Rikers Island

Comptroller and public advocate tour Rikers, call on feds to take over Rikers

After touring the jail complex, Brad Lander and Jumaane Williams said the city cannot be trusted to manage Rikers Island.

Campaign Confidential

The super PAC fundraising for George Santos’ could-be opponents

The emails may have Anna Kaplan’s name on them, but American Bridge PAC said she didn’t know about their outreach.

Campaign Confidential

Most interesting 2023 New York City Council primary races to watch

From a rare open seat in Harlem to a new Asian-majority seat in Brooklyn, election night on June 27 will have some fireworks.


Eric Adams, NYC health officials warn of poor air quality risks

New York City health and emergency officials urged all New Yorkers– especially those with underlying medical conditions – to limit outdoor activities.


How hip-hop took over New York politics

Rep. Jamaal Bowman and Mayor Eric Adams battled it out over who’s really hip-hop – as the once-maligned genre has entered the halls of power.

News & Politics

Driscoll again faces criticism as confirmation vote approaches

The interim New York Power Authority chief is a former lobbyist with a mixed political history, irking climate advocates.

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Update: How New York members of Congress voted on the debt ceiling deal

The House voted to raise the $31.4 trillion federal debt ceiling on Wednesday night, sending the bill to the Senate.

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.


Suburban Democrats lost. Now they wield all the power.

Whether carving themselves out of a tax to fund the MTA or killing the governor’s marquee proposal, it’s a great time to be repping the suburbs.

New York City

Who’s who in Eric Adams’ administration

From deputy mayors to fixers to legal counsel, here are the insiders the mayor has appointed to run the city.

Campaign Confidential

Hells Angels lawyer goes to bat for Marjorie Velázquez

The City Council member didn’t roll out the red carpet, but is getting some help from the Bronx Democratic Party.