Heard Around Town

Politics

Amanda Farías’ historic appointment as New York City Council majority leader gets promoted a week late

The delay comes after the news was overshadowed by the sudden demotion of her predecessor in the role, Council Member Keith Powers.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Adrienne Adams reelected council speaker; Farías in, Powers out as majority leader

Adams was unanimously reelected, and a shakeup in the majority leader role added Amanda Farías to the leadership slate.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Ari Kagan’s exit interview: ‘I’m staying in the Republican Party.’

The outgoing New York City Council member said he has already had many job offers for his next stop.

New York City

Policy

NYPD opposes more stringent reporting requirements in POST Act

One proposal to clarify the surveillance technology transparency law “would be extremely harmful to the functioning of the department,” one official said.

New York City Council

Policy

NYC Council mulls removing limits to street vendor licenses

At a hearing Wednesday, council members discussed how to legitimize vendors as small businesses.

Budget

Policy

NYC Council grills Adams admin budget director on proposed cuts

The council held a hearing to push back on City Hall’s budget projections.

Winners & Losers

Personality

Meet the new City Council members

Whether they unseated an incumbent or took charge of a national conversation, each disrupted the norm in their newly redrawn districts.

Politics

Politics

Council staff union stages silent protest during stated meeting to push for fair contract

The union wants the pace of negotiating a brand-new contract to pick up after roughly 18 months of bargaining.

Events

Policy

Christine Quinn: ‘The best job I’ve ever had was being on the City Council’

The former Speaker spoke to New York’s newest leaders at City & State’s annual City Council Retreat.

New York City

Policy

City Council examines how to help migrant students in hearing

The Immigration and Education committees will review the impacts of shelter limits and other issues.

Economic Development

Politics

NYC must create new industrial development plan under council bill

The Adams administration is already looking at revamping outdated industrial zoning through its City of Yes zoning text amendment.

2023 elections

Politics

2023 New York City Council general election results

Follow the latest results from all the races to watch.

Eric Adams

Politics

Why isn’t Eric Adams endorsing many City Council candidates?

The mayor has only endorsed two of the Democratic Council members facing tough re-election fights against Republican challengers.

2023 elections

Politics

Election Day primer: What to know about New York’s top races

From the New York City Council to key county executive races across the state, catch up on what you need to know before voting.

2023 elections

Politics

Ahead of close election, Brooklyn Dems chair turns on Democratic City Council member

The cold war between Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn and Justin Brannan has turned hot, and Brannan is now threatening to sue the party chair for defamation.

Heard Around Town

Policy

Report highlights work of women-majority NYC Council

The New Majority NYC is touting legislation addressing domestic violence and abortion among other initiatives.

Policy

Policy

City Council hearing features fiery discussion of migrant shelters

A lack of fire alarms and fire suppression systems has prevented some shelters from housing asylum-seekers, frustrating City Hall and council members.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Labor to spend big on Brannan in contested southern Brooklyn race against Kagan

With labor support and volunteers, Council Member Justin Brannan brushes off rift with Brooklyn Democratic Party leadership.