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  • Mayoral hopeful Adolfo Carrion speaks at a forum at Hunter's College, New York City, Aug. 6, 2013. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

    Adolfo Carrion Promises to Get Back to the Classroom If Elected

    NEW YORK—Independent mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrion Jr. has not had much luck gaining traction in his bid to replace outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg this election... Read more

  • Jia “Jenny” Hou, the former campaign treasurer for New York City Comptroller John Liu, and her attorney, Gerald Lefcourt, hold a news conference in New York's Foley Square, Oct. 23, 2013. (Gary Du/Epoch Times)

    John Liu’s Former Treasurer Appeals Jail Sentence

    NEW YORK—The convicted former treasurer of New York City Comptroller John Liu’s 2013 mayoral campaign announced she and her lawyer filed a Notice of Appeal... Read more

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    Bill Mazer Dead: Longtime NYC Sportcaster Dies at 92

    Bill Mazer, a longtime sportscaster in New York City, died at age 92 on Wednesday. Mazer died at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. Before he retired... Read more

  • LIRR Delays: Delays and Possible Shutdown of Tracks East of East River Tunnels

    There are delays and possible cancellations in both directions on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) on Wednesday during the evening rush hour. The delays... Read more

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    Aryn Leroux Arrested for Allegedly Tweeting Threats to New York Mets Players

    Aryn Leroux was arrested for allegedly tweeting threats toward New York Mets players, coaches, and executives. He also made a specific threat to Citi Field,... Read more

  • Nutty The Waterskiing Squirrel, which appeared in the Anchorman film, performed a stunt for the press during the unveiling of Ben & Jerry's "Scotchy Scotch Scotch" ice-cream flavor at Pier 36, New York, on Oct. 22, 2013. (Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's)

    Ben & Jerry’s Releases the Ron Burgundy Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream

    NEW YORK—The news host from “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” a movie box office hit, now has his own ice-cream flavor, courtesy of Ben... Read more

  • Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio addresses advocates at an immigration rally on the steps of City Hall on Oct. 23, 2013 in New York City. (Epoch Times)

    UPDATED: Bill de Blasio Calls on Washington to Pass Immigration Reform

    NEW YORK—With throngs of cheering supporters and politicians behind him, Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio spoke about the need for immigration reform from the... Read more

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    Trayon Christian Sues NYPD After Barneys Accuses Him of Using Fake Debit Card

    Trayon Christian, a Queens resident, was targeted by staffers at Barneys and NYPD officers after buying an expensive belt, he says. Christian, 19, bought a... Read more

  • Long Island: Pepper Spray Forces Northern Parkway School to Evacuate

    The Northern Parkway School in Uniondale, Long Island, in New York was evacuated after pepper spray was discharged on Wednesday. Several teary eyed children were... Read more

  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the company's annual shareholders meeting,in Seattle, Wash., March 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Starbucks to Launch ‘Tea Bar’—First in NYC

    NEW YORK—Starbucks is trying to make tea trendy, with plans to open its first “tea bar“ in New York City. The Seattle-based company said Teavana... Read more

  • Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway at City Hall in New York, Oct. 22, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York Partially Prepped for Next Sandy

    NEW YORK—It has been almost a year since Superstorm Sandy hit New York City, leaving in its wake devastation and heartbreak. The city has spent... Read more

  • Adana Ojeda (L) and Juliana Hernandez. (NYPD)

    Adana Ojeda and Juliana Hernandez Missing in the Bronx

    Adana Ojeda and Juliana Hernandez have gone missing this week in the Bronx borough of New York City. The girls went missing in two separate... Read more

  • Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota (R) speaks as Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio listens during the second of three debates prior to the Nov. 5 general election, New York, Oct. 22, 2013. (Kathy Willens/AP)

    Candidates Get Testy in Second Mayoral Debate

    NEW YORK—Just two weeks prior to the Nov. 5 election, the two candidates for mayor met for their second debate of the campaign on Oct... Read more

  • A view of Vanderbilt Avenue, with Grand Central Terminal on the right, in Manhattan, New York, June 19, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    After Refinements, NYC’s East Midtown Rezoning Plan Reaches Council

    NEW YORK—After months of discussions with the community, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to rezone Midtown East reached City Council on Oct. 22 with several key... Read more

  • New York State Education Department Commissioner John King Jr. on Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Evaluations Find 91 Percent of State Teachers Effective

    NEW YORK—More than 90 percent of teachers statewide were found effective based on evaluations released on Oct. 22. The preliminary data showed 91.5 percent of... Read more

  • Kurt Paschke, Amanda MacDowell, Jaclyn Nugent, David Sacco Charged With Assault in Jets Brawl

    Kurt Paschke, Amanda MacDowell, Jaclyn Nugent, and David Sacco were charged with assault on Tuesday for a fight following a New Jersey Jets-New England Patriots... Read more

