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  • New York State Assemblyman Jim Brennan at a press conference in Lower Manhattan, New York, March 2, 2014. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Resistance Grows Against Cuomo’s $40 Million ‘Transit Fund Raid’

    NEW YORK—A small bullet point at the very bottom of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed transportation budget briefing is unsettling politicians and transit advocates in New... Read more

  • Natasha Estevez (2nd Place, Spoken Word Category) at the Day One and The Youth Voices Network writing contest on dating violence at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca, New York, Feb. 28, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Healing Poets Take Stage in Tribeca

    NEW YORK—Natasha Estevez has a wide smile and her voice exudes a contagious assuredness. It comes across when the 18-year-old girl from Harlem performs her... Read more

  • Council member Daniel Dromm, Nov. 25, 2013. (William Alatriste/New York City Council)

    City Council Education Chair Set to Cramp Charter Schools Style

    NEW YORK—When a charter school network in New York City decided to get attention by closing its schools and busing some 6,700 children to rally... Read more

  • Officer Injured by Hit-run ATV Driver in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK— A New York City police officer was injured when he was struck by an all-terrain vehicle driven by a man who fled the... Read more

  • Clarence Barker, 1885, by Anders Zorn. Watercolor. (Private collection)

    Anders Zorn and Philip Pearlstein Retrospectives Open at National Academy Museum

    NEW YORK—March begins at the National Academy Museum with a retrospective on Swedish master Anders Zorn (1860–1920) and a smaller exhibition consisting of six large-scale... Read more

  • Weather Forecast New York City Today: Up to 4 Inches of Snow Projected in NYC

    The weather forecast for New York City today calls for snow likely beginning in the late afternoon. Although the National Weather Service projects less than... Read more

  • Cold Weather Closes NYC’s African Burial Ground

    NEW YORK—The wintry weather is keeping the outdoor memorial at the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan closed. The National Park Service says “the unusually... Read more

  • This photo taken Jan. 21, 2014 shows Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., chair of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Personnel, discussing her proposed reforms for prosecuting sexual assaults in the military, during an interview with The Associated Press in her Capitol Hill office in Washington.  An Associated Press investigation into the military’s handling of sexual assaults in Japan has found a pattern of random and inconsistent judgments in which most offenders are not incarcerated. Instead, commanders have ordered “nonjudicial punishments” that ranged from docked pay to a letter of reprimand. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Senator Optimistic For Passage of Sex Assault Bill

    WASHINGTON— A senator who’s led efforts in Congress to address military sexual crimes says she think she has the votes to pass legislation that would... Read more

  • A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps on Oct. 7, 2010 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NY, Conn. Bump Up Heating Assistance to Preserve Food Stamps

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut and New York have found a way around federal budget cuts that played a central role in the massive farm bill passed... Read more

  • NYPD: Officer Shoots, Wounds Armed Man

    NEW YORK— Authorities say a Bronx man is in stable condition after being wounded by police when he was seen pointing a gun at people... Read more

  • Xaundrae Tingling, a City Year corps member, tutors Daron Sanders at MS 126 in Brooklyn on Jan. 14, 2014. (Amelia Pang/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Xaundrae Tingling, Bringing Hope to a Troubled School

    NEW YORK—The teachers and eighth-grade class of a middle school on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint are fighting against dire prospects.  MS 126 was... Read more

  • A tashi gomang stupa at Densatil showing the Tier of Buddhas and the Tier of Offering Goddesses behind the guardians for the four directions. 
(Photo by Pietro Francesco Mele, 1948, courtesy of Ulrich von Schroeder)

    The Lost Monuments of Tibet’s Densatil Monastery

    NEW YORK—We look to images of deities, in part, for spiritual comfort. We expect their sculptural and painted representations to appear calm, compassionate, collected; and... Read more

  • Yahaira, 24, a victim of domestic violence, at a Safe Horizon domestic violence shelter, in New York, Feb. 26, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Combating Domestic Violence in New York

