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  • Actor James Avery attends the world premiere of 'I, Robot' at the Mann Village Theatre July 7, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

    James Avery of ‘Fresh Prince’ Fame Dead at 65

    NEW YORK— James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law as the Honorable Philip Banks in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has... Read more

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    Boujemaa Razgui, Musician, Says JFK Customs Officials Destroyed 13 Instruments

    Boujemaa Razgui, a flute virtuoso who lives in New York City, says customs officials at JFK Airport destroyed 11 of his instruments. Razgui, a Canadian... Read more

  • Former President Bill Clinton (L) administers the oath of office to New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio (R) on the steps of City Hall, in New York, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    NYC Mayor de Blasio Takes Formal Oath at City Hall

    NEW YORK— Bill de Blasio took the oath of office administered by former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday, formally becoming the 109th mayor of New... Read more

  • NY Lawmaker Seeks Hearing on Ethics Panel Ruling

    ALBANY, N.Y.— A state Assemblyman has appealed an ethics panel’s finding that he sexually harassed staff members in 2009 and 2011, and is requesting a... Read more

  • Bill de Blasio (R) takes the oath of office at New York City Hall, administered by President Bill Clinton (L), on Jan.1, 2014. (Live feed still/NYC.gov)

    Bill de Blasio Takes Oath at NYC Inauguration

    NEW YORK—With his hand on a bible once owned by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a smile on his face, Bill de Blasio was sworn in... Read more

  • 1st Snowstorm of 2014 Descends on New England, NY

    HARTFORD, Conn.—Residents in New England and parts of New York began preparing Wednesday for a winter storm that will help usher in 2014 with snow... Read more

  • City Clerk Michael McSweeney (2nd L) assists Bill de Blasio (R), as he signs the oath of office while (L–R) State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman,  Chiara de Blasio, and Dante de Blasio look, New York, Jan. 1, 2014. De Blasio took the oath of office moments after midnight at his home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, his inauguration will be celebrated at noon on the steps of City Hall when he takes the oath again, which will be administered by President Bill Clinton. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)

    De Blasio to Be Sworn in as Mayor in City Hall Ceremony

    NEW YORK—Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be sworn in at noon Wednesday becoming the 109th mayor of New York City.  De Blasio was officially sworn-in... Read more

  • A sanitation truck cleans the debris in New York's Times Square early New Year's Day Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

    After the Times Square Party Comes the Cleanup

    NEW YORK— Party’s over. Time to clean up. Shortly after the ball dropped Wednesday in Times Square, cleanup crews got to work. About 40 workers... Read more

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines' Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves surveys the damage in St. Vincent following heavy rainstorms and flooding on Christmas Day 2013. (Courtesy of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines mission to the UN)

    NYC’s Caribbean Community Protective of Tourism Image After Deadly Storm

    NEW YORK—A Christmas storm that left at least 23 dead and 4 missing has led a group of Caribbean islands to search internally for help... Read more

  • Bill de Blasio takes the oath of office from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2014 in Park Slope Brooklyn. (photo courtesy the Mayor's Office)

    Bill de Blasio Sworn in as Mayor of New York City

    NEW YORK—Bill de Blasio kicked off the new year living a dream: taking the oath of office to become mayor of the City of New... Read more

  • Miranda Echerarria and Christian Prieto, of Niagra, N.Y. kiss at the stoke of midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    NYC: Ball Drops in Times Square, Ushering in 2014

    A sea of horn-tooting, funny hat-wearing revelers cheered (and some even smooched) as the famed crystal ball dropped in freezing New York City’s Times Square... Read more

  • Judge Upholds NY Gun Control Law

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A federal judge upheld most of New York’s new gun control law Tuesday, rejecting arguments that its ban on large-capacity magazines and the sale... Read more

  • Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced five key appointments to his administration in Lower Manhattan, New York, Dec. 31, 2013. (L-R) Stanley Brezenoff, Bob Linn, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, Gilbert Taylor, Polly Trottenberg, and Kyle Kimball. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    De Blasio Makes Five More Appointments

    NEW YORK—Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named veteran labor negotiator Robert Linn as labor relations director Tuesday, just hours before his inauguration. Linn will be tasked... Read more

  • Michael Bloomberg leaves New York City Hall for the last time as mayor in on Dec. 31, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    A Proud Finale for Bloomberg (+Photos)

    NEW YORK—The red digits on the countdown clock in City Hall flashed zeros—the days left in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure. On many occasions during his... Read more

  • Revelers in Times Square on December 31, 2013 in New York City, waiting for the clock to strike midnight. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

    Endurance Contest for Revelers in NYC’s Times Square for New Year’s

    NEW YORK—Crowds jammed New York’s Times Square on Tuesday to ring in 2014, braving bone-chilling cold and ultra-tight security for the chance to see Miley... Read more

