New York City

FILE - In this April 9, 2013 file photo, a woman prepares to pay characters in New York's Times Square after she photographed a young girl with them.  A New York City Council member is drafting legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square. The bill being proposed by Councilman Dan Garodnick would require that the costumed performers be licensed and go through a background check. There have been a number of troublesome incidents involving costumed figures who try to make a living by charming tourists.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Proposed bill to regulate NYC costumed characters

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is considering legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square. The bill would require that the costumed performers be licensed and go through a […]

07/10/2014

Man hospitalized after being stabbed at a NYC McDonald’s

New York City police say a man has been treated for a non-life-threatening injury after walking into a McDonald’s fast food restaurant with a kitchen knife still stuck in his back. Officers responded to the […]

06/25/2014

FILE - This 1990 file photo provided by Sundance Selects shows accused rapist Yusef Salaam being escorted by police in New York in 1990. Salaam is the subject of the documentary, "The Central Park Five," about the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. A city official said Friday, June 20, 2014 that New York City has agreed to a $40 million settlement in a civil rights lawsuit filed against police and prosecutors by Salaam and four co-defendants exonerated in the notorious case of a jogger attacked in Central Park in 1989. (AP Photo/Sundance Selects, NY Daily News, File)

AP source: Settlement in Central Park jogger case

NEW YORK (AP) — All but closing the books on one of the most sensational crime cases in New York history, the city has agreed to a $40 million settlement with five men who were […]

06/20/2014

This image released by ABC shows host Barbara Walters, left, with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray on ABC's "The View," Monday, April 21, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Lou Rocco)

NYC mayor announces May 16 to be Barbara Walters Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is proclaiming May 16 as “Barbara Walters Day” in New York City. Walters is retiring that day after a storied television reporting career that has spanned five […]

04/21/2014

Dressed as a horse, Lisa Jablow, center, a member of NYCLASS which opposes use of carriage horses in New York City, joins other animal rights activists outside actor Liam Neeson's home on Saturday, April 19, 2014 to protest his stance on the continued use of carriage horses in Central Park and certain roads around the city.  (AP Photo/Verena Dobnik)

Carriage horse foes picket Liam Neeson’s NYC home

NEW YORK (AP) — Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson’s home on Saturday said they don’t agree with him that the city’s carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn’t appear as about 50 demonstrators filled the […]

04/19/2014

FILE- In this March 1, 1997 file photo, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, right, dressed in drag as a role in "Victor/Victoria," sings with actress Julie Andrews at the New York Hilton during an event presented by the Inner Circle.  On Saturday, March 22, 2014, newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will make his first appearance before the Inner Circle. The annual Inner Circle dinner is New York City’s answer to the White House Correspondents Dinner. (AP Photo/Joe DeMaria, File)

It’s a drag: NYC mayors mock selves in annual show

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudolph Giuliani donning drag. Ed Koch stepping out of the mouth of a man-eating plant. Michael Bloomberg wearing a harness and flying 20 feet in the air while dressed as Spiderman. […]

03/20/2014

The performance art "In Orbit," a 25-foot wheel made from wood, steel, and furniture, is home for artists Ward Shelley, top, and Alex Schweder, bottom, for 10 days at the Boiler gallery in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NYC artists live on ‘human hamster wheel’

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever feel like you’re on a big hamster wheel and you can’t get off? Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder know that feeling all too well. The two performance artists are spending […]

03/05/2014

In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote” and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of […]

02/02/2014

One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline in New York. Second in height is 4 World Trade Center, right. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NYC 9/11 museum opens to public in May

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of delays due to funding disputes, engineering challenges and a nearly disastrous flood, a museum dedicated to victims of the 9/11 terror attacks will open to the public in […]

01/24/2014

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sit together in the front row before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede […]

01/19/2014

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