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  1. NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 21 | Cybercast News Service

    New York City's subways - the nation's biggest mass transit network - serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression. Antiquated electro-mechanics with thousands of moving parts are still critical to operations.


  2. SantaCon kicks off with hopes of less naughtinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Cybercast News Service

    The annual costumed pub crawl featuring a horde of sloshed Santas on the streets of Manhattan got underway Saturday with a lesson in the First Amendment. Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel addressed the SantaCon crowd in Times Square about the government's right to reasonably regulate an event that New Yorkers have complained has gotten out of hand in past years.


  3. Sharing day of protest, NYC's SantaCon reins inRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Cybercast News Service

    You'd better watch out. You'd better not fight. Better not be a lout. And SantaCon's telling you why.


  4. Obama will decide on top honor for black WWI heroRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Cybercast News Service

    The decision to grant a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I hero from New York moves to President Barack Obama's desk after Congress agreed to waive time restrictions on the award. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said the annual defense authorization bill passed Friday lifts the requirement for the medal to be awarded within five years of heroic acts.


  5. Police demonstrations inspire new protest songsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Cybercast News Service

    Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. There's something happening here.


  6. Hollywood HypocritesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Cybercast News Service

    The actor and comedian Russell Brand has certainly tried to brand himself. "Messiah Complex" was the name of his last tour.


  7. Reaction to grand jury finding in chokehold deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Cybercast News Service

    Reaction to a grand jury's decision Wednesday to clear Daniel Pantaleo, a white New York City police officer, in the videotaped chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man: Garner's stepfather, Benjamin Carr, held yellow flowers at the site where Garner died and looked weary with grief. "We don't want no violence," he said.


  8. Tenement Museum offers workshops for English learnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 30 | Cybercast News Service

    The actress playing a real-life teenage Jewish immigrant in 1916 never stepped out of character as she talked about the hardships of living in three small rooms with nine family members. Her captive audience of 11 - squeezed into her tiny apartment at the historic Tenement Museum in lower Manhattan - were immigrants themselves, some recently arrived in New York City from Venezuela, Mali and other far-flung nations.


  9. NY museum digitizing Harlem Hellfighters recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | Cybercast News Service

    Air Force retiree Greta Hamilton was familiar with the Harlem Hellfighters, a storied all-black infantry regiment that won fame on the World War I battlefields of France only to be virtually shunned by the U.S. military back home. But it wasn't until she volunteered to help the New York State Military Museum digitize the unit's post-WWI records that she came to know the soldiers better: what they did for a living, where they were born, when they enlisted and for how long.


  10. Protests against Ferguson decision grow across USRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    Kamille Beard, center, of Eugene, Ore., joins others at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in Eugene, Ore., Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014. People protesting the grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day.


  11. Developers look to create underground NYC parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manhattan at a proposal to create the Lowline, billed as the world's first underground park.


  12. Multiple fractures for Bono in NY bicycle accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Bono arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A New York City doctor says U2 singer Bono suffered multiple fractures and had to have two surgeries after his weekend bicycle accident.


  13. Obama keeps his distance from the campaign trailRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    President Barack Obama opened a weeklong fundraising spree for his party Tuesday, telling high-dollar donors in New York and Connecticut that Democrats have facts and history on their side. Yet there still were no signs that Obama planned to take that message directly to voters by appearing on the campaign trail with his party's candidates. 1 comment

  14. Busy pedestrian zone at World Trade Center widenedRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    And just hours earlier, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said funding had been approved to ensure completion of 3 World Trade Center, an 80-story, $2.3 billion tower on the lower Manhattan site. A short walk away, World Trade Center construction chief Steven Plate cut the yellow tape to widen the walkway on Vesey Street that flanks the 104-floor 1 World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building.


  15. Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died earlier this year. The event was to be held Friday morning at The Riverside Church in Manhattan, a few blocks west of a Harlem town house that Angelou owned in recent years.


  16. NYC immigrant public defender system breaks groundRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    When Curtis Edmund first heard that a government official had come by his Bronx home looking for him, he couldn't figure out why. But he agreed to a meeting early this year, and when he arrived, he was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.


  17. NY governor garners support at Dominican paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    A tall man dressed all in white marched up a Manhattan avenue, cheered by tens of thousands of people who left no doubt they would re-elect him as their governor.


  18. DA: Drug tests negative in Times Square crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    Prosecutors said late Wednesday they were holding off on a decision to try the driver of a sightseeing bus that plowed into a crowded Times Square plaza until they receive a full toxicology report.


  19. Drug probe after bus driver's Times Square crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    The driver of a double-decker sightseeing bus may have been high on drugs when his vehicle plowed into a Times Square plaza teeming with hundreds of tourists, shoppers and theater-goers, police said Wednesday.


  20. Nude models, artists take to New York City streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    Artists in Manhattan painted the bodies of 40 nude models on Saturday, turning the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park into an outdoor celebration of the human form.


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