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  • A view of the old controller tower at LaGuardia airport on December 8, 2010. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    $8 Billion Set Aside for NY Airport Makeovers

    NEW YORK—In what may be the largest investment in U.S. airports, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has earmarked nearly $8 billion... Read more

  • New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito asks Mark Peters a question during a public hearing on the mayor’s nomination of Peters to head the Department of Investigations Jan. 30, 2014. City Council approved his nomination at the state meeting Feb. 4. (William Alatriste/NYC Council)

    New Council Sweeps Out Bloomberg Vetoes

    NEW YORK—The City Council overrode six vetoes left over from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tuesday, passing for a second time bills that will require additional... Read more

  • Mark Peters, commissioner of the New York City Investigations Department, testifies before the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections at New York City Hall, on Jan. 29, 2014. (William Alatriste/NYC Council)

    Council Approves Investigations Commissioner Amid Skepticism

    NEW YORK—About a dozen council members decided on the future of the city’s investigations, crime, and corruption department as they voted on the new commissioner... Read more

  • Fans walk near MetLife Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Over 45 Pimps Arrested in Super Bowl Operation

    NEW YORK—More than 45 pimps were arrested and 16 youths were recovered by the FBI and more than 50 law enforcement officials, authorities announced Tuesday... Read more

  • Politician Wants Washington Bridge Renamed for Former Mayor David Dinkins

    Bronx City Council Member Fernando Cabrera wants the Washington Bridge renamed after former New York City Mayor David Dinkins. Legislation to change the bridge name... Read more

  • Three Long Island Sham Charities Shut Down With $500,000 Settlement

    Three charities based in Long Island collected a total $2.2 million in donations with hardly any going to charitable causes, according to an investigation by... Read more

  • NJ Governor Chris Christie Says Patience Needed for Sandy Aid

    In conversation with Superstorm Sandy survivors on Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie promised help—while begging patience. According to WCBS 880, Christie was meeting with... Read more

  • A makeshift memorial is seen, Feb. 3, 2014, outside the building where the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Hoffman Spent $1,000 on Cocaine and Heroin in Final Drug Deal

    Philip Seymour Hoffman spent about $1,000 on a final drug deal before he died, reports the New York Post. The actor bought heroin and cocaine... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 6, 2014. (Mike Groll/AP)

    New York State Funds Additional Housing for Homeless

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced additional capital funding in the 2014–2015 executive budget for homeless housing. The $63 million in total, up from $30 million, will... Read more

  • NYC City Council Overrides Veto on Hit-and-Run Bill

    Last year, former mayor Michael Bloomberg vetoed a bill that would require the New York Police Department to report hit-and-run information quarterly instead of once... Read more

  • Elderly Man Killed by a Backhoe Clearing Snow in Brooklyn

    An elderly man was killed by a backhoe clearing snow in Brooklyn on Feb. 3, officials said. When Stanislav Chernyshov, 73, walked out of his... Read more

  • A pedestrian crosses the street in New York City, Jan. 2, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Heavy Snow Expected for New York City Tuesday Night

    New York City is expected to get another four to eight inches of snow overnight on Tuesday. The National Weather Service predicts that Winter Storm... Read more

  • NYC Mayor to Skip St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Mayor Bill de Blasio will be skipping the St. Patrick’s Day parade during his first year in office. He told reporters on Tuesday, however, that... Read more

  • Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announces five key appointments to his administration, pledging to continue building a progressive, diverse, and effective government, in Lower Manhattan, New York, Dec. 31, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    De Blasio Appoints Strategic Initiatives Chief, Pre-K Top Priority

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio created a new post on Feb. 4 to coordinate the city’s efforts to pay for and implement universal full-day prekindergarten... Read more

  • Jon Stewart, the longtime host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, will be leaving this year, according to reports.
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    Bill de Blasio Talks Snow, Horses, and Pizza on The Daily Show

    Proving his maxim that he is truly a politician for the people, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on The Daily Show Monday... Read more

  • From Lincoln Center and back. (Photos by Marcus Green/Epoch Times)

    New York Fashion Week 2014 Spreads Over the Whole City, Literally

    NEW YORK—The fall 2014 international fashion week kicks off in New York this Thursday. This year’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW) will literally spread through... Read more

  • The interior of Fabio Cucina Italiana. (Courtesy of Fabio Cucina Italiana)

    Fabio Cucina Italiana Opens on Wednesday

    NEW YORK—Fabio Cucina Italiana, a new Italian culinary in Midtown East, will open on Feb. 5. Chef Fabio Hakill’s menu features homemade pasta made from locally... Read more

