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Welcome To New York City. The city that never sleeps.

This is New York City

New York City (officially the City of New York) is the largest city in the United States and one of the world's major global cities. Located in the state of New York, the city has a population of over 8.1 million within an area of 321 square miles (approximately 830 km²), making it the most densely populated major city in North America. With a population of 18.7 million, the New York Metropolitan Area is one of the largest urban areas in the world, yet New York has the lowest crime rate among major United States cities.

New York City is an international center for business, finance, fashion, medicine, entertainment, media, and culture, with an extraordinary collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and financial markets. The city is also home to the headquarters of the United Nations, and to many of the world's most famous skyscrapers.

Popularly known as the "Big Apple" or the "City That Never Sleeps," the city attracts people from all over the globe who come for New York City's economic opportunity, culture, and fast-paced cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Mike R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York

Michael R. Bloomberg

Michael R. Bloomberg is the 108th Mayor of the City of New York. He was born on February 14, 1942 and raised in Medford, Massachusetts, where his father was the bookkeeper at a local dairy.

Mayor Bloomberg's thirst for information and fascination with technology was evident at an early age, and led him to Johns Hopkins University, where he parked cars and took out loans to finance his education. After his college graduation, he gained an MBA from Harvard and in the summer of 1966, he was hired by Salomon Brothers to work on Wall Street.