    NEW YORK—Yahaira, 24, grew up in a violent household. When her father visited he would beat her mother. And her mother, a heavy heroin user,... Read more

  • Arcane Goes French-Cambodian on Avenue C

    Arcane, the French-Caribbean restaurant at 111 Avenue C, has reopened as a French-Cambodian restaurant. Owner Benjamin Alter announced last month that it is temporarily closing... Read more

  • In this Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. (Victoria Will/Invision/AP, file)

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman Died From Mix of Heroin, Cocaine

    NEW YORK—A toxic mix of heroin and other drugs killed Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, New York City officials said Friday. Hoffman died from a... Read more

  • EMT workers honored at the NYPD promotion ceremony at One Police Plaza in New York on Feb. 28, 2014. (Courtesy NYPD)

    EMT Workers Who Helped Wounded Cop Honored

    NEW YORK—Two emergency medical workers who rushed to help a wounded police officer were honored at the NYPD promotion ceremony on Feb. 28. Mayor Bill... Read more

  • Council member Daniel Dromm (R) and Jackson Heights residents stand outside Starbucks on 79th Street, Manhattan, New York, Feb. 28, 2014. (Courtesy of Council member Daniel Dromm)

    Jackson Heights Residents Want Starbucks’s Garbage Off Their Street

    Locals and officials in Jackson Heights are fed up with the Starbucks’ garbage. Council member Daniel Dromm and locals gathered outside the Starbucks on 37th... Read more

  • FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Kerry Kennedy leaves Westchester County courthouse in White Plains, N.Y. Deliberations are due to resume Friday, Feb. 28 in Kennedy’s drugged-driving trial. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Kerry Kennedy Acquitted of Driving While Impaired

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Kerry Kennedy was acquitted Friday of drugged driving after she accidentally took a sleeping pill and then sideswiped a truck in a wild... Read more

  • Roman Statue Found in New York City Storage Facility Said to be Stolen

    NEW YORK—Federal officials plan to seize an ancient Roman sculpture from a New York City storage facility on behalf of Italian officials who say it... Read more

  • EPA OKs Kodak, New York Plan to Clean Polluted River

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—The federal government has approved a plan by New York state and Eastman Kodak to clean up the Genesee River and continue environmental work... Read more

  • Gov. Tom Wolf at MusikFest Café in Bethlehem, Pa., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. NY Towns considering seceding to Pennsylania for the fracking benefits may think twice if Wolf's proposed gas taxes get approved.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Are Upstate NY Towns Defecting to Pennsylvania? Not so Fast

    After a media buzz circulated about 15 towns in upstate New York planning to secede from the state and join Pennsylvania, the Upstate New York... Read more

  • The Soul Tigers at after school band practice. It is pertinent that the 47 band members, who vary from ages eight to eighteen, meet for four hours a day, six days a week, for they live in a neighborhood where walking down the street next to their school could lead to a violent confrontation. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    How One Man’s Marching Band Changed The Lives of Kids in a High-Crime Neighborhood

    NEW YORK—In East New York, there is a children’s marching band that has performed with celebrities such as Mariah Carey and The Sugar Hill Gang;... Read more

  • (Illustration by Tatiana Tobar-Darz/Epoch Times. Photos courtesy of Katherine Johnson/Flickr and Eric Salard/Flickr)

    LaGuardia Airport Hopes to Get Cleared for Long-Haul Flights

    Airport officials are considering lifting the three-decade-old ban on flights longer than 1,500 miles from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The move would elicit a stream... Read more

  • Rudy Giuliani visits 'Cavuto' On FOX Business Network at FOX Studios on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Rob Kim/Getty Images)

    Rudy Giuliani Visits Puerto Rico for Investment Conference

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is in Puerto Rico for an annual conference aimed at attracting wealthy U.S. investors to... Read more

  • A man walks past 'the dialogue' (C) by Belgian artist Paul Delvaux during the presentation of Delvaux exhibition at the Thyssen Bornemisza museum in Madrid on January 23, 2015. (Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images)

