Dec 5, 2014

Massive white truffle to be sold at New York auction

An Italian white truffle, reportedly the largest in the world, will be sold at an in-house and online auction in New York on Saturday where bidding is expected to start at $50,000 and could go much higher, Sotheby’s said on Thursday. The auction house ...

No charges for New York cop in chokehold death

Dec 4, 2014

No charges for New York cop in chokehold death

A New York grand jury on Wednesday decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New ...

Son convicted of looting N.Y. philanthropist Astor dies at 90

Dec 2, 2014

Son convicted of looting N.Y. philanthropist Astor dies at 90

Anthony Marshall, whose aristocratic life as philanthropist Brooke Astor’s only child unraveled as he was convicted of raiding her fortune, has died, his lawyer said Monday. Marshall was 90. Marshall, a decorated World War II veteran who later became a diplomat and Broadway producer, ...

Developers look to create underground park in NYC

Nov 28, 2014

Developers look to create underground park in NYC

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 ...

Buffalo braces as epic blizzard thaws, rain, floods loom

Nov 24, 2014

Buffalo braces as epic blizzard thaws, rain, floods loom

Buffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet (2.1 meters) of snow even as a flooding threat looms, the city’s mayor said Sunday. A ban on driving will continue in hard-hit South Buffalo as ...

Nov 20, 2014

Citizen Watch opens flagship store in New York

New York JIJI Citizen Watch Co. opened a flagship store in Times Square in New York on Wednesday. The store is the center of the company’s efforts to boost its brand recognition globally, Ryota Aoyagi, executive vice president of the Citizen Holdings Co. unit, ...