TUBERCULOSIS IS AT HISTORIC LOW IN NEW YORK CITY   March 24, 2008 - Tuberculosis is at historic low in New York City
The Health Department announced today, World Tuberculosis Day, that TB reached another all-time low in New York City in 2007. A total of 914 cases were reported in 2007 – a 4% decrease from 2006 and a 76% decrease from the high levels seen in the early 1990s.         More info
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In U.S., bottled water lacks drug safeguards   March 12, 2008 - In U.S., bottled water lacks drug safeguards
The U.S. federal standards for acceptable levels of pharmaceutical residue in bottled water are the same as those for tap water -- there aren't any.
The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the $12 billion bottled water industry in the United States, sets limits for chemicals, bacteria and radiation, but doesn't address pharmaceuticals.          More info
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MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND COMMISSIONER FRIEDEN UNVEIL STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD TECHNOLOGY   February 25, 2008 - Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Frieden Unveil State-of-the-Art Electronic Health Record Technology
Health Department Innovation Already Improves Care for 200,000 New Yorkers; City Is on Track to Fulfill Mayor's Pledge to Deliver Lifesaving Technology to More than One Million Patients by End of Year          More info
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Actor Heath Ledger Dead at 28   January 22, 2008 - Actor Heath Ledger Dead at 28
Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger was found naked and dead in
his SoHo apartment yesterday after he apparently overdosed on
anti-anxiety pills.         More info
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Remembrances of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   January 21, 2008 - Martin Luther King Jr
Remembrances of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. abound in cities from New York to Boston. The daughter of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, who died this past year, remembered her parents in a speech at Ebenezer Baptist Church.       More info
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A 100 year-old beech tree in Central Park 
                  in New York   January 11, 2008 - NYC Cloning Historical Trees for Future
A young man walks by a 100 year-old beech tree in Central Park in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008. The city of New York has contracted a Connecticut-based tree company to snip off 6- to 12-inch sections of the tree which will be cloned at a scientific tree nursery in eastern Oregon.       More info
Hillary Clinton's 60th birthday party
 October 26, 2007 - Hillary Clinton's 60th birthday party
The headliner for Clinton's 60th birthday party at the Beacon Theater is rocker Elvis Costello. He'll be introduced by Billy Crystal. But the real star power may be Clinton's husband and former president, Bill Clinton.    More info
Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer
 October 9, 2007 - Spitzer policy granting licenses to illegal immigrants
Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer’s new policy that permits illegal immigrants to obtain New York State driver’s licenses is “an absurd” decision that will provide a new gateway for terrorists, a member of the federal commission that investigated the 2001 World Trade Center attacks warns.    More info
The World Trade Center, AFP/Getty
 September 11, 2007 - 9/11 demolition theory challenged
An analysis of the World Trade Center collapse has challenged a conspiracy theory surrounding the 9/11 attacks.
The study by a Cambridge University engineer demonstrates that once the collapse of the twin towers began, it was destined to be rapid and total.    More info
Luciano Pavarotti Is Dead at 71
 September 6, 2007 - Luciano Pavarotti Is Dead at 71
Luciano Pavarotti, the Italian singer whose ringing, pristine sound set a standard for operatic tenors of the postwar era, died early this morning ...    More info
Oprah Winfrey
 September 2, 2007 - Oprah's Big Announcement
The queen of daytime is taking her show on the road to New York City this September. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will be coming to New York City to tape the first two shows of her 22nd season, which will kick-off on Monday, September 10.    More info
United Nations building
 August 30, 2007 - Nerve gas found at United Nations building
United Nations weapons inspectors discovered six to eight vials of a dangerous nerve gas, phosgene, as they were cleaning out offices at a U.N. building in New York Thursday morning.    More info
Leona Helmsley, Hotelier and Real Estate Icon, Dies
 August 20, 2007 - Leona Helmsley, Hotelier and Real Estate Icon, Dies
Leona Helmsley, the real estate developer and hotel operator convicted of tax evasion and dubbed ``The Queen of Mean,'' died today. She was 87.
Helmsley died of heart failure at her summer home in Greenwich, Connecticut, said spokesman Howard Rubenstein. With her husband, Harry, she helped build a property empire that was once valued at $5 billion. It included interests in the Empire State Building, the Park Lane Hotel on Central Park South and the Helmsley Hotel on 42nd Street.    More info
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today launched the Street Conditions Observation Unit (SCOUT), a new team of inspectors in the Mayor's Office of Operations whose mission is to drive every City street once per month and report conditions that negatively impact quality of life to 311.    More info
New York City Police Report Explores Homegrown Terrorism
August 16, 2007 - New York City Police Report Explores Homegrown Terrorism
Understanding how seemingly ordinary people become radicalized and hatch homegrown terror plots is essential for law enforcement officials in the United States and abroad to stay one step ahead, a study released yesterday by the New York Police Department concluded.    More info
In a show of force, the NYPD mobilized hundreds of anti-terrorism cops last night after an Internet report of a "dirty bomb" threat targeting the city surfaced, authorities said.
An Israeli-based Web site claimed al Qaeda communications accuse the United States of failing to take seriously the video taped message last Sunday of an American member of the terror group, who vowed...    More info
Fort Dix
 May 8, 2007 - Plot to Kill U.S. Soldiers at Fort Dix
Ever since Sept. 11, U.S. authorities have asked the public to be vigilant, urging, "If you see something, say something."
In January 2006, a store clerk in New Jersey saw something.
A group of men had brought him a video showing them firing assault weapons and chanting, "God is Great!" in Arabic.    More info
After an eight-week manhunt, the cowardly crook accused of assaulting and robbing two grannies in Queens last month - including a 101-year-old - was collared yesterday.
And it turns out Jack Rhodes, who's 44 and 5-foot-10, 200 pounds, doesn't just prey on old folks - he is suspected of punching the 5-year-old son of another woman he robbed, a police source said.    More info
Subprime bailout? $120 billion
 April 16, 2007 - Subprime bailout? $120 billion
NEW YORK (Money) -- Want to pick up the check for every homeowner who got saddled with a risky mortgage? It's a big one - on the order of $120 billion.
Lawmakers and consumer groups in recent weeks have been calling for assistance for those at risk of defaulting on their mortgage.
On Wednesday, Congressional Democrats led by Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) advocated steering hundreds of millions of dollars into ...    More info
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine
 April 15, 2007 - Crasher Corzine Broke Law By Not Wearing Seat Belt
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine wasn't wearing a seat belt when he was badly injured in a highway crash - violating a law that the Garden State spends hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to promote.
Corzine's spokesman admitted yesterday that the former Goldman ...    More info
Bello the clown gets his bike back
 April 4, 2007 - Bello the clown gets his bike back
Bello the clown can turn his frown upside down now that his itty bitty prop bike has been found. The six-inch wide bicycle went missing while Bello was promoting the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus at Grand Central Terminal on Friday. The bike, custom made in Mexico City 13 years ago, was found and returned by Good Samaritan Ricky Robinson. Robinson got a thousand dollar cash reward, along with a brand new bike of his own thanks to Toys 'R' Us. Then, he and Bello each took a spin on their wheels.
Terrorists - coming to a school near you - photo
 April 4, 2007 - Terrorists – coming to a school near you
Authorities fear the school massacre that shook Russia a few years ago may be a dress rehearsal for what al-Qaida plans to do in America – only on a grander scale, launching multiple school attacks simultaneously across the country.
In 2004, Chechen terrorists associated with al-Qaida seized a ...    More info
Pet food recall grows to include first dry products
 March 31, 2007 - Pet food recall grows to include first dry products
More pet foods are being recalled due to fears of contamination.
Nestle Purina is pulling its Alpo "Prime cuts in gravy wet dog food" with certain date codes. Last night Hill's pet nutrition recalled a dry cat food called "Prescription diet MD." Both products may include contaminated ...    More info
Bello the clown pleads for his mini-bike - photo
 March 31, 2007 - Bello the clown pleads for his mini-bike
The tears of a clown are all too real for 'Bello,' the star of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, which is now at Madison Square Garden.
Yesterday, someone took his itty-bitty, one-of-a-kind bicycle and now there's a reward to get it back.    More info
President Bush
 March 29, 2007 - Spending Bill That Includes Iraq Withdrawal Timetable
President Bush renewed his veto threat on an Iraq spending bill on Wednesday in the face of a defiant Senate that is set to pass legislation that includes an order for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq beginning 120 days after the bill is signed into law.
That's never going to happen, Bush said.    More info
Will US attack Iran?
 March 29, 2007 - Will US attack Iran?
Russia has reported increased US military activity in and around the strategic Gulf for the first time in four years after the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has declared that its territories are off ...    More info
More than 10,000 US personnel, two aircraft carriers and 100 warplanes begin biggest simulated demonstration of force in Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq
 March 28, 2007 - Simulated Demonstration of Force in Gulf
DEBKAfile’s military sources note that the exercise was launched March 27 the day before the Arab League summit opens in Riyadh, to demonstrate the Bush administration’s determination not to let Iran block the Strait of Hormuz to oil exports from the Persian Gulf, or continue its nuclear program.
Taking part are the USS Stennis and USS Eisenhower strike forces.    More info
The new 'Forever Stamp' will feature the Liberty Bell - photo
 March 27, 2007 - 'Forever Stamp' Will Feature Liberty Bell
Washington - An image of the Liberty Bell, an icon of American freedom and independence, will adorn the Postal Service's new forever stamp.
The design of the stamp was unveiled Monday at the National Postal Forum, a gathering of companies in the mailing industry.    More info
Rat Poison In Recalled Pet Food - photo
 March 23, 2007 - Rat Poison In Recalled Pet Food
Rat poison has been found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs but researchers still don't know how the toxin got into the food, New York's agriculture commissioner said Friday.    More info
An American Beslan?
 March 22, 2007 - An American Beslan?
Homeland Security: As Democrats hold more silly hearings to embarrass Republicans, the FBI is warning local police to be alert for Muslim extremists hijacking school buses. Reality check, please.    More info
Houdini's gravesite (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