    New Yorkers Return Stolen Church Paintings to Bolivia

    LA PAZ, Bolivia—The discovery that two paintings held by a New York couple had been stolen from a Bolivian church in 2002 has ignited a... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul listen to a speaker during a cabinet meeting in the Red Room at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo says he has not been subpoenaed or contacted by federal investigators probing Albany corruption, but he won't say if the same is true for his aides. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New York Gov. Cuomo Not Subpoened by Feds; Aides, Maybe

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has not been subpoenaed or contacted by federal investigators probing Albany corruption, but he won’t say if... Read more

  • A building that is under construction Manhattan reportedly collapsed on Wednesday. (Google Maps)

    Manhattan Building Collapse: NYC West 57th Street – 11 Ave Building Incident Causes no Injuries

    A building that is under construction in Manhattan partially collapsed on Wednesday afternoon, according to reports.  #Breaking… First look at collapse on West 57th Street. More... Read more

  • In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo, File)

    NYC ISIS Arrests: Three Brooklyn Men Face Charges, Tried to Join Group

    Three Brooklyn men were arrested Wednesday for trying to join terrorist organization ISIS, or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. They were identified as... Read more

  • Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves a federal courthouse in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Silver's lawyers are asking a judge to throw out a bribery case against him, saying the prosecutor went too far in discussing the case publicly. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Lawyers Want Silver’s Bribe Case Tossed Because of Prosecutor’s Rhetoric

    NEW YORK—A prosecutor’s rhetoric went so far when he discussed former state Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver after lodging bribery charges against him that the case... Read more

  • Herbal and dietary supplements are seen for sale in a shop May 26, 2010 in New York City. A U.S. government probe into herbal and dietary supplements found that some contain contaminants and use false marketing claims. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    NY Attorney General Expands Herbal Supplements Investigation

    ALBANY, N.Y. —Three weeks after ordering four major retailers to pull store-brand herbal supplements off their shelves following DNA tests that found little or none... Read more

  • Mist rises above a mostly-frozen upper falls Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Letchworth State Park. Due to the deep freeze, the park's middle and upper falls are almost entirely encased in stories-high layers of ice and snow. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Rocco Laurienzo)

    2 Waterfalls Freeze Near New York Park’s Ice Volcano

    GENESEE FALLS, N.Y.—A New York state park that drew national attention for its ice volcano now has a second icy spectacle: a pair of waterfalls... Read more

  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., accompanied by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, to discuss the Department of Homeland Security funding bill. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility of a potential shutdown at the department because of a congressional impasse over immigration. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

    NYC Mayor de Blasio Rips Congress for Possible Homeland Security Shutdown

    NEW YORK—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is blasting the possibility that Congress might shut down the Department of Homeland Security. The Republican-controlled Congress... Read more

  • In this Feb. 16, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are together during a church service at the Wilborn Temple in Albany, N.Y. The mayor will come to Albany Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 with a long wish list that includes and a higher minimum wage, the Dream Act and rent control, while also having a difficult relationship with the governor. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, file)

    New York Governor Cuomo Urges Probe of Teacher Evaluations

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state Education Department should investigate the results of teacher evaluations to see whether the process is skewed... Read more

  • Framed by trees, a lone shoveler toils on a sidewalk after a winter storm sent temperatures plunging to single-digit levels and dumped up to a foot of snow Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Denver.  (David Zalubowski/AP Photo)

    Arctic Air Returns to Parts of New England, New York

    Arctic air returns to parts of New England and New York on Monday after a brief flirtation with sunshine and slightly higher temperatures. National Weather... Read more

  • Participants of the Epoch Media Group march at the Chinese New Year parade in Flushing, New York, on Feb. 21, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    International Media Group Comes Home for Chinese New Year

    Local media outlets often love a parade, and parade goers love seeing their favorite TV anchors take part, making a connection with their audience not... Read more

  • Members of the Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance group at the Chinese New Year parade in Flushing, New York, on Feb. 21, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Waning Hate Campaign Stains Chinese New Year Celebration in New York

