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  • Last year's Food Book Fair. (Liz Clayman)

    Sating an Appetite for Books

    Foodies with an appetite for books will be spoiled for choice at the third annual Food Book Fair, to be held at the Wythe Hotel... Read more

  • Hester Street Fair will open the weekend of April 26–27. (Courtesy of Hester Street Fair)

    Time to Graze, Outdoors

    Spring food destinations are popping up, and now that you’ve done good on your New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to eat, eat, eat. Smorgasburg Smorgasburg... Read more

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    Kelly Gordon of New Jersey Dies in Manhattan After Getting Hit by Two Cabs on UES

    Kelly Gordon of New Jersey died on Thursday night after getting hit by two cabs on the Upper East Side. Gordon, 22, of Brielle, New... Read more

  • The renovation at Dylan Prime pays homage to its origins. Rustic and industrial, it features reclaimed elements from the Dietz lantern manufacturing company. (Courtesy of Dylan Prime)

    Rustic and Industrial, Dylan Prime Offers Eclectic Finds

    Tucked away on a quiet street in Tribeca, Dylan Prime recently reopened in the same building that was once home to the Dietz lantern manufacturing... Read more

  • Chef and owner AJ Black, in front of El Tesoro. (Dan Bracaglia)

    Il Tesoro: Chef AJ Black Masters the Art of Food

    Il Tesoro is just that: a treasure, and worth seeking out. Chef and owner AJ Black serves Italian cuisine on the Upper East Side that’s... Read more

  • Steve Hindy, president of Brooklyn Brewery, at the brewery on Aug 20, 2013.(Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Steve Hindy Talks on the Craft Beer Revolution

    Brooklyn Brewery president and co-founder Steve Hindy will be speaking at the New York Public Library on April 25, 7 p.m., to discuss how microbrewery pioneers... Read more

  • Skimming Device Found on NYC MetroCard Machine

    NEW YORK— Transit authorities are putting New York City subway riders on the alert after a skimming device was found at a MetroCard vending machine... Read more

  • NJ Woman Killed Crossing NYC Street

    NEW YORK— The NYPD is investigating an accident in which a New Jersey woman was killed after being struck by two separate taxi cabs in... Read more

  • Daruma-ya soba master Shuichi Kotani.(Reggie Shiobara)

    With Daruma-ya, Comes a Soba Master at New Tribeca Izakaya

    New to the Tribeca landscape is Daruma-ya, a Japanese izakaya and soba house, located just above sushi bar Sushi Azabu. Soba is taken seriously here—soba... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers a speech on the future of New York City at Cooper Union in Manhattan on April 10, 2014. (Seth Wenig/AP)

    De Blasio’s First 100 Days as New York Mayor

    NEW YORK—Mayor de Bill de Blasio has endured 100 days in what many call the second toughest job in the country. He has forborne political... Read more

  • TESSA's roasted monkfish loin, with lentils, quinoa, and pancetta pilaf, and mustard agrodulce. (Courtesy of TESSA)

    TESSA Opens: Marrying the Flavors of Southern France and Italy

    TESSA, with executive chef Cédric Tovar at the helm, is settling into the Upper West Side, with Mediterranean influences setting the tone.  The modern tavern’s... Read more

  • The booth of Winter Works on Paper, at the AIPAD photography show April 9, 2014, New York. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: The AIPAD Photography Show

    NEW YORK—The city’s most important photography show is back at the Park Avenue Armory. With more than 80 dealers, each displaying frame after frame of... Read more

  • ECOncrete CEO Shimrit Perkol-Finkel talks about the ECOncrete tide pools at Brooklyn Bridge Park, April 2, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Marine Life Bolstered by Israeli Technology

    NEW YORK—An Israeli company specialized in ecologically friendly solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure is making its mark on New York City. Tel Aviv-based ECOncrete... Read more

  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. in this file photo. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    NY Senator Pushes for Ceiling on Student Loan Interest Rate

    NEW YORK—Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has continued to push for the Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act, a bill she introduced last May that would allow college... Read more

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    Video: Jonathan Fleming Released After 1989 Brooklyn Murder Conviction Overturned

