Christine Quinn

New York City

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

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.

Bill de Blasio

City Hall: The movie

Our dream cast to play top elected officials in New York City government.

Paul Manafort

Build a real firewall between consulting and lobbying

We’re crucifying Trump’s allies for what’s business as usual in Albany.

New York City

Which actors should play which NYC politicians?

If you made a movie about New York City government, who would be in your dream cast?

New York City

Monserrate runs for office again

Hiram Monserrate, who was booted from the state Senate after physically assaulting his girlfriend and later served prison time for misusing city funds, is on the primary ballot this year to represent East Elmhurst as a Democratic district leader.

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Andrew Cuomo

The Women’s Equality Party is more of a casual get-together

If there were ever a moment suited to a political party serving women, it would be now. But New York's Women’s Equality Party was founded in July 2014 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo allies to rally – or, critics contend, to confuse – female voters in his Democratic primary race against Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout.

New York City

The Pride Power 50

Recognizing 50 individuals in the LGBT community who are key players in the world of New York politics and government.

Staten Island

Jimmy Oddo’s midlife crisis

Jimmy Oddo's midlife crisis. Why the Staten Island borough president wanted to throw in the towel - and what the beard had to do with it.

Cynthia Nixon

Nixon's challenge, Vance investigated and Kushner's false filings

In this week's headlines, Cynthia Nixon jumped into the gubernatorial race, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to review Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein, and Jared Kushner's company is under scrutiny for falsely reporting having no rent-controlled tenants.