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Amanda Luz Henning Santiago

is a staff reporter at City & State.

Personality

Personality

The Ultimate City & State Gift Guide

What to get for the Eric Adams, the Gale Brewer, the Kathy Hochul in your life.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Adams and Sliwa face off in last mayoral debate

The two candidates have one last chance to make their cases in a lopsided contest.

Nonprofits

Policy

What’s the deal with CORE Services Group?

The city’s biggest homeless services operator has been involved in some shady business dealings, according to a new report from The New York Times.

Education

Policy

How students will rely on the vaccinated to stay safe

Most kids aren’t eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, which leaves their protection up to those around them.

Health Care

Policy

Living in isolation has saved – and harmed – New York’s seniors

Older adults were told to stay indoors during the pandemic, but that has had unintended consequences.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

How Antonio Reynoso will approach being BP

The likely next leader of Brooklyn addresses rezonings, bike lanes and more.

Health Care

Policy

Why is the Bronx’s COVID-19 vaccination rate so low?

Experts said a mistrust of doctors, a lack of access to vaccination sites and online conspiracy theories were contributing factors.

Health Care

Policy

COVID-19 delta variant FAQ

We answer all your questions, from should I keep wearing a mask if I’m vaccinated to why are vaccinated people contracting the coronavirus?

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Health Care

Policy

COVID-19 delta variant looms as NY reopens

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has heralded this season as the “Summer of New York City,” in which the five boroughs will come roaring back from their pandemic-induced slumber, but the highly contagious new delta variant of COVID-19 threatens the mayor’s vision for the city.

Excelsior Newsletter

Politics

What do NYC district attorneys do?

Preliminary results from the packed primary race for Manhattan district attorney have indicated that former state Chief Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg is the likely winner.

New York State

Politics

How New York repealed the ‘walking while trans’ law

Activist Kiara St. James, along with other activists and lawmakers, worked for years to end the discriminatory law.

Marijuana

Politics

What’s next after pot?

Magic mushrooms are on the slate of psychedelics that could become legal in New York in the coming year.