De Blasio becomes the city's 109th mayor
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Friday 27 August 2010
A soaring new office building planned for midtown Manhattan has won the approval of New York City Council, despite objections from the Empire State Building's owners.
Thursday 05 August 2010
More than 30 US billionaires pledged yesterday to give away at least 50 per cent of their wealth to charity as part of a campaign by Warren Buffett, the investor, and Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.
Wednesday 04 August 2010
A city commission has denied landmark status to a building near the World Trade Centre site, freeing a group to convert the property into an Islamic community centre and mosque that has drawn national opposition.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
George Steinbrenner, the long-time owner of the New York Yankees and one of the most colourful and controversial figures in US sport died in Florida yesterday. Media reports said Steinbrenner, who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this month, suffered a massive heart attack at his home in Tampa and was rushed to hospital.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Tuesday 15 June 2010
The american telecoms giant AT&T was last night engaged in a bitter war of words with hackers who obtained the email addresses of thousands of customers using the Apple iPad.
Friday 30 April 2010
Andrew Mellon, the US Treasury Secretary during the Great Crash of 1929 and one of America's richest men, observed that in a crisis assets return to their rightful owners. Nothing much has changed. As the present crisis has mutated from a banking crisis to a fiscal crisis and a sovereign debt crisis, bonuses continue to be paid, while the people of Greece and Iceland suffer huge cuts in jobs and services.
Saturday 17 April 2010
In most cities, people look at Antony Gormley's celebrated work, stroke their chins, and gently wonder: "Is it art?" But New Yorkers don't have time for sober reflection. Instead, they panic, dial 911, and invite a squadron of noisy police cars to come and investigate what they believe to be an emergency in the making.
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Thousands of people ripped off in a widespread scam by New York taxi drivers who illegally doubled the rate of their rides could get some money back, but that is less likely to happen for those who paid with cash and didn't keep their receipts, the city said yesterday.
Saturday 13 March 2010
After years of fighting in court, lawyers representing New York City, construction companies and more than 10,000 "Ground Zero" rescue and recovery workers have agreed to a settlement that could pay up to $657.5m (£433.3) to people made ill by dust from the destroyed World Trade Centre.
Saturday 06 March 2010
Tuesday 29 December 2009
Crime in America's largest city has fallen by 11 per cent compared with last year, and by 35 per cent since 2001. Murders in New York are down 11 per cent. The only major crime that is rising is felony assault, which is up 2 per cent. The figures were released yesterday by the New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The figures reflect a nationwide trend. FBI crime figures for the first half of 2009 show crime falling across the United States.
Saturday 14 November 2009
Sunday 01 November 2009
Saturday 31 October 2009
It scooped up an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards when it was first remade in 1959
Actors star in Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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