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Interviews & Profiles

Serving as NYC’s doctor while meeting Eric Adams’ expectations

Ashwin Vasan walks a fine line between sound public health policy and “getting stuff done.”

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City & State’s long shot suggestions for New York City casinos

A board will eventually decide where to place three downstate gambling sites, but we’re not waiting for them.

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Creating broadband access for NYCHA residents that’s essentially free

Internet service for public housing residents would be covered in part by a federal subsidy.

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Q&A: The Black Car Fund’s push to secure benefits for drivers

The nonprofit wants legislation renewed that added dental exams, cleanings and vision coverage for its members.

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Fighting for the wage protections of NY’s construction workers

City & State caught up with Kevin Elkins, political action director at the New York City District Council of Carpenters, about the union’s successful resistance to a tax incentive for real estate developers.

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Making a case for how New York can reach its climate goals

As state Climate Action Council hearings solicit public input statewide, National Grid New York President Rudy Wynter discusses a new report where the company details ways the state can reach its ambitious climate goals.

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A Q&A with the new head of The New York Foundling

Melanie Hartzog, a former New York City deputy mayor, discussed the arc of her career and moving back to the nonprofit world.

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Does David Banks stand a chance against the bureaucracy?

The New York City schools chancellor is committed to cutting through red tape.

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Chris Smalls wants to see the Amazon Labor Union go national

The founder of the history-making union discusses the advantages of grassroots organizing and upcoming fights with the behemoth company.

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The New York political ‘Star Trek’ cameos we want to see

There’s no reason Stacey Abrams has to be the only political figure in the spotlight.

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How CUNY helped New York City get through the pandemic

Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez discusses hosting COVID-19 vaccination sites and getting back to in-person classes.