Exit interviews

Sue Serino advises governing by listening

After losing a competitive reelection campaign against her colleague, Serino acknowledged the impact of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Exit interviews

Steve Englebright leaves an environmental legacy

The Democratic Assembly member sponsored some of New York’s most significant climate laws.

Exit interviews

Assembly Member Peter Abbate Jr. misses the old Albany

The Brooklyn Assembly member reflects on three-plus decades in the state Legislature.

Exit interviews

Phil Boyle set his own term limits

The Long Island Republican resigned last month to lead the Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corp.

Exit interviews

Mathylde Frontus has never been able to take her seat for granted

The two-term Brooklyn Assembly member narrowly lost to Republican Alec Brook-Krasny in this year’s election.

News & Politics

Richard Gottfried closes the book on more than half a century in office

The longest serving state legislator in New York talks about his 52 years in the Assembly as he readies for retirement


A look at Cathy Nolan’s trailblazing legacy

As one of the youngest women to serve in the Legislature when she started in 1984, the Assembly Member talks about the coalition building and leadership roles she took on before her upcoming retirement.

Exit interviews

Yuh-Line Niou helped to usher in a new era in the New York Legislature

Niou gave up her Assembly seat to run for Congress, but she’ll continue to represent her community in “a lot of different ways.” Whether that could mean a future run for office is unclear.

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Interviews & Profiles

Alessandra Biaggi gave up her state Senate seat. She has no regrets.

After an unsuccessful run for Congress, Biaggi will attend Harvard Divinity School. Will she run for office again? “Probably yes.”

Heard Around Town

Zellnor Myrie and Diana Richardson are engaged

The state Senator and former Assembly member from Brooklyn made it official at the Somos Puerto Rico conference, sources say.


Women at the helm of New York City’s uniformed agencies

The first female commissioner of the Department of Correction was also the first woman to head a major city agency in 1914.


How three new moms are changing the New York City Council

Three of the City Council’s new members have become first-time mothers over the past year. They’re ready to do more for mothers and other caregivers in New York City.


State Senator-elect Jack Martins on why Long Island went red

The Republican who unseated state Sen. Anna Kaplan said his perspective on many things has shifted since he last worked in Albany.