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No lights, big city: Power outage KOs Broadway, Times Square

Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square’s towering electronic screens, darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without …

Seattle City Council members heading to New York City to share Amazon ‘lessons, mistakes’

Two Seattle City Council members are scheduled to appear Monday in New York City at a summit set up by unions and community groups that oppose Amazon’s plan to expand …

Governor calls off planned shutdown of NYC subway line

Nearly a quarter million New Yorkers who for years dreaded “L-mageddon,” a planned 15-month shutdown of a key subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn, got a last-minute reprieve from the …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

NYC utility probes electric flash that lit sky in eerie blue

Electric utility Con Edison was working Friday to figure out what caused a high-voltage equipment failure that unleashed an otherworldly flash of bright blue light in the night sky over …

Video shows NYC police pulling toddler from mother’s arms

Police are investigating after a video was posted online that shows a group of New York officers, one of them wielding a stun gun, violently yanking a toddler from his …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Ick factor: NYC so far turns up nose at food-scrap recycling

New Yorkers are so far turning up their noses at the city’s ambitious organics collection program, which has stalled because not enough people are participating in the often-smelly chore of …

Plan to diversify elite NYC schools draws fire from Asians

A plan to diversify New York City’s most elite public high schools is drawing fire from the minority group that has come to dominate the schools in recent years: Asian-Americans.

NYC launches investigation into Kushner Cos. false filings

A New York City council member launched an investigation Monday into the Kushner Cos.’ routine filing of paperwork falsely claiming zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings, saying that the deception …

NYC mayor angry over crosswalk deaths of 2 children

New York City’s mayor said a driver with a history of seizures who fatally struck two children, including the daughter of an acclaimed Broadway actress, never should have been behind …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change

New York City sued five major oil companies, claiming they have contributed to global warming, on the same day officials announced they will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing

In less than 24 hours, authorities say a would-be suicide bomber’s botched attack on a Manhattan transportation hub underneath Times Square became an open-and-shut case after a search of his …

Dave Matthews to perform at hurricane relief concert in NYC

Dave Matthews and Trey Anastasio Band will perform at a concert in January to benefit hurricane relief efforts in United States and the British Virgin Islands.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017

Investigators scour past of man charged in NYC terror attack

Since the attack that killed eight people, the New York Police Department and the FBI have been working behind the scenes to study his past, question his family and friends, …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017

Six teenagers rescued after falling through ice into Central Park pond

Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York’s Central Park but have been rescued.

Red-suited SantaCon pub crawl revelers fan out across NYC

Red-suited revelers fanned out across New York City’s bars Saturday despite efforts by a community group to deter the annual pub crawl known as SantaCon.

Investigators identify two men who took bag that held bomb in Manhattan

Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they’ve identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street as Egyptian …

1 firefighter dies, 9 other firefighters and 6 police officers hurt in NYC explosion

New York City’s fire commissioner says a blast that took the life of a battalion chief also injured nine other firefighters and six police officers.

In NYC, 49 pregnant women had Zika, 1 baby born with defect

Officials say 49 pregnant women have tested positive for Zika in New York City since April, and one baby has been born with microcephaly due to the mosquito-borne virus.

Audit faults NY tourism promotion after damaging storms

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration mismanaged $22 million spent to promote tourism in areas affected by three damaging storms, federal auditors said.

World Trade Center mall reopens, shows progress since 9/11

The re-opening of the World Trade Center mall Tuesday, is expected to help transform downtown Manhattan shopping and illustrate how much progress has been made in rebuilding and revitalizing the …

Imam, associate fatally shot after leaving NYC mosque

The leader of a New York City mosque and an associate have been fatally shot in a brazen daylight attack.

NYC police kill man wielding knife on busy Manhattan street

A man became belligerent as he tried to buy beer at a grocery store Wednesday morning, pulled out an 8-inch knife that he refused to drop and was shot to …

NYPD crushes motorbikes to send message to ‘nitwits’

New York City police crushed about 70 motorbikes beneath bulldozers Tuesday to send a signal to thrill-seekers who take dirt bikes and ATVs to city streets: They should be uneasy …

Passionate, emotional Garth Brooks readies for NYC return

Garth Brooks is full of tears – tears of joy – as he prepares to return to New York City after two decades and he discusses emotional topics such as …