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New York Stock Exchange to reopen trading floor, with limits

May 15, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Brokers will return to the New York Stock Exchange trading floor on May 26, but in fewer numbers and wearing masks

START OF TRADING. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the opening bell on March 10, 2020. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

New York plans how to return to business amid pandemic

Apr 26, 2020 - 6:30 PM

New York – the financial, cultural, and tourism capital of the United States – is gingerly preparing to get back to business after more than a month of coronavirus shutdown

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 16, 2020 A view of downtown Manhattan seen on March 16, 2020 in New York. - New York -- the financial, cultural and tourism capital of the United States -- is gingerly preparing to get back to business after more than a month of coronavirus shutdown. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

New York governor extends shutdown to May 15

Apr 17, 2020 - 1:13 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio agrees with the governor and warns that 'it would be a huge mistake' to re-open 'too early'

A Time Square billboard gives gratitude to health care professionals and essential workers on the frontlines on April 16, 2020 in New York City. #LightItBlue campaign is in effect to show support and gratitude to health care professionals and essential workers on the frontlines and create a universal symbol of solidarity and hope amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Angela Weiss / AFP

[OPINION] Dear Manila, lessons on the coronavirus from New York City

Apr 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'At this stage, it makes more sense for Metro Manila to follow the lead of New York rather than its East Asian neighbors'

New York City bans Zoom for school use, switches to Microsoft Teams

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The New York City Department of Education cites security concerns with Zoom as the reason for the switch to Microsoft Teams

Riders to the rescue: New York food delivery during coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020 - 5:32 PM

With New York restaurants closed, hungry residents are relying on bicycle delivery riders who fear contagion but have no choice but to continue working

New York City ordered to pay debt-hit taxi drivers $810 million

Feb 21, 2020 - 3:04 PM

New York's taxi industry has been upended by the arrival of ride-hailing platforms like Uber and Lyft

A 1970's era New York City taxi sits in front of an Upper East side building in New York City on April 9, 2019 during filming for a TV show in production. TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

Prada makes deal with New York City after racism controversy

Feb 06, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The Italian fashion label makes a deal the city government in New York following controversy over its sale of monkey-like keychain figurines

A woman cleans the Prada store before they open in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 16, 2016. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

New York mayor decries 'crisis' of anti-Semitism after attack at rabbi's home

Dec 31, 2019 - 12:14 AM

Bill de Blasio says an 'atmosphere of hate' has developed and that the 'forces of hate have been unleashed'

NYC MAYOR. In this file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a press conference held in front of Gracie Mansion on September 20, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION] Our current climate policy is leading us to a future underwater

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:32 PM

It's unfortunate that since President Duterte assumed office, our work in the international climate policy arena has come to a screeching halt

Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg preparing presidential run – U.S. media

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:54 AM

A Bloomberg advisor says: 'Based on his record of accomplishment, leadership and his ability to bring people together to drive change, Mike would be able to take the fight to Trump and win'

RUNNING. File photo of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Shutterstock.com

At least 4 dead in NYC shooting – police

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:04 PM

The local affiliate of ABC News describes the place where the shooting took place as an after-hours club

Huge power outage that plunged Manhattan into darkness ends

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) About 42,000 Manhattan residents were affected by the blackout that happened on Saturday, July 13

BLACKOUT. A large section of Manhattan's Upper West Side and Midtown neighborhoods are seen in darkness from above during a major power outage on July 13, 2019 in New York City. Thousands of New Yorkers are without power as a major outage left portions of Manhattan, including Times Square and the Upper West Side in the dark and disrupting subway service across the city. Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images/AFP.

One dead as helicopter crash-lands on Manhattan building

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:20 AM

(UPDATED) 'There is no indication at this time that this was an act of terror. And there is no ongoing threat to New York City based on all the information we have right now,' says Mayor Bill de Blasio

A policeman stands in front of the building where a helicopter crash-landed on top in midtown Manhattan in New York on June 10, 2019. The crash started a fire and left one person dead as the entire building shook from the impact. Johannes EISELE / AFP

New Amazon HQ split between New York, Washington suburbs

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Both districts offer a variety of tax and infrastructure incentives to lure the huge corporate prize, but Amazon says one important element was access to a qualified workforce

The rapidly developing area known as Long Island City in the borough of Queens is seen on November 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Run for your (longer) life: the French octogenarian addicted to marathons

Nov 02, 2018 - 5:27 PM

When Ginette Bedard runs her 16th New York City Marathon this Sunday, the 85-year-old will be the oldest woman in the field

