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Rep. Carolyn Maloney

2nd Avenue Subway Tunnel (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Congressmen Rip House Transportation Bill

The Federal Transportation bill would change how mass transit is funded by the government, taking away gas tax revenue and instead make a one-time deposit into a mass transit trust fund.

02/06/2012

Indonesian families in New York and New Jersey are fighting to avoid deportation. (credit: Facebook.com)

Indonesian Christians Make City Hall Plea To Avoid Deportation

Speaking at City Hall in New York City, a group of Indonesian Christians and their supporters called for passing H.R. 3590, which would allow them to reapply claims for asylum.

12/13/2011

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Other States’ Givebacks Could Mean More Money For NY High-Speed Rail

Due to the economy, a number of states have been sending back their federal funds for a high-speed rail, not wanting to match those funds with state money.

11/09/2011

A helicopter that crashed into the East River in New York is raised from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Lawmakers Call For Ban Of All Tourist Chopper Flights Over NYC River Corridors

Is it safe to have such a high volume of helicopter traffic over our city? That’s what many New York politicians want to know.

10/05/2011

Firefighters arrive at the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Push Continues For Cancer Coverage Under 9/11 Health Bill

Federal lawmakers are calling on the administrator of the national Sept. 11 health program to consider adding cancer to a list of diseases that qualify for assistance.

09/07/2011

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Cancer-Stricken 9/11 Responders Will Not Benefit From Zadroga Act

The federal government is now saying that cancer-striken Ground Zero 9/11 responders will not benefit from the Zadroga Act.

07/26/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius at a ribbon cutting event at the Mount Sinai Medical Center to celebrate the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act taking effect. (credit: Kristen Artz/Flickr)

Zadroga Act Goes Into Effect As 9/11 Health Clinics Open For Business

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius cut the ribbon at the Mount Sinai Medical Center to celebrate the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act taking effect.

07/01/2011

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.

06/05/2011

Rep. Carolyn Maloney holds a news conference about the Equal Rights Amendment - Washington, DC - Jan 6, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney Continues Push For Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment passed Congress in 1972, but fell three states short of the 38 necessary for ratification.

05/23/2011

The flag-draped casket of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro is carried out of the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer, Thursday, March 31, 2011 in New York. Ferraro died Saturday, March 26, 2011 of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. She was 75. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

Geraldine Ferraro Remembered As Trailblazer, Icon At Manhattan Funeral

A parade of dignitaries came out to pay their respects to Geraldine Ferraro Thursday at a private service at the Church Of Saint Vincent Ferrer on the Upper East Side.

03/31/2011

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