Interviews & Profiles

Kapil Longani
In a Q&A, Kapil Longani, counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, talked about the city’s pandemic response, his background and defending pandemic executive orders.
Eric Dinowitz
The leading candidate in District 11 talks political dynasties, upzoning and a cappella.
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes
How the first woman, and first African American, to serve as Assembly majority leader fought for equitable marijuana legalization.
New York State Building & Construction Trades Council President Gary LaBarbera
Gary LaBarbera wants a prevailing wage on green projects, legislation against wage theft and “due process” for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
New York City Council candidate Selvena Brooks-Powers.
An interview with the new member of the New York City Council from Queens.
New York State Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay
Minority Leader William Barclay on impeachment, budget negotiations and Cuomo’s crises.
REBNY President James Whelan
The Real Estate Board of New York president discussed rent relief, the stimulus plan and what kind of mayor NYC needs.
Del. Stacey Plaskett
The star of Trump’s second impeachment trial talks about her Brooklyn roots and work in the Bronx district attorney’s office.
State Senate Education Committee Chair Shelley Mayer
The state Senate education chair says new federal money should supplement, not replace, state funding.
New York City Council Member James Gennaro
A Q&A with the new City Council member who is starting his 13th year in the chamber.