Interviews & Profiles

Special Reports

How cultural institutions are reinvigorating post-pandemic life in New York City

An interview with Laurie Cumbo, commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Special Reports

New York celebrates 100 years of state parks

An interview with Randy Simons, acting commissioner of the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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C. Virginia Fields’ retirement plan: Being a voice for civic engagement

The former City Council member and Manhattan borough president discusses what’s next after stepping down as CEO of the health advocacy nonprofit Black Health in an interview with City & State.

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Making history as the ‘right person at the right time’

A Q&A with Charles Gibbs, the incoming president of the Metropolitan College of New York.


Bringing a new look to affordable housing

A Q&A with Jeremy Kohomban of The Children’s Village on the nonprofit’s latest development.

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Matos Rodríguez: ‘Our objective is to have campuses free of hate’

The City University of New York chancellor discussed what comes next after a spring of protests and how he’s working to boost enrollment.

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New York City’s plan to invest millions in LGBTQ+ services

During Pride Month, Chief Equity Officer Sideya Sherman talked about NYC Unity Project, the Family Acceptance Program and budget challenges facing HIV services.

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Jamaal Bowman has given up on changing minds. Turnout is his only hope.

The Democratic primary between Bowman and George Latimer could come down to voter turnout in a handful of Westchester County cities.

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The evolution of Ritchie Torres

“I didn’t leave the progressive movement; the progressive movement left me.”