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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Times Square Heats Up Ahead Of New Year’s Eve Revelry

As many as two million people, surrounded by a ring of 40-ton sand trucks and some 7,000 police, are expected to gather in the “Crossroads of the World” to watch the glittering sphere complete its midnight drop, marking the beginning of 2017.

December 31, 2016
Verizon Fios Truck

How Big Cable Makes New Yorkers Pay More For Slower Internet

As 40,000 Verizon strikers clog New York’s streets with one of the nation’s largest strikes in years, and with no end in sight, it’s worth mentioning one thing those strikers are incontrovertibly right about, among many others: New York’ City’s internet should be much better than it is.

April 19, 2016

World Powers, Iran To Meet In New York On September 18

Brussels (AFP) — Six world powers and Iran will hold new talks in New York on September 18, EU officials said Thursday, as efforts intensify toward clinching a nuclear deal ahead of a November deadline. The talks involving the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France, and Germany and led by EU foreign policy chief Catherine […]

September 4, 2014

Dinner In White Tradition Sparkles Again In New York

New York (AFP) — With the setting sun glittering on the Hudson, nearly 5,000 people turned out for the fourth edition of “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in White), dressed to the nines. In what amounts to a flashmob sunset picnic, diners get details of the event with virtually no notice, and turn up all in […]

August 26, 2014

Ride-Share Service Lyft Reaches Deal With New York

New York (AFP) — Ride-share operator Lyft has struck a deal allowing its launch in New York City two weeks after a snag over safety and licensing forced a postponement. Lyft said it was launching a service in all five boroughs of the city starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday. “We’ve finalized an agreement to offer […]

July 25, 2014

Mourners Demand Justice For NY Man Choked By Police

New York (AFP) — Civil rights activist Al Sharpton led hundreds of mourners in demands for justice at the funeral for a black father of six who died after being choked by New York police. Eric Garner, 43, suffered a fatal heart attack on July 17 after being tackled by white officers for allegedly selling […]

July 24, 2014

Top State Court Rejects New York Giant Fizzy Drink Ban

New York (AFP) — An attempt by the city of New York to ban giant fizzy drinks and other sweet sodas — blamed by some for fueling obesity — was rejected Thursday by the highest court in the state. The decision upheld a ruling from a local appeals court in July 2013 after a judge […]

June 26, 2014