  • The Range Rover involved in the biker attack is being moved from the police precinct for further police investigation Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in New York.  Last weekend, dozens of bikers stopped the Range Rover SUV on a highway, attacked the vehicle, then chased the driver and pulled him from the car after he plowed over a motorcyclist while trying to escape, police said. (AP Photo/David Karp)

    Jason Brown Arrested: Ninth Biker Arrested in Manhattan Biker Attack Case

    NEW YORK–Jason Brown was arrested on Monday, police said Tuesday, making him the ninth biker to be arrested in what is known as the Manhattan... Read more

  • Duffman Pannell, Coach at Rampapo High School, Arrested for Allegedly Hitting Player With Helmet

    Duffman Pannell, head coach of the Ramapo High School football team, was arrested for allegedly hitting a player with a helmet. Pannell dragged the player,... Read more

  • Reporters at the press preview of the Frick's Collection's newest exhibit, on loan from the Mauritshuis in The Hague. Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is a familiar face welcoming visitors to discover more Dutch masterworks. (Christine Lin/Epoch Times)

    Vermeer Arrives in NYC, Dutch Masters in Tow

    NEW YORK—Though she looms large as an art history icon, she actually looks quite meek, peering out of her one-and-a-half foot tall frame at a... Read more

  • Crown Heights community leaders Rep. Major Owens (L) and Ben-Tzion Meltzer of Project CARE talk following a news conference in Brooklyn, New York, Jan. 8, 2002. Owens, a Democrat who served 12 terms in the House of Representatives from 1983 to 2007, has died at the age of 77. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)

    Major Owens Dead: Former New York Rep. Dies at 77

    NEW YORK—Major Owens, a New York City Democrat who served 12 terms in the U.S. House and was credited with helping to pass the Americans... Read more

  • NYC Control Board Greenlights City’s Financial Plan

    NEW YORK—The New York City Financial Control Board voted to not take control of the city’s finances on Tuesday, greenlighting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first... Read more

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to a question about a published report that said his administration may have interfered with the corruption panel the governor created during a press conference at the University of Buffalo, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work. Cuomo says the commission made its own decisions and that his office only offered suggestions. Cuomo, a Democrat, created the commission a year ago and dismantled it this spring. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Corruption Probe Poses NY Gov’s Biggest Test

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Allegations that his administration meddled with a state anti-corruption commission are posing the greatest political test of New York Gov. Andrew Coumo’s tenure —... Read more

  • President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Emily K. Rafferty speaks during the Fifth Avenue Plaza Groundbreaking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on January 14, 2013 in New York City. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

    Metropolitan Museum President Announces Retirement

    NEW YORK—The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the world, on Tuesday announced her retirement. Emily Rafferty,... Read more

  • Pedestrians stroll at dusk in front of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York's Lincoln Center, November 13, 2013. Fractious labor negotiations threaten to disrupt the Met's new season for the first time in more than 30 years. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Met Opera Could Shut Down Over Labor Disputes

    NEW YORK—Figaro might not be getting married anytime soon. Mimi and Rodolfo might not fall in love in that cold Parisian garret. And Macbeth might... Read more

  • Campbell Brown, New York, April 27, 2009. (Peter Kramer/AP)

    Teachers Too Hard to Fire, Lawsuit

    Kaylah and Kyler Wright are New Yorkers, first-graders, and twins. But while Kaylah excelled in reading last year, Kyler lagged behind. Their father, John Keoni... Read more

  • A man walks by a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) schedule board on July 15, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    City and State Need to Step Up to Prevent Fare Hikes, Says MTA

    NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Transportation Authority won’t be raising fares and tolls more than they had already planned to in order to cover the increased labor... Read more

  • Supporters of Israel rally in front of United Nations headquarters at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, on Monday afternoon, July 28, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Thousands of Israel Supporters Rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

    NEW YORK—More than 10,000 New Yorkers were joined by the New York Congressional delegation and other NYC officials Monday afternoon at the 90-minute long “New... Read more

  • Anthony L. Ungaro, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran at a public event in front of the Union Square PETCO store, on Monday, July 28, 2014. Ungaro will be traveling across the country on his Harley Davidson bike to bring supplies and toys to underserved animal shelters, and encourage more people to adopt shelter pets. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    Iraq Veteran Raises Awareness for Animal Shelters

    NEW YORK—After eight years of serving with the U.S. Marine Corps—including a deployment to Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004—Anthony L. Ungaro was having a difficult time... Read more

  • Police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting, Monday, July 28, 2014, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York. Authorities said a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that left the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police officer wounded. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NYC Shooting Today: Charles Richard Mozdir Wounded NYPD Cop and 2 Federal Marshals in Shoot Out (+Photo)

    The suspect who shot an NYPD police detective and two federal marshals has been identified as one Charles Richard Mozdir. The shooting incident in New... Read more

  • NYC Pension Fund Records 17.4 Percent Return on Investment

    NEW YORK—The city’s pension fund recorded a 17.4 percent return on investment in fiscal year 2014, according to the comptroller’s office. The fund was valued... Read more

