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New York Scientists Unveil ‘Invisibility Cloak’ to Rival Harry Potter’s

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, scientists at the University of Rochester have recently developed a simple and inexpensive lens device that hides...

24 New York City Schools Set for Solar Panels

New York City Mayor de Blasio announced today the funding of 24 installations as part of the administration’s new green buildings plan, tripling the...

Chinese Tycoon Plans Million Dollar Lunch for Poor People in New York

One of China's top millionaire philanthropists is throwing a luncheon for a thousand poor people in New York City during which each one will receive...
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New York Bans Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Corrections officials in the New York State prison system Wednesday took a major step toward reform by agreeing to new guidelines for the maximum...
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New York Trio Hauls Van Full of Clean Water to People in West Virginia

I've got an incredible story for you that starts with a high school senior who heard about the toxic chemical spill that poisoned the...
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New York City Will Use Pizza Crusts To Heat Homes

A new pilot project at a Brooklyn wastewater treatment plant will use discarded food scraps to generate biogas, keep New Yorkers warm, and reduce...
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Fewest Murders Ever Recorded In New York City in 2013

New York City had fewer murders in 2013 than any year in its recorded history, according to a statement from the mayor's office, which...
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Donations Mean New York’s ‘Hero’ Guide Dog Will Stay With Blind Owner (UPDATE)

A hero guide dog and his blind owner who survived being run over by a New York City subway train drew enough private donations...
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America’s Biggest Landfill To Become New York’s Largest Solar Project

What was once the largest landfill on the planet is being reinvented to provide solar energy to the citizens of New York City --...
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Amazing Makeovers Melt 20 Years Off Tourists in New York

Every Thursday, this makes me cry. After celebrity stylist Loius Licari scans the crowd outside the TODAY show at Rockefeller Plaza, he chooses two...
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New York City Pay Phones Get 21st Century Makeover

You can still see more than 10,000 coin-operated phones around New York City today. What seems a relic of the past in this age...
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2012 New York City Murder Rate at Historic Low, Is Even Lower Than It Looks

The number of New York City homicide deaths this year, already plummeting to historic lows, is actually lower than police statistics show. That's because of...
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New Orleans Firefighters Repaying the Favor for New Yorkers After Floods

After living through Hurricane Katrina six years ago, New Orleans firefighters recalled the help provided by the New York City Fire Department, which arrived...
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Town Full of Katrina Survivors Sends Love and Money to New York City Firefighters

Hundreds of South Mississippians stood in line at the Biloxi Town Green where more than 1,500 lunches were served and more than 500 pounds...
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New York Students Provide Truckload of Supplies to Schools in Afghanistan

School supplies traveled 7,800 miles from New York to Afghanistan after students from Windsor Central High School collected more than 70 boxes for the...
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Occupy Sandy Spreads Beyond New York, To Bring Toilets To Storm Damaged Haiti

The damage from Hurricane Sandy might seem like it all happened around New York, but the storm had a long path before it hit...
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Sports Club Offers Free Work-outs, Showers to Any Who Lost Power in New York Tri-state Area

No power or water? New York Sports Club has opened its doors free of charge to anyone who needs to shower, charge their cell...
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New York’s New Environmental ‘Hero’ –The Oyster

Marine scientists, planners and government officials say millions of mollusks planted in polluted waters off New York and other cities could go a long...
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One World Trade Center Rises From Ashes, New York’s Tallest Building Once Again

The skyscraper constructed to replace the twin towers destroyed in the September 11 attacks has become New York's tallest building now that a final...
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New York City has Solar, Wind Power Plans for Landfill Site

A New York City site once known for the size of its garbage heaps will be home to alternative energy sources that could power...