    FLUSHING, NY—It was a merry day for the 500,000 Chinese in Queens, New York, celebrating the Chinese New Year with an annual parade through the... Read more

  • At least seven snowy owls have been spotted around the New York City area. These owls are from the Arctic. (AOL Screenshot)

    Snowy Owls Have Come to New York City (Video)

    Snowy owls are invading New York. And the freezing cold temperatures are to thank for their arrival. So far, at least seven of the owls... Read more

  • Pedestrians brave the cold during their morning commute, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in New York. Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    28 Life-Saving Tips for New Yorkers Facing Sub-Zero Temperatures

    Dangerously cold temperatures besetting New York City since Thursday night will continue on Friday night. It has been forecasted that “a wintry mix of snow,... Read more

  • Pedestrians brave the cold during their morning commute, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in New York. Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Here Are 6 Bone-Chilling Facts About the Weather Today in NYC

    The bitter arctic to-the-bone chilling frost gripped New York City Friday morning so mercilessly, it made us create this disturbing list. Brace yourself with a... Read more

  • An image of a machete, taken in June 2011. (Flickr/Coyote Peterson and Mark Vins)

    New York State May Ban Possession of Machetes

    It may soon be illegal to own machetes in New York State. State senator Tony Avella, who represents northeastern Queens, told the New York Daily... Read more

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

    US Accuses China of Expanding Its Outposts in South China Sea

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

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

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

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

  • Independence Hall in Philadelphia saw the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the drafting of the United States Constitution. Elementary school tours may have to be cancelled if about 1.2 degrees of warming submerges the site.

    Philly Won the 2016 DNC Because New York Lacks Parking Lots, Says Mayor

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was disappointed by the DNC’s decision to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia rather... Read more

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

    Supreme Court’s New Health Law Case Cuts Both Ways

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

  • Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) at the Capitol in Washington on May 30, 2014. Grimm pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Why Do New Yorkers Like Electing Criminals?

    NEW YORK—After seeing State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest for allegedly taking bribes and kickbacks—and in recent history, a host of politicians being implicated by... Read more

  • Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York speaks at a press conference on Jan. 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Preet Bharara Says Sheldon Silver’s Arrest Sets a Dirty Example for Other Albany Politicians

    NEW YORK—U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara blamed the top echelon of Albany politicians for perpetuating a culture of corruption in New York politics, one that resulted... Read more

  • U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara addresses members of the media regarding State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in New York. Silver has been arrested on public corruption charges. He's accused of using his position as one of the state's most powerful politicians to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Sheldon Silver’s Arrest Highlights Outside-Income Path to Punishment for Corruption

    When talking about corruption in legislature, many would think about thick envelopes changing hands with meaningful looks. On second thought, a more down-to-earth picture would... Read more

  • 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

  • President Barack Obama (C) speaks alongside House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (L), Republican of California, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (2nd L), of California, Speaker of the House John Boehner (3rd L), Republican of Ohio, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (4th R), Republican of Kentucky, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (3rd ), Democrat of Illinois, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (2nd R), Republican of Texas, and Senator Chuck Schumer (R), Democrat of New York, prior to a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, January 13, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Republicans Divided Over How to Fight Affordable Care Act

    WASHINGTON—Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama’s health care law. But now some are... Read more

  • Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks at the 5th Birthday And Beyond event at the Russell Senate Office Building on June 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Larry French/Getty Images)

    Sen Lindsey Graham Creates Committee to Consider 2016 Bid

    WASHINGTON—Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has set up a committee he says will help him look beyond his home state to determine if he... 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

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Cuomo announced 18 administration appointments on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY Gov. Cuomo Makes Top Administration Appointments

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Gov. Andrew Cuomo named Bill Mulrow, a Wall Street investment banker who has held several state and federal political positions, to succeed Larry Schwartz... 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

  • In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, Dr. George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, left, and NIAAA scientist Dr. Lorenzo Leggio pose for a photograph in a research laboratory designed as a bar inside the National Institutes of Health’s hospital in Bethesda, Md. Leggio uses the lab to test how research volunteers react to a possible new way to curb heavy drinking, part of a broader hunt for more medications to help fight alcohol abuse. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Fake Bar Part of Research Into Anti-Drinking Drug

