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The Empire State building was lit up with the colours of the French flag this week, in honour of the American-French performer Josephine Baker, who was inducted into France's Panthéon mausoleum on Tuesday. In the US, Josephine Baker is just as beloved as she is in France, and nowhere more so than in Harlem, in New York City. Our correspondents Jessica Le Masurier, Yves Schaeffner and Fanny Chauvin met with New Yorkers to explore Baker's legacy.
While most people stayed at home as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged New York, Ghanaian national Paul Ninson sifted through storage containers and struggling bookshops in order to build what he says has become the world's largest collection of African photography books. His collection now consists of more than 30,000 books. He plans to bring them back to Ghana and open a photography museum with help from a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than a million dollars in two days.
Former police captain Eric Adams is set to become the next mayor of New York City after winning Tuesday's vote. The Democratic candidate has a nuanced stance on law enforcement issues, as both an African American man and a former officer. In his acceptance speech, Adams called for unity, while telling his story of a working-class child who grew up to become mayor.
A charge has been filed against New York's former Governor Andrew Cuomo. The disgraced politician stepped down after facing allegations of serial sexual harassment.
New York's Comic Con returns for the first time in-person since the Covid-19 pandemic began, with enthusiasts dressing up as their favourite superheroes and other characters. Last year, the event was held online.
Anti-vaccine mandate demonstrators in New York rally against Australia's Covid-19 measures and protest outside the Australian consulate in the city. Protesters chant "Save Australia" as they tear down a free Covid-19 testing stand on the street.
After his small Manhattan food stand lost its customers during the coronavirus pandemic, Abdul Rahman -- an Afghan vendor who arrived in New York in 1992 -- has resumed service, albeit at a fraction of former business since offices are still far from full. Rahman and the thousands of street vendors like him were hoping things would finally go back to normal in September. But that's far from the case.
Incessant rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida triggered flash floods that have killed scores in four northeastern states in the US. A state of emergency has been declared in New York and New Jersey.
"Even the morning after, we’re still uncovering the true depth of the loss," New York Governor Kathy Hochul says during a news conference a day after remnants of Hurricane Ida slammed New York City.
Christian Dior's hit exhibition tracing the history of the legendary French fashion house opens in New York this week with an American twist after record-breaking attendances in Paris and London.
The storm caused flooding in New York City and sent the city into a state of emergency. Multiple tornadoes also hit the region.