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  • NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Nov. 7, 2013. (Ananda West/Epoch Times)

    Immigrants Comprise Significant Share of NYC Economy

    NEW YORK—The economic power of immigrants in the largest city in the United States is unquestionable. A report released on Nov. 7 by State Comptroller... Read more

  • A woman walks by a New York City police officer in Times Square in New York City, August 12, 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    City Wants Stop-and-Frisk Order Vacated

    NEW YORK—The city administration wants a federal judge’s decision in a stop-and-frisk case thrown out. The New York City Law Department said on Thursday that... Read more

  • La Cenita, a new Mexican-inspired restaurant in the Meatpacking District. (Courtesy of La Cenita)

    La Cenita Offered Mexican-Inspired Fare in Meatpacking District

    La Cenita, or “the little dinner,” which opened in the Meatpacking District earlier this fall, features a Mexican-inspired menu by Akhtar Nawab, former executive chef... Read more

  • Isaac Theil Lends Shoulder as Pillow to Garvey Dutes on NYC Subway; Photo Goes Viral

    Isaac Theil is being lauded for letting a man now identified as Garvey Dutes use his shoulder as a pillow on the subway in New... Read more

  • New Jersey Transit Train Hits Police Car, Service Suspended

    An NJ Transit train hit a police car on Thursday, causing delays and service disruptions on the Raritan Valley Line, according to reports. reported... Read more

  • Bubby's, the popular Tribeca diner, recently opened an offshoot near a High Line entrance. (Bubby's/Facebook)

    Bubby’s Opens Near Highline

    Bubby’s, the popular Tribeca diner, recently opened an offshoot near a High Line entrance.  Similar to the original, it serves comfort food around the clock... Read more

  • Ralph Carlo, co-owner of Tracey Energy Services, starts his day at his wife's family-owned business, with his dog Grace, in New Haven, Conn., Oct. 7, 2013. Family-owned dealers like the third-generation Tracey are now facing a flight by customers to cheaper natural gas, helped in Connecticut by state policy encouraging massive build-up of natural gas pipelines. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Family-Run Oil Companies Threatened by Natural Gas Boom

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)—The black-and-white photo on the wall of Jennifer Tracey-Carlo’s heating oil company shows her father and grandfather standing beside a small fleet... Read more

  • Teenage Driver Lawyer Seeks Pothole Records in Deadly NYC crash

    NEW YORK (AP)—The attorney for a teenage driver accused of mowing down a 4-year-old girl while fleeing police is seeking pothole repair records for the... Read more

  • Samuel Jackson scoots during his first try to break the 20-meter butt-scoot record on Times Square, New York, Nov. 6, 2013. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Passerby Breaks a Guinness World Record on Times Square

    NEW YORK—When Samuel Jackson woke up this morning, he didn’t know he would break a world record. But by the early afternoon, Jackson became the... Read more

  • Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio (L) speaks with Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall in Lower Manhattan, New York, Nov. 6, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Bill de Blasio Prepares to Take Reins From Michael Bloomberg

    NEW YORK—As a two-term City Council member and the current public advocate, Bill de Blasio has sauntered up the steps of City Hall many times... Read more

  • An entrance to the ballroom at Gracie Mansion in New York on Oct. 7, 2013. (Seth Wenig/AP)

    De Blasio Still Not Committed on Gracie Mansion Move

    NEW YORK—It has been 12 years since Gracie Mansion on the Upper East Side has had a resident, with current Mayor Michael Bloomberg choosing to... Read more

  • New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Oct. 16, 2013. Kelly was shouted down by protesters at Brown University in Providence, R.I., on Oct. 29. (Christian Watjen/Epoch Times)

    Brown U. President Looking Into Ray Kelly Protest

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)—Brown University is looking into a rowdy protest that shut down an on-campus speech by New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. The... Read more

  • People gamble at the Monticello Casino & Raceway in Monticello, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2013. (Seth Wenig/AP)

    After Decades, Catskills Casinos Closer to Reality

    MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP)—After decades of waiting, Catskills residents who believe casinos can revive long-gone tourist traffic think they may finally hit the jackpot. “It will... Read more

  • Surveillance Footage uploaded on YouTube showing Huang Ming Guang, 28, attacking his wife Jin Yia You with a meat cleaver outside her Chinatown workplace, New York, Feb. 24, 2013. Huang is next scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 14.(Screenshot/YouTube)

    Man Who Attacked Wife in Chinatown ‘Psychotic’

    NEW YORK—A man charged with attempting to murder his wife with a meat cleaver outside her Chinatown workplace has been found mentally unfit and will... Read more

  • Chef Charlie Trotter poses for a photo at his restaurant in Chicago in 2011. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Rich Hein)

    Remembering Charlie Trotter

    CHICAGO—With a culinary style he likened to improvisational jazz, Charlie Trotter changed the way Americans view fine dining, pushing himself, his staff, his food, and... Read more

  • A drink served at Henry, a new bar located off the lobby of Hudson New York. (Courtesy of Henry)

