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  • Record-High Forecast for NY Corn Crop

    ALBANY, N.Y.—It looks like it will be a very good year for New York state’s corn crop. The National Agricultural Statistics Service said New York... Read more

  • Chuck Speicher, director of curriculum at Little Kids Rock, plays at the Guitar Mash Benefit Concert and Jam at the City Winery, New York, Nov. 17, 2013. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Transcending Generations at Annual Guitar Benefit Concert

    NEW YORK—A mellow crowd, a mix of young and old, sang along to classic guitar tunes at the City Winery on a rainy Sunday afternoon... Read more

  • State Residents Can Apply for Heating Aid

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York residents can begin applying for winter heating aid this week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said households can begin applying for aid through New... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during an emergency preparedness conference in Albany, N.Y. on Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    LaGuardia Airport to Get $37 Million in Anti-Flood Aid

    NEW YORK—New York’s LaGuardia Airport is set to receive $37.5 million in federal and state funds for five projects designed to protect it from another... Read more

  • "Cornelia Ward Hall and Her Children," 1880, by Michele Gordigiani. Oil on canvas. (Museum of the City of New York)

    Finding Contemporary America in the Gilded Age

    NEW YORK—When you and your Gap jeans walk into the Gilded New York exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, you’re likely... Read more

  • An American Airlines jet taxis on the runway at Laguardia Airport in New York, New York, on Aug. 14, 2013. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    LaGuardia Airport to Get $37M in Anti-flood Aid

    NEW YORK— New York’s LaGuardia Airport is set to receive $37.5 million in federal and state funds for five projects designed to protect it from... Read more

  • Sea Grill Chowder Recipe

    Courtesy of Chef Yuhi Fujinaga, The Sea Grill Makes 2 quarts serves 8 appetizers  For the clam broth:15 chowder clams1 1/2 cup water1/2 cup dry white vermouth... Read more

  • Samantha Nutt, co-founder of War Child North America, in Midtown, Manhattan on Nov. 5. (Christian Watjen/Epoch Times)

    This is New York: Dr. Samantha Nutt, Helping Women and Children in War Zones

    NEW YORK—Hungry boys ambushed Samantha Nutt’s car as she waited for the gate to open. She was waiting to leave Liberia’s transit center for child... Read more

  • NY Neighbors Oppose Judd Hirsch’s Planned Turbine

    DENNING, N.Y.— Some residents of a town in New York’s Catskills mountains are trying to stop actor Judd Hirsch from building a 177-foot wind turbine... Read more

  • NY Law Limits Mail Solicitations for Grave Markers

    ALBANY, N.Y.— A New York law will prohibit gravestone merchants from sending mail solicitations unless they are clearly marked. The measure was signed last week... Read more

  • Police Say Queens Man Adalberto Sanchez Stabs Wife, Josefa, to Death

    NEW YORK— Police say a Queens man stabbed his wife to death and then stabbed himself in a suicide attempt. Forty-one-year-old Josefa Sanchez was found... Read more

  • The headstone of Baby Hope now bears her real name, Anjelica Castillo, on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in the Bronx borough of New York. A distant cousin of Castillo was charged with murder this weekend after a break in the two-decade old cold case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Anjelica Castillo: Name of NYC’s ‘Baby Hope’ Added to Headstone

    NEW YORK— The name of the 4-year-old New York City murder victim known for 22 years only as “Baby Hope” has been added to her... Read more

  • Cops: Drunk NY Driver Hit School Bus, Car

    BRENTWOOD, N.Y.— A New York man has been charged with drunk driving after police say he crashed into a school bus, fled the scene and... Read more

  • A scan of a photo of Kitty Genovese as it appeared in the March 27, 1964 New York Times article, "Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police." (Wikipedia)

    Winston Moseley, Killer of NYC’s Kitty Genovese, Denied Parole

    Winston Moseley, the now 78-year-old man convicted of killing bartender Kitty Genovese in a headline-grabbing 1964 murder, has been denied parole for the 16th time... Read more

  • Epoch Times New York edition front page, Nov. 15, 2013. The front page was featured on Newseum's Top 10 Front Pages under the theme "Fumble" relating to President Obama admitting his administration "fumbled" the new health care rollout.