  • A man sits resting as commuters head to departure gates at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Wednesday July 23, 2014 in New York.  The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved $90 million for urgent repairs at the 64-year-old complex used by both commuters from New Jersey and travelers from the rest of the country.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Port Authority Bus Terminal Needs Overhaul, Will Get Patchwork Fixes

    NEW YORK—At the nation’s busiest bus station, winding lines of riders wait amid cracked floors, crumbling ceiling tiles and a wheezing air-conditioning system helped along... Read more

  • The 64-year-old Port Authority bus terminal used by both commuters from New Jersey and travelers from the rest of the country has received millions in funding for new repairs, New York, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYC’s Aging Bus Terminal to Get Patchwork Fixes

    NEW YORK—At the nation’s busiest bus station, winding lines of riders wait amid cracked floors, crumbling ceiling tiles, and a wheezing air-conditioning system helped along... Read more

  • Pedestrians cross the street in front of a Lyft car in San Francisco, Calif., on June 12, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Lyft Users Face Predictable Shortage in New York City

    NEW YORK—Lyft Inc. finally launched in New York City on Friday, after a legal battle with state officials ended with the company agreeing to comply... Read more

  • Commuters board a Long Island Rail Road train at Penn Station in Manhattan on July 17. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Advocates Urge New Yorkers to Support Transit Tax Breaks

    What would you do with an extra $443 every year? Transit riders at the Atlantic Avenue subway station stopped by a booth Sunday afternoon to... Read more

  • The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant on the banks of the Hudson River March 22, 2011 in Buchanan, NY. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York Tells Nuke Plant to Choose: Cooling Towers or Summer Vacation

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y.—New York’s latest proposal to save Hudson River fish from being sucked into the Indian Point nuclear plant calls for shutting down one... Read more

  • A Lyft car drives along Powell Street on June 12, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Lyft Car Share Approved for Friday Launch in NYC

    NEW YORK—The ride-sharing company Lyft plans to launch its services in all five boroughs of New York City at 7 p.m. on Friday, after it... 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

  • 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)

    Eviction Attempts Rampant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

    NEW YORK—In a luxury rental building on the Upper West Side, on a block bounded on either side by Central Park and a neat row... 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

  • New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Comptroller’s Audit Reveals NYCHA Failures

    NEW YORK—An audit released by the city comptroller’s office Thursday revealed that the city’s public housing authority, NYCHA, failed to monitor the construction companies it... Read more

  • Tavola chef and owner Nicola Accardi. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    This Man Is on Fire

    Nicola Accardi cooks with volcanoes. Two of them in fact, etched with their names, Etna and Vesuvio. The double-chambered wood-burning oven weighs in at 7,000... Read more

  • Adrak Ke Chaap, lamb chops marinated in fresh ginger and herbs. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Utsav: The Heat of India in Mid-Air

    Utsav is not easy to find, but its unusual location is worth seeking out. Suspended on a skyway between two buildings in Midtown, above a... Read more

  • Lamb chops at Moran's Chelsea. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Around the World in 15 New York City Restaurants

    New York City, a hub of delicious restaurants, offers authentic cuisine from a multitude of countries around the world—all within a 10 mile radius. From... Read more

  • Mozzarella is the focus at Obicà. (Courtesy of Obicà)

    Obicà Mozzarella Bar Opens in Flatiron

    Obicà bills itself as the world’s first mozzarella bar. Newly opened in the Flatiron District, it makes the fresh Mozzarella di Bufala the center of... Read more

  • Lamb Tartare (Courtesy of Washington Market Tavern)

    Washington Market Tavern Opens in Tribeca

    Washington Market Tavern, which features American seasonal cuisine, recently opened in Tribeca. It is helmed by executive chef Aksel Theilkuhl, who trained under Laurent Tourondel... Read more

  • The Union Square Cafe in New York, June 24, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Why Are New York Restaurants Disappearing?

    NEW YORK—The highest retail rents in a decade are pushing restaurant owners out of their traditional venues in Manhattan, where renewal of their lengthy leases... Read more

  • Pastry chef Tracy Obolsky assembles the Cherry Cola Sundae at North End Grill. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Nostalgia and Sweetness: Pastry Chef Tracy Obolsky’s Desserts

    Most chefs specialize in a particular cuisine. Tracy Obolsky specializes in the nostalgic: creamsicle pies, milk chocolate malted cakes, cherry cola sundaes—such stuff that memories... Read more

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    Hester Street Fair Presents a Weekend of Ice Cream

    Hester Street Fair celebrates devotes this coming weekend to ice cream, July 19 and 20, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. A sugar rush is certain for those... Read more

  • Hay Rosie craft ice cream (Courtesy of Hay Rosie

    Ice Cream Bonanza at Brooklyn Flea’s Creme de la Creme

    July is National Ice Cream Month, so ice cream is getting a lot of attention. Brooklyn Flea is hosting the annual “Creme de la Creme”... Read more