    New Bar: Henry, at Hudson

    U.K. award-winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana is behind the cocktail program at Henry, a new bar located off the lobby of the Hudson New York hotel... Read more

  • Bill De Blasio, mayor-elect of New York City, details his transition plans at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies in New York City on Nov. 6, 2013. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Bill de Blasio Rolls Out Transition Team

    NEW YORK—On the morning after his historic landslide victory, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio wasted no time preparing to take office. De Blasio rolled out his... Read more

  • Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio (L) speaks with Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall in Lower Manhattan on Nov. 6, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Mayor-Elect de Blasio Talks Transition With Mayor Bloomberg

    NEW YORK—On the morning after his landslide victory, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio wasted no time in getting to work.  De Blasio met with current Mayor... Read more

  • Tibetan activists unfold a giant banner during a demonstration on a building of the United Nations offices in Geneva, Oct. 22, 2013. China underwent a widely anticipated United Nations review of its human rights record. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

    Activists Want to Keep China Off UN Human Rights Council

    NEW YORK—China is not fit to be a U.N. steward of human rights, say activists. A seasoned U.N. human rights campaigner says the activists might... Read more

  • Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie jokes with the media, as first lady Mary Pat Christie laughs, after they voted in Mendham Township, N.J., Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Christie Easily Re-elected NJ Governor

    (AP)—Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie cruised to re-election Tuesday night—and appeared headed for a large margin of victory—amid talk of a 2016 presidential run... Read more

  • Future teacher Glenn Peters at a prekindergarten teacher training at the Brooklyn College, Aug. 19, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Can You Become New York City Teacher in 3 Months?

    NEW YORK—Glenn Peters is an actor. But after 20 years in theater and nearing his 40th birthday, his agents stopped calling.  He went months without... Read more

  • Councilmember Andy King (L) and chairwoman of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Shola Olatoye (R) tour a residential building at the Boston Secor Houses in northeast Bronx, New York on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Additional funding from the city council was recently given to North Bronx public housing projects to install security cameras and do repairs. (William Alatriste, New York City Council)

    North Bronx Public Housing Gets More Funding for Security Cameras and Renovations

    A total of $1.5 million was secured to do repairs and install security cameras at public housing projects in the North Bronx, Councilmember Andy King announced at... Read more

  • Protesters hold a rally in solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri protesting the death of Michael Brown and the excessive use of force by police on August 18, 2014 in New York City. A few dozen protesters marched to City Hall, held up signs and chanted rally cries including, 'Hands up, don't shoot!' (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Death of Eric Garner in NY Police Chokehold Heading to Grand Jury

    NEW YORK—A New York prosecutor said Tuesday he would ask a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a black man placed in... Read more

  • GoDaddy is the world’s largest domain registrar.(Courtesy: GoDaddy)

    Rush Underway for .NYC Web Domains

    NEW YORK—Thousands of New York City residents have preregistered for .nyc domain names, just more than two weeks after the application period opened. Preregistration runs... Read more

  • Common Cause Challenges New York Redistricting Plan

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A government watchdog group is challenging the wording of a ballot question on redistricting, saying the referendum on this fall’s ballot is deceptive. Common... Read more

  • A survivor of a 4-alarm fire in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan, New York, Aug. 18, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    One Dead in 4-Alarm Manhattan Fire

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

  • Broken windows on a building after 4-alarm fire in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan, New York, Aug. 18, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    1 Dead In Manhattan Blaze; 12 With Minor Injuries

    NEW YORK— One person died and 12 people including 10 firefighters suffered minor injuries in a blaze that ravaged an apartment building in northern Manhattan... Read more

  • Ataui Deng Hopkins: Sudanese Model

    Ataui Deng Hopkins: Sudanese Model Goes Missing in NYC; Not Seen for 10 Days

    Ataui Deng Hopkins, a Sudanese supermodel who is based in New York City, apparently went missing and the NYPD said she’s been gone for nearly... Read more

  • People rush through the New York City subway system at rush hour on August 14, 2013 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    New York City Reports Subway Fare-Beating Arrests Soaring

    NEW YORK—A news report finds arrests for a familiar, small-time New York City crime — subway fare-beating — have shot up by nearly 70 percent... Read more

  • In this Aug. 5, 2014 photo, Jean Green Dorsey walks outside the building on New York City’s Upper West Side where she has lived since 1972. Dorsey has a rent stabilized unit in a building that also houses market rate residents. As a rent stabilized tenant, Dorsey is not allowed to use the new gym that market rate residents use for free, even if she paid for the privilege. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Apartment ‘Poor Doors’ Divide the Haves From Have-Nots

    NEW YORK—One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer... Read more

  • In this Oct. 24, 2013 file photo, people line up to speak at a Common Core learning reforms forum at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, in Albany, N.Y., on Oct. 24, 2013. Recent data shows many schools continue to struggle with the new tests, which were aligned to the Common Core standards for the second year. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    New York Education Reform Struggles to Take Root, Test Scores Show

