Interviews & Profiles

Bhairavi Desai (center), executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance.
The coronavirus outbreak is kicking an industry that was already down.
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New York State Interim Chief Information Officer Jeremy Goldberg
New York’s top tech official talks about collaborating with private industry on coronavirus response.
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New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia
Kathryn Garcia talks about tackling food insecurity during the coronavirus, and her many other jobs.
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State Senator Zellnor Myrie
There is lots to do, from making phone calls to protecting consumers to passing legislation.
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State Senator David Carlucci
Therapy via teleconference and a new suicide hotline are among the proposals at the state level.
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New Brooklyn Boss, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.
The machines are waning. Brooklyn Democrats are divided. But if anyone can unite them, it’s her.
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State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi.
Biaggi also wants health insurance for airport workers and an expansion of absentee balloting.
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Julie Menin
A Q&A with New York City census director Julie Menin on putting more resources into phone banks and digital ads to reach New Yorkers.
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera in 2015.
The state senator warns of overreach as Cuomo pushes to pass an early budget.
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City Councilmember Donovan Richards
Queens is both a machine stronghold and the most progressive place on the planet. Can the borough president hopeful have it all?
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