Union Square Hospitality Group, which runs several top restaurants, is abolishing tips, arguing the current system is unfair to kitchen workers.
When the hounds of greed are let loose on a place like New York, only the rich can stay and the city loses the smells and tastes that made it great.
New Yorkers share pictures of the unseasonable weather as temperatures plummet below zero across all 50 states in the US.
New York and New Jersey have agreed to impose even stricter measures on travelers from Ebola-hit West African countries.
With remnants of the towers and names of the victims on its walls, the September 11 Memorial Museum is a reminder of 9/11, writes Lisa-Anne Julien.
Steered by South Africans, the Nordic food hall at New York's Grand Central Station will have a coffee bar, sandwich shop, cocktail bar and brasserie.
The Sterling Cooper drinking tour of Manhattan is equal parts sweet, strong and – inevitably – sour.
Nine residents from two collapsed buildings in Manhattan were unaccounted for by nightfall following a deadly explosion, says mayor Bill de Blasio.
Poetry: Break-out spoken-word artist Mutle Mothibe is stepping up his game —and taking it straight to the Apollo in New York.
At least four people have died and 63 injured when a train derailed in New York, says an official.
The election of Bill de Blasio signals a jump to the left not just for the Big Apple, but the entire US.
After two black Barneys shoppers were accused of credit card fraud, the rapper's fans are petitioning for him to cut ties with the New York store.
Famously jaded New Yorkers are getting swept up in the hype over Banksy, the graffiti artist who is leaving his mark across the city this month.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes charges, could shake things up if he shows up at UN general assembly.
The device with a tiny screen in front of your right eye may not be everyone's dream.
Karen O says filming the single on the skyscraper's 86th-floor viewing platform was an "iconic moment".
Mpho Moshe Matheolane wonders if a new bicycle sharing programme launched in New York could work in South Africa.
While in New York, Mpho Moshe Matheolane ponders what makes a city and how one can find the "simpler times" that such places struggle to offer.
Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday's evening rush hour, sending 60 people to the hospital.