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  • Track Fire on Nostrand Ave. Delays 2, 3, and 4 Train Service

    NEW YORK—A track fire near the Nostrand Ave. 2,3, 4, and 5 subway stop caused service outages on the 2, 3, and 4 trains in... Read more

  • The Macy's Parade Snoopy balloon is partially inflated on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 in New York. The characters that glide between Manhattan's skyscrapers can't lift off if sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts top 34 mph. The New York Police Department, the National Weather Service and Macy's representatives will make a final determination in the morning. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Winds Cooperate, Allow NYC Parade Balloons to Fly

    NEW YORK— Snoopy, Spider-Man and the rest of the iconic balloons have gotten the all-clear to fly between Manhattan skyscrapers at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day... Read more

  • Two Hurt in Partial Collapse of Bronx Structure

    NEW YORK—The Fire Department said two people have been hurt in the collapse of a structure in the Bronx. It said the patients were being... Read more

  • Acquittal in 1997 Slaying of NYC Police Officer

    NEW YORK—A reputed mob boss has been acquitted in the 1997 gangland slaying of an off-duty New York City police officer who had married the... Read more

  • Steven Fulop, mayor of Jersey City, on March 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Jersey City Mayor Will Open Mysterious Safes

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.—The mayor of Jersey City is planning to open a pair of mysterious safes built into a wall of his City Hall office... Read more

  • Barneys retail store in East Midtown Manhattan, New York, Nov. 20, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Barneys Says It Will Monitor Store Camera Room

    NEW YORK—Barneys New York says it will start monitoring the police as they monitor shoppers in its flagship Manhattan store. An internal Barneys memo sent... Read more

  • Affinity Health Plan gathers together local elected officials, community and health care leaders and Brooklyn residents to celebrate the launch of open enrollment in the New York State Health Plan Marketplace, established under the Affordable Care Act, in Brooklyn, New York, Oct. 1, 2013, (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Affinity Health Plan)

    New York Health Exchange Reports 257,000 Applying

    ALBANY, N.Y.—More than 257,000 New Yorkers have completed applications to join the state’s new health exchange, and more than 76,000 have enrolled so far in... Read more

  • NYC food kitchen Masbia is serving triple as many people as three months ago, largely a result of federal cuts to SNAP.

    After Cuts to Food Stamps, Demand for Soup Kitchens Swells

    NEW YORK—The smoky-sweet scent of barbecue chicken fills the air inside Masbia, a restaurant-style food kitchen in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Chef Ruben Diaz is cooking enough... Read more

  • Freshly inflated balloon of Toothless the Dragon, waits for its debut at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, Central Park West, New York City, Nov. 27, 2013. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Before Thanksgiving Showtime, a Yearlong Journey for Parade Balloons

    NEW YORK—The figure of a black dragon rose slowly into the air outside the Museum of Natural History Wednesday. For two hours technicians pumped thousands... Read more

  • Travelers wait to board a flight at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Nov. 26, 2013. A winter storm system that hit parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas swept toward the densely populated East Coast on Tuesday, threatening to disrupt the plans of travelers ahead of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Heavy Weather Trumps Thanksgiving Travel Plans

    NEW YORK—Nonstop rain since Tuesday evening caused New York’s LaGuardia Airport to be filled with delayed passengers before Thanksgiving. With over 2 million people crossing... Read more

  • Snoopy with Woodstock balloon on hold for Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, Central Park West, New York City, Nov. 27, 2013. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    A Thanksgiving Face-Off: Macy’s Parade Balloons Against Wind Gusts

    NEW YORK—It’s Snoopy, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Papa Smurf versus the storm that has been sweeping New York in the form of winds, rain, and snow... Read more

  • New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Nov. 20, 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Bill de Blasio Serves Up Turkey and Laughs Before Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK—On his final Thanksgiving before taking office as the next mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio said he will spend time at... Read more

  • Bill Bratton (R) and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in Los Angeles, Calif., March 10, 2008. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Bill de Blasio Denies Bill Bratton Selected Police Commissioner