  • A file photo of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Port Authority Bus Terminal: Multiple People Stabbed on Tuesday Night

    Multiple people have been stabbed at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, New York City on Tuesday night. Emergency services said that paramedics arrived... Read more

  • Fernando Mateo, founder of New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, talks about Operation Red Nose with taxi drivers at Columbus Circle, New York, on New Year's Eve 2013. (Jane Gray/Epoch Times)

    Cabbies Geared Up for New Year’s Revelers

    NEW YORK—A program to get tipsy drivers off New York’s roads was in full swing New Year’s Eve. Launched by the New York State Federation... Read more

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    Times Square Live Stream Cam: Watch Ball Drop Here

    See the ball drop in Times Square through a live streaming camera. The camera has been made available to Epoch Times for use by our... Read more

  • FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2005  file photo, attorney Lynne Stewart cries as she speaks to the press with her husband Ralph Pointer next to her, left, outside Federal Court in New York.  Stewart, a former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison is entitled to compassionate release because she has less than 18 months to live, prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Prisons told a judge on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

    US Seeks Release of Former NY Terror Trial Lawyer

    NEW YORK— A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison is entitled to compassionate release... Read more

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Aug. 28, 1963.  (AP Photo/File)

    Surgeon Who Saved MLK’s Life Dies in NYC

    NEW YORK— A New York City surgeon who was part of the medical team that saved Martin Luther King Jr. from a nearly fatal stab... Read more

  • Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the New York City Marathon on November 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    NYC Marathon—the City’s 44th—Inspires, Motivates New York Runners

    The New York City Marathon is the largest, most popular marathon in the world, drawing NBA All-Stars, record-setting runners from around the world, charities, and... Read more

  • Specialist Michael Pistillo, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Wall Street Caps a Wild Month With a Rally

    NEW YORK—The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two weeks after enduring its worst slump since 2012. Global markets roared higher after Japan’s... Read more

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    How to Prepare for Marathon Race Day

    The best way to train a couple of days before a marathon is to stop training altogether. How long you can exercise a muscle depends... Read more

  • United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew at a press conference in front of Time magazine headquarters in mid-town Manhattan, New York, on Oct. 30, 2014. She presented a petition with over 100,000 signatories asking the magazine for an apology for a cover they say generalizes teachers as bad. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Teachers’ Unions Flex Time-Subscribing Muscles

    NEW YORK—If there’s something news publications have learned since their earliest days, it is that controversy sells oh-so-easily. That is, if one doesn’t step on... Read more

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

    Flatiron, Increasingly Residential, Comes Into View

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

  • Health alerts for travelers to particular West African countries posted at the main lobby entrance of Bellevue Hospital in New York, Oct. 24, 2014. Bellevue, the country's oldest public hospital, had been preparing for an Ebola patient in earnest since August. And when Ebola did come to New York via Dr. Craig Spencer, he was transported to Bellevue by specially trained emergency workers cloaked in protective gear. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Ebola Case Highlights Work of NYC Disease Sleuths

    NEW YORK—New York City’s disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola. As... Read more

  • Nurse Kaci Hickox leaves her home on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, on Oct. 30. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Ebola in NYC: Is NY’s Quarantine Policy Needed?

    A nurse made good on her promise to defy Maine’s voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa by biking... Read more

  • Barbara Smith, a nurse at Mount Sinai Health Systems and a CDC official demonstrate the proper technique for donning protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, Oct. 21, 2014. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York Offers Job and Financial Security for Returning Ebola Workers

    NEW YORK—New York City and the state government have created a program to offer financial security to health workers returning from West Africa, designed to... Read more

  • Taiwanese and Hong Kong protesters alike gather in Times Square on Sept. 27, 2014, (from l-r) Eric Tsai, 24, and Jenny Wang, 23. (Gary Du/Epoch Times)

    Proud and Worried, Taiwanese Watch Hong Kong

    NEW YORK—Jenny Wang knew time was tight. She rushed from work, driving an hour to get to her older sister’s apartment in Jersey City. Then,... Read more

  • New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (C), with his wife Chirlane McCray (L) and owner of a Superstorm-Sandy-damaged home, Margurie Batts (R), at Batts's home in Coney Island, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. On Wednesday, the city announced a collaboration with local nonprofits and community organizations that would link homeowners to repair services. (William Alatriste/New York City Council)

