N.Y. CPL. LAW § 200.15 : NY Code - Section 200.15: Superior court information; definition

A  superior  court  information  is a written accusation by a district
  attorney filed in a superior  court  pursuant  to  article  one  hundred
  ninety-five, charging a person, or two or more persons jointly, with the
  commission  of  a crime, or with the commission of two or more offenses,
  at least one of which is a crime.   A  superior  court  information  may
  include  any  offense  for  which the defendant was held for action of a
  grand jury and any  offense  or  offenses  properly  joinable  therewith
  pursuant to sections 200.20 and 200.40, but shall not include an offense
  not  named  in  the  written  waiver  of indictment executed pursuant to
  section 195.20.  A superior court information has  the  same  force  and
  effect  as  an  indictment  and  all  procedures  and  provisions of law
  applicable  to  indictments  are  also  applicable  to  superior   court
  informations, except where otherwise expressly provided.