Interviews & Profiles

Interviews & Profiles

Is there still reason to hope that crypto can benefit New York?

In a Q&A, Assembly Member Clyde Vanel remains optimistic because the strong companies will survive this downturn.

Interviews & Profiles

Amy Paulin has big shoes to fill leading the Assembly Health Committee

In a Q&A, the newly elected chair said she has former Assembly Member Richard Gottfried on speed dial.

Interviews & Profiles

Brian Cunningham wants to talk to the policy critics too

After getting elected to his first full term, the Crown Heights Assembly member talked recidivism, mental health and maternal health.

Interviews & Profiles

Looking back at Giuliani’s rise and fall

Ken Frydman, the former New York City mayor’s 1993 campaign press secretary and consultant on a new CNN documentary series about Giuliani, discusses what happened to "America’s Mayor."

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Ingrid Lewis-Martin is NYC’s higher power

“When they go low? We drill for oil.” She’s a Christian chaplain, Eric Adams’ closest adviser – and no one is crossing her.

Exit interviews

Steven Cymbrowitz cautions against legislating on Zoom

The 20-year Assembly veteran is leaving the state Legislature proud of his work on housing and Holocaust education. He called for more congeniality in Albany.

Exit interviews

Sue Serino advises governing by listening

After losing a competitive reelection campaign against her colleague, Serino acknowledged the impact of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

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Exit interviews

Assembly Member Peter Abbate Jr. misses the old Albany

The Brooklyn Assembly member reflects on three-plus decades in the state Legislature.

Exit interviews

Phil Boyle set his own term limits

The Long Island Republican resigned last month to lead the Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corp.

Exit interviews

Mathylde Frontus has never been able to take her seat for granted

The two-term Brooklyn Assembly member narrowly lost to Republican Alec Brook-Krasny in this year’s election.


A look at Cathy Nolan’s trailblazing legacy

As one of the youngest women to serve in the Legislature when she started in 1984, the Assembly Member talks about the coalition building and leadership roles she took on before her upcoming retirement.

Exit interviews

Yuh-Line Niou helped to usher in a new era in the New York Legislature

Niou gave up her Assembly seat to run for Congress, but she’ll continue to represent her community in “a lot of different ways.” Whether that could mean a future run for office is unclear.

Interviews & Profiles

Alessandra Biaggi gave up her state Senate seat. She has no regrets.

After an unsuccessful run for Congress, Biaggi will attend Harvard Divinity School. Will she run for office again? “Probably yes.”