Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule. It’s now been more than a week since he has made a public appearance.
The Assembly Democrats are holding a hearing to examine procedures put in place by ConEd to ensure that safe and reliable services are provided to New York State residents. 250 Broadway, Manhattan. 19th Flr. 11 a.m.
Members of the NY Works Task Force will meet at 1 p.m. today at ESDC’s Manhattan HQ, 37th Flr. Conference Room.
The Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize the “Queen of Soul Food”, Sylvia Woods, this morning at the historic Grace Baptist Church where she was a member.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count puts New York youngsters in the top half in areas of health and education but in the bottom half when measured in terms of economic and family well-being.
Mayor Bloomberg writes in a DN OpEd: “Less than a week after Aurora, the two candidates are back to politics as usual, attacking each other on gaffes and trivialities. If not now, when is the time for them to outline their solutions to gun violence?”
Bloomberg’s next target may be alcohol abuse.
The New York City Health Board heard hours of testimony both for and against Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban.
“I don’t believe you guys should even report this,” former Assemblyman Jimmy Meng said as he was followed by a media horde following his arraignment on federal bribery charges.
The feds reportedly wanted to flip Meng and use his assistance in their ongoing investigation into NYC Comptroller John Liu’s fundraising, but so far he has refused to cooperate.
Cuomo signed a bill intended to boost the state’s film and television industry by granting larger tax credits for editing and other postproduction work — even if the programs are not filmed in New York.
“You are the Debbie Downer of this press conference,” NYC Council Speaker Chris Quinn told WCBS radio’s Rich Lamb, who had the temerity to ask if there are statistics yet on gay divorce as officials touted the economic impact of gay marriage over the past year.
More than 10,000 gay and lesbian couples were issued marriage licenses in New York in the 12 months since same-sex marriage was legalized.
Fewer than one-third of 62 senators (11 Democrats, 8 Republicans) responded to a Times Union phone survey asking whether they would like to see an end to 14 years of stagnant pay.
A turf battle between New York and New Jersey is heating up over 2014 Super Bowl business, as both states vie to host the hundreds of events surrounding the biggest sporting event of the year.
Divorce lawyers who were representing Mary Kennedy when she hanged herself don’t want her husband, RFK Jr., to be in charge of her estate. They’ll ask a judge today to appoint a public administrator instead.
The DN’s Joanna Molloy demonstrates how easy it is to buy bullets on the Internet, purchasing her box of ammo from the same site alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes used.
Just one month after Nik Wallenda walked into history over the falls, his inspirational feat has become yet another source of division in Niagara Falls – a city known for infighting and dysfunction.
A New Brunswick, NJ 911 caller accidentally outed the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslim Americans outside the borders of the city.
The impending canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman born in 1656, is being met with mixed reactions – especially among American Indians.
It took a guilty plea in federal court from one of its former members, but for the first time, the Buffalo Common Council will have a written policy governing pork barrel spending.
The federal government on Tuesday released a new standard financial aid form, which the State University of New York system was among the first to adopt, in hopes of enhancing transparency.
A new poll shows former Rep. Dan Maffei with a four-point lead over Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle in NY-24. The survey was paid for by the pro-Democrat House Majority PAC. A poll commissioned by Buerkle’s campaign in April showed her ahead by 4.
The state will create a list of invasive plants and animals that will be illegal for New Yorkers to own under a bill signed into law by Cuomo yesterday.
Rep. Nan Hayworth is No. 33 on The Hill’s 2012 list of Washington, D.C.’s 50 most beautiful people.
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