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  • (L–R) Shakira Capers, Brigette Capers, and Christian Capers, on Wednesday, outside of the building in East New York where 7-year-old Mikayla Capers was stabbed on Sunday night. (Amelia Pang/Epoch Times)

    A Family Bond and Hopeful Moment

    NEW YORK—In the midst of a week of profound sadness and terror, the family of 7-year-old stabbing victim Mikayla Capers can see a glimmer of... Read more

  • Manhattanville Houses building entrance at Amsterdam Avenue, West Harlem, on Wednesday. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Mothers Respond to Harlem Gang Raid With Both Anger and Relief

    NEW YORK—Residents expressed mixed reactions after a massive police raid Wednesday morning in West Harlem. While some hope the over one hundred arrests will help... Read more

  • State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who is running for Congress in 2014, speaks about his campaign at the East River Plaza, in Manhattan, on June 4, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Adriano Espaillat: Charlie Rangel Has Failed Small Businesses

    NEW YORK—Harlem’s Congressional primaries heated up on Wednesday, with Charlie Rangel’s top challenger accusing the senior lawmaker of neglecting the district’s economy. New York state... Read more

  • In this Oct. 30, 2013, photo, people hold signs during a rally against hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Stringer Reaffirms Support for Local Fracking Bans

    NEW YORK—On Tuesday, the New York State Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the question of whether or not local zoning codes designed to... Read more

  • Police near a sign depicting the perpetrator of the stabbing to death of Prince Joshua Avitto, at the Boulevard Housing project in East New York on June 3, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Brooklyn Stabber’s DNA Found on Murder Weapon

    NEW YORK—The arrest after a massive search for a man who murdered a 6-year-old boy and seriously wounded a 7-year-old girl is imminent, according to... Read more

  • Avonte Oquendo. (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

    Mother of Autistic Teen Sues City

    A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against New York City in the disappearance and death of an autistic teen. Vanessa Fontaine filed the suit... Read more

  • Police officers stand outside a housing project during an early morning raid in West Harlem on Wednesday. (Courtesy of NYPD)

    Police Raid West Harlem Projects in Largest Gang Bust

    NEW YORK—Hundreds of police officers raided three West Harlem housing projects early Wednesday morning, arresting 40 suspects in the largest gang indictment case in the... Read more

  • New York Mayors Join Fight Against Zombie Properties

    Sixteen mayors state-wise have joined Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in support of a bill against zombie properties, or abandoned lots or homes that end up... Read more

  • The vigil for Prince Joshua Avitto,6, stabbed to death on June 1, at the Boulevard Housing project in East New York on June 3, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Residents Worry About Homeless Shelters After Fatal Stabbings

    NEW YORK—For the third day in a row, residents of the Boulevard Houses in East New York had to deal with the fact that a... Read more

  • A women from Food & Water Watch speaks to a passerby about the potential dangers of GMOs in front of a Whole Foods Market in the Lower East Side of Manhattan on June 3, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Finish Line Visible for New York GMO Labeling Bill

    NEW YORK—On Tuesday, food safety activists passed out leaflets on the streets to raise support for a state GMO food labeling bill that passed the... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a press conference at P.S. 239 school in Brooklyn on June 3, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    De Blasio Prods NYCHA Over Security Camera Delays

    NEW YORK—In response to Sunday’s stabbing at an East New York public housing development that left a 6-year-old boy dead and a 7-year-old girl in... Read more

  • Bob and Brenda Pepper hold signs during a rally to save the Long Island College Hospital from being shut down at the King County Superior Court in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on June 3, 2014. (Laura Cooksey/Epoch Times)

    Judge Tables Decision on LICH Bid Redo

    NEW YORK—Community members called on city and state officials to save the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) outside the Kings County Supreme Court in a... Read more

  • Around 60 ballot counters sort and scan votes on the United Federation of Teachers contract in a basement of a Lower Manhattan building on June 3, 2014. More than 90,000 votes were counted by the end of the day. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Teachers Union Approves Labor Contract

