The New York Police Department was searching for a man in connection to three suspicious devices, which appeared to be pressure cookers without explosives, found at the Fulton Street subway station in Manhattan.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli have finalized an agreement that would return oversight of procurement and contracting to the comptroller’s office, which came under scrutiny following the Buffalo Billion scandal.
CNN will host a presidential town hall with New York City Mayor de Blasio on Aug. 25 – a few days before the cutoff for him to qualify for the next primary debates – and it will be broadcast live from New York at 7 p.m.
State Sen. Robert G. Ortt is the latest Republican to decide on a challenge to Rep. Chris Collins in the 27th District and will officially announce his campaign Saturday, bringing the number of GOP challengers to three.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said subway service was quite reliable in July despite a series of major incidents that caused hellish delays for thousands of commuters, with roughly 81% of weekday trains on time last month.
The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit against state Attorney General Letitia James, demanding that their attorneys be present during a scheduled deposition of former NRA president Oliver North by attorneys from James’ office next week.
Gerwin Schalk, a high-ranking scientist who helps oversee the state Health Department's Wadsworth Center, was charged with making false statements to hide his receipt of nearly $70,000 and a car from a company that provided equipment to the research lab.
Manhattan prosecutors are seeking a new indictment against the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein to shore up their case ahead of his trial next month and planned to present another alleged victim of Weinstein's to a grand jury.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to stem the spike in suicides among New York City Police Department officers this year by speaking openly about his father’s suicide in urging them to seek help.
De Blasio often relied on his personal email account to conduct official business for at least his first 16 months in City Hall, including a period that sparked scrutiny for his missing messages with a top donor who later pleaded guilty to bribery.
De Blasio criticized New York City Councilman Joseph Borelli for his quotes in a “disgusting” and “irresponsible” story about a mental health program run by first lady Chirlane McCray that pulled out of a seminar for first responders because it was sponsored by Blue Lives Matter NYC.
A new audit found that Metropolitan Transportation Authority brass turned a blind eye to the agency’s out of control overtime spending for nearly a decade, failing to tackle union contracts that fuel costs or upgrade its archaic paper time-keeping systems.
Three Muslim New Yorkers accused the NYPD of excessive force and neglecting crimes against them in new complaints filed with a civilian oversight board, as the department faces national scrutiny over the death of Eric Garner.
New York City’s DNA database has grown by nearly 29% over the past two years, and now has 82,473 genetic profiles, becoming a potentially potent tool for law enforcement but one that operates with little if any oversight.
State Attorney General Letitia James has joined nearly two dozen states opposing a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that she claims would undermine the civil rights protections in the Affordable Care Act.
A state judge has ruled Andre Wallace is the mayor of Mount Vernon and will remain so through the end of the year, ending 37 days of chaos about who runs the city during which three different people laid claim to the office.
A union representing 1,500 PSEG Long Island workers began negotiations for a new three-year contract after members rejected the company’s offer to extend the existing contract with some givebacks in pension and medical benefits.
Ride-hailing companies were making their progress and their profits at the expense of hardworking New York City taxi drivers and brought a wave of congestion that has slowed down everyone else on the road, de Blasio writes.
There is no joy in the filing of hundreds of lawsuits this week alleging the sexual abuse of innocent children decades ago, but perhaps we should be grateful for the promise of a spiritual cleansing and justice.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a law to make it clear that murder committed in New York as part of a mass attack motivated by bias is terrorism, and should be punishable by up to life in prison without parole, and while that’s a useful step, it’s not a monumental one.
Eliminating workplace harassment in any form – not just sexual harassment – is the goal of the law that Cuomo signed this week, and someday New York residents will look back and ask how it took so long for this type of basic protection to be codified.
New York’s newest casinos, like Resorts World Catskills, which cost $1.2 billion and has lost money every quarter, are already struggling for survival, as an oversaturated market has cannibalized gaming revenue.
A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York Police Department, leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of untreated depression among law enforcement officers nationwide.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the most aggressive climate law in the nation, but even he’s not sure it’ll work out as planned, and Cuomo’s not alone.
In spearheading economic development, the other half of her former title as New York City’s deputy mayor for housing and urban development, Alicia Glen put her preference for “mixed-use” into practice, creating what she calls “chunky and funky” buildings.
U.S. negotiators have made significant advances in recent talks with the Taliban, and the two sides are close to announcing agreement on an initial U.S. troop withdrawal, along with plans to start direct discussions between the militants and the Afghan government.
A day after Israel refused entry to two members of Congress, the Israeli government said that it would allow one of the lawmakers, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, to enter so that she could see her grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank.
President Donald Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether the U.S. government can purchase the giant ice-smothered island of Greenland, bewildering aides, some of whom continue to believe it isn’t serious.
Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
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As founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, E.J. McMahon is a go-to expert on budget plans and policy proposals. His organization promotes greater transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility in state government, which often puts him at odds with lawmakers and the governor. McMahon previously worked as a journalist in Albany, as an Assembly Republican staffer and a budget adviser for almost 30 years, giving him great insight into the goings-on in the Capitol.