New York City

Excelsior Newsletter

How does NYC’s waste management system work?

Garbage, recycling and private carting companies.

Campaigns & Elections

Big outside spending didn’t always buy success in NYC’s June primaries

Eric Adams may have gotten a lot of help from super PACs, but Kathryn Garcia was propelled by newspaper endorsements.


Could the delta variant complicate the coming NYC school year?

Less than 1% of summer classrooms have been impacted by positive cases. Health experts disagree on how schools should handle quarantines.


When’s the congestion pricing check going to arrive?

The MTA’s progress on New York City road tolling is moving about as fast as Lower Manhattan traffic at rush hour.

Interviews & Profiles

The company improving internet access in NYC’s airports and tunnels

Boingo CEO Mike Finley discusses connecting JFK and LaGuardia to 5G service.

This Week's Headline

Adams makes the rounds and COVID-19 numbers inch up

Rounding up the week’s political news.

Campaign Confidential

Which endorsements really mattered?

And more coverage of key 2021 races


NYC Council approves $4 million for AAPI organizations

The funds are aimed toward a diverse group of New Yorkers facing poverty and barriers to accessing services.

Campaign Confidential

The game-changing endorsements of the primaries

These supporters weren’t just a name on a list.

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Where subway performance stands at the end of the MTA emergency

A look at key performance indicators at the beginning and end of the MTA’s four-year state of emergency.


The Eric Adams after-party

What do you do when you’ve basically won the race for New York City mayor, but inauguration is six months away? Get your ear pierced at Claire’s.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: Why ticker tape parades are so important in New York

Last week’s procession in honor of essential workers proves that this long-standing tradition should last.

Energy & Environment

How New York can prepare for flooding

The most recent flash floods to hit New York City’s streets and subways shows the long work ahead to prepare for more extreme weather.

Campaigns & Elections

New York City’s most surprising primary results

The unexpected winners, from Brad Lander to Vito Fossella.

Campaigns & Elections

Eric Adams declared winner in New York City mayoral race

Kathryn Garcia failed to catch up in the ranked-choice tallies.