A different type of Orthodox Jew is running in Southern Brooklyn

Nonprofit CEO Amber Adler would be one of the first Orthodox Jewish women elected to the Council


The end of the Bronx boys’ club

Female insurgents have the potential to completely reshape the foundation of the borough’s politics.

Michael Blake

Cory Booker, Jesse Jackson back Michael Blake for Congress

Assemblyman Michael Blake's congressional campaign has been endorsed by a trio of national black leaders – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Campaigns & Elections

Does the South Bronx representative have to be from the block?

Several candidates in the crowded field to replace Rep. José E. Serrano don’t live in the district. Does it matter?

Campaigns & Elections

The carpetbaggers in the 2020 primaries

A handful of New York candidates moved into their districts only recently.


Who will be next to lead the Bronx?

With unexpected retirements, the competition for borough president and Democratic party chair takes shape.

Campaigns & Elections

WFP endorses Amanda Septimo for Assembly against Carmen Arroyo

The progressive party is backing the 29-year-old candidate against 26-year incumbent Carmen Arroyo.

Ruben Diaz Jr.

What Ruben Diaz Jr. learned from his father

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. cited the positive attributes of his father, New York City Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr.

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Ruben Diaz Jr.

Son of a preacher man

Ruben Diaz Jr. has chipped away at some of the Bronx’s nagging stereotypes, and is hoping to replicate these successes citywide as he runs for mayor. And you can bet he’ll use his greatest asset: a natural, affable charm. Early on, he is lagging on fundraising and name recognition – but perhaps his biggest challenge is the behavior of his father, the Rev. Rubén Díaz Sr.

Ruben Diaz Sr.

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.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rumble in the Bronx

The borough’s grassroots progressives broke through with stunning upset victories by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Alessandra Biaggi. Can they keep the insurgency going?

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

Rafael Salamanca on his biggest land use issues

New York City Councilman Rafael Salamanca talks Amazon, homelessness and jails.

New York City

Crespo out at Somos, Davila taking over

Brooklyn assemblywoman Maritza Davila named to lead Somos, the New York Assembly’s Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force.

Criminal justice

Darcel Clark backs off of challenge to immigrant rights’ ruling

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark would have made political enemies and strange bedfellows had she pursued the case.


Building a better Bronx

The six biggest Bronx projects in the works.