    While officials throughout the state were quick to take credit for slight increases in this year’s standardized school test scores, data shows many schools continue to struggle with the... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and Public Advocate Tish James (L) in the Indian Day Parade in Midtown Manhattan, New York, on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Mayor Bill de Blasio cemented his image as a mediator and a bridge between disparate communities on Sunday, by attending both Indian and Pakistani Independence celebrations. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Mayor De Blasio Extends Hand to Indian, Pakistani Communities on Anniversary of Liberation

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio cemented his image as a mediator and a bridge between disparate communities on Sunday, by attending both Indian and Pakistani... Read more

  • People relax and recreate on a hot Summer day, in Central Park, New York City, on July 3, 2014. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    A Rare Complaint of Over-Maintenance in NYC Parks

    Trees that need pruning are not being pruned, and trees that do not need it are being over-trimmed, according to an audit of the Parks... Read more

  • In this July, 12, 2014, photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with reporters at the National Governors Association convention in Nashville, Tenn. Christie came into office declaring "a new era of accountability and transparency." Yet after winning a second term in 2013, and as he explores a run for president, a wide variety of people say his administration routinely stonewalls even the most basic requests for public records. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Taxpayers on Hook for $6.5M to Bridgegate Law Firm

    TRENTON, N.J.—New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office... Read more

  • In this Jan. 28, 2010, photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (2nd-L) speaks at his first Cabinet meeting on Jan. 28, 2010, in Trenton, N.J., telling his advisers that expects transparency from all departments. Listening are Christie's nominations for Treasurer: Andrew Eristoff (L); Attorney General: Paula Dow (2nd-R); and Education: Bret Schundler (R). Christie came into office declaring "a new era of accountability and transparency." Yet after winning a second term in 2013, and as he explores a run for president, a wide variety of people say his administration routinely stonewalls even the most basic requests for public records. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    NJ Gov. Chris Christie Faces Mounting Suits Over Public Records

    NEWARK, N.J.—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took into office promising “a new era of accountability and transparency.” Yet after he won a second term last... Read more

  • Melissa Forsyth in her living room in Staten Island, New York, on April 15, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Do You Have Drug Addict Genes?

    NEW YORK—Melissa Forsyth was a full-time Staten Island mom—member of her parent teacher association, sports coach, and church volunteer.  At least five times a week... Read more

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    NYC Schools Closing the Gap on the Rest of the State

    It’s hard to argue that it’s good news when only 35 percent of New York City students are considered proficient in math and 29 percent... Read more

  • Officials and residents gather to protest the East 91st St. garbage station on the steps of City Hall, in New York, on August 14, 2014. (Amelia Pang/Epoch Times)

    Fight Over Upper East Side Garbage Station: Protesting Groups and Officials Want Construction Permit Reevaluated

    NEW YORK—As the permit to build the garbage station on East 91st Street expires in October, officials and advocacy groups are calling for the New... Read more

  • In this file photo, a high school student at the U.S. prep school Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass., poses for a photo outside the Campus Center on the Brown University Campus in Providence, RI. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    New School Test Results Show Racial Gap Widens

    NEW YORK—While officials focused on modest gains on this year’s state school tests, released Thursday, a closer look at city results reveal a widening gap... Read more

  • House Representatives from New York Yvette Clarke and Hakeem Jeffries call for a federal investigation of the death of Eric Garner at One Police Plaza on August 14, 2014 in Manhattan. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    House Representatives Call for FBI to Investigate Garner Death

    NEW YORK—Six New York City Democrats requested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder open a federal investigation of the death of Staten Island resident Eric... Read more

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    Today in Madison Square Park: Free Heart-Shaped Pretzels From ‘Cronut Maker’

    French pastry chef Dominique Ansel, the man who created the ‘Cronut‘ is back with a new treat—a heart-shaped pretzel.  Chef Dominique Ansel explains that he... Read more

  • Grapefruit and corn summer salsa. (AP Photo/MatthewMead)

    A Shaved Salsa That Needs No Tomatoes and No Chopping

    We generally assume two things about salsa that we shouldn’t. First, that it must involve tomatoes. Second, that the ingredients should be chopped. Because while... Read more

  • The jewel-like strawberries from Berried Treasures Farm. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Sweet and Succulent Summer Fruits, the Glory of the Season

    A bear in summer is a lucky bear—if it lives anywhere near the wild blueberry picking grounds of Berried Treasures farm in Cook Falls, in... Read more

  • Red snapper, with grated daikon radish, in a sauce of mirin, white soy sauce, and bonito broth. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Momokawa: A Fellowship of Sea and Soil

    Judging from the number of establishments devoted to serving just ramen or sushi, it’s easy to think that’s all Japanese food is. Sitting on the... Read more

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    Panagias Celebration at Ovelia

    One of the most popular festivals in Greece falls on Aug. 15. Called Decapentaugusto (“15th of August”) or Panagias. Now a public holiday and religious... Read more

  • The patio at ChicoJulio (Courtesy of ChicoJulio)

    ChicoJulio Bodega de Mar Brings Mexican Seafood Dishes to Upper West Side

    Named after Mexico’s first deep-sea diver, ChicoJulio (“Little Jewel”) serves traditional seafood dishes in a lively cantina-style atmosphere: ceviches, fish tacos, and whole fish of... Read more

