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Richard Gottfried closes the book on more than half a century in office

The longest serving state legislator in New York talks about his 52 years in the Assembly as he readies for retirement

New York City

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

A federal judge ruled New York City will continue to control Rikers Island – for now.


Bill looks to improve housing assignments for transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex people in New York City jails

The legislation sponsored by City Council Member Keith Powers is aimed at giving some of the most vulnerable people in custody more say in securing housing that aligns with their gender identity.

News & Politics

How Trump 2024 could be radioactive for New York Republicans

Republican electeds run the gambit in their support for Trump’s presidential ambitions, but experts agree they should steer clear from the former president’s campaign launch.

Editor's Note

Editor's note: Turkey giveaways are as important as ever

Rising costs mean more constituents will be hoping for a free bird this year.


E-bike battery fires spike spurs New York City Council to rethink regulation

Lawmakers reconsidered how to best maintain safety without hurting disadvantaged workers' livelihoods.

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Hochul won her election, but at what cost?

Democrats may have kept hold of the governorship, but Gov. Kathy Hochul’s weak performance may have lost the party the House.

2022 general election

Reviewing Lee Zeldin’s focus on crime in New York City

A fact check on the Congress member and GOP candidate for governor’s strongest talking point.

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AOC and the Jan. 6 insurrectionist that doesn’t have a chance of beating her

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is likely to cruise her way to victory against Tina Forte, a small business owner who was at the riot and helped promote the conspiracy theories that led up to that day.


Asylum-seekers face legal challenges and backlogs in New York City

A struggling court system and shortage of legal assistance has left some newly arrived migrants floundering in the complicated process of applying for asylum.

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Assembly Member Mathylde Frontus’ reelection is in danger – but some Brooklyn Democrats aren’t eager to help

A former Democrat Alec Brook-Krasny is challenging her for the seat in a purple Assembly district plagued by petty drama.

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Hudson Valley Republicans are framing the fentanyl crisis as a border issue. Experts say that’s inaccurate.

Tying the opioid epidemic to sanctuary policies may be an effective political strategy, but calling them the main driver of the opioid crisis is false.