  • Installation view at The Frick Collection showing Giuseppe Piamontini’s Prince Ferdinando di Cosimo III on Horseback with Ed Ruscha’s “Seventeenth Century” (Michael Bodycomb/ Collection of Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill)

    The Frick’s New Bronzes Show Full of Pleasant Surprises

    NEW YORK—The Frick Collection has tried something different with its presentation of Renaissance and Baroque bronzes from the collection of Blackstone Vice Chairman J. Tomilson... Read more

  • A pedestrian traffic light in New York City, Oct. 18, 2012. The city has been pushing for home rule regarding traffic cameras and speed limits, which are set by the state. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Update: NYC Red Light Cameras Up for Reauthorization

    In addition to New York City’s allotted 20 speed cameras, the city has a number of red light cameras that need reauthorization from the state... Read more

  • A volunteer brings trays of sandwiches into the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., Feb. 3, 2014. (Seth Hirsch)

    Extra Super Bowl Food Goes Back to the Community

    NEW YORK—Even with over 82,000 people at the MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl in New Jersey Sunday, there was leftover food after the game—and... Read more

  • In this photo of Nov. 25, 2015, a lot stands empty in West Hempstead, N.Y., after the township had the home that once stood on it torn down. Homeowner Philip Williams says he went to Fort Lauderdale for the knee replacement in December, 2014. When he returned to the West Hempstead home in August 2015, his home was gone. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Town Demolishes Veteran’s House While He Has Surgery

    WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—When a U.S. Navy veteran traveled from Long Island to Florida for a knee replacement, his house was the last thing on his... Read more

  • Container ships are docked in port as seen from the window of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Port Newark, New Jersey, on Jan. 31, 2014. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    NYC-Area Ports Stare Down Sizeable Challenge of Modernizing

    NEWARK, N.J.—From ultra-thin laptops to drones to smartphones, the shelves of big-box retailers overflow with gadgets to help us communicate and conduct business at greater... Read more

  • The 89th Macy'€™s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan on Nov. 26, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Awes, Despite High Security

    NEW YORK—With over 8,000 performers and 3.5 million spectators, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is more than a New York tradition; it’s the most... Read more

  • Pastor Goes to Check on Nativity Scene, Finds Newborn Baby in Jesus’ Place

    A pastor who went to check on his church’s nativity scene was stunned to find an actual baby instead of a fake one. The newborn... Read more

  • Victoria Barrett, 16, near her high school in Manhattan on Nov. 17, 2015. Barrett is a plaintiff in a climate change lawsuit against the federal government. (Janita Lum/Epoch Times)

    Youth-Led Lawsuit Against Federal Government Alarms Fossil Fuel Industry

    NEW YORK—While other 16-year-olds are stressing about their SATs, Victoria Barrett, a high school junior at the Notre Dame School of Manhattan is worrying about... Read more

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    New York Mobster’s Son Has a Message for ISIS From the Mafia

    The son of a New York mob boss has put out a message to terror group ISIS. Giovanni Gambino, the son of a top man... Read more

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    Black Friday Shopping? Gifts and More Around Manhattan

    ‘Tis the season of gift giving. But be it a grand gesture or a modest token of appreciation, it helps to keep in mind a... Read more

  • In an abandoned subway station in a Lower Manhattan, police stage a drill simulating a terrorist attack  Sunday Nov. 22, 2015, in New York.  Following the Nov. 13 terror attack in Paris and four days before New York's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, emergency responders from the NYPD, Fire Deptartment of New York and Homeland Security participated in the drill. (New York Police Department via AP)

    Emergency Responders Go Through Active Shooter Drill

    NEW YORK—Hundreds of New York emergency responders simulated a coordinated terror attack Sunday, days before one of the city’s biggest public events: the Macy’s Thanksgiving... Read more

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    Man Swinging Samurai Sword at Apple Store in New York Arrested

    A man caught on tape swinging a samurai sword at the flagship Apple store in Manhattan on November 20 was taken into custody.  The situation... Read more

  • Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard leaves the federal courthouse in New York Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.  Within hours of his release, Pollard's attorneys began a court challenge to terms of his parole. He served 30 years for selling intelligence secrets to Israel.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Convicted Spy Pollard Is Released After 30 Years Behind Bars

    NEW YORK— Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel, his case a longtime irritant in relations... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference at the Stuyvesant Town complex, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in New York.  Manhattan's largest apartment complex will be sold for $5.3 billion in a deal that will preserve nearly half its 11,232 units for middle-class families, New York City officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC Mayor: City Won’t Be Intimated by New ISIS Video

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City will not be intimidated by a newly released ISIS group video showing images of Times Square,... Read more

