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'The Many Faces' Art Exhibition Opens in New York Gallery Sensei Special

New York - "The Many Faces," a new art exhibition exploring consumerism, sex, and American culture, opened in New York on December 12, 2014. The following photos are from the opening reception at Gallery Sensei, attended by the artists, curator, and art enthusiasts.

Uber executive reportedly advocates smearing woman journalist

Manhattan - Uber, the internet's high-tech ride-sharing company is in damage control mode right now due to statements allegedly made by Emil Michael, the company's senior vice president for business, while in New York at a private dinner last week.

Death of comic Joan Rivers blamed on anesthesia drug propofol

New York - Acerbic comedian Joan Rivers died after suffering cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure, a known potential side effect of the anesthesia drug propofol — the same drug implicated in the death of Michael Jackson.

New study looks closely at the rats of New York

The rats of New York City are so numerous that it is said there are at least 8.4 million of them. These illusive pests are rarely seen in the daylight hours, but at night, like zombies in the movies, they come out to feed.

Shake Shack restaurants plan to make it everywhere

New York City - Having already made it in New York and a dozen other places, the Shake Shack restaurant chain is said to be planning an initial public offering of its stock.

Pedestrian hit by flying buzzsaw in midtown Manhattan

Some pedestrians are hit by cars, some by trucks or buses, and maybe a pedestrian might be hit by a golf cart. In midtown Manhattan Tuesday morning a pedestrian was hit by a buzzsaw. A buzzaw? That's right. She was not seriously injured.

Explosion in Manhattan, building collapses

A massive explosion has struck Manhattan's East Harlem. Eleven people reportedly have minor injuries as a result of this blast and building collapse.

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in his NYC apartment

New York - The Wall Street Journal has reported that actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his West Village, NYC, apartment. A cause of death for the 46-year-old was not named in the report.

Mom allegedly pimps out teen daughter for Super Bowl sex

New York - Police arrested Florida mom, Yolanda Ostoloza, 39, this week for allegedly attempting to pimp out her 15-year-old daughter for Super Bowl week.

Bank of America tellers picket ATM machines in Manhattan

Three tellers in Manhattan picketed ATM machines this week because they believe they threaten jobs by supporting cheap labor in call centers in places such as Jacksonville, Florida or Delaware.

Wife allegedly uses rare stamps to pay hit man to kill husband

New York - A Manhattan woman is accused of allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband. She reportedly didn't have money to pay for the deadly deed, but wanted to exchange rare stamps and jewelry worth $60,000.

New York’s problem with prescription drugs

New York - Nationwide, overdose rates are increasing at an alarming rate. In some states, overdose deaths have surpassed traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental death. As the death toll rises, many are asking what can be done to combat this trend.

Ice cream truck drivers duke it out over Manhattan turf

New York - Food trucks are some of the most popular attractions in the streets of New York City, and every food truck owner knows that location is everything. And some drivers are willing to fight for the best spot.

Op-Ed: Another death in Ad Land

New York - The headline 'Another death in Ad Land' crafted a sense of industry-wide danger in the advertising business, but Manhattan's buildings may be making a statement.

Chinese investing in Queens, New York property

Guess which New York neighborhood is seeing Chinese investors buying its properties? It may surprise you to learn that it's Queens!

Bonerama brings their brass funk rock to New York's harbor Special

New York - Coming out of the New Orleans brass funk rock scene, Bonerama played New York City's Rocks Off Harbor Cruise - rocking the boat on a beautiful summer night.

Op-Ed: Crime will NOT decrease because of gun-free zones!

New York police are searching for kidnappers as a couple were forced into a vehicle at gunpoint according to witnesses! New York is one of the toughest cities for a law abiding citizen to get a concealed carry permit in, but criminals don't seem to mind!

Somber ceremony marks 20th anniversary of ’93 WTC bombing

New York - City officials and survivors gathered at the 9/11 memorial yesterday in a somber ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center terrorist attack.

More than 50 injured as ferry plows into Manhattan pier

New York - A commuter ferry has crashed into a pier in the lower Manhattan portion of New York City, injuring more than fifty people.

Photo Essay: Scenes of New York City's Central Park Special

New York - The largest park in NYC and one of the world's foremost urban parks, Manhattan’s Central Park offers peace and tranquility in the center of a fast-moving city; the park is the most visited recreational area in the United States.

Op-Ed: The 10 best films of Woody Allen's career

New York - In just a couple of days, Woody Allen, the Academy Award-winning director of such films as "Annie Hall" and Manhattan," will turn 77 years old. Although he is still going strong by writing and directing a film each year, let's look back at his top gems.

Occupy Wall Street uses pedal-power to charge NYC cellphones

New York - As part of the Occupy Sandy Relief NYC campaign, members of the Occupy movement have started an OWS bike generator service, to charge battery-depleted phones and get people back in contact in New York City.

