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A shop keeper at a gift shop along 34th Street stands on the sidewalk waiting for customers, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in New York. In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still love New York, as the slogan goes. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again. The coronavirus has altered many aspects of life and business in the United States' biggest city, and the pandemic is taking a major toll on the gifts-and-luggage stores that dot tourist-friendly areas. After setting records year after year since 2010, travel to New York has plummeted during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Tourists few, NY gift shops struggle but don't lose (heart)

Nov. 23, 2020 5:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still (heart) New York. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a voracious bite out of a slice of New York life as recognizable as a...

FILE - Honoree Yusef Salaam poses at the ACLU SoCal's 25th Annual Luncheon in Los Angeles on June 7, 2019. Salaam, one of the five teens wrongly imprisoned for the assault of a Central Park jogger, has a memoir coming out in the spring. Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that it had acquired Yusef Salaam’s “Better, Not Bitter: Living On Purpose in The Pursuit of Racial Justice.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Yusef Salaam writing memoir about his wrongful imprisonment

Nov. 23, 2020 8:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the five teens wrongly imprisoned for the assault on a Central Park jogger has a memoir coming out in the spring. Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that it had acquired Yusef Salaam's “Better, Not Bitter: Living On Purpose in The Pursuit of Racial Justice.” The...

2 women die in high-rise apartment fire in upper Manhattan

Nov. 22, 2020 9:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women died Sunday in a high-rise fire in upper Manhattan, police said. The fire was reported shortly after midnight on the 24th floor of a 32-story building in Washington Heights, a Fire Department spokesperson said. More than 75 firefighters responded and brought the blaze under...

Attacker slashes man in face on NYC subway platform

Nov. 21, 2020 8:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man waiting for a New York City subway train was slashed in the face in an apparent random attack Saturday — the third violent assault within the past several days against a passenger of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, police said. The victim, 26, was on the platform of...

FILE- This Nov. 12, 2017 file photo shows skaters at the Rockefeller Center skating rink in New York. The sunken rink located in midtown Manhattan is set to open to skaters on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. The rink is operating at a reduced capacity, with skate time limited to 50 minutes. Masks are required as a futher pandemic safety measure. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Skates (and masks) on! Rockefeller Center ice rink opens

Nov. 21, 2020 2:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Center ice-skating rink is opening in a limited way but on time for the holidays. The iconic, sunken rink in midtown Manhattan is welcoming skaters Saturday afternoon as part of a tradition dating to the 1930s, according to the Rockefeller Center website. The rink is...

In this photo provided by the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Director and founder Ellen Kalish holds a Saw-whet owl at their facility in Saugerties, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. A worker helping to get the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City found the tiny owl among the tree's massive branches on Monday, Nov. 16. Now named Rockefeller, the owl was brought to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center for care. (Lindsay Possumato/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center via AP)

Owl found in Rockefeller Center tree could take flight soon

Nov. 20, 2020 9:24 AM EST

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — A tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is eating its way back to good health and is set to be released back into the wild Saturday. The adult male Saw-whet owl was dubbed Rockefeller after it was discovered Monday by...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. The president's legal entanglements are likely to intensify when leaves the White House in January 2021 and loses immunity from prosecution. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Criminal probe, legal fights await Trump after White House

Nov. 20, 2020 1:02 AM EST

A few miles south of the namesake tower where Donald Trump began his run for president, New York prosecutors are grinding away at an investigation into his business dealings that could shadow him long after he leaves office in January. The probe led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is one of several...

FILE- In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump joins her father, President Donald Trump, as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. New York's attorney general has sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization for records related to consulting fees paid to Ivanka Trump as part of a broad civil investigation into the president's business dealings, a law enforcement official said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

NY probes Trump consulting payments that reduced his taxes

Nov. 20, 2020 12:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization for records related to consulting fees paid to Ivanka Trump as part of a broad civil investigation into the president's business dealings, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The New York Times, citing anonymous...

In this photo provided by the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Director and founder Ellen Kalish holds a Saw-whet owl at their facility in Saugerties, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. A worker helping to get the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City found the tiny owl among the tree's massive branches on Monday, Nov. 16. Now named Rockefeller, the owl was brought to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center for care. (Lindsay Possumato/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center via AP)

Hoot, hoot, hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Nov. 18, 2020 9:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't quite a partridge in a pear tree, but a worker helping set up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree found a holiday surprise — a tiny owl among the massive branches. The little bird, now named what else but Rockefeller, was discovered on Monday, dehydrated and hungry, but...

Two students right, wave goodbye to teachers and counselors after attending an in-person blended learning session at West Brooklyn Community High School, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, after the school's principal announced that the school would be closed until further notice due to rising cases of coronavirus in the city. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he's shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus. This is the third time the high school has had to close, with the most recent closure due to an outbreak in the immediate neighborhood, although the school has had no reported cases. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

Nov. 18, 2020 7:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The nation's largest public school system will...