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A float depicting the animated "Peanuts" characters Snoopy and Woodstock proceeds along 6th Ave as spectators watch from buildings during the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York

New York’s Thanksgiving Parade Draws Huge Crowd Amid Tight Security

Spectators packed Manhattan sidewalks on Thursday to watch the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris.

November 26, 2015

A Tale Of Two Terrors: Paris And New York

Although the New York attacks were far grander in scale and horrific imagery, the terror in Paris took on, in some ways, a scarier form.

November 19, 2015
One World Trade Center is seen behind U.S flags on the morning of the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in Lower Manhattan in New York

Victims’ Relatives Gather 14 Years After September 11 Attacks On U.S.

Families hugged each other close, some carrying photographs or wearing t-shirts depicting lost loved ones, or bearing placards with the words ‘we will never forget.’

September 11, 2015
Protesters rally during demonstrations asking for higher wages in the Manhattan borough of New York

New York Moves To Raise State Minimum Wage To $15 For Fast-Food Workers

“This is going to help hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, but this is going to do something else,” Governor Andrew Cuomo told a jubilant rally audience. “Because when New York acts, the rest of the states follow.”

July 22, 2015
Former U.S. Representative Michael Grimm arrives at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in the Brooklyn Borough of New York

Ex-U.S. Representative Grimm Gets Prison Time For Tax Evasion

A former Marine and FBI agent who won the first of three terms in 2010, Grimm previously made headlines in January 2014 when he threatened to throw a television reporter off a balcony.

July 17, 2015
Salinas Valley California, green space fracking sky

Just How Green Are State Governments?

States have employed a host of energy-saving programs, green-purchase requirements, building efficiency standards and financial incentive arrangements to meet those goals. So how are they doing in meeting targets they have set for themselves?

July 1, 2015

Saga Of New York Prison Break Ends With David Sweat’s Capture

The 22-day odyssey ended Sunday when a lone New York State Police sergeant shot and arrested Sweat in a field a mile and a half from the Canadian border

June 29, 2015

New York Escaped Convict Shot Dead By Police: Reports

One of two convicts who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison was shot dead by police Friday after three weeks on the run, according to media reports.

June 26, 2015
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Prison Escape Clouds Daily Routine For New York Community

They are at highway rest stops, where the killers’ faces peer out from “wanted” posters. They are at checkpoints dotting the winding, forested roads, where troopers stand guard with rifles ready.

June 15, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
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Shelter From The Storm: Homelessness At Its Worst Since The Depression

The scale of the homeless population is so massive it’s difficult to visualize. And from coast to coast, it’s getting worse.

May 12, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Prize Is Right

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the woman who made news this week on the legendary game show The Price is Right.

May 7, 2015
Fundraising ability key to winning Obama library

Fundraising Ability Key To Winning Obama Library

With a price tag estimated at up to $500 million, library experts said, Obama’s library is on track to become the costliest so far.

April 4, 2015
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
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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
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Cartoon: Governor Cuomo Stands By Sheldon Silver

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

January 23, 2015
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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
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