Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Former NYC jails boss advocates for federal takeover of Rikers Island

Vincent Schiraldi: “If my son or daughter were incarcerated or worked at Rikers Island, I'd want a receivership.”

Personality

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Personality

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

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