Members of the public can now view the top submissions to "Aim for the Sky: Competition to Re-Imagine the Buffalo Skyway Corridor," which challenged the nation's top urban designers, economists, planners and architects to reimagine the four-mile stretch of lakefront.
Three people missing since last weekend were found alive Wednesday in a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia, authorities said. It is unclear why they were at the mine or what condition they were in.
In the last days of the 2019 legislative session, state lawmakers passed a law that would close a legal defense loophole by which defendants accused of murder could attempt to justify their actions to a jury by claiming that discovering that the victim was gay or trans caused them “extreme emotional disturbance.” Another would require gender-neutral bathrooms in state-owned or -operated buildings.
It’s doubtful whether progressive state Democrats will be able to legalize recreational marijuana before the legislative session ends on June 19, but lawmakers filed a multi-faceted amendment last week in an eleventh hour push to make the proposed bill more palatable to the governor and wary Senate colleagues.
The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 14 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, which would make them eligible for preservation programs and grant funds.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this week significantly strengthening state anti-discrimination and sexual harassment laws — legislation primarily propelled by a group of former legislative aides in New York state government who were victimized by powerful politicians, state officials or high-ranking staff.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has prioritized a Women’s Justice Agenda for the 2019 legislative session, addressing gender disparities from three perspectives: reproductive justice, social justice and economic justice.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority board approved a controversial and hastily wrought reorganization plan on Wednesday that could cut as many as 2,700 jobs and save MTA as much as $530 million annually over the next three years — but the speed with which it was developed, limited public input, the fact that it’s not exactly complete and fears that planned consolidation will wrest control from popular NYC Transit President Andy Byford and other MTA division heads has many concerned.