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New York approves composting of human bodies

It is the latest place to approve the process – considered to be greener than a burial or cremation.

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World’s most expensive cities: New York and Singapore top list

The cost of living in both cities is now the joint highest worldwide, with Tel Aviv in third.

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Snowstorm hits New York state

About six million people from Michigan to New York are under alerts for so-called lake effect snow.

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New York fire: Moment woman rescued by firefighters with a rope

A woman is pulled from an apartment block in New York after a blaze left at least 38 people injured.

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Trump Organization: Criminal tax fraud trial begins in New York

The company is accused of paying untaxed perks to its top executives and it denies the allegations.

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New York court dismisses Kevin Spacey sexual assault lawsuit

The case was brought by Anthony Rapp, who had been seeking around $40m (£36m) in damages.

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Kevin Spacey on trial over New York sex abuse claim

The actor denies inappropriately touching a 14-year-old boy at a Manhattan apartment party in 1986.

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US Open final: Iga Swiatek beats Ons Jabeur to win New York title

World number one Iga Swiatek caps a dominant season by beating Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur at the US Open to win her second major title of 2022.

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New York declares state of emergency over polio

Evidence emerges that a virus – once declared eradicated from the US – is spreading across the state.

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New York state ends 28-month mask mandate on public transport

Masks will no longer be required on public transport, in airports or ride-share vehicles.

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Donald Trump refuses to answer questions in New York investigation

State officials are investigating whether the Trump Organization misled lenders and tax authorities.

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New York overhauls gun laws after Supreme Court ruling

The restrictions adopted in New York are likely to end up in another legal challenge.

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Bulldozer crushes 100 seized vehicles in New York

It is illegal to ride dirt bikes and ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) on the US city’s streets.

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US Open: Russian and Belarusian players allowed to compete in New York

The US Open will allow Russian and Belarusian players to compete later this year after deciding not to follow Wimbledon’s lead in banning them.

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Happy the elephant is not a person, New York court rules

An animal rights group was seeking legal means to have the elephant moved from a zoo to a sanctuary.

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Qantas promises direct flights from Sydney to London and New York

Australia’s carrier says its new fleet will be capable of direct flights to any city in the world.

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Donald Trump held in contempt in New York legal battle

The former president will be fined $10,000 (£7,850) every day until he turns over requested files.

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Police arrest suspect in New York subway shooting ‘without incident’

‘We got him,’ says New York mayor following massive manhunt in wake of the Brooklyn subway shooting.

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New York crime: Will more police flatten a wave of gun violence?

“Bullets are flying everywhere”. Gun crime in NYC is up by a third – will a new action plan help?

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Judge rules Donald Trump must testify in New York investigation

A judge has ruled that Donald Trump and two of his children must testify in a New York probe into their business

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New York fire: Officials pledge support after 17 die in ‘unspeakable tragedy’

There were nine children among the fatalities in the fire, which took hold on Sunday in the Bronx.

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New York apartment block fire kills 19

There were nine children among the fatalities in the fire, which took hold on Sunday in the Bronx.

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Two teens slide to safety from fourth floor New York apartment fire

Watch this dramatic video of them escaping through a window and sliding down a pole to the ground.

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Miami is banking on cryptocurrency and New York wants in

MiamiCoin and NYCCoin are experiments designed to put these cities on the cryptocurrency map.

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New York’s workers must all have vaccine by 27 December

The city’s mayor is introducing a vaccine mandate for all private sector employees from 27 December.

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Japan’s former princess Mako arrives in New York after giving up title

Mako was forced to give up her titles when she married her “commoner” husband last month.

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New York marathon: Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir and Albert Korir claim wins

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir won the women’s race at the New York City marathon as compatriot Albert Korir claimed the men’s title.

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Man found naked inside wall of New York state theatre

Authorities said the man had been trapped for two days before he was heard calling for help.

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No Squid Game Halloween costumes, New York schools say

The primary schools have warned parents about the Netflix series’ “violent messages”.

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Amazon sees fresh push to unionise in New York

Warehouse workers in Staten Island hope to organise, in the latest labour push at the firm.