New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the state's most powerful politicians for more than two decades, was charged on Thursday with pocketing $4 million from bribery and kickback schemes. Silver, a Democrat who has served as the highest-ranking state assemblyman since 1994, was accused in a federal criminal complaint in New York, as authorities moved to seize $3.8 million in proceeds tied to the alleged corruption.
Reuters, Thu, Jan 22 2015 @ 08:08 PM
As New York City shut down in anticipation of a fearful snowstorm, a resourceful if hungry gray whippet named Burt approached a pile of canned dog food that rose like a mirage in the snowy expanse of Randalls Island. Burt would soon learn that it was a trap, albeit one prepared with good intentions by a Fire Department lieutenant who had been trying to catch the scrawny, shivering dog since he first spotted him near the Fire Academy more than three weeks before.
The Miami Herald, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 10:38 PM
Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday. The decision announced by Majority Leader Joseph Morelle came after Democratic lawmakers met behind closed doors for two days to discuss their response to the turmoil that has threatened one of the longest careers in American state politics.
The Republic, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 08:38 PM
The company controlled by the Big Apple restaurateur increased the range that shares will be priced to $17-to-$19 per share from $14-to-$16 - a move that now values the 63-unit business at up to $674.5 million, according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday. The steeper price points mean Shake Shack will raise as much as $95 million from the IPO - up from $80 million.
New York Post, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 11:55 PM
Bike-share riders may be hitting the streets of the Upper West Side and Upper East Side as early as this spring or summer as part of the company's uptown surge, The Post has learned. Citi Bike's expansion this year will add dozens of stations to the city, and could reach as far as Harlem.
New York Post, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 11:54 PM
"Noche" Diaz, a 26-year-old political activist, was arrested Aug. 14 for allegedly harassing cops during a protest related to the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown. Supporters are rallying Thursday for a judge to drop charges.
New York Daily News, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 09:55 PM
People in the Northeast by the thousands left work early as the region started to shut down in the face of a snows... . Pedestrians make their way through snow in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.
KTRE-TV Lufkin, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 04:25 AM
After almost two centuries in New York City, the nonprofit American Bible Society is moving its headquarters to Philadelphia. "New York has become so extraordinarily expensive that nonprofit staff cannot afford to live in proximity to headquarters," said Roy Peterson, the society's president and CEO.
Religion News Service, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 02:09 PM