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.
There are many ways to see New York, but how about walking from JFK Airport all the way to Harlem?
From New Years in Brazil to the New York stock exchange, we showcase some of the best photographs shot around the globe over the past week.
For hundreds of thousands of workers in New York, the chaos wrought by superstorm Sandy turned the trip to and from work into a gruelling adventure.
The New York Marathon has been cancelled following concerns the event will divert resources needed to amend the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.
South Africans may complain often and loudly, but that is far better than Americans' paralysis, writes Sisonke Msimang.
Hurricane Sandy has made landfall on the US East Coast, threatening about 60-million people along the most heavily populated corridor of the nation.
New York authorities have ordered subways, trains and buses to close and called for the evacuation of 375 000 people ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
Lower Manhattan has blossomed from tragedy into tourist magnet in the years since the September 11, 2001 attacks. But there also have been downsides.
Although not a hub for expats in the way Toronto, Perth, Auckland, and London are, the Big Apple has acquired several South African restaurants.
Edvard Munch's painting The Scream has sold for $120-million, setting a new record as the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.
New York police arrested protesters celebrating the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street near the stock exchange over the weekend.
As Republicans feud, President Barack Obama this week takes his re-election blueprint of economic justice, direct and unfiltered, to the voters.
The DA says Lindiwe Sisulu must take full responsibility for the use of two back-up aircraft to shadow Jacob Zuma's jet to the United States.
People are living longer and in better health than ever, which means they're still up for it.
Former News of the World editor, Colin Myler, has taken over at the New York Daily News.
Piers Morgan' testimony before a British panel looking into media ethics was big news in the UK, but made little splash in the US.