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    Recipe for Spicy Hot Chocolate With Caramel Marshmallows

    Spicy Hot Chocolate With Caramel Marshmallows Courtesy of executive pastry chef Mauricio Santelice Dream Downtown, NYC 1 pound dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces1 cinnamon... Read more

  • Rigatoni melanzana. (John DeLoach)

    Recipe for Rigatoni Melanzana

    Rigatoni Melanzana  Courtesy of chef and partner Ralph Scamardella, LAVO Italian Restaurant, New York   8 ounces rigatoni8 ounces San Marzano tomatoes 1 8-ounce ball of... Read more

  • 1055 Park Ave. on the Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York, March 20, 2014. A glassy building was built in place of a historic building at 1055 Park while the Park Avenue Historic District application was pending. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    NYC’s Affordable Housing Goals Helped and Hindered by Landmarks

    NEW YORK—Historic districts are an inextricable part of the fabric of New York City, but they present yet another hurdle for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s... Read more

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    More Than Half of All Cigarettes Sold in New York Are Smuggled

    According to a report from the Tax Foundation, 56.9 percent of cigarettes sold in New York are smuggled. This is an unintended consequence of high state... Read more

  • Stuffed mushrooms. (Courtesy of Patsy's)

    Recipe for Baked Mushrooms with Zucchini Stuffing

    Baked Mushrooms with Zucchini Stuffing  Courtesy of Chef Sal Scognamillo, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, NYC Makes 24, serves 6 Ingredients* ½ cup canned shopped tomatoes with... 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

  • Grand Central’s unique design facilitated the easy movement of thousands of commuters and tourists. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    An Architect’s View on NYC’s Landmarks

    NEW YORK—Landmarks and historic districts make New York distinctly different from other cities across the nation. These buildings, some centuries old, now cover nearly a... Read more

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

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Death: Man Busted in Drug Raid Avoids Jail in Plea Deal

    A New Yorker busted during a raid on the suspected heroin dealer for Phillip Seymour Hoffman entered a no-jail plea this week in Manhattan Supreme... Read more

  • Times Square at Broadway and 46 Street, New York, Feb. 10, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Stakeholders Set NYC Toll Swap in Motion in Light of Growing Infrastructure Problems

    NEW YORK—That New York City’s transportation infrastructure sorely needs funding is of no surprise, but the level inaction—wrought by lack of political will—spurred experts and... Read more

  • Macaron Cafe in Midtown Manhattan celebrates Macaron Day NYC by giving out 1,000 free macarons and then one free macaron per box purchased on March 20, 2014, New York. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Macaron Day NYC 2014 Celebrated in Manhattan (Photos)

    It wasn’t the cronut that people were lining up for outside bakeries and cafes this time. New Yorker gladly waited since 7 a.m. outside bakeries... Read more

  • Syed Farhaj Hassan, center, is joined by Glenn Katon, left, legal director of Muslim Advocates, and Imam Abdul Kareem Muhammad as he speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    New Jersey Muslims Appeal Court Ruling Allowing Police Spying

    NEWARK, N.J.—A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the New York City Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims did... Read more

  • In this Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    NY Auditors Say Superstorm Sandy Equipment Unaccounted For

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York auditors say nearly half of the $1.2 million in equipment purchased by the state to keep polling stations open after Superstorm... Read more

  • Alexandre Taillard de Worms (Thierry Lhermitte) in Bertrand Tavernier’s “The French Minister.” (Courtesy of Sundance Selects)

    The Absurdity of Office Life Meets International Diplomacy

    NEW YORK—Lightning-fast scenes, quick-witted retorts, and snarky political commentary. This is how the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France is portrayed in the film “The... Read more

  • NYPD: Boy, 14, Shoots Man Dead on Bus in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK— New York police say a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a city bus in Brooklyn, fatally shooting a passenger in the head. The... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio signs the paid sick leave bill at a converted factory in Brooklyn, New York, March 20, 2014. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    NYC Joins National Trend With Paid Sick Leave Bill

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio signed his first bill Wednesday at a converted factory in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. The bill expands the number of workers... Read more

  • Conceptual drawing of a +POOL, a giant floating swimming pool, off the shores of the Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. (Courtesy of +POOL)

    Architects Dream Big on Waterfront Projects

    NEW YORK—New York City has more waterfront real estate than any other city in the United States, and the allure of these 500-plus miles is... Read more