    NEW YORK—The city’s teachers voted on Tuesday to approve a nine-year labor contract that includes back pay, 18 percent raises, and reforms of the school... Read more

  • Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray and children Dante (R) and Chiara (L) at a polling station in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Nov. 5, 2013. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

    De Blasio’s Family Slowly Moves to Gracie Mansion

    NEW YORK—Chirlane McCray announced Monday on her blog #FLONYC that the de Blasio family has begun to move to Gracie Mansion, starting with a few... Read more

  • A rendering of the bridging berm in East River Park on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. (Courtesy of

    Lower East Side Public Housing Awarded Storm Protection

    NEW YORK—The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the winning design for a project to protect part of the Lower East Side from future... Read more

  • New York City Department of Correction executives testify at New York City Council hearing on Monday. (L-R) Senior Deputy Commissioner Ari Wax, Commissioner Joseph Ponte, Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Planning and Programs Erik Berliner, Chief of Department William Clemons. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    After Scandals, Task Force to Study Mental Health Aid for Inmates

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio has directed a task force to reform how New York City’s corrections system treats the mentally ill, particularly incarcerated individuals... Read more

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    Magical Thailand: A Journey Through Food

    Combining an eye for the visual with an adventurous spirit, photographer and author Jean-Pierre Gabriel scoured the length of Thailand for three years. He unearthed... Read more

  • People take photographs near Spanish artist Diego Velázquez’s “Portrait of Duke Francesco I d’Este” 1638 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 15, 2013, in New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

    Improve Your Museum Memories: Put Away the Camera

    This spring, the Frick Collection momentarily relaxed its no-photography policy in the galleries, and then reversed it after only a month. According to a Hyperallergic... Read more

  • Sarah Greene (L) and Conor MacNeill performing in "The Cripple of Inishmaan," at the Cort Theatre in New York. Greene's performance as bully Helen McCormick has snagged a Tony Award nomination in her Broadway debut. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Johan Persson)

    Irish Actress Sarah Greene Plays a Mean Bully

    NEW YORK—Sarah Greene’s Broadway debut has not exactly been a demure, polite one. Throughout the Irish comedy “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” she plays a fiery... Read more

  • The exterior of Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, May 29. It closed most of its facilities May 22 and is currently only accepting emergency patients. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Brooklyn Community Makes Last Push to Save Hospital

    NEW YORK—The quickly unraveling negotiations between the State University of New York (SUNY) and bidding developers of the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) have stalled... Read more

  • U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (L) listens as NYPD Commissioner William Bratton discusses the arrest of four people in connection with New York City's ongoing corruption probe during a news conference in New York on June 20, 2016. Two high-ranking NYPD officials and a police sergeant who oversaw gun license applications were among the latest arrests in a case that has cast a cloud over the nation's largest municipal police force. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Corruption Case Casts Harsh Light on NYPD Handgun Permits

    NEW YORK—A corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that... Read more

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    Official: 3 Found With Weapons Cache Wanted to ‘Rescue’ Girl

    NEW YORK — A Pennsylvania man who lost his daughter to a heroin overdose earlier this year was arrested with two other people after they... Read more

  • Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 4, 2015. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    New York to Ban Short Term Airbnb Listings

    Airbnb is under pressure in cities around the world. New York, one of its most important markets, passed a bill on June 17 that would ban Airbnb... 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

  • A New York Police Department car. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Police Say Arrests at Holland Tunnel Likely Drug-Related

    Three people were arrested on Tuesday morning with several handguns and rifles, after police stopped their van near the Holland Tunnel in New Jersey, officials said... Read more

  • Cars travel into the Holland Tunnel under a sign warning of severe weather conditions on January 26, 2015 in New York City. Much of the Northeast is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 24 inches of snow. (Photo by Preston Rescigno/Getty Images)

    Police Find Cache of Weapons at NY’s Holland Tunnel

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.—Police say a cache of weapons has been found inside a van that was stopped at the Holland Tunnel, which connects New Jersey to... Read more

  • A New York Police Department car. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NYPD Officials Arrested as Part of Corruption Probe, Complaint Says

