Governor Andrew Cuomo

People walk on a beach damaged by Superstorm Sandy on March 1, 2013 in Staten Island (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cuomo: $5.9M To Restore Sandy-Damaged S.I. Beaches

Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state is targeting $5.9 million toward raising sand levels including dune restoration at New Dorp Beach, South Beach, Cedar Grove and Oakwood.


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Series Of Public Hearings For New Tappan Zee Bridge Project

Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered dozens of public hearings to make sure all questions about a new Tappan Zee bridge are answered.


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Environmental Group Riverkeeper Objects To New Tappan Zee Bridge Plan

Riverkeeper says the bridge would damage the Hudson River’s ecosystem. It also says the bridge will be immediately obsolete because it will not include mass transit.


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Kallas: Big Win For Wilpon/Katz Group

The Wilpon/Katz group claimed a big victory in court today when they reached an overwhelmingly positive settlement. Steve Kallas explains it all…


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Breakneck Speed Of Tappan Zee Replacement Project Has Opponents Stunned

The new multi-billion dollar project for the 3-mile span over the Hudson River is upsetting some local residents affected by the construction.


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Governor Cuomo Unveils New Plan To Combat Gun Violence

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide initiative aimed at curtailing gun violence on Saturday.


Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver speaks to members of the media in the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers To Consider Raising Minimum Wage To $8.50 An Hour

Minimum wage workers haven’t seen a pay increase in three years. That could soon change, since State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reportedly plans to introduce a bill today, raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Environmentalists Protest Against Hydrofracking Outside Gov. Cuomo’s Office

About two dozen protesters were outside Cuomo’s office calling on him to ban hydrofracking. The process uses water and chemicals to extract natural gas from the earth.


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Cuomo Signs Law Making Attending Animal Fights A Misdemeanor

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the law should help authorities crack down on dog fights and cockfights where spectators drive the market.


Maira Garcia (R) and Maria Vargas hold hands while waiting on line to get married at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on July 24, 2011 in New York City. Today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York state. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Demonstrators Hold Rallies To Call For Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

By far the largest group marched to the United Nations to demand that all New Yorkers, all 20 million residents, not just the 212 members of the legislature, be given a say on whether same sex marriage should be legal.


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Gay Rights Group Gives $60K Campaign Check To Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The Empire State Pride Agenda’s check to the Democrat was one of the biggest among Cuomo’s $5.5 million in contributions since January.


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Governor Cuomo Wants Harsher Penalties For Texting And Driving

Cuomo’s proposal would make texting, tweeting and gaming at the wheel a primary offense. That means drivers would face 3 points on their license and up to a $150 fine.


Rep. Anthony Weiner

Rep. Weiner A Notable No-Show At NY Celebrate Israel Parade

One notable no-show to Sunday’s Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue was Congressman Anthony Weiner, whose absence apparently did not sit will with a top U.S. senator.


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Speaker Quinn Heads To Albany Hoping For ‘Swift Action’ On Renewal Of Rent Regulations

Quinn will be joined by a dozen other Council members as they take their fight to the state capital.


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Hundreds Laid Off As Yonkers Schools Face Crippling Budget Crunch

There’s high anxiety in New York’s fourth largest city, as Yonkers schools face crushing program cuts in a faceoff between the city and its teachers union.