  • Louro is hosting Nossa Mesa Supper Club dinners on Mondays. (Alice Gao)

    Louro Hosts Monday Nossa Mesa Supper Club

    The restaurant Louro hosts Monday Nossa Mesa Supper Club dinners, BYOB affairs, with dinner themes ranging from sustainable seafood to “Mad Men.” On July 21,... Read more

  • The Meatball Shop's new location. (Courtesy of The Meatball Shop)

    The Meatball Shop Opens 6th Location on Upper West Side

    The Meatball Shop opened its 6th location this week on the Upper West Side. The restaurant features a mix-and-match menu with a variety of meatballs,... Read more

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    NYC Restaurant Week Kicks Off July 21

    Restaurant Week starts on Monday, running through Aug. 15. A three-course prix fixe lunch is $25 and dinner is $38, at more than 300 New... Read more

  • Poutine and burger. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Big Smoke Burger Opens

    When I told a Canadian colleague that Big Smoke Burger was opening in Manhattan, she grew both excited and wistful. I asked her about the... Read more

  • (Courtesy of Chekmark Eats)

    12 Best Vegetarian Restaurants In New York City

    Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Organic, Pescatarian. There are a lot of dietary restrictions these days and Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants seem to be popping up... Read more

  • The colorful interior at Pasar Malam (Courtesy of Pasar Malam)

    Pasar Malam Now Open in Williamsburg

    All the traditional hallmarks of Malaysian street food and specialties can be found at Pasar Malam, a new restaurant whose name means “night market” in... Read more

  • Levine's General Store's Yum Pie empanadas. (Courtesy of Levine's General Store)

    Gluten-Free Pop-Up Market

    Gluten-free and locally crafted come together at the Gluten-Free EatUP! The pop-up market will take place Sunday, July 13, 1 p.m.–6 p.m, in South Park... Read more

  • Big Smoke Burger. (Courtesy Big Smoke Burger)

    Here Comes the Burger, Canadian Style

    The burger crosses the border when Big Smoke Burger opens its doors next Tuesday, July 15. The Canadian chain will be offering samples of poutine,... Read more

  • Amorino's new shop in Chelsea (Courtesy of Amorino)

    Amorino Serves Gelato at New Chelsea Location

    Amorino, an Italian gelateria, has opened its second New York City location. The gelato, served in a flower-petal formation, is made with globally sourced, natural... Read more

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    Top 10 Best Bakeries in New York City

    One of the best things about living in New York  is the bakeries that are devoted solely to my pride and joy: sweets and desserts. Here... Read more

  • This June 2, 2014 photo shows from left to right, Domaine De Fontsainte, Scalabrone and Chateau Viranel rose wines in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    See Summer Through Rosé-Colored Glasses

    Pink wines are white hot right now, and there’s never been more to choose from. “It’s really amazing how people are drinking rosé so much,”... Read more

  • Two-time team-jumping gold medalist McLain Ward is among the roster of riders scheduled to appear in the inaugural Central Park Horse Show. (Alex Livesey/Getty Image Sports)

    Horse Jumping Planned for Fall Rendezvous in Central Park

    NEW YORK—Top-caliber equestrian events will return to New York City after a decade-long hiatus, with a four-day horse show scheduled in the fall at the... 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

  • Poet Justin Woo, associate producer of Poetic People Power, recites a poem during its 2012 show. (Leah Rae Photography)

    Poets Slam Loss of NYC’s Creative Habitats

    NEW YORK—Anger, grief, and nostalgia flowed forth over the microphone at Theater 80 on St. Mark’s Place on the sweltering evening of July 23.  Seven... 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

  • Inside the new IGT Jewelry Mall, in the Diamond District of Manhattan, New York, on July 24, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    NYC Gets New Tower Full of Diamonds

    The story of the Gulaylar Group brings to mind the patrimonial capitalism of the Gilded Age, when the helms of industries were passed down the... 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

  • Professor Masako Koike Sohga performs a Japanese traditional tea ceremony for guests in the audience, during the opening event for Taste Asia Food and Culture Festival, in Times Square, on June 25. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Taste Asia: Creating Silence and Thunder in Times Square

    NEW YORK—Who can turn the most cacophonous area of New York to nearly complete silence?  Wei Jane Chir, the producer and artistic director of last... Read more

  • Lyft driver Nancy Tcheou waits in her car after dropping off a passenger as a taxi cab passes her in San Francisco, Jan. 4, 2013. Uber and Lyft have been getting bashed by New York City's taxi and livery industry in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Taxi Industry Welcomes Upstarts

    NEW YORK—Tech companies in the for-hire vehicle business like Uber and Lyft have been getting bashed by New York City’s taxi and livery industry in... Read more

  • The Union Square Cafe in New York, June 24, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Why Are New York Restaurants Disappearing?

