Heard Around Town

No “pushback” against two Brooklyn leaders, as Rep. Hakeem Jeffries ascends

The Brooklyn Congress member will be House Democratic leader, while neighbor Chuck Schumer remains U.S. Senate majority leader.

New York State

Assembly Member Anna Kelles talks about how the cryptomining moratorium victory came together

Late pressure from small-business groups and the bill’s narrow scope led to it getting signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

New York State

Speculation continues about who could replace Jay Jacobs

At an informal meeting, state Democratic Committee members floated state Sen. Jessica Ramos' name - and Rep. Adriano Espaillat is in the mix too, sources say.

New York State

More than a third of NY’s congressional delegation won’t be returning in 2023. Is that bad for the state?

The loss of 10 incumbents to redistricting and retirement means New York is losing some influential representatives, but there’s power to gain too.

Heard Around Town

Pending power struggle over BOE appointment in Manhattan

Manhattan Democratic Chair Keith Wright nominated Barry Weinberg. Rep. Adriano Espaillat may not like that.

New York City

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

A federal judge ruled New York City will continue to control Rikers Island – for now.

News & Politics

How Trump 2024 could be radioactive for New York Republicans

Republican electeds run the gambit in their support for Trump’s presidential ambitions, but experts agree they should steer clear from the former president’s campaign launch.

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Republican Brooklyn Assembly member-elect voted in Manhattan last year

Lester Chang has to have established residency in Brooklyn within six days after last year’s election to be eligible for the Assembly seat he just won.


New York budget director to leave for new gig in Puerto Rico

Robert Mujica is trading in his fiscal responsibilities in New York in favor of financial oversight of Puerto Rico


Jay Jacobs responds with letter signed by over 40 county chairs

His support among the upper ranks of the state Democratic Party lacks three county chairs in New York City.


After a surprising midterm in New York, both parties consider leadership changes

Rep. Lee Zeldin is being courted for a national Republican Party role, while state Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs is fighting to keep his job, and DCC Chair Sean Patrick Maloney lost his seat.


Hakeem Jeffries isn’t showing his cards

A Q&A with the Congress member, who spoke carefully about Democratic leadership at the federal level and in New York.

Heard Around Town

At Somos, a Jewish event brings people in

Eric Adams, Adrienne Adams, Letitia James and more spoke at David Greenfield’s event at the Chabad Jewish Center of Puerto Rico