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'Evil spirit' scam plagues Asian immigrants in NYC

A street in the East Village in Manhattan. Photo: Amy Li

One woman was told by a fortune teller that her son was possessed by demons. Another was approached on a Chinatown street by a stranger who eerily claimed her daughter would die in two days.

Saturday, 6 July, 2013, 9:18am

US scientists warn about New York flood threat

Cars piled on top of each other at the entrance to a garage in Lower Manhattan in New York after the city was hit by the tropical storm Sandy last year. Photo: AFP

By the 2050s, more than 800,000 New York residents could be living in a flood zone that would cover a quarter of the city's land. Not only that, but New Yorkers could sweat out as many 32-Celsius days as is now normal for Alabama in the US' Deep South as effects of global warming take hold, a scientists' group convened by the city says.

12 Jun 2013 - 2:50am

Some bumps for New York's new bike-sharing programme

People walk by a bike docking station near Times Square in New York. Photo: Xinhua

New York became the latest city to sign up to bike-sharing this week, with the launch of a scheme that has been welcomed by cycle enthusiasts but met with some protests from residents

29 May 2013 - 3:13am

Businessman burned with acid in month-long kidnap ordeal in New York

A businessman, who was snatched from a New York street in broad daylight, was bound and burned with acid while being held captive for a month in a city warehouse for a US$3 million ransom his family in Ecuador did not have, US authorities said.

25 May 2013 - 3:44am

Disgraced Weiner to run for New York City mayor

 Anthony Weiner appears with his wife Huma Abedin in a YouTube video announcing his entrance into the New York mayoral race. Photo: AFP

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner, whose career imploded in a rash of raunchy tweets two years ago, has said in a YouTube video announcement that he is running for mayor of New York. He had said last month he was considering entering the race.

23 May 2013 - 5:21am

New York art dealer linked to fakes charged with tax fraud

US federal prosecutors have charged a New York art dealer with tax fraud in connection with the sale of paintings she claimed to be the works of celebrated artists, but some of which the government said were fakes.

23 May 2013 - 5:23am

Briefs, November 25, 2012

Buildings were damaged by a blast in Massachusetts. Photo: AP

Foster children 'taken from UKIP couple'

25 Nov 2012 - 4:01am

New York City man arrested for murder of three shopkeepers

Salvatore Perrone

The search for a suspect in the recent deaths of three Brooklyn shopkeepers ended with the arrest of a 64-year-old clothing dealer whom New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly described as a "serial killer" intent on finding more victims.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

New York city prepares to raze 200 storm-damaged homes

Staten Islander John Toto and friends demolish his Midland Beach home after it was swept off its foundations. The storm also destroyed Toto's beachside restaurant. Photo: AP

New York city is moving to demolish hundreds of homes in the neighbourhoods hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, after a grim assessment of the storm-ravaged coast revealed that many structures were so damaged they pose a danger to public safety and other buildings nearby.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:39am

New York City rations petrol purchases

Superstorm Sandy causes severe shortage of gasoline.

New York City rationed petrol Thursday in response to persistent shortages in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that from 6:00 am (1100 GMT) Friday, only cars with license plates ending in odd numbers would be allowed to fill up on odd-numbered dates. Cars with plates ending in an even number or a zero will be eligible on even-numbered days.

9 Nov 2012 - 5:16am

New York marathon canceled after storm backlash; electricity returns to chunk of Manhattan

Runners run in New York's Central Park, Thursday Nov. 2, 2012. Photo: AP

New York City is canceling its annual marathon, scheduled for Sunday, after a backlash against plans to hold the race in the wake of hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday.

3 Nov 2012 - 10:56am

The great Big Apple

New York is like home to me. My family and I, who are all American citizens, have a house in Queens, in the east of the city. Although I've always lived and studied here in Hong Kong, I visit New York every summer.

The Big Apple, as it is known, is the most exciting place I know. I love its bustling fast pace - the 'rush' it gives when I'm there.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Lots of stomping good fun

Our junior reporters stomped and drummed. Then they spoke to the pros - the awesome crew of the Stomp performance group.

Samantha Borje

Gemma Shields is a dancer, and like many other members of the cast, she's never had any drum training. Crew members are dancers, actors, and even comedians by trade.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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