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Politics

Take two: The Brooklyn Democratic Party tries to host a functional meeting

County leader Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, who is expected to be reelected, said members pleaded with her to stay on.

This Week's Headline

Crises at Rikers and in housing asylum-seekers in NYC

Rounding up the week’s political news.

Heard Around Town

AOC meets “GSD” on taxi medallion debt relief

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her first official appearance with Eric Adams to celebrate a milestone for underwater taxi drivers

Heard Around Town

Mark Levine wants Democrats to run up the score in Manhattan

The borough president is launching the Wake Up Dems campaign to get the deep blue borough voting in November

PolicyShow All

New York City

With asylum seekers’ arrival in NYC, shelter advocates worry the city will cut legal corners

The mayor’s plan to temporarily house some arrivals outside the city shelter system, with its stringent criteria, has advocates on alert.

New York City

Mental health care on Rikers: New York’s largest psychiatric provider

On an average day, almost 3,000 people with mental illnesses are detained there – and they need better care.

New York State

Judge: NY Assembly maps to be redrawn by dysfunctional redistricting commission

New lines will go into effect for the 2024 election cycle.

New York City

NYC overhauls controversial schools admissions process for middle schools, selective high schools

Schools Chancellor David Banks said the controversial process was replaced with one that rewards the highest academic achievers, as well as increases transparency and fairness.

PersonalityShow All

New York City

Police unions are cozying up to NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell during a time of ‘turmoil’

Sewell was the first commissioner to be named the New York City Police Benevolent Association’s Person of the Year.

Interviews & Profiles

Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn is on a mission to make it safer to be pregnant in New York

In her latest maternal health bill, the Brooklyn Assembly member wants to ensure women are able to have a fetus removed from their body after a miscarriage.

Winners & Losers

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

Who’s up and who’s down this week?

Interviews & Profiles

Order over chaos: How Andrea Stewart-Cousins fixed the state Senate Democratic conference

The majority leader has presided over growing power and has delivered legislative successes with and without the New York governor’s help.

Power ListsShow All

Power List

The 2022 Power of Diversity: Latino 100

The leaders of New York’s Latino community.

Power List

The 2022 NYC Labor Power 100

The leaders behind a revitalized labor movement in the city.

Power List

Top 60 New York State Lobbyists 2022

The leading government relations firms in the state, ranked by 2021 revenue.

OpinionShow All

OPINION: Domestic Violence Awareness Month arrives in the worst year for gender justice in recent U.S. history

The repeal of Roe v. Wade, among other events, have made 2022 catastrophic for women and pregnant people, leaving Black, Indigenous, People of Color, immigrant and impoverished women, trans and non-binary people to suffer at disproportionately high levels.

Opinion

Opinion: Silence is no answer on plight of horse-drawn carriages in NYC

The City Council has not responded to recent calls for action.

Opinion

Opinion: The Close to Home Act shows there’s a better way to youth incarceration

After 10 years, youth arrests in New York City declined by 86%, helping to overturn a juvenile system that was once riddled in chaos.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: Moving MSG could be a winner for New York City

Opening up Penn Station to let in light would be a good thing for commuters – and potentially the Knicks.

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