    Superstorm Sandy Two-Year Anniversary: NYC Homeowners Finally Get Homes Fixed

    NEW YORK—Margurie Batts heard a loud noise, and then the water came in. The storm surge from nearby Coney Island Creek and the Atlantic Ocean... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (C) listens as Richard Weitzel describes repairs made to his East Dover Marina in Toms River, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Officials and residents in towns throughout coastal areas of New York and New Jersey are taking stock of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy on the second anniversary of the storm. The October 2012 storm devastated the oceanfront coastline and caused catastrophic flooding in New York and cities in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    New York, New Jersey Look Back 2 Years After Sandy

    BELMAR, N.J.—The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery in New Jersey and New York is happening unevenly, with many... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gives an interview at City Hall, New York, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. In an interview with The Associated Press Monday Oct. 27, 2014, de Blasio talked about his love of baseball, his three years coaching his son’s Little League team, and how he often draws upon that experience in managing a city of 8 million people. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Mayor de Blasio Draws on Stint as a Little League Boss

    NEW YORK—As mayor of the nation’s largest city, Bill de Blasio has become accustomed to making tough decisions and moving on. But there’s one decision... Read more

  • Residents of Breezy Point carry away belongings while viewing the damage caused during Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Sandy’s Mental Health Impact Looms Large

    LONG BEACH, N.Y.—Kathy and Mark Michaels huddled in the attic of their Long Beach home as Superstorm Sandy turned streets into canals, ripped apart the... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens at a news conference, in New York, , Oct. 24, 2014where the governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk," for contracting Ebola. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Mandatory Quarantine Aside, Cuomo Wants to Help West Africa Too

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s looking for ways to encourage medical workers to go to West Africa to fight Ebola. The Democrat... Read more

  • A Time Warner Cable truck in Brooklyn doing repairs on August 27, 2014 in New York City. Comcast is in the process of buying TWC is a $45 billion merger, which is undergoing review by state and federal agencies. (Spencer Platt/Getty Image)

    Free Wi-Fi in NYC? Public Advocate Calls for Free Internet in NYCHA, Homeless Shelters and City Parks

    NEW YORK—A group of city and state elected officials urged the state’s Public Service Commission, in a letter, to require that Comcast commit to universal... Read more

  • Patricia Ward was ID'd as the  woman killed in Long Island. Nassau County police investigate a homicide in Farmingdale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Police are investigating the link between a woman killed at the Farmingdale apartment building and a man struck by a LIRR train at the nearby train station. (AP Photo/Newsday, Howard Schnapp) NYC LOCALS OUT

    Patricia Ward ID’ed as Woman Who was Beheaded in Long Island

    Patricia Ward was identified as the woman who was beheaded and killed in Farmingdale, New York, according to reports on Wednesday. Her body was found... Read more

  • New York: Woman Beheaded in Long Island; Linked to Train Suicide

    A woman was reportedly beheaded in Long Island, New York, on Tuesday. Police are investigating the matter, and they say the incident is linked to... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens at a news conference, in New York, , Oct. 24, 2014where the governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk," for contracting Ebola. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Cuomo Tells AIDS Activists Ebola Is ‘Different Situation’

    NEW YORK—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Ebola is “a different situation” from the AIDS epidemic that started in the 1980s. A group of AIDS... Read more

  • This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)

    Nurse Won’t Follow Voluntary Quarantine, Her Lawyer Says

    A nurse in Maine is refusing the voluntary quarantine for possible Ebola infection, her lawyer said Tuesday night.  Kaci Hickox is the nurse who was... Read more

  • Isolation cell in the Dane County Jail in Madison, Wis., Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    NYC Launching System-Wide Review of Jail Suicides

    NEW YORK—New York City is using a $400,000 federal grant to review suicides and acts of self-harm in city jails with an approach commonly applied... Read more

  • Republican Congressman Michael Grimm (L) and Democratic opponent Domenic M. Recchia Jr. during the run-up to their previous, more acrimonious debate on WABC-TV in New York City, October 17, 2014. (Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)

    Grimm and Recchia Struggle to Name Last Book They Read

    NEW YORK—Congressman Michael Grimm and challenger Dominic Recchia traded well-worn jabs with each other Tuesday night in the final debate before the election.  Grimm took... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attends a media conference on a boat at the Tappan Zee Bridge near Nyack, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Environmental groups are suing New York state over Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use federal clean water funds on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Environmentalists Sue New York Over Tappan Zee Funding

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Environmental groups are suing New York state over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to use federal clean water funds on the new Tappan Zee Bridge,... Read more

  • New York State Gubernatorial Candidate Republican candidate Rob Astorino (L) listens to the response of Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, about fracking during a debate in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Job Growth a Key Issue in New York Governor’s Race

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has more jobs than ever and that upstate New York is rebounding. Republican Rob Astorino talks about people... Read more

