A new agreement between developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority means construction can continue on office towers at the World Trade Center.
New York Governor David Paterson may have been much more closely involved in a top staffer's domestic violence case than previously reported.
The New York Senate and Assembly have both released their spending proposals. But New York Governor David Paterson says time is running out to reach an agreement by the state-mandated April 1 deadline.
Today marks the 99th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The blaze in lower Manhattan killed 146 immigrant garment workers, almost all of them women.
Board votes to eliminate W subway line, 34 bus routes and hundreds of station agent positions.
Another person has decided not to take on freshman Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand -- and this time, it's not a Democrat. Republican Dan Senor says he is not running. The financial executive and Fox News commentator issued a statement saying it wasn't the right time in his personal and professional life ...
New Census estimates show growth in the New York City region over the last decade and a continuing exodus of people from some upstate areas.
The population estimates come as Census 2010 begins, and they give a sense of what that official count could show for New York. According to ...
The New York State Senate has unveiled it's annual budget proposal and its prevailing message is "No New Taxes." The Senate refused to tax soft drinks, or to raise the tax on cigarettes, as Governor David Paterson has proposed.
New Jersey Governor Christie has signed his first legislation since taking office in January--three bills making pensions and health benefits for government workers less generous.
The once powerful anti-poverty group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is disbanding nationally. Spokesman Kevin Whelan says ACORN's board decided to close state affiliates because of falling revenues.
A Secaucus, New Jersey hotel owner has admitted to illegally discharging its sewage into the Hackensack River.
Voters in Brooklyn's 44th District will choose a new City Councilmember today.
by Maria Scarvalone
Today Amir Varick Amma will wake up in prison as he has for the last 19 years. He was convicted of two drug felonies -– the most serious: possession of two ounces of cocaine. But sometime today, if all goes according to plan, he will walk out ...
In preparation for another big congressional fight, thousands of New Yorkers travelled to a rally advocating for immigration reform in Washington. They boarded more than two hundred buses early yesterday morning to demand elected officials pass legislation this year.
A federal judge has rejected the proposed legal settlement for rescue and recovery workers sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center.
A former fundraiser for President Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Senator John Kerry has pleaded guilty in a federal bank fraud case.
Gay marriage advocates in New Jersey will file court papers today arguing the state's existing civil unions law does not give same sex couples the same legal protections as heterosexual couples.
Gov. David Paterson's press secretary Marissa Shorenstein has resigned.
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Urban agriculture has taken another step forward as the city has made beekeeping legal. Apiaries have been outlawed for years, but the health department has slowly been revising city health codes. Now, after ...