In the New York State legislative deadlock, Senate Democrats lock themselves into the Senate chamber due to a refusal to accept Pedro Espada as Senate President.
- The New York Times
- A school charter bus traveling illegally on a parkway on Long Island, New York, collides with a bridge. Dozens of students are injured.
- Hundreds protest the Wednesday fatal shooting of Saheed Vassell by police in Brooklyn, New York, after a pipe he was holding was mistaken for a gun.
- New York State-based GateHouse Media announces an agreement to buy 11 U.S. newspapers from Georgia-based Morris Communications. Included in the deal is the "Log Cabin Democrat", founded in 1879, and three Alaskan newspapers: the "Juneau Empire", the "Peninsula Clarion" and "Homer News". The deal is expected to close on October 2.
- An earthquake occurs 56 kilometres north-northeast of Ottawa, registering a 5.0 on the Richter scale. Slight damage was reported near the epicenter, and the tremor was felt in Sudbury, Windsor, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Toronto, Milwaukee, Northern Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York State.
- New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's veto of the plan to build the West Side Stadium, the key component to the New York bid, all but ends New York City's chances of receiving the 2012 Olympics, leaving the field to a face-off between Paris and London.