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FAA: Pilot in New York chopper crash not certified for bad...

The pilot who died when he crashed his helicopter atop a Manhattan skyscraper was not licensed to fly the aircraft in bad weather, says the Federal Aviation Administration.

Woodstock 50 loses NY site for anniversary music festival

Tickets for the festival, expected to attract about 60,000 people, have not gone on sale.

Pilot possibly violated flight rule in New York helicopter crash

New York Mayor De Blasio says authorities are determining whether the pilot made contact with LaGuardia's tower or other air traffic controllers before the crash.

Helicopter crashes into Manhattan skyscraper, pilot killed

An eye witness says he saw an explosion right after the helicopter crashed.

Bangladeshi immigrant charged with planning Times Square attack

Court filings say Ashiqul Alam acted alone.

New York takes aim at skyscrapers’ sky-high energy usage

Traditional skyscrapers are an energy-saver's nightmare, with their vast glass facades, electric lighting, generous use of air conditioning and heating.

New York passes bill that would allow Congress to get Trump...

The bill would allow the tax returns local and federal officials to be handed over to congressional committees if there is legitimate legislative purpose.

Trump Tower is now one of NYC’s least-desirable luxury buildings

Trump Tower’s occupancy rate has plunged over the last seven years to 83% from 99%, about double the New York average.

Japan fashion tycoon says selling valuable paintings, has no money

Japanese billionaire auctions off valuable belongings as personal funds dwindle due to overspending.

Ex-Bergdorf Goodman CEO Ira Neimark dies at 97

He reportedly died at home.

QIA, Crown Acquisitions emerge as investors in NY deal

The investment underlined QIA's ambition to boost its US investments to US$45 billion in coming years.

Netflix unveils plans for New York production hub

Up to US$100 million will be invested for an expanded office in Manhattan and six sound stages in Brooklyn.

Judge upholds New York City’s mandatory measles vaccination order

The judge sided with municipal health officials who defended the order as a rare but necessary.

Man who carried gas cans into NY cathedral charged with attempted...

The man said he was taking a shortcut when confronted by the church's security.

Man caught walking into New York cathedral with gas cans, lighters

The incident came two days after the much-publicised fire in Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral.

Gambino crime boss murder suspect in NYPD custody

Police are still investigating the motive behind the murder, whether it might have been a domestic altercation or a mob-related killing.

Hillary rules out another presidential run

The former Democratic frontrunner may not be contesting again for the presidency in 2020 but she is keeping her options open for a position in public office.

Business leaders, lawmakers to Amazon: Please come back to NY

In mid-February, Amazon abandoned its plans for a new headquarters in New York after opposition from community leaders.

New York community seeks cohesion after anti-Semitic attacks

A New York neighbourhood has been rocked by an increasing spate of attacks on its Jewish community, bringing about fears and questions.

Meghan in New York for baby shower

The Duchess of Sussex arrived on Friday and is due to be guest of honour at the shower.

Amazon’s deep bench calms investors amid Bezos scandal, NYC rift

Amazon still has more than 100 million Prime members, whose subscription fees make them more loyal to the company because they can capitalise on shipping discounts.

In New York, one non-profit looks to combat textile waste

The fashion industry generates tons of fabric waste each year, notably in New York -- one of the world's shopping capitals and host twice a year to runway shows, a major contributor to the wider problem.

Amazon’s pullout is a blow to New York City’s tech momentum

Amazon abruptly pulled the plug, giving in to fierce opposition from local politicians and community organizers, and taking its pledge of 25,000 high-paying tech jobs off the table.

Victory or catastrophe? Amazon’s pull-out leaves New York divided

Some critics point to the risk of gentrification that Amazon would have caused.