  • Hillary Clinton introduces Gov. Cuomo at the  Women’s Equality Party at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan on October 23, 2014 (Laura Cooksey/Epoch Times)

    Clinton Shows Support for Women’s Equality Party

    NEW YORK—Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged supporters to give a huge turnout for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his running mate Kathy Hochul come... Read more

  • New York State gubernatorial candidates (L-R) Republican candidate Rob Astorino, Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, and Libertarian Party candidate Michael McDermott take the stage for a debate in Buffalo, N.Y, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Cuomo on the Offensive in Sole Televised Debate

    NEW YORK—The gloves were off for Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday night, in the only televised debate he agreed to have with his Republican challenger Rob... Read more

  • Doctor and Captain Arjun Srinivasan of the U.S. Public Health Service, who is also the Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks to health care professionals during a seminar in which they learned how to properly put on protective medical gear when working with someone infected with the ebola virus at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 21, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Obama’s New Ebola ‘Czar’ Starts Work

    WASHINGTON—A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S... Read more

  • New York republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino at a meeting in New York, Oct. 1, 2014. Astorino said Monday that entire planeloads of passengers should be turned away at Kennedy Airport if anyone aboard is coming from the African nations plagued with Ebola. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NY Pol: Bar Planes If Anyone Came From West Africa

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—New York’s Republican candidate for governor said Monday that entire planeloads of passengers should be turned away at Kennedy Airport if anyone aboard... Read more

  • New York State Senator Liz Krueger and members of Met Council on Housing, Common Cause, and the Fair Elections Coalition on Aug. 12, 2013, at the REBNY headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    NY Ballot Question Divides Government Watchdogs

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York voters will face a ballot question next month that, if approved, would create a commission to oversee redrawing the state’s political map—a... Read more

  • Republican Congressman Michael Grimm (L) and Democratic opponent Domenic M. Recchia Jr. wait for their debate to start in the studios of WABC-TV in New York City, Oct. 17, 2014. (Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)

    Grimm, Recchia Trade Attacks in Televised Debate

    Civility was the first casualty in the war of words between Michael Grimm and Domenic Recchia, both running to represent Staten Island and some parts... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks with news media before marching in the Columbus Day parade in New York, Oct. 13, 2014. After a hard six months during which he appeared flummoxed by corruption allegations and an embarrassing primary battle, New York’s governor is actively raising his profile, fueling speculation about whether he is already looking beyond his bid for a second term or just trying to run up the score. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NY Gov. Cuomo Raises Profile

    ALBANY, N.Y.—With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas, and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York’s Andrew... 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)

    Integrity, Public Corruption Big Topics in NY Race

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The candidates to be New York’s top lawyer say integrity and public corruption are among the key issues but disagree sharply over who has... Read more

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

    Candidates for NY Comptroller Square Off in Debate

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Wednesday night in a candidates debate that his office is continuing to review expense payments to state legislators,... Read more

  • Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" opponent Chrys Countryman of Afton, N.Y., holds her hands up as Joe Martens, commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, testifies before a joint budget hearing in Albany, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2013. New York politicians and voters alike are weigh in on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Fracking Sites Fertile Ground for NY Candidates

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Pennsylvania drilling sites are emerging as destinations for political pilgrimage for candidates for governor in New York as politicians and voters alike weigh in... Read more

  • ew York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo (C) during a Moreland Commission news conference as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (L), and Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick listen, in Albany, N.Y., on July 2, 2013. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running in the general election for a second term, has cast aside his media avoidance of late to promote his newly released memoir. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Cuomo Defends Moreland Scandal During Book Publicity Tour

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running in the general election for a second term, has cast aside his media avoidance of late to promote his... Read more

  • ov. Andrew Cuomo and his daughter Michaela Cuomo greet the public at the New York City Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 13, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Cuomo’s Remains Cautious as Election Nears

    NEW YORK—There were no blights on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s march in the Columbus Day parade on Monday. Unlike the Labor Day parade last month, where... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo marches in the Columbus Day parade in New York, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Cuomo’s Tough Decisions Delayed Past Election Day?