    Epoch Times New York Front Page Featured by Newseum—Again

    NEW YORK—To any news professional, or professional news junkie, Newseum represents the pinnacle of the industry. The brick and mortar museum, located in the U.S... Read more

  • Pepperoni pizza at the Holiday Dining Pavilion at the New York Botanical Garden. (Courtesy of Stephen Starr Events)

    Holiday Dining Pavilion Opens at New York Botanical Garden

    Festive trains won’t be the only draw at this year’s Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Stephen Starr Events, the catering arm... Read more

  • NY Man Sentenced for Stealing 26 Cars in 10 Weeks

    NEW YORK— A New York City man has been sentenced to 3 ½ to 7 years in prison for stealing 26 cars in a 10... Read more

  • A file photo of a Reaper drone at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nev. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    More Debris From Lost NY-Based Drone Recovered

    The debris of a multimillion-dollar Reaper drone that crashed earlier this week after taking off from New York has been recovered.  FORT DRUM, N.Y.— Searchers... Read more

  • Harmony and seasonality govern Japanese cuisine. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Sushi Zen’s Chef Toshio Suzuki on the Art and Science of Sushi

    Silver-haired chef Toshio Suzuki, 67, is part of an elite group of sushi masters. He intimately knows the art and science of preparing fish at... Read more

  • Christine Goerke, soprano, sings in Richard Strauss's 'Die Frau ohne Schatten,' ('The Woman Without a Shadow') during a dress rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera on Nov. 4, 2013. (Ken Howard/AP)

    Goerke Returns to Met Opera in Glory

    NEW YORK—Here’s what Christine Goerke did when she finished her first performance at the Metropolitan Opera in nearly five years: She came out for her... Read more

  • Bayside High School. (New York City Department of Environmental Protection)

    These New NYC School Bathrooms Will Save 4 Million Gallons of Water Daily by 2018

    The 4,000 new, high-efficiency bathroom fixtures installed in 28 New York City public schools are as green as planting 400,000 trees and letting them grow... Read more

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    25 Anonymous Airbnb Hosts Sue to Keep Information Private

    A group of 25 anonymous Airbnb hosts are filed suit this morning to block the New York State Attorney General’s request for information, The Real... Read more

  • Escalators leading from the PATH train to New Jersey are seen below ground at the World Trade Center site on Dec. 9, 2010 in lower Manhattan in New York City. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

    PATH Service Suspended Due to Track Fire

    KEARNY, N.J.—PATH train service has been suspended between Newark and Journal Square due to a track fire on the Hack Bridge crossing the Hackensack River... Read more

  • In this July 24, 2013, photo workers haul equipment to a house construction site in the Breezy Point community in the Queens borough of New York. New York City officials say that they only need to finalize the paperwork to achieve their first goal in the city’s Build It Back initiative. The milestone: 500 projects started and 500 reimbursement checks sent by Labor Day, represents only a fraction of the estimated 15,000 homes due for fixing or reimbursements under the program. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Sandy Home Repair Program Starts 535 Projects

    NEW YORK—A Superstorm Sandy home-repair effort that was criticized for a sluggish start has now begun work on 535 homes, surpassing a goal set to... Read more

  • A Consol Energy Horizontal Gas Drilling Rig explores the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Researchers Studying if Communities Benefit From Fracking

    PITTSBURGH—Researchers are looking at whether money from the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom helps children and families in regions where companies are drilling. Penn State... Read more

  • (MTA Photo by Patrick Cashin)

    G Train Service Back After 5-Week Sandy-Repair Outage

    The G train between Brooklyn and Queens is back on track after five weeks of service outages for repairs.  Starting 5 a.m. Tuesday, service resumed... Read more

  • Ludicrous is shielded from spectators before being taken away in an equine ambulance in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The horse was injured coming down the stretch during the fourth race prior to the running of the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course. (AP Photo /Hans Pennink)

    NY Racing Officials Look Into Racehorse Deaths

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—A rash of equine fatalities on Saratoga Race Course grounds over a recent five-day period has prompted state racing officials to look closer... Read more

  • People looking for employment attend an AARP job fair with an emphasis on individuals 50 years old and over in New York City, on April 12, 2010 (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Seniors to Make Up Nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers by 2035

    NEW YORK—Senior citizens will make up nearly one-fifth of New York City in the next two decades, a trend in line with the graying demographics... Read more

  • New York Senator Charles E. Schumer and the family of 9/11 victim Tom Strada at 9/11 memorial in Manhattan, N.Y. on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Schumer pushed a bill, which allows foreign countries to be sued for funding terrorism. (Henry Yan/NTD Television)

    Suing Terrorist Funding Countries Easier After 9/11-Inspired Bill Is Approved

    NEW YORK—Senator Charles Schumer is pushing a bill that would allow Americans to sue foreign countries and groups that sponsor terrorism. Up for consideration next... Read more

  • People walk to the exits after rain caused a suspension of play during the 2014 U.S. Open tennis at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, on Sunday. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Labor Day Weekend Interrupted by Lightning, Floods, and Injuries

    The weekend is coming to a stormy end in the tri-state area, with flash floods, thunderstorms, a tornado, and lightning strikes. The temperamental weather is... Read more

  • In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, a sea wall separates Asharoken Village, N.Y. from Long Island Sound. The wall was washed over during Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, causing erosion and and taking down power lines. Asharoken can accept federal aid to build a dune and create public access to its beach for the first time in nearly 90-year history. Or it can reject aid, retain its private beach and allow erosion and other issues to worsen. (AP Photo/Emily Dooley)