Video: Bicyclists cover NYC during Hurricane Sandy

New York - As downtown Manhattan got flooded when Hurricane Sandy made landfall, a group of people explored the downtown area on bicycle to get video footage of the flooding.

Video captures front facade of Manhattan building collapsing

New York - As a Manhattan resident filmed the wind and rain fiercely whipping down the street of his 14th Street and 8th Avenue apartment, he unexpectedly caught the wind ripping the front facade off of an apartment across the street.

Hurricane Sandy snaps crane in midtown Manhattan

New York - Emergency workers are at the scene of a partially collapsed crane that is dangling off a 65-story building in Manhattan.

Drunk lawyer crushes arm trying to get into NYC apartment

Maggie Baumer, an attorney in Manhattan, probably should have just passed out in the hallway like every other drunk does at 6 am. But instead got her arm crushed by a trash compactor since she jumped down the chute in an attempt to get in her cellar.

NYPD officers slay knife-wielding man in Morningside Heights

New York - NYPD officers responding to an incident involving an emotionally disturbed individual barricaded in an apartment in Upper Manhattan fatally shot a naked 28 year-old man after he charged at them with a butcher knife.

Shooting New York City, with heart, art, and soul Special

New York - New York photographer Vivienne Gucwa re-discovered her city through walking and shooting what she saw. Though she alternates between formal and mobile photography, Gucwa's passion for her home (and her medium) has only deepened through the years.

Cannonball discovered on New York's Governors Island

New York - A cannonball discovered by construction workers doing excavating work on Governors Island yesterday morning triggered a massive emergency response from the city's police and fire departments amidst fears that the device may have been explosive.

Manhattan apartment price soars by 80% in 10 years

If you plan on buying an apartment in sexy Manhattan, you better do it quick. According to new figures, the price for city apartments has dramatacially increased by 80 percent or more over the last ten years.
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 Crossing   Lower Broadway.  I had no formal training in photography  no real knowledge of the rules...
"Crossing", Lower Broadway. "I had no formal training in photography, no real knowledge of the rules or major concepts that defined the field," says Gucwa. "Working with the limited tools that I had really enticed me to learn more about light, and set me on a lifelong journey of trying to capture something as fleeting...as the transient quality of New York City."
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The New York Water Taxi offers commuter and sightseeing services to Liberty Island  Staten Island an...
The New York Water Taxi offers commuter and sightseeing services to Liberty Island, Staten Island and points along the East River and Hudson River.
Pier 17  in the South Seaport Historic District of Manhattan  with the Empire State Building in the ...
Pier 17, in the South Seaport Historic District of Manhattan, with the Empire State Building in the background.
Manhattan Island seen from the Upper New York Bay.
Manhattan Island seen from the Upper New York Bay.
The skyline looking south at dusk from the observation deck at Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhatt...
The skyline looking south at dusk from the observation deck at Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan-New York City.
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New Jersey Path train provides an alternative route in brutal morning commute.
New Jersey Path train provides an alternative route in brutal morning commute.
Lower Manhattan skyline seen from the East River.
Lower Manhattan skyline seen from the East River.
The Manhattan Bridge and the New York City Skyline.  A wonderful person shared a quote last year by ...
The Manhattan Bridge and the New York City Skyline. "A wonderful person shared a quote last year by Henri Matisse that really resonated with me," says Gucwa."'A large part of the beauty of a picture arises from the struggle which an artist wages with his limited medium.' I think that there is a tremendous amount of truth in the (idea) that when you are limited, you are forced to work extremely hard to get the results you desire."
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Liberty Island in the New York Harbour.  The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was designated...
Liberty Island in the New York Harbour. The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was designated as a National Monument in 1924 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It measures 93 meters from the base of the pedestal to the tip of the torch and weighs 204 tonnes.
Lower Manhattan skyline seen from the East River.
Lower Manhattan skyline seen from the East River.
View of Lower Manhattan from the East River. On the center of the picture is the Manhattan Municipal...
View of Lower Manhattan from the East River. On the center of the picture is the Manhattan Municipal Building. This building dates from 1914; with a height of 177 meters is one of the largest governmental buildings in the world.
The Manhattan Bridge spans the East River between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The Manhattan Bridge spans the East River between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department Ford Police Interceptor parked near th...
A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department Ford Police Interceptor parked near the World Trade Center construction site.
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Manhattan Skyline
“The excitement  the hype-ness of (New York City radio)... the internet can t replace that   says ...
“The excitement, the hype-ness of (New York City radio)... the internet can't replace that," says Pemberton. "It’s not the same as, “Oooh, so people downloaded this mp3 today!“ Like, okay...”
The Brooklyn Bridge crosses the East River connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Bridge crosses the East River connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn.
An entrance to the 42nd Street - Times Square subway station in Times Square  Midtown Manhattan. The...
An entrance to the 42nd Street - Times Square subway station in Times Square, Midtown Manhattan. The Times Square station is the busiest in the New York City subway system. The station served 60,604,822 persons in 2011.
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