Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon took out a full-page ad in the New York Times Monday to protest natural gas fracking in New York state.
Six weeks after Sandy hit the New Jersey and New York coast residents are still struggling and are in desperate need of shelter. Many hard-hit victims are not getting help despite President Barack Obama’s pledge of the full support of the federal government, and they are dealing with red tape that the president said would not be tolerated.
A New York federal judge may rule imminently on a case that could reverse the General Motors (GM) bailout and send the company back into bankruptcy, according to sources close to the case.
Dozens of residents are still living without heat, hot water, or electricity in condemned structures flooded by both sea and sewer water in the Gerritsen Beach community of Brooklyn after a request to FEMA for temporary housing after Hurricane Sandy was denied.
Life is approaching a new normal for many in New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the northeast two weeks ago. Lingering destruction, however, means it may take months to rebuild.
A prominent Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez has been censured, stripped of his committee posts, and barred from employing young people after his colleagues determined he sexually harassed two female employees, the New York Times reports.
Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop (N.Y.) appears to have extorted a $5,000 donation from a wealthy constituent who needed help obtaining some government permits, according to Politico.
President Obama spoke last night at a $40,000-a-head campaign fundraising dinner at the NoMad Hotel in Manhattan.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is gearing up to crackdown on alcohol abuse, the New York Post reports.