Michael Gianaris

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are under fire for the nearly $3 billion deal that won over Amazon.
State and city lawmakers who want to thwart the governor’s and mayor’s plans have a few weapons in their arsenal.
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Local politicians like New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer calls the arrangement unnecessary corporate welfare.
The state has bypassed the city's legislative body many times before for large development projects.
News & Politics
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amazon
The online retailer’s move into Queens is dividing elected officials and influential groups.
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Marijuana legalization
Many liberal initiatives that couldn’t get through the state Senate would have a shot.
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The New York State Capitol
New forecast shows Democrats only slightly more likely to take state Senate.
News & Politics
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Election season keeps creating new Winners & Losers.
Winners & Losers
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Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams universal rent control
Progressive primary candidates have struggled to define how they would institute it.
Policy
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State Sen. Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Sen. Jeff Klein
Sources present for state Senate reunification deal say it never applied to other pols.
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New York City Councilman Donovan Richards announces over 200 units of affordable housing - along with new retail and community space in Far Rockaway.
An explainer on area median income, and what it means for affordable housing.
Policy
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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.
Forget Crowley. Who'll be borough president and DA?
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