Interviews & Profiles

Albany Agenda

Maria Torres-Springer on why she’s ‘extremely grateful’ to Kathy Hochul

The New York City deputy mayor for housing said the governor has included all the city’s priorities in her budget proposal. The next hurdle is convincing lawmakers.

Personality

Byron Brown highlights need for predictable state funding

In a Q&A, the Buffalo mayor talked about his budget testimony and his political future.

Interviews & Profiles

Damian Williams is taking on public corruption, pushing for federal oversight at Rikers and telling dad jokes

The first Black person to lead the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Williams is reforming the office and addressing the pitfalls of the criminal justice system.

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‘Now I’m part of the statistic’ Assembly Member Jessica González-Rojas talks pedestrian safety

The Queens progressive was hit by a car on Jan. 4, and she said she’s more determined now to pursue street safety legislation.

Interviews & Profiles

Charles and Inez Barron on their exit from politics (for now)

A conversation with the Black radical political movement’s power couple as they look back on 22 years in elected office.

Interviews & Profiles

Ari Kagan’s exit interview: ‘I’m staying in the Republican Party.’

The outgoing New York City Council member said he has already had many job offers for his next stop.

New York City

In an exit interview, Marjorie Velázquez doesn’t regret Bruckner Boulevard rezoning vote

The outgoing New York City Council member got a lot done in a short time, including permanent outdoor dining.

Personality

Steve Bellone on how Republicans took over on Long Island

The centrist Democrat will step down as Suffolk County executive at the end of this year. He’s throwing support behind Tom Suozzi and George Latimer on the way out.

Personality

Ensuring continuity for migrant students in New York City schools

As a former teacher, New York City Council Member Rita Joseph knows a thing or two about how to best support students.