  • Rep. Joseph Crowley announces the introduction of The Child First Act into the House on Thursday, March 20, 2014. (Holly Kellum)

    House Bill Puts Children First

    NEW YORK—Walking into the lobby of The Child Center of NY in Corona, Queens, a bright yellow sign emblazoned with a Nelson Mandela quote greets... Read more

  • David Garcia-Rosen waits to testify before the City Council Education Committee Budget Hearing, City Hall, March 20, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    The Uneven Game of NYC High School Sports

    NEW YORK—On the banks of Jerome Park reservoir in the Bronx, there lies the High School of American Studies. It is a small, high-achieving school... Read more

  • Public Advocate Letitia James joins a protest with fast food workers outside of a McDonald's restaurant, New York, March 18, 2014. (Allen Xie)

    Public Advocate Letitia James Blazes New Trail (+Q&A)

    NEW YORK—At first glance, New York City’s new public advocate almost seems like an extension of the new mayor, Bill de Blasio. They have similar... Read more

  • NYC Housing Goals Go Beyond 200,000 Affordable Units, Says Commissioner

    NEW YORK—With the new administration, New York City has set some very ambitious housing goals, and those go far beyond the number of affordable housing... Read more

  • Police work in a neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York on Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an NYPD officer was shot. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    New York City Police Officer Survives Being Shot In Head; Suspect Arrested

    NEW YORK—A police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun was hospitalized in critical but stable... Read more

  • David Wildstein, former director of interstate capital projects for the Port Authority is sworn in to testify at a hearing held by the Assembly Transportation Committee January 9, 2014 in Trenton, New Jersey. (William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

    Gov. Christie Ally David Wildstein to Plead Guilty to Bridgegate Charges

    NEWARK, N.J.—A former loyalist to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrived at court Friday to plead guilty to charges related to creating a traffic jam... Read more

  • Conviction of Driver in Bus Crash Overturned

    PATERSON, N.J.—A judge in New Jersey has overturned the conviction of a tour bus driver from Canada who crashed in 2012, injuring 23 people. Neville... Read more

  • A school bus heads down a snowy road in Brooklyn. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    New Yorkers Charged in $280,000 Bogus School Bus Scheme

    YONKERS, N.Y.—Authorities say a former Yonkers school district supervisor and a school bus company owner face charges in a scheme involving $280,000 in bogus transportation... Read more

  • Jolly Amatya, co- chair of the youth assembly at the United Nation and a Native from Nepal, reads messages on her Facebook page from her friends and family who are in Nepal who were effected by the quake. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    How One Young Nepali Woman in NYC Unexpectedly Started a Grassroots Aid Network

    There were voices everywhere. Voices pleading for help and voices crying. Avi Shrestha, a 30-year-old resident in Kathmandu, lifted handfuls of debris as fast as he could... Read more

  • First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $422 million Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum of American Art, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    First Lady: I ‘Fell in Love’ With NYC’s New Whitney Museum

    NEW YORK—Michelle Obama praised New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art for its outreach to the community during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the museum’s new... Read more

  • During an interview with the Associated Press, Chad Cuneo displays Mega Millions lottery tickets he purchased at a newsstand Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    16 Co-Workers at New York Company Split $58 Million Lottery Jackpot

    NEW YORK—Sixteen co-workers at a New York City biopharmaceuticals company have won a $58 million Mega Millions jackpot. New York State Lottery officials said Thursday... Read more

  • An officer directs traffic for the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on Dec. 27, 2014 in New York City. (Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

    Not Guilty Plea for Man Charged in Shooting Over Pulled Hair

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.—A Long Island man charged with shooting and wounding the grandfather of a boy he believed pulled his daughter’s hair on a school... Read more

  • In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is running for re-election, speaks during the annual meeting of the Business Council of New York State at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Comptroller Says New York City Underreported School Violence

    NEW YORK— The state comptroller says New York City failed to report hundreds of violent public school incidents to the state as required by law... Read more

  • David Letterman, host of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” waves to the audience after announcing his retirement, in New York on April 3, 2014. Letterman will host his final show on May 20. (AP Photo/CBS, Jeffrey R. Staab)

    Watch 5 of the Weirdest Moments on Letterman

    David Letterman, late-night TV host and funny man, is calling it quits after 33 years. He will retire from his namesake show on May 20... Read more

