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How Trump 2024 could be radioactive for New York Republicans

Republican electeds run the gambit in their support for Trump’s presidential ambitions, but experts agree they should steer clear from the former president’s campaign launch.

Politics

Politics

Republican Brooklyn Assembly member-elect voted in Manhattan last year

Lester Chang has to have established residency in Brooklyn within six days after last year’s election to be eligible for the Assembly seat he just won.

Politics

Politics

New York budget director to leave for new gig in Puerto Rico

Robert Mujica is trading in his fiscal responsibilities in New York in favor of financial oversight of Puerto Rico

Policy

Opinion

Opinion: ULURP shouldn’t be taken for granted

New York City Council Members should have the goal of saying “yes” to developers going through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and affordable housing is at stake.

Politics

Politics

Jay Jacobs responds with letter signed by over 40 county chairs

His support among the upper ranks of the state Democratic Party lacks three county chairs in New York City.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Alessandra Biaggi gave up her state Senate seat. She has no regrets.

After an unsuccessful run for Congress, Biaggi will attend Harvard Divinity School. Will she run for office again? “Probably yes.”

Heard Around Town

Personality

Zellnor Myrie and Diana Richardson are engaged

The state Senator and former Assembly member from Brooklyn made it official at the Somos Puerto Rico conference, sources say.

Editor's Note

Opinion

Editor's note: Turkey giveaways are as important as ever

Rising costs mean more constituents will be hoping for a free bird this year.

Policy

Policy

New York City’s budget just grew to $104 billion. Here’s what you need to know.

Mayor Eric Adams told agencies to find 3% savings across the board and (nearly) all of them did.

Policy

Policy

E-bike battery fires spike spurs New York City Council to rethink regulation

Lawmakers reconsidered how to best maintain safety without hurting disadvantaged workers' livelihoods.

Policy

Policy

New York City is down about 21,000 government workers

A new report from the state comptroller’s office found that New York City municipal attrition continues to outpace hiring.

Politics

Politics

After a surprising midterm in New York, both parties consider leadership changes

Rep. Lee Zeldin is being courted for a national Republican Party role, while state Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs is fighting to keep his job, and DCC Chair Sean Patrick Maloney lost his seat.

Politics

Politics

Hakeem Jeffries isn’t showing his cards

A Q&A with the Congress member, who spoke carefully about Democratic leadership at the federal level and in New York.

Personality

Personality

Women at the helm of New York City’s uniformed agencies

The first female commissioner of the Department of Correction was also the first woman to head a major city agency in 1914.

Heard Around Town

Politics

At Somos, a Jewish event brings people in

Eric Adams, Adrienne Adams, Letitia James and more spoke at David Greenfield’s event at the Chabad Jewish Center of Puerto Rico

Personality

Personality

How three new moms are changing the New York City Council

Three of the City Council’s new members have become first-time mothers over the past year. They’re ready to do more for mothers and other caregivers in New York City.

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