  • Maison Kayser's new location on the Upper East Side. (Courtesy of Maison Kayser)

    Maison Kayser Opens New Location

    The newest and fifth location of Maison Kayser opened last week on the Upper East Side. Featuring 120 seats and an extended coffee bar, it... Read more

  • The dining room at BV's Grill. (Courtesy of BV’s Grill)

    BV’s Grill Opens in Midtown

    Restaurateur Joseph Smith of the Bobby Van’s Group and Alan Rosen are opening BV’s Grill, a modern take on the classic American grill. The roomy... Read more

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    7 Best Ice Cream Places in New York City

    Ice cream is hands down in my top three favorite foods. It’s no secret that I eat it for dinner as my entree at least... Read more

  • Galouti, or lamb patties. (Maike Paul)

    Awadh: Fit for Kings

    At first glance, Awadh does not reveal itself entirely. It is a small and chic bilevel cozy place with a small bar by the entrance,... Read more

  • Tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska at last year's Taste of Tennis. (Brad Barket/Getty Images for BNP Paribas)

    Taste of Tennis Week

    With the U.S. Open around the corner, tennis fans and foodies can also look forward to Taste of Tennis Week, which will take place Aug... Read more

  • CiCi Li, anchorwoman for NTD's "Food Paradise" program (Courtesy of CiCi's Food Paradise)

    Enjoy Complimentary Thai Cuisine at CiCi’s Food Paradise Event in Queens

    This Friday, August 8, NTD Television’s “Food Paradise” program will hold a culinary feast event at the Thai Buddhist Temple in Queens, New York. CiCi... Read more

  • Tacos at Bodega Negra Cafe. (Tanya Blum)

    Taco Tuesdays at Bodega Negra Cafe

    In addition to happy hour (half-price tacos and $2 off drinks from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily), Bodega Negra Cafe is running a new... Read more

  • German chili. (Zeppelin Hall)

    Chili Mania at Zeppelin Hall

    Annual Chili Mania comes to Jersey City’s spacious German beer garden, Zeppelin Hall, turning on the heat with 13 types of chili dishes. The gamut... Read more

  • Bouillabaisse. (Marc Bloomgarden)

    Le Jardin Bistro’s New Outpost Opens in East Village

    Le Jardin Bistro, which closed in 2010, is opening in a new location in the East Village. French classics like cassoulet, steak and frites, and... Read more

  • The Pool Room at The Four Seasons. (Jennifer Calais Smith)

    Children Dine Free at The Four Seasons on Aug. 15

    It promises to be a fun time. For the ninth year, The Four Seasons restaurant celebrates its popular annual Children’s Day on Aug. 15 by... Read more

  • Bustan's dining room. In the back is also an inviting garden. (Courtesy of Bustan)

    Bustan’s Eclectic New Israeli Cuisine

    When I first heard about Bustan (“garden” in Aramaic, Arabic, and Hebrew), I thought it was a new addition to Al Bustan, the Lebanese restaurant... Read more

  • Spicy watermelon salad with feta and basil. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Think Beyond the Slice With Refreshing Watermelon

    Watermelon is one of those foods you really don’t need to overthink. Slice it. Eat it. Spit out the occasional seed. Done. Trouble is, the... Read more

  • Seared Tuna. (Paul Johnson)

    Oceana’s Seafood Trail

    Oceana continues to please. Hanging on every year to its Michelin star since 2006, the restaurant, owned by the Livanos family, offers a menu that... Read more

  • Marmitako, a Basque tuna stew with peppers and potatoes. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Recipe: Basque Tuna Stew With Peppers and Potatoes

    El Pote Español’s chef José Lariño offers a taste of Basque country with his recipe for Marmitako, a late summer stew made with tuna, potatoes,... Read more

  • Curatorial assistant Jeongho Park gives a gallery talk about the Men in Armor exhibit at the Frick Collection, Aug. 15. (Lucas Chilczuk)

    Two Soldiers, Two Painters, a Four-Person Drama at the Frick Collection

    NEW YORK—Presumably, Men in Armor, the Frick Collection’s two-portrait fall exhibit, is a comparison of Vincenzo Anastagi and Jacopo Boncompagni. Both were fighting men of... Read more

  • Time is running out to enjoy the 2014 Governors Island season. (Shutterstock*)

    Unseen City: A Short Journey to Another World

    NEW YORK—Sometimes I feel like I spend a lot of time attempting to convince overworked colleagues to get out and enjoy New York City. There... Read more

  • The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performing on Carnegie Hall’s Perelman Stage on Oct. 27, 2013. The orchestra returns again this October with a new program that combines music of East and West. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Returns to Carnegie Hall October 2014

    Many in history have tried but failed. The task of harmonizing music from the East with the West is a daunting one, yet one orchestra... Read more

  • Hundreds of Star Wars fans gathered on Washington Square, New York City on Aug. 9 to engage in massive lightsaber battle. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Star Wars: Mass Lightsaber Battle on Washington Square, NYC (Photos, Video)