    NEW YORK—The highest retail rents in a decade are pushing restaurant owners out of their traditional venues in Manhattan, where renewal of their lengthy leases... Read more

  • Melissa Ben-Ishay enjoy free cupcakes handed out at the original Baked by Melissa in SoHo, to mark the store’s closing after five years of business, on Monday. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Baked by Melissa Closes Its First Location

    NEW YORK—Baked by Melissa is closing its very first location, a pick-up window in SoHo, so owner Melissa Ben-Ishay passed out free cupcakes July 21... 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

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference on medical marijuana on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Vermont’s Shumlin to Face Cuomo in NY Rafting Race

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has invited Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin to the Adirondacks to compete in a rafting race meant to highlight the... Read more

  • Program manager at the Brownsville Recreation Center, Tomasia Kastner, instructs participants of the City Parks Foundation's Youth Made Media program in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on July 16, 2014. Youth get trained in video production and complete media projects with their peers. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Discover How New York Teens Rap Their Way Out of Trouble

    NEW YORK—Rappers from the neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn often rhyme about the violent crimes that plague its streets. Abraham Cousar, 17, used to be one... Read more

  • “Leviathan” by Todd Gordon. Oil on canvas. (Courtesy of George Billis Gallery)

    Cityscape Painters Explore Bridges as Metaphors for NYC

    NEW YORK—The five boroughs of New York City are crisscrossed by a whopping 789 bridges, the undersides of which often mesmerize painters, judging by this... Read more

  • “I follow Germany because Podolski and Klose are Polish-born like me. I’ve seen them live during the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and in Euro 2012 in Poland.” Yen Drek (2nd R)

    Zum Schneider Beerhouse Gives World Cup Fans Authentic German Atmosphere

    NEW YORK—The East Village New York Bavarian indoor beerhouse, Zum Schneider, was a venue for a lot of merriment and glee, when Germany won the... 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

  • Aerial view of Manhattan looking south over Central Park on July 1, 2007, in New York City. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Manhattanhenge’ Sunset Returns To NYC on Friday

    NEW YORK—You don’t need a beach for this fun in the sun. New York City’s “Manhattanhenge” returns at 8:24 p.m. Friday. That’s when the sun... Read more

  • A tip is given to a man dressed as the Elmo children's television character after he posed for photos in Times Square, New York City, April 10, 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Times Square Costume Characters Target of Proposed Bill

    The Spidermen, Supermen, Mickey Mouses, and other costumed characters who flood Times Square every day may soon have to get a license. A proposed bill... Read more

  • Young children learn dance moves from Corey Baker, a dancer in "Spill," an outdoor production created specifically for playgrounds, at Columbus Park in Chinatown, Manhattan, on July, 8, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    SummerStage Kids Brings Another Summer of Entertainment

    NEW YORK—The dancers, dressed in brightly colored T-shirts, leapt and rolled their way across the playground, twisting their bodies in the air and then landing... Read more

  • A selection from the New-York Historical Society permanent collection, hung Salon Style. (Christine Lin/Epoch Times)

    Old Favorites: Salon Style and Madeline at the New-York Historical Society

    NEW YORK—July brings a bad-news-good-news moment from the New-York Historical Society. The city’s oldest museum has been reshuffling its art in preparation for the renovation... Read more

  • Zephyr Teachout, who's running to unseat Gov. Cuomo in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, with her running mate Tim Wu in Little Italy, New York, on July 22, 2014. (Allen Xie/Epoch Times)

    Teachout Sticks to Core Themes in Campaigning

    NEW YORK—In her meeting with the Downtown Independent Democrats (DID), underdog Democratic candidate for governor Zephyr Teachout stuck to her core theme of anti-corruption. “Albany... Read more

  • People line up to speak at a Common Core learning reforms forum at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School in Albany, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2013. Republicans hoping to siphon votes from Gov. Andrew Cuomo are working to get a ballot line that would tap hostility toward the Common Core learning standards. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    In NY Race, Niche Issues Become Political Parties

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is well aware of the gambit. In the 1994 gubernatorial race, 54,000 votes cast on the Tax Cut Now ballot... Read more

  • US Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee July 15, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    House Votes to Simplify Higher Education Tax Breaks

    WASHINGTON—The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students. The... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo giving the annual State Of State Address on January 8, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Cuomo’s Popularity Highlights Appeal of Centrism

    NEW YORK—Moderation has served Andrew Cuomo well. The incumbent governor of New York has widened his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, 60 to 23... Read more

  • NYC Council Releases Its Priorities for Federal Government

    NEW YORK—Extending unemployment insurance benefits, keeping the city’s public housing in a state of good repair, and strengthening gun laws—these were among the top priorities... Read more

  • Zephyr Teachout, listens as her running mate Tim Wu speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., on June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Tim Wu Against the Internet Cartel

    NEW YORK—Tim Wu has a plan to keep the Internet from falling into the hands of a cartel.  This is a challenge because, if history... Read more

  • House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) questions Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen as he appears before the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014, in their continuing probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House Passes Tax Breaks to Boost Charitable Giving

