Interviews & Profiles

Interviews & Profiles

A Q&A with New York City Council LGBTQ Caucus Co-Chairs Tiffany Cabán and Crystal Hudson

The two council members talk about why the group’s diversity is a strength, and what they want to see from the Adams administration.

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Monique Chandler-Waterman talks Albany priorities and her next election

The winner of the 58th Assembly District special election is set to be sworn in next week, but she’ll have to win next month’s primary if she wants to keep serving in 2023.

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Peoples-Stokes: I’m disappointed in how America allows racism to continue

The Assembly majority leader discusses the aftermath of the Buffalo mass shooting and impact on her community.

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Melinda Katz says she’s ignoring the political winds

A Q&A with the Queens district attorney who had Gov. Kathy Hochul's ear on bail reform.

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Former NYC jails boss advocates for federal takeover of Rikers Island

Vincent Schiraldi: “If my son or daughter were incarcerated or worked at Rikers Island, I'd want a receivership.”

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Serving as NYC’s doctor while meeting Eric Adams’ expectations

Ashwin Vasan walks a fine line between sound public health policy and “getting stuff done.”

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Creating broadband access for NYCHA residents that’s essentially free

Internet service for public housing residents would be covered in part by a federal subsidy.

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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.