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The Adams administration is already looking at revamping outdated industrial zoning through its City of Yes zoning text amendment.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

News & Politics

Politics

Here’s how politicians are reacting to Inna Vernikov’s arrest

Gov. Kathy Hochul, City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, state Sen. Brad Hoylman-Sigal and other politicians have weighed in.

News & Politics

Politics

Council Member Inna Vernikov arrested on gun charge

The Republican from Brooklyn turned herself in and was charged with criminal possession of a firearm after she openly carried a pistol to a college protest, in violation of state gun laws.

Heard Around Town

Politics

GOP City Council candidate Ying Tan gets support from an unlikely donor

Democrat Susan Zhuang still leads fundraising in the three-way race for the southern Brooklyn City Council seat, with a $100,000 cash-on-hand advantage.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Paladino continues to outraise Avella in Queens council race

Democratic former state Sen. Tony Avella is trying again for the seat in a repeat election against Paladino.

Immigration

Politics

Council speaker: City is ‘running out of room’ for migrants

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams told reporters the city should be honest with asylum-seekers about the difficulty of finding shelter.

New York City Council

Politics

Council members accuse City Hall of telling contractors to stay away from Council hearing

None of the city contractors invited to testify bothered to show up to the hearing. Council Members Julie Won and Gale Brewer blamed the Adams administration.

Personality

Personality

Yusef Salaam never lost his infinite hope

The likely New York City Council member campaigned in poetry. Now he must learn to govern in prose.

Labor

Politics

City Council backs striking Hollywood unions

The Council passed non-binding resolutions demanding Hollywood studios negotiate with striking actors and writers.