New York State

Cannabis agency head out following bombshell report

Office of Cannabis Management executive director Christopher Alexander will leave the beleaguered agency in September, as Gov. Kathy Hochul tries to get the agency on firmer footing.


How New York is addressing its affordable housing crisis

Local and state leaders at City & State’s 2024 Affordable Housing summit weighed in on efforts underway to build more, while protecting tenants and homeowners.


NYPD still racking up overtime and mum on social media posts

The New York City Council criticized police leaders for fiscal mismanagement and “unprofessional” posts.


NYPD still racking up overtime and mum on social media posts

The New York City Council criticized police leaders for fiscal mismanagement and “unprofessional” posts.

New York City

More baby changing stations have been installed at New York City parks

The city is ahead of schedule in its goal to equip nearly every parks bathroom by 2027.


Opinion: Where is the vision from New York’s leaders?

Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul should pursue transformative policies like free universal child care, a Social Housing Development Authority and tuition-free public education at CUNY and SUNY schools.

Albany Agenda

Judge tosses abortion rights measure from November ballot

Democrats had been pushing the state constitutional amendment that would protect abortion rights and other civil rights


Opinion: Serial speeders are killing New Yorkers. It’s time to slow them down.

A proposed bill would require “speed limiter” devices to be installed on serial speeders’ vehicles, stopping them from going more than 5 mph over the speed limit.

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Homeless and social services funding cuts reexamined by City Council

Amid a period of heightened tension between the mayor and the council, the final stretch of the budget process begins with a theatrical introduction.


More than two-thirds of protesters arrested at Columbia and City College released with summonses

The majority of protesters have been released with summonses, but Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is charging 46 Columbia protesters with trespassing and 22 City College protesters with burglary.


Staten Island secession? A new IBO report studies the age-old question

“Any serious study of how secession would play out proves that citizens of an independent Staten Island would end up paying more for less,” said Council Member Justin Brannan, who requested the study.

Heard Around Town

Report: Nail salon technicians have higher rate of reproductive health issues

The study comes as proposed legislation would create protections for these workers, typically Asian and Latin American immigrants already subject to poor working conditions.

Special Reports

An unthinkable turnaround has happened at New York City’s airports

The Port Authority has poured billions into renovating and rebuilding three key gateways into the city.

Special Reports

The drone industry is booming in Central New York

A military presence in Syracuse and a grant funding program have helped companies start up and thrive.