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    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that surround it have new stores and restaurants, as well as huge electronic screens carrying advertising. They are like brash and arrogant newcomers staring the old survivor down. In the time since the last long-term tenant, a Warner Bros Studio store, moved out, there has been a lot of talk of new uses for the narrow, triangular building which was once home to The New York Times ...

  2. The magnificent Seven

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... Stadium- home of the New York Mets- and the United States Tennis Association's National Tennis Centre- home of the US Open- and start at the end of the line. By the time you arrive in Times ... Riding New York's Queens-to-Manhattan subway line is more than a simple commute- with the vibrant ethnic districts passed en route, it's a round-the-world tour, writes David ...

  3. New York Times researcher off the hook

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin The mainland authorities have dropped charges against New York Times researcher Zhao Yan in the run-up to President Hu Jintao's visit to the US next month. Zhao's ... the way it is supposed to, that is happy news far beyond the family of The New York Times.' ...

  4. Green in the oddest places

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing, New York You're more likely to associate this city with greenbacks than greenery. But, in the metropolis with the highest density of skyscrapers and population ... across at its widest part. The city compares it with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and visitors will have to get to it by lift when it opens in 2008. While New York's boroughs beyond ...

  5. Bean there, done that

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Ian Driscoll

    ... York. Manhattan may be an island, but it doesn't lack diversity. And for anyone with time on their hands, a day of cafe hopping can reveal much of its texture. An esoteric place ... are plastered with volleys of geo-political graffiti, which Peter, the Greek owner, says he paints over once a year. Across the road, the garden of St John the Divine, New York's largest cathedral, ...

  6. Out on a limb

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... producing feminist treatises to slake her ambition. She was neglecting her children and students. Her marriage collapsed. So she retired to her property in rural New York to find herself. As Wolf refurbished the homestead, acquiring the humble skills of DIY, she engaged in the soul-searching recounted in her new self-help memoir, The Treehouse. Her quest for enlightenment was assisted by her ...

  7. Researcher is charged again

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Prosecutors have revived the case against a researcher for The New York Times after charges against him were dropped two months ago, his lawyer said yesterday. Mo Shaoping ... they found new evidence or facts, the lawyer said. Zhao, 42, was detained in September 2004 after The New York Times reported that former president Jiang Zemin planned to step down from the Central ...

  8. Politics still drives mainland legal system

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The long-awaited trial of Zhao Yan has had a bitter-sweet outcome. The New York Times journalist was acquitted of the heinous crime of leaking state secrets, for which he could have been ... the source of a New York Times story in 2004 accurately disclosing former president Jiang Zemin's plan to resign as chairman of the Central Military Commission. Perhaps, the authorities soon ...

  9. Only in New York: How I Took Manhattan (With the Kids)

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Antonella Gambotto-burke

    ... Antonella Gambotto-Burke Only in New York: How I Took Manhattan (With the Kids) by Caroline Overington Allen & Unwin, HK$175 It can be said that Caroline Overington is not the average ... award. And the fact that she uprooted her family to a rat-happy New York basement in winter. Not to mention the memoir of her three-year experience, Only in New York. Overington is a classic ...

  10. Mean streets

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... this is how Accomplice: New York begins: with the menacing tones of a Goodfella barking down the phone. It's an alternative tour of New York city that whacks such conventional sightseeing ... fare, instead presenting its own take on New York. 'The seed of the idea was basically a scavenger hunt with actors,' says the tour's capodecina, Tom Salamon, who devised ...




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