  • Members of the NYPD Strategic Response Group and an NYPD officer stand guard in New York's Times Square on Nov. 18, 2015. Police officials said they've deployed extra units to crowded areas of the city in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    New ISIS Video Includes Footage of New York City’s Times Square

    ISIS released a video on Nov. 18 celebrating the Paris attacks of Nov. 13. The same video contained footage of New York City’s Times Square, prompting... Read more

  • A Manhattan view from the Empire State Building in New York on July 1, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York Has More Hotel Rooms Than Ever, but Industry Suffers

    New York is one of the top global destinations for business and leisure travelers. And the city’s hotel sector has been booming for years. However,... Read more

  • A Member of the NYPD Strategic Response Group and an NYPD officer stand guard in New York's Times Square on Nov. 18, 2015. Police officials said they've deployed extra units to crowded areas of the city in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    NYPD Strengthens Counterterrorism After Paris Attacks

    NEW YORK—The shockwaves of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week have pushed New York City’s police force into high gear. In a series of... Read more

  • McKenzie Roese’s apartment is in flames after the gas pipe in the restaurant below bursted on March 26. (FDNY/Twitter)

    Firefighter Adam Vilagos Rescues Baby Boy From Raging Fire in Queens

    A New York City firefighter is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of a 3-week-old baby boy during a fire in Queens... Read more

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    Two Men Shot at Bed-Stuy Utica Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn

    Two men were shot and injured on a subway station in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports. It incident took place on the... Read more

  • The logo for the W Hotel, owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, is seen in New York's Times Square on July 31, 2013. Marriott International announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, it is buying rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion in a deal that will secure its position as the world's largest hotelier. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Must Starwood Elites Give Up the High Life Under Marriott?

    NEW YORK—Somewhere between their Westin Heavenly Beds and the room’s rainfall shower system, Starwood hotel loyalists were struck Monday morning by a new reality: their... Read more

  • Cotton pickers harvest a crop of cotton at a field in Hami, in China's far west Xinjiang region on Sept. 20, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tracing Cotton to Origin Nearly Impossible, Say Sustainability Experts

    NEW YORK—Cotton is a key input to the apparel industry and producing it accounts for 2.6 percent of global water use. For just one T-shirt... Read more

  • Syrian refugees Hussam Al Roustom and his wife, Suha, in their home in Jersey City, N.J., on Nov. 9, 2015. They fled Homs, Syria, in 2013 with their two young children. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    From Syria to Jersey City, Against All Odds

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.—There was a faint whistling sound; then, a deafening blast. The ground in Homs, Syria, quivered. Hussam Al Roustom saw his friend screeching... Read more

  • New Yorkers Shocked After Homeless Man Reveals He Makes as Much as $200 an Hour

    A New York City panhandler has some unwelcome attention after it was revealed he makes as much as $200 an hour. The man, who typically... Read more

  • Middletown High School band march to Festival Square in Middletown on Nov. 27, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Middletown Lights up for the Holidays

    MIDDLETOWN—The evening was moonlit and unseasonably warm—a perfect reason for thousands of Middletown residents to come out for a parade and lighting of the city’s... Read more

  • The front of the Nov. 23 version of the draft budget for 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Port Jervis Tax Rate Goes from 17.4% to 8.9%

    PORT JERVIS—There is good news and bad news for Port Jervis tax payers since Mayor Kelly Decker turned in his proposed 2016 city budget on... Read more

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    Orange County News Roundup, Nov. 25

    Comptroller Wants Improvements in Mamakating Bookkeeping The state comptroller’s office has found fault with some of the Town of Mamakating’s bookkeeping practices. Interfund advances reported... Read more

  • Lorrane Higgins and her daughter in Middletown on Nov. 19, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Lions Make Santa Calls to Youngsters

    MIDDLETOWN—Youngsters will receive a call from Santa, er, Rollin Lybolt, on Dec. 16, thanks to Frontier Communications. Lybolt and around 10 other Lions Club members... Read more

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    Kids Run for a Turkey in Middletown Turkey Trot

    MIDDLETOWN—On a very clear, very cold Nov. 21 the Middletown high school track was bustling with kids warming up for the first annual Middletown Turkey... Read more

  • Sign at Orange County ARts Council in Sugar Loaf on Nov. 19, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Arts Council Wants Art to be Part of Everyday Life

    SUGAR LOAF—The Orange County Arts Council is working to better the quality of life in Orange County with events ranging from a 5K run to... Read more

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    Breunig Marker Installed at Stewart

    NEW WINDSOR—William Breunig turned 22 the same day Stewart Field was dedicated—Aug. 28, 1942. Three days later he died in a crash when his training... Read more