    After serving 24 years of a 25-to-life sentence, Jonathan Fleming has been released as his 1989 wrongful conviction in a Brooklyn murder case was overturned... Read more

  • DA: Child Porn Found on Laptop Left for Repair

    NEW YORK— A New York City man is under arrest after prosecutors say child pornography images were found on the laptop computer he had dropped... Read more

  • France Selling Park Avenue Apartment, Asking $48M

    PARIS— France’s indebted government is selling the Park Avenue residence of its U.N. ambassador, located in one New York’s most prestigious apartment buildings, for an... Read more

  • 25-mph Speed Limit Signs Going Up on Atlantic Ave

    NEW YORK— An 8-mile stretch in Brooklyn and Queens will get new 25 mph speed limit signs as part of a campaign to reduce pedestrian... Read more

  • Magda Perez shows pictures of Sandy damage at her meat shop on Mermaid Avenue, Coney Island, Oct. 17, 2013. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    New Sandy Money Fails to Reach Small Businesses

    NEW YORK—Only a handful out of hundreds of small businesses hit by Superstorm Sandy received money from the second wave of recovery loans and grants,... Read more

  • Billy Joel Surprises NY School With Visit

    GLEN COVE, N.Y.— Billy Joel surprised students of a Long Island elementary school by showing up at their spring concert. The principal of Glen Cove’s... Read more

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    How These People Are Trying to End World Hunger. It Just Might Work.

    NEW YORK—William Gomez, 16, stood awkwardly in the entrance of the Long Island Bagel Cafe. There were more bags of excess bagels than he had... Read more

  • Dr. Samadi (c) and Peter Latos’s sons, Dennis Latos (l) and Stravos Latos (r), hold check presented from the Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation. (Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation)

    Peter Latos Lives on Through Prostate Cancer Prevention Foundation

    The story of Peter Latos should have had a happy ending. Born in the Bronx in 1965 and raised in the heavily Greek-American community of... Read more

  • Pedestrians pass in front of a Whole Foods Market store in Union Square, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    NYC: Whole Foods Mislabels Prepackaged Items, Overcharges

    NEW YORK — Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York City’s... Read more

  • Uber drivers and their supporters protest in front of the offices of the Taxi and Limousine Commission in New York, Thursday, May 28, 2015.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Taxi Commission OKs New Rules for App-Based Car Services

    NEW YORK—New York City’s taxi regulatory agency on Monday approved new rules governing how Uber and other app-based car services operate within the five boroughs... Read more

  • Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York.

    Brian Williams’ Rehabilitation Efforts Begin Friday

    NEW YORK—Brian Williams said the months since his suspension from NBC News had been like torture, and a come-clean interview with colleague Matt Lauer on... Read more

  • East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt carries the ball during the NCHSAA 2AA State Championship high school football game held in Winston-Salem, N.C. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Lauren Carroll)

    New York School Drops Orientals Nickname for Sports Teams

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—A New York high school whose sports teams have been called the Orientals for more than a century is ditching the nickname. The Democrat... Read more

  • Jamie Purzak, 29, in the common area of the apartment building where she lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 13, 2015. Purzak has survived a rare kind of cancer for nine and a half years against all odds. The next few months may be her last. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    How This Girl Survived Advanced Cancer for Almost a Decade

    NEW YORK—A cancer materialized and lurked in the bone marrow of Jamie Purzak’s ribs. She was 16 when she first felt the deep, gnawing pain... Read more

  • Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council, congratulates Winnie Wang on the award. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Language Epoch Times Wins Ippies Award for Design

    The Chinese-language edition of Epoch Times in New York City won the top design award for its print publication on June 11, at an event... Read more

  • Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, is followed by reporters after leaving Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office at the Capitol on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Lawmakers remain far apart on a deal to renew the rent regulations covering 2 million New York City residents after the long-standing tenant protections expired at midnight Monday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Residents Express Outrage After Rent Regulations Expire

    NEW YORK—Lynda Williams woke up Tuesday in her Brooklyn apartment of 34 years wondering about her future there, after the state’s decades-old rent regulations expired... Read more

