Home comforts: Polly McCourt and Ila

The place of birth on Ila Isabelle McCourt’s birth certificate reads “Manhattan”. Nothing unusual there. Ila is a native New Yorker, born to Cian M(...)

Lesley Gore performs at the She’s got the power! event outside Lincoln Center in New York in July 2011. Photograph: Michael Nagle/The New York Times

Lesley Gore, who was a teenager in the 1960s when she recorded hit songs about heartbreak and resilience that went on to become feminist touchstones,(...)

Trevor Madigan: has called the Big Apple home for more than a decade

Silicon Valley may be the first port of call for Irish techies looking to make a name for themselves on the global stage, but New York is giving it a(...)

 Officials inspect the scene of Tuesday’s crash in which a Metro-North train collided with an SUV in Valhalla, New York. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

As the investigation into the deadliest incident in the history of New York’s Metro-North Railroad got under way on Wednesday, officials said they (...)

A screengrab showing the police stop during which Jerame Reid was fatally injured. 1:40

A US police video of officers confronting and then fatally shooting a black man in southern New Jersey has stirred anger over another death at the han(...)

Mario Cuomo, a three-term governor of New York known for his forceful defence of the liberal tradition in the Democratic Pary and his long hesitations(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta: described the ICC case against him, which collapsed on Friday, as “a travesty”. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

As the 122 countries that support the International Criminal Court meet in New York today, ringing in their ears will be the denunciation of Kenyan pr(...)

A protester flees as police officers try to disperse a crowd comprised largely of student demonstrators during a protest against police violence in Berkeley, California, yesterday. Photograph: Noah Berger/Reuters

New York mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday refused to endorse a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer over the choking death of a man i(...)

Protesters in New York following the Eric Garner grand jury decision. Tuesday’s shooting is the latest to add to country-wide protests about the policing of black communities. Photograph: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

A police officer shot dead an unarmed black man during a struggle on Tuesday in Phoenix, Arizona, because he believed he had a gun. On Thursday, some(...)

Police arrest a protester on  the West Side Highway in New York on December 4th, 2014.Photograph: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Protests flared in the US for a second night on Thursday following the decision by a New York grand jury not to indict a white police officer for the (...)