Interviews & Profiles

Interviews & Profiles

Q&A: The Black Car Fund’s push to secure benefits for drivers

The nonprofit wants legislation renewed that added dental exams, cleanings and vision coverage for its members.

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Fighting for the wage protections of NY’s construction workers

City & State caught up with Kevin Elkins, political action director at the New York City District Council of Carpenters, about the union’s successful resistance to a tax incentive for real estate developers.

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Making a case for how New York can reach its climate goals

As state Climate Action Council hearings solicit public input statewide, National Grid New York President Rudy Wynter discusses a new report where the company details ways the state can reach its ambitious climate goals.

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A Q&A with the new head of The New York Foundling

Melanie Hartzog, a former New York City deputy mayor, discussed the arc of her career and moving back to the nonprofit world.

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Does David Banks stand a chance against the bureaucracy?

The New York City schools chancellor is committed to cutting through red tape.

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Chris Smalls wants to see the Amazon Labor Union go national

The founder of the history-making union discusses the advantages of grassroots organizing and upcoming fights with the behemoth company.

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How CUNY helped New York City get through the pandemic

Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez discusses hosting COVID-19 vaccination sites and getting back to in-person classes.

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DiNapoli: New York City and state’s recovery is falling behind

State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office has been tracking the pandemic’s impact on a variety of key sectors.

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Diana Reyna on her campaign for lieutenant governor as Tom Suozzi’s running mate

The former Brooklyn deputy offers Suozzi a not-so-secret weapon as she aims to become the first Latina ever elected to statewide office.

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City Council Member Inna Vernikov on the war in Ukraine, Putin and Trump

The newly minted Brooklyn council member, who was born in Ukraine, talks about how she’s helping Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion and their relatives in New York.

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Q&A: Carting trash during the challenges of COVID-19

Dominic Monopoli, head of 110-year-old Filco Carting, discussed how being nimble helped his family business survive the pandemic.

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Legislation provides incentives to address nursing shortage in NYS

The “Respect Nurses” Act offers loan forgiveness, among other benefits, to encourage New Yorkers to pursue nursing careers.

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Jason Myles Clark steps in to lead Tech:NYC

The new executive director talked about workforce development and championing the city’s tech sector.

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The evolution of Carl Heastie

The Assembly speaker’s collaborative approach has prevented any progressive challengers from emerging.

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How the MTA meets its diverse contracting goals in the era of COVID-19

Michael Garner, the MTA’s chief diversity officer, discusses how the agency’s minority- and women-owned business program has met the challenges of the pandemic in an interview with City & State.

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Alvin Bragg’s tough first month as Manhattan DA

For this historic, progressive prosecutor, rolling out his new agenda hasn’t gone smoothly.