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    1. December 17, 2014

      NY to ban fracking citing health risks

      New York state will introduce a formal ban on fracking having concluded that too little is known about the potential threats...

    2. December 13, 2014

      Thousands march in Washington and NY

      Demonstrators are pushing on with fortnight-long protests over the policing of black communities in America, with estimates...

    1. October 24, 2014

      Ebola alarm meets its match in New York

      During the 1980s, concerns were expressed in New York that the water in a state office building had become too polluted with...

    2. October 24, 2014

      New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

      Ebola has arrived in the US’s biggest city after a doctor in New York who recently returned from west Africa tested positive...

    3. August 12, 2014

      Preet Bharara takes on Andrew Cuomo in battle of New York

      It is a public showdown with little precedent in the rough-and-tumble history of New York. Preet Bharara, a federal...

    4. July 29, 2014

      Buffalo: New York State’s other start-up community

      Buffalo became the second-largest city in New York State on the back of one of early 19th-century America’s key engineering...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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”:...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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