Jimmy Van Bramer

New York City

Post-Amazon, New York’s tech sector is still growing

The business community worried that Amazon’s unfriendly reception could scare off future tech growth, but those fears haven’t been borne out, as other tech companies have added hundreds of jobs in New York City in recent weeks.

Andrew Cuomo

NY pols and Amazon blew up their deal by acting like themselves

How Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Amazon all contributed to the death of HQ2.


Amazon’s skimpy favors for the community infuriate City Council critics

In the City Council’s second hearing on Amazon’s enormous planned office in the neighborhood of Long Island City, the contentious debate continued.

New York City

How New York officials are responding to criticism of Amazon’s HQ2

While Amazon is playing offense, some of the staunchest supporters of the HQ2 deal are trying to play defense.

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

Rafael Salamanca on his biggest land use issues

New York City Councilman Rafael Salamanca talks Amazon, homelessness and jails.


The state Legislature is waking up to the importance of tech

State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Clyde Vanel plan to lead their colleagues in carefully regulating disruptive technologies.

New York City

The New York City Council didn’t mind being cut out before

The state has bypassed the New York City Council many times before for large development projects.

Andrew Cuomo

Who is for – and against – the Amazon deal

The online retailer’s move into Queens is dividing elected officials and influential groups.

Julia Salazar

Another Mario Cuomo bridge, endorsements, spending and back to school

Another Mario Cuomo bridge opens, endorsements, spending and back to school in This Week's Headlines.

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Dems backing IDC challengers are not violating the truce

Sources present for IDC state Senate reunification deal say it never applied to other Democrats.

Melinda Katz

The projects transforming Queens

Queens has rarely garnered as much attention as neighboring Manhattan or Brooklyn, but it is increasingly becoming a destination. Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest projects in the borough.

Melinda Katz

The next leaders of Queens

Who will be the next borough president and district attorney of Queens?

Joe Crowley

Have we seen the last of Joe Crowley?

Joe Crowley is still the Queens Democratic chairman, and with no heir apparent, he is expected to hold on to his other base of power – even if some Democrats think it’s time for a change.

New York City

Ocasio-Cortez’s victory is already reshaping New York politics

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory could shape New York’s political landscape


New York pols' coming out stories

How New York’s LGBT politicians revealed their sexuality, and what it meant for their politics

Jimmy Van Bramer

Schneiderman's downfall the talk of the Met Gala

While Eric Schneiderman’s political career came crashing down, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson was enjoying the perks of his new job at the Met Gala.