The only question is what kind of impact former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's fall will have on the way things get done in New York.
For the past few weeks, New Yorkers have had a rare privilege: They've been able to watch not one, but two legislative leaders fight federal charges in court.
A state tax break allows the Knicks to skip out on their obligations, but Sheldon Silver's ouster over corruption charges may change everything.
On Thursday, Sheldon Silver, who has been state assembly speaker for two decades, turned himself in to the FBI.
New Yorkers will begin 2015 with their governor under a cloud of investigation, the most powerful member of the state legislature being probed for his extra cash, and a congressman resigning for tax evasion.