Fear for the future among New York’s Muslims on eve of election

Fear for the future among New York’s Muslims on eve of election

A day before Americans vote in one of the most divisive presidential elections in decades, there is a palpable sense of tension among the citizens of Ozone Park, a quiet, residential neighbourhood in Queens, New York. People here have a reason to be more apprehensive than most: the area is home to a sizeable Muslim […]

New York attack suspect Rahami charged over bombings

New York attack suspect Rahami charged over bombings

  The United States on Tuesday charged an Afghan-born US suspect on multiple terror counts in connection with bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey and other planted devices.   in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and along the route of a US Marine Corps run in New Jersey, which aborted the race. The 13-page indictment […]

New York and New Jersey bombing suspect arrested after shootout

New York and New Jersey bombing suspect arrested after shootout

An Afghan immigrant wanted in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighbourhood and a New Jersey town was captured Monday after being wounded in a gun battle with police, authorities said. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, appeared conscious, his upper right arm bandaged and bloodied, as he was loaded into an ambulance in Linden. […]

Motive unclear as investigators search for clues in New York bombing

Motive unclear as investigators search for clues in New York bombing

A bomb that tore through an upscale New York neighborhood injuring 29 people was an act of terror, the state governor said Sunday, but the motive is unknown and there has been no claim of responsibility. Heavily armed police and National Guard soldiers deployed throughout New York as the city of 8.4 million prepared to […]

Dozens injured in intentional explosion in New York City

Dozens injured in intentional explosion in New York City

There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection, the mayor said at a news conference about three hours after the blast. He added, “There is no specific and credible threat against New York City at this point in time from any terror organization.” The mayor said investigators did not believe there was […]

‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ playwright Edward Albee dies aged 88

‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ playwright Edward Albee dies aged 88

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who wrote provocative works such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” that earned him a reputation as one of the greatest American dramatists, died on Friday in Montauk, New York. He was 88. He died in the late afternoon at his summer home in Montauk, a seaside fishing hamlet on […]

High Line – Abandoned Railway Line Becomes Elevated Park in New York

High Line – Abandoned Railway Line Becomes Elevated Park in New York

The High Line is a mile long, garden park in New York City built on an elevated 1.45-mile section of an abandoned railway line called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan. In 1980 the last freight train ran along the elevated railway line reportedly pulling three boxcars of […]

Eternal Flame Falls in New York

Eternal Flame Falls in New York

Tucked deep within Chestnut Ridge Park, New York, is a small waterfall called the Eternal Flame Falls. The waterfall is so called because of a simple phenomenon – a natural gas leak just underneath the falls that just happens to be burning. The flame is not really “eternal” in the sense that it goes out […]

Andy Rudak’s Cardboard Cities

Andy Rudak’s Cardboard Cities

London-based still life advertising photographer Andy Rudak has recently embarked on a more personal project, creating a series of cityscapes made entirely from cardboard. With the help of set-builder Luke Aan de Wiel, Andy recreated surreal views of cities like London, New York, Mumbai, Paris and Tokyo in the studio. His “Cardboard Cities” took nearly […]

Strange Items Confiscated at Kennedy Airport, New York

Strange Items Confiscated at Kennedy Airport, New York

These images are from a set of 1,075 photographs of items detained or seized from passengers or express mail entering the United States from abroad at the New York airport. These photographs were taken at both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site and the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility at John […]