New York City

Survey: Queens voters felt good about ranked-choice voting

A new exit poll found that a majority of respondents were at least somewhat familiar with the new system before voting.

Campaigns & Elections

Southeast Queens hosts second ranked-choice special election

What you need to know about ranked-voting and the candidates running in New York City Council District 31.


Teamsters declare victory in Hunts Point strike

The produce workers who kept New York City fed during the pandemic finally see the fruits of their labor.


Greg Meeks, the diplomat

The Queens leader talks foreign policy, stimulus checks and Chris Collins’ pardon.

New York City

The US Open’s legacy in Northeast Queens: airplane noise

The Federal Aviation Administration has used a flight path to and from LaGuardia Airport that was designed to avoid disrupting the US Open, but disrupts locals.

Donovan Richards

(Probably) the next Queens BP

Donovan Richards on the NYPD budget, the HQ2 site and real estate money.

Campaigns & Elections

A fight for the progressive soul of Western Queens

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and DSA-backed Zohran Mamdani compete over the same platform in Astoria.

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New York State

New York political predictions for 2020

Six experts assess the Queens borough president race, the upcoming state legislative session and whether there will be any AOC-style upsets.

New York City

Queens machine backs Donovan Richards for borough president

Now that the Queens Democratic Party has weighed in, and one candidate dropped out, the race to replace Melinda Katz takes shape.


Cabán concedes to Katz in Queens DA race

Tiffany Cabán conceded defeat in the Democratic primary for Queens district attorney, paving the way for the establishment-backed Borough President Melinda Katz to be the party nominee and likely victory in November.

New York City

Katz claims victory in Queens DA primary

But there’s still 114 contested ballots left to contend with.


Katz claims victory in Queens DA race, with recount coming

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz declared victory with a 20-vote lead over Tiffany Cabán, who had declared victory in the Queens district attorney Democratic primary.

New York City

Rental protections, budget disagreements and a billion-dollar loser

Donald Trump is New York's billion-dollar loser, Queens DA Richard Brown dies and New York City fights rental protections in This Week's Headlines.