Cuomo, Bloomberg get wet in Adirondack raft race - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Cuomo, Bloomberg get wet in Adirondack raft race

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

In a push to promote tourism to northern New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and several politicians participated in a white-water rafting race on the Indian River in the Adirondack Mountains Monday afternoon.

Cuomo and two of his daughters helped paddle the Governor's Team raft.

Mayor Mike Bloomberg also participated in the Adirondack Challenge on another raft.

One of the rafts got stuck on a rock when the team members raised their paddles and cheers for the cameras on a river bank.

"The Adirondack Challenge is designed to highlight all of what the Adirondacks region has to offer to New Yorkers and visitors -- and it is also a friendly competition on the beautiful Indian River," Cuomo said ahead of the event. "Today's events illustrate firsthand the natural wonders of the Adirondacks."

Cuomo's team (18:31) beat Bloomberg's by 18 seconds, the governor's office said.

The governor said his administration has been making a big push to encourage tourism to the Adirondacks and other parts of northern New York because the region was hit hard by storm damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.

Cuomo said that even a fraction of the tourism that New York City gets would stimulate the ailing economy of the state's "North Country."

  • New York State NewsNew York State NewsMore>>

  • NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

    NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:14:16 GMT
    An educational advocacy group led by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system, filing a lawsuit Monday that alleges that job protections unfairly shield bad teachers. Seven parents of public school children from New York City and Rochester are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed in Supreme Court in Albany.
    An educational advocacy group led by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system, filing a lawsuit Monday that alleges that job protections unfairly shield bad teachers. Seven parents of public school children from New York City and Rochester are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed in Supreme Court in Albany.
  • NY man charged in fatal stabbing of estranged wife

    NY man charged in fatal stabbing of estranged wife

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:31:03 GMT
    A 46-year-old New York man has been charged with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his estranged wife.
    A 46-year-old New York man has been charged with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his estranged wife.
  • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

    Pete Seeger's environmental legacy lives on

    Pete Seeger's environmental legacy lives on

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:16:30 GMT
    American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger's passion for music and the environment embodied who he was every single day of his life. In 1966, Seeger co-founded the organization Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Ever since, Seeger's 106-foot-long sloop, Clearwater, has been sailing up and down the Hudson River to educate and inspire children to protect the environment.
    American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger's passion for music and the environment embodied who he was every single day of his life. In 1966, Seeger co-founded the organization Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Ever since, Seeger's 106-foot-long sloop, Clearwater, has been sailing up and down the Hudson River to educate and inspire children to protect the environment.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices