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  • A man makes his way through a crowd of visitors viewing of the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center, New York, Dec. 5, 2013. An estimated 5 million tourists who flock to the city between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, the lights of Times Square, and the Empire State Building often clog the sidewalks in a slow procession that grates at locals. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

    NYC Sidewalk Scrooges

    NEW YORK—For sharp-elbowed New Yorkers accustomed to walking where they need to go at a big-city pace, the holiday season is hardly the most wonderful... Read more

  • Natasha Muñoz speaks at a community forum at the Spruce Street School, Manhattan, New York, Dec. 11, 2013. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    In Oddly Similar Terms, Parents Exalt the Common Core

    NEW YORK—In contrast to the angry crowds of parents who attended forums with the State Education Commissioner John King in other places, the speeches by... Read more

  • Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio (C) speaks at the appointment of Lilliam Barrios-Paoli (R) while First Deputy Mayor Tony Shorris (L) looks on during a press conference in Manhattan, New York, on Dec. 12, 2013. (Rob Bennett)

    Latest de Blasio Appointment Targets Growing Homelessness

    NEW YORK—Facing record homelessness before he takes office, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio appointed Lilliam Barrios-Paoli as chief for social services in his administration on Thursday... Read more

  • Carwasher Juan Carlos Rivera testifies at a City Council hearing in New York City on Dec. 12, 2013. (William Alatriste/New York City Council)

    Survey: Car Wash Waste Dumped in City Sewers

    NEW YORK—A sludge-like mixture of soap and gunk is routinely dumped into the city’s sewer system from more than a dozen car washes, according to... Read more

  • Baruch College in New York City. (Google Maps)

    Michael Deng, Baruch College Student, Dies From ‘Glass Ceiling’ Fraternity Ritual

    Michael Deng, a Baruch College student, died after participating in a fraternity pledge ritual called the Glass Ceiling. The ritual “involves blindfolding a person and... Read more

  • The Schoharie Reservoir is held back by the Gilboa Dam on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Gilboa, N.Y. (Mike Groll/AP)

    Gilboa Dam Scheduled to Finish Early

    NEW YORK—A major dam in the Catskills that was commissioned for a $400 million rehabilitation is scheduled to finish two years early. Completion of the... Read more

  • Nasturtium Alaska Mix plants grow at the hydroponic urban farm in PS 84's Green Room, Brooklyn, New York, Dec. 11, 2013. (A

    Brooklyn School Gets State-of-the-Art Rooftop Greenhouse

    NEW YORK—The parents at PS 84 agreed that science is a subject better learned with hands-on experience, and are very happy about the indoor green... Read more

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at City Hall in New York on Dec. 12, 2013. (Spencer Tucker/Mayor's Office)

    Loophole Revealed in Online Gun Purchases

    NEW YORK—A loophole that allows gun buyers to avoid background checks by purchasing online was uncovered by Mayors Against Illegal Guns in a report released... Read more

  • Christopher Onesti, Former NJ Cop, Gets Disability Pension Because He Couldn’t Hold Gun, But Caught Shooting

    Christopher Onesti, a former New Jersey Transit officer, is getting a disability pension because he stapled the ring finder of his non-shooting hand. State officials... Read more

  • (Screenshot/Fox News)

    Rikers Island: ‘Knockout Game’ Targeting Female Officers

    The vicious “knockout game” has spread to Rikers Island in New York City, with female officers the main target. The “game” features people trying to... Read more

  • Nation’s Largest Wi-Fi Network Coming to Harlem

    NEW YORK—Come spring 95 blocks of Harlem will have free Wi-Fi. The free outdoor network will run from 110th to 138th streets between Frederick Douglass... Read more

  • The ceremonial groundbreaking for Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards, March 11, 2010. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

    Atlantic Yards Value Halved

    NEW YORK—Atlantic Yards’ value has been cut in half, according to a filing from the developer this week. Forest City Ratner Cos. plans to take... Read more

  • (All photos Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Vintage Ride on New York’s M Train

    The MTA is running vintage subway cars along the M line—complete with wicker seats and old ads—on Sundays during December. Last Sunday, Dec. 8, there... Read more

  • Drennan Barnes, 3, watches as a nurse takes a measurement of the mark left on her arm after receiving a vaccination during at Emory Children's Center, in Atlanta, Ga., Sept., 2, 2009. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Flu Shots Mandatory for 150,000 Children in NYC

    NEW YORK—Children attending day care and school-based programs in the city will be required to have an annual flu shot, starting late next year. New... Read more

  • Michael Buzzard rings and sings outside New York Penn Station on Dec. 10, 2013. (Allen Xie)

    Salvation Army Ringers Get Donations With Pizzazz

    NEW YORK—As commuters rushed in and out of Penn Station, shielding themselves from the morning snow, one giant figure stood practically motionless outside the door... Read more

  • A home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, Sept. 17, 2013. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Renters Moving out of Manhattan, Vacancies Highest in 7 Years

    NEW YORK—Manhattan rents have dropped for the third consecutive month, but Brooklyn’s rents continue to rise, according to a November Douglas Elliman report released on... Read more

  • Radioactive Queens Site Tagged for Superfund Cleanup

    NEW YORK—An industrial site in New York City that once was used to process radioactive material, including some sold to the government for the Manhattan... Read more

  • Cranes salvage the last car from from a Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx, New York, Dec. 2, 2013. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

    Feds Tell Railroads: Review Speed Rules, Training

    NEW YORK—Railroads all over the country have lessons to learn about speed limits and the importance of communication between crew members after the deadly derailment... Read more

  • Oil storage tanks are reflected in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York, Sept. 30, 2013. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

    Residents Discuss Future of Gowanus Canal

    NEW YORK—After years of enduring the stench of the Gowanus Canal, neighborhood residents convened to brainstorm on the future of their beloved, historic waterway. More... Read more

  • Falun Gong adherents gather at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations headquarters on Human Rights Day in New York, Dec. 10, 2013. (Gary Du/Epoch Times)

    On Human Rights Day, Falun Gong Practitioners Ask UN to Step Up

    NEW YORK— Falling snow and freezing temperatures didn’t stop some Falun Gong practitioners from marking international Human Rights Day on Dec. 10 by gathering across... Read more

  • New York Times company chief executive officer Mark Thompson (L) displays a copy of the International New York Times, at the opening of Euronext quotations, in Paris on Oct. 15, 2013. Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the New York Times Company (R). Sulzberger Jr. and Thompson advised employees in a morning memo of planned cuts representing about 7.5 percent of a total current newsroom staff of 1,330. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    New York Times Cutting 100 Jobs, NYT Opinion App

    NEW YORK—The New York Times Co. is launching another round of buyouts and layoffs, telling staff on Wednesday that it must cut 100 newsroom jobs... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signs an executive order to raise the living wage for workers employed at city-subsidized developments, at St. Mary's Park in the Bronx, N.Y., on Sept. 30, 2014. Workers will now earn $13.13 an hour, and retail tenants at the developments will also be required to pay the higher rate. (The New York City Mayor's Office)

    New York City Mayor Increases Minimum Wage for Workers in City-Subsidized Developments

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Tuesday to increase wages for workers employed at building developments that receive more than $1... Read more

  • This photo taken on June 11, 2014, shows part of New York's Manhattan skyline forming a backdrop for the eastern section of Rikers Island jail complex in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    US Attorney Says More Reforms Needed at Rikers

    NEW YORK—A federal prosecutor cautioned Tuesday that New York City’s efforts to curb abuses of youth offenders at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex need... Read more

  • Tenants with stabilized rent have been slowly pushed out of this apartment building at 50 W 97rd St., on the Upper West Side, on July 23, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Is Your Rent Too High? NYC Calls for Home Rule on Rent Laws

    NEW YORK—As this year’s historically low rent increase goes into effect Oct. 1, tenants, elected officials, and advocates are starting the campaign for rent reform,... Read more

  • Community leaders gather to demand reforms and prevent more wrongful convictions in the Bronx, N.Y., on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Bronx Shares Tales of Wrongful Convictions

    NEW YORK—Jeffrey Deskovic was jailed at age 17 for murder and rape. Only at age 32 did he emerge free, when the real culprit’s DNA... Read more

  • Kevin Torres, 7, plays with neighbors in the front yard of his apartment building in Huntington Station, N.Y., on July 17, 2014. Torres arrived in the United States, unaccompanied, from El Salvador in May 2014. The New York City Council is concerned that unaccompanied children scheduled to appear in immigration court are going to be left without legal representation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Unaccompanied Minors Crisis in New York City: 4-Year-Olds Appearing Before Court Without Lawyers

    NEW YORK—Many of the child migrants who fled to the United States to escape violence in Central America are now appearing before immigration judges without... Read more

  • Dannie Li, Ying Dong, Aronno Shafi, and Boey Zhang after appealing for more guidance counselors, in Manhattan, New York on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Getting Help With College Application in NYC Can Be a Challenge

    NEW YORK—Aronno Shafi is on top of her college game. A sophomore at the selective Stuyvesant High School, she visits her college guidance counselor sometimes... Read more

  • In this July 23, 2014, photo, a pair of New York City police officers stand at their post as mourners arrive for the funeral service of Eric Garner at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Garner died on July 17, 2014, after police officers put him in an illegal choke hold while trying to make an arrest. Some city police officers take exception with the way their mayor is handling the controversy surrounding Garner’s death, believing that Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking sides against them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Study on Chokehold Complaints Finds NYPD Failed to Enforce Its Own Chokehold Ban

    The New York City police department failed to enforce its own ban on the use of the chokehold when subduing suspects, according to a recent... Read more

  • Solar panels on the rooftop in the Bronx, with a view of Manhattan in the distance, on January 17, 2014 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

    NYC Schools Go Solar, Cut as Much Greenhouse Gas as Taking 600 Cars Off the Road

    New York City plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions down by 80 percent by 2050, and part of that plan includes tripling the amount of... Read more

  • Bronx borough of New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Bronx NYCHA Tenants Sue for Repairs

    Leaking water, peeling paint, broken windows, and severe mold have caused 25 tenants of the Morris Houses to sue their landlord—the New York City Public... Read more

  • While politicians and supporters look on, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (C) signs a ceremonial bill to establish a medical marijuana program, in New York on Monday, July 7, 2014. New York has requested federal permission to import out-of-state marijuana instead of waiting for the state to develop its own program. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Cuomo: Speed Up Medical Pot For Kids With Epilepsy

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York has requested federal permission to import out-of-state marijuana so children and young adults with epilepsy can get medication soon instead of waiting... Read more

  • A Connecticut state investigator examines the scene of a Metro North train collision on May 18, 2013 in Fairfield, Connecticut. Two New Haven Line Metro North commuter trains collided on Friday, May 17 near Bridgeport, CT, injuring as many as 70 people. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)

    Engineer Sues Metro-North Over 2013 Train Wreck

    HARTFORD, Conn.—An engineer who was injured in the May 2013 derailment of a commuter train in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has sued Metro-North Railroad. It’s the latest... Read more

  • The Millstone nuclear power facility in Waterford, Conn. March 18, 2003. (AP Photo/Steve Miller, File)

    Is Connecticut Nuke Plant Waste Water Overheating Long Island Sound?

    WATERFORD, Conn.— State environmental officials are taking a closer look at the impact of more than 2 billion gallons of water discharged into Long Island... Read more

  • Supporters of the New York City police department attend a pro-police rally held in South Beach, Staten Island on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2014. The rally was organized to remember police officers that died in the line of duty. (Laura Cooksey/Epoch Times)

    New York City Neighborhood Honors Fallen NYPD Officers

    NEW YORK—Maria Dziergowski was pregnant with her second child when her husband, an NYPD police officer, died in the line of duty. Matthew Dziergowski, an... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces the initial findings from a review of security protocols, in response to growing global terrorism, during a press conference at 7 World Trade Center, N.Y., on Sept. 24, 2014. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

    NY Gov. Cuomo Sees Growing Threat from Islamic State

    NEW YORK—During a conference call with reporters while in Afghanistan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he hopes to build the “most sophisticated homeland defense system ever”... Read more

  • Alan Adler, executive director of Friends of Falun Gong, at a rally near the United Nations in New York on Sept. 27, 2014, calling for the end to the persecution in China. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Rally Near UN Calls for End to Persecution of Falun Gong

    NEW YORK—As the climax to five days of protests, Falun Gong practitioners from the greater New York area gathered together near the United Nations on... Read more

  • People walk on campus at the University at Albany, in Albany, N.Y., on Sept. 24, 2014. Campuses within the nation’s largest public university system are working harder to spot patterns and trends and tailoring responses as part of efforts to improve their handing of sexual violence and harassment complaints following a critical review. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New York Report Shows Trends in Campus Harassment

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—In a one-year snapshot of sexual violence and harassment complaints, the nation’s largest public university system spotted cases of repeat offenders, trouble-prone departments, and... Read more

  • Carmen Seggara joined the New York Fed in late 2011 as part of a new wave of bank examiners. Seven months later, she was fired amid differences about her negative examination of Goldman Sachs. A supervisor told her, "I'm here to change the definition of what a good job is." (Adam Lerner/AP for ProPublica)

    Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

    A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator—and its history of deference to banks. Barely... Read more

  • FILE - In this July 16, 2013, file photo, railroad oil tankers are lined up at the Port of Albany, in Albany, N.Y. While the federal government has ordered railroads to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale region, New York officials haven't decided whether to share that information with the public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Comment Period Extended on Crude Oil Facility

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York regulators have again extended the public comment period for a shipping company’s plan to expand crude oil handling operations at the... Read more

  • A woman shops for vegetables at The Union Square farmer's market, in Manhattan, on Sept. 22. 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    EPA Proposed Changes to Clean Water Act Baffle Farmers

    EZ Acres farm owner Michael McMahon has been comfortably operating his 1800-acre dairy farm in Homer, N.Y., for several years, dutifully following the strict regulations... Read more

  • Massimiliano Cortese (L), manager at Osteria del Principe with a staff member at Ospitalità Italiana. The event, held at the Metropolitan Pavillion on Sept. 23, showcased authentic Italian cuisine. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    How to Tell a Real Italian Restaurant

    If you want to know if a restaurant is truly Italian, look for the Ospitalità Italiana Seal of Quality. Promoted by ISNART, Italy’s National Institute... Read more

  • Lobster Roll at Craft & Claw. (Courtesy of Hudson New York)

    Oktoberfest Celebrations

    The month is rife with Oktoberfest celebrations. Beside the festivities at beer gardens and bars, here are two more noteworthy ways to drink (and eat)... Read more

  • Holden & Astor, in the Meatpacking District. (Courtesy of Holden & Astor)

    Holden & Astor Now Open

    Restaurateur Nick Boccio (Greenwich Project, Mulberry Project) and Tri Hospitality Group’s Shawn Kolodny and Ryan Tarantino have recently opened Holden & Astor, in the Meatpacking... Read more

  • Broadway Bites starts on Oct. 6. (Courtesy of UrbanSpace NYC)

    Broadway Bites

    Broadway Bites, the pop-up market in Greeley Square Park, returns Oct. 6–Nov. 14. Newcomers this fall include Domo Taco (think Japanese nacho tots), Wafels &... Read more

  • The third location of Boqueria is on the Upper East Side.
(Courtesy of Boqueria)

    Boqueria Comes to Upper East Side

    Boqueria opened a third New York City location, this one on the Upper East Side, on Oct. 2. Marc Vidal’s tapas menu seeks to transport... Read more

  • Wine from the Brooklyn Winery. (Rima Brindamour)

    Winemaking Class

    If you ever yearned to learn to make wine, an upcoming class on Oct. 9 offers a glimpse. The Brooklyn Winery and The Brooklyn Kitchen... Read more

  • The Turkish breakfast spread at Entwine.
(Rob Counts/Epoch Times)

    Entwine’s Turkish Brunch

    There are some brunches, by virtue of their heaviness, whose sole purpose is to send diners back to bed. That’s not necessarily a bad thing... Read more

  • A mural by artist Raymundo Cobo. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Mexican Festival: Bright, Healthy Flavors From the Four Corners of Mexico

    You have to hand it to a Mexican restaurant that isn’t afraid to offer cactus in its dishes. Although cactus in edible form is ubiquitous... Read more

  • Bavarian Bratwurst With Sauerkraut and Tarragon Mustard. (Steve Hill)

    Oktoberfest: Where to Go

    New Yorkers are spoiled for choices to celebrate Oktoberfest. Below are some highlights. Munich comes to the East River with Zum Schneider’s Oktboferfest outdoor tent,... Read more

  • Tonkatsu, or pork cutlet, served with rice and curry. Diners can grind sesame seeds in a mortar and pestle to add to the tonkatsu sauce. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    HanaMichi: Tonkatsu Dreams

    Comfort foods offer solace for the soul and a reprieve from the harried rhythm of life.  For Sophia Lee, the owner of the restaurant HanaMichi,... Read more

  • Berkshire Pork Chop (Matthew Pisano)

    Lincoln Center Kitchen Now Open in Avery Fisher Hall

    Fancy a side of the Philharmonic with your dinner? Lincoln Center Kitchen, which recently opened inside Avery Fisher Hall, has the distinction of piping in... Read more

  • At Brazilia Cafe's launch party on Sept. 23. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Brazilia Cafe Officially Launches in NoHo

    Brazilia Cafe, in NoHo, showcases Brazil’s ingredients with a modern eye for New Yorkers who are so often on the go. Occupying 3,000 square feet,... Read more

  • Taquitos de Tinga Poblana (Courtesy of Rosa Mexicano)

    Rosa Mexicano Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Rosa Mexicano celebrates its 30th anniversary on Oct. 6 with a cocktail party and collaboration with renowned chefs Mario Hernandez (The Black Ant), Roberto Santibanez... Read more

  • Tender's Banana Split (Courtesy of Tender)

    Tender’s Banana Split Extravaganza

    The Sanctuary Hotel’s Tender restaurant is featuring a banana split of epic proportions. Priced at $38, it is served in an enormous martini glass, filled... Read more

  • Tacuba, in Astoria.
(Courtesy of Tacuba)

    Julian Medina Opens Tacuba

    The latest venture of chef-owner Julian Medina (Toloache, Yerba Buena) is Tacuba, in Astoria, in a 3,400-square-foot space. Tacuba is the seventh, and first outer-borough,... Read more

  • L’Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona Opens in Brooklyn

    Chocolate lovers, rejoice! L’École du Grand Chocolat Valrhona opened its doors this week in DUMBO. The school’s location is the first in the United States,... Read more

  • "Morsi" is Italian for "bites."
(Courtesy of Morsi)

    Morsi Opens in Tribeca on Sept. 25

    Veal Tongue with tuna aioli; Chestnut Gnocchi with slow-braised rabbit; Branzino with guanciale—chef Kenneth Johnson (formerly of Pescatore, Picholine, and Osteria Fiorella) has created a... Read more

  • Babeth’s Feast Offers Premium Frozen Meals

    With Babeth’s Feast, which opened last month, Elisabeth de Kergorlay hopes to be launching nothing short of a revolution in home cooking.  Babeth’s Feast is... Read more

  • Granola cake (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Dorie Greenspan: What You Should Bake Next

    The annoying thing about Dorie Greenspan is that no matter how much you don’t like to bake, aren’t good at baking, don’t even want to... Read more

  • World's largest cannoli at the San Gennaro festival, Little Italy, Manhattan on Sept.20 (Daksha Devnani/Epoch Times)

    World’s Largest Cannoli Unveiled (+Video)

    NEW YORK—Jaws dropped as New York City bakery Ferrara unveiled the world’s largest cannoli at the San Gennaro festival on Saturday, Sept. 20. Ferrara’s record-setting... Read more

  • Luna, a Coton de Tulear, poses on the stage at Madison Square Garden, N.Y., on Sept. 30, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Dogs Test Out the Waters of Madison Square Garden Ahead of Competition

    NEW YORK—The sun shone Tuesday on two breeds of dogs that are as different as they get. The Coton de Tulear, a white toy dog that... Read more

  • Hundreds carry illuminated lanterns created by community members of Morningside Heights and Harlem, relating Homer's “The Odyssey” to their own neighborhood and experiences, through Morningside Park, Manhattan, N.Y., on Sept. 27, 2014. (Laura Cooksey)

    ‘Black Odyssey’ Returns to Harlem Through Morningside Lights Procession

    NEW YORK—Illuminated images of Athena, Poseidon, and the Statue of Liberty floated through Morningside Park about an hour after dark as nearly a thousand people... Read more

  • Times Square, in Manhattan, New York City, on Dec. 28, 2011. (Shutterstock*)

    Things to Do in NYC: Community Events, Visual & Performing Arts, Music

    Before you go out, check here for some good suggestions on community events, visual arts, performing arts and music in New York City.   COMMUNITY... Read more

  • A Far Rockaway-bound A-train approaches Broad Channel. (Marc A. Hermann/MTA New York City Transit)

    A-Line Queens-Bound Stations Opening With New Art

    Five artists were commissioned to create artwork for the renovated stations. Come Monday, the Queens-bound sides of the 88th St. and 104th St. stations along... Read more

  • Westbeth Gallery presents the exhibition "City as Subject." (westbeth.org)

    Cityscapes Show Opens at NYC’s Largest Artist Community

    NEW YORK—Art critic, painter, and college lecturer Xico Greenwald now adds curator to his job titles. His first major show, City as Subject at Westbeth... Read more

  • A Car2Go vehicle is on display March 22, 2012, in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    NYC Gets Yet Another Car Service—Daimler-Owned Car2Go Launching in Brooklyn

    Starting late October, people who live and work in Brooklyn can commute by car with nearly as much ease as public transportation. They can pick... Read more

  • Miles Chamley-Watson, world champion fencer at the Fencers Club training center in Chelsea on Sept. 24. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    World-Class Fencers Created in Chelsea, NYC

    NEW YORK—Walking down West 28th Street, one would hardly notice the old 1917 Caxton building. With a small lobby and slow elevators, it is just... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (L) winces as Staten Island Chuck breaks free and drops to the stage during the 2014 Groundhog Day ceremony at the Staten Island Zoo, in New York, on Feb. 2, 2014. The groundhog died a week after the fall. But the rodent, which had just predicted six more weeks of winter before tumbling several feet from the mayor's hands, was not the zoo's famed Staten Island Chuck, but rather a stand-in named Charlotte. (AP Photo/Staten Island Advance, Anthony DePrimo)

    Groundhog Dies After Escaping NYC Mayor’s Grip

      NEW YORK—Her shadow was one of the last things she saw. The groundhog that escaped Mayor Bill de Blasio’s grasp during this year’s Staten... Read more

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sign an agreement to intensify security measures, at 7 World Trade Center on Wednesday. (Flickr of Governor Cuomo)

    Cuomo, Christie Respond to Increased Terror Threat

    NEW YORK—Expect to see more police and soldiers around public transportation. New York and New Jersey governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie signed an agreement... Read more

  • Illustration for "The Girl Who Was Crazy About Jimmy Durante" in Woman's Day, September 1953. Gouache and ink on illustration board. (Courtesy of Mac Conner)

    The Nearly Lost Artwork of Ad Man Mac Conner

    NEW YORK—At age 101, McCauley “Mac” Conner doesn’t quit. Despite losing sight in his remaining good eye, he is illustrating an upcoming children’s book. Conner... Read more

  • Participants enjoy the 2 p.m. MP3 Experiment in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, New York on Sept. 20, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Decade of MP3 Experiments Has Hilarious Results (Photos, Video)

    NEW YORK—It was an ordinary day in 2004. The European Union had just expanded by 10 states, the iPod Mini was just released, and thousands... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, the Minskoff Theatre and the marquee for "The Lion King" are displayed in New York.  With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

    ‘The Lion King’ Earns Record Box Office

    NEW YORK— Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time. With a... Read more

  • Participants march in the African-American Day Parade in Harlem, New York City, on Sept. 21, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Biggest African American Day Parade Rocks Harlem, NY (Photos)

    NEW YORK—Police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers, and congressmen—50 years after the Civil Rights Movement almost 2 million African-Americans fill just about every thinkable position throughout... Read more

  • Seating along the Interim Walkway, near West 33rd Street and 12th Avenue. © Iwan Baan, 2014

    See What the Last Stretch of the High Line Looks Like

    NEW YORK—Somehow, outdoors at 30 feet above street level, everything is beautiful; even industrial traffic, mused Joshua David, co-founder of the beloved High Line, earlier... Read more

  • Actress Lynn Whitfield, (C-microphone) is joined by actresses Phylicia Rashad (L), Tyne Daly (2nd-L), Kim Fields (3rd-L), S. Epatha Merkerson (2nd-R), Pauletta Washington (R), and others as she reads from a medley of poetry and prose written by Ruby Dee during a memorial service for the actress at The Riverside Church, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Ruby Dee Memorialized in NYC With Song and Dance

    NEW YORK—Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance, and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang... 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

  • Models showcase Eva Mendes's second fall collection at the Flatiron Plaza in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 16, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Eva Mendes Brings Fashion to Fifth Avenue

    NEW YORK– Flatiron Plaza was the scene for one of three Eva Mendes Collection fashion events. It was Mendes’s second fall collection, and the anniversary... Read more

  • Students practice breathing in a choir singing class at the Voice Charter School of New York, Corona, Queens, New York, Sept. 18, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Let Your Children Sing Their Way to College

    NEW YORK—A lineup of seventh-graders looked at the corridor wall where the Voice Charter School of Corona, Queens, keeps the school’s values posted, looking to... Read more

  • A man looks at the northernmost part of the High Line park, the Rail Yards, in Manhattan on Sept. 18, 2014 which is still fenced off in preparation for opening on Sunday. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    High Line Rail Yards Opening Sunday

    NEW YORK—”I’ve been a devoted High Line follower since the beginning,” said Emmy Stocker, leaning against the fence dividing the end of Section 2 of... Read more

  • Susan Zanet and her granddaughter Avigail Herndton pick up vegetables at the Bishop Sexton Head Start preschool, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Sept. 17, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Pick Up Your Groceries While Picking Up Your Child

    NEW YORK—Loaded with three big bags of fruits and vegetables, Susan Zanet got a good deal this Wednesday. Straight from a farm and only $10... Read more

  • Democratic challenger Domenic M. Recchia Jr. (R) stands next to GOP Rep. Michael Grimm at a candidates forum at the Fort Hamilton Senior Citizen Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014. In the first time debate between the two, Recchia called Grimm a liar and raised the issue of Grimm’s federal indictment on 20 counts for allegedly evading taxes by hiding more than $1 million in sales and wages while running a small Manhattan restaurant. Grimm dismissed the criticism as political mudslinging. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Dem Challenger Calls GOP House Incumbent a Liar

    NEW YORK—At a raucous debate Wednesday, Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia called Republican Rep. Michael Grimm a liar who failed to tell the truth to federal... Read more

  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden testifies before Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee hearing on "Combating the Ebola Threat" at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, on Aug. 7, 2014. Overwhelmed west African nations called states of emergency on Thursday as the death toll from a fast-spreading Ebola epidemic neared 1,000. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Questions and Answers About Dallas, Texas Ebola Case

    WASHINGTON—U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now... Read more

  • Former New York Gov. George Pataki during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall, of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York on Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Report: Former NY Gov. Pataki Weighing Presidential Run

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Former Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide said Tuesday that talk of a campaign is... Read more

  • Screenshot of the attack ad on Cuomo from the Astorino Campaign: "Jail".

    Astorino Likens Morelandgate to Nuclear War in New Ad

    NEW YORK—Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino released a new TV ad on Monday, targeting Gov. Andrew Cuomo by linking the fallout from the dissolution of... Read more

  • President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Obama told the audience that the mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed after the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has a corrosive effect on all of America, not just on black communities. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama: US ‘underestimated’ Islamic State Threat

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability... Read more

  • Westchester County executive and Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino (L) and incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are shown. Cuomo’s campaign announced on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, that he will participate in two debates with Astorino ahead of the general election, after refusing to square off against his primary opponent. (AP Photo)

    NY Gov. Cuomo Agrees to Two Election Debates

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that he will participate in two debates ahead of the November election—one in New York City with his GOP... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (2R) among other notables during the People's Climate March in New York on Sunday, Sept., 21, 2014. Within days of each other, de Blasio appeared at three high profile events and appears to be working at increasing his visibility. (L–R) French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius; primatologist Jane Goodall; former US Vice President Al Gore; de Blasio, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Steps Onto Bigger Political Stages

    NEW YORK—A speech at the United Nations. A spot next to Al Gore leading a massive climate change march. A prime speaking slot at a... Read more

  • Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for New York governor, waits for a television interview to begin at WMHT in Troy, N.Y. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hawkins sells himself as the last progressive standing in the governor’s race. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Last Progressive Standing in NY Gov.’s Race, Green Party Candidate

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The Green Party’s Howie Hawkins bills himself as the last progressive standing in the New York governor’s race. Hawkins is running to the left... Read more

  • Anti-fracking activists protest across the street from the Plaza Hotel, where Cuomo was hosting a campaign event and luncheon in Midtown Manhattan, N.Y., on Monday, September 18, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Cuomo: I Won’t Decide on Fracking Before the Election

    NEW YORK—Gov. Andrew Cuomo reiterated Thursday that he would not make a decision on fracking before the election, again rebuking activists who have repeatedly entreated... Read more

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo (C), Lt. Gov. candidate Kathy Hochul (L), and former NYC council speaker Christine Quinn (R) announce the 10-point 'Women's Equality' pledge at the ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in midtown Manhattan on September 18, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Cuomo Asks State Candidates to Support ‘Women’s Equality’ Platform

    NEW YORK—Governor Andrew Cuomo and lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul announced a “women’s equality pledge” on Thursday, asking all those running for state office to promise support... Read more

  • New York State Assembly member Nicole Malliotakis (L) and United States Congressman Michael Grimm join families in Times Square to support pediatric cancer awareness on Sept. 2. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Grimm Leads Recchia in New Poll

    NEW YORK—Former Democratic Brooklyn Councilman Domenic Recchia is four points behind his Republican rival, incumbent Congressman Michael Grimm, according to a Siena College poll released... Read more

  • In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo, Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, answers a question at a news conference in Hawthorne, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

    Manhattan Republicans Announce Candidacies

    NEW YORK—The New York Republican County Committee announced a host of Republican candidates for city and state level office on the steps of City Hall... Read more

  • Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters hold a position on the front line in Khazer near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq on Sept. 16, 2014. The United States plans to strike the Islamic State group in its Syrian strongholds and could send military advisors into combat alongside Iraqi troops, American commanders said. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Wary US Lawmakers Ready to Arm, Train Syrian Rebels

    WASHINGTON—Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as... Read more

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the 13th Anniversary Commemoration
of 9/11 to Benefit 911 Health Watch, Inc. in the United Federation of Teachers headquarters Downtown Manhattan, New York, Sept. 16, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Hilary Clinton Backs 9/11 Zadroga Act

    NEW YORK—Notwithstanding a long introduction, the crowd exploded when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the stage at a downtown benefit hosted Tuesday in... Read more

  • John Liu in Manhattan in 2012. He said Tuesday to the Daily News that he would concede to incumbent Senator Tony Avella. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    John Liu Concedes to Senator Tony Avella

    Demands for a recount didn’t help John Liu against state Sen. Tony Avella in the Democratic primary. A week after the primary, Liu has conceded... Read more

  • Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with political allies rallying for his reelection campaign at Park Row Plaza on Sunday, September 14, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Schneiderman Kicks Off Campaign With Rally

    NEW YORK— Aiming for a landslide victory, incumbent New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman inaugurated his re-election campaign with aplomb at Park Row Plaza near City Hall,... Read more

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo, stands with his partner Sandra Lee (R) while addressing members of the media after casting a vote in the primary election at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco in Mount Kisco, N.Y. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Rough Governor’s Primary Gives Hope to Cuomo Foes

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bumpy win in the Democratic primary is energizing his general election opponents, who said Wednesday that a little-known liberal challenger’s better-than-expected... Read more

  • President Barack Obama talks with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The president met with Congressional leaders to discuss options for combating the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    US Safe From Islamic State Attack, but Congress Wants Action

    WASHINGTON—Hours before President Barack Obama’s prime-time address on a strategy for fighting Islamic State militants, the Senate’s Democratic leader urged quick authorization of the president’s... Read more

  • Sen. Angus King Jr. (I-ME) arrives at the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014, in Washington D.C. (Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

    Senator Demands Congress Debate, Vote on Fighting Islamic Extremists

    WASHINGTON—An independent member of the U.S. Senate is voicing uneasiness with the Obama administration’s push toward a more fierce confrontation with Islamic militants, while criticizing... Read more

  • Senator Tony Avella who is running against John Liu in the Democratic Primary for New York’s 11th state senate district, New York City, on June 24, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Avella Claims Win in Primary

    NEW YORK—At approximately 10:58 p.m. State Sen. Tony Avella claimed victory in a bitterly fought Democratic primary against former City Comptroller John Liu.  From his election party... 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

  • 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)

    This Is New York: Leslie Venokur on Urban Motherhood

    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)

    This Is New York: Kenneth Podziba, President and CEO of Bike New York

    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

  • Hundreds of glassines, little envelopes of heroin ready for street-level distribution, were seized from a Bronx heroin mill and displayed in Manhattan, N.Y., on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, as officials announced the arrest of 9 people in two separate busts where they seized $12 million in heroin. (Laura Cooksey)

    $12 Million in Heroin Seized in 2 NYC Busts, Trafficking at 25-Year High

    NEW YORK—In late August, truck driver Jeen Blake loaded up his tractor-trailer in Riverside, Calif., for his trip to New York. Days later, he drove... Read more

  • File photo. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Off-Duty Jersey Cop Shoots Man Stealing His Truck

    On Tuesday morning at 4 a.m., Basil Warren just got home from a late-night shift of policing. Still in his uniform, he heard a car... Read more

  • Photo of .22 caliber revolver handgun used by shooter in the Bronx on Sept. 29, 2014. (DCPI)

    Police Shot at Armed Civilians in Brooklyn and the Bronx

    In two separate incidents in the Bronx and Brooklyn Monday, police shot at armed civilians, killing one and injuring another. People living in the apartment... Read more

  • Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Authorities allege Tsarnaeva, of North Bergen, N.J., claimed people she knew could bomb the home of a woman who was previously involved with her husband. Bail was set at $5,000. (AP Photo/New York Post, Steven Hirsch)

