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  • NYC-Area Airports Have Canceled, Delayed Flights

    NEWARK, N.J.—The mild weather was fine for the first Super Bowl in the Northeast, but a snowstorm is making it tough to fly out of... Read more

  • Arrest Made in Queens Hit-Run

    NEW YORK—A man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured four people at a bus stop in Queens. Louis Andrade faces... Read more

  • Cause of Manhattan Manhole Explosions Investigated

    NEW YORK—Authorities are investigating the cause of three manhole explosions in midtown Manhattan. Fire officials responded to 450 W. 42nd Street after receiving calls of... Read more

  • One World Trade Center (C) is reflected on the polished wall of the September 11 Memorial on the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2013. The 9/11 Memorial is one of a number of relatively new must-see attractions for Super Bowl fans visiting the New York City area. (Alejandra Villa/AP)

    Ground Zero: A Quiet Spot Amid Super Bowl Revelry

    NEW YORK—Amid the revelry of Super Bowl week, there is at least one spot in New York that remains quiet and reflective—Ground zero. Thousands of... Read more

  • Graphic of multiple bitcoins. New York state financial regulators are under way to make New York the first state to spearhead regulations for virtual currencies like bit coin. (Bitcoin Project)

    As Bitcoin Popularity Explodes, New York to Pioneer Regulation

    NEW YORK—State financial regulators are well under way to make New York the first state to spearhead regulations for virtual currencies like bitcoin. As popularity... Read more

  • New Program to Train NY Residents for Emergencies

    ALBANY, N.Y.— A new Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program aims to train New Yorkers to be ready for disasters and emergencies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says... Read more

  • Fans play an interactive video game outside MetLife Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos, in East Rutherford, N.J., Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Transit Woes, Mild Temps Mark NJ–NY Super Bowl

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—The first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl in the nation’s most congested region confounded skeptics on the first count, as unseasonably warm temperatures served... Read more

  • Fifth grade students during their homeroom class at Achievement First Bushwick charter school in Brooklyn, New York, Jan 30, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Advocacy Group Opposes Charter Schools Construction Cuts

    NEW YORK—A charter school advocacy group is alarmed by the funding cuts to a charter school construction program proposed by the New York City Department... Read more

  • Football fans enter the Secaucus Junction in Secaucus, N.J., Feb. 2, 2014. (Matt Rourke/AP)

    Fans Raucus and Joyful on the Way to Super Bowl

    Super Bowl fever infected local New Yorkers as they headed toward MetLife Stadium Sunday afternoon. The warm weather had everyone in a festive mood. Many... Read more

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman at Lionsgate's "'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Los Angeles Premiere on Nov, 18, 2013. Police say Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. (Alexandra Wyman/Invision for Lionsgate/AP)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC Apartment

    NEW YORK—Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other characters so vivid... Read more

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

    Brooklyn Pushes for 20 mph Speed Limit Citywide

    NEW YORK—Nearly a hundred Brooklyn residents showed up at Prospect Park on a day’s notice to show support for a state bill that would allow... Read more

  • NYC’s Penn Station Awash in Football Fans

    NEW YORK— Super Bowl ticket holders are turning New York City’s Penn Station into a sea of color as they make their way to New... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a ceremony to pass official hosting duties of next year's Super Bowl to representatives from Arizona,  New York, Feb. 1, 2014. Fellow Republicans are assessing the damage of new allegations that Gov. Christie knew about a traffic-blocking operation orchestrated by top aides. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Top Republicans Stand by NJ Gov. Christie

    High-profile Republicans were adamant Sunday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should not resign from his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA)... Read more

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (C) between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (L) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holding souvenir football helmets after a ceremony to pass official hosting duties of next year's Super Bowl to Arizona, in New York, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Super Bowl No Respite for Scandal Around Christie

    TRENTON, N.J.—The Super Bowl being played in New Jersey Sunday is not providing a respite from scandal for Gov. Chris Christie. Some Republicans say allegations... Read more

  • Long Island Town Withdraws From Deer-Culling Plan

    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y.—Amid staunch opposition from animal-rights groups, a wealthy Long Island community has withdrawn from a federal program that would have used sharpshooters to... Read more

  • NY State Museum to Exhibit Native American Artwork

    ALBANY, N.Y.— The State Museum in Albany has acquired the works of 18 artists from Native American tribes across New York and plans to feature... Read more

  • NYC Domino’s Settles Wages Suit for $1.3 Million

    NEW YORK—Delivery workers at a Domino’s pizza shop in New York City have accepted nearly $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit in which they claimed... Read more

  • New York City Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Jan 29, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    City Schools Head Cuts Money for Charter Schools to Build Up Class Space

    NEW YORK—The city’s schools chancellor has announced changes to the Department of Education’s capital program that divert the entire budget of the charter school construction... Read more

  • Rachel Klingberg, founder of the Bartitsu Club of New York City and associate director of online communications at Pace University, in the entrance of her home near Washington Square Park on Jan. 22, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Rachel Klingberg on Conquering Timidity

    NEW YORK—It’s as if Rachel Klingberg fell into this world from another time.  Everything about her—from her gait and her style, to the building that... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio addresses school principals at the Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York, Jan 29, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    De Blasio Wants State Money to Reduce Class Sizes

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed using money the state owes the city to reduce class sizes at an annual meeting with school principals on... Read more

  • A 2009 booking photo of Ismaaiyl Brinsley after an arrest on a felony robbery charge. Authorities say Brinsley ambushed two NYC police officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Springfield, Ohio Police Department)

