Interviews & Profiles

Interviews & Profiles

The fight for abortion rights in New York is not over

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi on why the state still has work to do on making abortions accessible.

Interviews & Profiles

Coordinating efforts to help Haiti after a devastating earthquake

City & State spoke with Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn on how she and others are sending aid to the island nation.

15th Anniversary

Fernando Ferrer talks about the nature of power

The former Bronx borough president weighed in on City & State’s lists and New York’s biggest political players of the past five years.

Interviews & Profiles

Former Rep. Max Rose: “The end of this movie was inevitable”

The former U.S. Army officer reflects on the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban.

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How AOC and the left reinvented NY politics

The young, diverse progressives she inspired are winning races and pushing out longtime incumbents.

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How Antonio Reynoso will approach being BP

The likely next leader of Brooklyn addresses rezonings, bike lanes and more.

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School’s out, New York City Council’s in for Rita Joseph

A Q&A with the teacher and presumptive Central Brooklyn council member.

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Tech:NYC leader reflects on tech sector’s growth over the past 5 years

Julie Samuels talks about her decision to step down from her post and the future of tech development in New York City.

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Vanessa Gibson sheds light on Bronx power

The Democratic borough president nominee discusses recent changes in the local political scene.

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The company improving internet access in NYC’s airports and tunnels

Boingo CEO Mike Finley discusses connecting JFK and LaGuardia to 5G service.

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‘She’s one of the brave ones.’ Yuh-Line Niou’s outspoken leadership style

She came to the Legislature as an insurgent, and she hasn’t lost that attitude.

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney wants more paid leave for federal employees

The Congress member’s Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act would impact 2.7 million workers.

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Liz Krueger, the reformer

The longtime state senator talks JCOPE reform and fixing the New York City Board of Elections.

Small Business

Bill pending Cuomo’s signature requires mandated savings plans for small-business employees

Employers with at least 10 workers would be required to offer the Secure Choice Program if the measure is signed into law.

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India Walton on her history-making campaign

Four-term Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown appeared to be a lock for reelection, but he made the crucial strategic error of ignoring a viable primary challenger before it was too late.

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Judicial nominee stands out on many fronts

City & State spoke with reform advocate Christopher Kang about New York public defender Eunice Lee, who among other things, would be the only Black woman on the Second Circuit if confirmed.

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Why Lindsey Boylan spoke up

She calls coming forward the “most terrible” experience of her life, but has she finally brought change to Albany?