Within hours of Friday's wild gun battle near the Empire State Building, New York City's top leaders sought to reassure legions of tourists and the city's 8.3 million residents.
Although it's been in the works -- and riled alarmists (Whoopi Goldberg had some choice words to share back in May) -- for a while, New York City's "Latch On NYC" initiative, which will be put into practice in 27 of the city's 40 hospitals beginning on September 2, has caught a recent wave of inflammatory flack among various 'news' sources, mom bloggers, and more.
A five-year-old ban on the use of trans fats in New York City restaurants has sharply reduced the consumption of these unhealthy fats among fast-food customers, a study by city health officials has found.
Anyone who knows real estate is likely familiar with the old adage about the things that matter in property: Location. Location. Location.
New York City is crowded, cramped, expensive and dirty. In summertime, the walk down subway stairs often feels like a descent into a Gila monster's mouth. In the winter, exhaust and dog-stained snow piles turn the streets to grim, dim, narrow canyons. There are rats with the size and agility of house cats, the transit system is often thwarted by mild rainstorms, and Donald Trump is allowed to roam about as he pleases.
Two people were injured, one critically, after a crane collapsed at a construction site in New York City Tuesday evening, according to a spokesperson for the Fire Department of New York.
Amid the skyscrapers, sidewalks and subways of New York City, scientists have discovered a new species of frog within view of the Statue of Liberty. In fact, the researchers who discovered the frog say the center of its range is Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
New York police arrested dozens of people in Manhattan as the Occupy Wall Street movement marked six months of protests.
A U.S. district judge ordered New York City to pay $128 million in to firefighters who allege the city used an entrance exam that deliberately sought to keep African-Americans and Latino Americans off the force. The judge also ordered the FDNY to hire 293 black and Latino applicants.
We've all been there: standing at the drugstore in front of rows and rows of conditioners, wondering what to buy. From daily conditioner and heat-protecting leave-in mists to deep conditioners and keratin masks, the options can be daunting.
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A Queens man who faces charges related to five firebombings in the New York City metropolitan area is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, authorities said late Tuesday.
Some "Occupy" demonstrators who've clashed with police in New York City have migrated south as the new year begins, joining their colleagues in the nation's capital where authorities continue to allow protest camps at two locations.
From big balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to a big Christmas tree at Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, the Big Apple is known for going big around the holidays. And on Tuesday, the first night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, New Yorkers went big again, lighting a massive menorah outside the south side of Central Park.
Occupy Boston protesters remained in a city square after a midnight deadline passed for them to clear out.
Donald Trump calls it home but so do 7,719 other people worth at least $30 million. In fact, more of the nation's super rich live in New York than any other U.S. city.
The pop star enjoys some mother-daughter bonding in the Big Apple
As the nation enters the weekend marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, law enforcement authorities are deploying additional security measures and urging all Americans to be vigilant for suspicious activity.
New York City hospitals in high risk flood areas evacuate patients in preparation for Irene. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
New York City, that land of hustle and bustle, took on a new character Saturday: Quietness, punctuated by bursts of activity.
A 64-year-old man died Sunday during the swim portion of Sunday's Nautica New York City Triathlon, according to officials.
New York City hopes to see a big spike in business as same-sex couples begin tying the knot. Maggie Lake reports
Beachgoers are being warned to stay out of the water this weekend at four popular beaches around New York City after raw sewage from a Manhattan plant spilled into the Hudson River, authorities said.
The New York City Police Department has a new cruiser that will be silently plying the city streets very soon.
A new state law allowing same-sex marriage will go into effect July 24, and New York City is making special arrangements for those wanting to get married on the historic date.
More than 150 turtles crossed a runway at New York's JFK Airport to lay their eggs, causing several flight disruptions.
Participants at New York City's annual pride parade celebrate the passage of same-sex marriage rights in the state.
A five-month probe by New York City's anti-corruption agency found no evidence of an organized work slowdown by the city's sanitation workers during the December 2010 blizzard, according to a report released Friday.
For decades, Harlem has been a hub of African-American culture and the NAACP. But this month, the issue of charter schools has turned the New York City neighborhood into a battleground between activists and the 101-year-old civil rights organization.
Smokers in New York City looking to light up in most public places will not be able to without paying a price after an outdoor citywide smoking ban takes effect Monday.
â¢ Modern Family's Sofia Vergara enjoyed a night out with her main man, boyfriend Nick Loeb, at Gilt City's CityUnlisted.com launch party at the Cooper Square Hotel in New York City. The two were "very sweet to each other throughout the night, laughing over cocktails," a source tells PEOPLE.