    After 24 Hours, Police Dredge Up Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s Past

    NEW YORK—After investigating the shooter of two slain cops for twenty-four hours, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce shared his findings in a press briefing late... Read more

  • Herman Schnipper, 91, who was a NAVY photographer aboard the USS Astoria during WWII, in Hackensack, N.J., on Dec. 9, 2014. The 1,500 prints—sheathed in plastic, captioned and stored in his Hackensack apartment—depict in black-and-white splendor the drama and drudgery of military service. (AP Photo/Northjersey.com, Mitsu Yasukawa)

    WWII Veteran Wants to ‘Show People the War’

    HACKENSACK, N.J.—Thoughts and words come fitfully to the old sailor. But Herman Schnipper, 91, is adamant about his wishes for the pictures he took while... Read more

  • MTA train service supervisor Tweh Friday monitors a subway interlocking switch and signal control board, at the 4th Street MTA Supervisory Tower in New York on Dec. 16, 2014. The 1930s technology of switches and relays requires a human operator to use hand levers to manually route trains and keep them separated at safe distances. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYC Subways Slowly Upgrading From 1930s-Era Technology

    NEW YORK—New York City’s subways — the nation’s biggest mass transit network — serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a... Read more

  • New Jersey State Police Capt. Stephen Jones during a news conference in Tabernacle, N.J., on Nov. 20, 2014. New Jersey's statewide police union issued an email alert warning officers to take extra caution after two NYPD officers were murdered. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    New Jersey Police Union Warns of ‘Heightened Hostility’

    TRENTON, N.J.—New Jersey’s statewide police union issued an email alert to the group’s 33,000 members Sunday warning them to take extra caution after two NYPD... Read more

  • Detectives union president Michael Palladino (3rd L) joins Mayor Bill de Blasio (C) during a promotions ceremony for detectives in New York on Dec. 19, 2014. Even as New York’s police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Crime in NYC Drops Even as Tactics Draw Criticism

    NEW YORK—Even as New York’s police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show... Read more

  • Haley & Jason Binn's Annual DuJour Summer Kick Off Soiree with The Borgata Hotel & Casino at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on May 26, 2013 in Bridgehampton, New York. A new casino with a Wizard of Oz theme is planned near Syracuse. (Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images for DuJour Magazine)

    New York Oneida Indians Plan Wizard of Oz Casino

    CHITTENANGO, N.Y.—The Oneida Indian Nation has announced plans to open a $20 million casino with a “Wizard of Oz” theme in the village where Oz... Read more

  • Anti-fracking demonstrators protest on 51st Street and 7th Avenue as President Obama arrives at the Sheraton Hotel, at 52nd Street, on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

    Some New York Farmers ‘Devastated’ Over Lost Potential Fracking Fortune

    ALBANY, N.Y.—While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York’s decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving... Read more

  • (L-R) Michael Brown Sr., father of Michael Brown Jr.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for Michael Brown Jr's family; Reverand Al Sharpton; Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, Mother of Akai Kareem Gurley's daughter; Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown Jr, and Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner attend a press conference on the eve of Thanksgiving to pray and address the events of the last few days regarding the grand jury verdict of police officer Darren Wilson on Nov. 26, 2014, in New York City. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Eric Garner’s Family and Rev. Al Sharpton Condemn Police Shootings

    Two New York Police Department officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon by a man from Baltimore in a planned act of retribution.  Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28,... Read more

  • A police officer pauses as he listens to New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference at Woodhull Hospital following the killing of two New York City police officers on Dec. 20, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    2 NYPD Killed in Revenge for Eric Garner’s Death

    NEW YORK—A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New York City... Read more

  • President Barack Obama during a press conference in the White House Dec. 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama: No Justification for Murder of NYC Police

    HONOLULU—President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York. Obama says there’s... Read more

  • Protesters against police brutality across from a pro-cop rally, not pictured, in front of City Hall, Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 19, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    New York City Pro-Cop Rally Becomes Shouting Match With Eric Garner Protesters

    NEW YORK—Roughly a hundred protesters, from opposing sides of the citywide conversation on whether NYPD policing was too aggressive in the wake of Eric Garner’s... Read more

  • Students at the Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, N.Y., on Aug. 29. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York Graduation Rate Inches Up

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—New York’s high school graduation rate improved slightly to 76.4 percent last year, even with higher learning standards, education officials said Thursday, but Gov... Read more

  • Singer Natalie Merchant leads a group of anti-fracking activists in a rendition of Pete Seeger's "This Land is Our Land" during an event at the New York State Capitol building in Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, to thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Patrick Dodson)

    Pollsters Discuss Politics of Fracking Ban

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic... Read more

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

    De Blasio’s Overall Approval Rating Holds Steady, Says Poll

    NEW YORK—More than half of New Yorkers are unhappy with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of relations between police and the community in the wake... Read more

  • New York's biggest lockup, Riker's Island jail, on June 20. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    US Sues New York City Over Rikers Island Abuses

    Dissatisfied with the city’s progress on Rikers Island jail reforms, federal authorities announced on Thursday it will sue the city and its corrections department for... Read more

  • Bill Graby, a dairy farmer, on his land in Sullivan County, N.Y., on Nov. 13, 2014. Graby was forced to file bankruptcy and may lose his over 100-year-old family farm. The recent decision announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to ban fracking throughout the state of New York has struck a nerve among upstate landowners. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Landowners React to Fracking Ban

    Wednesday’s decision by the Cuomo administration to ban fracking in New York has struck a nerve among upstate landowners, particularly those in the southern tier... Read more

