Governor Cuomo Advances Gambling Initiative; Yonkers Left Out

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week signed the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act, a new law that, pending approval of a referendum this fall, will establish four destination gaming resorts in Upstate New York. The governor said he hopes the plan will boost tourism and economic development in communities across the region. Under the […]

KARBEN: Albany Rolls the Dice on Casino Referendum

From  The advent of the 2013 political season in New York is inescapable.  The Big Apple’s mayoral aspirants square off in nearly daily debates.  Nassau’s Republican incumbent County Executive, Ed Mangano, is making sure to attend every little league game in his folksy campaign to fend off his predecessor, Tom Suozzi.  Westchester Democrats are picking a challenger tonight for Rob […]

Empire Casino: an Adventure a Half-Hour Away

Just don’t lose your shirt! BY PAMELA STERN It’s a sizzling summer at Empire City Casino located at Yonkers Raceway and it’s about to get even hotter as rock n’ roll legend Pat Benatar is set to play this weekend, August 12, as part of Empire City’s summer concert series. While the summer concerts have been a big […]