    NEW YORK—Hundreds of Star Wars fans, both sporadic and die hard, gathered on Washington Square, New York City on Aug. 9 evening to engage in... 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

  • People protest at Union Square in Manhattan, New York on Aug. 14, 2014, in reaction to the police shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    City Protests Join National Moment of Silence for Missouri Teen

    NEW YORK—About 800 people gathered in Manhattan’s Union Square Thursday night in response to a week of violence between police and residents in Ferguson, Mo... Read more

  • Tika Wilson (L) along with her friend who also lives in the homeless shelter at 4 E. 28th Street, wait outside in a plaza after a fire broke out in an apartment in the shelter, in Manhattan, on July 29, 2014. The building used to be the Hotel Latham which was later turned into a shelter. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Residents Describe Homeless Shelter Horrors

    NEW YORK—Hidden in plain sight in the middle of Manhattan on East 28th Street is a family homeless shelter which residents claim has conditions so... Read more

  • Three-year-old Zayden is one of the dogs on Tinder. According to his profile, Zayden “likes to cuddle and be around people… He gets a little excited when passing other dogs but gets over it quick with a little tug of the leash.” (Photo Courtesy of Social Tees)

    Tinder App Dogs Searching for Permanent Love

    NEW YORK—Two weeks ago, New York users of the popular matchmaking app, Tinder, started seeing profiles of abandoned dogs as they swiped for potential dates. The profiles were... Read more

  • Judith Farrington goes through documents in her rent controlled apartment near Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, of Manhattan on July 29, 2014.  Farrington has lived in her apartment for 51 years. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Eviction Looms for 84-Year-Old New Yorker

    NEW YORK—Judith Farrington has lived in her rent-controlled apartment off Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side for 51 years. Problems with her landlord started... Read more

  • U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) outside the Barclay Center on August 11, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn will have to compete for the DNC alongside other cities including Philadelphia, PA and Columbus, OH. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    City Makes Case for 2016 DNC at Barclays, Brooklyn

    NEW YORK—New York’s leading politicians pitched the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as the perfect venue for the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Monday to visiting... Read more

  • Fátima Ptacek (R), the voice of Dora from TV series "Dora the Explorer," and Valerie Walsh Valdes, co-creator of the show, pose for a picture at a screening of a spin-off show "Dora and Friends: Into the City," at Children's Museum of Manhattan, in New York, Aug. 10, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Popular Cartoon Voice Actress Lauds New Dora Show at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

    NEW YORK—Sunday was a special day for Daniela Narvaez, 3, as she got a chance to meet the person who brings the TV character of... Read more

  • US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a rally in support of Israel near the United Nations Headquarters on July 28, 2014 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    US Sen. Schumer: Don’t Let Fitness Device Companies Take Your Health Data

    NEW YORK—Companies that make personal fitness devices could sell the personal information and health data stored on those devices to third-parties without users knowing, U.S... 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

  • New Home: Photographed from the top of the Empire State Building Feb. 8, 2013, during Kude and Ili Aris's first visit to New York for their honeymoon in 2013—"It is then when we realized and decided that we will make New York our new home." (Kudegraphy)

    Malaysian Trio Combines Food, Culture, and Art With Life in New York

    NEW YORK—Tasha Alias, a 30-year-old public relations and marketing executive originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and her friends, were among over 100 local Malaysians who... Read more

  • Children sit in front of the entrance of La Marqueta, in East Harlem, New York, on Aug. 7, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    East Harlem Icon La Marqueta Revived

    NEW YORK—It wasn’t an easy Thursday opening speech for City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. While introducing, recognizing, and thanking all the parties involved in reviving... Read more

  • Aida Murid, 42-year-old accountant and financial planner from Sepang, Western Malaysia, "stumbled" upon New York by chance in early 2009, in Roosevelt Island, N.Y., on July 12, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Breezy Malaysian Style Nurtures Business Success

    In the tastefully refurbished top-floor apartment of a post-war Roosevelt Island High-rise, quietly self-assured Aida Murid savors sanctum from the charged transactions of big city... Read more

  • Herd of Endangered Turkmenian Markhor Added to Bronx Zoo. (Julie Larsen Maher, Wildlife Conservation Society)

    Herd of Endangered Turkmenian Markhor Added to Bronx Zoo

    In the late 1800s, Fordham University sold some land to the City of New York, on condition that the lands be used for a zoo... Read more

  • A woman looks at books available for public reading at the new outdoor reading room at the New York Public Library, in Manhattan, on Aug. 5, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    New York Public Library on 42nd Street Opens Outdoor Reading Room

    NEW YORK—For Kenneth Santos, a biochemistry major at SUNY–Geneseo, reading outdoors in the summer gives him a chance to enjoy his favorite books, instead of... Read more

  • A detail from “Qingming Shanghe Tu,” by Zhang Zeduan, 12th Century. Ink on silk. (Public domain)

    How an 800-Year-Old Painting Inspired the Taste Asia Food Festival

    NEW YORK—Slow food, organic food, local food, artisanal food, raw food, fair trade, dumpster foraging—America has been experiencing food-as-politics these last few decades.  All these... Read more