  • Protesters march against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Suspect for Assaulting Police During Saturday Brooklyn Bridge Protest Turns Himself Over to Police

    NEW YORK—Early Thursday morning, one of the suspects in the case of assaulting two police officers last Saturday during mass protests turned himself in, police... Read more

  • A boy uses a computer in the East Elmhurst public library branch in the Queens borough of New York, on Oct. 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Queens Public Library President Thomas Galante Fired by Board

    After months of being suspended and investigated for using library funds for personal use, Queens Public Library President Thomas Galante was fired by the library’s... Read more

  • Demonstrators march to protest the death of Eric Garner, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    Judge Recuses Himself in New York Police Chokehold Review

    NEW YORK—A New York judge overseeing a request for grand jury records in the Eric Garner chokehold case has recused himself. The New York Times... Read more

  • New York City mayor Bill de Blasio speaks with youth incarcerated at the Robert N. Davoren Center, a facility within the city's Rikers Island jail complex, during a visit on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (New York Daily News)

    Mayor Visits Rikers Island, Says Reforms Have Improved Conditions for Young Inmates

    NEW YORK—The city’s Rikers Island jail complex, rife with newly exposed abuses revealed by investigative media reports and a federal investigation, has finally ended solitary... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Mineola, N.Y., on Oct. 27, 2014. There is no deal on a pay raise for state lawmakers because they haven’t agreed to a series of campaign finance and ethics reforms, Gov. Cuomo said on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Newsday, Alejandra Villa)

    Cuomo Wants Reforms Before Legislators Get Raises

    ALBANY, N.Y.—There is no deal on a pay raise for state lawmakers because they haven’t agreed to a series of campaign finance and ethics reforms,... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (L) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a news conference in New York on Oct. 24, 2014. Legislation to overhaul how the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is governed remains unsigned by both states' governors. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Bills Aimed at Reforming Port Authority Remain Unsigned

    TRENTON, N.J.—Even after a second report was released on the politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, legislation to overhaul how the Port... Read more

  • New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at a press conference in his office in Downtown Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 8, 2014. Schneiderman called on the New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to appoint him to prosecute cases of police officers killing unarmed civilians. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    NY Attorney General Seeks Power to Prosecute Police Killings

    NEW YORK—New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asked Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday to authorize him, instead of District Attorneys (DA), to prosecute all cases... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (R) helps resident Nancy Barletta through the snow at her house in West Seneca, N.Y., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The billionaire appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to oversee the Thruway Authority has resigned. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New York State Thruway Authority Chairman Resigns

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The billionaire appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to oversee the Thruway Authority has resigned as the agency deals with the fallout from how it... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio addresses the Climate Change Summit, at United Nations headquarters on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. De Blasio on Wednesday will create a new agency, the Office of Sustainability, and name Clinton White House veteran Nilda Mesa its first director, administration officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Mayor Naming Sustainability Officer

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio is poised to take another step toward achieving his lofty goal of making the nation’s largest city its greenest one... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York’s Times Square on Nov. 3, 2014. An advocate for the disabled has sued the Cuomo administration for detailed disclosures about crimes against disabled individuals. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Suit Seeks Information About Disabled Abuse

    ALBANY, N.Y.—An advocate for the disabled has sued the Cuomo administration for detailed disclosures about crimes against disabled individuals in state care and is questioning... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at Democratic election headquarters in New York on Nov. 4, 2014. De Blasio spoke at a forum in Washington, D.C., urging fellow Democrats to reject "safe" campaign themes. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Democrats Must Keep Progressive Vision, Says Mayor

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday urged his fellow Democrats to articulate a clear progressive message and reject the “safe” campaign themes that he... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 17, 2014. Christie’s brash, say-it-like-it-is persona has made him a political celebrity. But as he relinquishes his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association this week, Christie shifts from advocate for others to salesman for himself as a potential 2016 presidential candidate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Christie’s Personality Comes Under Scrutiny

    DAVENPORT, Iowa—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s brash, say-it-like-it-is persona has made him a political celebrity. But as he relinquishes his position as chairman of the... Read more

  • Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos in Rye Brook, N.Y., on May 15, 2014. Skelos announced he would support legislative pay raises for lawmakers and state commissioners if the question came up in a lame-duck session this year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NY Senate GOP Backs Deal With Breakaway Democrats

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The unusual power-sharing arrangement in the New York state Senate between Republicans and a splinter faction of Democrats will continue despite the GOP’s gains,... Read more

  • New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli accepting his party's nomination for re-election during the opening session of the state's Democratic Convention, in Melville, N.Y., May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NY Comptroller DiNapoli Eyes Municipal Finances, Contractor Use

    ALBANY, N.Y.—After a solid win at the polls, New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli plans new initiatives to examine the effectiveness of economic development programs and... Read more

  • City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at City Hall in New York City, July 24, 2014. (William Alatriste/Epoch Times)

    The City Council Scoop: Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Admits She Has Smoked Weed

    NEW YORK—City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito commented Thursday in the City Hall Red Room on a variety of key issues—President Barack Obama moving forward with... Read more

  • New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi, left, listens to Tammy Snyder Murphy, center, as they sit with her husband, Philip Murphy, during a gathering to announce the launch of New Start New Jersey, a group that seeks to influence policy to strengthen New Jersey's middle class, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Bon Jovi, Gubernatorial Hopeful Debut Policy Group

    NEWARK, N.J.—New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi was one of a host of heavy hitters to support the launch Monday of a middle-class advocacy group... Read more

