Michael Bloomberg spent the past 10 weeks flooding the airwaves with ads, racking up endorsements and climbing into contention – and in two hours, he risked losing those swift gains as he stumbled through his first nationally televised primary debate.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and others criticized aerospace giant Grumman and the U.S. Navy for keeping information secret and dragging out the cleanup of an underground contaminated plume that’s been spreading for more than 50 years.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met with boos at a Queens town hall from residents who expressed anger about homelessness, criminal justice reform and controversial New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.
New York City first lady Chirlane McCray has long been interested in mental health, but critics say her latest efforts are less about her much-criticized ThriveNYC program and more about her rumored run for Brooklyn borough president.
Cyclists will soon be able to ride more safely through Midtown Manhattan as New York City extends Sixth Avenue’s protected bike lane from Herald Square to Central Park, part of 10 miles of protected bike lanes to be added this year.
Court-appointed experts reported in documents that a new call center is helping the New York City Housing Authority do a better job dealing with mold complaints, calling the initiative “extraordinarily responsive.”
Bernard Kerik, New York City's police commissioner during the Sept. 11 attacks, said he cried when President Donald Trump pardoned him for felony convictions that put him behind bars, aware he got a break other convicts never see.
Michael Bloomberg should be proud of his time as mayor of New York City, and as he continues to campaign, he should quit apologizing for stop, question and frisk, former New York City Police Commissioner Howard Safir writes.
Bloomberg’s misguided execution of stop and frisk based on racial profiling does not mean he hates black people – the most I can say is he had a pure heart but an empty head, former District Court Judge Shira Scheindlein, who presided over the 2013 stop-and-frisk lawsuit, writes.
A move is afoot in the state Legislature to ban flavored tobacco products – things like menthol cigarettes, cigars or chewable tobacco – and if a ban makes anyone less likely to smoke, it is a good move.
The Democratic presidential candidates turned on one another in Wednesday’s debate, with two of the leading candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg, forced onto the defensive repeatedly throughout the evening.
The White House can't get its broad immigration proposal moving, so officials are pursuing a narrow deal that would please the business community but might go against the president's campaign promise to reduce overall immigration.
Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
THIS YEAR'S RANK: 97CHANGE: -4
LAST YEAR'S RANK: 97
As founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, E.J. McMahon is a go-to expert on budget plans and policy proposals. His organization promotes greater transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility in state government, which often puts him at odds with lawmakers and the governor. McMahon previously worked as a journalist in Albany, as an Assembly Republican staffer and a budget adviser for almost 30 years, giving him great insight into the goings-on in the Capitol.