The state’s rent regulations had expired June 16 but were temporarily extended as lawmakers continued to negotiate.
DNA found just miles from a maximum-security prison is linked to the convicted murderers who escaped more than two weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as the manhunt for the convicts continued in far northern New York.
Despite dire warnings, Albany lawmakers were unable to agree on the possibility of extending rent regulations.
A law enforcement source on Monday said a prison worker told authorities she had a sexual relationship with one of the inmates who escaped.
Time is running out for the more than 2 million tenants covered by New York City’s rent laws while a deal to renew the regulations continues to elude New York state lawmakers.
Cuomo said Yonkers schools face a “crisis in education,” with the Board of Education proposing elimination of all sports and layoffs of 200 teachers.
The fight over rent regulations stretched from the city to Albany Thursday, with several protesters getting arrested and dozens of tenants later swarming a Rent Guidelines Board meeting.
As investigators seek accomplices who may have helped two convicted murderers escape a maximum-security prison, many other questions remain about the brash, elaborate breakout.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Richard Matt and David Sweat staged “a really elaborate, sophisticated operation” that ended at a manhole cover blocks away from the prison.
The two Democrats verbally sparred over the weekend about the state’s legislative session — especially the mayor’s affordable housing plan.
Memorial Day ceremonies and parades are being held across the Tri-State area and the nation Monday to honor America’s fallen heroes.
Sandra Lee is said to be ‘groggy, but grateful’ after having surgery Tuesday morning.
The banks, mortgage companies and credit unions represent nearly 70 percent of the New York market and will adopt practices to limit the damage from so-called “zombie properties.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is launching an effort to crack down on abuses and health risks at nail salons.
Cuomo said the state Department of Energy Conservation is on-site and on high alert.