    Four members of the New York City Police Department—along with a top fundraiser for Mayor Bill de Blasio, and a businessman—were all arrested Monday as... Read more

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    $3.5 Million Granted to 100 High Schools in NYC to Boost College Readiness

    Most students graduating from New York City public schools are not college ready, according to an initiative by the schools chancellor and mayor. “College ready”... Read more

  • Firefighters Lt. Michael Stack (white hat) and Brian Stack (dark hat) ride on the back of the fire truck during the funeral of their father Fire Department of New York Battalion Chief Lawrence Stack who was  killed in the World Trade Center terror attacks of September 11, 2001, outside Saints Philip and James Roman Catholic Church June 17, 2016 in St James, New York. (Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

    Fire Chief Who Died Saving Other Firefighters During 9/11 Finally Gets His Funeral

    It was the first month of his baby’s life—a busy time for a family man. Yet Michael Stack also had to find time to pursue another... Read more

  • Detective Ferguson, from left, William Brown and Detective Tanya Duhaney at Brown’s home in St. Albans, Queens. (NYPD)

    NYPD Officers ‘Adopt’ WWII Veteran, Give Him Heartfelt Send Off

    “Please excuse me,” Detective Tanya Duhaney said over the phone. She thought she sounded a little husky from crying. But she sounded fine.  Duhaney had just... Read more

  • A view looking west of Manhattanhenge, which was not visible due to clouds, on May 29, 2016 in New York City. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

    New York Puts up $36 Million for Energy-Efficient Buildings

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The state is putting up $36 million to increase the energy efficiency of commercial buildings such as office towers, universities, hospitals and retail stores... Read more

  • Exhibitor SproutsIO at the first inaugural Food Loves Tech innovation expo in New York on June 11, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Innovation Event Highlights Intersections Between Food and Technology

    The inaugural Food Loves Tech innovation expo over the weekend in New York showcased about 40 companies, many of them startups, but many readers may... Read more

  • Farm manager Andrew Casner at the 10,000 square foot Urban Farm developed by HELP USA in partnership with PROJECT EATS to provide fresh produce to HELP USA’s shelter cafeterias and its 6-8 week Culinary Arts Program which is available for shelter residents at Wards Island, June 11, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The American Dinner Plate Is Getting Greener

    There is a growing consensus among food and health policy leaders in America that transitioning to a plant-based diet is essential for our health, and that of... Read more

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    Police: 5 Teens Wounded in New York City Playground Shooting

    NEW YORK—Police are searching for a gunman who shot and wounded five teenagers at a New York City playground. It happened just before 5 p.m... Read more

  • Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg, flies over the Statue of Libery in New York Saturday, June 11, 2016 shortly before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Jean Revillard/ SI2 via AP)

    Solar Plane Makes Statue of Liberty Fly Over, Then Lands in New York

    NEW YORK—After crossing Asia, the Pacific Ocean, and America, Solar Impulse 2 arrived in New York at 4 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. The solar powered... Read more

  • An Airbus A380 operated by Air France lands at John F. Kennedy Airport. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York State to Spend $10M on Airport Improvements

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Twenty airports around New York state will receive some piece of $10 million in new state funding. The money, which was announced Wednesday,... Read more

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    New York Temporarily Names Street ‘Muhammad Ali Way’

    The New York City street outside Madison Square Garden, where the late world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali once fought, has been temporarily renamed to honor... Read more

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    The Last 9/11 Search Dog Dies at Age 16

    The final remaining search dog who sniffed for Ground Zero survivors following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has died, officials said. Bretagne (pronounced Brit-nee),... 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

  • The future of the workplace pantry is about healthier food options, and more of them.  (Courtesy of Feast)

    Can Technology Help Workers Eat Healthier?

