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The kings and queens of Queens
The 50 influentials every politician needs to know
By CITY & STATE | July 15, 2018
 
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The skyline of Long Island City and Gantry Park from across the East River.
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The borough is a hotbed of redevelopment and rebuilding.
The iconic Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens
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Who to watch in the burgeoning borough
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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The 10 best quotes from the congressional candidate’s New Yorker profile
Jessica Ramos City Hall
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The candidate is taking on state Sen. Jose Peralta, former member of the IDC.
Rep. Joe Crowley, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and more sing the national anthem to celebrate 50th anniversary of World's Fair in Queens Flushing Meadows Park in 2014.
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Forget Crowley. Who'll be borough president and DA?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Zephyr Teachout
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Why they made the announcement at the Charging Bull statue.
Alain Kaloyeros, right, leaves federal court in New York.
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Health Department recommends legalizing marijuana the day after Kaloyeros is convicted.

OPINION

People cross the street in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx.
The July cover of Harper’s mistakes the southern half of Manhattan for all of New York City.
Conan Freud devoted his life to the city he loved.
The president’s words have been shown to increase bigotry, not merely channel it.

POLITICS

Rep. Joe Crowley
The congressman refuses to vacate the Working Families Party line, despite the party's request.
The 10 best quotes from the congressional candidate’s New Yorker profile
Forget Crowley. Who'll be borough president and DA?

Policy

The borough is a hotbed of redevelopment and rebuilding.
Health Department recommends legalizing marijuana the day after Kaloyeros is convicted.
The state’s 1970 abortion law is outdated, liberal critics say.

PERSONALITY

William Larkin
The state senator is leaving Albany after seven decades in public service – and confident his seat will stay red.
The candidate is taking on state Sen. Jose Peralta, former member of the IDC.
Everyone’s talking about socialism because of the rising political star, but its impact has been felt in New York before.
The former congressman on his historic run in the House of Representatives.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walking across the street
Sustained canvassing, tech savvy and hardcore progressivism was her recipe for success.
The borough is a hotbed of redevelopment and rebuilding.
Forget Crowley. Who'll be borough president and DA?
He’s no longer the heir apparent in Congress, but he’s still the king of Queens.

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