18 years later, cancer cases linger over 9/11 anniversary | AFP

As the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, New York continues to count the number of people who have developed cancer or other serious illnesses related to the toxic cloud that hovered over Manhattan for several weeks. “It was determined that because I was so hit, I was down here and I had so much exposure to it, that my cancer was most likely related to 9/11,” says Jaquelin Josefa Febrillet, who was diagnosed with metastatic cancer fifteen years after the attacks.

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Sailing with a message, teen activist lands in NYC

Cheering crowds welcomed Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to a Manhattan marina Wednesday after a trans-Atlantic trip on a sailboat to attend a climate conference. The 16-year-old and her crew finished a two-week crossing from England. (Aug. 28)

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NYPD look to question man in rice cooker scare

Three abandoned rice cookers prompted an evacuation of a major lower Manhattan subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined they were not explosives. (August 16)

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Brands re-evaluate flagship stores as trends shift

Brands like Gap and Polo Ralph Lauren have closed their flagship stores along Manhattan’s tony Fifth Avenue citing high rents and shoppers’ shifting buying habits to online. Others have moved to more main stream locations like Times Square. (July 26)

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NYC sees Manhattanhenge sunset

People in Manhattan got to see a clear Manhattanhenge sunset Friday night as the sun set intersected with the street grid and clouds did not block the view. (July 12)

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Weinstein arrives to court, lawyer wants off case

Harvey Weinstein arrived to court in Manhattan Thursday as yet another attorney is requesting to be withdrawn from the former media mogul’s sexual assualt case. (July 11)

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US’ Rapinoe praises a team “so resilient”, says “absolute honour to lead” it | AFP

At celebrations for the World Cup-winning US women’s soccer team in Manhattan, the star striker and co-captain Megan Rapinoe praises her team, “so resilient” and diverse, and says it is her “absolute honour to lead this team out on the field”. soundbite

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