    Sandy-hit Towns Wrestle With Eminent-domain Choice

    ASHAROKEN, N.Y.— On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy. Either it... Read more

  • A fast spreading two-alarm fire broke out and destroyed a popular family owned and operated Irish pub, Connolly's Pub and Restaurant, on West 45th Street, Manhattan, Aug. 30, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Fire Destroys Connolly’s Irish Pub

    NEW YORK—A fast spreading two-alarm fire broke out and destroyed a popular family owned and operated Irish pub, Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, on West 45th... Read more

  • In this April 11, 2013, photo a home in the process of being raised is seen in the Broad Channel section of Queens, New York. Days before a self-imposed deadline meant to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, New York City’s home-repair program goal is 17 percent away from the 500 projects started and 500 reimbursement checks sent by Labor Day, but officials say they need only finalize paperwork to reach it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    In Sandy Turnaround Test, NYC Says It’ll Meet Goal

    NEW YORK—A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they’re... Read more

  • Police Commissioner of New York City Bill Bratton speaks at New York Ideas on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    NYPD Watching Britain’s Terror Threat Warning

    NEW YORK—New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says the city is closely following developments overseas after Britain raised its terror threat level. Bratton said Friday... Read more

  • Workers rally for an increase in the minimum wage at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on June 17, 2014. Several hundred fast-food workers and other low-wage employees from around New York gathered to pressure lawmakers to raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10.10 an hour and let local cities raise it even higher. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Workers Rally in NYC for Minimum Wage Increase, Demands Reach $30

    NEW YORK—In advance of elections, over a dozen campaigning politicians stood with workers at City Hall Thursday in support of a higher minimum wage, with... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio signs a series of bills into law, at the Blue Room in City Hall, New York, on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. One of them will require city jails to report data on the inmates placed in solitary confinement and the conditions of their confinement. (New York City Mayor's Office)

    New Law Requires Data Reporting on Solitary Confinement Conditions in NYC Jails

    Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law on Thursday a bill that will provide transparency on who gets placed into solitary confinement in the city’s... Read more

  • In this file photo, a kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Feb. 19, 2014. (Mel Evans/AP)

    Opioid Overdoses in NYC Increase 41 Percent Over Three Years

    Overdose deaths have spiked in New York City, increasing 41 percent from since 2010, according to new data released by the Health Department.  Opioids, including... Read more

  • President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew, right, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio participate in a news conference at City Hall in New York, Thursday, May 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    De Blasio’s Fiscal Burden

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio has never been shy about his liberal economic outlook. In his inaugural address, the mayor promised to “take dead aim... Read more

  • (MTA New York City Transit / Ernesto Ho, CC BY)

    After 5-Week G Train Outage, Riders Say They Prefer the Shuttle

    G train service is returning to Brooklyn and Queens next week, which means riders will lose the free transfer to the J and M lines... Read more

  • Rendering of Fordham Plaza. (DOT, DDC)

    See What Fordham Plaza Will Look Like This Time Next Year

    City officials gathered at Fordham Plaza transportation hub in the Bronx Wednesday for the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the plaza reconstruction. The fourth busiest Metro-North... Read more

  • Diners enjoy an evening at fabrick. (Samira Bouaou/ Epoch Times)

    A Playful Touch at David Burke’s fabrick

    At David Burke’s fabrick, which opened this spring, the dishes pop off the plate, sometimes in an architectural fashion, and sometimes in ways that recall... Read more

  • Do-it-yourself cured salmon. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    DIY Cured Salmon

    The trouble with cured salmon? We tend to treat it like, well … a treat. Cured salmon—with all its rich, salty, savory, lusciously fatty goodness—too... Read more

  • Tavern on the Green's Bar Room. (Robin Caiola)

    Fashion Plate Prix Fixe Returns to Upper West Side

    Taking place alongside Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sept. 4–11, Fashion Plate Prix Fixe offers diners a chance to try creative menus at different price points. Twenty-five... Read more

  • Grilled Chilean Sea Bass with Chinese honey. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times Staff)

    An Upscale, Modern Take on Cantonese at Hakkasan

    It’s not hard to get an excellent Chinese meal when one looks beyond neighborhood take-out. There are at least three different Chinatowns in the city,... Read more

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    Labor Day Weekend’s Pop-Up Steak Haus at Zeppelin Hall

    For Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30–Sept. 1) Zeppelin Hall executive chef Franco Robazetti offers diners their choice of a one-pound steak (rib eye, New York... Read more

  • Farm Roasted Chicken. (Daniel Krieger)

    The Back Room at One57 Now Open

    The Back Room at One57, an American grill, recently opened with executive chef Sebastien Archambault at the helm (Blue Duck Tavern, Washington, D.C.). Against the... Read more

  • Ben Peacock, owner of Tousey Winery in Germantown, N.Y., at last year's festival (Kelly Nulty)

    Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival Sept. 6–7

    The Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival will take place Sept. 6–7, featuring winemakers, distillers, and artisan food producers from New York state. The festival... Read more

  • People attend Diner en Blanc (French for Dinner in White) at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City on August 25, 2014. Approximately 5,000 people attended the pop-up dinner. The event happens once a year in New York and the location remains secret until about an hour before the dinner. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Dîner en Blanc Shines Again in New York (Photo Gallery)

    As the sun was setting, about 5,000 people gathered at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City, all dressed in white for a... Read more

  • Gato, Bobby Flay's latest New York restaurant. (Courtesy of Daniel Krieger).

