New York City

Politics

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.

Jumaane Williams

Politics

Public advocate candidates blitz de Blasio and Amazon, draw distinctions

Takeaways from the second official New York City public advocate debate ahead of the Feb. 26 special election.

New York City

Politics

Who DOESN'T want to be mayor?

The candidates for New York City Public Advocate are trying to convince us they're not running for mayor.

Jumaane Williams

Politics

Fact-checking the NYC public advocate debate

Fact-checking the NYC public advocate debate, including assertions by Jumaane Williams, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Nomiki Konst and others.

CUNY

Opinion

City Council underfunds CUNY Mexican Studies Institute

CUNY Mexican Studies Institute should be funded as much as its Puerto Rican and Dominican counterparts.

New York City

Politics

What to watch for in the public advocate debate

The New York City public advocate special election race has narrowed as candidates try to separate themselves in the first debate.

New York State

Policy

Will recreational pot freeze out people of color – again?

Minority businesses were neglected in the rollout of medical marijuana, will recreational pot freeze them out again?.

Corey Johnson

Personality

Is Corey Johnson already mayor?

The New York City Council speaker on his first year as Bill de Blasio’s foil.

New York City

Politics

Who has the most cash already to run for public advocate?

A look at the campaign finances on hand for the New York City Public Advocate race.

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Politics

Public advocate candidates feud over hypothetical weed tax revenue

New York City Public Advocate candidates Melissa Mark-Viverito and Refael Espinal have opinions on how a marijuana tax should be spent.

New York City

Politics

Which actors should play which NYC politicians?

If you made a movie about New York City government, who would be in your dream cast?

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Politics

NYC public advocate race the talk of Somos

Jumaane Williams, Michael Blake and Melissa Mark-Viverito are hot topics at the Puerto Rico conference.

New York City

Policy

Will disadvantaged communities miss out on the marijuana ‘gold rush’?

Marijuana advocates and New York policymakers on the equity and regulation challenges and opportunities that come with legalizing recreational marijuana.

New York City

Policy

Lippman Commission calls for expanding supervised release

Bail reform stalled in the state Legislature this year despite a push from the grassroots to the governor, but the Lippman criminal justice commission is releasing a report saying that New York City doesn’t have to wait until next year to keep more New Yorkers out of jail.

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Opinion

Letter to the editor: It's Puerto Ricans' turn to help others

Puerto Ricans here paved the way for mandating bilingual education, defeating discriminatory voter provisions, pushing for the establishment of the Civilian Complaint Review Board and establishing the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. As now an established and long-standing community that to a great extent has opened doors for immigrant and migrant communities, we have a moral obligation to extend our support to them as they chart their path.

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