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Jeff Coltin

is a senior reporter at City & State. He covers New York City Hall.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

NYC’s emergency management commissioner is planning for the next storm

John Scrivani talks about 9/11, the recent floods and the threat that keeps him up at night.

Politics

Will the blue-collar candidate be a pro-labor mayor?

Eric Adams attracts new support from unions as New York City’s likely next mayor.

New York City

Politics

New York City Council aides are officially unionized, after 21-month campaign

The Association of Legislative Employees is now the country’s largest legislative staff group in organized labor.

Politics

Politics

Four months on, City Council flouting de Blasio’s return to offices

A continuation of remote work has kept some 700 employees out of sync with the mayor’s plan until now.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Former Rep. Max Rose: “The end of this movie was inevitable”

The former U.S. Army officer reflects on the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban.

Politics

Politics

What will Cuomo do in the next two weeks?

His critics are nervous he might do something nefarious. Or it could be a boring final fortnight for the governor.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

School’s out, New York City Council’s in for Rita Joseph

A Q&A with the teacher and presumptive Central Brooklyn council member.

New York City

Politics

Forget Manhattan. Brooklyn is the seat of NYC power.

Brooklyn's been the new Manhattan for a while. Now that’s true in politics, too.

New York State

Politics

Why Cuomo will resign … and why he won’t

A point-counterpoint of the potential reasons behind the governor’s decision-making.

New York State

Politics

Investigators determined Cuomo sexually harassed women

State Attorney General Letitia James said the work “shines light on the injustice that can be present at the highest levels of government.”

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Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Vanessa Gibson sheds light on Bronx power

The Democratic borough president nominee discusses recent changes in the local political scene.

News & Politics

Politics

Jamaal Bailey’s shaking up the Bronx Dems

With a majority female City Council representation, could the old boys club be gone?

Personality

Personality

Alexa Avilés is a big-table socialist

The Democratic nominee to rep District 38 on the City Council wants to empower immigrants in Sunset Park.

Campaign Confidential

Politics

The game-changing endorsements of the primaries

These supporters weren’t just a name on a list.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

New York City’s most surprising primary results

The unexpected winners, from Brad Lander to Vito Fossella.