    Gato: Bobby Flay Interprets Mediterranean

    It all started with an orange cat, possibly a stray. The feline weaved through Bobby Flay’s feet as he waited for the real estate broker... Read more

  • Curried shrimp salad. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    What to Serve With Your Labor Day Burgers and Dogs

    We’ll offer up some delicious sides that will complement whatever else you have on the menu. Start with the salad. In place of the classic... Read more

  • Grilled chicken paillard with peach and arugula salad. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Keep Labor Day Healthy With Grilled Chicken Salad

    Labor Day, summer’s last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly—Tell the truth!—we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers, and hot dogs? Check, check,... Read more

  • The Panagia celebration at the Ovelia restaurant in Astoria, New York, August 15, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Ovelia: A Panagias Celebration

    The Greeks can party like no one’s business. On a recent Friday evening at Ovelia, a Greek restaurant in Astoria, Queens, there was plenty of... Read more

  • Stieber’s Sweet Shoppe.
(Courtesy of Stieber's)

    Stieber’s Sweet Shop Now Open

    Going back to school has just gotten sweeter, with the opening of Stieber’s Sweet Shoppe on Bleecker Street.  “No one comes in here with a... Read more

  • The new location on Ludlow Street.

    100 Montaditos Opens New Location on Ludlow Street

    100 Montaditos, a restaurant chain from Spain, opened its second New York location on Aug. 19. The inspiration for 100 Montaditos derives from the Spanish... Read more

  • (Courtesy of Berg'n)

    Berg’n Opening Aug. 27

    Another Brooklyn foodie destination is soon to open in Crown Heights. Brooklyn Beer Hall Berg’n, set to open on Aug. 27, was created by the... Read more

  • Lexington's, in Murray Hill (Courtesy of Lexington's)

    Lexington’s Opens at The Court Hotel

    Lexington’s, an elegant lounge inside The Court Hotel in Murray Hill, has opened with the theme “Life After Five.” Small plates at Lexington’s. (Courtesy of... Read more

  • Chef Pichet Ong (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Thaithentic Food and Culture Festival to Take Place on Aug. 23

    Popular Thai chefs Hong Thaimee (“Iron Chef,” Ngam) and Pichet Ong will make appearances at the Thaithentic Food and Culture Festival on Aug. 23. The... Read more

  • Courtesy of Dîner en Blanc

    Dîner en Blanc Returns to New York

    Viral event Dîner en Blanc returns to New York for its 4th edition on Aug. 25, with 4,500 people expected to be in attendance. Originally... Read more

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    Today in Madison Square Park: Free Heart-Shaped Pretzels From ‘Cronut Maker’

    French pastry chef Dominique Ansel, the man who created the ‘Cronut‘ is back with a new treat—a heart-shaped pretzel.  Chef Dominique Ansel explains that he... Read more

  • Grapefruit and corn summer salsa. (AP Photo/MatthewMead)

    A Shaved Salsa That Needs No Tomatoes and No Chopping

    We generally assume two things about salsa that we shouldn’t. First, that it must involve tomatoes. Second, that the ingredients should be chopped. Because while... Read more

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    See Massive NYC Caribbean Celebration – West Indian Day Carnival Parade 2014 (Photos)

    NEW YORK—Sporting a superman shirt and a massive feathered headpiece, Trinidadian flag in hand, Anjali Brathwaite, 10, was ready to celebrate her heritage at the... Read more

  • Horse carriage drivers near Central Park hold up posters in support of the People's Climate March, on Sept. 1, 2014. The horse carriage industry announced that they plan to attend the Sept. 21 march that will be the largest organized event to call attention to the negative effects of climate change. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    NYC Horse Carriage Drivers to Join People’s Climate March

    NEW YORK— Local carriage drivers announced on Monday that they will participate in the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21—anticipated to be the world’s largest... Read more

  • People dressed in Brazil's colors cheer as José Daniel Camillo takes the stage at the 30th anniversary of Brazilian Day New York celebration on Aug. 31, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Brazil Week Ends With a Festive Blast of Samba

    NEW YORK—Over 1.5 million people crowded the streets across sixth avenue Sunday to dance samba and celebrate Brazilian Independence Day.  New York City has seen... Read more

  • The Tribute in Light rises above buildings during a test in New York, on Sept. 10, 2013. While the plaza at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be closed to the public, during the September 11 commemoration ceremony and much of the rest of the day, it will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight for those who want to pay respects and view one of the anniversary's most evocative traditions, the twin beams called the Tribute in Light. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Memorial Will Be Open on Night of 9/11?

