Personality

New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres is headed to Congress – and making history while he’s at it.
How a young, gay, Afro-Latino man made his own way from NYCHA to Capitol Hill.
Interim Education Commissioner Betty Rosa
Interim Education Commissioner Betty Rosa talks about her new role and how to adapt to the coronavirus era.
Take a peek into City & State's rejected cover wasteland..
Our editors said no, for some reason.
Dave Chokshi, the new commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
He is taking over following Oxiris Barbot’s resignation.
Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida was one of three Republican representatives followed in the HBO documentary "The Swamp."
A new HBO documentary follows three GOP House members fighting money in politics.
City & State takes a look at New York's newly elected left fielders.
June’s primary was a grand slam for progressive newcomers.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (left) speaks with Black Lives Matter protestors on July 18, 2020.
Not everyone sided with the protesters. Will it haunt them in 2021?
New York State Senator John Liu
The trailblazer for Asian Americans burst back into politics with a wave of progressive support. Can he make both groups happy?
Tenant organizer Marcela Mitaynes became the first of five democratic socialist insurgents to topple longtime Assembly members with her upset victory against Assembly Member Félix Ortiz.
The advocate for renters’ rights led the DSA’s head-spinning primary sweep.
Governor Cuomo's COVID poster as annotated by City & State.
We unpack the meaning behind the symbolic poster, from the “Boyfriend Cliff” to “Economy Falls.”
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