RECORD HOLDER. Ginette Bedard once held the world marathon record in her age category. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Pipe bombs sent to Trump foes Obama, Clinton, CNN

Oct 24, 2018 - 10:14 PM

(4th UPDATE) New York police chief James O'Neill says he expects those responsible to be identified and arrested within the next few days

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 07: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stands with President Barack Obama during an election eve rally on November 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the historic race for the presidency of the United States comes to a conclusion, both Clinton and her rival Donald Trump are making their last appearances before voting begins tomorrow. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

3 babies among 5 slashed at New York child care center

Sep 21, 2018 - 7:32 PM

A 52-year-old woman working at the center has been arrested after the 3:30 am assault in the Queens borough of the city

Workers still search for 9/11 remains, 17 years on

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:24 PM

In a New York lab, a team is still avidly working to identify the remains of than 1,000 victims of the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center

MISSING. In this file photo taken on May 26, 2014, Sally Regenhard, who lost her son on 9/11, speaks at a news conference with other family members on the steps of City Hall to criticize the placement of unidentified human remains beneath the newly opened National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/AFP

The week in photos: June 23-29, 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People take part in the annual 2018 New York City Pride Parade on June 24, 2018 as they make their way down 7th Avenue in New York. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Thousands march and dance in New York's Gay Pride parade

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The theme of this year's parade is 'Defiantly Different,' a message inspired in reaction to President Donald Trump's treatment of the LGBTQ community

PRIDE MARCH PROPOSAL. Trudy Bermudez and paramedic Tayreen Bonilla of New York City Fire Department get engaged at the annual Pride Parade on June 24, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, sex crimes by New York police

May 25, 2018 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) The former mogul – once the toast of Hollywood and whose films won scores of Oscars – is expected to appear before a Manhattan court later in the day, where he is expected to plead not guilty

GIVES UP. Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to the New York Police Department's First Precinct after he is served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney's office on May 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images/AFP

Firecracker ban, Tropical Depression Agaton, New Year in New York | Evening wRap

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:06 PM

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Freezing New York City welcomes 2018 with tightest security

Jan 01, 2018 - 1:56 PM

With most dressed in thick coats and snow gear, New Yorkers and tourists face a night tipped to be the coldest since 1962 – with temperatures of 14 F (-10 C) that felt like 4 F with the wind chill

BALL DROP. A view of Times Square during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Dick Clark productions/AFP

Democratic election sweep is lousy anniversary gift for Trump

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The results amount to a sweeping repudiation of what critics have called Trump's politics of division, and a test of his influence ahead of electoral battles looming on the state and national level

BIGGEST WINNER. Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam greets supporters at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Democratic NY mayor wins second term – U.S. media

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:03 AM

The vote is seen as a ringing endorsement for De Blasio's anti-Trump stance in an overwhelmingly Democratic city where 80% of the electorate voted for Hillary Clinton and Trump is despised

RE-ELECTED. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio greets people at the 72nd Street subway stop on the Upper West Side of New York on November 7, 2017. Timothy A Clary/AFP

Virginia elects Democrat governor, in rejection of Trumpism

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:36 AM

(UPDATED) A handful of US states held elections Tuesday, November 7, one year after Donald Trump's shock presidential victory

VOTE. Karina Smith holds her 2-year-old son Kyler as she fills out her ballot at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, October 30-November 5, 2017

Nov 05, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. holds his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. He told the members of the media that he is vowed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's order to do what is best for the country and to tell the truth. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

New York attacker was 'soldier' of ISIS, Islamic State says

Nov 03, 2017 - 12:11 PM

'One of the soldiers of the Islamic State attacked a number of crusaders on a street in New York City,' said an article in the latest issue of the group's al-Naba weekly newspaper

PRIME SUSPECT. A picture of suspect Sayfullo Saipov is displayed during a news conference about yesterday's attack along a bike path in lower Manhattan that is being called a terrorist incident on November 1, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Trump calls for death penalty for New York attacker

Nov 02, 2017 - 11:51 PM

Trump says he is considering sending Sayfullo Saipov, 29, to the military's notorious Guantanamo Bay detention center, but backed off the idea in a blast of early morning tweets calling for the death penalty

GREAT AGAIN. File image dated August 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump arriving to speak at a Make America Great Again Rally at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Indonesian terrorist, Roque on Duterte, NY terror suspect | Evening wRap

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:16 PM

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U.S. charges suspect who 'felt good' about NYC attack