    NEW YORK—The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks’ anniversary this year, the first time the general public will... Read more

  • Exterminator Manuel Medina from M&M Pest Control in Chinatown prepares to work at a restaurant in Manhattan, New York, Aug. 11, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Relentless Rats of New York City

    NEW YORK—Health department fines have cost the owner of a popular Lower Manhattan restaurant $3,000 a year. Following a barrage of inconsistent health inspections, coupled... Read more

  • Rita McMahon, Co-Founder and Director of the Wild Bird Fund, holds a Kestrel falcon at the center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Aug. 28, 2014.  (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York Too Busy to Care? Center Rescues City’s Injured Birds

    We’ll never recover our reputation for being a tough, brutally “Darwinian” city after you hear what goes on at the Wild Bird Fund, tucked behind... Read more

  • Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco the Director of the Juvenile Justice Project in her office in Manhattan on Aug. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, Director of Juvenile Justice Project on Protecting Children

    NEW YORK—For 23 hours a day, and for more than 300 days, there was nothing. There was nothing except the screams from nearby cells. The... Read more

  • Kathleen Mooney, a prekindergarten teacher, in a prekindergarten classroom at P.S. 307 Daniel Hale Williams in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 28, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    NYC Pre-K Almost Full Despite Few Safety Issues

    NEW YORK—A week before schools open their doors, the city’s newly expanded prekindergarten classes are still not all booked, but close enough for Mayor Bill... Read more

  • People wait to board the D Train at the 34th Street platform in New York City on May 23, 2012. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Stop the Screech: Assemblyman Calls for Less Subway Noise

    NEW YORK—Assemblyman William Colton’s bill to reduce subway noise is sitting on the governor’s desk, pending approval.  Colton first introduced the bill last year hoping... Read more

  • Hazel, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi at Yappy Hour, an event for the Humane Society of New York bringing attention for adoptions on National Dog Day on Aug. 26, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    National Dog Day Turns Into Party on Park Avenue (+Photos)

    Dogs dressed up in lace and frills or in their birthday suits arrived for Tuesday’s dog party outside Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan. The three-hour... Read more

  • People attend Diner en Blanc (French for Dinner in White) at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City on August 25, 2014. Approximately 5,000 people attended the pop-up dinner. The event happens once a year in New York and the location remains secret until about an hour before the dinner. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Dîner en Blanc Shines Again in New York (Photo Gallery)

    As the sun was setting, about 5,000 people gathered at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City, all dressed in white for a... Read more

  • Members from Throw2Catch perform at the Summer Stage festival at Marcus Garvey Park in New York, August 19, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    City in Focus: Summer Circus Act

    Artists from around the world come to New York every summer for the Summer Stage festival, which features a slate of free performances provided by the City... Read more

  • Draft wheel (the only to survive New York City's Civil War Draft Riots), 1863. (New York Historical Society)

    From the Subway Token to the Bagel: New York City in 101 Objects

    NEW YORK—In 2011 British Museum director Neil MacGregor completed an ambitious book and radio series that sought to describe 2 million years of humanity though... Read more

  • Jerome Audureau closes the gate for his bakery, Once Upon a Tart for the last time after 23 years in SoHo, Manhattan, on Aug. 23, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Is There Room for Small Businesses in NYC?

    NEW YORK—Twenty-three years ago, Once Upon A Tart was one of three establishments to open on Sullivan Street in SoHo, a working class family neighborhood... Read more

  • Marla Mossman, a photographer and artist who traveled along the Silk Road countries to document vanishing cultures, at her home in Manhattan on Aug. 15. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Marla Mossman, on Documenting Disappearing Cultures

    NEW YORK—The car came to a halt; there was a roadblock in the mountains of Kabul, Afghanistan. A woman had just been captured. Her translator... Read more

  • Demonstrators play their musical instruments outside Lincoln Center during a protest over a labor dispute with New York's Metropolitan Opera in New York on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The Met reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Metropolitan Opera Reaches Deal With Stagehands

    NEW YORK—New York City’s Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements... Read more

  • Curatorial assistant Jeongho Park gives a gallery talk about the Men in Armor exhibit at the Frick Collection, Aug. 15. (Lucas Chilczuk)

    Two Soldiers, Two Painters, a Four-Person Drama at the Frick Collection

    NEW YORK—Presumably, Men in Armor, the Frick Collection’s two-portrait fall exhibit, is a comparison of Vincenzo Anastagi and Jacopo Boncompagni. Both were fighting men of... Read more

  • Time is running out to enjoy the 2014 Governors Island season. (Shutterstock*)

    Unseen City: A Short Journey to Another World

    NEW YORK—Sometimes I feel like I spend a lot of time attempting to convince overworked colleagues to get out and enjoy New York City. There... Read more

