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Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, New York

Before closing in 1994, Fort Wadsworth held the record for the longest continually-occupied military base in the United States. Sitting on the shore of New York’s Staten Island, perfectly placed to guard New York harbor and the restShow More Summary

New York must do more to prevent smoking: report

A new report from the American Cancer Society says New York State needs to do more to prevent smoking.

NY Farm Yanks Wedding Ceremonies After $13k Court Fine for Refusing Lesbian Wedding

Cynthia and Robert Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm in New York, used to rent out their farm so couples could get married on the grounds. They will no longer offer such services because the state ruled they had to violate their Christian beliefs and allow same-sex weddings on their property. Show More Summary

Which States Are the Richest? The Answer May Surprise You

(John Hinderaker) It has long been obvious that it takes a lot of money to live in New York or San Francisco, while you can get along on much less in, say, Nebraska. But only in April of this year did the Bureau of Economic Analysis systematically compute real per capita income for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. You can see the results for 2012, the only

A Moderate Bush Wins NYT Kudos for Climate Change Concern, Unlike Anti-'Climate Science' Ideology of Texas GOP

Strange New Respect? The national edition of Sunday's New York Times featured a favorable profile of a Bush family politician: George P. Bush (son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush) who's running for a minor state government post in Texas this fall. Show More Summary

The NY Times Is Wrong On Affordable Housing

Yesterday, the New York Times' editorial board adopted the position of a recent sardonic headline found on a local news blog. Poor Doors are necessary, the editorial states, because rich developers want them. Rich developers are ourShow More Summary

Union chief mobilizes nurses to fight hospitals

New York's biggest nurses union last week won a round in its fight to protect jobs at failing hospitals when a court temporarily stopped the state from transferring emergency services at Long Island... To view the full story, click the title link.

Are film subsidies worth it?

Tired of seeing Hollywood take its business elsewhere, California is moving to triple tax subsidies for film and TV productions, boosting incentives to $330 million annually and making the state competitive with New York, Georgia and other states that are courting the entertainment industry...

McCain, Graham: Go After ISIS Now

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham say they're appalled that President Obama's response to threat posed by the Islamic State is to say, " We don't have have a strategy yet. " He needs to get one fast, they write in the New York Times. Putting a dent in ISIS's finances would...

Obama Again Blames 'Nightly News' for Implying 'The World Is Falling Apart'

President Obama is once again complaining about the media for making people frightened about the state of the world right now. At a Friday fundraiser in Purchase, New York, Obama said,“If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the...Show More Summary

Rob Montz: Bill de Blasio's Universal Pre-K Program is Delusional

yesterdayNews : Reason

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just secured $300 million in state funds for a new city-wide "universal" pre-k program. It's expected to enroll about 73,250 four-year-olds over the next two years. Rob Montz explains how the romantic...Show More Summary

These Photos Will Make You Pine For Long Train Rides On The MTA

  A new photo exhibit at the Transit Museum features photographs by John Sanderson, who traced the tracks of both the LIRR and MetroNorth in New York State. They're so beautiful we'd actually consider a #MTAWritersResidency. [ more ...

State Museum opens two exhibitions on plant fossils and extinction of Passenger Pigeon

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Two exhibitions featuring New York State plant fossils and specimens of the extinct passenger pigeon will open at the New York State Museum on August 30, 2014. The Binghamton University Paleobotany Collection and The Passenger Pigeon: From Billions to Zero will be the Museum?s newest exhibitions located in the New York Discoveries area. Show More Summary

U.S. coal stocks could gain on Russia tension

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Akane Otani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Beaten-down U.S. The crisis in eastern Ukraine has emboldened Europe and the United States to impose broad sanctions on Russia.

Crystal Ball

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Hlastradamus has returned to save the world. It starts with Ohio State playing Navy in Baltimore, the heart of Big Ten Country. No Braxton Miller, no problem for the Buckeyes. Howie Kussay, New York Post:...

WATCH: Boogie Board Ban, Parking App Prohibition, and Old Sunscreen Labeling (Nanny of the Month, 8-14)

2 days agoNews : Reason

In August, parking won't be getting any easier in Boston as the city council pre-emptively bans parking spot reservation apps like Haystack. And one New York state senator makes it his mission to finally push through a 14-year-old bill...Show More Summary

The Top 7 Overlooked Historical Landmarks in New York City

To most visitors and native New Yorkers, the city's past is told primarily through its modern icons like the Empire State Building or through its famous museums that focus more on world history than telling the tales of New York's past. Show More Summary

Does Obama think the Islamic State is a threat to the United States?

The New York Times reports: “American intelligence and law enforcement agencies have identified nearly a dozen Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, […]

Who Will Plays Snake Plissken In ‘Escape From New York

While most remakes don’t make a lick of sense, I’m actually intrigued and excited for the modern day take on John Carpenter’s Escape From New York, especially after what’s been going on in Ferguson. The fear of a police state is a growing concern in this country, and social commentary makes a film that much […]

New York MTA announces safety recommendations for Metro-North Railroad

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) blue ribbon panel of transportation experts has announced the final recommendations for rail safety on three railroad operations in the state.

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