Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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East Village Fire

New York Explosion: Two Bodies Found, Believed To Be Those Of Missing Men

Two bodies that were recovered Sunday from the site of an explosion in New York City’s East Village are believed to be those of two missing men, and no others are expected to be found.

March 30, 2015
Eric Garner

NYPD Caught Airbrushing Wikipedia Article About Eric Garner

Did Eric Garner have his “face” shoved to the ground, or his “head”? Which sounds better?

March 13, 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks at the start of the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, 2014. (Diana Robinson/Flickr)

Technology Does Not Guarantee Transparency

As New York politicians are proving, the age-old tricks of subterfuge are still available in the information age.

March 6, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Larry Wilmore Meets The Mayor

Larry Wilmore welcomed a special guest for a full episode interview: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

March 3, 2015
sheldon silver

Grand Jury Deadline For Sheldon Silver Tests Case’s Strength

Sheldon Silver’s future will become much clearer on Monday.

February 19, 2015
Police investigate a Metro-North train crash on February 3, 2015 in Valhalla, New York

Seven Dead After Train Hits Car Outside New York City

Learn more about Tuesday night’s disaster on the Metro North.

February 4, 2015
New York capitol

New York’s Heastie Set To Lead Assembly As First Black Speaker

Meet the man who will likely replace Sheldon Silver as New York Assembly speaker.

January 30, 2015
Cuomo Silver

Cartoon: Governor Cuomo Stands By Sheldon Silver

Andrew Cuomo will find a way out of this Sheldon Silver mess.

January 23, 2015
sheldon silver

New York State Assembly Speaker Silver Said To Surrender To FBI

New York’s government has been thrown into chaos by the arrest of its assembly speaker.

January 22, 2015

Ebola Aid Workers Said To Get Protections In Cuomo’s New York Budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking new steps to protect those who work to fight Ebola.

January 20, 2015

The Lion Of Liberalism: Remembering Mario Cuomo, 1932-2015

When I met Mario Cuomo in the summer of 1978, he was already a celebrated public figure, if not yet a political powerhouse. We were at the Democratic state convention in Albany, where I was reporting for the Village Voice, and he was pondering an offer from New York governor Hugh Carey, then seeking re-election, to […]

January 2, 2015

Mario Cuomo’s 1984 Democratic Convention Speech: ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’

Progressives will remember Mario Cuomo for his stirring keynote address at the 1984 Democratic convention.

January 1, 2015

Mario Cuomo, Former New York Governor And Fiery Liberal, Dies At 82

Tributes began pouring in Thursday night, upon the passing of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (D).

January 1, 2015
Michael Grimm

New York Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

The law finally caught up with GOP Congressman Michael Grimm.

December 23, 2014
andrew cuomo

New York Gov. Cuomo: ‘Time For A Societal Deep Breath’ After Cop Slayings

Governor Cuomo is calling for a halt to angry rhetoric in the wake of this weekend’s attack on police.

December 22, 2014
Arial view of Rikers Island and jail

U.S. Sues New York City Over Treatment Of Young Rikers Island Inmates

Federal prosecutors are cracking down on abuse at the New York jail.

December 18, 2014

New York Issues Fracking Moratorium After Health Department Report

Environmentalists just won a big battle in New York.

December 17, 2014
People attend a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the Staten Island borough of New York

New York Officials Urge Calm After Grand Jury Declines To Indict Cop In Chokehold Case

New York City officials are trying to avoid a repeat of the violence that erupted in Ferguson.

December 3, 2014
De blasio

Democratic Convention Will Be In Columbus, New York, Or Philadelphia

The competition for the 2016 Democratic convention is down to three cities.

November 24, 2014
Buffalo snow

Blizzard-Weary Americans Brave More Snow As Eight Die

Get the latest on the extreme weather in western New York.

November 20, 2014
Rauner wins Illinois Governor

Wall Street Takes Over More Statehouses

Forget the GOP — the financial services industry was the biggest winner of the 2014 midterms.

November 14, 2014
Ebola airport

Ebola Efforts Tax Strapped Public Health Agencies

Budget cuts are endangering public health when it comes to Ebola preparedness.

November 6, 2014
Border crisis

More Jurisdictions Defying Feds On Deporting Immigrants

Detainers, or notices from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requesting police to hold prisoners an extra two days for possible deportation, after the prisoner would ordinarily be released because the charges were dropped or bail was posted, are being ignored in many cities.

November 4, 2014

Why I Will Vote For Andrew Cuomo — On The Working Families Line

The most effective way to sanction Andrew Cuomo, ironically, is to vote for him on the Working Families Party line.

November 3, 2014
NYPD ebola

One Sacrifice More For Ebola Medics

Is it fair to put returning health-care workers into mandatory quarantine?

October 28, 2014