Aleksandra Michalska

Giant drone sculpture menaces New York City, with intent

Jun 07 2021

NEW YORK A giant, white sculpture of a drone has appeared 25 feet (7.6 m) over Manhattan's High Line park, unnerving New Yorkers - which was the creators' intention.

Dumplings tempt New Yorkers with pizza, peanut butter flavors - and no human contact

May 21 2021

NEW YORK New Yorkers can now get their dumpling fix from an automat with no human contact, and the adventurous can order flavors ranging from pepperoni pizza to peanut butter and jelly. | Video

Mattel turning old Barbies, Matchbox cars and MEGA Bloks into new toys

May 11 2021

Toymaker Mattel is encouraging kids to return Barbies, Matchbox cars and MEGA Bloks they no longer play with to the company for recycling into new toys. | Video

Frieze New York art fair: seeing Black lives differently

May 07 2021

(Corrects fifth paragraph to say "participants" instead of "co-sponsors") | Video

Pushed out by pandemic, women struggle to regain footing in U.S. job market

Mar 05 2021

Katy McAvoy hoped she would have more time for her job search after her 5-year-old daughter started in-person kindergarten in mid-November after months of virtual learning due to the pandemic. | Video

Two bars for bitcoins: owner in New York's Hell's Kitchen selling out for cryptocurrency

Jan 29 2021

NEW YORK Patrick Hughes has put his two side-by-side bars in New York's Hell's Kitchen, Hellcat Annie's and Scruffy Duffy's, up for sale - for 25 bitcoins or 800 Ethereum tokens, now worth up to $1.12 million. | Video

New York Chinatown's Asian Pearl River Mart closing store next year

Dec 30 2020

Pearl River Mart, New York Chinatown's landmark emporium for everything Asian since 1971, will close its flagship store in early 2021 as the pandemic has left the family owners unable to pay the rent.

A life in colors: NYC celebrates Ruth Bader Ginsburg with East Village mural

Nov 25 2020

NEW YORK A huge colorful portrait of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg now greets passersby over an East Village crosswalk in New York City. | Video

U.S. faces record surge of coronavirus cases as election looms

Oct 30 2020

Oct 30 A record surge of coronavirus cases in the United States is pushing hospitals to the brink of capacity and killing up to 1,000 people a day, the latest figures show, with much of the country's attention focused on Tuesday's presidential election.

Task force sees 'unrelenting' COVID-19 spread; daily U.S. cases up by record 91,000

Oct 30 2020

WASHINGTON The White House coronavirus task force warned that much of the country is in the grips of an "unrelenting" surge in COVID-19 cases and urged tough countermeasures, as the number of U.S. infections reported on Thursday hit a new daily record of more than 91,000.

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