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NYC to finally recognize It was home to a slave market

New York - Most people think of slavery and slave markets as being peculiar to our Southern states and being strictly a "Southern crime against humanity." But New Yorkers are finally going to have to acknowledge their own role in the trade in human beings.

Review: Ariana Grande dazzles at Madison Square Garden in New York City Special

New York - On March 20, pop superstar Ariana Grande performed at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of her "Honeymoon" tour, for a sold-out venue.

New York rent so high, Starbucks starting to close some locations

New York City - Even huge coffee chains are feeling the pressure of New York retail rents. Starbucks is looking to close some of its pricy, large locations, according to the Commercial Observer.

New York rent so high, Starbucks starting to close some locations

New York City - Even huge coffee chains are feeling the pressure of New York retail rents. Starbucks is looking to close some of its pricy, large locations, according to the Commercial Observer.

New York City's growing homeless population tops 60,000

New York City - New York City's burgeoning homeless population just keeps getting bigger. Every night, over 60,000 people, 26,000 of them children, sleep in shelters, an increase of over 20,000 in the past three years. Close to 4,000 more find shelter on the streets.

Op-Ed: Miscalculate the weather, and you lose billions

New York City - Planes can't fly through a brick of snow. But who's to say when these bricks will actually come in the predicted force and tenacity, and what are the penalties for being wrong?

Interview with a rising star, the very talented David Bronson Special

The New York-based musician has been charming fans and critics alike, all over the world, with his unique and almost undefinable sound. Digital Journal caught up with him ahead of the release of his new album.

Review: Meghan Trainor rocks Ultimate Tailgate Party at Best Buy Theater Special

New York City - On January 10, pop star Meghan Trainor performed a remarkable show at Best Buy Theater in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

New York City could allow Apple Pay for paying parking tickets

New York City - New York City's finance department is looking into new methods of payment for parking tickets that include Apple Pay, Bitcoin, and PayPal transactions, MarketWatch reports.

'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.

Humpback whales return to New York City waters

New York City - Imagine seeing one of the largest and most majestic creatures in the ocean within just a couple miles of the Empire State building? Whale sightings have become more frequent the last two years as Humpback whales return.

NYC hairdresser tests negative for Ebola

New York City - A hairdresser who died after returning from West Africa, one of the Ebola-stricken nations, tested negative for the virus Wednesday, according to health officials.

Researcher figures out how many rats are in NYC

New York City - Legend has it that there's a rat in New York City for every person, more than eight million in total. That's quite a lot of rats — too many, in fact.

Researcher figures out how many rats are in NYC

New York City - Legend has it that there's a rat in New York City for every person, more than eight million in total. That's quite a lot of rats — too many, in fact.

Op-Ed: Male model walks for three hours in NYC and videotapes catcalls

New York - After last week's viral video of actress Shoshana Roberts walking through New York City and facing over 100 aggressive catcalls, another ambitious film making group tried to replicate the video substituting Roberts for a handsome male model.

A first look inside One World Trade Center's observation deck

New York City - After eight and a half years of extensive construction and reparation, One World Trade Center in Manhattan is finalizing its much-anticipated observation deck. At its completion, the deck will offer visitors unparalleled views of the cityscape.

New species of frog discovered in New York City's own backyard

New York City's Staten Island is not the ideal place to be looking for frogs, especially in November. Most amphibians are already in hiding for the winter. But Brian Curry found one frog in that cold, hardwood forest swamp.

Video exposing street harassment draws rape threats (Video)

New York - Shoshana B. Roberts was fed up with the sexual harassment she was experiencing in the streets of New York City. She decided record this treatment on a hidden camera to expose what women have to go through every day in the streets of the city.

America's first cat cafe opens in Oakland; was it really first?

America's first cat cafe, which gives customers a chance to play with adoptable felines, and enjoy a coffee, latte or similar drink, just opened. At least that's what NBC said. Was it really the first?

NYC Ebola case raises more questions on U.S. preparedness

The American people have once again had their "fear levels" put on high alert after Dr. Craig Spencer, a resident of NYC and a member of Doctors Without Borders, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital. He has been diagnosed with Ebola.

Mayor de Blasio and wife open Gracie Mansion for Halloween party

New York City - Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, decided to join in the Halloween fun this year by inviting all, via twitter, to Gracie Mansion for Halloween delights on Oct 28.

NYC dispatchers forbidden to use the 'E-word'

New York City - New York City's governing officials are so worried about causing a wide-spread panic over the Ebola virus that they are now forbidding 911 dispatchers from using the word, "Ebola." An FDNY memo wants the disease referred to in "vague terms."

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.

Ex-convict shot by former rival inmate minutes after release

New York City - An ex-convict is recovering after he was shot Oct. 9 literally minutes following his release from over a decade in prison, in what's being considered a revenge murder by New York state police.

New York City hit by 'Invasion of the Data Snatchers'

New York - After a news report this week, New York City says about 500 advertising beacons will be uninstalled from Manhattan phone booths.

From The Great White North to The Great City Special

New York - Don't miss accomplished New York City jazz singer Hilary Gardner as she celebrates the release of her new CD, "The Great City" Sunday evening October 5th at Birdland.

Review: Wrongchilde debuts at Mercury Lounge NYC Special

New York - Monday night, Mat Devine made his first live outing with his new project, Wrongchilde. The group headlined the early show at The Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side.

Global climate protest draws thousands around the world

Tens and tens of thousands of people gathered in hundreds of events in cities around the world today, in a call to action against climate change and other environmental issues impacting our planet.

New York preparing for People's Climate March

New York City - Organizers are expecting a huge crowd to descend on a blocked-off area in Central Park, north of Manhattan's Columbus Circle on Sunday, Sept. 21 to participate in the People's Climate March. It's "an invitation to change everything," says Bill McKibben.

Review: Paul Maged hits with honesty, misses with others on 'Demons'

New York City singer-songwriter Paul Maged isn't happy with the way the world is right now, and he's not afraid to let everyone know it.
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