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Cymbrowitz Bill To Save Sheepshead Bay Swans Passes Assembly, Again

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz announced his third attempt at legislation to protect Sheepshead Bay's swans from eradication passed the Assembly last week. Cymbrowitz has doggedly tried...

Cuomo Once Again Vetoes Bill To Protect Sheepshead Bay’s Swans

For the second year in a row, Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have blocked plans to reduce the New York's population of...

Clock Is Ticking For Cuomo To Sign Bill And Save Sheepshead...

Governor Andrew Cuomo has barely a week to sign a piece of legislation, passed overwhelmingly by the Senate and Assembly, to block the Department of...

Sheepshead Bay’s Iconic Swans Back On State’s Kill List, Sort Of

The state has released a new plan to manage the booming mute swan population, telling critics that if they don't want to see the...

DEC Opens Fire On Upstate Swans, Defying Elected Officials Who Passed...

New York State Department of Conservation "wildlife specialists" opened fire on a pair of mute swans in upstate New York last Tuesday, orphaning their...

Bill Protecting Mute Swans Passes Assembly

The following is a press release issued yesterday by the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: New York’s mute swans may at last have a voice in...

Bill Protecting Sheepshead Bay’s Swans Moves Forward In Assembly

Legislation that would require more community input in the state's plan to manage the population of mute swans across New York was given a stamp of...

Local Pols Introduce Legislation To Protect Swans

Queens State Senator Tony Avella has introduced a bill that would establish a two-year moratorium on the state Department of Environmental Conservation's plan to...

After Fighting For Freedom From False Arrest, Sheepshead Man Battles To...

John Hockenjos successfully won his freedom after fighting a false arrest in 2011, but he remains mired in a legal battle that threatens to...

Homecrest Montrosity Will Get Built After All

The Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) ignored a state judge's plea to re-examine the plans put forward by the shady developer of the...

State Legislators Struggling To Find Budget-Friendly Rents For NYC District Offices

With the cost of renting out storefront property perpetually on the rise across the city, it comes as no surprise that many local politicians...

6/18: Madison-Marine Meeting With Mayoral Candidates

There's a lot of voter outrage towards the mayor these days. The term limits fiasco, challenges to the mayoral control of schools policy, increased...