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No Gucci, yes homeless housing, in pending Innovation QNS deal

The Astoria development seems likely to happen with City Council Member Julie Won’s support.

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Zellnor Myrie and Diana Richardson are engaged

The state Senator and former Assembly member from Brooklyn made it official at the Somos Puerto Rico conference, sources say.

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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

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Adams offers peaceful tone at Somos

The New York City Mayor shifted away from his push on the importance of rolling back bail laws after arriving at the annual conference in Puerto Rico Friday.

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Hochul stands by Democratic leader Jay Jacobs, despite disappointing results

In Puerto Rico for the Somos conference, the governor also credited progressives for supporting her.

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Biden campaigns with Hochul, in deep blue New York

The president’s visit to Westchester County speaks to Democrats’ level of worry – and hope that the base will come out to vote.

2022 general election

Is gender bias hurting Kathy Hochul?

The first woman governor of New York is trailing among men, and political consultants said this is a very familiar “likeability” issue.

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New York City opens new emergency center for asylum-seekers in a Midtown hotel

While the tents at Randall’s Island remain far below capacity, the city is opening a new HERRC at the Hotel Wolcott in Manhattan.

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‘Eric is still the commissioner there.’ Adams stands behind Ulrich, despite probe

Buildings Commissioner Eric Ulrich is reportedly part of an illegal gambling investigation

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Policy

Fleming, LaLota both promise to protect Social Security

In a forum hosted by City & State and AARP, both Long Island congressional candidates rejected a Republican proposal to sunset government programs.

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Independent spending dwarfs candidates fundraising for Congress, governor

New campaign fundraising data only offers so much clarity on the state of races that are dominated by millions of dollars of outside spending.

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City Council approves redistricting maps, and only one member is furious

After some drama, New York City may have its final council districts for the next decade.

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New York City Council backtracks on plans to fully end hybrid work

The staff union had pushed back, even as most city employees are in the office five days a week

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Student homelessness grows in New York City, even as school enrollment declines

Some 104,000 students didn’t have stable housing last year, according to a report from Advocates for Children of New York