There were bomb threats made today at university campuses in Texas and North Dakota. There were no bomb threats made in New York -- but Governor Andrew Cuomo isn't gonna miss a prime opportunity to freak people out.In response to the threats on the other side of the country, Cuomo issued a statement ... More >>
Shortly after Brooklyn pols demanded that Andrew Cuomo help the ailing SUNY Downstate Medical Center, contract talks between the governor's administration and union reps for hospital profs have proved tense.
The Times-Union reports that the administration is currently negotiating with United Univer ... More >>
As SUNY Downstate Medical Center reels from recent management changes and layoffs, area pols are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo help the hospital.
Today, a group of Brooklyn electeds sent a letter to Cuomo asking for immediate assistance so that critical services and medical training could conti ... More >>
Look hard enough, and you'll find rarer white mulberry trees.
The five boroughs of New York are quite literally lined with mulberry trees, whose purple berries - something like blackberries in appearance - stain the city's sidewalks and streets every year around this season. But New Yorkers are ge ... More >>
Yesterday marked the hundredth day of Quebec student's strike, the fourth day since the Quebec government passed an oppressive law intended to break the strike, and, as hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets in defiance of the law, possibly the single largest act of civil disobedience in ... More >>
Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, students from around New York will walk out of their classes and march down to City Hall this afternoon. Once at City Hall, the students will join the larger Community/Labor March to Wall Street, which already has almost 3,000 people attending on Facebook.
A few mont ... More >>
A man, his gasifier, and his truckA New York state man is taking his wood-powered pickup truck on a road trip to generate funding for research into wood gasification (bet you never heard of that!). Rick Bates, a grad student at the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestr ... More >>
Go for the money, Merryl!State schools chancellor and role model Merryl Tisch certainly sounded like she was showing New York's millions of public school kids how to throw in the towel Wednesday night.
She told NY1's Lindsey Christ that the state might not even submit an applicat ... More >>
Governor Paterson says, okay, let's try this budget thing again. Having received what he considered unsatisfactory results from the state senate, Paterson today laid out what the Times calls a "relatively lean budget," which is not that meaningful when you're talking about New York: The sticker is ... More >>
We know this stretches the definition of news, but the Albany special sessions haven't accomplished much in the way of deficit reduction. Sheldon Silver informs us the hard-working assembly has been churning out bills, including one inspired by the sad case of Leandra Rosado that will make it ... More >>
Governor Paterson today ordered an 11 percent cut in the state's budget, which he says would amount to half a billion dollars in savings for the cash-strapped state.
"When combined with last year's actions," the Governor claims, this
"would result in annual, recurring savings of $1.5 billion." (Th ... More >>
-- Lupe Fiasco released the first single from his upcoming album, Lasers. The track is the spacey "Shining Down," which has Lupe taking a dig at autotune by using it. It leaked last month to the rapper's dismay. He plays Governors Island on Sept 11 (tickets go on sale Friday at noon) and SUNY's Dewa ... More >>