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Canada's last fully intact ice shelf has collapsed due to warming

The Milne Ice Shelf is at the fringe of Ellesmere Island in the northern Canadian territory of Nunavut. It was the last fully intact ice shelf in Canada, until Sunday - when it collapsed, losing 40 percent of its area.

Review: Ivy Lane is a gem in the Upper East Side in New York City Special

New York - On December 22, this journalist was afforded the privilege to dine at the exquisite Ivy Lane in the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

Uber New York helicopter service opens to all account members

Earlier in 2019, Uber the ride-hailing company began to offer helicopter trips from downtown Manhattan to the J.F. Kennedy International Airport but only to select passengers.

Manhattan author discusses 'Mistress Suffragette' book, sequel Special

Manhattan author Diana Forbes chatted with Digital Journal about her latest book "Mistress Suffragette." She also opened up about the effects of technology and industrialization during the era of her book.

Amazon is hiring 2,000 people in New York City

Amazon is taking another bite out of the Big Apple. The online retail giant is hiring 2,000 more employees over the next three years at a new office in New York City.

Chipotle just can't shake the bad PR — This time its a drug bust

New York City - Chipotle Mexican Grill has been working hard to regain customer loyalty after the food safety scandal that rocked the company's foundations last year. Now, it looks like they are in hot water again, this time over a cocaine bust.

Giant construction crane falls onto Manhattan street, killing one

New York - One person was killed and at least three others injured Friday when a 500-foot construction crane toppled over on a normally busy Manhattan street.

Review: Ooviña is an amazing restaurant and wine bar in Manhattan Special

New York - On Jan. 29, Digital Journal was afforded the distinct pleasure to dive at Ooviña Latin Tapas and Wine Bar in New York City, and it was absolutely phenomenal in every way.

A chat with actor Tony Roberts about his new autobiography Special

The 76-year-old New Yorker, best known for the six Woody Allen films in which he appeared, recently published his life story. Digital Journal spoke to him ahead of the official launch in a few days' time.

New York youth baseball treasurer indicted for embezzling $90,000

Manhattan - The volunteer treasurer for a non-profit youth baseball organization that provides athletic training to underprivileged kids was arrested and arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court last Friday for allegedly embezzling over $90,000.

Op-Ed: Aunt loses suit against nephew, 12, over hug that broke her wrist

A woman who sued her nephew for allegedly breaking her wrist during an exuberant hug got exactly what she deserved. Nothing. It only took the jury 25 minutes to decide against Jennifer Connell, who was asking for $127,000 in damages against her nephew.

James Blake wants NYPD cop who tackled him to be fired

Manhattan - When a video surfaced that showed former tennis star James Blake being tackled by a plainclothes New York City Police officer, it prompted apologies from mayor Bill de Blasio and police commissioner Bill Bratton.

Shocking video: Panera Bread manager violently strikes employee

New York - In a graphic video now making its way across the web, a male Panera Bread manager was caught violently striking a female employee who had just quit and was causing a scene.

DEA agents allegedly lied to govt. about running strip club

South Hackensack - Two Drug Enforcement Agency employees allegedly lied to the government about not having outside work, even though they owned a sleazy New Jersey strip club that employed illegal immigrant dancers from Russia and Brazil.

'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.

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!
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"Sun Fire", The NYC Skyline in Silhouette at Sunset. "One of my biggest dreams is to one day to have the means to be able to explore the rest of this vast world," confesses Gucwa, "and to capture as much of it as I can with my photography and writing in the same way that I have devoted myself to capturing the essence of New York City with my images and words."
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"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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Pier 17, in the South Seaport Historic District of Manhattan, with the Empire State Building in the background.
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45 Park Place, Manhattan, New York
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View of the financial district in Lower Manhattan, seen from the East River
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New York City Subway System with passengers.
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Mount Sinai also has a number of hospital affiliates in the New York metropolitan area including Bro...
Mount Sinai also has a number of hospital affiliates in the New York metropolitan area including Brooklyn Hospital Center, and an additional campus, Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens.
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One of the NYPD's go-fast boats moving quickly across New York Harbor. This new speedboat became popular with the NYPD after the 9/11 attacks. The boat is operated jointly by the NYPD's Harbor Patrol and Counterterrorism division. The boat is equipped with special sensors that can detect radioactive materials. The boat is used to inspect ships and protect ferry boats, cruise ships and other sea vessels and seaside property from a maritime-based terrorist strike. It has a top speed of 57mph.
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The original World Trade Center and the World Financial Center in Downtown Manhattan.
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The Manhattan Bridge spans the East River between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The Manhattan Bridge spans the East River between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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“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 Staten Island Ferry crosses Upper New York Bay between Manhattan and Staten Island. The 8-km jou...
The Staten Island Ferry crosses Upper New York Bay between Manhattan and Staten Island. The 8-km journey takes about 25 minutes each way and is free of charge.
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South Manhattan, New York, New York. An aerial view from south-west.
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The skyline of New York City
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This image shows three of the bridges over the East River. The one above is The Brooklyn Bridge, the second one is the Manhattan Bridge, and in the background, center left, is the Williamsburg Bridge.
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