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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


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


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.



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


How Democrats finally did it on Long Island

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

Elaine Phillips


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.



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


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


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.

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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?


Jose Peralta

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

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