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

    Election Highlights New York’s Upstate-Downstate Divide

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

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo (R) celebrates with his running mate, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul after defeating Republican challenger Rob Astorino, at Democratic election headquarters in New York, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Post-Election, Cuomo’s Relationship With Liberals More Strained Than Ever

    NEW YORK—Gov. Andrew Cuomo won a second term after promising liberals he would fight to raise the minimum wage, protect abortion rights, and pass public... Read more

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrates his election night victory in Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel on Nov. 4, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Democrats Re-elected in New York

    NEW YORK—A win for the Democrats was expected. The uncertain part of the equation was by how much they would win. Democrats swept up the... Read more

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a Women’s Equality Party rally in New York Oct. 23, 2014. (Laura Cooksey/Epoch Times)

    Cuomo Coasts to 2nd Term as New York’s Governor

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Gov. Andrew Cuomo won a second term on Tuesday by easily dispatching a challenge from Republican Rob Astorino, becoming the first Democratic governor since his... Read more

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. signs in at his poling station in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    McConnell Wins Ky. as GOP Bids for Senate Majority

    WASHINGTON— Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell won a hard-fought sixth term Tuesday, putting him a step closer to his lifelong dream of becoming majority leader... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his running mate Kathy Hochul, and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at a rally on the eve of the mid-term elections, in Times Square, New York, on Nov. 3, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Cuomo Makes Final Push With Strong Rhetoric From the Left

    NEW YORK—On the eve of election day, incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a step to the left.  In front of hundreds of labor union members... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez speak privately at a press conference before signing an executive order raising the living wage law on September 30, 2014 in New York City (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    De Blasio Hustles for a Democratic State Senate

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio has had to work overtime in the past few weeks. In between his regular duties and working to contain both... Read more

  • Incumbent Republican Rep. Michael Grimm (L) and Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia, pose for a photo before a recorded, televised debate for the 11th Congressional District race at WABC-TV in New York, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014,. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Competitive House Races in New York Down to Wire

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A series of spirited U.S. House races in New York enter their final days with Republicans and Democrats both looking to gain ground. A... Read more

  • Naples-Style Cauliflower With Lemon and Anchovy Vinaigrette. (St. Martin’s Press)

    Recipe: Naples-Style Cauliflower With Lemon and Anchovy Vinaigrette

    This recipe is actually similar to the classic Neapolitan Christmas salad. The cauliflower serves as a super stage, helping the colors and textures of other... Read more

  • Mozzarella en Carozza. (St. Martin’s Press)

    Recipe: Mozzarella en Carozza

    Every antipasti platter should include at least one dive into decadence, and this recipe fills the bill in a big way—en carozza translates to “in... Read more

  • Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times

    Noodies: A Thai Restaurant That Marches to Its Own Beat

    Amy Kawpunna has an unaccountable love for noodles. Hand her a green curry chicken dish, for example, and she’ll take it with noodles over rice... Read more

  • White chocolate peppermint eggnog, light and airy eggnog, and classic eggnog. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Eggnog: Once a Year Things Must Be the Very Best

    Eggnog is a funny thing. We crave it for one month a year, and then never think about it again. And when we do crave... Read more

  • Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers

    Savino Wine Preservation System An effective and elegant solution to keep wines fresh for a week. A “float” in the carafe provides a physical barrier... Read more

  • Bacon-apple baked pancake, inspired by an upside down cake. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    A Pancake That Has It All: Bacon, Apple, and Sugar

    Like Thanksgiving, Christmas is one of those holidays that requires aroma. On Thanksgiving, we need the house to smell of turkey and stuffing and sweet... Read more

  • Jamon Ibérico with Orleans Borbón Manzanilla and Naveran Brut Vintage Cava. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Solera: Food and Wine Pairings Made in Heaven

    At the Midtown restaurant Solera, the chicharrón is a fall-to-your-knees revelation. Solera’s executive chef Danilo Paulino years ago managed to improve on a recipe that... Read more

  • Slow cooker short ribs.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Wine-Braised Short Ribs Prove Worth of Slow Cooker

    It was a strange confession to make, but I felt I had to fess up. A friend who once ran a large recipe-based website was... Read more

  • Russ & Daughters Cafe on the Lower East Side. (AP Photo/Russ & Daughters, Jen Snow and Kelli Anderson)

    Russ & Daughters: Something for Every Time of the Day

    Russ & Daughters has been a New York City institution on the Lower East Side for 100 years, a deli selling what’s known as “appetizing”—traditional... Read more

  • Gambas al Ajillo, or shrimp in garlic sauce. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    In Pursuit of Perfection

    Recently I went to Alcala hoping to get some recipes and tips from the chef and owner, Jesus Martinez. He let me into the kitchen... Read more

  • Sweet and spicy cracker bark. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    10 Ideas for Easy Holiday Party Snacks

    Nobody is going to blame you if your holiday party spread includes a bowl of mixed nuts, some grapes, and a wedge or two of... Read more

  • Smoky sweet potato latkes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Better, Healthier Latkes

    During college, I took a class on global populations and food (affectionately known as “pops and crops”). I’m sure it was a fine class, but... Read more

  • Potato knishes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Hankering for Comfort Food? Consider the Knish

    If you’re looking for some cold weather comfort food, you might want to consider the knish. Though there are many variations of the knish, they... Read more

  • Farm-to-table Chalk Point Kitchen launched lunch service this week. (Courtesy of Chalk Point Kitchen)

    Chalk Point Kitchen Debuts Lunch

    SoHo’s Chalk Point Kitchen started lunch service this week. Executive chef Joe Isidori has created salad bowls like the Organic Upstate Kale Salad with pan-fried... Read more

