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
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
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 residents29 May 2013 - 3:13am
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
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
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
Foster children 'taken from UKIP couple'25 Nov 2012 - 4:01am
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 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 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 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
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
Our junior reporters stomped and drummed. Then they spoke to the pros - the awesome crew of the Stomp performance group.
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