New York City Council


Justin Brannan knows what it takes for Democrats to win in Bay Ridge

To survive reelection in southern Brooklyn, Brannan is focusing on constituent service and pragmatic politics.


The City Council shot down Eric Adams’ veto on housing vouchers. Now what?

For the first time since the Bloomberg years, the council voted to override a mayoral veto. Council members said a package of bills expanding access to housing vouchers is a crucial step in addressing the housing crisis.


Opinion: The New York City Council must override Adams' vetoes and increase housing voucher access

Significant policy reforms for addressing the homelessness crisis are at stake.


The fiscal year 2024 New York City budget, by the numbers

The $107 billion budget deal is the largest in city history, but features spending cuts.

Interviews & Profiles

Beating the Barron: a Q&A with council candidate Chris Banks

It was Banks’ fourth time running against Council Member Charles Barron, or his wife, in East New York.


Mayor, City Council head for likely veto showdown over expanding housing vouchers

Mayor Eric Adams vetoed a package of bills expanding access to housing vouchers, but the City Council is prepared to vote to override the veto.


As fires rage on, city looks to further regulate lithium-ion batteries

There’s been a massive increase in fires, and deaths in New York City relating to bad batteries used in some e-bikes.

Campaign Confidential

Could a white guy win in a City Council district meant to unite Asian voters?

Neither Republican candidate in New York City Council District 43, Vito LaBella and Ying Tan, live within its borders.

Campaign Confidential

Yusef Salaam doesn’t know the City Council. He says that’s a good thing.

A Q&A with the newcomer to local politics, who’s running for a Harlem council seat against two experienced elected officials.

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Some NYC Council members didn’t disclose their free tour of Israel

Conflicts of Interest Board filings show other elected officials have been traveling as well.


Why can’t New York City fill vacancies? Council bill would ask departing employees

New City Council data shows the Department of Small Business Services, Department of Buildings and Department of Investigation with highest vacancy rates.