    WASHINGTON—The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. One provision provides tax breaks... Read more

  • Council Member Mark Weprin. (William Alatriste/City Council)

    Real Estate Pouring Money to Land Use Chair’s Campaign

    Players in the real estate industry have contributed $11,900 to the campaign of Mark Weprin, the chair of the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and... Read more

  • NY Governor Andrew Cuomo at the conclusion of Rebuild for Design, New York City, June 2, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    NY Gov. Cuomo Adds $2 Million to Campaign Funds

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo raised $8.5 million in the last six months, bringing his campaign war chest to $35 million. He had $33 million... Read more

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry speaking to the media after closed-door nuclear talks on Iran in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Intense negotiations with Iran have yielded “tangible progress,” US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, but significant gaps remain ahead of a July 20 target date for a deal meant to put firm curbs on Tehran’s nuclear activities in exchange for an end to sanctions. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Iranian Nukes: Gaps Remain, but Talks Continue

    WASHINGTON—World powers and Iran still face significant gaps in their negotiations to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, foreign ministers said Tuesday while forging ahead with efforts... Read more

  • Surrounded by supporters, New York state gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, center, leaves a news conference after he kicked off his campaign for the governor's race, Thursday March 6, 2014, on the steps of the Bronx County Courthouse in New York. The Republican kicked off his campaign in the Bronx because the county has been "forgotten economically" by the nation, he said, and touted his Hispanic voter base in Westchester County. The Bronx is the state's only county with a majority Hispanic population. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Astorino Raises $3.4M for Bid Against NY Gov. Cuomo

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Republican Rob Astorino has raised $3.4 million in the last six months for his bid to challenge Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Astorino’s... Read more

  • Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Monday, June 16, 2014. A poll of New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo leading the little-known Astorino by a large margin in the race for governor. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Astorino Meets Young Republicans, Stresses Minority Vote

    NEW YORK—Rob Astorino brimmed with confidence during his stop at the Brooklyn’s Young Republican Club.  “Tell Cuomo’s supporters that election-day is Wednesday, you tell them... Read more

  • An example of a municipal ID card from New Haven, Connecticut. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

    De Blasio Signs City ID Bill, Cards Will Be Free for One Year

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill on Wednesday that would create a citywide identification card program. The cards will be free... Read more

  • This Nov. 15, 2012, photo shows Gen. Carter Ham, then-head of the U.S. Africa Command, at the University of Sciences Politiques, in Paris. Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn assault on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before and set it ablaze, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American. The second attack, which killed two security contractors, showed clear military training, retired Gen. Carter Ham told Congress in closed-door testimony released late Wednesday, July 9. 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Benghazi Case Revelations: 2 Days, 2 Distinct Attacks on Americans

    WASHINGTON—Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission... Read more

  • The windows of the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol are illuminated as lawmakers work into the evening on the state budget in Albany, N.Y., March 31, 2014. New York is poised to collect nearly $3.3 billion from a recent record settlement with France’s largest bank. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY to Add $3 Billion Windfall to State Budget

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York is poised to collect nearly $3.3 billion from a recent record settlement with France’s largest bank, and the Cuomo administration plans to... Read more

  • Zephyr Teachout, an associate professor of law at Fordham University, poses in Washington Park, in Brooklyn, New York City, on July 6, 2014. Teachout will be running against Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic Party nomination for governor of New York in 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Zephyr Teachout: Corruption Crusader

    NEW YORK—Zephyr Teachout wants to end corruption in American politics. She takes the long view of history, where the arc of the political universe bends... Read more

  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) and US Vice President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting in the presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, June 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)

    US VP Biden Talks to Ukrainian Leader About New Cease-Fire

    WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden has spoken to Ukraine’s new president amid a major shake-up in Ukraine’s beleaguered military. Biden and President Petro Poroshenko spoke Thursday... Read more

  • The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, Massud Barzani (C) leaves after a session of the Kurdistan parliament on July 3, 2014 in Arbil, the Kurdish region's capital in northern Iraq. Barzani asked its parliament to start organising a referendum on independence. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Time Is Ripe for Independence, Say Iraqi Kurds

    WASHINGTON—Facing an Iraq that is being ripped apart by sectarian violence and a divisive government, leaders of the country’s Kurdish region said Thursday they now... Read more

  • This artist's rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, wearing a headphone, as his attorney Michelle Peterson looks on during a hearing at the federal U.S. District Court in Washington, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The hearing of the Libyan accused of masterminding deadly Benghazi attacks, lasted ten minutes; he pled not guilty to conspiracy Saturday at his first appearance in U.S. court. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)

    Q&A: Next Steps in the Benghazi Case

    WASHINGTON—In the court of public opinion, the 2012 Benghazi attack has been contentious. In the court of law, it’s going to be a grind. The... Read more

