New York Republicans target Bragg ahead of potential Trump indictment

When news dropped that the Manhattan district attorney’s office could bring criminal charges against the former president, New York Republicans took aim at a familiar opponent.


This Assembly member didn’t file campaign finance reports for nearly 5 years. No one noticed.

The state Board of Elections seems ill-equipped to enforce basic reporting requirements, as Assembly Member Amanda Septimo illustrated.

New York State

Brian Benjamin argues to keep the dropped corruption charges dropped

Lawyers for the former lieutenant governor filed a new brief on Friday making the case that democracy itself hangs in the balance.


Shake-ups are coming to the Commission on Judicial Nomination. How will that impact NY’s chief judge process?

Three commission members’ terms expire at the end of the month as they try to come up with a new shortlist for the governor.


‘There’s total paralysis.’ With NY’s chief judge vacancy, courts are stagnant

Until the Court of Appeals gets a permanent chief judge, many initiatives remain on ice, and the judicial branch is in a “holding pattern.”


The inside story of the fight against Hector LaSalle

How a socialist organizer, public defenders, union leaders and abortion rights activists worked together to oppose Gov. Kathy Hochul’s chief judge nominee.


Who’s calling for Juan Ardila to resign?

After facing allegations of sexual assault, the Queens Assembly member is facing mounting pressue from fellow Democrats to resign.

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Speaker Adams pushes back on the mayor: Close Rikers by 2027

But the speaker didn’t offer any specifics of how the city would reach that goal.

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Eric Adams keeps creating new offices

From child care to rats, if you’ve got a problem, the mayor of New York City has a job to tackle it.

New York City

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

With the jail complex’s incarcerated population forecasted to balloon in coming years, corrections department officials are casting doubt on closing in 2027


Why can’t the City Council get the NYPD to show up at a hearing?

Several lawmakers have called for the City Council to use its subpoena power to compel the NYPD to testify following their no-show at a recent hearing.


Cuomo campaign has lots of money in Signature Bank

The former governor shouldn’t expect to lose any money though, even though the bank was taken over by the state of New York.

Heard Around Town

The City Hall steps are closing for renovation

Visitors to the center of New York City government will have to enter through a side door for the next year.


Brooklyn Dems sued for breaking office lease

The party said it couldn’t pay because of the pandemic. Its landlord says the party owes $82,000.