Risks

    A column that explores style from the perspective of choices, and what that means for different people, with personal advice from some of the most... Read more

  • "Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism." (Arc Entertainment)

    Film Review: Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

    If you don’t work in publishing, you might not realize how many “Harry Potter” wannabes have been pitched, published, and forgotten since the series started... Read more

  • Deborah Koenigsberger  with the summer camp kids of Hearts of Gold at the Thrifty HoG store in the Flatiron District of Manhattan on July 24, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Taking the Time to Give, Deborah Koenigsberger’s Heart of Gold

    NEW YORK—A tall, slender woman, with an inviting dignity about her, and the most radiant smile on earth, hugged children as they trickled into her... Read more

  • (L–R) J.J. Kandel and Clea Alsip in “10K,” written and directed by Neil 
LaBute, as part of Summer Shorts 2015.  The work asks just how far you can go without going too far. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: Summer Shorts 2015, Series A

    NEW YORK—The meaning behind the meetings forms the basis of each of the three one-act works that comprise Series A of Throughline Artist’s annual Summer... Read more

  • A view of Central Park, taken from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, showing the One57 building at left of picture on July 24, 2015  in New York.  Super tall, super skinny and super expensive: a new generation of New York skyscrapers, some taller than the Empire State building, are altering the world's most famous skyline.  (William Edwards/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York Real Estate Fears China Investment Slowdown

    NEW YORK—The first hint that mainland Chinese money flowing into New York City real estate may be slowing appeared in survey of the Real Estate... Read more

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    Theater Review: ‘Colin Quinn The New York Story’

    NEW YORK—Deliciously politically incorrect and based on his book “The Coloring Book,” Colin Quinn uses his new one-man show “Colin Quinn The New York Story”... Read more

  • A person holds out his smartphone displaying the Uber app, before getting in a  black Lexus which was hailed using the app, in Manhattan, on June 8, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Drivers Weigh in on Uber Boom in NYC

    NEW YORK—On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and... Read more