  • Cod with olive oil-poached potatoes. (Michael Tulipan)

    Cooklyn Offers New American Cuisine in Prospect Heights

    Cooklyn is a recent addition to Prospect Heights, with chef Anthony Theocaropoulos at the helm. Theocaropoulos grew up in an Italian-Greek family and has worked... Read more

  • Tot'chos. (Courtesy of Morton’s Grille)

    Morton’s Grille Opens in Gramercy

    Morton’s Grille, the casual-elegant sister restaurant to Morton’s The Steakhouse, opened this week in Gramercy. As well as incorporating some of The Steakhouse’s classics, Morton’s... Read more

  • The signature butter chicken, Murgh Makhani Chicken. (Courtesy of Moti Mahal Delux)

    Moti Mahal Delux: Delicacies From the Imperial Mughlai Kitchens

    A small and unpretentious spot on the Upper East Side, Moti Mahal Delux serves Indian dishes with dazzling colors that showcase the Mughlai culinary heritage... Read more

  • "Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen," by Dana Cowin. (AP Photo/HarperCollins)

    Master Mistakes With Dana Cowin

    NEW YORK—You’d think Dana Cowin would know her way around the kitchen. Or at least that she’d be a little more proficient than the rest... Read more

  • When it comes to holiday cookies, everything depends on the recipe and a few simple techniques. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Demystifying the Cut Holiday Cookie

    Around the world, it’s time for holiday cookies: German springerles rolled out with patterned rolling pins; Dutch speculoos as tall as St. Nick and as... Read more

  • Gingerbread hot cocoa. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    10 Ways to Improve a Mug of Cocoa

    We can’t help it. Once the cooler weather arrives, we crave hot cocoa with the same intensity that we crave a cold beer during barbecue... Read more

  • Andrew Yang, CEO of Venture for America, outside his office in Manhattan on Nov. 24. Venture for America is a fellowship program for recent college graduates to learn how to excel in startup companies and then progress as successful entrepreneurs. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Andrew Yang, on Avoiding the Golden Handcuffs

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

  • Wellington Z. Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, in his office in Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 18, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Wellington Z. Chen, a Social Architect Who Hopes to Revive Chinatown

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

  • Michael Wildes, managing partner at WILDES & WEINBERG, PC, at his office in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 23, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Michael Wildes, on Continuing a Legacy

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

  • The entrance at Sachi. (Courtesy of Sachi)

    Sachi: From Airy to Earthy

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

  • Alex Nsengimana, a Rwandan genocide survivor at Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, New York on Sept. 18, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Alex Nsengimana, a Rwandan Genocide Survivor on the Meaning of Life

    NEW YORK—Alex Nsengimana’s mother died from HIV/AIDS when he was 4. For the next two years, his grandmother and his uncle were his world. They... Read more

  • Agostino von Hassell, a military historian and president of The Repton Group, at his office in Manhattan on Sept. 4. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Agostino von Hassell, on Making History Interesting

    NEW YORK—Agostino von Hassell grew up listening to the chatter of old Prussian nobility, friends of his grandfathers’, a group of individuals who once conspired... Read more

  • 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)

    This Is New York: Alice Greenwald, Director, Reflects on the 9/11 Museum Effect

    NEW YORK—There’s the survivors’ staircase. A remnant of the Vesey Street stairs that hundreds used to escape infamy on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001... 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

  • 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

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

    This Is New York: Kate Shin, Owner of the Elite Waterfall Mansion, on the Life of a Place

    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

    NEW YORK—Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma is so dedicated to the Children’s Orchestra Society that when she went into labor, the natural thing for her to do... Read more

  • 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)

    This Is New York: A Radiologist Who Learned to Cherish Life Under Apartheid

    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

    This Is New York: Sen. Tony Avella, an Unconventional Politician

    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)

    This Is New York: Luis Pons on the Power of Perennial Beauty

    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)

    This Is New York: Shree Nayar, Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers

    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

  • 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

  • The 82nd annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York on Dec. 3. (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

    New York City Holiday Festivities Are in Full Swing

    NEW YORK—By the end of October, lights are strung up over the main streets of neighborhoods all over the city in festive configurations. You have... Read more

  • Visitors viewing the installation rendering of “Beautiful Users” at the The Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, which reopened Friday. (AP Photo/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum)

    Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Reopens, Revamped

    NEW YORK—The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, revamped, restored, and expanded after a three-year closure, is reopening at last, all decked out for the 21st... Read more

  • People donning early- and mid-20th century fashion stand in the doorway of a vintage MTA subway train, which only runs during the holidays, in Manhattan on Dec. 14, 2014. The event includes live jazz bands and dancing. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Jump and Jive on the Vintage Line

    The joint was jumping on Second Avenue station on the M train, as guys and dolls donning early- and mid-20th century fashion were transported back... Read more

  • "Flatiron Building," by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao. Composite digital photograph. (Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York)

    Constructing and Deconstructing a New York Minute

    NEW YORK—If you want to distill the essential personality of a place, stay and observe for a day. If you want to understand how that... Read more

  • Rendering of the private terrace outside a premium tower residence (17B) at One Riverside Park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. (Credit: Extell Development Company)

    A Look Inside One Riverside’s Premium Residences

    Expansive terraces designed with entertaining in mind, private inset pools, a double-height living spaces across half and full floor layouts, are among the opulent luxuries... Read more

  • A New York Water Taxi at Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan, New York, on Aug. 21, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    A Ferry Can Now Take You From Midtown to Red Hook for $9

