New Laws Require All New Roofs To Contain Solar Panels Or Green Space

By Rose Adams, Brooklynpaper.com -

Two laws requiring new property owners to build solar panels or green spaces on their roofs went into effect on Nov. 15 — marking a major step towards Brooklyn’s environmental sustainability, [...]

NYC Students Strike To Demand Racial Equity In Nation’s Largest—And Most Segregated—School District

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

For the second consecutive week, students in New York City went on strike Monday morning to protest persistent segregation in their schools more than six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court [...]

Massive Cricket Valley Fracked Gas Plant Shut Down By NY Protesters

By Staff, Erikmcgregor.com -

Wingdale, NY – Impacted residents and supporters from across the Northeast, including local farmers, used a tractor blockade and climbed a 275ft tall smokestack halting construction of the [...]

Rochester Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Police Accountability Board

By Staff, Rochestercitynewspaper.com -

City of Rochester voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the creation of Police Accountability Board, setting the stage for a legal challenge from the union representing city police. Whether [...]

Nearly 500 Protesters Stage Anti-Columbus Day History Tour At New York Museums

By Zachary Small, Theartnewspaper.com -

Rename Columbus Day. Remove the statue of Teddy Roosevelt. Respect the ancestors. Decolonize This Place has spent the last four years demanding the same three things from the American Museum of [...]

New York Took On The Real Estate Industry And Won. Illinois Could Be Next.

By Max Budovitch, Inthesetimes.com -

On June 14, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law new housing legislation that guarantees the “strongest tenant protections in history,” extending rent regulation from New York City and [...]

Nan Goldin Among Activists Arrested While Protesting Governor Cuomo’s Failure To Open Safe Injection Sites

By Megan Kapler, Artforum.com -

At 11:00 AM on Wednesday, around two hundred health and drug policy activists swarmed New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, where they protested the lawmaker’s failure to deliver on a [...]

New York Area Fire Commissioners Make History, Call For New 9/11 Investigation

By Ted Walter, Ae911truth.org -

They started off by saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Ten minutes later, they were reading the text of a resolution claiming the existence of “overwhelming evidence” that “pre-planted explosives . [...]

The Battle To Stop The Shoreham Nuclear Plant, Revisited

By Karl Grossman, Counterpunch.org -

“Shoreham Action is One of the Largest Held Worldwide,” was the headline in The New York Times about an event which happened 40 years ago this month. The article told of how “more than 600 [...]

Virtual Pipelines: A Dangerous New Way To Transport Fracked Gas By Truck

By Justin Nobel, Desmogblog.com -

For several years a mysterious fleet of tractor trailers loaded with natural gas cylinders has been crisscrossing U.S. roads, and in the dark early morning hours on Sunday, March 3, one drove off [...]

New York Rejects Keystone-Like Pipeline In Fierce Battle Over The State’s Energy Future

By Vivian Wang and Michael Adno, Nytimes.com -

In a major victory for environmental activists, New York regulators on Wednesday rejected the construction of a heavily disputed, nearly $1 billion natural gas pipeline, even as business leaders [...]

Without Amazon, New York Can Now Do Economic Development Right

By Isaiah J. Poole, Commondreams.org -

Now that activists in New York City successfully chased Amazon and its “HQ2” plan out of New York City, there is a new challenge: Can the organizers and elected leaders who successfully blocked [...]

Protests Push Amazon To Explore Alternatives To New York Office

By David Shepardson and Susan Heavey, Reuters.com -

The online retailer has not yet acquired any land for the project, which would make it easy to scrap its plans, the source said. The Washington Post reported the story earlier on Friday. The [...]

Extinction Rebellion Climate Shutdown Shakes New York

By Erik McGregor. -

New York, NY – Nine arrests were reported at the US Extinction Rebellion (XR), the first major New York City civil disobedience action of a dynamic, bold new environmental movement. A nonviolent [...]

The Green New Deal New York Needs, From Its Original Source

By Howie Hawkins, Gothamgazette.com -

In outlining his agenda for the first 100 days of his third term, Governor Cuomo said in December he would launch a Green New Deal. I have been calling for a Green New Deal since 2010 in three [...]