  • The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performing on Carnegie Hall’s Perelman Stage on Oct. 27, 2013. The orchestra returns again this October with a new program that combines music of East and West. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Returns to Carnegie Hall October 2014

    Many in history have tried but failed. The task of harmonizing music from the East with the West is a daunting one, yet one orchestra... Read more

  • Hundreds of Star Wars fans gathered on Washington Square, New York City on Aug. 9 to engage in massive lightsaber battle. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Star Wars: Mass Lightsaber Battle on Washington Square, NYC (Photos, Video)

    NEW YORK—Hundreds of Star Wars fans, both sporadic and die hard, gathered on Washington Square, New York City on Aug. 9 evening to engage in... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama walks to Air Force One from Marine One prior to departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, on Sept. 2, 2014. Obama is traveling to Tallinn, Estonia, before continuing to Wales, United Kingdom for a NATO summit. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    NATO to Oppose Russian Aggression, Says Obama

    WASHINGTON—Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops... Read more

  • In this Aug. 6, 2014 file photo, New York state Lt. Gov. candidate Kathy Hochul speaks to an audience while attending the New Kings Democrats Meeting in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hochul is facing a primary challenge from Columbia University law professor Tim Wu. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Video: Teachout-Wu “Dossiers” Attack Hochul’s Environmental Record

    NEW YORK—The Teachout-Wu campaign has launched an all out assault on the governor’s running mate as the prospect of displacing Cuomo himself evaporates.  While the... Read more

  • Congressman Michael Grimmm speaks about Sandy recovery during a press conference on Staten Island, New York, Aug. 27, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    NYC Sandy Recovery Program a Disgrace, Congressman Says

    NEW YORK—Congressman Michael Grimm had harsh words to say on a sunny Wednesday morning about the city’s troubled Hurricane Sandy recovery program Build it Back... Read more

  • NYC Commissioner William J. Bratton, announcing largest indicted gang case in NYC history at the NYPD headquarters, in Manhattan, on June 4, 2014. (Benjamin Chasten/Epoch Times)

    Poll: Most New Yorkers Support Broken Windows Policing

    New Yorkers across all races support broken windows policing, but say police brutality is a a serious problem, according to a new poll. Broken windows... Read more

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  • In this Aug 7, 2014, photo Fordham University law professor and liberal activist Zephyr Teachout speaks to supporters in the Brooklyn borough of New York before appearing in court where she faces a residency challenge designed to prevent her Democratic Primary challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Teachout, who resides in Brooklyn, said she spends summers in Vermont because her family lives there but said the residency challenge is unfounded. A decision is expected in a few days. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

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  • Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu at a campaign stop in Little Italy on July 22, 2014. (Allen Xie/Epoch Times)

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  • Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, M.D., director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, center, speaks at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, August 20,2008. (Associated Press/Gerald Herbert)

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  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during his meeting with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, at the President's residence in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Cuomo had lots to say about the underground tunnels he saw after returning from a trip to Israel, but once again he was asked about the Moreland Commission. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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  • Richard Emery, in Houston, on April 9, 2008. Emery, a former civil rights lawyer, was appointed less than a month ago by Mayor Bill de Blasio and needs to improve the image of the Civil Complaint Review Board. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

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  • Onlookers at the Dominican Day Parade holding a Cuomo campaign poster, in Manhattan, New York, on August 10, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

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  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a press conference with members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors "Cities of Opportunity Task Force," at Gracie Mansion, New York, Aug. 11, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    30 Democratic Mayors Meet in NYC to Discuss Income Inequality

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  • The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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  • State Senate candidate John Liu and campaign staffers at the gates of Bayside High School in Queens, New York City, on Aug. 1, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

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  • Larry Schwartz (L) secretary to the governor, talks to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (Mike Groll/Associated Press)

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  • Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins on the steps of Tweed Courthouse in lower Manhattan, New York, on August 4, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Green Party Candidate to Still Run in Teachout Primary Upset

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  • Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie

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  • President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders to discuss foreign policy, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., the president, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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  • Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco the Director of the Juvenile Justice Project in her office in Manhattan on Aug. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, Director of Juvenile Justice Project on Protecting Children

    NEW YORK—For 23 hours a day, and for more than 300 days, there was nothing. There was nothing except the screams from nearby cells. The... Read more

  • Marla Mossman, a photographer and artist who traveled along the Silk Road countries to document vanishing cultures, at her home in Manhattan on Aug. 15. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Marla Mossman, on Documenting Disappearing Cultures

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  • Kate Shin, real estate developer and owner of Waterfall Mansion. (Courtesy of Mark Roskams)

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    NEW YORK—The light from Waterfall Mansion seeped through its leaf-patterned, steel gate, scattering shadows of leaves on the concrete sidewalk. Faint sounds of laughter and... Read more

