Anthony Weiner launched into a tirade against a voter in Brooklyn during a visit to coincide with the Jewish New Year.
Scandal-hit New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner appeared to mock a Daybreak reporter in a Monty Python jibe.
Thousands of people gathered in New York's Times Square last night to celebrate National Underwear Day, and to try to break a world record.
A passenger train has derailed in the Bronx, New York, according to NBC News.
A passenger train has derailed in New York city, the Associated Press reports.
One World Trade Center, the marquee skyscraper at the site of the 9/11 attacks, is officially the tallest building in the United States.
By crowning the 1,776 feet Manhattan skyscraper as the tallest building in Western hemisphere, the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat ended a bitter dispute between New York and Chicago.
Chicago is home to the 1,451 feet Willis Tower that previously held the title.
The argument was centered around the building's 408-foot mast and whether it counts as part of its official height.
Had the council classified the mast as a broadcast antenna, the title would have been kept by the Willis Tower.
Four British soldiers have been sentenced to community service and fines after admitting their role in a fight with an off-duty policeman outside a New York bar.
The incident occurred during a military rugby team trip in August.
Criminal complaints say the officer was punched and his mobile phone was taken.
Ratu-losefo Yavala yesterday pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and petit larceny, while Thomas Shute admitted misdemeanor assault, court records show .
Mosese Kurulala and Iliakini Raderua pleaded guilty to violations, which are not crimes under US law.
The Ministry of Defence has been contacted for comment.
The Statue of Liberty has reopened to the public after New York state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the US federal government shutdown.
Ferry trips from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty resumed this morning, with eager visitors lining up to tour the monument.
New York state agreed last week to take over the daily costs of keeping it open - about $61,600 (£38,580) per day.
New York has 33 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which have been shut since October 1.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed a surprise mini-concert in New York's Times Square on Thursday to the delight of throngs of workers, tourists and fans.
McCartney, 71, and his band sang tracks from his upcoming album, New, which is due to be released in the United States on October 15.
"Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 pm this afternoon!" McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed mini-concert.
"Come on down to Times Square. It's all going to be happening there!" he added.
Elusive graffiti artist Banksy has revealed his plans to escape his own commercial success with a month long "tag tour" of New York in a rare interview with New York's The Village Voice.
The artist said he visited New York a "couple of months ago" to scout locations for the show, which will see him produce some kind of work for every day of October.
"There is absolutely no reason for doing this show at all. I know street art can feel increasingly like the marketing wing of an art career, so I wanted to make some art without the price tag attached. There's no gallery show or book or film. It's pointless. Which hopefully means something."
Each piece of art will be accompanied by a free number that dials an "audio guide" created by the artist to confirm the authenticity of the piece.
Banksy's work has been sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds, making him one of the most important artists working at the moment, however he says he views his financial success as problematic as society rewards "so many of the wrong people." He said:
"Commercial success is a mark of failure for a graffiti artist. We're not supposed to be embraced in that way. When you look at how society rewards so many of the wrong people, it's hard not to view financial reimbursement as a badge of self-serving mediocrity."
A British holidaymaker who lost part of her leg after being hit by a New York taxi has been discharged from hospital.
Sian Green is set to return to the UK in the next few days according to a family spokesman and is said to be looking forward to getting back to normal.
Miss Green, 24, from Leicester, was involved in an accident just hours after arriving in the city for a holiday with her best friend.
Her injuries were so serious she had to have part of her left leg amputated below the knee.
Americans are remembering the thousands of lives lost in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. This year is the 12th anniversary of the attacks and the tenth year the 'Tribute in Light' has shone above Lower Manhattan to commemorate the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
In Illinois 3,000 flags have been placed in memory of the lives lost in the attack.
This photograph from NBC News shows detectives examining the remains of a remote control helicopter that is believed to have killed a teenager in New York when it sliced off part of his head.