New York State

A West Coast Design Shop Opens in Upstate New York

We’ve been fans of Portland, OR, shop Alder & Co. for a while now (whenever we’re in town we make a point of dropping in). So when we learned that …


The Met Is Reportedly Considering Charging Tourists an Admission Fee

For more than four decades, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has suggested a $25 donation for adults to gain entrance to the museum — but museumgoers …


NYC watches as design-build successes grow…everywhere else

New York state officials are celebrating their latest design-build success with today's grand opening of the Kosciuszko Bridge. However, just a few …


Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 4.26.17

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* The House Republican leadership’s super PAC, the Congressional …


Only a Misunderstanding of What College Really Costs Could Have Produced New York’s Flawed Plan for Free Tuition

Nice try, Gov. Cuomo.Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images My father, a child of the Great Depression, used to say, “for free, take.” But sometimes free …

College & University

How Would We Assess Student Progress Without Standardized Tests?

In a recent blog post Diane Ravitch wrote,<p><i>After twenty years of trying, we should have learned by now that what matters most is having expert</i> …


Influx of Refugees Revitalizes Buffalo, New York

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>It's a common story: A bustling Rust Belt city falls victim to deindustrialization and population decline.<p>Buffalo, a once booming trade town, knew this story well, but it's found revitalization in refugees. While broadcasting from public radio …

Women's Basketball

New York State will subsidize breast milk for preemies born to low-income families

New York State has included a stipulation in its 2017-18 budget plan to help keep low-income families' newest additions healthy.<p>According to the</i> …


City's public library hours not on par: Report

Despite expanded operating hours, New York City’s public libraries still lag behind other municipalities across the state and country, according to a …


The coolest camp in New York State

Lifwynn Camp in the Adirondacks was built four generations ago by an American psychoanalyst mentored by Jung. Go with your own crew of pioneers to …


Wynne spells out priorities: trade, technology, Trump

Trump, trade and technology.Premier Kathleen Wynne has signalled these three themes will dominate her agenda in the homestretch to next year’s …


A Week In Upstate New York On A $32,520 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i>Money Diaries <i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.</i><p><i>This week: a cosmetologist working who makes $32,520 per</i> …

Frugal Living

April the giraffe a cash cow for tiny zoo in rural upstate New York

April the giraffe has become a cash cow for a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of …


Catch the premiere of 'NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell'

<i>NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell</i> is Lifetime's made-for-TV dramatization of the story of Joyce Mitchell, an employee at the Clinton …


New York State Man Faces Up to 15 Years for Practicing Architecture Without Being Licensed or Registered

Paul J. Newman, 49, is the president of Cohesion Studios. He’s also facing charges in three counties for pretending to be an architect. According to …


SEE IT: Dog attacks toddler on upstate New York street (GRAPHIC)

The toddler can be seen playing with a group of friends when the black dog suddenly charges at him.

New York City

Chancellor Betty Rosa hits back on criticism that New York is abandoning education reform

A bill that would send hundreds of millions of dollars to Colorado’s rural schools faces an uncertain future after party leaders in both legislative …


Christie: 'Complete baloney' that Hudson tunnel project he killed would be nearly done

ATLANTIC CITY -- Despite the recent transit chaos in Penn Station and North Jersey, and the uncertain federal funding of the planned Gateway Hudson …

New York City

Ordeal of an Upstate New York Prison Break, Relived on TV

DANNEMORA, N.Y. — Imagine the elevator pitch:<p>A fortress of a prison in a tiny village besieged by unforgiving wilderness. Two convicted murderers longing for a life outside its walls — plotting an elaborate escape, enlisting prison workers to sneak in tools, sometimes hidden in meat, and …


Life After Brooklyn: Upstate New York

The view from the Spruceton Inn. Photo: Casey Scieszka It all started just a handful of years ago, a slow and steady migration of Brooklyn residents …


New York ranked as one of safest states for drivers

New York ranks as the third safest state in the nation for drivers, according to a study released this month.


'A disgrace': Trump takes fresh aim at Canada's dairy, lumber, energy - Article

U.S. President Donald Trump took fresh aim at Canada on Thursday, but expanded his hit list to beyond dairy to include lumber and energy.<p>Signing his …

Canadian Politics

Death of NY state judge found in Hudson River reportedly 'suspicious'

The death of the first female Muslim U.S. judge—who was found dead last week on the banks of New York’s Hudson River--- is still being investigated and is reportedly considered suspicious.<p>Sheila Abdus-Salaam's body was discovered along the riverside near Harlem on Wednesday, a day after she was …


Use This Flowchart To Help You Plan A Safe Night Out

After a night of fun and debauchery with your friends, it can be easy to lose sight of your designated plan to get home safely. You always want to be …

Behind the Wheel

Be The Best Host Ever With The Help Of This Checklist

When you throw a party, you want your guests to enjoy themselves and return home safely, without endangering themselves or others. You certainly …

The Free Tuition Trap: Cuomo's Scholarship Plan Is Full of Risky Loopholes

Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to waive tuition fees for lower- and middle-income New Yorkers at any two- or four-year public college in the state, …

College & University

NY State troopers use 3D virtual reality to warn of distracted driving (video)

3D virtual reality simulator gives experience of driving while distracted by texting, talking on cell phone.

Virtual Reality

NBA draft order 2017: Full lottery odds, pick sequence

The NBA officially broke draft ties on Tuesday, meaning the odds for the 2017 draft lottery are set, in addition to the order of the rest of the …


Industrial Hemp Could Take Off In New York State - Marijuana Stocks | Cannabis Investments and News. Roots of a Budding Industry.™

The recently passed state budget eliminates a cap on New York’s prospering industrial hemp industry. That will allow more farmers to be able to …


Defending Governor Cuomo’s Free Tuition Plan

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>“Mr. Cuomo’s Free* College Plan” (editorial, April 15) contains few details on the program’s merits and even fewer on the program’s alleged flaws. The Excelsior Scholarship has set a national standard for college access by providing free tuition at New York’s public colleges for any …