    NEW YORK—Twitter was abuzz late Tuesday night with rumors from PIX11 claiming that Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio selected Bill Bratton as his police chief. De... Read more

  • Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio at the Talking Transition tent in Lower Manhattan, New York, Nov. 20, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Poll Shows Support for de Blasio’s Pre-K Tax Hike

    NEW YORK—A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday morning showed 63 percent of New Yorkers support Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s plan to tax the wealthy to... Read more

  • Sean Kinoshita, executive chef, TAO Asian Bistro, Las Vegas. (Cody Boor)

    What Chefs Are Eating for Thanksgiving

    Coming from backgrounds as diverse as the fabric of America itself, chefs indulge in  Thanksgiving traditions particular to their cultures and families. Three chefs weigh... Read more

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    Twerking Subway Tracks: 2 Girls Twerk in NYC; Video Sent to NYPD

    Two girls were twerking on subway tracks in New York City and got someone else to film them doing it. The odd video shows the... Read more

  • (L–R) Chefs Ben Pollinger, Michael Ginor, Kerry Hefferman, and Hooni Kim at a panel about Korean flavors. (Deborah Yun/Epoch Times)

    Exploring Korean Cuisine’s Earthy Flavors

    NEW YORK—A lot of cooks are familiar with Korean flavors, often for the simple reason that many Koreatown restaurants provide 24-hour food service. When you... Read more

  • FDNY responds to a partial building collapse at 2601 Westchester Ave in the Bronx on Nov. 27, 2013. (FDNY)

    Partial Building Collapse in Bronx InjuresTwo

    NEW YORK—The FDNY is on the scene of a partial building collapse believed to be from an explosion in the Bronx this morning at 2601... Read more

  • Ashley from People's Pops shaving ice at Smorgasburg this spring. (Joshua Philipp/Epoch Times)

    Massive New Location Makes Smorgasburg Year Round

    NEW YORK—There are two new things you need to know about Smorgasburg: The popular Brooklyn flea food market will now last year-round; and its new... Read more

  • City Commits to Speed Bumps Near Schools

    NEW YORK—The city committed to installing speed bumps on a minimum of 50 streets adjacent to public and private schools every year. The council voted... Read more

  • People at the vigil for six-year-old Prince Joshua ("PJ") Avitto, who was stabbed to death inside an elevator at the Boulevard Houses in East New York, taken on June 3, 2014. The city council held a public hearing in Brooklyn to discuss progress on the mayor's $210 million plan to reduce crime in New York City's public housing projects, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Mayor’s $210 Million Plan to Reduce Crime in Public Housing is Working, Says NYPD

    Following the stabbing and death of six-year-old Prince Joshua “PJ” Avitto in June at a public housing project in East New York, Brooklyn, local residents... Read more

  • Students pose before the rally to support a New York City Council bill that could make disposable bags cost 10 cents, outside City Hall in Manhattan, Sept. 16, 2014. Students were instrumental in getting council members to introduce the legislation. (James Chi/Epoch Times)

    Students Lead Push for Disposable Bag Fee

    NEW YORK—Dozens of elementary, middle, and high school students lobbied City Council members Tuesday to support charging a fee for disposable bags.  At students’ urging... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Allen Xie)

    Blasio Appoints Female Director as International Affairs Commissioner

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Penny Abeywardena Tuesday as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. Abeywardena, who lives on Manhattan’s Upper... Read more

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

    Brooklyn Front and Center in NYC’s Housing Strategy

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

  • A rendering of the winning installation "New York Light" by INABA, to be unveiled in November at the Flatiron North Public Plaza. (Courtesy of INABA)

    INABA to Light Up Flatiron Plaza for the Holidays

    Come November, mirrored panels and twinkling LEDs will light up Flatiron for the holidays. “New York Light,” designed by INABA, was the winner of the... Read more

  • Re-entry program participant Rosalie Buthea at the grand opening of Martin's Place, an all-inclusive prisoner re-entry program that provides ex-offenders and the unemployed with on-site addiction treatment, transitional housing, job training, and employment, in Jersey City, N.J., on Monday. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Should Ex-cons Get Second Chances?