    WASHINGTON— There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottles. The real alcohol is locked away but... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during an inaugural address at One World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    What NY Governor’s Inaugural Speech Bodes for New York—and the Country

    NEW YORK—New York Governor Andrew Cuomo greeted the new year with several hefty resolutions for his second term. He struck a national tone in his... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during an inaugural address at One World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Cuomo kicked off his second term as governor Thursday with a pep talk, urging New Yorkers to lead by example through some of the nation's worst problems. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, Pool)

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo Talks Income Inequality at 2nd Inauguration

    NEW YORK—Andrew Cuomo was sworn in as Governor of the State of New York for his second termin New York City the first of January... Read more

  • Fusilli With Italian Sausage, Peas, and Creamy Tomato Sauce. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    The One Ingredient You Should Never Be Caught Without

    What’s the one ingredient you should always have in your cupboard? Dried pasta, of course. It’s the base of a zillion easy-to-make weeknight meals and... Read more

  • Golden turmeric dip with crudité. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Golden Dip Worthy of Dunking Into While Watching the Oscars

    Ask any Indian person why we love turmeric so much, and you just might want to cancel your appointments for the rest of the day... Read more

  • Sparkiling wine cocktails, (L-R) rhubarb, honey bourbon, crushed, ruby, and mojiito in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    10 Easy Ways to Jazz Up Oscar Party Offerings

    The problem with hosting an Oscars viewing party is that the bar is set impossibly high. How does a mere mortal offer food and drink... Read more

  • Last year's Food+Enterprise conference. (Courtesy of Food+Enterprise)

    2015 Food+Enterprise Conference Feb. 27–March 1

    Social impact summit Food+Enterprise will take place Feb. 27–March 1 in Brooklyn. The event is dedicated to collaboration between farmers, entrepreneurs, consultants, funders, and investors... Read more

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

    Gowanus: A Destination Neighborhood Undergoing Rapid Transformation

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

  • Chef Maria Loi at Loi Estiatorio in Midtown Manhattan, New York, on Feb. 6, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Loi Estiatorio: Divine Secrets of the Ancient Greeks

    Chef Maria Loi wants you to look and feel like a Greek god or goddess. Who could resist that proposition? Especially when it comes with... Read more

  • Belgian endive gratin. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Getting to Know Belgian Endive With the Help of Cheese

    Fresh-faced, yet utterly jet-lagged. That’s how I arrived in France for the first time. And that’s how I was introduced to Belgian endive. Madame Gabillet... Read more

  • Dishes from last year's C-CAP benefit. (Courtesy of C-CAP)

    C-CAP 25th Anniversary Benefit on March 3

    In high school, Kelvin Fernandez followed his sweetheart into a cooking class. He’s been hooked on cooking ever since. At only 17, Fernandez was cooking... Read more

  • Italian Greyhound. (Courtesy of Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina)

    Giovanni Rana Pastificio Launches Aperitivo Hour

    Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina inside Chelsea Market is launching an Aperitivo Hour. Though best known for its fresh pasta, the 50-year-old company is cooking... Read more

  • An event at last year’s NYC Beer Week, in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central. (Courtesy of NYC Beer Week)

    New York City Beer Week Feb. 20–March 1

    New York City Beer Week takes place Feb. 20–March 1. The 10-day celebration of beer offers a range of events from tastings and menu pairings... Read more

  • Masseria Dei Vini focuses on southern Italian cuisine. (Courtesy of Masseria Dei Vini)

    Puglia Is on the Menu at the New Masseria Dei Vini

    Puglia is the focus at the newly opened Masseria Dei Vini. The chef, Pino Coladonato, is from Puglia and prepares traditional and modern Italian cuisine... Read more

  • Bar Bolonat. (Quentin Bacon)

