Assembly Majority Speaker Carl Heastie and Social Services Committee Chair Andrew Hevesi have announced a proposal to establish a comprehensive $450 million, five year plan to address the statewide homelessness crisis.
The Senate has announced that it will hold a joint public hearing on housing discrimination on Long Island, in direct response to a Newsday investigation that revealed widespread racial discrimination and evidence of unequal treatment by real estate agents.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced an agreement with National Grid to immediately lift the current moratorium on gas service in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn, 13 days after the governor issued a letter giving the utility giant 14 days to come up with a plan to restore service or face losing it license to operate in downstate New York.
This last week saw the opening of the first new concourse and gates at Delta Air Lines' new Terminal C, part of an $8 billion transformation of LaGuardia Airport. And funding has been approved for the AirTrain LGA, which will connect the airport with a new station at Willets Point linked to enhanced Long Island Railroad service to and from New York City
Following the state's largest illegal dumping bust and subsequent grand jury report, a group of state senators from Long Island introduced legislation Wednesday to make it easier to prosecute and punish anyone suspected of illegally dumping hazardous and toxic materials.
Hundreds of people from across the Midwest gathered along the shores of Gitchi-gami (Lake Superior) in Duluth, Minnesota, this afternoon. They came together to voice opposition to Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project. First Nations, environmental groups, and communities in the Great Lakes region have been fighting this replacement plan for the past five years.
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.
The second span of the Kosciuszko Bridge will open to traffic before rush hour early on Thursday morning, carrying commuters from Queens into Brooklyn four years ahead of schedule. The state has already partnered with a Brooklyn park conservancy to turn a seven-mile stretch of land underneath the new bridge in Greenpoint into a multi-purpose public park and cultural center.
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.