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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.

World Trade Center skyscraper now world's priciest

New York - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey yesterday revealed the ultimate price tag for the construction of the sleek and futuristic One World Trade Center to be at $3.8 billion making it the world's most expensive commercial office skyscraper.

New Jersey woman gives birth on NYC subway train

New York - A pregnant New Jersey woman who boarded a Path commuter train to New York to visit her doctor had an unexpected surprise when she gave birth to a son before reaching Manhattan.
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Underground damage after the bombing at the World Trade Center. On February 26  1993  Islamic terror...
Underground damage after the bombing at the World Trade Center. On February 26, 1993, Islamic terrorists detonated a truck bombing in an underground parking garage in the World Trade Center killing six and wounding a 1,000.
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Citi Bike in the snow.
Citi Bike in the snow.
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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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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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The names of the six victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing on Panel N-73 on the North Side ...
The names of the six victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing on Panel N-73 on the North Side of the memorial's northern reflecting pool of the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan. Stephen Knapp, 48, John DiGiovanni, 45, Robert W. Kirkpatrick, 61, William Macko, 57, Wilfredo Mercado, 37, Monica Rodriguez Smith, 34, were all killed when Islamic extremists detonated a truck bomb at the World Trade Center on the afternoon of February 26, 1993.
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The skyline of New York City
The skyline of New York City
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One Police Plaza - Headquarters of the New York City Police Department in Lower Manhattan.
One Police Plaza - Headquarters of the New York City Police Department in Lower Manhattan.
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Occupy Wall Street: Thousands of people packed shoulder-to-shoulder into Liberty Plaza on September ...
Occupy Wall Street: Thousands of people packed shoulder-to-shoulder into Liberty Plaza on September 30th, 2011. A large handmade flag was presented to the crowd for the first time. This would be later carried through the streets of lower Manhattan in a march to Police Plaza
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Pier 17  in the South Seaport Historic District of Manhattan. The Empire State Building can be seen ...
Pier 17, in the South Seaport Historic District of Manhattan. The Empire State Building can be seen in the background.
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New York City Police Department (NYPD) police car in Times Square - Midtown Manhattan at night.
New York City Police Department (NYPD) police car in Times Square - Midtown Manhattan at night.
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South Manhattan  New York  New York. An aerial view from south-west.
South Manhattan, New York, New York. An aerial view from south-west.
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Lower Manhattan skyline seen from the East River.
Lower Manhattan skyline seen from the East River.
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PUBLIC: The Shake Shack burger chain started out as a hotdog stand in Madison Square Park in New Yor...
PUBLIC: The Shake Shack burger chain started out as a hotdog stand in Madison Square Park in New York, where this stand is located.
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Lower Manhattan skyline seen from the Hudson  River.
Lower Manhattan skyline seen from the Hudson River.
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The  B  train  passengers and a street musician at the 59th Street - Columbus Circle of the NYC Subw...
The "B" train, passengers and a street musician at the 59th Street - Columbus Circle of the NYC Subway system in Midtown Manhattan.
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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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 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."
Vivienne Gucwa
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Running  riding  and walking in Manhattan.  New York City.  Dec. 20  2010.
Running, riding, and walking in Manhattan. New York City. Dec. 20, 2010.
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