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(UPDATED) Prosecutors unveil the terrorism charges against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, saying he had waived his rights and openly confessed to the attack while being questioned in custody at a hospital after being shot

PRIME SUSPECT. A picture of suspect Sayfullo Saipov is displayed during a news conference about yesterday's attack along a bike path in lower Manhattan that is being called a terrorist incident on November 1, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

PH slams 'unspeakable act of terror' in New York

Nov 01, 2017 - 4:50 PM

No Filipino is reported dead or injured so far in the first deadly terror-related incident in New York since 9/11

ACT OF TERROR. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slams the 'unspeakable act of terror' in New York. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte on ASEAN, New York attack | Midday wRap

Nov 01, 2017 - 12:37 PM

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Truck driver kills 8 in New York 'act of terror'

Nov 01, 2017 - 7:33 AM

(UPDATED) 11 others are seriously injured in the broad daylight assault and first deadly terror-related attack in America's financial and entertainment capital since September 11, 2001 attacks

CRIME SCENE. An investigator takes pictures with his phone near a pickup truck following an incident in New York on October 31, 2017.  Don Emmert/AFP

WATCH: Meet Mr. Pinoy Hoops, the champion of Tenement residents

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Mike Swift also known to many as Mr Pinoy Hoops believes that every court can dream

North Korea says U.S. 'mugged' delegation

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Pyongyang accuses US officials of seizing a diplomatic package from the North Korean delegation at John F Kennedy International Airport

NEW MISSILE. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. File photo by AFP / KCNA

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, Kylie Verzosa mark PH Independence Day in New York

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The 3 beauty queens are part of the Philippine Independence Day parade in New York

Hillary Clinton will never run for office again – confidante

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:48 AM

I think she s going to figure out ways to help kids and families

In this file photo, Hillary Clinton boards her plane in White Plains, NY on her way to Cleveland, Ohio, October 21, 2016. Robyn Beck/AFP

3 Pinoy BPO workers to join NYC marathon

Nov 05, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The Filipinos will join thousands of participants from all over the globe at the world s largest marathon on November 6

ON THE GO. Clint Ortiz, Leo Peñas, and Alberto Agulto (from left to right) are set to run in the world's biggest marathon, the TCS New York Marathon, on Sunday, November 6. Photo from Open Access BPO.

29 injured in 'intentional' New York City blast

Sep 18, 2016 - 9:23 AM

UPDATED New York officials are tight lipped on the cause of the blast saying it is still under investigation but confirmed it had not been a gas leak

SECURED. Police block a road after an explosion in New York on September 17, 2016. William Edwards/AFP

In New York, children of Indonesian migrants learn Bahasa Indonesia

Aug 16, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Indonesian university students in America teach Indonesian language and culture to children born in the Unites States to Indonesian parents – in an attempt to share the wonders of Indonesia and to give back to the nation they call home

LEARNING BAHASA INDONESIA. Children in New York learn from their instructor ---. Photo from Permias NY Facebook page

Mayor De Blasio: TOFA-NY honorees showcase city’s ‘diversity, strength’

Oct 01, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Every year we share their stories because they reveal the many facets of the Filipino American experience and what holds our community together

Student Canteen's Leila Benitez: Where is she now?

Aug 19, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Leila for the Millennials who glimpse her from their parents’ stories was the Philippine Oprah

Filipino nurses in high demand in US health facilities

Aug 16, 2015 - 5:09 PM

Filipino nurses according to a 2008 New York Times article are “highly prized” in New York’s area city hospitals

Earth's 'cousin,' YouTube updates, the latest Tomb Raider game | SciTech4u

Jul 29, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Rappler s business reporter and tech enthusiast Chris Schnabel sits in for Matthew Ang where he gives a rundown of Apple s latest earnings YouTube s newest features and San Francisco s pee proof walls

How this Fil-Am appointee champions small businesses in NYC

Jul 01, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Maria Torres Springer is appointed as head of the city s main agency for economic development

Innocent man gets over $6 million for 25 years in jail

Jun 25, 2015 - 5:15 AM

Jonathan Fleming 53 walks free in April 2014 when his conviction is overturned by the Brooklyn district attorney after spending nearly half his life behind bars

IN PHOTOS: Philippine Independence Day celebration in NYC

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:19 PM

Filipino Americans have been celebrating Independence Day in New York City for almost 30 years and every year it only gets grander

Filipina American teenagers holding the flags in preparation for the parade. June08,2015 Park Avenue New york