  • Users will be able to order food delivery from the existing Uber app. (Uber)

    Uber Delivers Food in NYC, Chicago in 10 Minutes, but With a Few Hitches

    This week Uber’s food delivery service, UberEATS, is expanding to Chicago and New York City, after pilot programs in Los Angeles and Barcelona were hailed... Read more

  • Police investigate the crash scene between a truck and a car carrying four people in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, March 20, 2015. The car, driving the wrong way and carrying three off-duty officers with the Linden, N.J. police department, crashed into the truck, killing one officer and another person and leaving two other officers critically injured, officials said. The truck driver was treated for injuries that weren't considered to be life-threatening. (AP Photo/Staten Island Advance, Irving Silverstein)

    New Jersey Police Officer In Head-On Collision Was Drunk, Says Prosecutor

    NEW YORK—Toxicology results show that an off-duty New Jersey officer behind the wheel in a wrong-way crash that killed another officer and a friend on... Read more

  • People participate in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    As Nuclear Powers Meet, NYC Rally Demands End to Weapons

    NEW YORK—Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference... Read more

  • Armenian-Americans march in midtown Manhattan in New York to mark the centennial of the killings of as many 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire _ today's Turkey _ on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Centenary of 1.5 Million Armenian Deaths Marked in NYC

    NEW YORK—A rally in Times Square is marking the centennial of the deaths of as many 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire — today’s... Read more

  • Navy Identifies SEAL Killed During Training at Virginia Base

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.—The Navy has identified a SEAL from New York City who died while training in a swimming pool at a base in Virginia... Read more

  • 2,000 people march in a parade in Flushing, New York, on April 25, 2015, calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China and celebrating 200 million people who have quit the Chinese Communist Party since 2004. (Edward Dye/Epoch Times)

    New York Parade Marks Ongoing Changes Begun 16 Years Ago in China

    NEW YORK—Sun rays were glittering on the polished brass instruments as a 120-strong marching band made its way through Flushing, Queens, on Saturday noon. Tailing... Read more

  • New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, running for re-election, speaks during the annual meeting of the Business Council of New York State at the Sagamore Resort, in Bolton Landing, N.Y., on Sept. 19, 2014. Schneiderman faces Republican challenger John Cahill in the November election. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New York Begins Effort to Help Startups Navigate Regulations

    NEW YORK—Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other’s input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New... Read more

  • In this Oct. 30, 2014 photo, passengers line up to pass through security before boarding flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A snowstorm is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, for parts of the East Coast, potentially snarling holiday travel plans. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Expect Delays at New York Airports for Next 15 Years

    All three international airports in the New York area are destined to remain overcapacity for at least the next 15 years, meaning more annoying and... Read more

  • Coyote howling, sitting in snow covered field. (outdoorsman/Shutterstock*)

    Coyote Urban: String of Sightings in Manhattan This Year

    NEW YORK — One moseyed around Manhattan’s East Village. Another was caught in trendy Chelsea. Yet another rambled through a Hudson River park this week... Read more

  • A woman with a umbrella passes a logo of Deutsche Bank on January 29, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

    Deutsche Bank Fined $2.5B for Interest Rate Violations

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York state financial regulators say Deutsche Bank will pay a $2.5 billion settlement involving the manipulation of the benchmark interest rates. Financial Services... Read more

  • former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University, in Washington. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

    Trade Deal Poses Dilemma for Clinton in Democratic Primary

    WASHINGTON—On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the “gold standard” in efforts to... Read more

  • FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, participates in a charter school rally outside the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. With the new state budget in Democrat-dominated New York approved this week, the state’s top Republican declared victory on many of his group’s priorities - no tax increases, curbed spending, support for businesses, and protecting state aid for suburban schools. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    NY Senate leader Vows to Cooperate with Prosecutors

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York State Senate Leader Dean Skelos said Thursday he will cooperate with authorities following a published report that prosecutors and the FBI are... Read more

  • Activist Susan Weber speaks during a meeting of the New York State Board of Elections on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Commissioners Andrew Spano, left, and Douglas Kellner listen. The Board of Elections has split along party lines on closing the so-called "LLC loophole" in campaign finance rules, leaving it intact. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY Board Split on Campaign Rule; ‘LLC Loophole’ Intact