    NEW YORK—New Yorkers can now take a ferry from West 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan to Red Hook in Brooklyn for $9, a new route that... Read more

  • Service members fold an American flag over a casket containing the remains of Anthony La Rossa in Farmingdale, N.Y., on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The 18-year-old New York City soldier listed for decades as missing in action during the Korean War received full military honors at a funeral Monday on Long Island. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    MIA Korean War Soldier Finally Buried Next to Mom

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—More than 60 years after Pfc. Anthony La Rossa went missing while serving with the U.S. Army in the Korean War, the Brooklyn native’s... Read more

  • "Soul Nativity's" Girl Group performs a soul number reminiscent of the 70s, at the Harlem School of Arts, in Manhattan, N.Y. The cast engaged the audience to participate in singing many traditional hymns, which were pointedly sung in multiple languages and by choirs of varied ethnic backgrounds. (Steve Schnur)

    New York Teens Give ‘Nativity’ Play a Modern Interpretation

    This year’s version of the community-based project “Soul Nativity” is to be presented at the Harlem School of Arts (HSA). It was developed by producer... Read more

  • (L–R) The cast of “A Christmas Memory”: Virginia Ann Woodruff, Samuel Cohen, Alice Ripley, Taylor Richardson, Ashley Robinson, Silvano Spagnuolo, and Nancy Hess. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘A Christmas Memory,’ Nostalgia Set to Music

    NEW YORK—The Irish Repertory Theatre is filling the holiday season with a mix of memory and music based on Truman Capote’s short story “A Christmas... Read more

  • Andrew Yang, CEO of Venture for America, outside his office in Manhattan on Nov. 24. Venture for America is a fellowship program for recent college graduates to learn how to excel in startup companies and then progress as successful entrepreneurs. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Andrew Yang, on Avoiding the Golden Handcuffs

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

  • Jong-Min, 34, an undocumented immigrant who has been in the U.S. for most of his life, inside his family owned convenience store in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 8. 2014. Min is currently in the process of receiving a green card and wishes to go to law school. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Out of the Shadows: An Asian Immigrant Activist Steps Forward to Help His Community Seize New Opportunities

    NEW YORK—Jong-Min You sat down in front of his home television, ready to tune into President Barack Obama’s executive action address on immigration. He didn’t... Read more

  • Theater Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’

    NEW YORK—Greg Mullavey does an enjoyable turn as Charles Dickens, offering A Christmas Carol in a site-specific recreation, courtesy of Origin Theatre Company and The... Read more

  • The Sheepshead Bay branch library. (MASS Studio)

    Designers Draw up the Library of the Future

    NEW YORK—The library of the future could include affordable housing upstairs, retail downstairs, and a 24-hour community lounge in the lobby. Over the years, the... Read more

  • Marcia Stein and Gael Greene en  route to deliver the 50 millionth Citymeal in New York, Dec. 11, 2014.

    Manhattan Senior Receives 50 Millionth Citymeal

    The ability to go out and get food is something most people take for granted, but most of Citymeal’s recipients do not have that luxury,... Read more

  • A rendering of the exterior of The Continental Park in Elmhurst, Queens. Developers are working with the co-op to add a private pond, a footbridge, a landscaped garden, and several seating areas at the building entrance. (The Continental Park)

    The Continental Park in Elmhurst Attracts Attention

    NEW YORK—A large co-op redevelopment in Queens has attracted overwhelming interest from prospective buyers desirous of its conveniences, such as quality finishings and in-house laundry,... Read more

  • Harmonica virtuosos Jia-Yi He in a public performance for Sounds of the Season. (East Midtown Partnership)

    Filling East Midtown With Music for the Holidays

    If you walk through East Midtown from Dec. 2-16, you might hear one of many choirs just around the corner. The East Midtown Partnership is... Read more

  • A Car2go Smart Fortwo vehicle parked in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, on Nov. 30, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Car2Go Now Biggest Carsharing Company

    Brooklyn is home to several car (and motorbike) sharing services, but the small blue-and-white car2go cars have become the most popular. Laura Gardner from Fort... Read more

  • Reshma Saujani (3rd R) and a group of Girls Who Code attend The Paley Center For Media Presents: Portrayals Of Women In Science, Technlogy, Engineering, And Math at Paley Center For Media in New York City on December 8, 2014. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

    Positive Female TV Characters Change Good Ol’ Boy Perceptions

    During November, a lot of controversy was stirred up when the European Space Agency (ESA) created history by landing its robot Philae on a comet... Read more

  • A women gets into a taxi on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan on July 12, 2012. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    City Asks Taxi Regulator to Create Universal E-hail App

    Since last May, people have had the choice of hailing a cab by extending their hand or through their smartphones, and the traditional street hail... Read more

  • Stephen Malone, horse owner and carriage driver, opposed the proposed horse-drawn carriage ban at City Hall in New York, Dec. 8, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Will There Be Horse Carriages in Central Park by 2016?