    Bar Bolonat Launches Brunch

    Owner and chef Einat Admony is introducing brunch at her restaurant Bar Bolonat starting this weekend. Expect to find dishes like Green Shakshuka, made with... Read more

  • Juniper Bar. (Courtesy of Juniper Bar)

    Juniper Bar Opens in Midtown West

    Bar and eatery Juniper Bar has just opened in Midtown West, near Penn Station. The casual dining menu includes wraps, sandwiches, and gourmet burgers such... Read more

  • Chicken for Two With Savory Bread Pudding and Sweet and Sour Greens. (Courtesy of Almond Tribeca)

    Almond Tribeca Opens on Feb. 18

    Co-owner and executive chef Jason Weiner brings the seasonal fare from his Bridgehampton and 22nd Street Almond restaurants to Tribeca. Almond Tribeca, opened on Feb... Read more

  • Fritto Misto. (Noah Fecks)

    Bay Kitchen Bar Opens on Upper East Side

    Co-owners and father-and-son team Eric and Adam Miller have opened an outpost of their East Hampton restaurant Bay Kitchen Bar. The new location is on... Read more

  • Black Sea Pie at East Village Pizza & Kebabs. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    East Village Pizza: Pizza by the People, for the People

    On a cold winter evening, I unlocked some golden secrets of pizza making. I was speaking—over pizza, what else—to Frank Kabatas, the man behind East... Read more

  • Baklava with ice cream and pomegranate seeds. (Manos Angelakis)

    Molos: Grand Views—and a Grand Meze

    It has been affirmed over and over again that location is everything. Well, in the case of Molos Restaurant—situated at the water’s edge in Weehawken,... Read more

  • Eataly’s Cuoricino, a dessert white chocolate Bavarian cream with a raspberry gelee. (Courtesy of Eataly)

    What Romance Looks Like When Chefs Do the Wooing

    Gaurav Anand, Executive Chef and Owner, Awadh A Dish That’s Won Over My Sweetheart: Kofta Dilnaaz. My wife’s tastes aren’t simple so this was the... Read more

  • (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Tinker Fisher Butcher Chef

    It’s time to feed Stu. He’s been waiting all day even though, by all appearances, he looks stuffed to the brim already. Still he’ll eat... Read more

  • (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Say It With Chocolate: Our Gift Picks for Valentine’s Day

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

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  • Elizabeth Garnett, formerly a radiologist at a black hospital during apartheid in South Africa, on the Highline in Chelsea, New York City on July 4, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Alex Rovt, president of IBE Trade Corp., at his Manhattan office in New York on June 6, 2014. Rovt is listed by Forbes magazine as the 452nd richest person living in the United States. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Shree Nayar, a professor of computer science, holds his Bigshot camera, at Columbia University in Manhattan, on June 3, 2014. (Benajmin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, Jane Szalkowski poses with her 6-month old granddaughter, Livia Simon, who is currently under a measles quarantine as a precaution in Oakland, Calif. The baby visited a doctor's office earlier this month where a child with measles was diagnosed. In a rash of cases that public health officials are rushing to contain, at least 70 people in six states and Mexico have fallen ill since mid-December, most of them from Calif. The vast majority of those who got sick had not gotten the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine. (AP Photo/Dave Simon)In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, Jane Szalkowski poses with her 6-month old granddaughter, Livia Simon, who is currently under a measles quarantine as a precaution in Oakland, Calif. The baby visited a doctor's office earlier this month where a child with measles was diagnosed. In a rash of cases that public health officials are rushing to contain, at least 70 people in six states and Mexico have fallen ill since mid-December, most of them from Calif. The vast majority of those who got sick had not gotten the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine. (AP Photo/Dave Simon)

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

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  • A map linking endangered languages spoken in New York City to their places of origin, at City Lore gallery on the Lower East Side, Manhattan, on Jan. 30, 2015. (Christine Lin/Epoch Times)

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  • Commuters board the first Flushing-bound 7 train to arrive at Queensboro Plaza station after limited subway service was restored following a winter storm, Jan. 27, 2015. (Jason DeCrow/AP Photo)