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A hotly anticipated decision on fracking won’t come before Gov. Andrew Cuomo stands for re-election. Same for an announcement of higher tolls on the... Read more

  • (L–R) James Kemmerer, Zephyr Teachout, and Tim Wu at a press conference in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 2014. Teachout and Wu endorsed Kemmerer in his race against incumbent state senator Martin Golden. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Teachout and Wu Endorse Kemmerer and His ‘Golden Rule’

    NEW YORK—Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu, who lost to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul in the Democratic primary, endorsed James Kemmerer on Wednesday, in... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (C) speaks to the media at the conclusion of a meeting with senior military leadership including Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey (R) at the Pentagon on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Obama Claims Progress Combatting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON—Facing a stubborn enemy, President Barack Obama professed confidence Wednesday that the U.S. will keep making progress against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, as the reality set in of a lengthy military conflict... Read more

  • In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, a police officer is dwarfed amid the marble columns of the Supreme Court in Washington. Some warehouse workers who fill orders for Amazon.com customers say they spend up to 25 minutes after every shift waiting to pass through security checks to make sure they aren't stealing from the online retailer. But they don't get paid for the extra time. The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by two former staffers at a Nevada warehouse who claim they should be compensated for time spent in security screenings under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Employees Entitled to Billions in Retroactive Pay for Security Checks? Companies Worried

    WASHINGTON—Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going... Read more

  • People stand in the main terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., on Oct. 2, 2014. The Dallas Ebola patient passed through this airport two weeks ago. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Astorino Calls for Ban on Flights From Ebola-Stricken West Africa

    NEW YORK—Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called on the Federal Aviation Administration to ban flights to the United States from the West African nations where... Read more

  • Chef-owner Carlos Campoverde at La Paella. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    La Paella: Recipe for Romance

    Restaurant: La PaellaLocation: East VillageOpen since: 1995 Epoch Times: All the dried red roses hanging from the ceiling are striking. How many are there?Carlos Campoverde: 1,400. We... Read more

  • White truffle at Lincoln Ristorante. (Courtesy of Patina Group)

    White Truffle Season Now in Full Swing in Manhattan

    There’s no forcing Nature’s hand when it comes to white truffles. “White truffles are a rare, exquisite gift offered by Mother Nature and Mother Nature... Read more

  • Trattoria Il Mulino, in Gramercy. (Courtesy of Trattoria Il Mulino)

    Trattoria Il Mulino’s New Brunch: Better With Burrata

    Il Mulino team’s more casual restaurant, Il Mulino Trattoria, launched brunch last weekend. Among the highlights is a not-too-sweet Burrata French Toast ($19). When cut... Read more

  • Executive chef Warren Baird of Chapter One. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Chapter One’s Colonial Harvest Dinner

    Chapter One in the West Village is traveling back in time the 1620s this Sunday. The destination is New England. Executive chef Warren Baird features... Read more

  • A mariachi band plays at Mexican Festival. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Dia de Los Muertos at Mexican Festival

    During Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, the cultures of ancient Mexico paid respect to those who had passed away. On Nov... Read more

  • Scallops with Plums.
(Courtesy of Clement)

    Clement: Flawless Elegance

    Clement impresses from the start. It’s hard to know where to begin with this elegant restaurant at The Peninsula Hotel. Should I describe the intimate... Read more

  • Vegetarian green mole. (Cosme NYC)

    Cosme Comes to Flatiron

    Cosme, a restaurant from world-renowned Chef Enrique Olvera, opens on Oct. 28 in the Flatiron District. Olvera uses local and seasonal ingredients to create a... Read more

  • Empellón Al Pastor opened this week. (Courtesy of Empellón)

    Alex Stupak Opens Empellón Al Pastor

    The latest addition to Alex Stupak Empellón mini-empire is Empellón Al Pastor, a bar and tortilleria where the spotlight shines on Stupak’s favorite taco, the... Read more

  • Chorizo in Cider, Asturian Style. (Clare Barboza)

    Chorizo in Cider, Asturian Style (Recipe)

    Quick: Where can you find the strongest cider tradition in the world? Southwest England? Normandy? Actually, it’s Asturias, the coastal province of northern Spain famed... Read more

  • Assorted ciders at The Queens Kickshaw, in Astoria, Queens. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Second Coming of Cider

    For the almost 100 years that followed Prohibition, hard cider in the United States kept a low profile. But in the woods and abandoned orchards,... Read more

  • The dark, sleek interior at V{iV}. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    V{iV} Thai’s Halloween Costume Party

    If you have an amazing Halloween costume and you love Northern Thai food, you may be in luck. What do the two have to do... Read more

  • An audience at a showing at the Food Film Festival.
(Courtesy of Food Film Fest)

    8th Annual Food Film Fest

    The downside of watching movies with lavish food scenes is that they inevitably induce hunger that goes unsatisfied. But that’s not the case at the... Read more

  • Lamb Shank with Gorgonzola. (Courtesy of Trattoria Bianca)

    Trattoria Bianca Now Open

    Trattoria Bianca opened last week near Penn Station. The project is led by Michael Whiteman, president of the company that worked on the Rainbow Room... Read more

  • Spicy-Sweet Mole Pumpkin Seed Clusters. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Halloween Treats Don’t Have to Rot Your Teeth (Recipes)

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  • Fudgy Black Bean Brownies and Fresh Ginger Chef's Essences Spray. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Brownies With a Whiff of Ginger

