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Jeff Coltin

is the City Hall bureau chief at City & State New York.

Exit interviews

Personality

Mathylde Frontus has never been able to take her seat for granted

The two-term Brooklyn Assembly member narrowly lost to Republican Alec Brook-Krasny in this year’s election.

New York State

Politics

More than a third of NY’s congressional delegation won’t be returning in 2023. Is that bad for the state?

The loss of 10 incumbents to redistricting and retirement means New York is losing some influential representatives, but there’s power to gain too.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Pending power struggle over BOE appointment in Manhattan

Manhattan Democratic Chair Keith Wright nominated Barry Weinberg. Rep. Adriano Espaillat may not like that.

Heard Around Town

Policy

No Gucci, yes homeless housing, in pending Innovation QNS deal

The Astoria development seems likely to happen with City Council Member Julie Won’s support.

Politics

Politics

Hakeem Jeffries isn’t showing his cards

A Q&A with the Congress member, who spoke carefully about Democratic leadership at the federal level and in New York.

Heard Around Town

Politics

At Somos, a Jewish event brings people in

Eric Adams, Adrienne Adams, Letitia James and more spoke at David Greenfield’s event at the Chabad Jewish Center of Puerto Rico

Heard Around Town

Politics

Adams offers peaceful tone at Somos

The New York City Mayor shifted away from his push on the importance of rolling back bail laws after arriving at the annual conference in Puerto Rico Friday.

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Politics

Politics

What you need to know about this year’s Somos Puerto Rico conference

The annual political bash will be toned down in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona – but everyone in New York politics will still be there.

2022 general election

Politics

Is gender bias hurting Kathy Hochul?

The first woman governor of New York is trailing among men, and political consultants said this is a very familiar “likeability” issue.

Personality

Personality

The best political costumes for Halloween in New York

Run don’t walk to your nearest Spirit Halloween before they sell out.

Policy

Policy

NYC chief housing officer: The era of YIMBY is here

Jessica Katz previewed Mayor Eric Adams’ housing agenda in Albany including a 421-a replacement, legalizing basement apartments.

Politics

Politics

State Sen. Luis Sepúlveda is Dominican now. Other Dominican lawmakers don’t like how he did it.

His critics wondered if the move was for political gain after he was redistricted into a Dominican community.