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.—Sexually molested at 5 years old, abused by her husband, and entangled by drug abuse, Rosalie Buthea, 49, spent years in and out... Read more

  • TV personality Chelsea Clinton reads to children during Chelsea Clinton Story Time Reading at Brooklyn Public Library in Brooklyn, N.Y. on September 27, 2012. (Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

    NYC Libraries Need $1.1 Billion for Repairs, Says Report

    NEW YORK—New York City’s 207 public libraries need $812 million over the next decade to install new elevators, replace broken roofs, and fix other problems stemming from... Read more

  • Female SheRides drivers show their support in at a press event for She Rides at City Hall in New York City, on Sept. 15, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    SheRides Delays NYC Launch Due to High Demand, Recruiting 500 Drivers

    NEW YORK—At five in the morning after working a shift as a bartender, Francina Tejada walks twenty blocks to the 7 train in Queens, takes... Read more

  • Wanda Coleman clutches her aching knee while watching television with her granddaughter, Jasmine Hodge, in her public housing apartment in New York on Aug. 26, 2014. Coleman, who wears a mask for severe asthma, is about to be evicted, partly for her son's criminal activity, due to "One Strike and You're Out" policies and will have to go to a homeless shelter. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)

    Asthmatic Tenant Evicted After 25 Years

    NEW YORK—Wanda Coleman sits in the public housing apartment where she’s lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls, and suitcases lined up... Read more

  • Construction workers at the site of the 91st Street garbage disposal station on the Upper East Side, New York, August 7, 2014. Continued debate over the station's construction has raised questions about how New York City can dispose of its waste in a fair and environmentally conscious way. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NY Local Officials Won’t Let Manhattan Upper East Side Garbage Station Get Built

    NEW YORK—Though construction for the 91st St. Upper East Side garbage station is already underway and slated for completion by March 2016, city and state elected officials... Read more

  • Demonstrators hold signs and flags during the Keep Taiwan Free rally on Times Square in Manhattan on Sept. 13, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Old Pass Torch to Young as Rally Demands ‘Keep Taiwan Free’

    NEW YORK—Taiwan’s story is that of an underdog. A small island gave refuge to individuals escaping communism in mainland China and then stubbornly resisted its... Read more

  • (L–R) Darren Pearson, second vice chair of the Riverton Tenants' Association, Randreta Ward-Evans, president of the Riverton Tenants' Association, and Assemblyman Keith Wright speak at a tenants rally to announce a $10 million lawsuit against landlords Compass Rock for overcharging tenants, in Harlem on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (Catherine Yang/Epoch Times Staff)

    Assemblyman and NYC Tenants File $10 Million Lawsuit Against Overcharging Landlords

    NEW YORK—Even the politicians of the city are not immune from constant harassment, eviction attempts, and overcharges from landlords—if they live in rent-regulated apartments. “I’ve lived... Read more

  • The last Manhattan-bound "R" train enters the Court St. Boro Hall station in Brooklyn shortly after 11:00 P.M. on Friday, August 2, 2013, before a major 14-month rehabilitation project. (MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann)

    Sandy-Damaged R Train Tunnel Is Back

    NEW YORK—Trains are once again going to go through a subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and... Read more

  • Inmates at Attica State Prison in Attica, N.Y., raise their hands in clenched fists in a show of unity, Sept. 1971, during the Attica uprising, which took the lives of 43 people. Although amnesty was the stumbling block that derailed negotiations during the uprising 25 years ago, amnesty is what nearly everyone got. The legal battle spawned by the Attica riot continues today, almost no one has yet been held responsible for their part in the tragedy which resulted in 43 deaths. (AP Photo)

    Attica Prison Riot’s 43rd Anniversary a Special One

    ATTICA, N.Y.—Hundreds of personal items collected after the 1971 Attica prison riot have been returned to their owners and families. New York corrections officials, members... Read more

  • A police officer stands outside before an interfaith remembrance service at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church September 11, 2014, in New York City. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

    NY State Police Hosting Annual Homicide Seminar

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Investigators from law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and Europe will be in Albany this week for the New York State Police’s annual homicide... Read more

  • A digital board displays safety messages in front of Penn Station in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 10, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Can We Design a Safer New York City?

