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Regan Iglesia holds up a Waterford Crystal during a press conference at the 2014 New Year's Eve Waterford Crystal Installation at One Times Square on December 27, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Times Square’s Crystal Ball Gets Gleaming New Skin

Electricians working atop a New York City skyscraper on Friday installed the last of the 2,688 crystal triangles that give the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball its shimmer, including a panel dreamt up by a 12-year-old former cancer patient.

12/27/2013

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (credit: Al Bello/Getty Imags)

Keidel: New York, The Worst Sports Town In America

Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.

12/20/2013

The arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has strained relations between the U.S. and India. (Credit: Facebook)

Lawyer: Indian Housekeeper Did Not Extort Money

The Indian diplomat’s housekeeper says she was overworked and paid just $3 an hour.

12/20/2013

Devyano Khobragade was arrested last week on charges she lied on a visa application about how much she paid her housekeeper. (Credit: Facebook)

U.S. Attorney: Indian Diplomat Treated Very Well

A federal prosecutor is defending the arrest and strip-search of an Indian diplomat held on visa charges.

12/19/2013

Photo Credit Al Bello/Getty Images

2013’s Best Cities To Live In

The East Coast of the United States is the place to be if you love city living. Check out our favorite choices this year.

12/16/2013

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Must-Hit NY Beercation Breweries

Renowned more for its Riesling than its rye, New York’s grape-growing Finger Lakes region — think Western Upstate, between Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse — is actually one of the country’s most underrated beer destinations. Home to 36 craft breweries and 19 brewpubs (the largest concentration of beermakers in the state, despite what you might think!), it’s the perfect spot for a weekend beercation.

12/13/2013

File photo of a young smoker. (credit: Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

New York City Council Votes to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21

Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their 21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of cigarettes.

10/31/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Justice’s Wheels Slowed As Shutdown Hits Courts

The government shutdown is slowing the wheels of justice in federal courts by delaying civil cases, forcing prosecutors to operate with skeleton staffs and raising uncertainty about the system’s immediate future if the stalemate continues past Thursday.

10/14/2013

Gabrielle Giffords will highlight New York's gun laws at a gun show in Saratoga Springs. (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Giffords To Attend New York Gun Show

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, is set to tour a New York gun show, the first such visit since she was shot.

10/12/2013

Former President Bill Clinton walks down the driveway with Hillary Rodham Clinton at their new $1.7 million Dutch colonial home Jan. 6, 2000, 2000 in Chappaqua, N.Y. (Credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Clinton Meeting Showcases A Political Family

On its face, the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting provides a platform for Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to announce a series of financial commitments from corporations, nongovernmental organizations and philanthropists to address intractable problems around the globe.

09/27/2013

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