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  • Bestselling author Ayana Mathis reads from "Guantanamo Diary" during New York City book event. (Nicola Bailey/PEN American Center)

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  • A man enters the 1 train at the 18th St. subway station in Manhattan, New York, on Feb. 1, 2015. Even though subway cars are teeming with microbial life, it's not something New Yorkers need to worry about, according to new research. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • The Rev. Georgette Morgan-Thomas moderates a discussion at her roundtable on how to improve police–community relations, in Washington Heights, Manhattan, on Feb. 2. To her left is Capt. Michael Baker, whom she works closely with. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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

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  • Liz Gessner (L) organizes her tax documents with professional organizer Sharon Lowenheimat at Gessner’s home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on Jan. 22. As life gets more complicated, more people are hiring professional organizers for various aspects of life. (Amelia Pang/Epoch Times)

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  • Musicians Maeve Gilchrist (harp) and Kevin Crawford (flute) at the Swift Hibernian Lounge in New York City on Feb. 3, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • The dining area in the model three-bedroom, half floor, unit at One57. (Marco Ricca)

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  • The new development will be called the “Renny” in recognition of the former Harlem landmark. (Rendering Courtesy: BRP Development Corporation)

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  • Attorney Scott Rynecki, left, and Kimberly Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley and the mother of his toddler daughter, at a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in New York City. The NYPD officer who shot and killed Gurley inside a Brooklyn housing project stairway has been indicted on charges of manslaughter.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, pause for a moment after placing a bouquet of flowers at a railroad crossing, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Valhalla, N.Y.

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  • Yevgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan,  Jan 26, 2015 after his arrest earlier in the day in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university,  according to authorities. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

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  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) (R) stands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo before Cuomo's State of the State address and executive budget proposal at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 21, 2015. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) speaks during an affordable housing news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on April 18, 2012. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, on public corruption charges. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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  • Thomas Gilbert Jr., who allegedly shot and killed his father Thomas Gilbert Sr., is escorted out of the 17th police precinct on East 51st Street in Manhattan, N.Y., on Jan. 5, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

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  • A digital board displays safety messages in front of Penn Station in Manhattan, N.Y., on Sept. 10, 2014. There were 256 traffic fatalities in New York in 2014 as of Dec. 23, compared to 286 traffic fatalities in 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • A newspaper with a photograph of Etan Patz that is part of a makeshift memorial in the SoHo neighborhood of New York on May 28, 2012. As the murder case surrounding Patz' notorious 1979 disappearance heads to trial, missing-children’s advocates see it as proof that such cases still can be pursued after decades. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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    NEW YORK—A look at the murder case stemming from the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, which helped catalyze a national missing-children’s movement: The Case Six-year-old... Read more

  • Three Killed in Fire Likely Sparked by Holiday Soup

    NEW YORK—A traditional Haitian holiday soup left unattended on a stove likely sparked a deadly fire that killed a couple and their relative, fire officials... Read more

  • New York Police Department Lt. Tanisha Gurley visits a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Key Developments in Case of 2 Slain NYPD Officers (Part 2)

    Two New York police officers were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including a vow to put “wings on... Read more

  • Patrick Lynch, head of the nation’s largest police union, at the Bronx Supreme Court in New York on Oct. 28, 2011. Theatrics aren’t a new tactic for Lynch, but an ongoing war of words with New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio is a notch up even for Lynch, who is usually the most outspoken, the most amped up in the room. (AP Photo/David Karp)

    NY Police Union Leader Well Known for His Bite

    NEW YORK—Patrick Lynch was hollering. Standing outside a Brooklyn hospital after the bodies of two slain police officers were taken away, the head of the... Read more

  • Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association, pauses at a makeshift memorial, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Key Developments in Case of 2 Slain NYPD Officers (Part 1)

    New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he... Read more

  • Lawyer, Husband Stole Millions, Say Prosecutors

    NEWARK, N.J.—Federal prosecutors in New Jersey said a former partner of a prominent New York law firm and her husband engaged in a conspiracy to... Read more


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