Interviews & Profiles

Interviews & Profiles

When the past is prologue, what becomes of Vito Fossella’s future?

The Staten Island Republican starts anew 13 years after a scandal ended his promising congressional career.

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Bill Chong on his legacy at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

The outgoing commissioner discussed the agency’s new app, its commitment to antiracism and supporting youth through the pandemic.

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How Karen Persichilli Keogh became secretary to the governor

A 2003 phone call between Kathy Hochul and Hillary Clinton cemented the relationship between the now-governor and her most important hire.

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A Q&A with New York City Council Member-elect Linda Lee

The incoming eastern Queens City Council member is not a fan of defunding the police and congestion pricing.

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Laura Curran appeals to the center-right for reelection

If she loses, it might be because Democrats were apathetic to the Nassau County executive.

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Ariel Palitz wants YOU to go out tonight

The Office of Nightlife is working to recuperate the city’s after-hours ecosystem of bars and clubs.

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Brian Benjamin on his first month in office

The lieutenant governor talks about his positive presence in Harlem, increasing diversity in state government and the missteps in his career.

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David Imamura gives us the redistricting tea

No it’s not a failure that the Independent Redistricting Commission is divided along partisan lines or if the Legislature throws out the maps, he thanks you very much.

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For Assembly Member Kenny Burgos, what happens at Rikers is personal

The Bronxite represents the district that includes the jail complex and chairs the Committee on Reentry and Transitional Services.

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Wait a second, is Curtis Sliwa making sense?

As a Never Trumper running against a former cop, the Republican candidate for New York City mayor isn’t finding many allies.

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Rossana Rosado on serving the immigrant community

The secretary of state describes the responsibility of being one of the most powerful Latinas in New York.

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Carmelyn Malalis resurrected the NYC Commission on Human Rights

After almost seven years with the commission, Malalis is stepping down and reflecting on her legacy.

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Rep. Antonio Delgado walks an ideological tightrope to reelection

He has avoided hot-button issues and focused on local problems to avoid alienating his rural district.

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Brooklyn Kindergarten Society welcomes students back to school

Melisha Jackman, the nonprofit’s executive director, discusses the first week of school and how they weathered the pandemic.

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Taxi drivers call for debt relief at City Hall protest

A medallion owner said the city’s current plan isn’t enough to help drivers like him out of underwater loans.

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Karines Reyes on powering up the NY Hero Act

In a Q&A, the Assembly member talked about how much easier it’s been to work with Gov. Kathy Hochul.