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New York City subways will be shutting down each night for disinfecting and cleaning starting May 6 and a plan to greatly ramp up contact tracing is beginning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at his daily coronavirus briefing Thursday, which included guest appearances by the present and former New York City mayors.

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The global death toll from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, neared 13,000 on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and by Saturday evening the global number of confirmed cases topped 300,000.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he may take more steps soon to stop the spread of the coronavirus, including ordering the closure of most businesses, but he hasn't made that decision yet.

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A helicopter crashed into the top of a Manhattan skyscraper and ignited a fire early Monday afternoon, sending New York authorities and rescuers racing to the scene in Midtown.

Officials said the crash killed one person, believed to be the helicopter's pilot.

It's not yet clear why the helicopter went down around 1:45 p.m. ET, though it's possible that rainy, windy weather in the area was a factor.

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A signature taste of Buffalo is making its debut Thursday in New York City. Anchor Bar, which came up with the recipe for spicy chicken wings in 1964, is opening its eleventh location right in the heart of Manhattan.

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The suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings has not been cooperating with police, according to law enforcement sources interviewed by NPR's Dina Temple-Raston.

Prosecutors in Union County, N.J., say Ahmad Khan Rahami has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, along with two weapons crimes. His bail has been set at $5.2 million. The charges relate to a shootout during his arrest.

A day after an explosion in Manhattan injured 29 people, New York authorities said all injured people have all been released from hospitals. They say they do not have evidence the blast is linked to international terrorism.

An explosion in Manhattan has injured at least 29 people, according to officials in New York City. The police and fire departments both report that none of the injuries appear life-threatening.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says initial investigations suggest the explosion, on West 23rd Street in Chelsea, was an "intentional act," but that there is "no evidence at this point" of a connection to terrorism.

Police are also investigating "a second potential device" several blocks away, on West 27th Street, de Blasio says.

80-year-old gangster on trial for 1978 mob heist

Oct 17, 2015

If you're a fan of old mob films, you may remember the big heist from the hit film 'Goodfellas'. Vincent Asaro,  will go on trial for taking part in a robbery that happened over 30 years ago.

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The tragic loss of a colleague and administrative assistant has moved Governor Cuomo to establish a pair of public benefit programs.

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As portions of New York City contend with the growing problem of Legionaire's Disease, Western New York officials are urging precautions as well.

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Common Council members are looking at changing some of the ways city government works, potentially taking some administrative duties away from the mayor and making that more of a policy position.

Cuomo to deliver inaugural addresses in NYC and Buffalo

Dec 28, 2014
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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo will start off the new year by delivering his second-term inaugural address, not once, but twice on New Years Day.

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A Queens woman was ordered to make restitution after she used counterfeit 100-dollar bills throughout the state of New York and beyond.

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Meetings in New York City on Saturday between officials from Canada and the US did not result in a resolution to the disputes over the Peace Bridge.

The devastation that struck New York City and other regions of the northeast after superstorm Sandy should not have come as a surprise, according to a series of reports.

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Concerns over importing electrical power into the New York City area from Canada were expressed at a hearing in Somerset on Saturday.

Transmission Developers, Incorporated is proposing a $2.2 billion plan to draw power to the Big Apple from Quebec. The firm claims the initiative would help the state boost energy transmission from upstate power plants. The New York Business Council believes the plan would close 12 of those plants.

State Senator George Maziarz called the meeting to hear both arguments.

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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has returned to Rochester after suffering a broken leg in New York City.

Slaughter fell while in The Big Apple last week. The fall injured her left leg. The Congresswoman expressed relief that the injury wasn't worse and that it won't prevent her from fulfilling her duties and responsibilities to the people of Western New York.

Doctors at the University of Rochester Medical Center claim that her rehabilitation is going well and that they expect a full recovery.