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New York’s Clowns Miss Parties

New York’s Clowns Miss Parties

Creepy clown sightings, real or fake, has sparked real fear and anxiety across the country. Last week, McDonald’s decided to limit the activities of its clown mascot Ronald McDonald. Tuesday, Target started removing clown masks from its shelves. It is an issue of thriving for these two giant companies, but for full-time clowns, the sightings […]

New Yorkers Take on the Second Presidential Debate

New Yorkers Take on the Second Presidential Debate

From lofts in Bushwick to bars in downtown Manhattan, New Yorkers tuned in Sunday night to watch the presidential candidates go at it again in their second televised debate. NYCity Lens reporters watched with them.  Bushwick Berners take the debate with a grain of salt   Even though many of the supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders […]

Debate Night in the City

Debate Night in the City

On Monday night New Yorkers, like many Americans, gathered at home and in public to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It was expected to be the most watched presidential debate in U.S. history. NY CityLens staff spread out across the city to find out where New Yorkers were watching, […]

Bomb Leaves Commuters Vigilant

Bomb Leaves Commuters Vigilant

By Courtney Vinopal As  commuters in the tri-state area headed to work on Monday morning, police were hunting for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28 year-old man who was suspected of setting off explosives in the New York neighborhood of Chelsea and the New Jersey town of Seaside Park over the weekend. By the time these commuters headed […]

Who is Sheldon Silver? 5 Things You Need To Know

Who is Sheldon Silver? 5 Things You Need To Know

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a power player in New York City politics for decades, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Tuesday after being convicted for fraud, extortion and money laundering in November.