Interviews & Profiles

Interviews & Profiles

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.

Interviews & Profiles

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.

Interviews & Profiles

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.


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.

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What Assembly Member Jessica González-Rojas saw at Rikers

Queens legislators are calling on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Kathy Hochul and prosecutors to take immediate steps to address overcrowding on Rikers Island.

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Andrew Giuliani is banking on name recognition in a long shot run for governor

The former mayor’s son may have worked for Trump, but that might not be enough for GOP voters.

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NYC’s emergency management commissioner is planning for the next storm

John Scrivani talks about 9/11, the recent floods and the threat that keeps him up at night.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.