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David Paterson: The case for Randy Mastro

The former governor calls Mastro, Eric Adams’ pick for corporation counsel, “a pro who rises above party lines.”

News & Politics

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Opinion: We visited the solidarity encampment at Columbia University. Here’s what it’s really like.

What we saw couldn’t be more different from the dire warnings of rampant antisemitic threats and pervasive danger coming from City Hall, Albany and the White House.

Editor's Note

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Editor’s Note: 4/20 isn’t just for smoking this year

Tokers, already outside, can enjoy 53 car-free streets as part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s early celebration of Earth Day.

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Opinion: A real plan for Empire AI

New York’s AI initiative needs strong labor standards and ethical guardrails.

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Opinion: Training the next generation of cyber experts

In an age of cyber threats, investing in our cybersecurity workforce is crucial to our national security.

Editor's Note

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Editor’s Note: Oh, by the way, OJ died

The former Buffalo Bills running back, actor and convicted felon’s death was a passing afterthought.

Rikers Island

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Opinion: Is it possible to get the effort to close Rikers Island back on track?

The troubled jail’s closure has been cast adrift in a sea of half truths, bad ideas and polarized debate.

Housing

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Opinion: Domestic violence survivors like me need housing support

To ensure survivors can obtain safe housing, Albany must include funding for the Housing Access Voucher Program and New York State Supportive Housing Program in the state budget.

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Opinion: New York’s inequality is a policy choice. Our budget can fix this.

Gov. Kathy Hochul should be investing in our communities instead of proposing education and health care cuts.

Budget

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Opinion: Answering the call to save local news in New York

Since 2004, New York has lost nearly half of its local newspapers. The bipartisan Local Journalism Sustainability Act will ensure New Yorkers have access to the independent local news they deserve.

Editor's Note

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Editor’s Note: The view of New York City from Florida isn’t pretty

A conservative relative from the Sunshine State blamed her negative perceptions of crime and the migrant influx on messaging coming from New York’s leaders.

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Opinion: Confronting the surge in domestic violence homicides in NYC

Survivors need access to safe housing and community-based violence prevention.

Immigration

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Opinion: Shelter limits are not the answer to the migrant crisis

We need to find sustainable solutions to the crisis, instead of forcing people out of shelters.

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Opinion: Cut out the home care middlemen

Private insurance companies are pocketing millions of dollars intended for home care workers.

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Opinion: The plan to tax stock trades is a terrible idea

Restoring the stock trade tax will drive Wall Street traders out of New York City and harm ordinary investors.

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Opinion: It’s time to promote responsible AI development to better serve New Yorkers

We need to make AI research affordable for nonprofits and schools, so that Big Tech companies won’t have a monopoly on this transformative technology.

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Opinion: New York needs an ‘all of the above’ approach to affordable housing development

Social housing, developer tax abatements, Good Cause tenant protections, building on state-owned land, accessory dwelling units – we need them all!

Editor's Note

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Editor’s Note: Perception is NYC’s greatest challenge – and it’s Eric Adams’ too

The mayor, who said he knows New Yorkers aren’t happy after going through COVID-19 and the migrant influx, doubles down on promoting his agenda.

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Opinion: Slaying New York’s two-headed monster driving up car insurance costs

The city and state must increase enforcement against garaging fraud and “ghost cars,” the illegal practices responsible for New York’s extremely high car insurance costs.