    For corporate America, offering workers access to healthy food is a win-win that leads to happier workers and fewer sick days. For leading tech companies like... Read more

  • A parking meter on Main Street in Goshen on June 27, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Goshen to Drop Metered Parking on Saturdays

    GOSHEN—The Village of Goshen will be adding Saturdays to the list of holidays and Sundays that parking is free in the Village. On June 27,... Read more

  • Cyclists at the starting line of the 2016 Hudson Valley Farm to Fork Fondo at Pennings Market Farm in Warwick on June 26, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Cycling Event Promoting Local Agriculture Returns to OC

    WARWICK—This year’s weather could not have been more opposite or better than last year’s for the Hudson Valley Farm to Fork Fondo, with blue skies,... Read more

  • A 1932 Ford Coupe at the American Legion Post No. 151 car show in Middletown on June 26, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: American Legion Post 151 Car Show

    MIDDLETOWN—The American Legion Post 151 held its first car show June 26 as a benefit for their veterans relief fund, a fund that helps veterans in... Read more

  • Corey Rupp, the owner of SadieCakes Baked Goods with her daughter and niece at the Port Jervis Farmers Market on June 25, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Port Jervis Farmers Market Opens in New Location

    Location, location, location. Javier Perez, owner of Perez Market Farm, couldn’t tell you from a realtor’s perspective why that’s important, but as a vendor at... Read more

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    Events Calendar June June 25–July 3

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

  • Phil Oliva (R/C/REF–Somers)  is running for New York's 18th congressional district in 2016. (Courtesy Phil Oliva Campaign)

    Candidate Running against Rep. Sean Maloney Complains of Stalking

    A republican candidate for New York’s 18th congressional district, Phil Oliva (R/C/REF-Somers) is complaining that he and his family were stalked by a tracker hired by... Read more

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

    Maloney Calls for Halt to Indian Point Plant Till Problems Understood

    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney(D-Cold Spring) is calling for one of Indian Point’s nuclear power plants to go offline until the cause of the degradation of some of... Read more

  • The winning design of the 2016 Gillinder Glass sun catcher competition by O-U BOCES junior Joe Dolan. (Courtesy Gillinder Glass)

    Winning Designs of Gillinder Glass Sun Catcher Competition Set in Glass

    Joe Dolan, an O-U BOCES junior, has made his winning sun catcher for the Gillinder Glass sun catcher design competition that was announced last February... Read more

  • Chris Eachus (D-New Windsor) an Orange County legislator running for New York's 39th senate district in 2016. (Courtesy Chris Eachus' campaign)

    OC Legislator Chris Eachus Presents Tax Relief Plan in Run for NY Senate

    Chris Eachus (D-New Windsor), an Orange County Legislator who is running for New York’s Senate District 39, said he would lower taxes by cutting unfunded... Read more

  • Minisink Valley's girls track and field varsity team are joined by (Back row, R-L) Board president Joseph Flaherty, Director of Athletics Tim Bult, and the team's head coach Kara Anderson-Winchell (courtesy 
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    Orange County News Roundup, June 22

    NYSPHSAA Gives Scholar Athlete Awards to Minisink Varsity Teams The New York State Public High School Athletic Association recognized 21 of 23 Minisink Valley varsity... Read more

  • The inside of Dutchess Quarry Cave No. 1 in Goshen on Feb. 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    County to Sell Mining Land Next to Historic Caves

    GOSHEN—Just a short walk from arguably the most valuable archeological site in Orange County is a 56-acre dolomite gravel mine that the county is preparing... Read more

  • Legoland California hotel entrance. (courtesy Legoland California)

    LEGOLAND Consultants Deliver Preliminary Details to Goshen Planning Board

    GOSHEN—Town of Goshen Planning Board members listened to key consultants on June 16 describe in detail LEGOLAND New York’s proposed attractions, land use, and traffic improvements... Read more

  • Army veteran Sgt. Jhoonar Barrera looks to pass the ball during the gold medal round of basketball for the 2016 DoD Warrior Games at West Point on June 21, 2016. (courtesy DoD, EJ Hersom)

    2016 Warrior Games Conclude at West Point

    WEST POINT—The Marine Corps and Team Army played in the gold medal basketball championship with Team Army taking the gold on the last day of... Read more

