The NY legislature  resumed  session in January 2019  and both  NY legislative chambers passed the José Peralta Dreamers act .Non naturalized young people brought to NY, by their parents will soon be eligible for  NY TAP scholarships when they attend SUNY colleges . No Fafsa form will be need to be completed. The Dept of higher education will draw up a special form, according to our local legislators.      Passed  and included in the new budget document
 
 The legislature  amended  the adverse possession law around 2009 so as to resolve the issue of  boundary line trees, sheds, and fences  "The real property actions and proceeding law is amended by adding  a new section "543"  The existence of De-Minimus Non-structural encroachments including but not limited to  fences, hedges shrubbery, plantings, sheds and non structural walls shall be deemed to be permissive and non-adverse. The act of  lawn mowing or similar maintenance across the boundary line of an adjoining  landowners property shall be deemed permissive and non-adverse.  To sum up you cannot claim ownership (adverse possession )  of  a piece of a neighboring property because of t planting or maintenance oversights.
 
(S.870A/A.861A)  
This bill was passed regarding  backyard cameras that invade a neighboring property's privacy.It gives the right to sue the offending neighbor.  Signed by the Governor August 17,2017

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill  in April, 2018  to require  that new and renovated buildings with public bathrooms have changing tables in both men’s and women’s restrooms.

Bill S750 2017-18 Session