Interviews & Profiles

Quemuel Arroyo, the MTA's first all-agency Chief Accessibility Officer.
The largest public transit system in the nation believes Quemuel Arroyo can bring about much-needed improvements, but some advocates fear it will be business as usual.
Newly elected New York City Council member Oswald Feliz.
A Q&A with the newly elected New York City Council member.
Fountain and Residential Buildings at StuyTown in New York City
A new book by former City Council Member Daniel Garodnick explores the grassroots effort to keep the Manhattan complex affordable.
State Sen. Rachel May unseated an aisle-crossing moderate in 2018. Since then, she’s helped to galvanize the progressive upstate left.
The IDC-slaying state senator is showing that you don’t have to be a moderate to win.
Kapil Longani
In a Q&A, Kapil Longani, counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, talked about the city’s pandemic response, his background and defending pandemic executive orders.
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes
How the first woman, and first African American, to serve as Assembly majority leader fought for equitable marijuana legalization.
New York State Building & Construction Trades Council President Gary LaBarbera
Gary LaBarbera wants a prevailing wage on green projects, legislation against wage theft and “due process” for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
New York City Council candidate Selvena Brooks-Powers.
An interview with the new member of the New York City Council from Queens.
New York State Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay
Minority Leader William Barclay on impeachment, budget negotiations and Cuomo’s crises.
Bronx City Councilman Fernando Cabrera earned activists’ ire for praising the Ugandan government’s internationally condemned anti-LGBT laws.
An interview with the term-limited New York City Council member, who is running for Bronx borough president.