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Ai Weiwei's latest work is to build fences throughout New York City

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:26:25 GMT

Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer View text version of this page Help using this website - Accessibility statement Join today and you can easily save your favourite articles, join in the conversation and comment, plus select which news your want direct to your inbox. The provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced he will build more than 100 fences and installations around New York City in a project called Good Fences Make Good Neighbours , one of his largest public art works to date.




Gov. Cuomo: Stop Your Bigotry and Censorship and Approve the New York ...

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:20:26 GMT

At 1:00 PM this afternoon at Federal Hall, our Nation's first seat of government, beneath the Statue of President George Washington, our Founding Father and first President, Dr. Elizabeth Rex will hold a press conference to urge Governor Cuomo to finally lift the 2004 DMV moratorium that is blocking the approval of the "Choose Life" License Plate as well as the approval of the "911 Remembrance" License Plate.




New Yorkers develop a taste for Kiwi eels

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:00:22 GMT

Statistics New Zealand export figures show sales of eel to North America grew by 115 per cent last year. Tim Strauss, vice-president of Hawaiian Airlines' cargo division, which delivers thousands of live eels to New York each year, says the carrier's own figures show strong growth for the niche export.




Suspect to police: I stabbed black man as 'practice'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:45:31 GMT

The white man accused of fatally stabbing a black man in New York on Monday night told police he targeted the victim because he was black and that he viewed the killing as "practice," according to a criminal complaint. The suspect, 28-year-old James Harris Jackson, told police he intended to go to Times Square to kill more black men, according to the complaint.




Program leads young New Yorkers into technical theater industry

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:31:15 GMT

The Roundabout Theatre Company has partnered with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees for a new program aimed at landing New Yorkers, ages 18 to 24, careers in the theater industry. Parents rejoice - there's now a Roundabout way for young New Yorkers to find their way into a lucrative career path right in the city.




'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Posters: Tom Holland Slings Through New York

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:06:19 GMT

Spider-Man: Homecoming showed some more Big Apple love today, tweeting a new poster image depicting the Marvel superhero on his New York City turf. The poster, depicting Spidey scaling a Brooklyn-Queens Expressway sign, comes a day after two others were tweeted.




New Yorkers join to remember tragic Triangle Shirtwaist fire

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:53:56 GMT

New Yorkers gathered Friday to remember Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire - a tragedy that killed 146 workers, many of them young women. The march 25, 1911 blaze at a factory near present-day New York University rocked the city - and galvanized the International Ladies Garment Workers Union to push for workplace safety rules still in place today.




Latest Rikers brutality case fuels debate over jail's future

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:29:23 GMT

In this July 31, 2014 file photo, juvenile detention inmates at New York's Rikers Island jail walk in a single file to the chapel. Some activists say shutting down Rikers is the only solution for a cycle of abuses that includes violence by guards and gang members, mistreatment of the mentally ill and juveniles, and unjustly long detention for minor offenders.




Robert Rodriguez Frontrunner to Direct Escape From New York Remake

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:08:34 GMT

Robert Rodriguez is now the frontrunner to direct the upcoming Escape From New York remake, according to TrackingBoard . There is no finished deal yet, but Rodriguez is reportedly interested.




US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:07:56 GMT

Jewish groups wh... . FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, Stacy Biscardi searches the grounds of Mount Carmel Cemetery for a relatives' grave in Philadelphia.




White supremacist who traveled to New York to murder black men...

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:53:04 GMT

A white supremacist who traveled to New York City to kill black men subscribed to numerous neo-Nazi, anti-feminist and far-right conspiracy theory channels on YouTube, according to what appears to be his personal account on the website. James Harris Jackson stabbed a black man with a sword on the street in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, in what he admitted to police was an intentional hate crime.




Sao Paulo street art debate over what makes cities livable

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:38:42 GMT

When completed in 2015, the mayor's office hailed the graffiti panels along Avenida 23 de Maio as Latin America's largest open-air mural - 70 works of street art stretching for more than 3 miles along a boulevard connecting a well-to-do district with the city centre. It wasn't done by vandals or other graffiti artists, as often happens with street art, but by sanitation workers acting on the orders of Sao Paulo's new mayor, Joao Doria, a millionaire businessman and former host of "The Apprentice Brazil."




New York women arrested in Missouri cigarette scheme

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:15:56 GMT

Authorities say two New York women who were arrested in eastern Missouri after jumping out a second-story motel window and running half-naked across Interstate 70 are suspected in a black market cigarette scheme. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 160 cartons of cigarettes and about two dozen fake credit cards were found after the women's arrest Thursday in the town of Foristell.




'New Yorker' Covers More Reflective of The Times

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:55:04 GMT

The New Yorker' s cover art has long reflected a cosmopolitan sensibility - but recently, the images have become much more topical, depicting issues the nation is facing like politics, immigration and race. Covers like "The March" by Abigail Gray Swartz , featuring a brown-skinned Rosie the Riveter, and "Liberty's Flameout" by John W. Tomac, depicting the Statue of Liberty with her shining torch no longer lit to greet immigrants.




Veteran charged with killing black man in NYC in likely 'act of terrorism,' prosecutors say

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:58:41 GMT

Members ... -- James Harris Jackson, an Army veteran from Maryland accused of killing a black man in what authorities said was an interstate mission to attack black people in N... -- "Terrorists will not defeat us," Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the crowd as candles were lit at a vigil in London's Trafalgar Square this evening in honor of the ... LAUREL, Miss.-- With the USDA's confirmation of Avian Influenza in southern Tennessee, Alabama, and now Kentucky, the virus has struck the United States for the fourth year i... An illustrious group of six distinguished student-athletes will be enshrined in the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame this fall, the Nebraska Athletics Department ... John Thompson III's days at Georgetown University are over.The school announced Thursday that it fired Thompson as head coach of its men's bas... -- Republicans are scrambling on Capitol Hill ... (more)




Investigator who leaked chokehold officer's records resigns

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:59:05 GMT

In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, a demonstrator holds a sign bearing the likeness of Eric Garner and Michael Brown before a march to protest the death of Garner in the Staten Island borough of New York. A New York police watchdog group investigator who leaked disciplinary records on the officer involved in the police chokehold death of Eric Garner has resigned Thursday, March 23, 2017.




Investigator who leaked chokehold officer's records resigns

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:59:04 GMT

A New Yor... . FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Gwen Carr holds a picture of her son Eric Garner during a news conference in New York with relatives of New Yorkers killed by police.