Interviews & Profiles

New York State

What the leader of the SUNY Student Assembly thinks about Jim Malatras

Bradley Hershenson says students are ready to help lead efforts to find a new chancellor at a pivotal time for public colleges.

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MWBE developers aim sky high with Affirmation Tower

The creators discuss their plans for constructing the first African American-owned skyscraper in New York City.

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James Whelan wants to start converting commercial real estate into housing ASAP

The Real Estate Board of New York President discussed repurposing hotels and other properties left vacant by the pandemic.

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Rep. Mondaire Jones has his eye on the filibuster

The Hudson Valley member of Congress talked progress on student loan debt and voting rights.

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Assembly Member Amy Paulin explains how to get hundreds of bills signed into law

She’s one of the most prolific lawmakers in Albany, and the Westchester Democrat is showing no signs of slowing down.

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George Latimer isn’t running for governor, but his DMs are open for LG

The Westchester County exec discussed how he got reelected in the ‘burbs and how Democrats can change their messaging.

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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.