Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Rockland County Executive Ed Day is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put a 50 percent down payment on the bridge utilizing the $5 billion settlement with two banks over economic and tax improprieties.
Some really big movies have been filmed in Westchester over the last several years. Now, the county film office hopes to cash in on small-screen productions and lure more television shows to town.
Cuomo sounded a triumphant note in his party convention address that cited his successful efforts to pass gay marriage and gun control and his work to boost education investments and fix the economy of upstate New York.
The announcement is expected to be made in his State of the State address later this week, it has caught some people off guard and has some, including supporters of medical marijuana, worried.
The incumbent in the race is trying to keep voters focused on pocketbook issues. while the challenger is trying to broaden the argument into a reflection of national politics.
Superstorm Sandy ripped parts of Rye Playland from shore, sending the famed boardwalk floating eerily in the Long Island Sound, with benches and lampposts still attached.
Spring has started with a dose of anxiety for a summer tradition. Repairs have now been delayed at storm-damaged Rye Playland in Westchester County only weeks from the season opening.
The jumble of floating lumber up against the seawall at Playland used to be a boardwalk. Part of it was floating eerily just off-shore Friday, complete with lamp posts and benches as if waiting for someone to take a seat.
The environmental group Riverkeeper has criticized officials for giving only three days’ notice for a vote on a plan to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City.