Opinion: Do Jews still have a place in progressive politics?

If Republicans cut loose their white supremacist reactionaries while progressives continue to deny Israel’s right to exist, American Jews’ votes could shift rightward.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Who’s running in NY-17 in 2024?

Incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Lawler is in national Democrats’ crosshairs, but he’s pulled off impressive victories more than once.


Hochul to abandon required construction mandates in ambitious housing plan

The governor is backing off the requirement in a policy which has had little legislative support, and as Democrats face competitive and consequential elections in 2024.


Mayor Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Letitia James? New York’s most chaotic possible futures

You thought the fighting between Cuomo and de Blasio was bad? Just imagine these nightmare scenarios.

Heard Around Town

Brianna Suggs no longer fundraising for Eric Adams campaign

Suggs, whose home was raided as part of a federal investigation into Mayor Eric Adams’ 2021 campaign, will stay on the 2025 campaign in another role.

Interviews & Profiles

How George Santos infiltrated the Nassau County GOP

A new book “The Fabulist” explores the “Very American Legend” of the grifter who is now a household name.

Albany Agenda

Democratic socialists look to make inroads in the Bronx

The DSA plans to endorse challenges to incumbent Assembly Member Michael Benedetto in the East Bronx. They’re also eyeing seats in Queens and Central Brooklyn.


Claire Cousin wants to be part of the NY Legislature’s progressive bloc

The lefty challenger to Assembly Member Didi Barrett got the Working Families Party’s early backing – and she’s demanding to be taken seriously.


AOC, other progressives call on Columbia University to reinstate pro-Palestine groups

Members of Congress, state legislators and City Council members are asking the Ivy League university to reinstate Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace, which were suspended following an unauthorized protest.


Opinion: A new congressional map in New York for 2024? A big ‘if’ and ‘when’

The state’s highest court heard arguments this week in a case that will determine whether the Independent Redistricting Commission can produce a new map of congressional districts.

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Hochul again praises Jacobs at Democrats’ state committee meeting

The governor is standing by the state Democratic Party chair in the face of losses on Long Island.

New York City

Wu-Tang Clan honored by City Council, Mayor Eric Adams in past week

Nov. 15 will be known as “Ol’ Dirty Bastard Day” for the late Staten Island hip-hop group member.


NY lawmakers speak at DC rally in support of Israel

Rep. Ritchie Torres, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Sen. Chuck Schumer were among the national leaders who spoke in support of Israel’s right to defend itself amid the ongoing war.

Interviews & Profiles

Nydia Velázquez: ‘I have never supported a war resolution’

The New York took a break from Somos to talk about the reverberations of the Israel-Hamas war.


The latest from Somos 2023

Whether you’re in San Juan or not, keep up with the gossip from New York’s buzziest event of the year.


Despite losses on Long Island, Hochul is optimistic Dems will ‘get it right’ in 2024

At Somos, Brooklyn Dems Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn thanked the governor for keeping New York blue.