When Michael Imperioli stars in the finale of Showtime’s historical prison-break drama, “Escape at Dannemora,” on Sunday, his roles will have traversed an almost 30-year arc from one extreme end of the law to the other: from New York gangster to New York Governor. Imperioli first drew wider attention in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film “Goodfellas,” p...

The Christopher Columbus monument across from Central Park has gone from endangered to protected. The 76-foot statute of the Italian explorer that some recently wanted removed was instead recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday. "The Columbus monument is revered by the Italian-American commun...

Andrew M. Cuomo was resoundingly elected to a third term as governor of New York on Tuesday, riding Democratic enthusiasm in a deep blue state to beat back his Republican challenger and capture a victory for the party’s old guard. In defeating Marcus J. Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, Mr. Cuomo, 60, soaked up the vast majority of votes in...

Gov. Roy Cooper (D) proclaimed the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day, the day that the federal government has designated as Columbus Day. While the move, whether it’s done by states or cities, such as Asheville, is intended to commemorate the contributions and sacrifices of Native Americans, it does draw some controversy among thos...

Leave it to the Columbus Day Parade to bring together two rivals of Italian heritage. Even if it was just a brief handshake, it was a break from the negativity that has defined the governor’s race thus far. "I just said hello. I think that’s the extent of the conversation he feels comfortable having," said Marc Molinaro, the Republican candidate fo...

The state is designating the Columbus monument at Columbus Circle as a landmark — in case the city tries to move it in the future. The New York State Board of Historic Preservation voted unanimously on Sept. 20 to place the statue in the state and national registers for its historic and cultural significance. The action was not publicized. Gov. Cuo...

A mistake that caused the name of New York City's Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge to be misspelled for more than 50 years has finally been corrected. On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill adding a second letter 'Z' to the name of the country's longest suspension bridge, which links Brooklyn with Staten Island. The name had been spelled with...

The Grande New York, part of the fleet of the Grimaldi Group, has been christened on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in the Port of New York- New Jersey at FAPS Port Newark Auto Marine Terminal. Godmother of the vessel was Amanda Matilda Cuomo Cole, granddaughter of the former late New York Governor, Mario Cuomo and also niece of the current New York Gov...

Mario Batali will no longer headline a campaign fundraiser for Gov. Andrew Cuomo next week after the celebrity chef was accused of sexual harassment. Batali had been slated to appear at a $15,000-a-seat "Holiday Dinner" benefitting Cuomo's campaign on Dec. 19 at the Columbus Club in Manhattan. But the chef dropped out of the event after Eater New Y...

He’s going from a crime family to a political family. Veteran actor Michael Imperioli, who starred in the classic HBO mob drama "The Sopranos" has signed on to play Gov. Cuomo in upcoming Showtime limited series "Escape at Dannemora," Variety reported Thursday morning. The eight-hour series is based on the June 2015, escape of convicted killers Ric...