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Wikipedia's website goes dark to protest two proposed anti-piracy bills on Jan. 18, 2012 (credit: Wikipedia/CBSNewYork)

Manhattan Demonstrators Sound Off On Proposed Anti-Piracy Bills

Did you notice that big black box on Google’s homepage on Wednesday? And what happened to Wikipedia? They were part of an online protest that spilled into the streets of Manhattan.

01/18/2012

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Gillibrand Backs Bill To Battle Illegal Gun Sales

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Sunday that she’s backing a bill that aims to crack down on corrupt gun dealers and eliminate the flow of illegal guns into New York.

12/04/2011

Nadia Habib and her Mom Nazim (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Mom, Daughter Facing Deportation To Bangladesh Can Stay For Now

Supporters cheered as the lawyer for Nazim Habib and her 19-year-old daughter Nadia announced that an immigration judge would review their case.

09/29/2011

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UN Security Council Meets To Discuss Palestinian Statehood, Lobbying Continues

The United Nations Security Council took the first steps in considering the Palestinian’s request for statehood, meeting behind closed doors on Monday on the controversial bid. The arm twisting has begun.

09/26/2011

Nadia Habib (right) and her mom (credit: handout)

Queens Mother & Daughter Hoping To Avoid Deportation To Bangladesh

Nadia Habib and her mom got a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 10 stating that they are being deported to Bangladesh next Thursday.

09/23/2011

Sen. Schumer Expresses Reservations About President Obama’s Tax Plan

President Barack Obama headed to New York on Monday afternoon, just hours after rolling out his controversial plan to raise taxes. The battle is on over how to cut America’s staggering deficit.

09/19/2011

A farm truck and snowmobile moved by the flood waters from the Tropical Storm Irene sits in the middle of a farmers corn field along Rt.30 Schoharie, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Cuomo Creates $15 Million Fund For NY Farms Damaged By Irene

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Irene caused significant damage to the state’s agriculture. He said there is already $45 million in damage to farms in the state.

09/03/2011

Items destroyed by Irene - Suffern, NY - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

After Irene, Homes Condemned In Rockland; Putnam Not Qualified For Disaster Aid

After Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on New York City’s northern suburbs, getting back to normal continues to be a struggle.

09/01/2011

Flooding along Albany Post Rd (Route 9A) in Buchanan, NY (credit: Facebook fan pic by Mark Angelides)

Northern Suburbs Continue To Clean Up After Hurricane Irene

From Westchester County to Dutchess County and beyond, New York City’s northern suburbs are still cleaning up from the torrential rains of Hurricane Irene.

08/29/2011

NYC police officer with radio (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Renews Push For Advanced Network For Emergency Communications

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is hoping the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will compel Congress to finally act on a bill devoting open radio spectrum to the nation’s first responders.

08/17/2011

Joseph and Jim pose for a photo as they wait to be officially married at the City Clerk's Office - New York, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)

Forum To Address Challenges NYC Same-Sex Married Couples Face

Even though New York is one of the few states in the nation to recognize same-sex marriage, St. Sen. Daniel Squadron points out that the federal government still doesn’t.

08/16/2011

Hamburgers Cooking (file / credit: AP)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Wants Tougher Food Safety Procedures In America

A sure sign of summer is a nice juicy hamburger being cooked on the grill. But, before you put the ketchup on, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to make sure it’s safe.

06/07/2011

President Barack Obama

President Obama’s Middle East Speech Rattles Israelis, Palestinians Alike

President Barack Obama is urging Israel to pull back to 1967 borders, which has always been rejected, and he wants the Palestinians demilitarized. Obama’s speech was met with shock and dismay here in the Tri-State Area from both sides.

05/19/2011

NYPD Counter Terrorism Team (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Calls For Wireless Network For First Responders

The 9/11 Commission Report pointed to shortcomings in the communications systems used by first responders during the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City in 2001.

05/19/2011

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

New York Gets $354.4 Million For High-Speed Rail Projects

The Big Apple has been granted a chunk of $2 billion that was rejected by the Sunshine State for three projects that will advance New York’s high-speed rail plans.

05/09/2011

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