New York City

Politics

How the hell did Monserrate win?

Previously guilty of corruption and domestic abuse, he still has local support. But he’s far from a power broker.

Polly Trottenberg

Policy

Trottenberg on the BQX, speed cameras and who owns the subway

New York City transportation commissioner Polly Trottenberg weighs in on the BQX, speed cameras and who owns the subway.

IDC

Politics

How to beat a former member of the Independent Democratic Conference

Ex-IDC senators all face challenges, but is anti-IDC sentiment strong enough to knock out the incumbents?

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Grassroots campaigns compete in Queens

The race for the 39th Assembly District pits Catalina Cruz's grassroots campaign vs. Ari Espinal's grassroots campaign.

Ari Espinal

Personality

Assemblywoman Ari Espinal adopted someone twice her age

Assemblywoman Ari Espinal is the legal guardian of a 50-year-old man with developmental disabilities, taking responsibility for caring for him after his mother died in 2013.

New York City

Personality

Would Grace Meng replace Crowley as Queens chair?

Rep. Grace Meng on potentially replacing Joe Crowley, whether she’s supporting the IDC challengers and what she’s doing as DNC vice chair.

New York City

Policy

The elected officials opposing the four new jails to replace Rikers

New York City has proposed to build four new jails to replace Rikers in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

New York City

Politics

Monserrate runs for office again

Hiram Monserrate, who was booted from the state Senate after physically assaulting his girlfriend and later served prison time for misusing city funds, is on the primary ballot this year to represent East Elmhurst as a Democratic district leader.

Joe Crowley

Politics

Who's on the sticking-with-Crowley bandwagon?

Despite losing his Democratic congressional primary to democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and insisting he is no longer running, Rep. Joseph Crowley has received at least two endorsements in the past two weeks – with both citing Israel as an issue.

Melinda Katz

Policy

The projects transforming Queens

Queens has rarely garnered as much attention as neighboring Manhattan or Brooklyn, but it is increasingly becoming a destination. Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest projects in the borough.

New York City

Opinion

New York City is alive and well

The July cover of Harper’s mistakes the southern half of Manhattan for all of New York City.

Transportation

Policy

Better ways to get to LaGuardia Airport

Who needs Andrew Cuomo’s AirTrain with alternatives like these?

Joe Crowley

Politics

Joe Crowley defeated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in stunning upset

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took down the "Democrat machine," but other progressives didn't fare as well.

Politics

Manhattan

Six flags of New York

New York City's six borough flags.

Politics

New York State

Sklarz hopes to become first transgender Assembly member

Sklarz is challenging Queens Assemblyman Brian Barnwell in the Democratic primary

Politics

Letitia James

Assembly candidate Epstein endorsed by Letitia James

Harvey Epstein, who is running for now-state Sen. Brian Kavanagh’s vacant Assembly seat, is getting endorsed by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James.

New York City

Opinion

Why NYC should hope it loses Amazon's HQ2 sweepstakes

The case against Amazon for the Big Apple is easy: Just look at what has happened to Seattle. Antipathy to Amazon has palpably grown during the two years I’ve lived there, as Amazon’s vertiginous growth has made Seattle the country’s largest company town and fueled Seattle’s status as the fastest growing city in the U.S.

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