News & Politics

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


A look at Cathy Nolan’s trailblazing legacy

As one of the youngest women to serve in the Legislature when she started in 1984, the Assembly Member talks about the coalition building and leadership roles she took on before her upcoming retirement.

Exit interviews

Yuh-Line Niou helped to usher in a new era in the New York Legislature

Niou gave up her Assembly seat to run for Congress, but she’ll continue to represent her community in “a lot of different ways.” Whether that could mean a future run for office is unclear.

Interviews & Profiles

Alessandra Biaggi gave up her state Senate seat. She has no regrets.

After an unsuccessful run for Congress, Biaggi will attend Harvard Divinity School. Will she run for office again? “Probably yes.”

Heard Around Town

Zellnor Myrie and Diana Richardson are engaged

The state Senator and former Assembly member from Brooklyn made it official at the Somos Puerto Rico conference, sources say.


Women at the helm of New York City’s uniformed agencies

The first female commissioner of the Department of Correction was also the first woman to head a major city agency in 1914.


How three new moms are changing the New York City Council

Three of the City Council’s new members have become first-time mothers over the past year. They’re ready to do more for mothers and other caregivers in New York City.


State Senator-elect Jack Martins on why Long Island went red

The Republican who unseated state Sen. Anna Kaplan said his perspective on many things has shifted since he last worked in Albany.


Joe Pinion on why he won’t be counted out in the race against Schumer

The odds are against the conservative TV host as he vies for a seat in the U.S. Senate – but Pinion, the first Black, major party candidate for Senate in New York, remains steadfast in his campaign efforts to unseat Chuck Schumer.


New York City’s forgotten labor stronghold

Staten Island is the city’s most unionized borough – and the home of many labor leaders.

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The best political costumes for Halloween in New York

Run don’t walk to your nearest Spirit Halloween before they sell out.


Latrice Walker: Eric Adams’ crime summit was ‘a real discussion’

In a Q&A, the Assembly member downplayed bail reform as a political liability for Democrats.

New York City

Eric Adams’ highest-paid lieutenants wield the power of City Hall

Here are the deputy mayors, senior advisers and high-level staffers who earn more than $200K.


A Q&A with new Campaign Finance Board Executive Director Beth Rotman

She’s taking on the “impossible job” – and will give out millions in public funding.

Political Personalities with Skye

Freelancers Union head Rafael Espinal takes us on a tour of the Hub in Industry City

The new location will serve as a place for freelancers to co-work and collaborate, while learning the resources available to them

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: Could mask-only subway cars make everyone happy?

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision to repeal New York’s public transit mask mandate left some vulnerable people stressed about COVID-19 risks. What if they had a special spot on the train?