    Marathon Bombing Suspects’ Sister Faces NYC Judge

    NEW YORK—A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations that she threatened... Read more

  • Driver Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

    Tony Stewart Will Not Face Charges in Deadly Crash

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. —Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will not be charged with the death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate... Read more

  • New York City police commissioner William Bratton alongside Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance (L) during a news conference at One Police Plaza in New York on June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    NYPD Probes Officer’s Altercation With Pregnant Woman

    NEW YORK—New York City police are investigating an altercation between officers and a pregnant woman that was captured on amateur video, officials said Wednesday. The... Read more

  • In this file photo, New York City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer speaks during the Museum of the Moving Image and the Jim Henson Legacy collaboration press conference at the Museum of the Moving Image on May 21, 2013 in New York City. (D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

    NYC Introduces Civil Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers

    NEW YORK—A year after Martha Puruncajas’s son Luis Bravo was killed by a hit-and-run driver, she still has no closure. It broke her heart not... Read more

  • Officers found a .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun when searching the premises where Clinton Lawson, 29, was found in Brooklyn on July 19, 2014. (DCPI)

    Queens Man Indicted for Jacking Cars and Shooting in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

    The District Attorney’s office indicted 29-year-old Clinton Lawson for two carjackings, shooting, and assault. If convicted, Lawson faces over 25 years in prison. On July... Read more

  • Around 310,000 attendees were at the People's Climate March in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 21, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Officer Dead in Car Accident on Way to Climate March

    NEW YORK—On the way to regulating Sunday’s climate change march, nine police officers in a marked NYPD vehicle collided with a plastic orange barrier in... Read more

  • U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara speaks during a news conference, Thursday, July 25, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Prosecutor: NYC Might Face Legal Action Over Jails

    NEW YORK—A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he... Read more

  • In this file photo, the New York city's Public Advocate Letitia James and advocates hold a news conference to call for city police officers to wear cameras as part of a pilot program, in New York, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NY Judge: Cameras Could Have Stopped Police Deaths

    NEW YORK—The federal judge who ruled that the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy violated civil rights said in a speech that body... Read more

  • Shand Stephens (C) an attorney for the defendants in a case against Jordan-based Arab Bank, leaves Federal Court in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Stephens argued that executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should not be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in Israel in the early 2000s. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NY Jury Hears Arguments in Terror Finance Trial

    NEW YORK—Executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should not be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in Israel in the early 2000s that left... Read more

  • Carol Stewart-Kosic, mother of Lindsey Stewart, and her husband Walter Kosic arrive to the Rockland County Courthouse for the sentencing of Jojo John in New City, N.Y., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. John was sentenced Tuesday to two years behind bars for crashing a powerboat into a barge, killing Lindsey Stewart, a bride-to-be, and her fiancé’s best man. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NY Boater Gets Prison for Fatal Hudson River Crash

    NEW CITY, N.Y.—A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiancé’s best man, was... Read more

  • FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez, right, appears in Manhattan criminal court with his attorney Harvey Fishbein, in New York. Circumstances of Hernandez' confession are set to be scrutinized at a hearing to determine whether his statements are fair game for trial -- a question that rests partly on whether he was mentally capable of waiving his rights. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)

    Judge Sees Confession Tape in ’79 Missing Boy Case

    NEW YORK—After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store... Read more

  • Jet Ski accidents carry the highest risk of injury among all powered watercraft. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Lucky Jet Skiers Rescued by NY Firefighters

    Two jet skiers were rescued Sunday morning after falling off their watercraft in the Ambrose Channel several miles west of Breezy Point in Far Rockaway. Neither suffered... Read more

  • Five firefighters were injured putting out a blaze at 684 Halsey St. in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood on September 7, 2014. (Matt Gnaizda/Epoch Times)

    5 Firefighters Injured in Bed-Stuy Blaze

    Five firefighters were injured in a blaze Sunday evening in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The fire started on the top floor of a three-story brick home... Read more

  • Police investigate the scene of a shooting Officer shot on Hudson Avenue in Rochester, N.Y. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 2014.  Rural/Metro Medical Services say an officer was shot and taken to Rochester General Hospital, where he died. At least two other people were wounded in the shooting Wednesday night.  Their conditions were not immediately known. The officer is the first member of the Rochester Police Department to be killed in the line of duty since 1959. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Carlos Ortiz)  MAGS OUT; NO SALES

    Upstate NY Police Officer Fatally Shot in Gunfight

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—A Rochester police officer was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire during a pursuit, the first member of the city’s police force to... Read more

  • NYPD Officer Arrested for Assaulting His Wife

    Off-duty NYPD officer Dean Roberts, 38, was arrested at 3:45 a.m. in relation to a domestic incident involving his wife, police said. He was arrested in Brooklyn’s... 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)

    Man High on PCP Dies in Police Custody, Determined as Homicide

    The second death of a New Yorker after a physical police arrest this summer has been ruled a homicide, according to a ruling by the... Read more

  • 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


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