The 30-29 vote was short of the 32 votes needed to pass, a rare defeat for a bill on the floor of the Senate.
The closure comes after area several fatal accidents in the area of the off-ramp, most recently on Dec. 10, which claimed the life of an off-duty police officer.
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, there are reports that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is negotiating new gun laws that could be voted on within days.
New York has a law that protects good samaritans, but some elected officials say it doesn’t go far enough.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sen. Michael Gianaris of Queens want the Transportation Security Administration to create the position at all airports.
In a stunning move, the federal government granted a windfall $1.5 billion increase to the companies that produce electricity, sending bills soaring for the next three summers.
Longtime residents say falling rocks and debris have always been issue, but recent track work high overhead leaves you feeling like a moving target.