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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “I wake up every day and I’m a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx.” Photograph: David Dee Delgado/New York Times

At dawn on the day after the election that rocked her world and her party, working on three hours of sleep, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walked out of her(...)

The new Oscar Wilde bar which has opened in New York, after a $4 million investment by Irish duo Frank McCole and Tommy Burke

Step inside a new literary haunt in New York and you’ll find 26 clocks that never change time. They are all set at 1.50pm, the time of death of the wr(...)

Bystanders photograph and pose with a statue of a naked Donald Trump in Union Square Park on August 18th, 2016. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Life-size naked statues of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have been put up in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cl(...)

Dallas Police Chief David Brown  said he was convinced  any hesitation in giving the go-ahead to kill the shooting suspect on Thursday night would have allowed the gunman the chance to harm more police officers. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The chief of the Dallas Police Department on Sunday vigorously defended the use of a bomb mounted on a robot to kill a gunman who shot to death five p(...)

Travellers on budgets are finding solutions outside Manhattan, especially in Brooklyn and Queens. Photograph: James Laish/The New York Times

The average cost of a three-star hotel in Manhattan south of Harlem through Booking. com was $241 a night, more than twice as much as I’ve ever paid (...)

Police confront protesters demonstrating over the death of Freddie Gray, near Union Square in New York. Photograph: Michael Appleton/The New York Times

Protests are continuing in the US over the death of Freddie Gray, whose death from injuries sustained while in police custody has led to violence in (...)

James Connolly addressing the masses in Union Square on May Day in 1908. It is the only published photograph of the labour activist during his time in the US and one of the only occasions he was ever photographed speaking. Photograph: Library of Congress

“Tomorrow is Labor Day,” proclaimed the ad in the Chicago Daily Tribune of September 5th, 1909. “With the last picnic event of the Socialist Party, wi(...)

Trayvon Martin supporters stand in front of an American flag in Times Square after marching from a rally for Martin in Union Square in Manhattan. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

An impromptu march through the streets of Manhattan calling for justice for Trayvon Martin continued into the early hours of this morning under heavy (...)