New York

Hans Pennink / AP

The New York legislature was closing down on an end-of-session deal that would strip convicted lawmakers of their pensions, extend mayoral control of New York City schools for one more year, and legalize daily fantasy sports gambling.

Mike Groll / AP

Residents of Hoosick Falls in upstate New York went to the Capitol on Wednesday to demand hearings on the water crisis that has led to high levels of the toxic chemical PFOA in some people’s blood. PFOA is the chemical once used in non-stick coatings and has been linked to cancer and other illnesses.

Karen DeWitt / WSHU

With the legislative session down to the wire, groups for and against bills, including expansion of Uber ride services and ethics reform, came to the Capitol to make their voices heard. The hallways were filled with noisy with protesters, advocates and even groups of schoolchildren on field trips.

In Wake Of Orlando, Stonewall Vigil Attracts Thousands

Jun 14, 2016
Terry Sheridan / WSHU

Thousands gathered Monday night in front of the historic Stonewall Inn in New York to remember the victims of the mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. They also called for the federal government to enact gun control legislation.

What Is It About That Noo Yawk Accent Anyway?

Jun 11, 2016
Boston Public Library, Print Department

It’s no secret—Long Islanders have an accent. But how is it different from any other?

Professor Marie Huffman of Stony Brook University’s Linguistics Department says the Long Island accent is different from General American English in three main ways.