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Erica Scalise

is an editorial intern at City & State.

New York City

Policy

New York’s stronger safety net will magnify Trump’s new public charge rule

The Trump administration’s recent change to the “public charge” rule could have an outsized impact on New York’s immigrants because federal social welfare programs that are administered at the state level can vary widely in their rules over who qualifies for assistance, and New York’s programs tend to be generous.

New York City

Policy

Where the sidewalk ends for disabled New Yorkers

Why it has taken New York City 30 years to even make a plan for accessible sidewalks.

Thomas DiNapoli

Policy

Is DiNapoli doing enough to target MTA labor costs?

Budget watchdogs say New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli should more closely examine subway spending.

New York City

Politics

A tale of two mayors: Hizzoner vs. Mayor Pete

One is taking the 2020 primary race by storm, the other is Bill de Blasio.

New York City

Politics

Twitter reacts to de Blasio in the first 2020 debate

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio received both the good and the bad on Twitter after his debut presidential debate performance.

New York State

Policy

What do the new rent regulations mean, literally?

New Yorkers are getting accustomed to a whole new set of rules after a slew of reforms to protect tenants passed in Albany last week. To make the transition easier, City & State defined a list of key terms to gain a better understanding of what the future holds for the state’s tenants and landlords.

New York State

Politics

An overview of Cuomo and de Blasio's out-of-state travels

City & State put together a comprehensive list of all of Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's out-of-state travels over the past five years.

Ruben Diaz Sr.

Personality

Rubén Díaz Sr.’s habit of offending

New York City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. is once again provoking outrage, suggesting he wouldn’t report sexual harassment since doing so would make him a “rat.” This is hardly the first rodeo for the cowboy hat-wearing councilman, who has a history of offensive comments.

New York State

Policy

How six state upstate economic development projects have fared

New York has put millions upon millions of dollars into flashy new projects, sadly most of them haven't fared too well, or well at all.

MagazineShow All

Policy

A look at the opioid crisis across New York

Recent spikes in opioid overdoses have also taken place in suburban and rural areas — here's the breakdown of opioid-related emergency room visits and deaths in New YORK.

New York City

Politics

Fact-checking the second NYC public advocate debate

Evaluating the debate claims of the leading candidates in the New York City public advocate's race.

New York City

Politics

How key players are reacting to Amazon’s pull-out from NYC

New York politicians and other key players react to Amazon's decision to pull out of its major HQ2 deal in New York City.

Jumaane Williams

Politics

Fact-checking the NYC public advocate debate

Fact-checking the NYC public advocate debate, including assertions by Jumaane Williams, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Nomiki Konst and others.