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York’s Board of Elections split Thursday along party lines on closing the so-called LLC loophole in campaign finance rules, leaving it intact. Democratic... Read more

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    NY Gov. Cuomo’s Tax Return Shows $377,000 for Memoir

     ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently published memoir pushed his income up to more than $550,000 last year, according to the Democratic governor’s tax... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R), and NYPD police commissioner Bill Bratton during a New York Police Academy graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York, on Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    New York City Council Wants to Add Police, Create Bail Fund

    NEW YORK—The New York City Council on Tuesday called for hiring 1,000 more police officers, creating a bail fund for low-level offenses, and resurfacing damaged... Read more

  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Center for American Progress March 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. Clinton joined a panel in discussing challenges facing urban centers in the United States.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Ready to Run, Clinton to Announce 2016 Bid on Sunday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff... Read more

  • Melissa Mark-Viverito in New York on Jan. 8, 2015. (Official NYC Council Photo/William Alatriste)

    NYC Council Speaker Takes First Steps onto Bigger Stages

    NEW YORK—She was little known outside her City Council district a mere 15 months ago, but New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has briskly... Read more

  • Supporters of public education rally on the Great Western Staircase at the Capitol in Albany on Thursday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY Budget Talks Wear on Over Minimum Wage, School Funding

    ALBANY, N.Y. —Minimum wage increases, spending on schools, and a requirement that lawmakers disclose their legal clients hang in the balance as New York lawmakers... Read more

  • FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses a new conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan will be at the center of Ghani’s visit to Washington, yet America’s exit from the war remains tightly hinged to the abilities of the Afghan forces that face a tough fight against insurgents this spring.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)

    US Pullout From Afghanistan Hinged To Developing Forces

    WASHINGTON— The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan will headline Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Washington, yet America’s exit from the war remains... Read more

  • Melinda Gates, left, Chelsea Clinton, center, and Hillary Rodham Clinton participate in the "No Celings: The Full Participation Project," in New York, Monday, March 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Clinton Ignores Email Controversy in Speech at Women’s Event

    NEW YORK—Hillary Rodham Clinton steered clear Monday of a controversy involving her use of a private email account at the State Department, bringing attention instead... Read more

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

    US Accuses China of Expanding Its Outposts in South China Sea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court’s New Health Law Case Cuts Both Ways

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

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

    Why Do New Yorkers Like Electing Criminals?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver speaks to members of the media in the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York.(Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

    Dark Days for Sheldon Silver and Impending Chaos for New York State Assembly

    NEW YORK—Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest for corruption throws a wrench into the Albany legislature. Democratic leaders may be vying for his position, but as... Read more

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo at a juvenile justice panel

    On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Governor Andrew Cuomo Promises End to Placing 16 and 17 Year-Olds in Prison

    NEW YORK—Criminal justice reform was the centerpiece of governor Andrew Cuomo’s inauguration speech when he was sworn in for his second term two weeks ago... Read more

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

    Republicans Divided Over How to Fight Affordable Care Act

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

  • Users will be able to order food delivery from the existing Uber app. (Uber)

    Uber Delivers Food in NYC, Chicago in 10 Minutes, but With a Few Hitches

    This week Uber’s food delivery service, UberEATS, is expanding to Chicago and New York City, after pilot programs in Los Angeles and Barcelona were hailed... Read more

  • Bacon and Beer Classic at Safeco Field. (Joshua Lewis)

    Around Town: WHIN & DINE, Bacon Beer, Taste of the Nation

    WHIN & DINE Join “#WHIN & DINE” in celebrating Washington Heights and Inwood’s dining week–Upper Manhattan’s very own take on Restaurant Week. More than two dozen restaurants... Read more

  • Burger combo with fries and drink. (Credit)

    Food Bar by Otarian Offers First Burger and Wrap Bar in NYC

    Food Bar by Otarian will be bringing New Yorkers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food options, including a customized burger and wrap bar, the first of its... Read more

  • A Season for Sushi

    As it turns out, there is a season for everything under the sun, and that includes fish. But unlike farm-raised animals, wild fish are constantly... Read more

  • Young diners in Taiwan. (Recipes and photography from THE FOOD OF TAIWAN by Cathy Erway. Copyright © 2015 by Cathy Erway. Photographs by Pete Lee, 2015. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.)

