Tag: New York
Giant blizzard brings New York to its knees
It was not quite the ‘snowmageddon’ the media envisaged. Yet the city that never sleeps all but shut down this week, fearing the worst from Winter Storm Juno. What stoked our fears?
Shock as New York declares war on inequality
A left-wing activist called Bill de Blasio has come from nowhere to win the New York mayoral election with 73% of the vote. Is he right to put equality at the top of his agenda?
Good Samaritan cop becomes internet phenomenon
When a New York police officer bought a pair of boots for a homeless man, he didn’t think anyone had seen his act of kindness. Now, the story is warming millions of hearts online.
Celebrated ‘Wild Things’ creator dies aged 83
Children’s author Maurice Sendak has died of a stroke. His dark, surreal stories and beautiful illustrations were adored by young and old – but they were more than just playful fantasies.
A Titanic tragedy: one hundred years on
Exactly 100 years ago on Sunday, an ‘unsinkable’ ship plunged into the Atlantic Ocean. As the world marks the centenary of the Titanic, why are we so fascinated with this doomed voyage?
Occupy Wall Street camp torn down in night raid
New York was in chaos yesterday after riot police destroyed a long-running protest camp. The city mayor says it was a health hazard, but activists say the raid was an attack on free speech.
‘Occupy’ protests go worldwide on day of rebellion
Occupy Wall St has become an international movement. Protestors took to the streets in cities all over the world this weekend to demand the end of corporate privilege and social injustice.