In an effort to reduce speeding, New York City will introduce new LED warning signs outfitted with a clear reminder to drivers of the possibly deadly consequences of driving too fast through crosswalks: a skeleton and the words, "Slow Down."
â¢ An artist himself, James Franco perused the work at Aaron Young's Built Tough opening at the Bortolami Gallery in New York City. The actor was athletically attired in a black baseball cap, black jacket and black jeans. He was in a fantastic mood, grinning from ear to ear as he walked right up to the exhibition. The affectionate actor also hugged various gallery attendees before studying the work upclose.
â¢ Fresh from dazzling at the Royal Wedding, Victoria Beckham took her family out for brunch in the Big Apple at Norma's inside Le Parker Meridien. With her husband jetting back to join the L.A. Galaxy, the expectant mother treated her three boys to chocolate chip pancakes, while she sipped on a smoothie and nibbled on some fresh berries. "She looked amazing, and even pregnant she was sporting six-inch heels," an onlooker says. "She was there with her parents, and all three of them where doting on the boys throughout brunch."
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War, a war that redefined national and regional identities and became an enduring tale of noble resistance in the South and, for the rest of the country, a mighty moral struggle to erase the stain of slavery.
Want to go where the jobs are? Check out New York's tech industry. The city's second annual NYC Startup Job Fair, held Friday, drew a packed-to-capacity crowd of both job seekers and those looking to hire them.
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A city lawmaker has proposed a bill that would ban fast-food restaurant gimmicks that include children's toys, like the McDonald's Happy Meal, unless the meal meets certain nutritional standards.
New York City's government agencies are sitting on a deep reservoir of data -- a geeky treasure trove of information on topics ranging from crime reports, building complaints and traffic stats to public health.
An escaped Egyptian cobra has slithered its way out of a New York City zoo and onto the internet, where the reptile is winning tens of thousands of fans.
An online web portal and tough new regulations take aim at the creepy friend who's terrorized New York in recent years -- the bedbug.
Census Bureau's data for New York City is being formally challenged by city officials.
"Crysis 2" is a beautiful game with lots of action, but is plagued by a glitchy artificial intelligence that can be unintentionally comedic.
New York City and I broke up almost 10 years ago. I said it was my fault, but I lied. Money drove us apart. The city was happy to take, but unwilling to give. At least to me. Finally, I left. But I wasn't happy about it.
Almost 2,000 miles from New York, a posse of the city's tech entrepreneurs gathered Sunday at an SXSW offshoot to network, recruit and pitch investors over beer.
Life just became more of a drag for New York City smokers after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill Tuesday banning smoking in many public places.
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â¢ Fergie and hubby Josh Duhamel celebrated Valentine's Day with friends - and a hot makeout session! - at New York City nightclub The Box Monday night. As they were leaving, they bumped into Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, there to meet new couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, who swapped kisses as the night went on.
Need protection for your hot date for Valentine's Day? There's an app for that.
A New York Supreme Court judge has ruled in favor of publicly releasing evaluation reports of 12,000 New York City teachers, despite opposition from teachers' unions who say the reports were supposed to remain confidential and do not accurately reflect teacher aptitude.
Yo, Mayor Bloomberg, you ready to try again?
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So much for an economic downturn.
NYC councilman Daniel Halloran tells American Morning that sanitation workers "wanted to send a message to the mayor."
Snow fell in parts of the southeast Saturday, the leading edge of a powerful storm system that has prompted blizzard warnings in New York City and Boston and threatened to cause major travel headaches at the tail end of the holiday week.
People who swear by the cold-fighting properties of echinacea may want to skip the herbal remedy -- and save a few bucks -- the next time they feel the sniffles coming on.
â¢ Katie Holmes, having a romantic 32nd birthday dinner with hubby Tom Cruise at ABC Kitchen in New York City. The couple was casually dressed - he wore jeans and she was in a lacy top - and very affectionate at their late-night meal. According to an observer, the two were very cozy at their table, laughing and enjoying themselves. Earlier in the weekend, the two took daughter Suri to see the New York City Ballet's Nutcracker - and the family headed backstage, where Suri got to meet the dancers and pose for pictures.
A settlement in New York City will pay out hundreds of millions of dollars to ground zero workers exposed to toxic debris after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, lawyers said Friday.
New York City taxi riders will have something more to watch on TV when taking a yellow cab. It won't be just weather, news or the latest trends on the hottest spots in the city.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for foster children in New York City and across the country, a picture is worth improved self-esteem, and potentially, a new home and family.
Engineers working on the September 11 memorial took a giant step this week when they began testing one of the installation's twin waterfalls.
