Interviews & Profiles

New Brooklyn Boss, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.
The machines are waning. Brooklyn Democrats are divided. But if anyone can unite them, it’s her.
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi.
Biaggi also wants health insurance for airport workers and an expansion of absentee balloting.
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.
State Senator Gustavo Rivera in 2015.
The state senator warns of overreach as Cuomo pushes to pass an early budget.
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?
New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson
And the city councilwoman has been practicing her Spanish for 2021.
Norman Birenbaum
Norman Birenbaum has been heading up the governor’s efforts to legalize marijuana.
Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa and Governor Cuomo at a 2019 press conference in the Capitol.
Melissa DeRosa says some older lawmakers just don’t get the young people.
Richard Gottfried
Democrats say it’s a practical way to get prescription drug costs under control.
City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera
Carlina Rivera weighs in on the virus, Health + Hospitals and Medicare for All.