 March 22, 2007 - Team to Test Houdini's Body for Poison
For all his death-defying stunts, Harry Houdini couldn't escape the Grim Reaper: He died on Halloween 1926, apparently from a punch to the stomach that ruptured his appendix. But rumors that he was murdered have persisted for decades.   More info

James Hansen NASA

 March 20, 2007 - Climate scientist sees cover-up
NASA scientist kept from media by Bush Administration. Except for the 1,400 times he wasn't.
A Nasa scientist who said the Bush administration muzzled him because of his belief in global warming yesterday acknowledged to Congress that he'd done more than 1,400 on-the-job interviews in recent years.   More info

2007 - 246th New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade - photo

 March 17, 2007 - 246th New York City  Saint Patrick's Day Parade
The Saint Patrick's Day Parade starts at 44th Street & 5th Avenue. It travels north on 5th Avenue to 86th Street, then travels east on 86th Street to 3rd Avenue.     More info

Asa Aarons' 50 Ways To Cut Your Taxes - photo

 March 17, 2007 - Complete List: Asa Aarons' 50 Ways To Cut Your Taxes
Asa is back with another installment in his "50 Ways..." series, and this time, it's all about the taxes. We're a months away from the final filing date (this year April 17), so get a jumpstart on smart filing ...    More info

Chagas parasite - phpto

 March 17, 2007 - Parasite is a growing concern for healthcare professionals
A little-known but potentially deadly parasite from Latin America has become one of the latest threats to the blood and organ supplies in the United States, especially in Los Angeles, where many donors ...    More info

Experts close the lid on suitcase nukes

 March 17, 2007 - Experts close the lid on 'suitcase nukes'
Jack Bauer may lose 24 hours of sleep worrying about suitcase nukes, but should his viewers?
Probably not, nuclear weapons experts say.
Nuclear bombs cleverly concealed in suitcases don't exist in real life.    More info

Mohammed Khalid Sheikh - photo:

 March 14, 2007 - Al Qaeda Chief Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
WASHINGTON - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed portrayed himself as Al Qaeda's most ambitious operational planner in a confession to a U.S. military tribunal that said he planned and supported 31 terrorist attacks, topped by Sept. 11, that killed thousands of innocent victims since the early 1990s.    More info

VIP Airbus A380 Aircraft - photo:

 March 12, 2007 - VIP Airbus A380 Flying Palace
US design house Edése Doret Industrial Design is nearing completion of an interior configuration for a VIP Airbus A380 aircraft, although the jet in question has yet to be formally ordered by the client concerned.    More info

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