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David Colon

is a freelance reporter based in Brooklyn and the second-best dressed man in the NYC press corps.

Zellnor Myrie

Politics

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 State

Policy

Should accused sexual harassers be hired in politics?

Former state Sen. Jeff Klein is just the most recent accused New York pol to get a lobbying job. Some say that’s wrong.

IDC

Politics

No IDC NY calls on Stewart-Cousins to strip Democratic defectors of seniority

No IDC NY calls on Andrea Stewart-Cousins to strip seniority from Diane Savino, David Carlucci and Simcha Felder.

Todd Kaminsky

Politics

How Democrats finally did it on Long Island

The region’s large Republican state Senate delegation is no more. Here’s why.

Joe Crowley

Politics

Will Democratic volunteers help swing the state Senate?

Progressive locals and NYC residents are canvassing hard on Long Island.

New York State

Politics

Jeff Pravato is the GOP's great red hope on Long Island

Could Republicans knock off Democratic state Sen. John Brooks?

Elaine Phillips

Politics

Can Anna Kaplan convince Long Islanders to trust a Democrat?

The challenger to state Sen. Elaine Phillips, Anna Kaplan has a liberal-leaning district, but faces fear of taxes.

IDC

Politics

Dems backing IDC challengers are not violating the truce

Sources present for IDC state Senate reunification deal say it never applied to other Democrats.

Martin Golden

Politics

Has state Sen. Marty Golden sped too close to the sun?

State Sen. Martin Golden has been a mainstay of Brooklyn politics for 20 years. But, as a “blue wave” of Democratic turnout in November gathers force, could Golden’s habit of stumbling into political minefields mean the senator’s time in office is finally up?

New York City

Policy

Brad Lander wants to give traffic cameras teeth. Will Albany allow it?

New York City politicians want to strengthen cameras – while the state Legislature may not even renew their authorization.

New York

Policy

How the 2020 census citizenship question will affect New York’s headcount

Many immigrant households may skip the survey, but NYC has a plan to fight back.

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New York State Senate

Will IDC challengers ride Cynthia Nixon's coattails?

Whether or not she poses a threat to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, could Cynthia Nixon’s campaign boost turnout from more left-leaning voters – and help the candidates running against Independent Democratic Conference members in the state Senate?

Politics

Jose Peralta

IDC's Peralta gets second challenger, who would be a first

Andrea Marra wants to be NY’s first transgender state senator