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  1. Trump's childhood home listed on AirbnbRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | South China Morning Post

    Those looking to savour US presidential history first-hand are being invited to rent Donald Trump's childhood home at $725 a night on Airbnb, complete with a giant presidential cut-out in the living room. The US$2 million, mock Tudor-style family home in Queens, where the New York tycoon turned Republican commander-in-chief lived for the first four years of his life, sleeps up to 20 people in five bedrooms.


  2. NYC to re-zone East Midtown, but new towers may be some way offRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | South China Morning Post

    The City Council's zoning subcommittee has approved an ordinance that would re-zone 78 blocks between East 39th and East 57th streets, to allow for bigger and taller buildings A five-year effort to spur development of new skyscrapers in midtown Manhattan is set to clear its final hurdle. But don't expect a building boom anytime soon.


  3. A file photo of a real estate sign in front of a house in Queens, New York. Photo: EPARead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 31 | South China Morning Post

    Contracts to buy previously owned US homes rebounded in June after three straight monthly declines, but the housing market remained constrained by a shortage of properties available for sale. Other data on Monday showed that factory activity in the Midwest slowed this month after hitting a three-year high in June, with manufacturers reporting declining orders.


  4. New York's US$32m plan to reduce rat populationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that the plan will target rats in the Grand Concourse area of the Bronx; Chinatown, the East Village and the Lower East Side in Manhattan; and the Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant areas of Brooklyn. By September, the city will start installing solar-powered rubbish compactors with rat-resistant openings and replacing wire waste baskets with steel cans.


  5. Day to be climaxed by evening fireworks in New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Americans celebrated the July Fourth holiday on Tuesday with the reopening of a New Jersey beach closed to everyone but the governor after a government shutdown, a record-setting hot-dog eating contest and fireworks displays across the country. Beachgoing, baseball and fireworks, Fourth of July traditions, were embraced throughout the country, along with family cookouts that favoured hot dogs and hamburgers.


  6. This is how much Donald Trump is really worthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Donald Trump's office properties aren't bringing in as much cash as banks that loaned him money had expected. That's the biggest finding in an updated assessment of the president's net worth, which has slipped to US$2.9 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, down from US$3 billion a year ago.


  7. Diplomat in New York charged with labour trafficking and assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Bangladesh's deputy consul general in New York was indicted on Monday on charges of labour trafficking and assault for forcing his servant to work without pay through threats and intimidation, a New York City prosecutor said. Mohammed Shaheldul Islam has limited diplomatic immunity and was ordered to surrender his passport when he appeared before Queens Supreme Court Justice Daniel Lewis, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown in a statement.


  8. A New York holiday: the good, bad and uglyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2012 | South China Morning Post

    Avoid the queues to go up the Empire State Building and instead see it from the viewing deck at the Top of The Rock. Photo: Reuters Last year, a record 60 million people visited the world's second most vertical city.


  9. Anna Sui gets a degree, and her dueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    With her work recognised by Parsons School of Design at the New School, veteran fashion designer Anna Sui receives an honorary doctorate in fine arts 'The robes are polyester," Anna Sui said, with a look of mock horror as she shrugged on a gown for a college graduation ceremony roughly four decades late. It was in the early 1970s that Sui overheard two seniors in the lunchroom of Parsons School of Design mention an opening for a designer at Erika Elias' neo-hippie fashion label Charlie's Girls.


  10. No deal: Real estate slumps even in the hometown of Donald TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Real estate developer Louis Ceruzzi has grand plans for a sleek US$1 billion Manhattan skyscraper, featuring luxury shops and condos that soar high above Fifth Avenue. Two years after Ceruzzi and a partner bought the site, they have yet to break ground.


  11. China's biggest builder tests US market with Manhattan projectRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Plans revealed for 170 residential units in the centre of one of island's most-liked neighbourhoods: SoHo, the West Village and Tribeca An offshoot of China's largest construction and real estate conglomerate has launched its first foray into the up-market residential market of New York's Manhattan island. Strategic Capital, the investment arm of China Construction America, which already has a national portfolio worth in excess of US$1 billion, has announced a US$140 million equity investment in a residential development in the Hudson Square neighbourhood of Manhattan.


  12. People walk in front of a Macy's Store in Brooklyn, New York. May's...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    That's the mantra for US department stores these days after every major chain in the industry reported disappointing quarterly sales. The companies are adjusting to a new reality where customer traffic may be slow for years, adding urgency to efforts to slash expenses, close stores and improve product margins.


  13. New REIT seeks online investments in Manhattan condosRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    NY Residential REIT is a 'blind pool', meaning it owns no assets and is courting investors on the strength of its management team A new real estate investment trust opened shop this week, seeking to raise US$50 million from investors online. It plans to use the money on some of the most sought after properties in the world: New York apartments.


  14. The next trend in luxury apartments is having personal rooftop farms for residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    It's on the eighth floor terrace of the 18-story brick and concrete building, which opened in late 2016. Construction of the farm began in April.


  15. Buyers are snatching up condos in this skyline-altering building in ManhattanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Madison Square Park Tower is changing Manhattan's skyline. The 65-story glass skyscraper is the tallest in its Flatiron District neighbourhood, and because of various zoning laws surrounding it, its fantastic views will never be obstructed.


  16. With his uncombed mop of hair and sneering Queens accent, Breslin was ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    With his uncombed mop of hair and sneering Queens accent, Breslin was a confessor and town crier and sometimes seemed like a character right out of his own work. And he didn't mind telling people Jimmy Breslin scored one of his best-remembered interviews with President John F. Kennedy's grave-digger and once drove straight into a riot where he was beaten and stripped down to his underwear.


  17. The Chinese who slaved in US and classmates who rave about homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Chen Jihua, now an auxiliary policeman in New York, patrols in Brooklyn. He didn't see his daughter for 16 years after being smuggled into the US by Chinese snakeheads.


  18. Raw cookie dough is latest food craze to hit New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    People have been standing in line for up to three hours at a month-old New York City shop that sells scoops of raw dough in a cup or a cone like ice cream. The sweet treat has become the latest food fad to generate buzz and long lines on the sidewalk, following the Magnolia Bakery cupcake popularised by Sex and the City and the Cronut, the croissant-doughnut mashup that made pastry chef Dominique Ansel's Manhattan bakery a phenomenon among foodies and tourists and ultimately inspired mass produced knockoffs.


  19. De Randamie shocks Holm to become women's UFC featherweight champRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Netherlands' Germaine de Randamie shocked American Holly Holm in an attritional bout on Saturday to claim the inaugural featherweight title with a points decision win in Brooklyn, New York at UFC 208. It was a clash of the styles with 19-time world boxing champion Holm, the first fighter to defeat Ronda Rousey, facing off against four-time kickboxing champion De Randamie.


  20. US President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One. Photo: AFPRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    The ruling by US District Judge James Robart in Seattle is the most comprehensive legal admonishment of Trump's January 27 executive order prohibiting immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions were temporarily shut down by a federal judge who said the states of Washington and Minnesota can sue claiming their economy and residents would be injured by the ban. The ruling eclipsed a Trump administration win earlier on Friday when a federal judge in Boston refused to extend a temporary ruling blocking enforcement at that city's airport of the ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.


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