    NEW YORK—When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in February his multi-agency 63-point Vision Zero initiative to lower traffic fatalities to zero, he proclaimed the strategy... Read more

  • Eileen Esquilin hugs her husband, Joe Irizarry, while mourning the loss of her brother, Ruben Esquilin Jr., during Sept. 11 memorial observances in New York City on Thursday. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    9/11 Reflection Amid Renewed Terror Threat

    NEW YORK—Earphones plugged in, staring into the fenced off area where only 9/11 families could enter, 50-year-old Greg Packer paid his respects on Thursday at... Read more

  • Karen Hofmann, 71, on her way to a rally against police brutality on Staten Island, Aug. 23, 2014. The rally was prompted by the death of Eric Garner during a police arrest where he was put in a chokehold by police. The act was captured on video by a passerby. Its public release prompted a storm of complaints, as well as reforms at the NYPD and the independent Civilian Complaint Review Board. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Residents Angry at City Agency’s Failure to Hold Rule-Violating Police Officers Accountable

    NEW YORK—An independent agency charged with vetting complaints from the public about police misconduct held its first public board meeting at nighttime in over 10... Read more

  • Albert Biatta, of Queens, New York, prays while standing front of the inscribed name of his uncle Antoine Biatta at the edge of the North Pool Memorial site during observances at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2014. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and on Flight 93. (Justin Lane/Getty Images)

    Thousands Continue to Struggle After Years of 9/11

    NEW YORK—The roar of a plane above Lower Manhattan. The rise of a pristine tower where ruins once smoldered. News of terrorist attacks in far-off... Read more

  • A horse-drawn carriage travels through New York's Central Park, Jan. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    New York City Council Vote on Horse-Drawn Carriages Delayed Again

    NEW YORK— New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says the council may not vote to outlaw horse-drawn carriages any time soon. Mayor Bill de... Read more

  • La Chambery Tart at EXKI. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Fast-Casual EXKi Offers Fresh Options

    Among the multitude of upscale fast food eateries in New York city, EXKi can be easy to miss. But once you enter, you will feel... Read more

  • Gone fishin': executive chef Pecko Zantilaveevan and co-owner Julian Niccolini in the Pool Room. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Four Seasons: Practical Jokes, Service Without Peer, and Sublime Flavors

    Where else could you dine in a public landmark space that Jackie Onassis called her “cathedral”? Or see formally dressed couples chat over a mountain... Read more

  • Jioufen Tea House in Taiwan. (Manos Angelakis)

    Jioufen’s Tea House: A Step Back in Time

    I walked into Jioufen Tea House and, all of a sudden, centuries seemed to peel back—I had entered China of the Sung Dynasty.  Perhaps I... Read more

  • “Citymeals Cupcakes” and Sweet Potato Pound Cake from Make My Cake. (ERIC VITALE PHOTOGRAPHY)

    Sweet September Raises Funds for Citymeals-on-Wheels

    Sweet September, an initiative that raises funds for Citymeals-on-Wheels, takes place Sept. 8–21. Participating locations have designated a specific Sweet September dessert. At least $1... Read more

  • A Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood takes place this Saturday. (Courtesy of Gramercy Neighborhood Associates)

    Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood

    Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, offering tastings from the neighborhood’s local businesses. The proceeds will help local schools create... Read more

  • Blue Island Oyster Rockefeller. (Courtesy of New York Oyster Week)

    New York Oyster Week, Sept. 11–28

    The third New York Oyster Week runs Sept. 11–28, celebrating all things oyster, including history, ecology, and economy, and of course, offering tastings of the... Read more

  • Sweet corn breeder Bill Tracy (C) talks to visitors at a tasting day on a University of Wisconsin research farm on Aug. 27 in Verona, Wis. (AP Photo/M.L. Johnson)

    Chefs, Breeders Pair Up to Produce Tastier Veggies

    VERONA, Wis.—There’s a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research... Read more

  • Thracian gold drinking cups, Sofia Archaeological Museum. (Manos Angelakis)

