Forty more subway stations in Manhattan and Queens are getting cellphone and Wi-Fi service.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the service extension Thursday.
It will add service at 29 more subway stations in Queens and 11 in Manhattan.
Wi-Fi and cellphone service are already available at dozens of stations, mainly in Manhattan. Service is scheduled to be available in all underground stations by 2017.
The program is being paid for by technology company Transit Wireless.
Word has just gotten out that the famed Staten Island Chuck has died. Or rather, ONE Staten Island Chuck. Apparently the groundhog whose job it is to predict how much longer winter will last every February 2nd is actually a collection of groundhogs.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are announcing increased security across their two states.
The measures are being taken in the wake of increasingly active terrorist groups overseas.
Cuomo said Wednesday they are not linked to a specific threat targeting the New York City region.
The governors appeared at 7 World Trade Center to sign a bistate memorandum of understanding. They say it will lead to further cooperation between the two states' law enforcement agencies.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bumpy win in the Democratic primary is energizing his general election opponents, who said Wednesday that a little-known liberal challenger's better-than-expected showing exposed big problems for the governor within his own party.
New York state's second-largest public-sector union endorsed Zephyr Teachout's long-shot bid to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, while the state's powerful teachers' union announced it will sit out this year's governor's race.