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“New York Smitt” is Back to Tell His Story

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If you ever wondered what New York sounded like, listen to Smitt. Queens native, Smitt, released the visuals to his song “NYS”, which is an abbreviation for New York Smitt. The video kicks off with a shot of what is presumably Smitt’s Queens neighborhood. As the gritty beat starts, Smitt starts to spit over it […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Sept. 14-18)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS September 14 to September 18, 2015 TOP HEADLINES Laying Out A Vision For The New Tech Economy This week, the Attorney General spoke at a forum sponsored by NY Tech Meetup on the intersection between tech and government. In his remarks, the Attorney General outlined his vision of “responsible disruption,” […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Sept. 7-11)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS September 7 to September 11, 2015 TOP HEADLINES Stopping Unlicensed Immigration Providers The Attorney General has shut down Entertainment Visa Consultant Company (EVC), resolving allegations that the company and its owner were providing unauthorized immigration-related services. EVC processed hundreds of temporary work visas for foreign entertainers, submitting these applications to […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Nov. 24-28)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS November 24 to November 28,  2014 TOP HEADLINES Taking Action On Toxic Toys With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, Attorney General Schneiderman is taking action to keep New Yorkers safe from toxic toys and scams. This week, he was joined by consumer advocates and elected officials in […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Oct. 27-31)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS October 27 to October 31, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Arrests Oswego Couple Charged With Stealing From Elderly Veteran Attorney General Schneiderman announced felony charges against an Oswego County husband and wife accused of abusing power of attorney to steal over $200,000 from an 84-year-old woman, allegedly using the money to […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter Sept. 29 – Oct. 3

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS September 29 to October 3, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman, Comptroller DiNapoli & U.S. Attorney Hartunian Announce Arrest And Indictment Of New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough In New York City, Attorney General Schneiderman was joined by Comptroller DiNapoli to detail the state and federal criminal charges against New York State […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Sept. 22-26)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS September 22 to September 26, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Secures Nearly $1 Million Settlement For Underpaid J.F.K. Airport Skycaps Joined by Public Advocate Tish James and members of union 32BJ SEIU, Attorney General Schneiderman announced his settlement with Alstate Maintenance LLC, a contractor operating at Terminal One of John F. […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (September 8-12)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS September 8 to September 12, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Tours Syracuse Gun Show Attorney General Schneiderman toured the Syracuse Gun Show, one of the largest in the state, to highlight the success of the show and the Model Gun Show Procedures developed by his office. These procedures, which all known […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (July 21-25)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS July 21 to July 25, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman & Superintendent Lawsky Reach Agreement With Lyft Attorney General Schneiderman and the New York State Superintendent of Financial Services reached an agreement with ride-sharing service Lyft to ensure the company operates in New York State in full compliance with existing regulations. […]

According To NYPIRG Senator Smith Is On The Move And Is Very Effective In Albany

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NYS Senator Malcolm Smith Knows How to Represent The People And Be An Effective Leader for NYS Senator Malcolm A. Smith Makes NYPIRG’s Legislative Resolutions Top 10 State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) was among the Senate’s top 10 drafters of Resolutions adopted by both houses, according to the New York Public Interest Research Group’s […]

PLA Morning Drive July 18

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PLA MORNING DRIVE July 18, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Advertisement U.S. Issues Subpoena in Inquiry on Cuomo’s Closing of Moreland Commission New York Times (William K. Rashbaum and Susanne Craig) Federal prosecutors investigating Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s shutdown of an anticorruption commission […]

Youth Activities This Summer In Brooklyn

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YOUTH ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER IN BROOKLYN (DISTRICT 45) Dear Constituents, Advertisement As we begin to reach the mid-point of student’s summer vacations, it is important we keep them active, healthy and safe. Our community has many great opportunities for youth to learn and grow this summer, including free breakfast and lunch meals at schools across […]

PLA Morning Drive (July 3)

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PLA MORNING DRIVE July 3, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Will charge hurt Libous at polls? Times Union (Matthew Hamilton) Advertisement Standing on the steps of the federal courthouse in White Plains, state Sen. Thomas Libous calmly denied a charge of lying to […]

Attorney General Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (June 23-27)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS June 23 to June 27, 2014 TOP HEADLINES   Schneiderman Files Lawsuit Against Barclays For Allegedly Deceiving Investors Attorney General Schneiderman announced his lawsuit against Barclays – one of the world’s largest banks – arising from the operation of  its dark pool and other aspects of its electronic trading division. […]

PLA Morning Drive (June 24, 2014)

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PLA MORNING DRIVE June 24, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news STATE NEWS When Rangel held a demographic revolution at bay Capital New York (Steve Kornacki) The parallels between what Charlie Rangel insists will be his final campaign for Congress and his first one are obvious: an […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (June 9-13)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS June 9 to June 13, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman To Provide Bulletproof Vests To New York Police Through New inVEST Partnership In Yonkers, Attorney General Schneiderman unveiled his inVEST Partnership, a new statewide initiative that will allocate $3.5 million in civil and criminal forfeiture funds to help law-enforcement agencies buy […]

PLA Morning Drive June 6

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PLA MORNING DRIVE June 6, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Advertisement GOP hits Cuomo on ‘180-degree flip-flop’ Newsday (Yancey Roy) ALBANY — Republicans Thursday mocked Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for vowing to help Democrats take over the State Senate, and then, days later, […]

PLA Morning Drive June 5

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PLA MORNING DRIVE June 5, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Advertisement Cuomo does an about-face after targeting Senate GOP Buffalo News (Tom Precious) ALBANY – Just a few days after calling for the ouster of Republicans from their power base in the State […]