  • Volunteers prepare holiday food boxes at the Otisville Presbyterian Church in Otisville on Nov. 20, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Giving Back With Food During the Holidays

    There are many reasons the holidays are busy, whether it is the rush to buy presents, prepare big meals, decorate the house, or traveling to... Read more

  • A whimsical tractor in a John Deere merchandise display by Linda Guiton at the Orange County Farm Toy Show in Middletown on Nov. 21, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: OC Farm Toy Show

    WAWAYANDA—Orange County had its second annual farm toy show on Nov. 21 and co-chair of the event, Edith Bush, said there was a sizable turnout of... Read more

  • Jared Demarco, number 22 with the  Port Jervis Raiders, runs with the ball for a first down during the division II Orange County Youth Football League Superbowl in Newburgh on Nov. 21, 2015. (Rob Waligroski)

    Minisink Beats Port Jervis in Youth Football Superbowl

    Minisink beat Port Jervis 28-14 in the Division II Orange County Youth Football League Superbowl on Nov. 21. in Newburgh.      …... Read more

  • Middletown City Hall on Nov. 20, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Municipal News, Nov. 16-17

    Middletown City Council – Nov. 17 Equilibrium Brewery Equilibrium Brewery closed on the purchase of their new building, a former meat-packing plant at 22-28 Henry... Read more

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    Orange County News Roundup, Nov. 18

    Legislature Passes County Budget The county legislature adopted the 2016 Executive Recommended Budget with a bipartisan vote of 17 to 2. The budget submitted by... Read more

  • (L-R) County Executive Steve Neuhaus, Commissioner of Emergency Services Walter Koury, and Wilfredo Garcia, Chief Investigator, Office of the District Attorney, in Goshen on Nov. 16, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    County Inspector Exposes Skimming Device in Town of Newburgh

    GOSHEN—John Hankins, an inspector with the county’s Department of Consumer Affairs and Weights and Measures, discovered a device on a gas pump that steals credit... Read more

  • Participants in street soccer training in Middletown on Nov. 15, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Street Soccer Offers Hope of Changing Young Lives

    MIDDLETOWN—In Argentina, street soccer has taught important life lessons and helped young people avoid violence. An agency in Orange County hopes the sport can work the... Read more

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    Port Authority Working to Bring More Airlines to Stewart

    MIDDLETOWN—Stewart International Airport’s General Manager Ed Harrison says the Port Authority is at Stewart for the long run. Harrison spoke at the November breakfast at... Read more

  • A sign outside the Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp. building in Port Jervis on Nov. 8, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Port Jervis Ambulance Calls for Rescue

    PORT JERVIS—The primary ambulance service for Matamoras, Deerpark, and Port Jervis didn’t want to take this road, but it is asking for help. For years... Read more

  • A mailbox at 155 Franke Road in Huguenot on Oct. 22, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: Creative Mailboxes of Orange County

    Mailboxes are technically federal property but homeowners are responsible for buying them. As long as it is functional, and meets the post office’s criteria, owners have... Read more

  • Holiday tree in Festival Square in Middletown on Nov. 16, 2015. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Downtown Middletown Lights Up for the Holidays

    MIDDLETOWN—Festival Square will come alive on Nov. 27, the Friday after Thanksgiving, with a parade down North Street, holiday street lights ablaze, and a tree... Read more

  • One of the rooms with 60-foot ceilings in Michelson Studio II on Midland Ave Extension in Middletown on Nov. 13, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch)

    Largest Movie Studio in Hudson Valley to Open in Middletown

    MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.—The 20 or so people who gathered for the opening of a new film and sound studio in Middletown on Nov. 13 were dwarfed... Read more

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    Orange County News Roundup, Nov. 11

    House Defunds Rail Transit Funding; Schumer Fights on The House of Representatives removed $140 million in allocations for mass transit programs that would affect the... Read more

  • Retired NYPD Captain Joe Concannon speaks during a pro-police rally and press conference outside Queens Borough Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in New York. Concannon is now the Republican candidate for city councilman from Queens. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    City Council Candidate Joe Concannon: Why Two Opponents Are Better Than One

    Republican candidate for City Councilman Joe Concannon told me in a recent interview that he has always tried to live according to the belief that... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during a campaign stop at Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center on August 18, 2015 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

    NYC Council Speaker Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    NEW YORK—New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham... Read more

  • A New York Mets and soccer fan takes a photo with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, before an interleague baseball game between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    NYC’s First Fan: A Ballgame With Mayor Bill de Blasio

    NEW YORK—He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter... Read more

  • First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray at City Hall in Manhattan on Aug. 11, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray’s Vision on Healing the City

    NEW YORK—When a distressing life event affects you so deeply and personally, you find yourself at a crossroads. You are confronted with a choice of... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference to provide an update of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC Mayor’s Office Screening Sensitive Records

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to run the most transparent administration in city history, has taken steps to have his office review any... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Trump Battles Criticism From Rivals, Former Campaign Aide

    ATLANTA— Donald Trump is showing no signs of curbing his battle with a Fox News television host, the Republican Party establishment and several presidential primary... Read more

  • US Vice President Joe Biden speaks as he introduces US President Barack Obama at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Jan. 9, 2015. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Biden for President? Allies Mulling Clinton Challenge

    WASHINGTON— Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and... Read more

  • FILE - This Aug. 8, 1988 file photo shows Mario Biaggi, second left, as he gestures to the press shortly after he announced his resignation from Congress, at his headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

    Mario Biaggi, Former Congressman From NYC, Dies at 97

    NEW YORK — Mario Biaggi, a former 19-year congressman whose career ended in disgrace after a pair of corruption convictions, has died. He was 97... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen, File)

    NY Senator Wants Airlines to Scrap Carry-On Luggage Proposal

    NEW YORK—Sen. Charles Schumer wants airlines to scrap a proposal to reduce the allowed size of carry-on luggage. He planned a news conference Sunday to... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes a question during a news conference on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. De Blasio is in Albany to make his case for renewing mayoral control of city schools, strengthening the city's rent regulations and changing a tax break for real estate developers to require more affordable housing. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Time Running Out, de Blasio Pushes for Agenda in Albany

    NEW YORK—With time running out on the state legislative session, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio again made a push for his stalled agenda... Read more

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    Mayor, Other Officials Release Public Disclosure Forms

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio has few things in common with his immediate predecessor, Michael Bloomberg—and the size of their financial disclosure forms is one... Read more

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

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

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

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

    Why Do New Yorkers Like Electing Criminals?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The Republican-controlled Senate has approved eight bills intended to ensure women's rights in the workplace and housing. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY Senate OKs Women’s Rights Bills; Schools Provoke Debate

    ALBANY, N.Y.—While hundreds of public education supporters jammed Capitol stairwells Monday calling for more state support, New York’s Republican-controlled Senate approved eight bills intended to... Read more

  • Bronx Council member Vanessa Gibson at a press conference supporting NYPD in City Hall, N.Y. on Dec. 23, 2014. (William Alatriste/NYC Council)

    After Tragedies City Council Members Squirm Over Police Reform Bills

    NEW YORK—Several city council members, including staunch supporters of police reform, advocated caution and consideration in reviewing police reform bills currently pending in the system... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Newark Renaissance House in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 16, 2014. NJ lawmakers are mounting a campaign to override Christie’s veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Senate Sets Date on Port Authority Veto Override

    TRENTON, N.J.—Hoping to defy Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, lawmakers are mounting... Read more

  • A Starbucks logo is pictured next to a McDnald's restaurant on July 28, 2014 in Shanghai. (Johannes Elsele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Starbucks Starting Delivery on Empire State Building

    NEW YORK—Starbucks will start offering delivery within the Empire State Building Tuesday, giving office workers in the skyscraper the option of paying a $2 fee... Read more

  • (L–R) Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Gary Wilmes, and Troy Vazquez on a nearly bare set that captures the emptiness of their characters’ souls. (Gerry Goodstein)

    Theater Review: ‘Isolde’

    NEW YORK—Things that are supposedly “perfect” on the surface, be it apples, diamonds, or people’s lives, often fall apart under scrutiny and pressure. This point... Read more

  • A woman looks at the menu in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    New York City to Require Salt Warnings on Restaurant Menus

    NEW YORK—Salty fare from sandwiches to salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind warning label at chain restaurants in New York City. The city Board... Read more

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    5 Celebrity Makeup Artists’ Tips and Picks

    Makeup artists are the behind-the-scenes talents that are behind the fabulous looks of film stars, rock stars, models, and athletes.  Whether it’s for a magazine cover,... Read more

  • Jiguang Zhang fires up his wok during the Northeastern Cuisine portion of the New Tang Dynasty Television's 7th Annual International Chinese Culinary Competition. The competition is part of the Taste Asia Food Fest held at Times Square in New York City on June 26 and 27, 2015. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Chefs Compete for Gold in Times Square Culinary Competition

    NEW YORK—When it comes to Chinese cuisine, most of us in the Western world are only familiar with Cantonese and Sichuan food—dishes from the south... Read more

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