Two workers rescued at NYC tower
NEW YORK — Authorities said two workers were rescued after a scaffold platform started swinging in the wind and shattered windows on a luxury high-rise more than 40 stories above lower Manhattan.
A passerby was hit with falling glass but declined medical treatment after the mishap Friday morning. It happened at a building under construction about 10 blocks from the World Trade Center.
Police said the workers were installing windows when the wind spun the scaffold around, smashing several windows. It ended up sticking straight out of one broken window.
Fire Department Lt. Cris DiBenedetto said firefighters helped the workers off the scaffold and through a 45th-floor window.
NRA sues Gov. Cuomo over blacklisting
NEW YORK — The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s financial regulatory agency for what it says is a blacklisting campaign to prevent firms from doing business with the gun owners’ group.
The lawsuit filed Friday in federal court for the northern district of New York names the Democratic governor as a defendant along with the state Department of Financial Services and its superintendent, Maria Vullo.
It accuses Cuomo of depriving the NRA of its First Amendment rights through selective prosecution and threats.
The lawsuit comes after New York state fined insurance broker Lockton Cos. LLC $7 million for underwriting an NRA-branded insurance program called Carry Guard.
Cuomo called the NRA lawsuit “a futile and desperate attempt” to advance the group’s “dangerous agenda.”