Melissa Mark-Viverito

New York City

By the numbers: New York City’s plan to close Rikers

It’s a major overhaul, here’s the breakdown in dollars and square feet.

New York State

Bad week for de Blasio and Cabán concedes

Rounding up the week’s political news.

New York City

Could MMV’s congressional run hand Rubén Díaz Sr. the seat?

The oversaturated pool of progressives could benefit the conservative cowboy-hatted councilman.

New York State

Melissa Mark-Viverito on why Puerto Rico’s revolution isn’t over yet

The former New York City Council speaker talks about the island’s recent uprising and why she’ll never be silenced.

New York City

NY lawmakers join the call for Puerto Rico’s governor to resign

Thousands protest Ricardo Rosselló after his heinous private chats were made public.

Campaigns & Elections

The free-for-all to replace Rep. Jose Serrano

New Yorkers are bound to see an intense race for New York’s 15th Congressional District, now that Rep. José E. Serrano has announced his retirement, here are all of the people gunning for his seat, and those who are still on the fence about entering the race.

Jumaane Williams

A June public advocate primary unlikely to see same candidates

Jumaane Williams’ win was too broad to suggest potential paths to victory for other Democrats

Jumaane Williams

Crowded field already forming for Williams’ council seat

Five candidates, including a Williams staffer, want to succeed the public advocate candidate.

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New York City

Jumaane Williams wins public advocate race, Eric Ulrich finishes second

Tracking the outcome of New York City's Feb. 26 public advocate special election to replace Letitia James.

congestion pricing

De Blasio endorsed congestion pricing. Now what?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are finally aligned on congestion pricing, but a few unanswered questions remain for congestion pricing’s future.

Letitia James

What does the New York City public advocate actually do?

The Public Advocate's office will be filled once again, here’s what Letitia James successor can expect.

Michael Blake

The endorsements for NYC public advocate candidates

Who has endorsed whom in the New York City public advocate special election? With candidates running on their own lines, recommendations may play a larger role.

Jumaane Williams

Is Jumaane Williams made of Teflon?

Why an array of criticisms being thrown at Jumaane Williams may not spook progressive voters.

New York City

Who’s trending in the NYC public advocate’s race?

A look at which New York City public advocate candidate got the biggest post-debate bump this week.

New York City

Fact-checking the second NYC public advocate debate

Evaluating the debate claims of the leading candidates in the New York City public advocate's race.