Rafael Espinal

Jumaane Williams

A June public advocate primary unlikely to see same candidates

Jumaane Williams’ win was too broad to suggest potential paths to victory for other Democrats

New York City

Jumaane Williams wins public advocate race, Eric Ulrich finishes second

Tracking the outcome of New York City's Feb. 26 public advocate special election to replace Letitia James.

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De Blasio endorsed congestion pricing. Now what?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are finally aligned on congestion pricing, but a few unanswered questions remain for congestion pricing’s future.

Michael Blake

The endorsements for NYC public advocate candidates

Who has endorsed whom in the New York City public advocate special election? With candidates running on their own lines, recommendations may play a larger role.

New York City

Who’s trending in the NYC public advocate’s race?

A look at which New York City public advocate candidate got the biggest post-debate bump this week.

New York City

Fact-checking the second NYC public advocate debate

Evaluating the debate claims of the leading candidates in the New York City public advocate's race.

Jumaane Williams

Public advocate candidates blitz de Blasio and Amazon, draw distinctions

Takeaways from the second official New York City public advocate debate ahead of the Feb. 26 special election.

New York City

Who DOESN'T want to be mayor?

The candidates for New York City Public Advocate are trying to convince us they're not running for mayor.

New York City

Public advocate candidates debate tech

Animosity towards Amazon in the New York City Public Advocate debate doesn't mean the candidates are hostile to tech.

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New York City

What to watch for in the public advocate debate

The New York City public advocate special election race has narrowed as candidates try to separate themselves in the first debate.

New York City

New York City should require green roofs

Urban farms, reduced pollution, lower energy costs, even sound-proofing – what’s not to like?

Justin Brannan

New York’s tattooed legislators

A new generation of tattooed New York lawmakers are showing off their skin art.

Jumaane Williams

Instant runoff voting would tame the overloaded public advocate race

A candidate in a crowded field can win with little actual support. Here’s how to fix it.


City Council shifts gears on e-bike legalization

New York City Council Transportation Committee convened to discuss the question of legalizing electric bikes and scooters.


Amazon opponents bring in the big guns

New York and Seattle lawmakers, advocates, and Amazon workers gathered to rail against the company's HQ2 plans.