If New York City had guided the country, America probably would not have rebelled against King George III. For that matter, if New York had set the national tone, the North probably would not have fought the Civil War, and the South would have been allowed to secede into the Confederacy. At least since the early 1900s, when New York overtook Boston to become the nation’s largest cultural center, the city has prided itself on being the Great City of America. But the truth is that New York doesn’t march comfortably alongside the rest of the country. The Pied Piper of Manhattan has never managed to make much of America follow.
Democratic officials who enlisted in a legal campaign against the country’s largest oil company privately expressed misgivings about the effort and its crusading leader, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, internal emails reveal.
One in five manufacturers in New York said they were reducing the number of their employees due to Obamacare, according to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
A fire department in upstate New York was ordered to remove American flags from its trucks after a city commission called them a “liability.”
Hillary Clinton vowed to create 200,000 new jobs in Upstate New York during her time as a senator representing the state, but a new report published Monday found that the Democratic nominee’s efforts fell far below projections.
Eighteen liberal state attorneys general signed a pact in May to keep a joint investigation of Exxon Mobil Corp. and attempts to punish other fossil fuel companies over climate change issues secret, according to documents obtained by a free market think tank.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration intentionally withheld critical information regarding the city’s handling of a deed restriction on a nursing facility, according to evidence released by the Department of Investigation on Tuesday.
Federal authorities are investigating New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his involvement in the sale of Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) has been accused of violating a federal law that prohibits government employees from engaging in political activity while on the job after allegedly using tax dollars to pay for ads in North Carolina that attempted to “interfere” with the state’s gubernatorial and legislative races.