  • Scott Pilgrim, a computer science student at Brooklyn College, in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, New York, on Aug. 5, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Scott Pilgrim, on Making the Effort for Introspection

    NEW YORK—It would be easy for Scott Pilgrim to watch Netflix, and avoid thinking about his problems. The social awkwardness with roots in childhood insecurities,... Read more

  • Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma, Executive Director of the Children’s Orchestra Society, poses at the Queens Botanical Garden, in Flushing, New York City, on July 22, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: The Untold Story of Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma, Violin Prodigy and Medical Doctor

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  • Roger Quan, also known as Rogue, at his magic shop in Elmhurst, Queens, on July 15. Rogue has performed his tricks on “America’s Got Talent.” (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Magician Rogue Overcomes Insecurities on ‘America’s Got Talent’

    NEW YORK—On a recent episode of “America’s Got Talent,” Rogue, a lanky, Asian male, politely asked former Spice Girl Melanie Brown to shoot him in... Read more

  • Real life superhero, Chris Pollak AKA Dark Guardian, poses in Washington Square Park where he routinely monitors at night, in Manhattan, on July 11, 2014. Pollak was inspired to watch over the park after he learned about a rape and robbery that took place in the city during the 70’s in which people saw and heard but did nothing about. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Chris Pollak, a Real Life Superhero

    NEW YORK—In the darkest hours of night, Chris Pollak roams the city for unscrupulous behavior. Wearing a bulletproof vest, and a belt that holds first... Read more

  • 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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    NEW YORK—Tourists. They are the cause of the slowness of pace, the infinitude of unnecessary and poorly composed photographs. They instill vexation, irritation, and eye-rolling... Read more

  • Senator Tony Avella

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    NEW YORK—Sitting in an office filled with documents, artwork by small children, and an exceptionally neat desk, New York state Sen. Tony Avella resembled a... Read more

  • ABT Studio Company ballerina Rachel Richardson underneath the Manhattan Bridge. This image was captured by 41-year-old Luis Pons, a relatively new photographer who picked up the camera at a late age and has gained the trust of many of New York City's most pre-eminent ballet dancers within six months. (Courtesy of Luis Pons)

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    NEW YORK—Underneath a grayish purple sky, ballerina Rachel Richardson, of the American Ballet Theater Studio Company, posed on pointe; her left leg lifted into a... Read more

  • 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)

    This Is New York: Alex Rovt, a Billionaire Who Listens to His Mother

    NEW YORK— Alex Rovt, the president of fertilizer company IBE Trade Corporation, is a towering man with a thick mustache and a net worth of... Read more

  • 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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    NEW YORK—Wouldn’t it be nice if there existed a simple point-and-shoot camera that was equipped with a regular lens, a wide angle lens, and the... Read more

  • Brooklyn Community Chorus vocalists conclude Father's Day Pledge with "Great Gettin' Up Morning" rendition in Manhattan, on June 11, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Men Pledge Against Domestic Violence on City Hall Steps

    An impassioned gathering of men—young and old, of varying ethnicities, high school students and community leaders—spoke Wednesday on the steps of City Hall for the... Read more

  • John Murdock holds a Godzilla made of several balloons tied ogether in Washington Square Park, New York City on May 30, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: John Murdock, a Philosophical Balloon Man

    NEW YORK—John Murdock, a balloon artist, struggled to make his giant Godzilla balloon sit upright on a bush in Washington Square Park. There was a... Read more

  • Leslie Venokur, co-founder of Big City Moms, at the Gracie Mews Diner on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on May 20, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—Leslie Venokur, co-founder of Big City Moms, is like a celebrity among mothers in New York City. When she takes off her sunglasses on... Read more

  • John Stoltzfoos, an Amish farmer from Millport Dairy in Lancaster County, Pa., at his stand in Union Square in Manhattan on May 9, 2014. He holds a piece of his cheese as he says cheese.(Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: John Stoltzfoos, an Amish Farmer in the Urban Jungle

    NEW YORK—Beneath a soot-tinted yellow tent, John Stoltzfoos, a 48-year-old Amish farmer, sells his raw milk cheese and pickles at the Union Square Greenmarket. A... Read more

  • Robert Diamond rediscovering the tunnel entrance circa 1980. He gained entry into the tunnel's main chamber in 1981. (Courtesy of BHRA)

    This Is New York: Robert Diamond, On Finding the Lost Atlantic Avenue Tunnel

    NEW YORK— Robert Diamond was surprised to smell an earthy, forest-like scent as he climbed down the manhole on Court Street and Atlantic Avenue. He... Read more

  • Kenneth Podziba, president of Bike New York, at his office in Manhattan on April 23, 2014. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—Even before Kenneth Podziba became the president of Bike New York, he thought the most beautiful and powerful moments in the city happened when... Read more

  • Simona-Mirela Miculescu, permanent representative of Romania to the United Nations, at her office in Manhattan on April 16. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Simona-Mirela Miculescu, Romania’s Singing UN Ambassador

