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Celebs

Mark Ruffalo is obsessed with NY politics

The Hulk takes his cues from a former Ithaca Assembly member, will show up at the Capitol to talk about fracking and wanted you to “Leave It Blank” for Palestine.

Heard Around Town

Epstein to declare run for Council

The Assembly member is seeking to represent District 2 with endorsements from former Council members Margarita Lopez and Rosie Mendez, local leaders and tenant association presidents.

News & Politics

Climate advocates plan to spend against incumbents blocking NY HEAT Act

The Spring Street Climate Political Fund is targeting Assembly Members Didi Barrett and Michael Benedetto, who are facing left-wing primary challengers.

Personality

State Sen. Kevin Parker’s most notable eruptions

A hot temper continues to cause trouble for Brooklyn legislator Kevin Parker.

Heard Around Town

Hochul admin touts drop in gun violence in urban areas outside NYC

In many regions of the state, officials said there were significant reductions in shootings.

Albany Agenda

First $3.6 million in New York campaign matching funds headed out the door

Three dozen candidates were part of the first disbursement of public campaign cash approved last week

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Protests

Tracking campus protests in New York

The “Gaza solidarity encampment” at Columbia university inspired similar pro-Palestinian demonstrations at campuses across the country. Here’s where they are in New York.

Albany Agenda

Will Manhattan Democratic Party boss Keith Wright start a political dynasty or trigger a rebellion?

Wright’s son is running to represent the 70th Assembly District, and the primary election could become a proxy battle for Wright’s rivals in the county party.

Heard Around Town

Adams’ message to challengers: ‘Don’t worry about me’

The mayor defended his record against criticism from primary opponent state Sen. Zellnor Myrie.

News & Politics

Bowman and Latimer spar over Israel and public safety in first debate

The two candidates in the closely-watched primary race debated issues ranging from the war in Gaza to flood recovery funding.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: José Bayona takes a break from politics

He was a key player on Eric Adams’ first mayoral campaign who rose to become one of the highest ranking Latinos in city government.

Campaigns & Elections

Heastie visits incumbents facing left-wing primary challenges

In recent weeks, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has hosted in-district events with Assembly Members Didi Barrett, Michael Benedetto and Stefani Zinerman – who are all fighting off primary challenges backed by the WFP or DSA.

News & Politics

Appellate court agrees that state ethics commission is unconstitutional

Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sued the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government to prevent it from investigating his $5 million book deal.