Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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

Personality

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

Personality

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.

Personality

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

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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Personality

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

How AOC and the left reinvented NY politics

The young, diverse progressives she inspired are winning races and pushing out longtime incumbents.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

How Antonio Reynoso will approach being BP

The likely next leader of Brooklyn addresses rezonings, bike lanes and more.

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