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New York State Barge Canal added to the National Register of Historic Places
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:17:12 -0700

WATERFORD The historical and continuing significance of the state’s Barge Canal has been recognized with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Taylor Swift's New York Is Not Your New York
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:01:53 -0700

Taylor Swift is so, so, so excited about moving to New York. She's so excited that she doesn't mind paying $4 for a cookie, or experiencing the horse smell that pervades Central Park, or having to hoard all her nice cookware her mom gave her for her first grown-up apartment from her crazy Craigslist roommate.

New York confirms first Ebola case world rallies
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:54:09 -0700

NEW YORK (AFP) - A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the deadly virus on Thursday, the first confirmed case in the United ...

Dead finback whale washes up on Long Island beach in New York
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:33:13 -0700

Frances Burns SHIRLEY, N.Y., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A 58-foot finback whale found Thursday morning on a New York beach had been dead for some time with signs of sharks scavenging on its flesh, an expert said.

Move Over Ellis Island – .NYC is the Digital Gateway to New York
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:30:00 -0700

Residents living in New York City now have a place online to call home with the newest domain name extension, .NYC, now available for public registration. With the availability of

The Way We Used to Quarantine in New York
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:46 -0700

So far, because there are only three of them, it's easy to feel reassured that those potentially and actually infected with Ebola in New York are in safe quarantine. Bellevue insists it had a biohazard protocol all ready and waiting; there is nothing to worry about. Read more...

Amtrak Considers Selling Real Estate for Development
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:33:14 -0700

Amtrak will consider selling or leasing real estate it owns in New York, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago and Philadelphia as part of a plan to raise money, the U.S. passenger rail operator’s chairman said.

As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:38 -0700

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was little sign of panic. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, was moved with elaborate precautions from his Harlem apartment to ...

Statue of Liberty to sport 60-foot bow tie in air marketing stunt
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:19:09 -0700

The Statue of Liberty could be photographed wearing two 60-foot bow ties on Halloween Friday as part of a marketing stunt by the founder of Joe Boxer. The 35-pound bow ties would hang from helicopters in front of the New York City landmark, creating the illusion that Lady Liberty is ...

New York Ebola doctor's fiancee and TWO friends quarantined amid fears he gave them deadly virus: Potential victims in ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:15:36 -0700

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said that Dr Craig Spencer, 33, was in 'good shape' during a press conference on Friday afternoon at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.