Andrew Cuomo

Watch Andrew Cuomo Angrily Mansplain Sexual Harassment to a Female Reporter

While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked by NPR’s Karen Dewitt about possible changes that his government …

U.S. Politics

New York Governor announces new gun ban which has existed for 20 years

When I saw a press release this week saying that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was announcing yet another gun ban, all I could think was… <i>oh, great</i>. …

Conservative View

New York State Wants to Take Guns Away From All Domestic Abusers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday proposed legislation that would take away firearms from anyone convicted of domestic violence.<p>Under New …

Gun Control

A terrorist complains of bias

Onetime domestic terrorist Judith Clark is at it again, suing to overturn the state Board of Parole’s decision keeping her behind bars for her role …

Opinion

AG: No charges against Buffalo police in Wardel Davis death

Two Buffalo police officers who were arresting Wardel Davis, a 20-year-old unarmed African-American man, when he died will not be charged in …

Policing

Lump of coal for New York City as Governor Andrew Cuomo hands out economic development grants

Big Apple second from bottom as upstate and Long Island win big economic-development funding<p>New York City may be the state's economic engine, but …

Democrats

Rerouting Thousands: City Plans for L Train Closure

No single- or two-passenger cars on the Williamsburg Bridge during the morning or afternoon rush. A new ferry route. Extra turnstiles in some Brooklyn subway stations. The packed lanes of 14th Street in Manhattan given over solely to buses. Twice as many bicyclists whizzing over the East River from …

New York City

Republicans Call Cuomo Remarks Sexist

Gov. Andrew Cuomo sought to address domestic violence on Wednesday but wound up under fire for comments about sexual harassment that Republicans deemed sexist.<p>At a news conference after proposing a bill to strengthen penalties for domestic-violence offenders, Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, was asked by …

Feminism

After Louisville deal falls through, OneJet planning another RDU flight

An airline startup is, once again, pushing for a new nonstop service out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport. A press release from New York Gov. …

Airlines

Cuomo quietly held 2 recent fundraisers in Buffalo

ALBANY – It turns out Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Buffalo in late November not for one, but two hushed-hushed campaign fundraisers.<p>Though Cuomo’s …

Democratic Party

Complicated corruption trial looms for Cuomo's former 'enforcer'

A former senior aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, an energy company executive and two Syracuse developers were in federal court Wednesday to enter not guilty pleas on a litany of charges ahead of their federal corruption trial next month.<p>The former senior aide, longtime Cuomo loyalist Joe Percoco, is …

Corruption

The main subway tunnel between Manhattan and Queens will close for five days this month

In a year filled with MTA horror stories that saw straphangers late, stuck and generally pissed off, the state's transportation authority has decided …

New York City

Why it's still so hard to get to the airport [in 5 steps]

1THE ISSUE<p>Access to area airports is notoriously bad. A 2017 study by MileCards ranked Newark Liberty International 36th in mass-transit access out …

Airports

New York's Freedom of Information Law gets a boost

ALBANY – People stymied in their attempts to dig out public information from government agencies in New York will now be eligible to have their …

Democrats

Cuomo proposing domestic violence gun legislation

The Governor's Office said in 2016 firearms were used in 25 domestic homicides in New York State.<p>"If there is a gun in the hands of an abuser in a …

Gun Control

Cuomo says he doesn't expect to testify at Percoco corruption trial

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he does not believe he will have to testify in the upcoming public corruption case of his longtime friend and …

Corruption

Western New York awarded $68.8 million for economic development projects

Western New York was awarded $68.8 million in the latest round of state funding for economic development projects.<p>Its total ranked sixth highest …

Democrats

Burke emerging as Democratic candidate for Kearns' Assembly seat

Erie County Legislator Patrick B. Burke is emerging as front-runner among four Democrats scrambling to succeed newly-elected County Clerk Michael P. …

Elections

Trump team immigration push undercut by NY attack facts, critics say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As the Trump administration presses the notion that recent terrorist attacks justify significant changes in the legal immigration system, critics say the facts of those attacks undercut their own argument.<p>President Donald Trump and administration officials have explicitly pointed …

U.S. Politics

Battle Brews Over Marx Brothers Playground in Path of NYC Tower

Groucho Marx once said that politics is the art of looking for trouble. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito …

Business

Editorials from around New York

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:<p>The Times Union of Albany on a former lawmaker's county land deal<p>Dec. …

Entertainment

Mario Batali Fallout Reverberates Nationwide, Including With Governor Cuomo

Plus, Pete Wells shares his top bites of 2017 — and more intel<p>Fallout has been swift for Mario Batali<p>Following allegations of decades of sexual harassment from four women by <b>Mario Batali</b> that he does not deny, the celebrity chef’s influence has been crumbling. Beyond stepping away from day-to-day …

Restaurants

MTA Awards $1.8 Billion Contract to Expand Long Island Rail Road

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday awarded a $1.8 billion contract to expand the Long Island Rail Road, even as its commissioners raised concerns about runaway capital-project costs and an increasingly strained operating budget.<p>A consortium including construction firms Dragados …

Long Island Rail Road

$17 Billion Modernization Plan for Puerto Rico's Grid Is Released

A $17.6 billion plan to rebuild and modernize Puerto Rico’s electric power system was released on 11 December.<p>Prepared by more than a dozen entities, …

Energy

Hemp State Highlight: New York has a $5 million plan to become hemp processing hub

<i>(This is the fifth installment in a series that examines hemp markets in U.S. states. Other installments: North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon and</i> …

Cannabis Industry

First Republican Announces N.Y. Gubernatorial Bid

The leader of the New York Assembly Republican conference, Brian Kolb, on Tuesday announced he is running for governor, the first Republican to enter the 2018 race against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.<p>Mr. Kolb, 65 years old, has represented the Finger Lakes Region as a state assemblyman for nearly 18 years. …

Elections

L-Train Shutdown: MTA’s plan to add 200 diesel buses could create health crisis | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Asthma attacks, pneumonia, pulmonary cancer.<p>These are only a few of the respiratory and lung diseases that one can acquire from air pollution.<p>After …

Brooklyn

Brinks robbery driver sues parole board for denying her release

Former Weather Underground radical Judith Clark ​– ​who drove the getaway car in the infamous 1981 Brinks robbery that killed two New York police …

New York City

Andrew Cuomo Defends Hiring Methods Amid FBI Investigation

Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his administration after news surfaced that the FBI is investigating his hiring practices, insisting that previous …

New York City Politics

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

Mall Operator Westfield Agrees to Takeover Bid Valued at $16 Billion<p>Westfield, the Australian operator of marquee malls from California to New York's World Trade Center, agreed to a $15.7 billion takeover offer from European shopping-center giant Unibail-Rodamco.<p>Nintendo Looks for Help to Raise Its …

Jeff Immelt