  • Howard Glaser, Top Aide to NY Gov. Cuomo, Leaves Administration

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A longtime adviser to Andrew Cuomo has left the Democratic governor’s administration. Howard Glaser, who most recently served as Cuomo’s director of state operations... 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

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

    Men Pledge Against Domestic Violence on City Hall Steps

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

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

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

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

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

    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

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

    This Is New York: Lucy Brown on the Neuroscience of Love

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

  • Keith Cohen, owner of Orwasher's Bakery on the Upper East Side, New York, April 4, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Keith Cohen, Searching for the Lost Art of Baguette Baking

    NEW YORK—Keith Cohen, the owner of Orwasher’s Bakery, treasures the past in a very personal way. An antique cash register that once belonged to his... Read more

  • Zach Sims, co-founder of Codecademy, a website that provides free interactive programming lessons, at his office in Midtown, Manhattan, on March 27, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Zach Sims, Empowering the World With Free Coding Knowledge

    NEW YORK—Brick walls, dark leather couches, and a matching leather beanbag chair furnish the lounge room of Codecademy, a copiously funded startup that provides free,... Read more

  • Maria Hernandez, the director of horticulture at Central Park Conservancy, at Central Park on March 19. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Maria Hernandez, Central Park Horticulture Director, on Constructing Spring

    NEW YORK—The sun ascends the hills of North Meadow. Dry leaves fly in the wind as patches of grass begin to fill the still-barren fields... Read more

  • Michael Propper, co-director of Chess NYC, at the Village Chess Shop in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, on March 12, 2014. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Michael Propper, Making Chess Fun for Children

    NEW YORK—Michael Propper, co-director of New York City Chess, Inc., is not particularly good at playing chess. Propper, 52, was once an Amateur Athletic Union basketball coach,... Read more

  • Lucas Foerster-Yialamas, 6, national first-grader category chess champion at the K12 Championship in Florida plays chess, at the Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village, New York, March 18, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Quirky Passion of a 6-Year-Old Chess Prodigy

    NEW YORK—I met Lucas at a cozy cafe in Greenwich Village. We had a chess match scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Accompanied by his father, he... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a bullet proof vest at the Bellevue Hospital Center worn by the NYPD detective who was shot earlier today along with two U.S. Marshals, by sex-assault suspect Charles Mozdir, 32, in the West Village, New York City, on Monday, July 28, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Nationwide Manhunt Ends in Deadly Manhattan Shootout

    NEW YORK—The hunt took two years, covered two countries and three states, but on Monday the police finally got their man in New York City’s... Read more

  • Police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting, Monday, July 28, 2014, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York. Authorities said a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that left the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police officer wounded. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NYC Shooting Today: Charles Richard Mozdir Wounded NYPD Cop and 2 Federal Marshals in Shoot Out (+Photo)

    The suspect who shot an NYPD police detective and two federal marshals has been identified as one Charles Richard Mozdir. The shooting incident in New... Read more

  • The crime scene in West Village where three law enforcement members were injured in an attempt to arrest a sex offender from California. (Genevieve Belmaker/Epoch Times)

    Shooter of US Marshals in Greenwich Village, NYC Was California Sex Offender

    UPDATES: The suspect was identified as Charles Mozdir, a wanted sex offender who was recently featured on CNN’s “The Hunt with John Walsh.” NEW YORK—Charles... Read more

  • Esaw Garner, center, wife of Eric Garner, breaks down in the arms of Rev. Herbert Daughtry and Rev. Al Sharpton, right, during a rally at the National Action Network headquarters for Eric Garner, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in New York. Garner, 43, died Thursday, during an arrest in Staten Island, when a plain-clothes police officer placed him in what appeared be a chokehold while several others brought him to the ground and struggled to place him in handcuffs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Eric Garner Death: Daniel Pantaleo, NYPD Officer, Stripped of Gun and Badge (+Photos, Video)

    NEW YORK—A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold... Read more

  • A fire department official places bunting under the police department sign at the Waldwick Public Safety Building in Waldwick, N.J. on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in memory of Police Officer Christopher Goodell, with Memorial Day wreaths already in place. Goodell, 32, was killed in his unmarked police car on the shoulder of Rt. 17 South when it was hit by a tractor-trailer earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Northjersey.com, Kevin R. Wexler)

    New Jersey Police Officer Killed in Crash

    WALDWICK, N.J.—A police officer checking for speeders in an unmarked car was killed when a tractor-trailer rear-ended him in northern New Jersey early Thursday morning,... Read more

  • William Pena's common law wife Nancy Rodriguez (R) with lawyer Sanford Rubenstein outside the Supreme Court, New York, Monday, July 14, 2014. Rodriguez and Rubenstein strongly supported the Court's decision to uphold a felony murder charge against the man who allegedly drove a stolen truck into a bus driven by Rodriguez's long-term partner, killing him.(Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Victim’s Partner Pushes High Penalty for Accused

    NEW YORK—At the Supreme Court on Monday, July 14, the long-term partner of MTA bus driver William Pena, who was killed in February by a... Read more