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    A ‘Jaywalking Referee’ Is Giving Out Red Cards to Reckless Walkers on the Streets of NYC

    There’s no doubt that from reducing the number of smog-spewing cars on the road to helping folks get more exercise, there are plenty of benefits... Read more

  • Protesters at the candidate forum, with a banner that reads "“Arrest John Liu to Prevent his further Harm to the U.S.” Liu, a candidate for state senator, was a speaker at the Forum, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Flushing, Queens, New York City, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    John Liu Accused of Communist Ties at Campaign Forum

    NEW YORK—Three weeks before he faces incumbent Tony Avella in the Democratic Primary for New York’s 11th state senate district, John Liu was once again... Read more

  • Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu at a campaign stop in Little Italy on July 22, 2014. (Allen Xie/Epoch Times)

    What the Teachout Campaign Could Mean for Cuomo’s Presidential Ambitions

    NEW YORK—When Zephyr Teachout first started campaigning, she often introduced herself with a pre-emptive explanation of her name.  “Teachout is not a made-up name,” she... Read more

  • Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, M.D., director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, center, speaks at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, August 20,2008. (Associated Press/Gerald Herbert)

    Mayor de Blasio Appoints Retired General With a Spotted Past to Head City’s VA

    NEW YORK—Bill de Blasio appointed Loree Sutton to head the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs on Monday, citing the retired U.S. Army Brigadier General’s experience... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during his meeting with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, at the President's residence in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Cuomo had lots to say about the underground tunnels he saw after returning from a trip to Israel, but once again he was asked about the Moreland Commission. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Cuomo Shifts Tone on Moreland Commission After Israel Trip

    NEW YORK—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lots to say about the underground tunnels he saw after returning from a trip to Israel, but once... Read more

  • Richard Emery, in Houston, on April 9, 2008. Emery, a former civil rights lawyer, was appointed less than a month ago by Mayor Bill de Blasio and needs to improve the image of the Civil Complaint Review Board. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

    Police Misconduct Too Hard to Complain About

    NEW YORK—Handling of complaints against police misconduct is too complicated and “too crazy,” according to Richard Emery, chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB),... Read more

  • Onlookers at the Dominican Day Parade holding a Cuomo campaign poster, in Manhattan, New York, on August 10, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Most Voters Don’t Know Moreland Commission

    NEW YORK—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo still has a commanding lead over his opponents in the fall elections, despite the allegations of his interference with... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a press conference with members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors "Cities of Opportunity Task Force," at Gracie Mansion, New York, Aug. 11, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    30 Democratic Mayors Meet in NYC to Discuss Income Inequality

    NEW YORK—Three dozen democratic mayors of American cities, including four of the five most populous, met in Gracie Mansion Monday to share ideas on income... Read more

  • The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    US Launches First Airstrikes in Iraq

    NEW DELHI—The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel. Pentagon press secretary... Read more

  • State Senate candidate John Liu and campaign staffers at the gates of Bayside High School in Queens, New York City, on Aug. 1, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Former City Comptroller’s Senate Run Trailed by Scandal

    NEW YORK—John Liu is running for office again, this time for state senate in New York’s 11th district. He will face 20-year political incumbent Tony... Read more

  • Larry Schwartz (L) secretary to the governor, talks to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (Mike Groll/Associated Press)

    Cuomo Still Dominant in Polls After Moreland Dustup

    NEW YORK—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval ratings have fallen to record lows, according to the first poll conducted after federal investigations of his possible... Read more

  • Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins on the steps of Tweed Courthouse in lower Manhattan, New York, on August 4, 2014. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Green Party Candidate to Still Run in Teachout Primary Upset

    NEW YORK—The Green Party candidate for governor Howie Hawkins said he will still run in November in the case of a victory for Zephyr Teachout... Read more

  • Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie

    How Cuomo’s Corruption Probe Compares to the Chris Christie Scandal

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Both are big-name governors of populous states. Both have presidential aspirations and a reputation for bare-knuckle bullying. And both are now facing criticism —... Read more

  • President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders to discuss foreign policy, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., the president, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Obama Holds Foreign Policy Meeting With Lawmakers

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders to discuss myriad pressing foreign policy issues. The meeting comes amid fighting between Israel and Hamas and... Read more

  • Zephyr Teachout, who's running to unseat Gov. Cuomo in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, with her running mate Tim Wu in Little Italy, New York, on July 22, 2014. (Allen Xie/Epoch Times)

    Teachout Sticks to Core Themes in Campaigning

    NEW YORK—In her meeting with the Downtown Independent Democrats (DID), underdog Democratic candidate for governor Zephyr Teachout stuck to her core theme of anti-corruption. “Albany... Read more

  • People line up to speak at a Common Core learning reforms forum at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School in Albany, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2013. Republicans hoping to siphon votes from Gov. Andrew Cuomo are working to get a ballot line that would tap hostility toward the Common Core learning standards. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    In NY Race, Niche Issues Become Political Parties

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is well aware of the gambit. In the 1994 gubernatorial race, 54,000 votes cast on the Tax Cut Now ballot... Read more