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  • Tuna tartare, American sturgeon caviar, avocado. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Acappella Magic: Impeccable Service, Mouthwatering Dishes, and a Good Dose of Fire

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  • Duck Fricot with carrots, Swiss chard, dumplings, and savory. (Courtesy of King Bee)

    Acadian-Inspired King Bee Now Open in the East Village

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  • Burke in the Box, at Bloomingdale's. (Melissa Hom)

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  • Barchetta, in Chelsea. (Alice Gao)

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  • Meaghan Dorman's cocktail list includes classics as well as a build-it-yourself old fashioned menu. (Courtesy of Raines Law Room)

    Raines Law Room Opens Second Location

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

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

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  • The entrance at Sachi. (Courtesy of Sachi)

    Sachi: From Airy to Earthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Senator Tony Avella

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

    Inside Extell’s One57

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

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at New York City Marathon opening press conference in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, on Oct. 30, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    NYC Marathoners to Power Through All Five Boroughs Sunday

    NEW YORK—It’s Queens native Kojima Toshifumi’s 17th time participating in the city marathon, but he still finds it fun.  “I’m more patient because of it,”... Read more

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

    Flatiron, Increasingly Residential, Comes Into View

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

  • Build it Back construction site on Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel, Queens, New York, on Oct. 28, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Two Years Later, Promised Sandy Building Jobs Still Scarce

    NEW YORK—On Oct. 29, exactly two years after Superstorm Sandy tore into New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio sent out a personal note touting... Read more

  • Artist Uili Lousi with his piece, “The Secret of the Golden Flower,” 2010. Acrylic on perspex. (Courtesy of Uili Lousi)

    Sacred Geometry and Uili Lousi’s Leap of Faith

    NEW YORK—It’s late summer on West 55th Street, and a spot of sun is fading fast over the tops of the skyscrapers. Uili Lousi, visiting... Read more

  • A life-size replica of a blue whale is suspended from the ceiling in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life during a press conference at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, February 27, 2014. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Image)

    The American Museum of Natural History Celebrates Second Graduating Class of Scientists

    NEW YORK—The American Museum of Natural History held its second graduating ceremony on Monday, awarding four Doctorates and 16 Master’s degrees as a part of... Read more

  • Local food vendor Marta Gonzalez (L) teaches Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to make a gordita at La Marqueta in East Harlem, N.Y., Oct. 26, 2014. (Will Alatriste)

    Award-Winning Food Trucks Fill East Harlem for Five Sundays

    NEW YORK— Seven months after a devastating explosion leveled two buildings in East Harlem, an open market-square a block away from the gas leak was... Read more

  • A sign on the corner of 116th St. and Broadway in Manhattan, N.Y., indicates that the street has been named “Barnard Way,” Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The street was named in honor of Barnard College, which celebrates its 125th birthday this year. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    Barnard College Receives Street Name in Honor of Its 125th Birthday

    NEW YORK—Barnard College began in 1889 with a class of 14 young women taking classes at a rented brownstone on Madison Ave.  Today, the college... Read more

  • “The Quest for Fodder” from “The Conquest of Tunis” tapestry series designed by Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen with Pieter Coecke van Aelst, ca. 1546–50 and woven under the direction of Willem de Pannemaker, Brussels, 1550–52 in wool, silk, and silver- and silver-gilt-wrapped threads. (Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ photo by Bruce White.)

    Artist, Designer, Entrepreneur: Pieter Coecke van Aelst

    Even trekking through the exquisite art-laden spaces of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will not prepare one for the experience of coming face to... Read more

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    The Posh Sale

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  • Anthony Cruz, 30, in the Bronx, New York, on Oct. 20, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Help, Not Incarceration

    NEW YORK—Anthony Cruz is a different man now that he has been locked up several times.  Before serving his 10-year sentence in New York state... Read more

  • New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, left, sits in on a bilingual kindergarten class at Washington-Rose Elementary School in Roosevelt, N.Y., on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Tisch and other state officials ordered a compliance review Thursday of suburban New York City school districts’ enrollment policies and procedures for unaccompanied minors and immigrant children following reports that several dozen children who had recently arrived from Central America were not admitted to a Long Island high school because of overcrowding. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    NY State to Review Schools’ Immigration Compliance

    ROOSEVELT, N.Y.—New York officials ordered a statewide review Thursday of public school compliance with enrollment policies for unaccompanied minors and immigrant children following reports that... Read more

  • Decorated chairs made out of cardboard are on display at the Adaptive Design Association’s Manhattan office in New York, Thursday, October 23, 2014. The artwork was part of a charity auction to benefit the nonprofit organization, which builds customized furniture made out of cardboard for disabled children. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Charity Auction Raises Funds to Build Customized Equipment for Disabled Children