  • The Empire State building and the skyline of Manhattan. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NYC Rent Regulations to Lapse If Lawmakers Don’t Act

    ALBANY, N.Y. — State lawmakers on Monday were considering a short-term extension of rent regulations covering more than 2 million tenants in and around New... Read more

  • Demonstrators rally for a $15 minimum wage before a meeting of the wage board in New York. (Seth Wenig)

    Fast-Food Workers Demand Wage Increase to $15 Hourly

    NEW YORK—Fast-food workers rallied at a church and testified before Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wage board on Monday, demanding a pay increase to $15 an hour... Read more

  • FORT LEE, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Traffic moves over the Hudson River and across the George Washington Bridge between New York City (R), and Fort Lee, New Jersey on December 17, 2013. New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie has had to fend off allegations in a scandal involving the bridge. In September, two of Christie's top appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ordered the lanes on the bridge shut to traffic, causing days of gridlock in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Some Democrats have said that the move was political revenge against the town's mayor, Democrat Mark Sokolich, for not endorsing Christie for reelection. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    A Fence May Stop Some Bridge Suicides, but Building It Is Controversial

    NEW YORK—Over 100 million vehicles cross the George Washington Bridge each year. It’s the busiest automobile bridge in the world. Honking cars, buses, and trucks brake... Read more

  • The accessories room is decorated with reproduction chandeliers at Apple's new store on New York's Upper East Side, Thursday, June 11, 2015.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    In With the Old: Apple Restores Former Bank for New Store

    NEW YORK—To create the newest Apple store to sell iPhones, smartwatches, and other modern gadgetry, Apple took a look back at the 1920s. The new... Read more

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    NY Court: Medical Examiners Don’t Have to Return All Organs

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Medical examiners don’t have to return to families all organs from autopsied bodies or even tell them parts are missing, the state’s... Read more

  • A Bistro French Onion Soup Bread Bowl is seen at a Panera bread restaurant, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC Health Department Proposes High-Sodium Warning on Menus

    NEW YORK — New York City’s Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt. The department voted... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 17, 2011, file photo, a bus drives past the the entrance to Rikers Island in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    After Critical Probe, City Drops Jail Health Care Contractor

    NEW YORK—New York City on Wednesday dropped the private company that delivers health care in its jails after a year of scrutiny over high-profile deaths... Read more

  • Muslim protesters march past an NYPD officer at a large anti-war rally in Union Square in New York City on April 9, 2011.(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    NYPD Working to Increase Ranks of Muslims in Department

    NEW YORK—The New York Police Department is working to recruit more Muslims, and is asking for help within the community to better refine outreach aimed... Read more

  • In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2015, Long Island Rail Road President Patrick Nowakowski speaks at a news conference at the opening of a renovated Belmont Park train station. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Despite Changes, Officials Predict Long Wait to Exit Belmont

    NEW YORK—With an expected crowd that could fill two Yankee Stadiums, officials were warning Thursday that it could take up to two hours to leave... Read more

  • This June 3, 2015 photograph shows the garden at The Frick Collection in New York.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York City Museum Abandons Expansion Plan Amid Opposition

    NEW YORK — The Frick Collection on Thursday abandoned plans for an expansion that would have replaced the museum’s beloved viewing garden and reception pavilion... Read more

  • Aimee Horowitz, second from left, and and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, far right, visit a 12th grade English class at Boys and Girls High School, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Schools to Get Audible Alarms After Boy’s Escape, Death

    NEW YORK—New York City is installing 21,000 audible door alarms at public schools to prevent another tragedy like the disappearance and death of an autistic... Read more

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    Stewart Airport: a Diamond That Needs Polishing

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y.—New York City has three big airports—John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and New Jersey’s Newark International. Stewart Airfield here in Orange County wants to... Read more

  • Main Street in Goshen, N.Y. on July 1, 2015 (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Committees Busy Working on ‘Goshen 2020′

    Goshen Mayor Kyle Roddey is busy meeting with the committees that are carrying out the village’s “Goshen 2020″ vision statement. The statement lays down a... Read more

  • 34 Mill St. in Middletown, N.Y. on June 30, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Middletown to Get More Affordable Housing

    Middletown, N.Y.—The dark cavities that are the windows of the old hat factory on the corner of Mill St. and Harding St. in Middletown will... Read more

  • The poster for the event "Journey Through Middle Land", which included a screening of the film "Human Harvest" at the Mamakating Community Center in Mamakating, N.Y. on June 28, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times.

