Ritchie Torres

New York City

Could MMV’s congressional run hand Rubén Díaz Sr. the seat?

The oversaturated pool of progressives could benefit the conservative cowboy-hatted councilman.

Zellnor Myrie

A new generation of progressive pols

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hardly stands alone as a fast-rising non-white progressive New York elected official. From new state senators to the New York City public advocate and the City Council, a new generation is taking the reins.

New York City

New York City to pass water tank reforms

In a rebuke of city health officials, the New York City Council plans to pass seven new laws tightening oversight and regulation of thousands of rooftop drinking water tanks, citing evidence of contamination, widespread neglect, and lax oversight by agency officials.

Campaigns & Elections

The free-for-all to replace Rep. Jose Serrano

New Yorkers are bound to see an intense race for New York’s 15th Congressional District, now that Rep. José E. Serrano has announced his retirement, here are all of the people gunning for his seat, and those who are still on the fence about entering the race.

Letitia James

What does the New York City public advocate actually do?

The Public Advocate's office will be filled once again, here’s what Letitia James successor can expect.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rumble in the Bronx

The borough’s grassroots progressives broke through with stunning upset victories by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Alessandra Biaggi. Can they keep the insurgency going?

Corey Johnson

Is Corey Johnson already mayor?

The New York City Council speaker on his first year as Bill de Blasio’s foil.

Bill de Blasio

City Hall: The movie

Our dream cast to play top elected officials in New York City government.

New York City

Which actors should play which NYC politicians?

If you made a movie about New York City government, who would be in your dream cast?

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Rikers Island

Akeem Browder, brother of Kalief, disappointed in de Blasio’s bail response

Akeem Browder, brother of Kalief Browder, criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio’s lukewarm response to a foundation plan to bail out women and minors in New York City.

New York City

NYCHA’s truth deficit

The New York City public housing authority keeps disguising its problems.

Corey Johnson

Bellevue homeless shelter’s neglected water tank

Homeless men at Bellevue homeless shelter were being served drinking water from a neglected wooden water tank that, until a few days ago, had never been cleaned, inspected or tested – in violation of city law and the health code.


New York pols' coming out stories

How New York’s LGBT politicians revealed their sexuality, and what it meant for their politics


Torres critical of federal NYCHA settlement

Some public housing tenants’ advocates applaud, but not the City Council Oversight and Investigations Committee chairman

New York City

DOI to investigate 'city’s failure' on water tanks

Councilman Torres to trigger official investigation of the city’s rooftop drinking water tanks, while he and Levine craft legislative response.