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio was the candidate of choice for labor unions in the mayoral elections last year, but his proposal to ban horse-drawn... Read more

  • A four bedroom, four bathroom, full floor residence at The Charles at 1355 First Avenue, between 72nd AND 73rd streets, on the Upper East Side. Asking prices for the five remaining full-floor homes in the 31-story building start at $6,583,500. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Full-Floor Residences Only: Upper East Side’s the Charles Sets Luxury Development Trend

    NEW YORK—Gracious four-bedroom, four-bathroom residences with opulent living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, exquisite finishes and hardware, and panoramic city views are among the hallmarks of elegance... Read more

  • Rendering of the private terrace outside a premium tower residence (17B) at One Riverside Park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. (Credit: Extell Development Company)

    A Look Inside One Riverside’s Premium Residences

    Expansive terraces designed with entertaining in mind, private inset pools, a double-height living spaces across half and full floor layouts, are among the opulent luxuries... Read more

  • A rendering of the exterior of The Continental Park in Elmhurst, Queens. Developers are working with the co-op to add a private pond, a footbridge, a landscaped garden, and several seating areas at the building entrance. (The Continental Park)

    The Continental Park in Elmhurst Attracts Attention

    NEW YORK—A large co-op redevelopment in Queens has attracted overwhelming interest from prospective buyers desirous of its conveniences, such as quality finishings and in-house laundry,... Read more

  • The 39th floor of the Pierre Hotel at the southeast corner of Central Park on East 61st, spans 4,786 square feet, and costs $500,000-a-month. (Michael Weinstein)

    See What You Get for $500,000/Month in NYC

    NEW YORK—The 39th floor of the Pierre Hotel is the most expensive residential rental in New York City. The six-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom apartment, at the... Read more

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

    (PHOTOS) Inside a Model Three-Bedroom Unit at One57

    Extell Development has released photos of a $27 million unit model three-bedroom, half floor unit, at One57. Interior designer Jamie Drake outfitted the unit (58B),... Read more

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

    Harlem Renaissance Ballroom Site to Become Luxury Apartments

    The Renaissance Ballroom site in northern Harlem is going to become a mixed-use development with more than 130 residential units, 17,500 square feet of retail space,... Read more

  • 10dollarapartment

    Man Rents Manhattan Apartment for $10 a Month (Video)

    A median apartment in the West Village usually fetches several thousands of dollar per month in rent, but one clever guy managed to sign a... Read more

  • Fall foliage colors are covered with heavy wet snow in the Berkshire Mountains as a person walks along a road in Williamstown, Mass., on Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

    Search for the Perfect Vacation Home Leads to the Discovery of a Hidden Jewel in Williamstown, Mass.

    Thirty-five years ago, Lillian Gilden and her family were intrigued by the idea of designing and building a second home. She started on a quest... Read more

  • Tillary Street in Downtown Brooklyn, New York City on May 27. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Online Rental Listings: Renting the Light of Dead Stars

    The great French novelist Andre Schwarz-Bart once wrote, “Our eyes register the light of dead stars.” He was referring, of course, to the fact that... Read more

  • A model apartment on the the 58th floor of One57.

    Inside Extell’s One57

    Extell Development’s One57 has been somewhat of a trendsetter, marking the start of glassy, super-luxury  high-rises on 57th Street and beyond.  First the obvious units... Read more

  • The iconic 5th Avenue clock in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Flatiron, Increasingly Residential, Comes Into View

    NEW YORK—Flatiron is the kind of neighborhood where, once you step into it, everything seems to slow down just a bit. “It’s easy,” says Rebecca... Read more

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during German-Chinese government consultations on Oct. 10, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Premier Li has reiterated the support of the Chinese authorities for “one country two systems” policy in Hong Kong. (Adam Berry/Getty Images)

    Chinese State-run Media Mum on China Premier Li Keqiang’s Views on Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Umbrella Movement

    While Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was on a three-day visit to Germany, he made a significant statement about the political situation in Hong Kong. Somehow... Read more

  • In this file photo, Alicia Glen, MayorBill de Blasio's pick for Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, speaks to reporters in Brooklyn, New York, Monday Dec. 23, 2013. (Shenghua Sung)

    Brooklyn Front and Center in NYC’s Housing Strategy

    NEW YORK—Since Downtown Brooklyn was rezoned a decade ago, the ripple effect of the entrepreneurial spirit that flooded into the borough has turned Brooklyn into... Read more

  • (L–R) General Sales Manager Deirdre O’Connell, Flushing Sales Manager Donna Rubertone, President and CEO Patricia J. Petersen, and COO Tom Calabrese of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty cut the ribbon on their first Queens office in Flushing, Sept. 5, 2014. (Courtesy of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

    Luxury Brokerage Expands Into Queens

    Last week, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty officially opened its first Queens office in Flushing to target the most diverse of communities in the city.“We’ve... Read more

  • Mishelle Farer, an avid user of Airbnb, in her apartment where she rents a room on Airbnb, in New York on Oct. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Breaking Down the Labyrinth of Tax Laws for New York Vacation Home Owners

    Room sharing, room renting, and vacation home rentals have become very popular, garnering significant attention recently.Leading websites such as HomeAway.com and VRBO.com each list over... Read more

  • Renderings of 50 West in downtown Manhattan. (DBox)

    Downtown Tower Draws Families Across Manhattan

    The 64-story curved-glass 50 West tower has officially opened sales to the public, after a quiet phase during which 30 percent of the 191 units... Read more

  • Report: Oversight Lacking in NYC Payroll Project

    NEW YORK—Investigators say poor oversight allowed a New York City payroll-technology project to spiral into a $700 million tangle of contractor fraud, budget overruns and... Read more

  • A rendering of the finished 7 million square-feet Manhattan West development. (Courtesy of Brookfield Properties)

    Manhattan’s Far West Taking Shape

    Manhattan’s far west side, once a strip of ports and rail yards, has been reclaiming underutilized land for upscale development in recent years. And none... Read more

  • Renderings of the interior of One York Street's 10th floor. (Courtesy of Urban Compass)

