Personality

Interviews & Profiles

When the past is prologue, what becomes of Vito Fossella’s future?

The Staten Island Republican starts anew 13 years after a scandal ended his promising congressional career.

Interviews & Profiles

Bill Chong on his legacy at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

The outgoing commissioner discussed the agency’s new app, its commitment to antiracism and supporting youth through the pandemic.

Interviews & Profiles

How Karen Persichilli Keogh became secretary to the governor

A 2003 phone call between Kathy Hochul and Hillary Clinton cemented the relationship between the now-governor and her most important hire.

Interviews & Profiles

A Q&A with New York City Council Member-elect Linda Lee

The incoming eastern Queens City Council member is not a fan of defunding the police and congestion pricing.

Interviews & Profiles

Laura Curran appeals to the center-right for reelection

If she loses, it might be because Democrats were apathetic to the Nassau County executive.

Interviews & Profiles

Ariel Palitz wants YOU to go out tonight

The Office of Nightlife is working to recuperate the city’s after-hours ecosystem of bars and clubs.

Personality

The spirit of mutual aid endures among Puerto Ricans

In New York and on the island, community support and self-reliance help fill the gaps left by those in power.

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Brian Benjamin on his first month in office

The lieutenant governor talks about his positive presence in Harlem, increasing diversity in state government and the missteps in his career.

Interviews & Profiles

David Imamura gives us the redistricting tea

No it’s not a failure that the Independent Redistricting Commission is divided along partisan lines or if the Legislature throws out the maps, he thanks you very much.

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Why is Gov. Kathy Hochul calling Cynthia Nixon?

The new governor is systematically paying attention to people her predecessor often ignored – or ran against.

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OK hear us out: New York Gubernatorial Squid Game

Maybe it’s time to shake up the Democratic process (minus the violence)?