    Discovering Bulgaria’s Wines

    In antiquity, the part of what is now Bulgaria, located between the Struma River and the Black Sea was occupied by the Thracian group of... Read more

  • Osteria del Principe. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Tu Vò Fà l’Americano at Osteria del Principe on Sept. 10

    Tu Vò Fà l’Americano night returns to Osteria del Principe on Sept. 10 in the Flatiron District. DJ Ricky Russo, known as “the most enthusiastic... Read more

  • Texas tequila milkshake. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Tequila and Ice Cream: A Delicious Pairing

    Here’s a summer fact you need to know—aged tequilas pair beautifully with ice cream. When I discovered this a few years ago, I started making... Read more

  • Mussels in a kimchi broth (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Delicious Meets Virtuous at Chalk Point Kitchen

    Run, don’t walk, to Chalk Point Kitchen, for boy can Joe Isidori cook. What is most remarkable about the Michelin-starred executive chef is his perfect... Read more

  • A dog treat truck is rolling into town. (Eli Zaturanski)

    A Food Truck for Dogs

    A food truck is rolling into town and it will be servicing our four-legged best friends. The Milo’s Kitchen brand of dog treats is on... Read more

  • Shoppers at Union Square Market. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York’s Locavore Challenge

    September is the month that the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York is challenging people to eat local. The fifth annual challenge encourages participation... Read more

  • Deconstructed temaki (Courtesy of Uma Temakeria)

    Uma Temakeria to Open in Chelsea

    Morimoto alum Chris Jaeckle will open Uma Temakeria in Chelsea next month. The fast-casual eatery will offer customer-designed temaki, or cone-shaped hand rolled sushi.  “While... Read more

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

    A Playful Touch at David Burke’s fabrick

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

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

    DIY Cured Salmon

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

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

    Fashion Plate Prix Fixe Returns to Upper West Side

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

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

    An Upscale, Modern Take on Cantonese at Hakkasan

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

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

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

  • Farm Roasted Chicken. (Daniel Krieger)

    The Back Room at One57 Now Open

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

  • A short story in Spanish is used in a class at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border, in Karnes City, Texas, Sept. 10, 2014. Unaccompanied minors who reach New York are being met by representatives who help the children register for school and other services. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    In Midst of Deportation Trials, Migrant Children Offered Schooling and Healthcare

    NEW YORK—Paola Flores loves her 13-year-old daughter, Yennifer, so much that she asked her to jump the border from Honduras to New York—arranging for a... Read more

  • Inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center site in New York city, May 28, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC’s Sept. 11 Museum Gets 1 Millionth Visitor

    NEW YORK—The museum at the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has gotten its 1-millionth visitor just under four months after opening to... Read more

  • Riders board a New York City subway train. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    MTA Deflects Noise Pollution With Waterfall at Pocket Park

    NEW YORK—Employees of Charles Schwab, Chipotle, the New York Palace Hotel and others can now enjoy a new “pocket park” opened Tuesday just for them... Read more

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

    Brooklyn Front and Center in NYC’s Housing Strategy

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

  • A rendering of the winning installation "New York Light" by INABA, to be unveiled in November at the Flatiron North Public Plaza. (Courtesy of INABA)

    INABA to Light Up Flatiron Plaza for the Holidays

    Come November, mirrored panels and twinkling LEDs will light up Flatiron for the holidays. “New York Light,” designed by INABA, was the winner of the... Read more

  • Jai Raphael, a 22-year-old rapper/artist, and member of Girl Be Heard, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Art Renaissance to Strike Brooklyn, $22 Million Pouring In

    NEW YORK—”You need art to stay whole as a person,” said 22-year-old Jai Raphael, a rapper who performed on Monday in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden... Read more

  • The last Manhattan-bound "R" train enters the Court St. Boro Hall station in Brooklyn shortly after 11:00 P.M. on Friday, August 2, 2013, before a major 14-month rehabilitation project. (MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann)

    Sandy-Damaged R Train Tunnel Is Back

    NEW YORK—Trains are once again going to go through a subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and... Read more

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

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

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

  • Terraced house in the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, upper middle class residential neighborhood, Brooklyn New York. (Shutterstock*)

    Where Will NYC’s 80,000 New Apartments Go?