    New York—Shannon Thomason wanted her son to be able to play with other children in the neighborhood, and go on family bike rides.  But 4-year-old... Read more

  • Students in uniform at Voice Charter School of New York, Corona, Queens, Sept. 18, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    School Uniforms: Parents Love Them, Students Hate Them

    NEW YORK—Diana Acevedo loves school uniforms. They are so convenient and she ends up paying only about half of what she would pay for regular... Read more

  • People wait to board the new M60 Select Bus Service in Harlem, Manhattan, on  May 27, 2014., (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Rockaways Community Will Have First Bus Rapid Transit Route

    NEW YORK—Growing up, Rockaways council member Donovan Richards made a three-hour commute from his home in Ocean Village in the Rockaways to Elmhurst, Queens, to... Read more

  • Costa Constantinides at a press conference in New York City, APRIL 3, 2014. (Allen Xie,NTDTV) XIE)

    Queens Waterfront Project Sets Affordable Housing Precedent in NYC

    NEW YORK—A major Queens waterfront project is being sent back to the drawing board.  Astoria Cove developers are reworking their affordable housing numbers in conversation... Read more

  • Barbara Trencher (R), 39, poses with her friends at the 21st annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Central Park on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Trencher met her breast cancer survivor-friends while in the waiting room at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and they have supported each other through the highs and lows of their lives ever since. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—Dancing along to the beat of the music, Sharon Haynie twisted her arms and legs giddily, her plastic pink sunglasses bouncing up and down... Read more

  • With One World Trade Center in the background, people gather (front) for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the St. Nicholas National Shrine in New York, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The groundbreaking event marked a new beginning for the former St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only house of worship destroyed during the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Site for Greek Church Near WTC Blessed

    NEW YORK—Hundreds of members of New York’s Greek Orthodox community attended a blessing ceremony Saturday for a new church near ground zero in Lower Manhattan... Read more

  • People ride bicycles on the Central Park loop in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 14, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Imagine a Car-Free Central Park

    NEW YORK—By some accounts, the idea of Central Park began as early as 1850, though its current scale and size were yet unimagined. Today it... Read more

  • Riders participate in the the annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' motorcycle rally, with the Lincoln Memorial in the background, in Washington, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

    Motorcyclists Ride to Honor Young Fallen Serviceman From Queens

    NEW YORK—When Mike Palo was drafted for the U.S. Army in 1968, at first he considered running away to Canada, like many young men did... Read more

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

    Inside Extell’s One57

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

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

    Flatiron, Increasingly Residential, Comes Into View

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

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

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

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

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

    Brooklyn Front and Center in NYC’s Housing Strategy

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

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

    Luxury Brokerage Expands Into Queens

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

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

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

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

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

    Downtown Tower Draws Families Across Manhattan

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

  • Report: Oversight Lacking in NYC Payroll Project

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

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

    Manhattan’s Far West Taking Shape

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

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

    Conceptualizing a Downtown Bachelor Pad

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

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

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

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

  • New York Mayors Join Fight Against Zombie Properties

    Sixteen mayors state-wise have joined Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in support of a bill against zombie properties, or abandoned lots or homes that end up... Read more

  • (Courtesy of UrBin)

    On-Demand Storage for City Dwellers

    With the lowest car-ownership rate in the country, New York City is one of the best locations for delivery services, which really deliver anything from... Read more

  • Related Companies Invests in Sustainable Cities

    Related Companies founder and chairman Stephen Ross is donating $30 million to the global research organization World Resources Institute (WRI) to create more sustainable cities... Read more

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

    Landmarking in NYC Increasingly Polarized, Political, Say Experts

    NEW YORK—“History is for losers,” says history professor Kenneth Jackson, who teaches at Columbia and is best known for his work as an urban historian... Read more

  • A penthouse at 241 Fifth. (Courtesy of CORE)

    NoMad in Demand: Midtown Meets Downtown

    NoMad, or “North of Madison Square Park,” is a comparatively new neighborhood designation spanning from 23d Street to 34th Street that has seen a boom of... Read more

  • TF Cornerstone’s 57th Street Rental Megaproject Moves Forward With Concessions

    TF Cornerstone’s 1,189 rental unit mixed-use project was approved by the City Council’s Land Use committee Thursday, after recent neighborhood opposition at the eleventh hour. Residents... Read more

  • A rendering of the BQ Green in South Williamsburg, bridging together parts of the neighborhood now separated by the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. (dlandstudio)

    Addressing Infrastructure Problems With Landscape Architecture

    Most people are not completely clear on what a landscape architect does, but according to Susannah Drake, founder of interdisciplinary design firm dlandstudio, it boils... Read more

