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  1. July 4, 2014

    New York fracking stalled by court ruling

    Jim Worden regrets saying no to the gas companies. When they first approached him in 2007 offering $10,000 to lease his...

  2. May 13, 2014

    Bloomberg ally revives NY Olympic pitch

    One of the biggest disappointments of Michael Bloomberg’s tenure as mayor was his failure to lure the Olympic flame to New...

  1. February 20, 2014

    The tax credit that costs NY its cool

    Events in New York this week reminded me of an old saying of Solomon Burke, the late great soul singer. “Sometimes you get...

  2. February 13, 2014

    Snowstorm batters eastern US

    Snowstorm batters US eastern coast The US north east coast was preparing for fresh overnight snow after struggling with the...

  3. February 5, 2014

    NY regulator opens currency probe

    New York’s top banking regulator has demanded documents from more than a dozen banks, opening a new front in the sprawling...

  4. January 18, 2014

    Bank of America damages case over Merrill purchase dropped

    (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has abandoned his effort to obtain damages from Bank of America Corp...

  5. January 7, 2014

    Polar vortex brings ‘dangerous cold’ to US

    Arctic chill in the US Much of North America was gripped by the coldest weather in decades as extreme conditions, caused by...

  6. January 5, 2014

    New York state to allow medical use of marijuana

    New York is set to become the 21st US state to allow medical marijuana use amid expanding liberalisation of cannabis laws...

  7. December 1, 2013

    Rail operator’s record in the spotlight

    As investigators search for the reasons why a commuter train skidded off the tracks in New York on Sunday morning, they will...

  8. October 28, 2013

    Businesses and residents count the costs on Sandy anniversary

    One year after superstorm Sandy, New York and New Jersey are still counting the costs and refining their plans to protect...

  9. October 28, 2013

    Subway tunnel repairs show challenge of Sandy clean-up

    Rebuilding after Sandy The men that stomp up and down the steps at Brooklyn’s Court Street station, dressed in...

  10. June 20, 2013

    BTMU fined $250m over US sanctions breaches

    Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has agreed to pay $250m for violating New York state’s banking laws over transactions involving...

  11. June 4, 2013

    Andrew Cuomo proposes tax-free zones to lift New York economy

    While Apple, Starbucks and other big companies are drawing scrutiny for their low tax rates, New York’s governor wants to...

  12. April 12, 2013

    NY corruption cases fuel calls for reform

    Politicians roused at dawn and led in handcuffs from their homes. A councilman accused of telling an undercover agent that...

  13. February 14, 2013

    New York turns into hub for shale boom

    New York state, a hotbed of activism against hydraulic fracturing by US energy drillers, is becoming an important corridor...

  14. February 10, 2013

    Storm-hit Staten Island throws in towel

    A week after October’s superstorm Sandy hit Fox Beach Avenue, Staten Island, two of Joseph Tyrone’s tenants packed into...

  15. January 15, 2013

    New York tightens gun control

    New York became the first state to tighten gun control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting as legislators passed...

  16. January 9, 2013

    Obama to weigh executive order on guns

    President Barack Obama will consider issuing executive orders to clamp down on the availability of guns, his deputy said on...

  17. January 7, 2013

    Destructive storm offers constructive lessons

    Images of lower Manhattan plunged into darkness after superstorm Sandy swept through New York and New Jersey were a dramatic...

  18. December 7, 2012

    Obama to request $60bn in aid for Sandy

    President Barack Obama will request $60.4bn in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other east coast states hit by...

  19. December 5, 2012

    Obama to request up to $55bn in Sandy aid

    The White House is set to ask Congress for as much as $55bn in emergency spending for eastern states hit by superstorm...

  20. November 29, 2012

    Climate: Storm warning

    A month after superstorm Sandy tore through the New York region, signs of the havoc it wreaked are still evident at the...

  21. November 28, 2012

    New Jersey to reshape storm-hit shore

    The governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has proposed a radical reshaping of the storm-stricken state’s famous shoreline...

  22. November 26, 2012

    NY losses from Sandy hit $42bn

    Superstorm Sandy will cost New York state almost $42bn in rebuilding and prevention expenses, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, as...

  23. November 18, 2012

    Sandy will have ‘no effect’ on NY fares

    The head of the body that runs the New York area’s main transport networks has vowed that users of its trains, buses,...

  24. November 15, 2012

    Obama visits storm-damaged New York

    President Barack Obama named Shaun Donovan, US secretary of housing and urban development, to oversee the rebuilding of the...

  25. November 13, 2012

    Long Island utility ‘beyond repair’

    Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York state, has signalled he intends an extensive overhaul of the shape of power provision...

  26. November 12, 2012

    Cuomo requests $30bn in disaster aid

    Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York state, will ask the US government for $30bn to help the state recover from Hurricane...

  27. November 8, 2012

    New York rations petrol after Sandy

    New York City and Long Island have followed New Jersey in rationing petrol as the region continues to suffer fuel shortages...

  28. November 6, 2012

    Displaced vote as New York faces storm

    Residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy last week were voting on Tuesday thanks to specially organised buses and emergency...

  29. November 5, 2012

    New York braced for new storm

    As temperatures dropped in New York and New Jersey ahead of a winter storm expected to hit the east coast this week,...

  30. November 4, 2012

    Disaster theory thrown out of window

    When economists think about the effects of natural disasters, the idea they reach for first is the “broken window fallacy”:...

  31. November 4, 2012

    Housing sought for storm’s displaced

    With millions of households without power in New York and New Jersey and cold weather blanketing the east coast, government...

  32. November 2, 2012

    Fuel starts arriving in New York

    Tanker trucks are being deployed in key locations across New York City and Long Island to alleviate a fuel shortage that has...

  33. November 2, 2012

    Relief in sight for darkened Manhattan

    New York officials promised that scarcities of power and fuel in parts of region would shortly ease as residents wearied of...

  34. November 1, 2012

    Sandy and munis – silver lining

    Economists argue that natural disasters can, in some cases, stimulate the areas affected, as workers and materials flow in...

  35. November 1, 2012

    New York struggles back to working life

    Transport problems, power cuts and a lack of fuel gripped New York on Thursday even as limited subway service was restored...

  36. October 31, 2012

    New York accused of not acting on plan

    No one is trying to pretend that New York was ready for the storm. As Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York state, put it: “We...

  37. October 31, 2012

    Climate change returns to conversation

    The long-dormant political issue of climate change is returning to the national conversation with only days until the...

  38. October 31, 2012

    New York subway to resume limited service

    Limited subway service was set to resume in New York on Thursday morning for the first time since superstorm Sandy,...

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