New York State

Bill de Blasio takes the subway to celebrate the beginning of Phase 2 on June 23rd.
First Read readers expect the city and state to rebound, but with major changes.
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Who won and who lost in the pandemic primary?
Jamaal Bowman and Ritchie Torres celebrate early leads, Reps. Yvette Clarke and Jerry Nadler well ahead of challengers.
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The spike in absentee voting due to COVID-19 has caused delays in New York Election results.
The Board of Elections has set its timeline to finally start counting absentee ballots.
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Crowded outdoor seating at La Pecora Biance in New York City on June 24, 2020.
Not until New Yorkers learn how to keep their masks on and stay six feet a part, according to health experts.
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People dining out on the Upper West Side on June 22, 2020.
Details on how the state will force travelers from coronavirus hot spots to self-isolate are still scant.
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15,000 people showed up to the Brooklyn Museum on June 14th to march for Black trans lives.
The state and nation made strides in improving transgender rights, but there are still discriminatory practices to abolish.
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New York's first openly gay Member of Congress, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
How NY’s first LGBTQ member of Congress beats Republicans in a purple district.
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Protestors occupy City Hall demanding Mayor de Blasio slash the NYPD's budget for the third day on June 25th.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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State Senator Zellnor Myrie
The legal defense has been criticized for giving police officers an unfair advantage in civil lawsuits.
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Who’s up and who’s down this week?
Winners & Losers
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