    How Organ Harvesting in China Touched Orange County

    MAMAKATING, N.Y.—When Gloria Taylor from Wurtsboro left the Mamakating Community Center on Sunday, she described her feeling as “depressed.” She had just watched a documentary about... Read more

  • Bikers before the start of the ride at Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, N.Y. on June 28, 2015 (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Cyclists’ Ride Supports Local Farmers

    PORT JERVIS, New York—It was the cross section between biking, local food, and appreciation of open space that led Tyler Wren, a former professional cyclist,... Read more

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    County Summer Youth Intern Program

    The Orange County Youth Bureau kicked off its 2015 Summer Youth Internship Program on June 25. The programs offer an opportunity for Orange County youth... Read more

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    Office for New Americans Paves the Way to Citizenship

    If you were asked, “What is the ‘rule of law’?” you might respond with a blank stare. This is a question that might be asked... Read more

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    The Secret Gardens of Middletown, N.Y.

    On a slightly overcast June 26, Middletown homeowners who love their gardens opened them to the public. Visitors also enjoyed the gardens at the SUNY... Read more

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    Here They Come in From the Wild Blue Yonder

    Officials gathered at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, N.Y. on June 18 to announce the New York Airshow on August 29 and 30. Orange... Read more

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    Father’s Day at the Races

    Kids of all ages came to the historic harness track in Goshen, N.Y. to enjoy an afternoon of horse racing on Father’s Day, June 21... Read more

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    Handbell Ringers and Young Singers Perform in Middletown

    MIDDLETOWN, New York–Belles of the Hudson Valley presented their annual handbell concert on June 20 at the United Presbyterian Church in Middletown, N.Y.  Joining them... Read more

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    Creamery Shows OC Dairy Farms a Sustainable Future

    GOSHEN, New York—Dairy farms have been declining in Orange County, but Goshen’s 5 Spoke Creamery is staging a comeback. Owner and CEO Alan Glustoff is... Read more

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    Port Jervis Celebrates Stephen Crane

    PORT JERVIS, New York—Orange Park was alive with history on June 20 to honor the one-time Port Jervis resident who wrote about a common soldier... Read more

  • Cheryl Blaese feeds her chickens Cherios in their pen on June 23, 2015 in Cuddebackville, New York. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    How Raising Chickens Led to Solace, Health, and a Living

    CUDDEBACKVILLE, New York—Cheryl Blaese had lost her job as an administrative assistant when Tractor Supply Co. in Chester, New York ran out of ducklings. She... Read more

  • The Orange County Government Center in Goshen New York on Sept. 3, 2005 ( Daniel Case/Wikipedia)

    Stay Sought on Demolition of OC Government Center

    A state judge cleared the way for demolition of part of the Government Center in Goshen on Monday, but opponents are still holding out hope... Read more

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    Veteran’s Discount Card Gets a New Look and More

    To show their gratitude to military personnel living in Orange County and their families, the county has re-launched the Orange County Military Discount Card. Orange... Read more

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    New Brewery Ready to Open in Downtown Middletown

    Kenan and Kenneth Porter are confident the Heritage Trail will be well-traveled by thirsty tourists on the stretch that goes through Middletown. On Cottage Street... Read more

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    Cruelty to Animals Not Tolerated in Orange County: Rocky’s Law Signed Into Law

    This past winter in Newburgh an American Staffordshire terrier named Rocky was left out in freezing weather for five weeks while its owner was on... Read more

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    Port Jervis Wants People to Be Part of the Solution

    Last month this reporter was sitting in the Secaucus Rail Station with two others when two men walking by the waiting room knocked on the... Read more

