New York City Pride Parade
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday, June 26 that all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or identification, can legally get married across the nation. The justices found that the 14th Amendment, which addresses citizenship rights and equal protections of the law, sanctions granting marriage licenses to same-sex unions or couples. These photographs are from the New York City Pride Parade that Sunday on June 28, 2015.
Dannemora, NY: Hunt for Escaped Prisoners
More than 800 federal and state law enforcement officials hunt for escaped maximum-security prisoners, David Sweat and Richard Matt, on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The escapees are among dozens that have broken out since the inception of the Clinton Correctional Facility in 1845; it is believed that this phenomenon is due, to a large effect, to its notorious reputation for brutality among the guards and inmates.
FDNY, NYPD Unions Rally in Albany
Cuomo joins FDNY, NYPD unions in the fight for increased disability benefits in Albany on June 10, 2015.
Uniformed New York City firemen and police officers say their disability benefits, on average, equate to about $27 a day. They are advocating for Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council to increase their benefits. Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke at their rally and signaled support for their cause.
Cuomo was joined by Assemblyman Matt Titone, D-North Shore; Sen. Martin Golden; Pat Lynch, the president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association; Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy, and others.
Albany, NY: 2015 Legislative Session
End of session policy advocates in Albany, NY - including the Empire State Pride Agenda for the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus for “Raise the Age” legislation.
San Francisco, California
The Iron Triangle, Queens
"Willets Point was still doing brisk business in the middle of October, a week after the City Council had approved its demise, making way for a planned, decades-long redevelopment anchored by a large shopping mall on the park across the street."