New York State

Architect Visit: An Antiquarian Farmhouse in Upstate New York, Neutrals Edition

When we got an email from Brooklyn-based architect Roberto Sosa with photos of his recently renovated farmhouse in upstate New York, which he owns with his partner, Jeffrey Coe, we were sold. As it turns out, Sosa and Coe’s search for a weekend retreat several years ago led them to a “bright blue, …

Houses

This year's Oscar statuettes 3D printed in upstate New York

Feb 26, 2017 | By Julia<p>“And the Oscar goes to…” are the words everyone’s waiting to hear this Sunday when the 89th Academy Awards show is broadcast …

3D Printing

New York ramps up food testing

New York state is expanding its testing of food and beverages in an effort to prevent foodborne illness.<p>The state announced Friday that some 67,000 …

Andrew Cuomo

Why the Transgender Debate Is About Redefining Reality

If you want to change a society, you merely need to get the public to shift an idea from the category of “unthinkable” to “policy.” You’ll know …

Gender

Ellen Gave an Entire High School Class College Scholarships, and It Was Moving

This is the kind of story your day needs. This week on her daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres gave the entire senior class of Summit Academy Charter …

Education

Tesla prepares a plan to raise up to five megafactories, One of them in India

Tesla presented its annual results this week, derived from what was achieved in the last quarter of 2016. It must be said that the thirst for …

Tesla

New York State Brewers Association announces 326 craft breweries now in business

<i>[Press Release:]</i><p>New York State Beer Trail Map Features Comprehensive List of NYS Breweries<p>(New York, NY) – New York State has surpassed 300 breweries …

Beer

‘Billions’ Season 2, Episode 2: Nifty Shades of ‘Weiner’

<b>Season 2, Episode 2: ‘Dead Cat Bounce’</b><p>Among other things, “Billions” is a show about American aristocracy, of two men burnishing a legacy that will etch their families’ names in the firmament for generations to come. One of the key distinctions between Chuck Rhoades and Bobby Axelrod is that they …

TV

New York schools help Cornell monitor local waterways for invasive species

Invasive aquatic species like round goby, Asian carp, and sea lamprey are a growing problem in New York State. Their presence impacts water quality, …

Biodiversity

Sleeping in a Tiny House

If the TV shows, documentaries, and countless blogs, Tumblr pages, and Pinterest accounts are any indication, tiny houses have become something of a …

Houses

NY State Attorney General Schneiderman: Charlie Rose

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joins guest host Jeffrey Toobin. Democratic State Attorney Generals have emerged as a powerful …

Eric Schneiderman

New York State, Apple, And Others Push Back On Trump’s Reversal Of Trans Student Protections

If states are the test labs of federal policy, North Carolina’s attempt to ban transgender people from public bathrooms and trans students from the locker rooms and bathrooms that match their gender should be proof that the law failed. The NCAA, the NBA, musicians, and businesses all walked away …

Equality

Slanted wooden walls form holiday home in upstate New York by Hariri & Hariri

This country retreat by American firm Hariri & Hariri Architecture consists of interlocking volumes clad in ipe and stone and an infinity pool …

Architecture

How Trump's Immigration Policies Affect Economics In 'Sanctuary Cities'

As President Donald Trump increases his effort to restructure and narrow the country’s immigration laws, cities big and small are stepping forward …

Cities

NYPD commissioner to officers: Disregard Trump’s immigrant deportation order

New York City will not comply with any warrants issued by federal immigration officials<p>The commissioner of the New York Police Department is resisting President Donald Trump. Police officers in New York City will not comply with any warrants issued by federal immigration officials, Police …

Immigration

Castle for Sale in New York

Looking for a medieval castle but want to stay in North America? Consider Highlands Castle, situated in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New …

Medieval

Why Aren’t Schools Letting Kids Outside for Recess?

A mom in New York tells me she’s in a fight with her kid’s preschool. You might think she’s unhappy with the zero-tolerance policy for Kombucha? Too …

Education

We’re over 70 — and still love our jobs

Reflecting on her more than 75 years in show business, 95-year-old comedienne and actress Betty White declared that one of the secrets to her long …

Lifestyle

Democratic governors move to blunt Trump's attack on transgender students

Here's a glimmer of hope after a dismal week in LGBTQ news: Democratic governors are moving to offset the effects of the Trump administration's …

Liberal POV

Grandma dies after stranger cold-cocks her outside store

The church-going granny who was cold-cocked by a heartless ex-con on a Queens street has died, police said.<p>Eve Gentillon, 69, a retired home health …

Crime

Ice circles in Syracuse, New York

You need slow-moving currents, moving in circular eddies, to form ice circles, and you need just the right air and water temperature. So they’re rare!<p>…

Science

New Data Show Economic Loss From Banning Ridesharing

In just a few years, the ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft have become important and cost-saving additions to Americans’ transportation options. Predictions that Uber would become a monopoly have been proven wrong as its main rival Lyft continues growing at an impressive pace.<p>The latest data show …

Uber

New York State Regulations Governing Payroll Debit Cards (Scheduled to Become Effective March 7) Held Invalid and Revoked

Article ByJeffrey W. BrecherRichard GreenbergDaniel J. JacobsJackson Lewis P.C.PublicationsThe NYSDOL issued final regulations in September 2016, …

Law

First-of-Its-Kind Survey Shows Early Acceptance of Telemedicine in Upstate New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly five out of 10 upstate New York adults are aware of telemedicine, and 80 percent of those who …

Informatics

New York state man with chain saw cuts through door at boss's upstate New York home

LYONS FALLS, N.Y. — State police say a 29-year-old man used a chain saw to cut through a door at his boss’s upstate New York home, causing severe …

Proposed Museum Would Help People Remember Slavery

In 1991, workers in New York City made a troubling discovery. They found human bones. After examinations by experts, the remains were found to be of …

History

The future of power in New York

The electricity industry is in an exhilarating period of innovation driven by new energy resources and cutting-edge technology. And our own state of …

Renewable Energy

Five2Ride: Five of the Best MTB Trails in New York

New York is known as the Empire State, due in large part to the state’s influence in US business, culture, and industry. But New York is also quietly …

Trails

The Inaugural GNYPIG Meet-Up

I spend a lot of time being jealous around pen matters. Not so much about the pens that others own, though, of course, <i>that</i> green monster <i>does</i> rears …

No, Bill and Hillary Clinton aren't divorcing

An old claim that says former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton filed paperwork to divorce her husband, former President Bill …

Hillary Clinton