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.
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.