  • The kitchen of a Millstone condo in Long Island City. (courtesy of aptsandlofts.com)

    Modern Condos Popular in Long Island City

    NEW YORK—Developers of all sizes work in the city and it’s not uncommon for a developer to team up with a marketing firm to design... Read more

  • Manhattan 2014 Sales Start Strong, Rentals Stable

    Price gains for the average residential sales price in Manhattan have hit an all-time high. The average sales price for a condo in Manhattan rose... Read more

  • In this frame grab taken from video provided by the New York Police Department, an unidentified man approaches New York City police officers with a hatchet, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the Queens borough of New York. The man injured two with the hatchet before the other officers shot and killed him, police said. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. Investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a motive. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

    Hatchet Attack Was Terror, Says NYC Police Commissioner

    NEW YORK— New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical... Read more

  • New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on May 27, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Father and Son Used Non-Profit Funds to Buy Vacation Homes, Luxury Cars

    Two executives at Narco Freedom, a non-profit that provides treatment for substance abuse, were arrested and indicted for misuse of the group’s funds, Attorney General... Read more

  • David McCallum, right, hugs family members after his exoneration at Brooklyn's Supreme Court on Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014 in New York.  McCallum and Willie Stuckey, who died in prison, were 16 years old when they were convicted of murder.  A judge exonerated both men for wrongful conviction after nearly 30 years.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Man Let Go After Teenage False Confession Landed Him Homicide Life Sentence

    David McCallum was 16 years old in 1985 when he was told by officials his friend Willie Stuckey had named him the murderer of a... Read more

  • New York Police Dept. Internal Affairs Lieutenant Jennara Cobb (L) and her attorney Philip Karasyk, appear in Bronx state Supreme Court, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Lieutenant Jennara Cobb Convicted in NYPD Ticket-Fixing Case

    NEW YORK—A police lieutenant was convicted Wednesday of leaking information about a ticket-fixing investigation that embarrassed the New York Police Department. Lt. Jennara Cobb was... Read more

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    NYPD Releases Video of Smoke Canister Suspect

    NEW YORK—The NYPD has released a surveillance video that shows a man emerging from a sidewalk vault, hurling a smoke canister into a trendy Manhattan... Read more

  • Guilderland Police Chief Carol Lawlor during a press conference regarding a quadruple homicide on Wednesday in Guilderland, at Guilderland Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Officials said that they've identified the bodies found Wednesday afternoon in a bungalow-style home. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Patrick Dodson)

    Four Slain Include 2 Adults, 2 Young Boys; NY Authorities Seek Public’s Help

    GUILDERLAND, N.Y.—Four people found slain inside their suburban upstate New York home were two adults and two boys, ages 7 and 10, authorities said Thursday... Read more

  • Father Charged After Child Dies of Generator Fumes

    SALINA, N.Y.—A New York heating contractor faces manslaughter charges after his 6-year-old daughter died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable generator he left running... Read more

  • A police officer helps to park police cars in Times Square in New York on Sept. 17, 2014. Two police officers from New York have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    2 New York Police Officers Charged in Sex Assault

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—Two police officers from New York have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino. Lawyers for both men... Read more

  • 2 Kids Killed in Queens House Fire

    NEW YORK— Fire officials say two children have been killed in a house fire in Queens. The fire began on the first floor of a... Read more

  • A selection of the stolen designer merchandise found in the Queens apartment of identity theft ringleader Tamara Williams displayed at the Manhattan District Attorney's press conference on Oct. 6, 2014 (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Saks Employees Stole $400,000 in Shoes, Handbags in Identity Theft Ring

    NEW YORK—Federal prosecutors have formally charged five members of an identity theft ring who allegedly purchased $400,000 worth of designer shoes, handbags, and other accessories... Read more

  • Practitioners of Falun Dafa meditate in the William H. Seward park in Chinatown, Manhattan, on Sept. 29, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Practitioners of Spiritual Practice Banned in China Get Harassed in New York

    NEW YORK—It began with a few scribbles on the ground. Written in Chinese with chalk, the messages ranged from the innocuous—disease names and Chinese dish... Read more

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

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

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

  • File photo. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Off-Duty Jersey Cop Shoots Man Stealing His Truck

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

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

    Police Shot at Armed Civilians in Brooklyn and the Bronx

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

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

    Marathon Bombing Suspects’ Sister Faces NYC Judge

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

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

    Tony Stewart Will Not Face Charges in Deadly Crash

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

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

    NYPD Probes Officer’s Altercation With Pregnant Woman

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

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

    NYC Introduces Civil Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers

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

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

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

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

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

    Officer Dead in Car Accident on Way to Climate March

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


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