    Review: ‘The Food of Taiwan’ by Cathy Erway (+ Recipes)

     Books about the cuisine of Taiwan, in English, rarely come by. That alone would make Cathy Erway’s new book, “The Food of Taiwan,” worth exploring... Read more

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    Weighing In on Vegetables

    Back in the day when cookbook author and New York Times columnist Martha Rose Shulman was looking for a publisher for her vegetarian cookbook, she... Read more

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    CiCi’s Food Paradise: Shirataki Fried Rice—Full Flavor With Half the Calories? 

    While browsing chef Mie Okuda’s cookbook “Thinking of You,” I found an interesting recipe for Shirataki Fried Rice. It is supposed to taste like fried... Read more

  • Anthony Bourdain, in a file photo, is set to open a much-anticipated food market in New York City in 2016. (Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival)

    Anthony Bourdain’s NYC Market to Open in 2016, Location Announcement Coming

    Bourdain Market, a project fronted by food celebrity Anthony Bourdain, will open in New York City in early 2016. Bourdain’s business partner Stephen Werther said... Read more

  • Grazin Diner Hudson NY

    Grazin’ on Delectable Burgers, Straight From the Farm

    The Hudson Valley has become the New York region’s epicenter of the farm-to-table notion, at the forefront of the craft food movement. In Hudson township,... Read more

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    Recipe: El Pote’s Carrillera de Cerdo

    If you don’t already, it’s time to get to know Carrillera de Cerdo, or pork cheeks. This cut, which has been mostly flying under the... Read more

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    Marcus Samuelsson Brings Streetbird Rotisserie to Harlem

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson has recently opened Streetbird Rotisserie, with dishes reflecting influences from his life, from Ethiopia to Sweden. The signature dish is, of course,... Read more

  • Smorgasburg crowd. (Smorgasburg/Jon von Pamer)

    Around Town: Lao New Year, Smorgasburg, and Sake

    Smorgasburg Returns Coachella is to music as Smorgasburg is to food. The food extravaganza came out of hibernation from its winter Crown Heights hideout with an impressive lineup... Read more

  • Cajun Fish Tacos. (Alex Stein)

    Tacos and Tequila: Mexicue Kitchen & Bar Opening April 16 in NoMad

    Food truck turned brick-and-mortar Mexicue Kitchen & Bar will debut its third location just north of Madison Square Park on April 16. Combining two of America’s favorite comfort foods, Mexicue... Read more

  • LOLO's menu. (Courtesy of LOLO)

    LOLO Will Make Your Wildest Juice Dreams a Reality at New Chelsea Market Location

    New York-based gourmet food and juice brand LOLO opened earlier this month at Chelsea Market, offering an apothecary-style mixology bar. Let’s be real, you can’t... Read more

  • Neapolitan Express opening April 8. (Rowena Tsai)

    First Pizzeria Opens on Wall Street: Neapolitan Express

    Neapolitan Express outgrew its food truck roots and opened its second fast-casual brick-and-mortar location on Wall Street this Tuesday. The pizzeria will be open around the clock... Read more

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    El Original Tex-Mex

    Joining the flanks of the slowly but surely growing Tex-Mex pioneers in the city, seventh-generation Texan and blogger of Homesick Texan, Lisa Fain opened El Original last... Read more

  • Journeyman Black Walnut Manhattan. (Courtesy of Billet & Bellows)

    Cocktail Recipe: Journeyman Black Walnut Manhattan

    At Williamsburg’s Billet & Bellows, owner Kristina Kozak has concocted a cocktail menu consisting of classics and signature drinks with a metalwork theme. Kozak, an... Read more

  • Around Town: Food Book Fair, Cookie Love, and a Bloody Mary Festival

    Stock Up on Wine From Eataly Eataly Vino is temporarily closing this Sunday for a new and expanded wine store to come. Until then, Eataly’s... Read more

  • Chinese Steamed Scallops. (Courtesy of CiCi Li)

    CiCi’s Food Paradise: Chinese Steamed Scallops and a Secret I Never Thought I’d Tell

    Over the last two years of filming a food show in different restaurants, there’s one question I always ask chefs: “Do you have any scallop... Read more

  • Dopo East Ristorante Italiano

    Dopo East: A Worthy Destination for Wines

    Dopo East is the East Side’s upscale version of the popular Times Square restaurant Dopo Teatro, which is Italian for “after the theater.” The same... Read more

  • Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal with her father Bill Fischer, founder of the Fischer Travel Enterprises, inside the Petite Salon at the new Baccarat Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on April 15, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Fischer Travel Opens Up Luxurious Worlds

    NEW YORK—There are some things that money can buy and some things that it can’t, and then there’s the thrill of being able to deliver... Read more

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

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

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  • 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)

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

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

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  • 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)

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

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  • First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $422 million Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum of American Art, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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  • A man rides a Citi Bike in Midtown Manhattan on March 25, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal with her father Bill Fischer, founder of the Fischer Travel Enterprises, inside the Petite Salon at the new Baccarat Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on April 15, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Tessa Ferrer and Grantham Coleman appear as a couple living in a black neighborhood undergoing gentrification, in “Buzzer.” (Joan Marcus)

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  • White wisteria dripping with blossoms in the white garden at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island, N.Y. The garden, inspired by a historic white garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, England, blooms through the summer and fall with white varieties of many common flowers, including alliums, geraniums, peonies, roses, phlox, anemones and asters. (AP/Greg Lord)

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  • A fire on the tracks of the 7 train broke out near the Grand Central Station in Manhattan, New York, July 30, 2014. People were asked to evacuate the area temporarily until service is restored. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Design firm partners, Tom Geismar (L) and Ivan Chermayeff (R) pose for a photo in one of their early offices in the late 1960’s in front of a logo of the American Graphic Arts exhibit that was shown in the USSR at the height of the Cold War, designed by Geisner, and Visitez les USA posters designed by Chermayeff to advertise the US Pavilion at the Montreal World's Fair in 1967 as part of their work with Cambridge 7 Associates. (Photo courtesy of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv)

    This Is New York: Graphic Arts Pioneer Ivan Chermayeff on Work as Play

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  • The New 2016 Ford Shelby 350R at the 2015 New York National Auto Show. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

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  • Participants at the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, on April 5, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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

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  • The Brooklyn borough of New York is shown in this April 20, 2010, aerial photo. The Manhattan skyline is in the distance. Mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious plan is to build or preserve 200,000 affordable units of housing over the next 10 years for lower-income New Yorkers, a staggering number that would house a population bigger than cities such as Atlanta or Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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  • RXR Realty CEO and Vice-Chairman of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Scott Rechler, Attorney General of New York State Eric Schneiderman, and Wharton & Garrison LLP Partner Meredith Kane at the 119th Annual REBNY Banquet in New York on Jan. 15, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • n officer directs traffic for the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. (Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

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  • A man enters the Bronx Boulevard Men's Shelter in the Bronx, New York, Friday, May 1, 2015.  Ana Charle was killed after leaving her job for the day as director at the homeless shelter for men. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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    Congressman Drafts Bill Making Police Chokeholds a Crime

    NEW YORK—A New York congressman, citing last year’s videotaped death of Eric Garner in a police chokehold, announced Monday that he’s sponsoring a bill that... Read more

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    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.—It is still a mystery why three passengers lost consciousness on a SkyWest airlines flight from Chicago to Connecticut on Wednesday, causing the plane to sharply descend... Read more

  • In this courtroom sketch, defendant Haroon Aswat, center, sits next to his attorney Peter Quijano, left, while Assistant US Attorney Ian McGinley, right, speaks during Aswat's guilty plea sentencing in federal court, Monday, March 30, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

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    NEW YORK—Several persons of interest have been identified and are being pursued in the unsolved 2008 bombing at the Times Square military recruitment station, federal... Read more

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  • Firefighters on scene in the East Village on March 26, 2015, after a fiery building collapse. About 250 firefighter dealt with the explosion that caused a dozen injuries and the adjacent building to collapse. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • As firefighters walk along East Seventh Street, a pile is rubble is seen Sunday March 29, 2015 at the site of an apparent gas explosion that took place three days earlier in the East Village neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

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  • A fire official stands at the window of a building adjacent to the site of a building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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  • Police investigate the crash scene between a truck and a car carrying four people in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, March 20, 2015. The car, driving the wrong way and carrying three off-duty officers with the Linden, N.J. police department, crashed into the truck, killing one officer and another person and leaving two other officers critically injured, officials said. The truck driver was treated for injuries that weren't considered to be life-threatening. (AP Photo/Staten Island Advance, Irving Silverstein)  MANDATORY CREDIT

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