  • US Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee July 15, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    House Votes to Simplify Higher Education Tax Breaks

    WASHINGTON—The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students. The... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo giving the annual State Of State Address on January 8, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Cuomo’s Popularity Highlights Appeal of Centrism

    NEW YORK—Moderation has served Andrew Cuomo well. The incumbent governor of New York has widened his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, 60 to 23... Read more

  • NYC Council Releases Its Priorities for Federal Government

    NEW YORK—Extending unemployment insurance benefits, keeping the city’s public housing in a state of good repair, and strengthening gun laws—these were among the top priorities... Read more

  • Zephyr Teachout, listens as her running mate Tim Wu speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., on June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Tim Wu Against the Internet Cartel

    NEW YORK—Tim Wu has a plan to keep the Internet from falling into the hands of a cartel.  This is a challenge because, if history... Read more

  • House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) questions Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen as he appears before the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014, in their continuing probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House Passes Tax Breaks to Boost Charitable Giving

    WASHINGTON—The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. One provision provides tax breaks... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Senator Tony Avella

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Brooklyn Community Chorus vocalists conclude Father's Day Pledge with "Great Gettin' Up Morning" rendition in Manhattan, on June 11, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Men Pledge Against Domestic Violence on City Hall Steps

    An impassioned gathering of men—young and old, of varying ethnicities, high school students and community leaders—spoke Wednesday on the steps of City Hall for the... Read more

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

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

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

  • Leslie Venokur, co-founder of Big City Moms, at the Gracie Mews Diner on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on May 20, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Leslie Venokur on Urban Motherhood

    NEW YORK—Leslie Venokur, co-founder of Big City Moms, is like a celebrity among mothers in New York City. When she takes off her sunglasses on... Read more

  • John Stoltzfoos, an Amish farmer from Millport Dairy in Lancaster County, Pa., at his stand in Union Square in Manhattan on May 9, 2014. He holds a piece of his cheese as he says cheese.(Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: John Stoltzfoos, an Amish Farmer in the Urban Jungle

    NEW YORK—Beneath a soot-tinted yellow tent, John Stoltzfoos, a 48-year-old Amish farmer, sells his raw milk cheese and pickles at the Union Square Greenmarket. A... Read more

  • Robert Diamond rediscovering the tunnel entrance circa 1980. He gained entry into the tunnel's main chamber in 1981. (Courtesy of BHRA)

    This Is New York: Robert Diamond, On Finding the Lost Atlantic Avenue Tunnel

    NEW YORK— Robert Diamond was surprised to smell an earthy, forest-like scent as he climbed down the manhole on Court Street and Atlantic Avenue. He... Read more

  • Kenneth Podziba, president of Bike New York, at his office in Manhattan on April 23, 2014. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Kenneth Podziba, President and CEO of Bike New York

    NEW YORK—Even before Kenneth Podziba became the president of Bike New York, he thought the most beautiful and powerful moments in the city happened when... Read more

  • Simona-Mirela Miculescu, permanent representative of Romania to the United Nations, at her office in Manhattan on April 16. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Simona-Mirela Miculescu, Romania’s Singing UN Ambassador

    NEW YORK—In between meetings with political and diplomatic elites, Romania’s Ambassador to the U.N. Simona-Mirela Miculescu found time to record an album with four other... Read more

  • Neuroscientist Dr. Lucy Brown in Manhattan on April 7, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Lucy Brown on the Neuroscience of Love

    NEW YORK—To Dr. Lucy Brown, dopamine cells are the most beautiful sight in the world. When she looks under the microscope she sees a universe... Read more

  • Keith Cohen, owner of Orwasher's Bakery on the Upper East Side, New York, April 4, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Keith Cohen, Searching for the Lost Art of Baguette Baking

    NEW YORK—Keith Cohen, the owner of Orwasher’s Bakery, treasures the past in a very personal way. An antique cash register that once belonged to his... Read more

  • Zach Sims, co-founder of Codecademy, a website that provides free interactive programming lessons, at his office in Midtown, Manhattan, on March 27, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Zach Sims, Empowering the World With Free Coding Knowledge

    NEW YORK—Brick walls, dark leather couches, and a matching leather beanbag chair furnish the lounge room of Codecademy, a copiously funded startup that provides free,... Read more

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

    Fire Marshals Warn Against Power Cord Overload

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

  • One Dead in 4-Alarm Manhattan Fire

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

  • Wrongfully Convicted NYC Man Settles Suit for $10M

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

  • Man Charged in 3-State Crime Spree Faces Judge

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

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

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

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

  • Advocates for better treatment of the incarcerated gather at City Hall in New York, on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. The city council is expected to pass a bill this Thursday that will require city jails to submit regular reports on who they place in solitary confinement and whether they have a mental disability. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    Abuses at Rikers Island: Officials and Advocates Call for End to Solitary Confinement and Officer Violence

    For Johnny Perez, the horrors of being placed in solitary confinement still remain fresh in his memory. More than 15 years ago, when Perez was... Read more

  • Unlicensed Cab Driver Struck and Killed Cyclist at Dangerous Park Avenue Intersection

    Jerrison Garcia was struck and killed while bicycling on Park Avenue Monday morning by a turning livery cab.  According to the New York Police Department,... Read more

  • Mary Rain (L), District Attorney for St. Lawrence County, and county Sheriff Kevin M. Wells are followed by a pair of FBI agents while on their way to a news conference on Aug. 16, 2014 in Canton, N.Y. Wells briefed the media on the arrest of two people in suspected connection with the abduction of two young Amish sisters from their family’s roadside vegetable stand on Aug. 13. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Melanie Kimber Lago)

    More Charges Planned Against Amish-Kidnap Suspects

    CANTON, N.Y.—More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor... Read more

  • Commuters and train passengers walk through the main concourse of of Grand Central Station 12 May 1998 in New York. (Jon Levy/AFP/Getty Images)

    Drunken Straphanger Rider Stabs 3 on NYC Subway Altercation

    NEW YORK—Police say a drunken straphanger has stabbed three men on a subway train pulling into New York’s Grand Central Terminal. The altercation happened early... Read more

  • Two workers were rescued from the scaffolding on the 21st floor of a building in Manhattan, New York, on Monday, August 10, 2014. (New York Fire Department)

    Window Washers Saved in Dramatic 21st Floor Rescue

    NEW YORK—Two window washers dangling outside the 21st floor of a Manhattan office building near City Hall were rescued Monday afternoon by firefighters. It wasn’t... Read more

  • Left: Tony Stewart stands in the garage during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C. on April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) Background: This image provided by Logan Messerly shows ambulances on the scene at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday Aug. 9, 2014 in Canandaigua, N.Y. Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person at a New York dirt track where Tony Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. (AP Photo/Logan Messerly)

    NASCAR’s Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Driver on NY Track

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.—NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New... Read more

  • First responders in front of tour coaches damaged in a collision in Times Square, New York City, on August 5, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Theater District Tour Bus Crash Injures 14

    NEW YORK—Two double-decker tour buses collided in the Manhattan Theater District on Tuesday, injuring 14 people. The collision, which happened at about 3:15 p.m., also... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is joined by the Rev. Al Sharpton (R) and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at City Hall for a roundtable discussion on police-community relations following the death of Eric Garner while in police custody, on Staten Island, N.Y., July 31, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    The Rev. Al Sharpton Calls for Arrest of Officer in Garner Death

    A day after the NYC medical examiner ruled that a chokehold had caused Eric Garner’s death, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Garner’s family called for... Read more

  • Times Square's costumed characters continue to solicit tips from tourists under close police scrutiny, Manhattan, New York City, July 31, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    Times Square Characters’ Bad Behavior Could Be Curbed With Licenses

    NEW YORK—Spider-Man is usually a figure of justice and a fighter of crime, but the July 26 assault of a police officer by a man... Read more

  • Esaw Garner, center, wife of Eric Garner, breaks down in the arms of Rev. Herbert Daughtry and Rev. Al Sharpton, right, during a rally at the National Action Network headquarters for Eric Garner, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in New York. Garner, 43, died Thursday, during an arrest in Staten Island, when a plain-clothes police officer placed him in what appeared be a chokehold while several others brought him to the ground and struggled to place him in handcuffs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Official: Police Chokehold Caused NYC Man’s Death

    NEW YORK— A chokehold used by a police officer on a New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month... Read more

  • Alan Russo stands with his lawyer (L) as he talks to media about the trail of Franklin Reyes, 17, who killed his daughter Ariel, last year in a SUV while fleeing police, in Manhattan on July 30, 2014.  (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Following Larceny Charges, Teen Driver Who Killed 4-Year-Old Girl Could Be Tried as Adult

    NEW YORK—The teen driver charged with killing a 4-year old girl on an Upper West Side sidewalk last June could have his offer to be... Read more

  • NYPD to Face Three Years of Court Oversight

    A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that the city of New York can overhaul the police force’s use of the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic. Second Circuit... Read more

  • NYPD officers cheer as Detective Mario Muniz, wounded during a Manhattan shoot out on Monday, is released from the hospital, in New York, July 30, 2014. (NYPD)

    Policeman Leaves Hospital After Surviving Fatal Shootout

    NEW YORK—On Wednesday, July 30, Detective Mario Muniz — wounded during a Manhattan shoot out on Monday, left Bellevue Hospital, accompanied by his family and... Read more

  • Emerald Garner (R) stands next to the coffin of her father, Eric Garner, during his funeral at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York on July 23. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom)

    Was a NYC citizen Choked to Death by the Police While NYC Paramedics Stood By?

    By J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News Four emergency medical workers who were called for a New York City man who died in policy... Read more

  • Fireman, policeman, and staff from the building where a fire broke out stand outside the building making sure the scene is secure, on 28th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York, on July 29, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Midday Fire Erupts at Manhattan Homeless Shelter

    NEW YORK—A two-alarm fire at a Midtown Manhattan family homeless shelter left seven people injured, mostly from smoke inhalation, on Tuesday including four firefighters. The... Read more