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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 lights as one of New York City’s star holiday attractions, a gift from a same-sex …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Woman stabs 5 – including newborns – at New York nursery

A woman stabbed five people – including three newborn babies – and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as …

The Green Big Apple: New Yorkers document the city’s plants

New York City’s citizen scientists have catalogued more than 26,000 sightings of wild plants, and documented new populations of invasive species and native weeds that seem to be disappearing, like …

UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Washington, five other states and NYC sue U.S. over immigration-related policy

Six states and New York City sued the federal government Wednesday, joining other cities and states who say the government is trying to unlawfully force “sanctuary” communities to engage in …

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

‘It keeps us safe’: An NYC bathroom set up to stem overdoses

As communities debate trying to stem overdose deaths by allowing safe havens for people to take heroin and other narcotics, places like a Brooklyn needle exchange program are quietly providing …

Celebration, defiance mix at New York City gay pride parade

Celebration and pride mixed with defiance in New York City on Sunday as throngs of people crowded the streets, rainbow flags waving, for the annual gay pride march.

Deal could restart stalled NYC Ferris wheel tourism project

Six years after it was announced, a plan to build one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels on Staten Island is still stuck on the ground.

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

UFC star Conor McGregor posts $50,000 bond, released after arraignment

UFC star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters, including Spokane’s Michael Chiesa, and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from …

UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Opera in New York City to feature inmates recorded in Iowa

Inmates from an eastern Iowa prison have spent weeks learning German and perfecting inflections for a recording that will be played during a New York City opera performance of Beethoven’s …

UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Feds probing NYC helicopter crash examine passenger restraints

Investigators recovered a flight data recorder and a GoPro camera Tuesday as they tried to determine the cause of a deadly helicopter crash in the East River and figure out …

2 killed, 3 critically injured in NYC helicopter crash

A helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing two of the six people aboard and leaving three others in …

When is a bribe not a bribe? NYC mayor says he did no wrong

Harendra Singh was in a losing battle with New York City over millions of dollars in rent on his waterfront restaurant. So, by his own admission, he opened his wallet …

Mariah Carey makes it through Times Square set unscathed

Happy New Year, Mariah Carey.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Crystal ball drops in frigid Times Square to mark 2018

The glittering crystal ball dropped with a burst of confetti and dazzling fireworks as revelers rang in 2018 in frigid Times Square – the second-coldest celebration there on record.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Officials: Deadly NYC fire lit by child playing with stove

New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades apparently began as a child played with a first-floor stove then spread quickly throughout a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people and …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Cities sue Defense Department over gun-check system failures

Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

Bombing underscores New York subway system’s vulnerability

The crude pipe bomb that exploded beneath the streets of New York this week served as a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of the city’s subway system, a 24-hour-a-day operation …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Gonzaga has seen highs, lows at Madison Square Garden

The Zags’ history at MSG, known as the World’s Most Famous Arena, has been brief but memorable. They’ve experienced tournament titles, unfortunate injuries, program-defining wins and deflating losses while going …

NYC transit plan: End overnight subways to speed up repairs

The city that never sleeps might have its overnight subway service shut down.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and …

Police: Livery cab driver hit with hockey stick before death

New York City police say a livery cab driver has died after an angry pedestrian struck him in the head with a hockey stick and the driver crashed the car.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:59 a.m.

Buzz Aldrin joins New York City Veterans Day parade

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. Air Force’s highest-ranking woman have joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and others at the city’s Veterans Day parade.

Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wins 2nd term

Democrat Bill de Blasio has cruised to a second term as mayor of New York City.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Acquaintances say NYC suspect was argumentative and angry

As Sayfullo Saipov lay in a hospital bed Wednesday, police tried to piece together the life of the 29-year-old man they say drove a truck onto a New York bike …

Officer who halted truck rampage hailed as a modest hero

New York City police officer Ryan Nash was responding to a call about an emotionally disturbed person at a high school not far from the World Trade Center when someone …

Teen arrested on murder charges in fatal NYC school stabbing

A high school student who hadn’t been getting along with two classmates suddenly attacked them with a switchblade during history class Wednesday, killing one boy and gravely wounding another, police …

Tech-oriented New York grad school opens

The city’s quest to make itself a legitimate rival to Silicon Valley as a high-tech hub has long bumped up against some harsh realities, among them the fact it hasn’t …

Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. American attacked, Sept. 12, 2001

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

NYC tries fencing in often-violent Caribbean celebration

NEW YORK – Before sunrise Monday, tens of thousands of costumed, paint-slathered revelers will gather on the streets of Brooklyn for a joyous Caribbean celebration rooted in emancipation. This year, …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Firefighters battle large fire in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood

Lower Manhattan has filled with acrid smoke from a large fire in a building just a few blocks from the World Trade Center.