    NEW YORK—With plans for 80,000 new affordable housing units on the table, every neighborhood will have to take its fair share, experts say. This means nearly... Read more

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

    Luxury Brokerage Expands Into Queens

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

  • (Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Airbnb)

    NYC Housing Advocates Want Airbnb Ads Gone

    Affordable housing advocates are banding together Friday to launch a campaign against the Airbnb ads plastered throughout subway stations in New York City. The ads... Read more

  • City Councilman Donovan Richards with a victim of Superstorm Sandy on May 7, 2013. Richards spoke at the final preparation meeting for the People's Climate March on Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/ Bebeto Matthews)

    Climate Change Protesters Rally Against Future Typhoons

    NEW YORK—City Council recognized climate change as a danger to humans, by passing a resolution on Wednesday. Resolution 356 was introduced in July by Councilman... Read more

  • This undated photo provided by the Brooklyn Museum shows Arnold Lehman, director of the Brooklyn Museum since 1997, in New York. Lehman has announced he will retire next year. Under his leadership, the museum doubled its attendance and endowment and drew a younger and more diverse audience. (AP Photo/Brooklyn Museum, Adam Husted)

    Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman to Retire in 2015

    NEW YORK—Arnold Lehman, the director of the Brooklyn Museum since 1997, has announced he will retire next year. Under his leadership, the museum doubled its... Read more

  • "Maximum Effort," 1994, by James Dietz, part of the Air Force Art exhibit at the Society of Illustrators. (Courtesy of the Society of Illustrators)

    Fantasy and Reality: September at the Society of Illustrators

    NEW YORK—Climbing the stairs this September at the Society of Illustrators is like ascending from fantasy to reality. The society has transformed the walls of... Read more

  • (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Eat Great Food in Brooklyn for New Community Center (+Photos)

    NEW YORK—Enjoying the cuisine of some top North Brooklyn restaurants, Carter Swope was satisfied, praising the selection in a conversation with her friend Caroline Wiest. ... Read more

  • A panoramic view of a Moon Festival cocktail party held by skincare company Erno Lazlo in SoHo, on Sept. 4. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Preserving Traditions Is Hard, Eating Mooncakes Is Easier

    NEW YORK—The lesser known sister of Chinese Lunar New Year, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival kicks off this week, with a medley of street fairs, parades,... Read more

  • Jacques Rosas at Shop Studios in Manhattan on Sept. 4, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Shop Studios: An Art Studio in Manhattan That Really Does it All

    NEW YORK—Fashion Week means being out the door by 7 a.m., completing a show before 10 a.m., and going back for more productions at Shop... Read more

  • Ainsley Brundage, a subway acrobat, dances on the subway on Aug. 17, 2014. He has been arrested 14 times since he first began busking five years ago. The recent increase in arrests of subway performers are the result of NYPD's controversial broken windows tactic. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    A Dream Worth Dancing For

    NEW YORK—The chill of the handcuffs gripped Ainsley Brundage’s wrists as the police pushed him out of the subway. A sea of strangers’ eyes stared... Read more

  • Osteria del Principe. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Tu Vò Fà l’Americano at Osteria del Principe on Sept. 10

    Tu Vò Fà l’Americano night returns to Osteria del Principe on Sept. 10 in the Flatiron District. DJ Ricky Russo, known as “the most enthusiastic... Read more

  • Fashion from Peter Som Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Fun, Spectacle at New York Fashion Week on Day 2

    NEW YORK— New York Fashion Week kicked into high gear on its second day, with celebrities dotting audiences at the Lincoln Center tents and elsewhere... Read more

