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Emma Bolton

is an editorial intern at City & State.

New York State

Politics

Where New York’s House members stand on impeachment

Where do New York’s House members stand on impeachment?

New York City

Personality

Shaun King is still salty about Cabán’s loss

A Q&A with the Black Lives Matter activist on his foray into NYC politics.

New York City

Politics

About that petition to give Trump Tower an Obama address

As of Wednesday morning, over 97,000 people from all over the country want to rename a stretch of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue after former President Barack Obama, but due to the quirks of New York City’s street renaming policies, it is very unlikely to happen.

New York State

Policy

Who is the real estate industry giving to in Albany?

REBNY’s political capital had to go somewhere during the fight over rent regulations.

New York City

Politics

With Katz on the way out, who’s running for Queens borough president?

Melinda Katz has secured the DA nomination. A large field is shaping up to replace her.

New York City

Policy

Bill de Blasio’s rough start to the week

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was greeted with headlines on Sunday and Monday accusing him of ethically questionable fundraising and misuse of his security detail. Here’s what they said and how government accountability experts responded.

New York State Senate

Personality

Chuck Schumer’s ridiculously specific pressers

Somehow, the Senate minority leader finds time for canned wine, robocalls and a slow Post Office.

New York State

Policy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign contributions draw scrutiny

Recent reports on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fundraising from firms with business before state agencies have illustrated how legal campaign contributions can create a perception of conflict of interest.

New York City

Policy

How are subway riders getting around the no-dogs rule?

There are countless pictures of four-legged commuters posted to social media lately. So, what are the Metropolitan Transit Authority's rules about commuting with pets? And are there actually more pets on the subway these days?

New York City

Policy

Why the federal government could take Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion

The federal government is seeking to seize Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion. Here’s how criminal asset forfeiture can be applied in a sex trafficking case and what it means for the future of one New York City’s biggest homes.

New York State

Politics

Jeffrey Epstein’s New York connections

Hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged in Manhattan with sex trafficking of minors on Monday, is a native New Yorker with a lavish home on the Upper East Side. Here’s a rundown of how he is tied to the city and its elite.

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New York State

Politics

What you need to know about New York’s public pool and beach schedule

New York City is going to keep public beaches open for an extra week this summer, just like New York state did last year. But, especially with global warming, critics wonder why we don’t just make the longer season permanent – and open city pools sooner too.

New York City

Politics

How Tiffany Cabán compares to New York City DAs

Assuming Tiffany Cabán is certified as the winner of Queens’ Democratic district attorney primary and goes on to win in November would she be an outlier among her counterparts when other boroughs’ district attorneys have moved in a similar direction? Here’s where they all stand.

New York State

Personality

H. Carl McCall on 50 years in public service

The former state comptroller is retiring from the SUNY board.

New York State

Policy

How could Georgia’s 'heartbeat' bill apply to New York?

New York is encouraging women from out of state to come here to get abortions if they are unable to at home. But will a recently passed law in Georgia subject them to prosecution for murder?