Empire State Empire State Winter Games organizers outline changes for February By Pat Bradley • Dec 6, 2017 Empire State Winter Games The Empire State Winter Games begin February 1. Three days earlier, a torch run will begin in Manhattan. That is just one of the changes organizers outlined today in Lake Placid, which will host the competition. New orders boosting NYS manufacturing By Associated Press • Dec 15, 2016 National Public Radio Manufacturers in New York state expanded more quickly in December than in November, driven by a big jump in new orders. That is the latest from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.