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    No-Kill Middletown Shelter Can’t Correct Human Behavior

    MIDDLETOWN, New York—Animals communicate in their own ways, but if they could talk to us in our language, they would no doubt tell us about... 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

  • In this May 2015 file photo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, walks to a news conference on rent regulations at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Dream Act, Wage Increase Languish as NY Session Winds Down

    ALBANY, N.Y.—As New York state lawmakers enter the final weeks of their session, prospects have dimmed for several formerly high-profile proposals such as a ban... Read more

  • Surrounded by community members and staff, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, center, speaks during a news conference in the Bronx in New York, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NYC Mayor Picks Karen Hinton as His New Press Secretary

    NEW YORK—€”€”After a three-month search, Mayor Bill de Blasio has hired a new press secretary—€”and she has ties to his frequent political rival, Gov. Andrew... Read more

  • A Maryland state trooper stands guard near a CVS pharmacy that was destroyed in Baltimore during rioting, on April 28, 2015. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    US To Decide Soon On Whether To Investigate Baltimore Police

    WASHINGTON— Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she’ll decide soon whether the Justice Department will undertake a civil rights investigation into the Baltimore police department. Lynch... Read more

  • People walk in the Senate lobby at the Capitol, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New York Senate Leader Surrenders to Face Corruption Charges

    NEW YORK—The leader of the New York Senate has surrendered to face charges including extortion and soliciting bribes amid a federal investigation into the awarding... Read more

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

    Trade Deal Poses Dilemma for Clinton in Democratic Primary

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

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

    NY Senate leader Vows to Cooperate with Prosecutors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ready to Run, Clinton to Announce 2016 Bid on Sunday

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

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

    NYC Council Speaker Takes First Steps onto Bigger Stages

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

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

    NY Budget Talks Wear on Over Minimum Wage, School Funding

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

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

    US Pullout From Afghanistan Hinged To Developing Forces

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

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

    Clinton Ignores Email Controversy in Speech at Women’s Event

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

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

    US Accuses China of Expanding Its Outposts in South China Sea

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Chef Pitipong Bowornneeranart cooks Prawn-Caramelized Eggnet at the 2015 Taste Asia Food Festival on Times Square in New York on June 26, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Taste Asia Chefs Celebrate the Traditional Beauty and Modern Creativity of Asian Cuisine

    NEW YORK—”Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.” These oft-cited words from the 19th century French gourmet epicure Jean Anthelme... Read more

  • People walk through the food vendor booths at the 2015 Taste Asia Food Festival on Times Square in New York on June 26, 2015. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    New York Foodies Crown the City’s Best Asian Restaurants at Taste Asia Food Fest

    NEW YORK—Asian cuisine is finally getting its moment in the spotlight. From kimchi to sriracha sauce, famous chefs are incorporating Asian flavors and ingredients into... Read more

  • Sophia Lee at her Miss KOREA restaurant in Koreatown, Manhattan, on June 23, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Koreatown’s Miss Korea BBQ Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

    When Sophia Lee opened her first restaurant in New Jersey in 2002, she had no prior experience running a food business. Neither did she have... Read more

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    New York Foodies Welcome New Pan-Asian Event

    NEW YORK—Times Square is not typically known as a culinary center, but once a year its flashy, billboard-lined streets are transformed into imperial kitchens styled after China’s most glorious historical period,... Read more

  • Law enforcement officers walk along Route 3 on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Saranac, N.Y.  Hundreds of law enforcement personnel have begun an eighth day searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt, two killers who used power tools to cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in northern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    As Search for 2 Killers Drags On, Rural NY Residents on Edge

    DANNEMORA, N.Y.— Residents in rural New York, unaccustomed to locking their doors, day or night, were on edge as the massive manhunt for two killers... Read more

  • DES PLAINES, IL - OCTOBER 24: In this photo illustration, customers order food from a McDonald's restaurant on October 24, 2013 in Des Plaines, Illinois. McDonald's has announced it will make changes to its low-priced Dollar Menu, which includes items like coffee, small fries, hamburgers and apple pies. The new menu, dubbed the Dollar Menu and More, will offer some higher priced options such as the grilled Onion Cheddar Burger and a McChicken sandwich. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Officials Want High-Sodium Warning on Menus