    NEW YORK—In between meetings with political and diplomatic elites, Romania’s Ambassador to the U.N. Simona-Mirela Miculescu found time to record an album with four other... Read more

  • Neuroscientist Dr. Lucy Brown in Manhattan on April 7, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—To Dr. Lucy Brown, dopamine cells are the most beautiful sight in the world. When she looks under the microscope she sees a universe... Read more

  • A young man is stopped by a New York police officer at the 34th Penn station subway station in Manhattan on Aug. 7, 2012. Recently, the chief medical examiner's office ruled a homicide in the case of a man who caused a disturbance while high on PCP and died after police restrained him and transported him to a hospital. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

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  • A Rossi .38 revolver used to shoot police officer John Hirschberger in the leg, in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (NYPD)

    NYC Shootings High: One Dead, Two Policemen Injured

    Although NYPD statistics show the massive outbreak of gun violence since April is finally dwindling, one man was shot dead in the Bronx this weekend... Read more

  • Nicole Diggs is shown, Valhalla, N.Y., June 2014. Diggs, who is charged in the death of her 8-year-old disabled daughter, could inherit nearly a million dollars from the girl's trust fund, even if she's convicted. (AP Photo/Westchester County Department of Correction)

    Mom Charged in Girl’s Death Could Get Trust Fund

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million... Read more

  • Indictment Likely in NYC Toddler’s Death

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  • A police officer stands near a crime scene in New York, on Monday, July 28, 2014. For the second time in less than a month a hunt for a fugitive ended in gunfire in the city on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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    NEW YORK—An armed fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges in the South was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who... Read more

  • NYC Teacher Arrested, Allegedly Sent Obscene Snapchat of Himself to Student, Twitter Users Respond

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  • In this July 29, 2014, photo Joseph Beer is escorted from the courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., where he reached a plea deal. Beer, a New York City teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree in 2012, killing four of his friends, is due to be sentenced in a Long Island courtroom. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    NY Teen Gets 5 to 15 Years for Wreck That Killed 4

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  • Damaged trees are seen at the site of a fatal car crash in North Babylon, N.Y., on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. A woman and her four passengers, including three children, were returning home from a family gathering on Saturday when their car veered off a Long Island highway, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing all of them, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Newsday, James Carbone)

    Fatal Car Crash Takes Lives of Mother, Children, and Grandmother

    BABYLON, N.Y.— A woman, her three children, and their grandmother were returning home from a family gathering when their car veered off a Long Island... Read more

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  • Firefighters outside the scene of contained 4-alarm fire in Upper Manhattan, New York on Aug. 18, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

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  • One Dead in 4-Alarm Manhattan Fire

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  • Wrongfully Convicted NYC Man Settles Suit for $10M

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  • Man Charged in 3-State Crime Spree Faces Judge

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  • NYPD officers stand next to the crime scene where a shootout occurred, which left an NYPD detective and two U.S. marshals wounded, in the West Village on Monday. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Unlicensed Cab Driver Struck and Killed Cyclist at Dangerous Park Avenue Intersection

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  • Mary Rain (L), District Attorney for St. Lawrence County, and county Sheriff Kevin M. Wells are followed by a pair of FBI agents while on their way to a news conference on Aug. 16, 2014 in Canton, N.Y. Wells briefed the media on the arrest of two people in suspected connection with the abduction of two young Amish sisters from their family’s roadside vegetable stand on Aug. 13. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Melanie Kimber Lago)

    More Charges Planned Against Amish-Kidnap Suspects

    CANTON, N.Y.—More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor... Read more

  • Commuters and train passengers walk through the main concourse of of Grand Central Station 12 May 1998 in New York. (Jon Levy/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK—Police say a drunken straphanger has stabbed three men on a subway train pulling into New York’s Grand Central Terminal. The altercation happened early... Read more

  • Two workers were rescued from the scaffolding on the 21st floor of a building in Manhattan, New York, on Monday, August 10, 2014. (New York Fire Department)

    Window Washers Saved in Dramatic 21st Floor Rescue

    NEW YORK—Two window washers dangling outside the 21st floor of a Manhattan office building near City Hall were rescued Monday afternoon by firefighters. It wasn’t... Read more

  • Left: Tony Stewart stands in the garage during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C. on April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) Background: This image provided by Logan Messerly shows ambulances on the scene at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday Aug. 9, 2014 in Canandaigua, N.Y. Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person at a New York dirt track where Tony Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. (AP Photo/Logan Messerly)

    NASCAR’s Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Driver on NY Track

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  • First responders in front of tour coaches damaged in a collision in Times Square, New York City, on August 5, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Theater District Tour Bus Crash Injures 14

    NEW YORK—Two double-decker tour buses collided in the Manhattan Theater District on Tuesday, injuring 14 people. The collision, which happened at about 3:15 p.m., also... Read more