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

    Hilary Clinton Backs 9/11 Zadroga Act

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

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

    John Liu Concedes to Senator Tony Avella

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

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

    Schneiderman Kicks Off Campaign With Rally

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

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

    Rough Governor’s Primary Gives Hope to Cuomo Foes

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

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

    US Safe From Islamic State Attack, but Congress Wants Action

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

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

    Senator Demands Congress Debate, Vote on Fighting Islamic Extremists

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

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

    Avella Claims Win in Primary

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

  • New York Senate co-leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), speaks at a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Feb. 11. Klein, who leads the five-member Independent Democratic Conference, faces opponent Oliver Koppell in a Senate primary race, Tuesday, Sept. 9. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Klein Claims Decisive Win

    NEW YORK—Incumbent State Sen. Jeffrey Klein began his victory speech minutes before 11 p.m. Tuesday night, saying his challenger G. Oliver Koppell had conceded. Polls... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (L) and his choice for lieutenant governor, former congresswoman Kathy Hochul, campaign together at the Hotel Trades Council during a reelection campaign event in New York City on Sept. 8, 2014. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Cuomo-Hochul Beat Teachout-Wu in Primary

    NEW YORK—Andrew Cuomo got the running mate he prefers, as Kathy Hochul beat Tim Wu in a heated primary contest for Democratic lieutenant governor that saw the... Read more

  • Incumbent state Senator Tony Avella casts his vote at a polling station in north Flushing on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. He faces off with challenger and former city comptroller John Liu in a tight race. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    New York Primaries: Avella and Liu Campaign Until Last Minute for a Tight State Senator Race

    In a close race, Democratic state senator candidates Tony Avella and John Liu campaigned heavily to reel in voters on primary election day. Incumbent senator Avella is being... Read more

  • Tim Wu (C), the candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor with Zephyr Teachout (L) candidate for gubernatorial primary, and Scott Heiferman (R) CEO and founder of Meetup, in Manhattan on Sept. 8, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Tim Wu Against the Political Establishment

    NEW YORK—Outside the political establishment, Tim Wu’s run for lieutenant governor seems to have the support of just about everybody. The Columbia law professor has... Read more

  • Congressman Peter King speaks at a press conference about compensation for 9/11 responders and victims in front of 7 World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York, Sept. 8, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    9/11 Anniversary Near, Zadroga Act Shall Continue, Legislators

    NEW YORK—On Sept. 11, 2001, Joe Zadroga could never have imagined what the terrorists were going to take away from him, nor that his own... Read more

  • In this Jan. 11, 2014, photo traffic passes through the toll booths at the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have largely moved past the lane-closing scandal. What happens next will depend largely on the outcome of the investigation by the US Attorney in New Jersey into the lane realignments that started a year ago on Sept. 9, on the George Washington Bridge. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Year After Lane-Closing Scandal, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Back to His Old Self

    NEWARK, N.J.—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have largely moved past the lane-closing scandal that rocked his administration and threatened to derail his political... Read more

  • (L-R) New York State Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis, United States Congressman Michael Grimm, New York State Senator Martin Golden, join families in Times Square to support pediatric cancer awareness where more than a dozen iconic digital screens simultaneously illuminated in gold with a message about pediatric cancer in Times Square, New York, Sept. 2, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Sullied by Politics, Grimm Still on Top

    NEW YORK—In his run to unseat Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm, Dominic Recchia has avoided a negative campaign, instead devoting the bulk of his efforts... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during an event to sign a higher education agreement, at the Secretariat of Public Education in Mexico City, on Sept. 4, 2014. The potential 2016 US presidential contender has called his three-day trade mission to Mexico a learning opportunity. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    NJ Gov. Chris Christie Won’t Talk Immigration on Mexico Trip

    MEXICO CITY—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday said he has no plans to lay out his position on immigration reform until — and if... Read more

  • John Liu in Manhattan in 2012. He said last week in an interview with World Journal, a Chinese language newspaper, that he wasn’t “overly optimistic” about the Asian American vote, or about voters from any particular ethnic group. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    John Liu Not ‘Overly Optimistic’ About Winning Votes

    NEW YORK—John Liu expressed doubts about his chances of winning the upcoming primary for state senator, according to an interview last week with a Chinese-language... Read more

  • Representatives from the Chinese and Korean community protest John Liu during an August 2009 event in Flushing, Queens, New York. (Epoch Times)

