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Iconic Carnegie Deli reopens in New York

NEW YORK: The Carnegie Deli was a New York institution for decades until it closed its doors in 2016. On Saturday, it will reopen -- but only for a week, and in a new location -- as a promotion for the launch of the second season of Amazon's Emmy-winning comedy, "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel." The pop-up restaurant -- a fully-functioning eatery, not just Instagram bait -- has shifted from midtown Manhattan to the Nolita neighborhood. It has also shifted back in time to the 1950s to suit the program, which tells the…

New York to erect statue to first black congresswoman

NEW YORK: Determined to erect monuments to a more diverse group of history makers than simply white men, New York announced Friday America's first black congresswoman was getting a statue in Brooklyn. Shirley Chisholm, who was also the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination as president, will be honored with a statue at Prospect Park. "Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's legacy of leadership and activism has paved the way for thousands of women to seek public office," said Chirlane McCray, wife of New York Mayor…

Soviet-era ‘moon rocks’ sell for $855,000 at New York auction

Three fragments of rocks retrieved from the moon by a Soviet space mission in 1970 were sold for $855,000 at a New York auction on Thursday. Sotheby’s auction house said the “moon rocks” are the only known documented lunar matter in private hands. They were offered for sale by an unidentified private American collector who purchased them at auction in 1993 for $442,500. Sotheby’s said the buyer on Thursday was another private American collector, but the name was not disclosed. Read More: NASA chooses nine companies to…

Mickey Mouse, the icon of an animation empire, celebrates 90th birthday

NEW YORK: It was the Roaring ‘20s. Calvin Coolidge was in the White House, the New York Yankees had just won their third World Series title and Mickey Mouse made his debut on the silver screen. On Sunday, Mickey Mouse, the brainchild of cartoonist Walt Disney that eventually came to symbolize a global entertainment empire, celebrates his 90th birthday. The iconic rodent, whose easily recognizable silhouette consists simply of a big circle and two little ones for ears, launched his celluloid career in “Steamboat Willie,” at…

Rapper Cardi B charged in connection with assault in New York

NEW YORK: Rapper Cardi B surrendered to New York City police on Monday and was charged with assault and reckless endangerment after a complaint claimed she was involved in a fight at a strip club in August. Cardi B, born Belcalis Almánzar, was allegedly involved in an incident at the Angels NYC strip club in the borough of Queens, according to police spokesman Martin Brown, who said the investigation was continuing. Jeff Kern, a representative for the 25-year-old rapper, said she was not arrested and received a court…

India cancels meeting with Pakistan in New York

ISLAMABAD: India has unilaterally cancelled the meeting slated to be held between foreign ministers of Pakistan and India on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly later this month, ARY News reported. Indian External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar just a day earlier confirmed that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York on September 27.  However, on Friday the same spokesperson announced to call off the meeting alleging "unclean intentions…

Five shot, including a girl, 8, in Syracuse, New York: police

NEW YORK: Five people were shot, including an eight-year-old girl, in Syracuse, New York on Thursday, the city’s police chief said. Police responded to a shooting in the city in upstate New York shortly after 9 p.m. local time, the department said in a statement posted on Twitter by a producer for National Public Radio.  “This is very tragic event,” Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said during a news conference. “This is something that cannot occur in our community.” Fowler did not disclose the condition of the five…