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Adams beats a familiar drum on D.C. trip

A last-minute meeting with White House officials was added to the mayor’s schedule on Thursday, giving him another chance to ask for federal help to deal with the migrant crisis.

News & Politics

George Latimer says run against Bowman is about more than Israel

The Westchester County executive doesn’t want his primary challenge to Rep. Jamaal Bowman to become a referendum on AIPAC or on race.


Council staff union stages silent protest during stated meeting to push for fair contract

The union wants the pace of negotiating a brand-new contract to pick up after roughly 18 months of bargaining.

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Ask the experts: What does the George Santos expulsion mean for GOP politics?

We asked consultants to weigh in on the fallout from the former representative’s lies.

Heard Around Town

Hochul on Suozzi: ‘It was in his interest to make sure that conversation went well’

The governor commented on the hardball meeting with the wannabe congressman Wednesday at an unrelated press conference.

Heard Around Town

On Long Island, party affiliation is a very loose signifier

Democrats running on the Republican line, Republicans running on the Democratic line. It’s whatever!


Mayor Adams: Requiring pre-approval of migrant contracts ‘defies logic’

The Adams administration lashed out at Brad Lander after the city comptroller stripped City Hall of its power to enter into emergency contracts.


Jeff Aubry announces retirement, endorses Larinda Hooks

The longtime Queens lawmaker became a leading criminal justice reform advocate and the voice of the Assembly.

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Progressives speak up for Bowman after Latimer files

AOC and others supported Bowman ahead of an all-but-certain campaign announcement from George Latimer.

News & Politics

Film editor Brad Schwartz to challenge state Sen. Jack Martins on Long Island

Schwartz ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2018 but is now ready to make another attempt.

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Which city leaders are calling for a federal takeover of Rikers Island?

The city comptroller, public advocate, state attorney general, federal prosecutors and even former DOC commissioners all support federal receivership for the city’s jails.

News & Politics

Who might run for mayor in 2025 (besides Eric Adams)?

A number of politicians – ranging from progressives to centrists – are seriously considering the possibility of running for mayor.

New York City


A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams has moved to strip the city of control over the jail complex.

Albany Agenda

After his expulsion from Congress, George Santos goes on the warpath

His posts have targeted Reps. Mike Lawler, Nicole Malliotakis and Nick LaLota.

Heard Around Town

Phil Banks quiet on rumored exit from Adams administration

The deputy mayor for public safety declined to comment on whether he would continue to serve in the role after this year.


George Santos expelled from Congress

The lying Long Island representative was ousted Friday, becoming only the sixth person in the nation’s history to be expelled.


New York’s top court upholds state gun laws – for now

The Court of Appeals rejected Second Amendment challenges to the state’s gun laws on procedural grounds, but both sides of the gun control debate expect more lawsuits to be filed.