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Much at stake for NYC, Assembly in race for speaker

This much we know: Sheldon Silver's two-decade run as speaker of the New York State Assembly is about to end. But it remains to be seen whether the powerful post remains in the hands of a New York... To view the full story, click the title link.

Here’s a copy of Uber’s emergency surge pricing agreement with the state of New York

2 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

The “Hashtag-Blizzard-of-2015? has come and gone in New York. And despite dire warnings from meteorologists that the city would be blanketed in 20-30 inches of snow, the final snow-counts across the 5 boroughs were more in the 6- to 10-inch range. Show More Summary

January Diet

Diet Cig From: New York, United States Scene Sick, the first single from New York duo Diet Cig, could charm the knickers off a nun. It's simple, lovable indie pop that wears it's heart on it's sleeve and it's tongue in it's cheek. They...Show More Summary

The false promise of fracking and local jobs

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In a surprise decision that led to consternation in the oil and gas industry and elation among fracking opponents, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in December banned fracking in the state. He attributed his decision to unresolved health risks associated with this drilling technique, but the governor...

‘Winter is coming’: 9 front pages from the blizzard

6 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Juno the winter storm brought a “Over a Foot of Snow in Six States” so far, according to The Weather Channel. The whole thing wasn’t as bad as expected in New York City, but many front pages for Tuesday show a region bracing for winter. Show More Summary

Democrats Move to Push Silver Out

“Moving to exile one of New York’s most powerful and long-serving leaders, Democrats in the State Assembly agreed late on Monday to ask Sheldon Silver to step down as speaker in the wake of his arrest last week on federal [...] The post Democrats Move to Push Silver Out appeared first on Political Wire.

Morning 10: Blizzard fizzles | Silver ultimatum | Wall Street pushback

The winter storm moving up the East Coast spared New York the brunt of its fury, but not before much of the city ground to a halt. State Assembly Democrats told Sheldon Silver he must step down as... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York almost first for tech IPOs, M&As

New York state held onto its second-place national ranking for tech-startup exits in 2014, with 158 companies that either went public or were acquired, compared with 144 in 2013, according to a new... To view the full story, click the title link.

Ancient Metal Plating: Earmark of the Giants?

From the book "Aboriginal Monuments of the State of New York" by EG Squier. Page 188: Engravings of the silver-plated discs and also of the embossed silver plate supposed by Dr. Hildreth to have been a sword ornament, are herewith presented. Show More Summary

With the Blizzard Comes These Star-Shaped Snowflakes

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The northeast of the United States is in the midst of a blizzard, which could bring a potentially historic amount of snow to New York City. But earlier today, before temperatures drop and the snow covers everything, these large, star-shaped snowflakes were spotted all over the city. Read more...

Christie orders travel ban

Chris Christie has issued a travel ban for most drivers across the entire state starting at 11 pm. The same is in effect for New York City. It will be lifted at daybreak, only if conditions allow. I'm looking out the window in my corner of central western New Jersey. Show More Summary

N.Y. AG Seeks To Have the ‘Strongest, Most Comprehensive’ Data Security Law in Nation

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he would propose a new data security law in his state that would require companies to take increased safeguards for the protection of personal information.

Amazon's Prime Now one-hour delivery delayed by winter storms

As a winter storm starts to drop several inches of snow on the northeast United States, Amazon's advising Prime Now customers in New York City not to rely on its one-hour deliveries. The service started dropping off orders around Manhattan in mid-Dec...

NY Times: Middle Class Continues to Shrink Under President Obama

New York Times, The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for almost half a century. In the late 1960s, more than half of the households in the United States were squarely...

BTW, NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Was Arrested on Corruption Charges Last Week

("And for my next impression, I give you a fish taking a shit." via The New York Post.) While we here at Castle CagePotato have been in full blown crisis mode these past few days, there has actually been a lot going on in the MMA world worth talking about. Show More Summary

NYS is the second-most corrupt

Does the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges prove New York is the most corrupt state in the nation? Almost two years ago, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara made that claim when... To view the full story, click the title link.

1 Dead In Shooting Near Tennessee State University

One person was killed and another was transported to a local hospital. Liberaland is on Facebook. Please “like” us there. Now read this:2 Employees Dead In New York Home Depot Shooting (Jan 25, 2015) 3 Dead In Shooting At Nebraska House Party (Jan 25, 2015) Responsible Gun Owner’s Gun Falls Out Of Fanny Pack, Discharges [...]

Broadway Takes Snow Day, Canceling Monday Performances

With a major snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast and New York City in a general state of freak-out, the Broadway League announced that all performances Monday night — typically a quiet night, with most shows dark anyway — have been canceled. Show More Summary

New York is the second-most corrupt state

Does the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges prove New York is the most corrupt state in the nation? Almost two years ago, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara made that claim when... To view the full story, click the title link.

State Of Emergency, Travel Bans Issued For New York, New Jersey, Connecticut And Massachusetts Blizzard As #BlizzardOf2015, #StateOfEmergency Trend On Twitter

Governor Chris Christie isn’t taking any chances with the #BlizzardOf2015, and has declared a state of emergency, according to, which reports that Christie is urging folks to stay home during the state of emergency for residents of New Jersey. Show More Summary

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