New York State

Signs of a coming New York state budget crisis

If Tom DiNapoli’s new report on state finances is any guide, Gov. Cuomo’s luck may be about to run out.<p>As the Empire Center’s E.J. McMahon notes, the …

Opinion

Mega-Rich Trump Family and Businesses Could Collect Untold Amounts of Cash From New York State

New York State is holding Trump family and business funds that await their rightful owners.

Donald Trump

Half-Tree House

Partially anchored to its sloped plot and partially resting on two existing trees, the Half-Tree House is exactly what the name suggests. The …

Shopping

'Diamond' mine owner overwhelmed by support following fire

The owner of upstate New York "diamond" mines says she is receiving overwhelming support after part of her business was destroyed by fire earlier …

Business

Broadway Women Will Sing for Your Vote Election Eve

The benefit concert marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in New York State.<p>More than a dozen female Broadway stars are planning an Election Day …

Circuses Banned From Using Elephants In New York State

The law comes four months after New York City outlawed all wild animals in circus acts.<p>There’ll be no more elephants under the big top in New York state, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill into law that prohibits the pachyderms in entertainment events like circuses and parades.<p>“Elephants …

News (U.S.)

This Southern City Is America’s Favorite Hometown

Expansive, clean beaches, a flourishing public art scene, and a dizzying number of craft breweries — these are just a few of the reasons locals love …

Travel

Before & After: A Relaxing, Travel-Inspired Bedroom

Michael moved into a blank slate of a bedroom and after jumping across the pond for a bit, set about making it his own. Using antiques and souvenirs …

Home Decorating

Commentary: Second-Parent Adoption as a Same-Sex Parent

I spoke with Greg Franklin, an adoption lawyer in Rochester, New York, about whether straight couples with only one biological parent have to go through the same arduous process as same-sex couples; in the case of my wife and I, that included both of us submitting fingerprints, an inch-thick …

Equality

These Are America’s Friendliest Cities

A surefire way to make friends while traveling is to head to one of these amiable cities.<p>There are entire regions of the United States known for …

Travel

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

It's been a slow road to quality for the Finger Lakes, but it has been steady. Today, the the region continues to improve while also adding a greater …

SolarCity: Tesla's Solar Boondoggle

Tesla is still laying off employees in the company acquired only a year ago.<p>Boondoggle (noun): work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but …

Stocks

A Guide to the New York Attorney General’s Lawsuits Against Trump

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been making waves in recent months for taking on President Trump with various lawsuits seeking …

Clean Power Plan

Wildlife killing contests are animal welfare and conservation disgrace · A Humane Nation

At the coyote contests in Nevada, participants often use high-tech equipment such as powerful weapons and electronic calling devices that lure these …

Wildlife

GM will be the first company to test self-driving cars in New York City

The Empire State finally found a company willing to consent to its super strict rules<p>Cruise Automation, the self-driving unit of General Motors, announced today that it will test its autonomous Chevy Bolts in one of the most torturously congested cities in the world: New York City. According to New …

Transportation

Creditworthiness Of New York And Illinois: One Is Bankrupt

Unless used for capital improvements, any new Illinois State borrowing, regardless of security structure, will amount to nothing more than kicking …

Finance

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proclaims a revival in upstate New York but jobs numbers are stalling out in areas like Buffalo and Rochester

The worst job growth is where the governor has spend the most money<p>Upstate is back, Gov. Andrew Cuomo claims at every opportunity, showering his …

Andrew Cuomo

Just Park It – New York

Try It Tiny offers many options in the state of New York, both for tiny house rentals and also private land rentals. Here’s a map of the offerings …

Hall of Fame

Inflatable trampoline goes airborne, drags woman

The jumping pad lifted 50-feet with children inside at a festival in upstate New York and reportedly knocked a 76-year-old woman unconscious.

You’ve Heard of Tennessee Whiskey? Meet New York State Rye

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — Christopher Williams, intense, wild-eyed and with a face bracketed by a shaggy goatee and wire-rimmed glasses, looks more like a revolutionary than a whiskey distiller.<p>In fact, he’s a bit of both. This month, led by Mr. Williams, nine New York State craft distilleries — including …

Food & Dining

Beer notes: New York Beer Project, 42 North, Big Ditch

<b>New York Beer Project's zombie beer</b><p>New York Beer Project (6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport) will release its new Zombie Apricot Rum-Aged Farmhouse Ale …

Buffalo

Schumer wants Pence to explain plan to end tax deduction popular in New York

ALBANY – On the eve of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Buffalo area, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Monday urged New Yorkers …

Retirement

Empire State Manufacturing Survey: Activity Grew In October

<i>By Jill Mislinski</i><p>On Monday morning, we got the latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The diffusion index for General Business Conditions at 30.2 …

Economy

The World's Most Expensive Place to Simply Eat a Meal

A new study shows the cost of eating in conflict torn regions by putting the results in U.S. dollars.<p>The cost of a meal, even one you make yourself, …

World Food Program

New York State Dispatches Crew To Help Contain California Wildfires

<b>ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/CBS SF/AP)</b> — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that a crew of 20 employees and volunteers from the New York State …

California Wildfires

10 Essential Things to Eat, Drink & Do on a Weekend in Upstate New York

I grew up going skiing in upstate New York. It was, let me be completely honest, <i>un</i>extraordinary in every single way — especially the food. I remember …

Cider

Hungary to grant Soros-founded university year's reprieve

Hungary said Friday it plans to give a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros a further year to comply with a controversial …

George Soros

Upstate cities of Buffalo, Rochester unite to woo Amazon

Buffalo and Rochester are uniting to try to woo Amazon to upstate New York.<p>Economic development officials from both cities announced a collaboration …

Business

Tickets for the Winter Classic go on sale Thursday

<b>New York, NY (WGR 550) -</b> In a release, the NHL announced, tickets to the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citi Field between the Buffalo Sabres …

Buffalo

Deloitte faces NY attorney-general probe into cyber attack

New York State’s attorney-general is investigating Deloitte over a cyber attack disclosed by the accounting firm last month that has hurt its …

Cybersecurity