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Campaigns & Elections

Six candidates are running to replace Assembly Member Pat Fahy

The Democratic primary for Assembly District 109 features four Albany Common Council members and two county legislators.

News & Politics

Brooklyn Museum director not the only prominent New Yorker targeted with vandalism

Several elected officials have seen their offices vandalized with red paint over the Israel-Hamas war.

News & Politics

Latimer criticizes Bowman for missing procedural House vote

Bowman was one of six Democrats who were not present for a rules vote related to the National Defense Authorization Act.

Campaigns & Elections

In debate, Latimer charges Bowman favors only Black and brown constituents

The representative fired back that the Westchester County executive having a “few Black friends” doesn’t make him “anti-racist.”

Transportation

Lander says he’s ready to take legal action to save congestion pricing

At a rally with transportation advocates, the comptroller said he was confident impacted groups, such as New Yorkers with disabilities, have legal standing to sue.

Campaigns & Elections

Sarahana Shrestha and Gabi Madden spar over local issues in debate

The socialist Assembly member defended her record in office and argued she has brought money back to the district.

Heard Around Town

Eric Adams not interested in ‘cheap shots’ at Andrew Cuomo

Asked about his “possible primary opponent” and his testimony in Washington, the mayor demurred.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Nancy Goroff wants another shot in the 1st District. John Avlon says he’s more viable.

The Democratic congressional primary will decide who challenges GOP Rep. Nick LaLota in the eastern Long Island district.

News & Politics

Senior staffer on 2022 Maloney campaign confirms existence of Mondaire Jones phone call

The former staffer said they heard Sean Patrick Maloney call Jones and offer to drop out of the NY-17 primary.

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Westchester

George Latimer’s run against Bowman splits grassroots activist groups in Westchester

Former Latimer supporters are launching a new group called “Westchester Progressives" to show support for Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

News & Politics

Sean Patrick Maloney offered to withdraw from 2022 NY-17 primary, but Mondaire Jones turned him down

In a previously unreported conversation, Maloney offered to withdraw from the Democratic primary so that Jones could continue representing NY-17, but Jones declined so he could run in a different district.

News & Politics

Will new correction officers union contract boost recruitment for DOC?

The agency losing five officers to attrition for every new hire is offering raises and bonuses, although some of the promised perks in the deal have come into question.

Heard Around Town

Hanif, Avilés advocate for moving police out of NYC schools, redirecting funding

The progressive council members spoke at a rally organized by Urban Youth Collaborative advocacy group.

News & Politics

Yet another former Bronx lawmaker joins Montefiore

The borough’s hospital system is staffing up with well-connected politicos.

Eric Adams

Eric Adams on City Council tensions: ‘We know we still need to resolve this city’

The mayor alluded to events within his own family to smooth over recent disagreements.

Albany Agenda

Exclusive: Advocates who killed LaSalle nomination have a new target

The progressive advocacy group Center for Community Alternatives is raising questions about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s nomination of Judge Laura Ward as an interim justice on the state Supreme Court.