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Something’s different. The newspaper you’re holding looks and feels a lot like the City Hall and The Capitol you’re used to reading, but it’s not. And we think it’s a lot better.
This is the first issue of City & State, the only publication devoted solely to covering government and politics in the city and state of New York. We’ve merged the resources you’ve previously seen split between City Hall and The Capitol, and we’re using them to publish a twice-monthly newspaper that will be the ultimate source for the politics, policies and personalities that drive New York.
We think the new City & State is a smart way to serve readers like you who care about government decisions just as much as you care about political gossip. With City & State, you’ll finally find them all in one place.
As you flip through the pages of this issue, you’ll see some of the features you’ve come to expect from City Hall and The Capitol, as well as some new ones we’re pretty proud of.
You can still expect the tough and detailed in-depth reporting we’ve spent five years honing, the industry spotlights that focus on how politics and governance interact with the business world, and the offbeat items that show the human side of a serious business.
Our Upfront section in the first three pages gives a quick and sometimes lighthearted look at the news, with new features like In The Trenches—a profile of someone who’s always in the news but not well-known—as well as The Footnote, which annotates a press release with the rest of the story.
At the end of the paper, you’ll find our traditional Back & Forth back-page interview with a New York newsmaker, complemented by our new Procurement Page—a look inside the multibillion-dollar business of government contracts, purchasing and proposals.
Not all the changes are here in your hand, however. Our new website at
www.cityandstateny.com provides an easy-to-navigate home for our ongoing coverage of New York government politics and our daily newsbreaks, as well as our eagerly watched Winners & Losers list every Friday.
And of course, if you’re not among the more than 13,000 subscribers who receive our First Read email roundup by 7 a.m. every morning, you’re missing out. Sign up free at www.cityandstateny.com/first-read.
We’re excited about City & State: It’s the culmination of years of work to establish ourselves as New York’s leading source for political and government news. And while we’ll miss our familiar City Hall and The Capitol, we think what you’re holding now is better.
Let us know what you think.
—Adam Lisberg, Editor
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