The deadline has been extended for thousands of 9/11 first responders to accept a $712 million settlement agreement with the city of New York over illnesses stemming from their exposure to toxic dust at ground zero.
Thousands of 9/11 first responders have until midnight Monday to accept a $712 million settlement agreement with the city of New York over illnesses stemming from their exposure to toxic dust at ground zero.
Called "The Runner" for training in the mine, Edison Peña jogs through Central Park
â¢ Looks like they're going strong! Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were "affectionately flirting like a new couple" at the GQ Gentlemen's Ball in New York, an onlooker tells us. The duo, who spent the night cuddling and dancing, especially enjoyed B.o.B.'s rousing performance inside the Edison Ballroom.
Buzz on the street is that Google is well-positioned to buy out its landlords, at one of the largest buildings in New York City.
The judge presiding over the case against four men on trial for plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish center in New York City denied the defense's request for a mistrial Tuesday.
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A fast-moving storm ripped through New York City Thursday afternoon, with strong winds and torrential rain toppling trees and leaving more than 25,000 customers without power.
â¢ BeyoncÃ© celebrated her 29th birthday with a dance party at The Darby in N.Y.C. alongside famous pals like Diddy, an expectant Alicia Keys and Kanye West. Hubby Jay-Z organized the private bash, while DJ Cassidy spun tunes, including Stevie Wonder's version of "Happy Birthday," which was played shortly before cake was served. There was also a jazz band, and a source says the party was "perfect" and "very intimate."
â¢ Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz returned to one of their favorite N.Y.C. spots - Via dei Mille - for a romantic, and healthy, dinner. The expectant singer and her hubby shared a Caprese salad, mixed vegetable plate and sea bass. "They seemed so in love," an onlooker says of the two, who held hands off and on during dinner. Says the onlooker: "There was not a moment of silence between the two."
CNN's Susan Candiotti covers rallies for and against a proposed mosque and Islamic center near ground zero.
â¢ Chace Crawford helped pal (and nightlife impresario) Noah Tepperberg celebrate his birthday with a star-studded bash at Avenue in N.Y.C. The Gossip guy, in a green shirt, took in the scene, which included sparklers and plenty of popping champagne corks. Also at the bash: Miami-bound basketball star LeBron James , who mingled with revelers - as did David Arquette, who passed out balloons to the guests.
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Now that the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has denied landmark status for a building, near "ground zero," that could house a proposed Islamic center and mosque, the Muslim organization behind the project says it will begin moving forward with efforts to make the building "a model for community service and engagement."
Another step clears for a mosque and Islamic center to be built near ground zero. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
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A New York City Fire Department emergency medical technician has been arrested and charged with armed sexual assaults, including sodomizing an 11-year-old in an elevator, police said.
Fashion models have often been accused of being beautiful, but plastic. On one block in the heart of Manhattan, they really are.
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South Africa isn't the only place you'll hear vuvuzelas. CNN's Richard Roth found some fans in New York.
During a brief visit Tuesday, the monarch pays a visit to ground zero and addresses the United Nations
New York City already had the highest cigarette taxes in the nation, and a new state law that went in to effect Thursday pushed the price of smoking even higher.
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On Monday morning, New York City added a new sound to its usual cacophony of honking cars and taxis, groaning buses, and screeching subways: 5,280 tinkling piano keys.
New York City smokers already pay the highest cigarette taxes in the nation, but a new state law will push those taxes even higher this summer.
"Fatwa on your head?" a new series of provocative ads on New York City buses asks. "Is your community or family threatening you? Leaving Islam?"
Shove over, venture capitalists, there's a new tech investor in town: New York City.
New York City police sounded an all-clear early Friday after a brief scare involving a suspicious car in lower Manhattan, a few weeks after a foiled bomb attempt in Times Square.
New York City is training at-risk youths for green jobs.
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Decent job listings are pretty scarce these days -- which is why it's more important than ever to get your résumé in front of the top headhunters in your field. Executive-search professionals serve their client companies by quietly cherry-picking candidates for high-level jobs, many of which are never advertised. And if you're not on the recruiters' radar, you may miss out on prime opportunities. These strategies can help you get on the gatekeepers' good sides:
The 3-year-old braves the inclement weather for a fun day out with mom, Katie Holmes
A pamphlet designed to help heroin users with advice has come under fire, with some now questioning whether the public health brochure can actually be used as a how-to guide on drug use.
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City officials plead for help in identifying a mystery girl found in Times Square
When I moved to New York City from Calcutta, I wasn't planning a catering career. I had come to earn a master's degree in lighting design from Parsons the New School for Design. But as a foodie, I was dismayed by the city's Indian eateries: The good ones were pricey, while the more affordable restaurants served two-day-old curries.
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