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This Week's Headline

Trouble at Rikers continues and Zucker resigns

Rounding up the week’s political news.

News & Politics

Hochul says she is open to decriminalizing sex work

Advocates for two competing bills are vying for the new governor’s attention on the controversial issue.

News & Politics

Food delivery workers won new protections in New York City. Can the state keep up?

The historic legislation guaranteed ride-hailing drivers and delivery workers minimum pay, but statewide reforms are harder to come by.

News & Politics

NYC progressives fundraise for India Walton

Three upcoming events aim to help the Buffalo Democratic mayoral candidate build up her warchest.

PolicyShow All


Redistricting is on the ballot again in November. Here’s what voters will be considering.

A ballot amendment would change the state constitution and tweak the redistricting process.

Ask the Experts

New York City is weighing a major expansion of voting rights. Here’s what you need to know.

Roughly 900,000 immigrants would be allowed to vote in municipal elections under a bill being considered in the City Council, but the mayor’s office doesn’t yet back it.


Hundreds of bills await Hochul’s signature. Here are 10 that will help define her leadership early on.

Which bills the new governor approves – and which she vetoes – will tell us how serious she is about climate change, government transparency and more.


The Buffalo Bills owners want a new stadium, and taxpayers might help them pay for it

The NFL team is a Western New York treasure, and critics say the owners are exploiting that to help pay for the $1.4 billion project.

PersonalityShow All

Winners & Losers

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

Who’s up and who’s down this week


Brooklyn Kindergarten Society welcomes students back to school

Melisha Jackman, the nonprofit’s executive director, discusses the first week of school and how they weathered the pandemic.

Interviews & Profiles

Taxi drivers call for debt relief at City Hall protest

A medallion owner said the city’s current plan isn’t enough to help drivers like him out of underwater loans.

Interviews & Profiles

Karines Reyes on powering up the NY Hero Act

In a Q&A, the Assembly member talked about how much easier it’s been to work with Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Power ListsShow All

Power 100

The Western New York Power 100

The movers and shakers in Buffalo, Rochester and the surrounding region.

Power List

The Agriculture Power 50

The New Yorkers cultivating the state’s thriving farming and agricultural sectors.

Power List

The 2021 New York City Labor Power 100

The union leaders and labor advocates defending the city’s workers.

Power List

New York State Top 50 Lobbyists 2021

The government relations firms that earned the most lobbying in the state in 2020.

OpinionShow All


The suite life of a COVID-19 patient

My experience in New York City’s isolation hotel program.


NY’s pot leaders need to consider environmental impacts now

Environmental justice should be the top priority when devising the state’s regulatory framework.


NYCHA needs big money for major progress

Here’s why the federal government should double the amount allocated in the American Jobs Plan for public housing to $80 billion and help bring much-needed change to the housing authority in New York City.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: A beloved Upper West Sider is frank about pandemic isolation

Brigitta “Brig” Ortner, a friend of local politicians and a Holocaust survivor, uses a dry sense of humor to keep up her morale.

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