New York City

Politics

Why NYC still hasn’t elected a woman to be mayor

In 2013, then-Council Speaker Christine Quinn fizzled. In 2017, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis fell short. In 2021, will things be any different – or will another man be elected to the city’s highest office? We ask the experts to weigh in.

New York City

Politics

Poll: Will any women run for NYC mayor in 2021?

While the next New York City mayoral election is still a couple years away, it’s striking that all of the early frontrunners are men. In this week’s reader poll, we ask whether any women will run for mayor in 2021, who’s likely to enter the fray, and whether a woman will win.

New York State

Policy

AOC supports breaking up Big Tech

In March, Senator Elizabeth Warren laid out a proposal to break up big tech companies — and now, New York’s own Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is joining Warren.

Zellnor Myrie

Politics

A new generation of progressive pols

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hardly stands alone as a fast-rising non-white progressive New York elected official. From new state senators to the New York City public advocate and the City Council, a new generation is taking the reins.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Politics

Three takeaways from the new Netflix documentary about AOC

Ever since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated then-Representative Joe Crowley, political observers have been trying to figure out how. Luckily for everyone else, there was a film crew tracking her story. Here is what “Knock Down the House” shows about the secret of her success.

New York City

Policy

Post-Amazon, New York’s tech sector is still growing

The business community worried that Amazon’s unfriendly reception could scare off future tech growth, but those fears haven’t been borne out, as other tech companies have added hundreds of jobs in New York City in recent weeks.

New York City

Personality

The Inner Circle show roasts de Blasio, political scene

At the Inner Circle gala, which took place on Saturday, April 27, dozens of current and former City Hall reporters sang and danced their way through the parody musical event, now in its 97th year.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Policy

How AOC’s ‘Green New Deal’ compares to Cuomo’s

Both Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Governor Andrew Cuomo have formulated Green New Deals, so City & State broke down how each of the plans compare to one another.

New York City

Policy

How to make the ‘Green New Deal’ good for cities

The “Green New Deal” could adopt a platform to reverse 70 years of federal policy that has incentivized environment-destroying sprawl. By doing so, it would help the district of the proposal’s author, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York City and other cities in New York.

Bill de Blasio

Politics

Where New York Democrats stand on Israel

Recent events have brought fault lines over Israel and Palesine within New York’s Democratic Party to the surface. Here is where politically powerful New York Democrats line up on Israel.

New York City Council

Opinion

Progressives should primary Assembly Democrats

It's a lot easier to tackle an Assembly primary than other New York elections, which is why Ross Barkan argues, progressives should primary Assembly Democrats.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Opinion

The Wilbur Ross I know

City & State publisher Tom Allon reflects back on his time with his former boss, the now-Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Politics

Poll: Who will be NYC’s next mayor?

New York City has many viable contenders for mayor but which one do you think will be next?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Opinion

The asinine critique of Ocasio-Cortez’s car usage

The critique of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s car usage simply does not make sense — Ben Adler breaks down the many reasons why.

New York State

Politics

Is fusion voting going to be eliminated?

New York’s unusual, controversial cross-endorsement practice of fusion voting is under discussion.

Donald Trump

Personality

Lynne Patton: From Trump Tower to a NYCHA “shithole”

Lynne Patton, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regional administrator for New York and New Jersey discusses her relationship with president Donald Trump and her work with NYCHA.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Opinion

Could Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez be NYC’s first female mayor?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may want executive experience and to implement her agenda in the country’s most high-profile city.

Ruben Diaz Sr.

Personality

Why Amanda Farias is challenging Rubén Díaz Sr.

Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr.’s recent anti-gay remarks prompted Amanda Farias to announce another bid for his seat.

New York City

Politics

NYCHA’s new monitor, Crowley’s abdication and the public advocate showdown

NYCHA gets a new monitor, Joseph Crowley gets a new job and the public advocate candidates have a new showdown in This Week's Headlines.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Policy

Life after HQ2: now what?

HQ2’s strongest opponents are hailing Amazon's decision to pull-out of its New York City deal as a victory of progressive, grassroots organizing — but the politicians who led the fight could pay a price.

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