Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that ten projects aimed at preserving state history — from Dutch colonial settlement to the Civil Rights period — have received 2019 State Historic Preservation Awards. A dozen historic locations around the state were also nominated for listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, which can provide owners with grants and tax credits to support rehabilitation projects.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the deployment of state assets to regions of New York expected to be hit hardest in advance of a powerful winter storm that is forecasted to bring heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain to many areas of the state, starting early Sunday and lasting into Monday evening.
The governor has also placed National Guard personnel on standby and activated the state's Emergency Operations Center to enhanced monitoring mode as the severe winter storm passes through the state
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that nearly 300 additional electronic message boards and traffic cameras have been installed along major traffic corridors in New York state. The new highway cameras and Variable Message Signs are part of the governor's initiative “to improve communication with the traveling public, enhance safety and promote greater situational awareness among motorists and traffic system managers.”
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
The MTA Capital Plan Review Board is scheduled to vote on the authority’s $51.5 billion Capital Plan for 2020-2014 next Wednesday, Sept. 25, but good government groups and others have concerns about the spending plan — a brief overview of which wasn’t made public until this Monday, Sept. 16.
Scolding state lawmakers for being hypocritical, misleading and irresponsible, the commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles issued a statement Thursday, defending the statewide license plate replacement program set to begin next April.
The condition of New York City subways has not much improved over the last five years, according to an analysis of MTA data by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. But it’s not as bad as it was ten years ago. Primary takeaway? Enjoy the scenery, but watch your step.