NY Assembly speaker Heastie tours Schenectady

SCHENECTADY - NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heasite, a Democrat from the Bronx, says he has only seen on Broadway show in New York City - when he was 8 years old. Heastie, 47, admitted he isn’t “the biggest culturist when it comes to plays,” but after touring Proctors in Schenectady on Wednesday, he said he would consider seeing a show there. “I always loved upstate New York,” Heastie said. “I haven’t spent a lot of time here. The idea there is an upstate-downstate divide is a myth. I want to give reassurance by my presence here that these things matter.” Heastie, who was elected Assembly speaker in February, visited Schenectady and Amsterdam on Wednesday as part of a statewide tour to get a firs