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  • This Tuesday, May 26, 2015 photo shows Olive Garden's new chicken parmigiana, foreground, and meatball breadstick sandwiches, in New York. The sandwiches don't arrive until June 1, but Olive Garden already has a follow-up act planned with "breadstick crostini" in August. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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    Nutrition Trends 2015

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

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  • Tenor, Theo Lebow poses for a photo at Damrosch Park next to the Metropolitan Opera Hours in Lincoln Center, New York on May 12, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

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  • Rosie’s Theater Kids perform their annual Passing It On Spring Gala on April 28, 2014. (Rosalie O’Connor/RTKids)

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

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  • Ivan Chermayeff, founding partner of the Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv brand design firm, talks about his life and work at the firm’s office space in Manhattan on April 2, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/EpochTimes)

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  • Six-time Tony Award winning Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane talks about his work in his office of Stewart F. Lane Productions, Inc. and Stellar Productions International, Inc. in Midtown, New York City on March 10, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, at her Futuro Media Group office in Harlem, Manhattan, on Feb. 24, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia describes how he designs his jewelry using the Golden Ratio in his atelier in Midtown Manhattan on Jan. 30. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Andrew Yang, CEO of Venture for America, outside his office in Manhattan on Nov. 24. Venture for America is a fellowship program for recent college graduates to learn how to excel in startup companies and then progress as successful entrepreneurs. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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

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

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  • The entrance at Sachi. (Courtesy of Sachi)

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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)

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    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

  • Chef Pitipong Bowornneeranart cooks Prawn-Caramelized Eggnet at the 2015 Taste Asia Food Festival on Times Square in New York on June 26, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Diana Balmori, landscape architect and founder of Balmori Associates talks about her work at her firm in Soho, New York City on June 10, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • (L–R) Storyteller (Jordan Lage) relates a brush he had with the supernatural years earlier to a companion (Jason Ritter) while a card player (Jim Frangione) eavesdrops, disturbing his game with the dealer (Nate Dendy). (Ahron Foster)

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  • Jaydden Garcia (C), 8, cheers as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

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  • Matthew Fiorillo, owner of the Ballard-Durand funeral home in White Plains, N.Y., plays with his dog Lulu on the funeral home's lawn on Thursday, June 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

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  • Miyako Watanabe performs a traditional tea ceremony at the Gramercy Park Hotel on the Terrace Garden in Manhattan on June 4, 2015. The tradition has been in her family since 1717. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • (L–R) Danette Holden, Jeremy Benton, Robert Creighton as the legendary James Cagney, Ellen Zolezzi and Josh Walden tapping up a storm in a musical that pays as much homage to tap as to the title’s namesake. (Carol Rosegg)

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  • Jacob Collins, artist and founder of the Grand Central Atelier in his home studio on the Upper East Side of New York City on May 19, 2015. (Benjmain Chasteen/Epoch TImes)

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  • Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (Noma Dumezweni) reaches out to convicted killer Eugene de Kock (Matthew-Marsh) in an American premiere of “A Human Being Died That Night.” (Richard-Termine)

    Theater Review: ‘A Human Being Died That Night’

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  • This photo provided by courtesy of the National Park Service/Wallace Keck shows a striped skunk in the City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho. (Wallace Keck/National Park Service via AP)

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  • This 2015 photo provided by The New York Botanical Garden shows large-scale photographs of artist Frida Kahlo and the Casa Azul's garden in Mexico City on display at the "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, N.Y. (Robert Benson/The New York Botanical Garden via AP)

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  • Poet Roland Leighton (Kit Harington) and writer Vera Brittain (Alicia Vikander) are caught in the horrors of WWI in “Testament of Youth,” recommended for literate audiences. (Lionsgate Films)

    Film Review: ‘Testament of Youth’

    Fortunately for Vera Brittain, Hitler also had it in for pacifists. News that she was in the National Socialist’s infamous “Black Book” of prominent citizens... Read more


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