Interviews & Profiles

Luis Miranda Jr.: Elected officials need to improve outreach to Latino voters

The veteran political consultant reviewed the results of his own poll of Latino New Yorkers and urged for better communication from politicians.

Campaigns & Elections

‘All hands on deck’: Democrats, unions rally behind Berger in special election

Democrat Sam Berger has outraised and outspent Republican David Hirsch in the Queens Assembly special election, but insiders said Hirsch could succeed – in part by playing on frustrations about the migrant crisis.


Commentary: Apocalyptic Eric

Why does the mayor of New York City insist that New York City is doomed?


Top DOC lawyer Paul Shechtman resigns

Shechtman’s decision to quietly step down last week suggests DOC Commissioner Louis Molina’s legal arguments may not even pass the smell test with his own lawyers.

New York State

Port Authority hires Philadelphia police commissioner for security post

Danielle Outlaw was the first Black woman to lead Philadelphia’s police department.

New York State

Corporate delay tactics are clouding union wins in New York

Labor unions bear the brunt of these aggressive maneuvers. How will they fight back?

2024 New York congressional battleground

Who’s running against Anthony D’Esposito in NY-4?

A current state senator and a former Olympic figure skater are among those looking to unseat the Republican incumbent in this purple district on Long Island.


New York City Council is getting younger – defying national trends

More candidates want to and are able to run competitive City Council elections.

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Divisions within oversight agency may imperil lawsuit against DOC

The mayor’s new appointees could shift the balance of power on the Board of Correction, leading the watchdog agency to abandon its lawsuit against DOC.


MENA candidates have had several wins in New York – and more close calls

While there have been breakthrough successes, more MENA candidates have been trying for elected office in recent years.


Landlord group was one of biggest spenders on lobbyists last year

The group “Homeowners for an Affordable New York” paid $1.4 million to a single lobbying firm to fight “good cause” eviction protections.


Inside DSA deliberations on Juan Ardila’s Assembly seat

An endorsement forum is expected next month that could have a major influence on the primary race to oust the incumbent.

New York State

The fight to recognize the MENA identity

New York considers Middle Eastern and North African individuals to be white. A new bill would change that.

New York City

The politics of visiting Israel aren’t stuck in the ’90s

New York’s Arab population has grown since then and has begun to assert its political influence.


Brooklyn Democrats appear alongside Curtis Sliwa at rally against migrant shelter

State Sen. Roxanne Persaud warned the proposed shelter could expose asylum-seekers to unsafe conditions, while Sliwa railed against “illegal aliens.”