  • West Point parachutist jumps during opening ceremonies of the DoD Warrior Games at West Point on June 15, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Wounded Warrior Games Commence at West Point

    WEST POINT—The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games got off to a rousing start on June 15 with talk show host and comedian John Stewart... Read more

  • Brian Ogden checks a Tourmalet pressed sheep's milk cheese from the French Pyrenees mountains while he works at New York's Artisanal Cheese Center on Oct. 13, 2006.  (AP/Richard Drew)

    ‘Farm to Factory’ Conference Highlights Food Safety

    NEWBURGH—Michele Pfannenstiel explained the importance of food safety at the Mid-Hudson Valley Food Processing Conference: From Farm to Factory on June 18 in Newburgh. Her... Read more

  • Over 20 people came out for the Knit in the Park event in Middletown on June 18, 2016 organized by American Needelworks owner James Prather. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Crafters Come Out for Middletown’s Knit in the Park Event

    MIDDLETOWN—While most people don’t think about celebrating knitting in the summer, over 20 people came together on June 18 for a Knit in the Park... Read more

  • Reenactors fire guns at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: Port Jervis’ Art & History in the Park

    PORT JERVIS—While Stephen Crane was not in the title, this year’s “Art & History in the Park” in Port Jervis’ Orange Square was every bit... Read more

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    Events Calendar June 18-26

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

  • (L-R) Port Jervis High School 2016 Valedictorian Trevor Flynn, Salutatorian Brittany Flynn, and Honored Student Matthew Kowal with Sen. John Bonacic. (courtesy Sen. Bonacic)

    Orange County News Roundup, June 15

    Bonacic Recognizes Academic Achievement by PJ Students The Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and an honored student from Port Jervis High School were honored at Sen. John Bonacic’s... Read more

  • Medication Disposal box installed at the Port Jervis Police Department on June 13, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times

    Port Jervis Installs Collection Box for Expired Prescription Drugs

    PORT JERVIS—A Port Jervis police officer was called to a home and, when he entered, saw a candy bowl on a table. The bowl was... 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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)

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

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

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

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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

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  • Artists Devin Cecil-Wishing, paints at the Grand Central Atelier in New York. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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

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  • Artist Brendan Johnston at the Grand Central Atelier, where he also teaches, in Long Island City, New York on March 25, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Artist Samuel Hung at his studio space at Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, New York, on March 16, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Artist Elizabeth Beard paints her self portrait at the Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, New York, on March 10, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Artist Patrick Byrnes at the Grand Central Atelier, where he paints and teaches, in Long Island City, New York on March 4, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Artist  Justin Wood painting at the Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, New York, on March 7, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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

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

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  • Prof. Dr. Jørgen Wadum, Director of Conservation at the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) talks about his art conservation work, including the restoration of Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring," at Big Apple Studios in New York on Feb. 3, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success, in Midtown Manhattan on Jan. 14, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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

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

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  • Baba (Evelyn Hoskins), a young wife, and her husband, Murray (Richard Stacey), a war hero returning to his hometown after a long absence, in “Hero’s Welcome.” (Tony Bartholomew)

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  • NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Hundreds of people walk through the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) on July 30, 2015 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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  • 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)

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  • Director Phyllida Lloyd has inserted a beauty pageant into “The Taming of the Shrew,” intending to highlight how ridiculous the event is. (Joan Marcus)

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  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15:  Musician Rufus Wainwright performs at Town Hall on April 15, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

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  • Mark Lubell, executive director of the International Center of Photography (ICP) at the new premises of the ICP in Manhattan, New York, on June 15, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • A still from Carlos Saura’s “Argentina.”  (Barakacine Producciones)

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  • (L–R) Trenton Chang, pianist; Artistic Director/Founder Julie Jordan; Jiayang Jin, pianist; and Conductor Paul Hostetter celebrate their Rachmaninoff and Mozart concerto debuts at St. Gregory the Great Church on June 6.  (Tom Chang)

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  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15:  Musician Rufus Wainwright performs at Town Hall on April 15, 2014 in New York City.  (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

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