2015: A Look Back At New York Political Headlines And ControversiesOn the local, state and national fronts, 2015 was filled with tragedies, feuds and controversies in political news.
Iconic Newsmaker #7: Mario Cuomo
Friends, Family Bid Final Farewell To Ex-Gov. Mario CuomoGov. Andrew Cuomo eulogized his father by saying he was steadfast in his beliefs and sought a career in government to do good for New Yorkers who had been neglected by the system.
Mario Cuomo's Wake Held In ManhattanNew York said farewell to the state's former three-term governor, Mario Cuomo, at his Manhattan wake on Monday.
Flags Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Former Governor, Mario CuomoMario Cuomo’s son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, directed Friday morning that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor to remember his father.
Cuomo Calls Off Swearing-In Ceremony, Spends New Year's Eve With FamilyGov. Andrew Cuomo called off a swearing-in ceremony for his second term that had been planned for Wednesday night, electing to spend New Year’s Eve with his family instead.
Andrew Cuomo: Father Home From Hospital, In Good SpiritsAndrew Cuomo said Thursday his father is "very strong and the doctors are pleased with the progress that he's making."
Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, 82, HospitalizedOfficials say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been hospitalized.
Former Gov. Mario Cuomo's Portrait Unveiled By His SonOn this Father’s Day weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday unveiled a painting of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, at the State Capitol.
Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dead At 88Spokesman George Arzt said Koch died at 2 a.m. at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital of congestive heart failure. The funeral will be Monday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.
David Dinkins Reflects On Death Of Fellow Former Mayor Ed Koch"Shock, frankly, all though I knew that Ed was not well and I knew that we has in intensive care. Still, I was not quite prepared for that," Dinkins said. "He seems to be indestructible. I thought he'd go on forever."
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Renamed After Late Gov. Hugh CareyThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority officially renamed the tunnel, nearly two years after Albany gave the name change the green light.