    Conceptualizing a Downtown Bachelor Pad

    Residents in the Enrique Norten-designed One York Street building in Tribeca have been turning down resale offers for up to $50 million, according to Urban... Read more

  • Rendering of 520 West 41st Street. (via Draft Environmental Impact Statement submitted to DCP)

    Silverstein’s Supertall West Side Project Proposing 1,400 Units

    Silverstein Development Corp.’s plans to develop a record setting 106-story supertall tower on the Hudson Yards site would hold 1,400 apartments, about 280 of which... Read more

  • A 2009 booking photo of Ismaaiyl Brinsley after an arrest on a felony robbery charge. Authorities say Brinsley ambushed two NYC police officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Springfield, Ohio Police Department)

    After 24 Hours, Police Dredge Up Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s Past

    NEW YORK—After investigating the shooter of two slain cops for twenty-four hours, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce shared his findings in a press briefing late... Read more

  • Bronx Teen Arrested for Pointing Gun at Police

    A teenager in the Bronx was arrested late Saturday night for pointing a gun at police officer. The incident came just hours after two police... Read more

  • The American and New York state and city flags fly at half-staff outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. The flags were lowered in observance of the deaths of New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu who were slain on Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

    Police Uncover Past of Gunman Who Killed 2 NYPD Officers

    NEW YORK—The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government... Read more

  • (L-R) NYPD's Chief of Department James O'Neill, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, attend mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in New York. The previous day an armed man walked up to two NYPD officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire, killing both before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Killings of 2 New York Police Officers Trigger Backlash

    NEW YORK—Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could... Read more

  • New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton is joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference, at Woodhull Hospital, following the killing of two New York City police officers on Dec. 20, 2014 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Police Officers’ Killer Angry at Chokehold Death

    NEW YORK—A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two police in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed... Read more

  • A reward poster for suspects accused of assaulting two police lieutenants during recent protests in New York. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    After Saturday Brooklyn Bridge Police Assaults, Robert Murray Turns Himself In

    NEW YORK—Early Thursday morning Robert Murray, a suspect in the case of assault on two police officers last Saturday during mass protests, turned himself in,... Read more

  • Rapper Bobby Shmurda performs on stage at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on Oct. 30. Shmurda was recently arrested on guns and drugs charges. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Power 105.1)

    Police Arrest 15 in Brooklyn Gang Bust

    NEW YORK—Fifteen gang members, part of a sub-section of the famed Crips, were arrested and indicted on 69 counts, police announced Thursday. City police also... Read more

  • Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and several chiefs and deputy commissioners at One Police Plaza in Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 15, 2014. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and several top officials held a press conference evening to comment on how the city police are dealing with the latest issues. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    NYPD Respond to Saturday Assaults and Sydney Hostage

    NEW YORK—Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and several top officials held a press conference evening to comment on how the city police are dealing with the... Read more

  • Protesters march on 5th Avenue during the Millions March NYC on December 13, 2014 in New York. Thousands of people marched in Washington and New York on Saturday to demand justice for black men who have died at the hands of white police, the latest in weeks of demonstrations across the United States.    (Don Emmeret/AFP/Getty Images)

    2 Officers Assaulted on Brooklyn Bridge During ‘Millions March’ Protests

    Tens of thousands filled the streets over the weekend continuing protests against police violence and the grand jury decision to not indict an officer over... Read more

  • Actor Tracy Morgan in New York on April 9, 2014. A federal judge in New Jersey refused to delay a lawsuit brought by Morgan and others that stems from a fatal highway crash in New Jersey. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

    Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan Lawsuit

    NEWARK, N.J.—Tracy Morgan has won the latest round in his effort to sue Wal-Mart and others over a fatal crash in New Jersey. A federal... Read more

  • A member of the Lubavitch community, center, leaves the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters guarded by members of the New York Police Department, left, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Security Stepped Up After Jewish Center Stabbing

    NEW YORK—Authorities are stepping up security at the headquarters of an international Jewish organization in Brooklyn after a mentally ill man wandered inside and stabbed... Read more

  • Annette Bongiorno leaves federal court in New York on Feb. 24, 2014. Bernard Madoff's longtime secretary was sentenced to a six-year prison term on Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Bernard Madoff’s Former Secretary Gets 6 Years in Prison

    NEW YORK—A Manhattan judge found plenty of reasons for leniency Tuesday as she ordered prison stints for financier Bernard Madoff’s former secretary and a computer... Read more

  • Members of the Lubavitch community leave Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters being guarded by police officers (L) in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Earlier a knife-wielding man stabbed an Israeli student inside the Brooklyn synagogue before being fatally shot by police after he refused to drop the knife. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Man Who Stabbed Student Was Bi-Polar, Says Lawyer

    NEW YORK—An emotionally disturbed man stabbed an Israeli student in the head at an international Jewish organization in Brooklyn early Tuesday, then was shot and... Read more

  • Daniel Bonventre (R) a former employee of Bernard Madoff, arrives before appearing in federal court in New York on Dec. 15, 2010. Bonventre, the first of five ex-employees of imprisoned Ponzi king Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 after a New York jury convicted him earlier this year. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Former Madoff Executive Gets 10 Years in Prison

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  • (L-R) Michael Brown Sr., father of Michael Brown Jr.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for Michael Brown Jr's family; Reverand Al Sharpton; Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, Mother of Akai Kareem Gurley's daughter; Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown Jr, and Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner attend a press conference on the eve of Thanksgiving to pray and address the events of the last few days regarding the grand jury verdict of police officer Darren Wilson on Nov. 26, 2014, in New York City. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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