  • A police sketch of a suspect who assaulted an off-duty police officer. (NYPD)

    Off-Duty NYC Detective Assaulted, in Coma

    A 29-year-old NYPD detective is kept in coma after a hit in the face by unidentified man Saturday. The officer, off duty at the time,... Read more

  • This undated photo provided by the New Jersey State Police shows Corey Pohan, of Bergenfield, N.J. Pohan, who was allegedly seen on cell phone video striking and seriously injuring a man in New York City on Tuesday, July 8, tried to escape from New York City detectives on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, who were transporting back to New York to face charges. Police say he was found hiding on the roof of a New Jersey Turnpike toll plaza and charged with criminal trespassing. Charges in New York were pending. (AP Photo/New Jersey State Police)

    Corey Pohan ID’d as Man Who Punched Another Man in Manhattan, Arrested (+Photo)

    NEW YORK—Authorities say a man suspected of punching another man on a New York City street has been arrested after climbing onto the rooftop of... Read more

  • abandon

    Baby Abandoned at New York Subway

      Police say a 20-year-old woman abandoned a baby on a stroller at a subway platform in New York on Monday. Police had released this... Read more

  • A sign informing visitors what can be brought to Rikers Island jail in the Queens borough of New York, June 11, 2014. City lawmakers will call a special meeting to hear from correction officials how they plan to quell rising levels of violence in city jails, and their plan to effectively treat a growing mentally ill inmate population. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    New NYC Jails Boss, Overseers Clash Over Solitary

    NEW YORK—The newly appointed commissioner of New York City’s jail system violated city law by sending as many as 47 mentally ill inmates into 23-hour... Read more

  • The decommissioned USS Intrepid featured at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum was the site of a transformer malfunction that left three people injured, Manhattan, on July 8, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Intrepid Transformer Explodes, Injuring Three

    A transformer malfunction aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Tuesday morning injured three, according to officials. A Fire Department spokesperson said firefighters... Read more

  • Woman Arrested After Abandoning Baby on Subway Platform

    A woman was arrested on Tuesday for abandoning her 6-month-old daughter on a train platform in Columbus Circle. Frankea Dabbs, 20, is being charged with... Read more

  • Brooklyn DA Won’t Prosecute First-Time Marijuana Offenders

    Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced on Tuesday that his office will not prosecute first-time offenders for marijuana possession. The announcement formalizes a promise Thompson... Read more

  • Emergency personnel from the New York City's fire and police departments work at the scene of a fire at public-housing high-rise building early Sunday, July 6, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A fire department spokesman says Lt. Gordon Ambelas (R) died at Woodhull Medical Center late Saturday night, July 5, after he was pulled from the building unconscious. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Firefighter’s Widow Posts Message on Facebook to Late Husband

    The widow of a New York City firefighter who died on the job Saturday posted a loving letter of remembrance to her husband on Facebook... Read more

  • Tyree Brown. (NYPD)

    Car Thief Escapes After Bridge Shootout

    Police are searching for a man they say should be considered armed and dangerous after an early-morning shootout on Monday. Early Sunday morning, Tyree Brown,... Read more

  • A fire truck at the scene of a fire at public-housing high-rise early Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Brooklyn, New York. (John Minchillo/AP)

    Pinched Power Cord Cost Firefighter’s Life

    NEW YORK—A mishandled air conditioner wire caused a multiple-apartment fire in Williamsburg that took the life of a veteran firefighter Saturday night. The fire broke... Read more

  • The apartment building where the family of 2-year-old Ruhshona Kurbonova lives, in Brooklyn on Saturday, July 5, 2014. The toddler drowned in a lake in Prospect Park after wandering away from a family gathering on Saturday. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    2-Year-Old Found Dead After Wandering Away in Prospect Park

    A 2-year-old girl drowned in a lake in Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Saturday, after she had wandered away from a family gathering. New York... Read more

  • Firefighters comfort one another after bunting was hung in honor of Lt. Gordon Ambelas in New York, Sunday, July 6, 2014. The Fire Department of New York is mourning the death of Ambelas, who became trapped while looking for victims in a public-housing high-rise blaze, the first to die in the line of duty in more than two years. Ambelas died Saturday after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NYC Loses Hero Firefighter

    Firefighter Lt. Gordon Ambelas, 40, died in the line of duty Saturday while searching for life in a burning Williamsburg apartment. He’s being remembered as... Read more

  • Police: LI Woman Drove Drunk With 5 Kids

    SHIRLEY, N.Y.— Police say a Long Island woman driving with five children in her car was arrested at a sobriety checkpoint. Suffolk County police say... Read more

  • Leslie-Ann Robert Smith (R) sits outside of her Rockaway Parkway apartment building after lightning set it on fire overnight in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on July 4, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Lightning Strike Starts 4-Alarm Fire in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK—An early morning fire in Brooklyn that started after lightning struck the roof of an apartment building escalated into a four-alarm fire that caused... Read more


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