New York State Senate

Numerous umbrellas connected and intertwined.
You haven’t heard the last of single-payer and the Scaffold Law.
Policy
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New York State Senator Michael Gianaris in the Senate Chamber.
The lefty leader’s political history is peppered with establishment ties.
Personality
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Somehow, the Senate minority leader finds time for canned wine, robocalls and a slow Post Office.
Personality
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A closeup of the Queens unisphere
The most influential people in New York City's biggest borough.
Special List
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A closeup of the Queens unisphere
The most influential people in New York City's biggest borough.
Special List
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Who’s up and who’s down this week?
Winners & Losers
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Daniel Patrick Moynihan in March of 1976
State and local elections often come down to a handful of votes.
News & Politics
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New York Senator Simcha Felder
The Brooklyn lawmaker has spent the past year as a political outcast in the Legislature.
News & Politics
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People celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York outside of Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, where the gay rights movement is considered to have started in 1969.
The threats. The fights. The sacrifices. The behind-the-scenes story of the landmark 2011 law.
News & Politics
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New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Sen. Liz Krueger and Sen. Michael Gianaris listen as Senate members speak in favor of legislation to change state legal standards on sexual harassment in Albany.
Recreational marijuana may have flickered out, but it was the exception.
News & Politics
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