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New York City Council Member Vanessa Gibson.
New York City Council Member Vanessa Gibson.
The end of the Bronx boys’ club

Female insurgents have the potential to completely reshape the foundation of the borough’s politics.

 
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Chi Ossé, a 22-year-old activist running for the New York City Council in District 36.
New York City’s marches and protests against police brutality invigorated the 22-year-old candidate.
Vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro [right] with presidential candidate Walter Mondale.
Democrats’ last female VP pick was from Queens and she gets a bad rap from political insiders.
Who will be the next Queens Borough President?
Donovan Richards defeats Elizabeth Crowley on his way to Borough Hall.
De Blasio and Dr. Oxiris Barbot.
Hizzoner keeps his enemies far and his friends farther.
An abandoned building along the 39th Street Pier in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Neighborhood activists convinced City Councilman Carlos Menchaca to oppose plans for the Brooklyn building complex.

OPINION

Buildings overlooking Battery Park in the Financial District of Manhattan.
Upzone commercial areas to allow more housing in them.
Mandatory inclusionary housing should be applied to rich neighborhoods.
To protect Black lives, extend the halt on all evictions.
Trump and McConnell lay the groundwork to force New York to open up too early.

POLITICS

People line up to enter the Kosciuszko Pool in the Bedford-Stuyvesant on July 27, 2020.
New York has the most cases. Here’s a look at other key figures in the state.
Female insurgents have the potential to completely reshape the foundation of the borough’s politics.
Democrats’ last female VP pick was from Queens and she gets a bad rap from political insiders.

Policy

A federal judge’s ruling on Tuesday ordered the state Department of Labor to begin providing unemployment benefits to Uber and Lyft drivers.
Uber, Lyft drivers score victory to be paid unemployment benefits.
Arrests by plainclothes officers in unmarked vehicles are common in communities of color, advocates and legislators say.
Experts say a national program to increase the supply of materials is needed.
A patchwork of guidance can be hard to understand for renters and landlords as housing courts reopen.

PERSONALITY

The Bronx and Manhattan skylines.
The most influential unelecteds in the borough.
This year’s AOC on how he beat Eliot Engel, his top policy priorities and how to pay for them.
A new HBO documentary follows three GOP House members fighting money in politics.
When New York’s leaders were paralyzed, the public advocate made his voice heard around the world.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

Sochie Nnaemeka
The next generation of rising stars in state politics.
NYPD officer unions taught the NYC mayor a lesson in 2014. He hasn’t forgotten it.
Sochie Nnaemeka brings an activist edge at the most perilous moment for the Working Families Party.

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