A.G. Schneiderman Warns Against Price Gouging During Power Outages In New York State

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging during major weather events. This alert comes in the wake of major power outages on Long Island caused by a powerful rain storm Tuesday morning. The worst hit areas were on the north shore, in Setauket, Stony Brook, and Port Jefferson, in the Town of Brookhaven.

Governor Cuomo Announces $6.2 Million in Grants For Historic Properties Damaged By Superstorm Sandy

Governor Cuomo announced more than $6.2 million in grant awards to help 16 historically significant properties repair severe damage from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. This is the second round of funding announced by the Governor to rehabilitate historic landmarks damaged in the storm

NYCHA Chair, City Council Speaker, Manhattan District Attorney & Elected Officials Announce the Start...

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, were joined by elected officials for the groundbreaking of new, energy efficient LED lighting for the entrances, walkways and parking areas at the Polo Grounds Towers in Harlem.

HDC, 482 Franklin Avenue Realty, LLC, and Chase Celebrate the Grand Opening Of...

August 4th, 2015, Brooklyn, New York –New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Gary Rodney joined Amnon Shalhov of Joy Construction and Yosi Cohen of 482 Franklin Avenue Realty, LLC, David Walsh of Chase and partners to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of 482 Franklin Avenue, also known as Elliot J. Hobbs Gardens, a 93-unit mixed-income building in the Clinton Hill/ Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn

FITCH AFFIRMS STRONG RATING FOR N.Y. POWER AUTHORITY COMMERCIAL PAPER

Fitch Ratings today affirmed its highest rating, F1+, for the New York Power Authority’s $1.2 billion maximum commercial paper program and $200 million extendable municipal commercial paper notes (EMCP).

A.G. Schneiderman, Nine Other Attorneys General And New York City Send Joint Letter Backing...

Joined by a coalition of nine other attorneys general and the City of New York, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today wrote to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing “strong support” for final rules of the Obama Administration that – for the first time – limit emissions of climate change pollution from existing and new fossil fuel-burning power plants. The letter states that the coalition members fully anticipate defending the rules if they are challenged in court.

Expanded and Improved Recreational Activities to Be Offered at DEC’s Tug Hill North Unit

Expanded recreational activities will be offered at the Tug Hill North Unit under the final Unit Management Plan (UMP) released today by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Marc Gerstman.

Tonko Announces Federal Funding for Albany International

Congressman Paul Tonko announced today that the Albany County Airport Authority will receive $1,153,216 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate the terminal building at Albany International Airport. The project will fund the first of two phases to replace approximately 126,000 square feet of the terminal roof that has reached the end of its useful life.

N.Y. POWER AUTHORITY TRUSTEES APPROVE LOW-COST HYDROPOWER ALLOCATION TO SUPPORT NIAGARA COUNTY JOBS

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees today approved an allocation of 100 kilowatts of low-cost hydropower to Finger Food Products for an expansion project in Niagara County. The $3 million project will lead to the creation of 11 new jobs

NEW YORK COMPTROLLERS STRINGER AND DINAPOLI, CALIFORNIA TREASURER CHIANG CALL ON POLISH PRIME MINISTER...

On Thursday, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, and California State Treasurer John Chiang released a joint letter to Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz calling on her government to adopt measures to restore real property and provide restitution to victims of the Holocaust. Seven decades after the end of World War II, Poland remains the only European Union member-state, and the only major former Soviet-bloc country, with no legislation establishing a pathway to compensation or restitution.

Engel Applauds Senate Introduction of Bill to Curb Isis Funding From Looted Artifacts

Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today applauded the introduction in the Senate of a companion measure to his legislation aimed at cutting OFF resources from ISIS terrorists. Yesterday, Senators Bob Casey (PA), Chuck Grassley (IA), and David Perdue (GA) introduced a Senate version of Rep. Engel’s Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act (HR 1493), which would impose import restrictions on looted artifacts and enhance U.S. government efforts to protect cultural heritagearound the world. Representative Engel’s bill passed unanimously in the House last month

SCHUMER: UPSTATE POWER GRIDS, BANK DATABASES & TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK SYSTEMS ARE BEING PUT AT...

Today, on a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer said a new Commerce Department plan will negatively impact power utility companies’, banks’, and telecommunication companies’ ability to protect themselves from cyberattacks. Schumer said that Commerce Department officials recently promulgated a new rule that would inhibit the development of new security software and restrict a company’s ability to use software that helps it test its firewall strength

New York Department of State Board of Real Estate Appraisal to Hold Meeting

The New York Department of State will hold a public meeting on August 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., regarding the real estate appraisal profession. The meeting will take place at the following locations: 99 Washington Avenue, Albany; 65 Court Street, Buffalo; and, 123 William Street, New York City. The public has the right to attend the meeting at any of these locations.

N.Y. POWER AUTHORITY, MTA COLLABORATE ON SUMMER POWER CUTS

The New York Power Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said today they will activate a program to reduce electricity use in response to anticipated higher energy demand on hot and humid days.

Governor Cuomo Announces Solar Energy To Power Belleayre Gore and Whiteface Ski Centers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the three state operated ski resorts at Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Mountain have committed to using solar power to operate their ski lift and snowmaking operations

New York Man Sentenced for Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Michael St. Claire, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William G. Young to six months in prison, an additional four months of home confinement, and ordered to pay $1,257,945 in restitution. St. Claire previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud

GOVERNOR CUOMO DEPLOYING DFS MOBILE COMMAND CENTER TO PROVIDE FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ASSISTANCE TO HOMEOWNERS...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he is deploying Department of Financial Services representatives to the Southern Tier to offer foreclosure prevention assistance to financially struggling homeowners.

Lowey Announces $42.8 Million in Federal Emergency Preparedness Grants for New York Area Transit...

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced $42,895,811 million in FY2015 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emergency preparedness grants for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the New York/New Jersey Port Authority, an increase of $11,055,336 over last year’s allocation.

NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY TRUSTEES TO MEET JULY 30

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, July 30 at 9 a.m., at NYPA’s administrative office building, at 123 Main Street, White Plains, New York in the 16th Floor Board Room

FEMA, New York State & New York City Sign Off on 78 Hurricane Sandy...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, New York State, and New York City announced they have reached final agreements for 78 Public Assistance projects in New York City and Long Island since 2013. The agreements, known as Letters of Undertaking (LOUs), support repair and restoration work totaling $9.9 billion. This includes 33 LOUs for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) which support $2.9 billion of work at more than 250 buildings.

Governor Cuomo Unveils Vision For Transformative Redesign of LaGuardia Airport

First Half of New Unified Terminal Structure – a $4 Billion Construction Project – to Break Ground in First Part of 2016 Via New Public Private Partnership Negotiated by Port Authority. Delta Air Lines Expected to Redevelop Its Terminals – Comprising Second Half of New Unified Terminal Structure – On Parallel Track with Port Authority Project

Ulster County Is The Only County In New York State Recognized By The United...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Ulster County government ranks 23rd in its leading edge commitment to use green power among local governments nationally. Currently, Ulster County purchases 139%, or nearly 19 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), of green electricity from sustainable sources annually through a combination of renewable energy certificates and utility green power product