Hugh Carey

From left, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, George Pataki, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Sen. Chuck Schumer stand near the casket of former Gov. Hugh Carey Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Politicians, Family, Friends Pay Tribute To Late N.Y. Gov. Hugh Carey

There was a final farewell Thursday for one of New York’s most popular and colorful governors. Hugh Carey led the Empire State through the fiscal crisis of the 1970s. His funeral drew a bipartisan who’s who of New York’s political elite.

08/11/2011

Traffic Congestion (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Visit, Former Gov. Hugh Carey’s Funeral & Baseball Make For ‘Perfect Storm’ Traffic

A late afternoon visit to Manhattan by President Barack Obama, caused more traffic than usual. That visit came on the heels of afternoon home games for both the Mets and Yankees.

08/11/2011

Former New York Governor Hugh Carey (credit: George De Sota/Newsmakers)

Former New York Governor Hugh Carey Dies At 92

Carey, a Democrat, served two terms as governor from 1975 to 1982 after seven terms as a congressman from Brooklyn. Hailed for his crisis management during the city’s brush with insolvency, Carey mustered the backing needed to reorganize its shaky finances and restore confidence in both the city and state.

08/07/2011