New York

The Nation's Largest Transit Hub Gets Larger

by Associated Press
construction on the second ave subway
bkabak, Flickr

Sixteen stories below Grand Central Terminal, an army of workers is blasting through bedrock to create a new commuter rail concourse with more floor space than New Orleans' Superdome, just one of three audacious projects going on beneath New York City's streets to expand what's already the nation's biggest mass transit system.

Gun Owners Rally in Albany

by Associated Press
New York State Capitol in Albany

wadester16/flickr

Days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the nation's toughest gun restrictions, gun owners and Second Amendment activists gathered at the state Capitol on Saturday as part of a series of nationwide rallies in support of firearms rights.

New Yorkers Challenge Strict Gun Laws

by Associated Press
Gun Sculpture by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd

Francois Polito/Wikimedia Commons

Gun rights advocates expect court challenges to New York's tightest-in-the-nation restrictions on guns.

A Republican state senator from Saratoga says her online petition for repealing the provisions has drawn more than 37,000 signatures since yesterday. Sen. Kathy Marchione says if legislative attempts at repeal fails, she'll go to court.

Besides banning assault rifles, the state law calls for mandatory background checks for ammunition purchases and tries to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people who may be a threat.

Flu Reaches Emergency Level in New York State

by Associated Press

Scott Webber, flickr

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has declared a public health emergency for New York State because of the severity of the flu season.

Cuomo made the announcement Saturday. His executive order allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccinations to patients between 6 months and 18 years of age.

The order also suspends for the next month the section of State Education Law limiting the authority of pharmacists to administer immunizing agents only to individuals 18 years of age or older.

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