Still from the video of Nikki Stone's arrest at 2nd ave and 25th Street.
Arrests by plainclothes officers in unmarked vehicles are common in communities of color, advocates and legislators say.
Policy
policy
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s rematch against Suraj Patel was the closest race in which the incumbent won, with a near tie after election night.
More challengers ran against NY congressional Democrats, but only one won.
News & Politics
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People participate in a protest calling on New York to cancel rent outside of a New York Civil Court in Brooklyn on July 7, 2020.
A patchwork of guidance can be hard to understand for renters and landlords as housing courts reopen.
Policy
policy
Tenant organizer Marcela Mitaynes became the first of five democratic socialist insurgents to topple longtime Assembly members with her upset victory against Assembly Member Félix Ortiz.
The advocate for renters’ rights led the DSA’s head-spinning primary sweep.
Personality
personality
Emilia Decaudin (left) and Melissa Skalrz (right) became the first openly trans people to become Democratic district leaders in New York City.
Melissa Sklarz and Emilia Decaudin made history in Queens.
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Zohran Mamdani emerged victorious over incumbent Assembly Member Aravella Simotas.
Seven progressive challengers have toppled longtime Democratic incumbents.
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NYS Senator Brian Benjamin (l) speaks with NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky on July 21st.
Front-line workers have few safeguards when speaking out about unsafe conditions during the pandemic.
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State Senator Zellnor Myrie
The freshman Democrats who toppled turncoats keep making headlines.
Policy
policy
State Senator Jessica Ramos
The no-nonsense state senator is an outspoken progressive, an adept political operator – and won’t put up with your bullshit.
Personality
personality
Rebecca C. Lewis
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