Power 100

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The 2021 Brooklyn Power 100

The biggest political players in borough brimming with political power.

New York City

Politics

Mercedes Narcisse makes second run at Council District 46

The candidate goes up against establishment-backed opponents in the southeastern Brooklyn district.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Can the Barrons swap seats again in City Council District 42 in East New York?

Assembly Member Charles Barron is running for Inez’s seat, which he previously held, but he faces opponents with their own support.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Council members and Assembly member vie for Brooklyn borough presidency

Robert E. Cornegy Jr., Mathieu Eugene, Antonio Reynoso, and Jo Anne Simon all want to replace Eric Adams.

Rodneyse Bichotte

Personality

Bichotte makes the case for being a unifier

The head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party speaks out after a contentious 26-hour organizational meeting

Eric Gonzalez

Personality

Is DA Eric Gonzalez progressive enough for Brooklyn?

Can the top prosecutor fight crime and police misconduct at the same time?

Rodneyse Bichotte

Personality

Rodneyse Bichotte: Definitely not the old boss

The machines are waning. Brooklyn Democrats are divided. But if anyone can unite them, it’s her.

Brooklyn

Policy

A balancing act in Brooklyn

Brooklyn business improvement districts want to grow their neighborhoods - without spurring gentrification.

Brooklyn

Politics

Brooklyn Democrats back Darma Diaz to replace Espinal on New York City Council

The special election will be an early test for the new Brooklyn boss, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.

Eric Adams

Politics

“Go back to Iowa” could fit Adams’ mayoral strategy

Progressive transplants have other candidates, so the Brooklyn borough president is looking elsewhere for votes.

Frank Seddio

Politics

Seddio goes out like a boss

The Brooklyn Democratic leader united the party, but left it broke

Donald Trump

Policy

Who is Michael Cohen’s father-in-law?

President Donald Trump has tried to turn allegations of improper dealings with Russia back on his former attorney Michael Cohen, in part by making allegations about Cohen’s father-in-law. Here’s what it’s all about.

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