    In NYC Chinatown, Locals Tell a Different Tale of Senate Candidate John Liu

    NEW YORK—During a recent forum for state Senate candidates John Liu and incumbent Tony Avella, two protesters unfurled a large banner calling for the arrest... Read more

  • In this file photo, Kathy Hochul speaks to the media after a House Democratic Caucus meeting October 25, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Lieutenant Governor Candidate Kathy Hochul is a ‘True Progressive,’ Says Mayor Bill de Blasio

    NEW YORK—The mayor, city council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and other council members announced on Wednesday their endorsement of Kathy Hochul for lieutenant governor.  Mayor de... Read more

  • State senator Tony Avella at his office in Queens, New York City, on June 24, 2014. He recently responded to criticisms of him joining the Independent Democrats Conference, saying his negotiations with Republicans allowed him to secure more funding for his constituents. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Tight Races in NYC Primaries: Tony Avella Counters John Liu’s Claims of ‘Betraying’ Democrats

    NEW YORK—As the Sept. 9 primary elections draw closer, the contentious race for state senator between incumbent Tony Avella, and his Democrat challenger John Liu... Read more

  • Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    GOP Governor Candidate Wants NY Regents Elected

    HAWTHORNE, N.Y.—Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Tuesday that members of New York’s Board of Regents, which supervises the state’s schools, should be chosen by the... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Senator Tony Avella

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

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

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

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

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

  • Alex Rovt, president of IBE Trade Corp., at his Manhattan office in New York on June 6, 2014. Rovt is listed by Forbes magazine as the 452nd richest person living in the United States. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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

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

  • Shree Nayar, a professor of computer science, holds his Bigshot camera, at Columbia University in Manhattan, on June 3, 2014. (Benajmin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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

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

  • 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

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

    NY Boater Gets Prison for Fatal Hudson River Crash

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

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

    Judge Sees Confession Tape in ’79 Missing Boy Case

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

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

    Lucky Jet Skiers Rescued by NY Firefighters

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

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

    5 Firefighters Injured in Bed-Stuy Blaze

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

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

    Upstate NY Police Officer Fatally Shot in Gunfight

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

  • NYPD Officer Arrested for Assaulting His Wife

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

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

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

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

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

    NYC Shootings High: One Dead, Two Policemen Injured

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

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

    Mom Charged in Girl’s Death Could Get Trust Fund

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

  • Indictment Likely in NYC Toddler’s Death

    NEW YORK—A Bronx child care worker charged in the death of a toddler, which authorities said she blamed on a wrestling match, will likely be... Read more

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

    US Marshals in NYC Shootout; Suspect Wounded

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

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

    A Brooklyn Teacher was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly sending an indecent picture of himself to a 16-year-old student, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson... Read more

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

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

    MINEOLA, N.Y.—A New York City man who was high on marijuana and speeding at over 100 mph when he crashed his brand-new sports car into... Read more

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

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

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

  • Body Washes Up on Shore of Upstate NY Lake

    OVID, N.Y.—Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body washed up on a lakeshore in New York’s Finger Lakes region. The Seneca County... Read more

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

    Fire Marshals Warn Against Power Cord Overload

    NEW YORK—Fire marshals in New York City are warning city residents again of the potential for deadly consequences when an electrical outlet is overloaded.  The... Read more

  • One Dead in 4-Alarm Manhattan Fire

    NEW YORK—A late afternoon four-alarm fire in Manhattan’s Hamilton Heights left one person dead and emptied at least twenty other apartments on Monday. People reportedly... Read more

  • Wrongfully Convicted NYC Man Settles Suit for $10M

    NEW YORK—The city will pay a $10 million settlement to a Brooklyn man who spent 15 years in prison for killing a rabbi, a wrongful... Read more

  • Man Charged in 3-State Crime Spree Faces Judge

    NEWARK, N.J.—A man accused of waging a violent, three-state crime spree that ended when he crashed near the George Washington Bridge made his first court... Read more

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

    Brown, Garner Incidents: Could Police Body Cams Have Told the Truth?

    NEW YORK—When a face off between two men on a street in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month ended with one dead, it was followed by... Read more