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Slim and trim! All you need to know about Steinway Tower, the world’s thinnest skyscraper in New York
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Slim and trim! All you need to know about Steinway Tower, the world’s thinnest skyscraper in New York

The Steinway Tower measures a mere 17.5 metres wide and is 435 metres tall. The uber-luxe skyscraper offers 60 apartments, with a starting cost of $7.75 million

Indian Americans condemn vandalism of Mahatma Gandhi statue in New York
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Indian Americans condemn vandalism of Mahatma Gandhi statue in New York

The eight-foot-high statue, located in Manhattan's Union Square, was defaced by some unknown persons on Saturday

Hurricane Ida causes flash floods in New York area, at least 44 dead
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Hurricane Ida causes flash floods in New York area, at least 44 dead

It is rare for such storms to strike America's northeastern seaboard and comes as the surface layer of oceans warms due to climate change

Trump Organization CFO surrenders to New York authorities ahead of expected tax investigation charges
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Trump Organization CFO surrenders to New York authorities ahead of expected tax investigation charges

The case against Allen Weisselberg — a loyal lieutenant to Trump and his real estate-developer father, Fred — could pressure him into telling all about Trump’s business dealings

A new archive at New York Historical Society will chronicle significant economic, social, political moments post 1990s
Arts & Culture

A new archive at New York Historical Society will chronicle significant economic, social, political moments post 1990s

Initial contributions to the archive will include documents on the building of the High Line in Manhattan. The archive also will include materials already available at the society, including those on Occupy Wall Street.

Michael Kors marks 40th anniversary with a digital show celebrating his love for Broadway
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Michael Kors marks 40th anniversary with a digital show celebrating his love for Broadway

The runway featured a mix of supermodels from over the decades and none other than Naomi Campbell closed the show, in a sequined black gown with a black overcoat.

Brian Stokes Mitchell on battling COVID-19, how Broadway can recover from pandemic-induced shut down
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Brian Stokes Mitchell on battling COVID-19, how Broadway can recover from pandemic-induced shut down

While movie theaters have recently reopened to smaller audiences, Broadway’s 41 theaters remain closed and Mitchell fears the true recovery can take years.

What do we do with Woody Allen’s films? Beyond platitudes of separating art from artist, a fresh reckoning is in order
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What do we do with Woody Allen’s films? Beyond platitudes of separating art from artist, a fresh reckoning is in order

We must bring an end to any conversation that tries to talk of Woody Allen's artistic legacy without examining his history of alleged sexual abuse.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo's ex-aide accuses him of sexual harassment; official denies claim
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New York governor Andrew Cuomo's ex-aide accuses him of sexual harassment; official denies claim

The accusations were made by Lindsey Boylan, who worked for the Cuomo administration from March 2015 to October 2018

Harvey Weinstein accuser who testified against him at his trial files lawsuit seeking damages
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Harvey Weinstein accuser who testified against him at his trial files lawsuit seeking damages

The woman brought the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, seeking unspecified damages for sexual attacks she described from the witness stand at Harvey Weinstein's trial earlier this year.

Fahim Saleh murder case: Surveillance video shows suspect Tyrese Haspil buying electric saw
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Fahim Saleh murder case: Surveillance video shows suspect Tyrese Haspil buying electric saw

Haspil was arraigned just after midnight on a charge of second-degree murder of Saleh, whose beheaded and armless body was found Tuesday by a cousin

Donald Trump cannot deny or block release of his financial records, rules US Supreme Court
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Donald Trump cannot deny or block release of his financial records, rules US Supreme Court

The court’s decision was a major statement on the scope and limits of presidential power in the US, one that will take its place with landmark rulings

George Floyd protests: Curfew imposed, more police personnel deployed in New York City as protesters loot stores across Manhattan
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George Floyd protests: Curfew imposed, more police personnel deployed in New York City as protesters loot stores across Manhattan

Yet, a curfew and increased police presence could not stop looters to break into retail stores in Manhattan that have been shuttered for over two months due to the shutdown in place because of COVID19.

Michael Cohen, ex-lawyer and fixer for Donald Trump, set to be released from prison due to coronavirus pandemic
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Michael Cohen, ex-lawyer and fixer for Donald Trump, set to be released from prison due to coronavirus pandemic

Michael Cohen is currently locked up at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading guilty to numerous charges, including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress. He will remain under quarantine for 14 days before he is released.

Harvey Weinstein called out by 3 women at New York bar, asked to 'shut up' and leave venue
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Harvey Weinstein called out by 3 women at New York bar, asked to 'shut up' and leave venue

Harvey Weinstein, who made an appearance at a bar in Manhattan, New York, was called by at least three women during the evening. But the women were escorted out of the venue

Watch: Broadway choir breaks into impromptu performance in Manhattan during New York power outage
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Watch: Broadway choir breaks into impromptu performance in Manhattan during New York power outage

When a massive blackout plunged much of Manhattan into darkness on 13 June evening, a choir and the casts of Broadway musicals entertained tourists with impromptu performances in the street.

New York authorities scramble to restore electricity in Manhattan as power outage stalls businesses on Saturday evening
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New York authorities scramble to restore electricity in Manhattan as power outage stalls businesses on Saturday evening

Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square’s towering electronic screens, darkened marquees in the theatre district and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.

Much to be told, says Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen as he heads to New York prison to serve 3-year sentence
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Much to be told, says Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen as he heads to New York prison to serve 3-year sentence

Donald Trump's one-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen entered federal prison to serve a three-year sentence on Monday for a crime he said was ordered by the US president, suggesting he still has more to tell about his former boss.

Days after Notre Dame blaze, man arrested for carrying gasoline, lighter fluid into St Patrick's Cathedral in New York
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Days after Notre Dame blaze, man arrested for carrying gasoline, lighter fluid into St Patrick's Cathedral in New York

A man was arrested Wednesday night after entering St Patrick's Cathedral in New York carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, police said, just days after a fire badly damaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

AMI chief Pecker push back against Amazon's Bezos against extortion accusation
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AMI chief Pecker push back against Amazon's Bezos against extortion accusation

AMI and its CEO David Pecker have had close links to Trump, who has attacked Bezos.