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Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor who transformed New York

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg will go down as one of New York's most transformative mayors but he has divided an electorate set to elect his polar opposite.

Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor who transformed New York
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Bed down to reinvent cinema in New York

If box office takings have stagnated in recent years, one US cinema is wooing back film lovers with big, fat, leather recliners... reminiscent of well, beds.

Bed down to reinvent cinema in New York
New York hosts ancient Korea debut in West
New York hosts ancient Korea debut in West

Drawn to bling? A fan of gold jewelry? Keen on Buddha? If so, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art offers the newest ticket to fend off the winter chill.

New York hosts ancient Korea debut in West
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New York restaurant serves up silent treatment

At the table, silence is golden, especially in noisy New York. That's the gamble a young restaurant owner is taking with patrons, who are prohibited from talking during four-course meals.

New York restaurant serves up silent treatment
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New York City Opera to close after 70 years

The New York City Opera said Tuesday it would close and file for bankruptcy after 70 years, having failed to secure desperately needed millions through an emergency fund-raising appeal.

New York City Opera to close after 70 years
Dollar eases in Asia on Fed stimulus uncertainty
Dollar eases in Asia on Fed stimulus uncertainty

The dollar eased in Asia Tuesday amid uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's plans for its huge stimulus programme.

Dollar eases in Asia on Fed stimulus uncertainty
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Renoir works, personal items fetch $1.3 mn at NY auction

A collection of over 100 letters, photos, plasters, drawings and personal items that once belonged to Pierre-Auguste Renoir were sold at auction Thursday in New York.

Renoir works, personal items fetch $1.3 mn at NY auction
NY fashion week wraps up with Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs
NY fashion week wraps up with Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs

New York Fashion Week ended Thursday with Ralph Lauren exploring sexy schoolgirl chic, Calvin Klein offering up a study in geometry and Marc Jacobs heading to a gothic beach wasteland.

NY fashion week wraps up with Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs
De Blasio wins New York mayoral primary for Democrats
De Blasio wins New York mayoral primary for Democrats

New York's public advocate Bill De Blasio has won the Democratic mayoral primary, unofficial results showed Tuesday, a springboard to becoming the next mayor of the city.

De Blasio wins New York mayoral primary for Democrats
Herrera hypnotizes as Hilfiger brings the beach to NY
Herrera hypnotizes as Hilfiger brings the beach to NY

Carolina Herrera on Monday unveiled a hypnotizing collection for next spring with multidimensional geometric motifs.

Herrera hypnotizes as Hilfiger brings the beach to NY
Victoria Beckham shows new hip, boyish spring look in NY
Victoria Beckham shows new hip, boyish spring look in NY

Victoria Beckham unveiled a more laid-back look for next spring in New York on Sunday, as Diane von Furstenberg's jungle-inspired collection included a rare appearance from supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Victoria Beckham shows new hip, boyish spring look in NY
Obama favourite Jason Wu 'loosens up' at NY fashion week
Obama favourite Jason Wu 'loosens up' at NY fashion week

Designer Jason Wu, who shot to stardom after dressing Michelle Obama for two inaugural balls, unveiled a light, fluid spring collection with the occasional sparkle at New York fashion week.

Obama favourite Jason Wu 'loosens up' at NY fashion week
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Kazakhstan artist got gold medal at New York Realism contest

Kazakhstan artist Beibut Assemkul was awarded with a gold medal as the author of the new trend called hyper impressionism.

Kazakhstan artist got gold medal at New York Realism contest
New York fashion week frenzy kicks off
New York fashion week frenzy kicks off

The fashion world takes over New York from Thursday, as industry heavyweights and several newcomers unveil their lines for next spring, and one designer stages the first show for plus-sized women.

New York fashion week frenzy kicks off
NY police seek witnesses after toddler shot
NY police seek witnesses after toddler shot

The New York Police Department on Tuesday offered a $12,000 reward to witnesses who could help them find the person who shot dead a 16-month old boy in Brooklyn.

NY police seek witnesses after toddler shot
New York murders, shootings hit new low
New York murders, shootings hit new low

Murders and shootings in New York have dropped to a new low, the mayor's office announced Tuesday, as the city's controversial stop-and-frisk policy comes under fire in the mayoral race.

New York murders, shootings hit new low
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Victoria Beckham wants to create fashion 'empire'

Victoria Beckham, the one-time pop star who is now one of the most courted designers at the upcoming New York Fashion Week, says she has even bigger plans for her eponymous brand.

Victoria Beckham wants to create fashion 'empire'
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New York Met expands live opera broadcast program

New York's Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday it has expanded its program of live broadcasts for the 2013-2014 season.

New York Met expands live opera broadcast program
New York reports biggest ever haul of illegal guns
New York reports biggest ever haul of illegal guns

More than 200 firearms, from .22 caliber pistols to a submachine gun, have been seized in what New York called Monday the biggest seizure of illegal guns in the city's history.

New York reports biggest ever haul of illegal guns
Latino candidate for NY mayor hopes to stir 'sleeping giant'
Latino candidate for NY mayor hopes to stir 'sleeping giant'

If Adolfo Carrion's math is correct, all he needs to become the next mayor of New York is for half the city's Hispanic voters to turn out on election day.

Latino candidate for NY mayor hopes to stir 'sleeping giant'