New York State

Opinion

How Heastie and Stewart-Cousins compare to the cartoon ‘Wonder Twins’

The Assembly speaker says their legislative relationship is like that of a fictional 1970s-era superhero duo.

New York City

Opinion

A history of upsets in Queens politics

Bob Turner’s 2011 victory was short-lived. Others may prove more lasting

New York City

Opinion

Do aspiring politicians still need to pay their dues?

Previously, aspiring politicians started at the bottom, paid their dues and waited to be tapped for higher office — now, incumbents are refusing to wait in line.

New York State

Policy

New York bucks the national trend on immigration

As the federal government takes a hard-line stance on immigration, the Empire State opens its doors.

Queens

Politics

Katz claims victory in Queens DA race, with recount coming

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz declared victory with a 20-vote lead over Tiffany Cabán, who had declared victory in the Queens district attorney Democratic primary.

New York City

Opinion

How Cabán made fools of us all

In this week’s magazine, we take a closer look at the factors that propelled Tiffany Cabán to the verge of an upset while assessing the Queens establishment’s failure to deliver for Queens borough president Melinda Katz.

New York City

Politics

Who’s the frontrunner in the Queens district attorney race?

Queens has a competitive district attorney race for the first time in decades, but there has been no public polling. So City & State reached out to experts to see who is the frontrunner, what will be the biggest factor in the race, and how many years the victor might serve.

New York State

Politics

How progressive has the state legislative session been?

City & State checked in with longtime Albany observers and insiders to offer their thoughts on how newly ascendant progressives have fared so far.

New York City

Opinion

A spotlight on Staten Island

Staten Island is having a moment – culturally, economically and politically.

Housing

Opinion

In rent regulation fight, it’s not just Democrats vs. Republicans

The GOP was the go-to ally for landlords and developers — but it’s always more complicated, writes City & State's editor-in-chief.

New York State

Opinion

John Flanagan’s short-lived stint as majority leader

In this week’s City & State cover story, we recount the rise and fall of John Flanagan – and explore whether, after losing so many seats in 2018, he has a viable pathway back to power.

New York City

Politics

Why NYC still hasn’t elected a woman to be mayor

In 2013, then-Council Speaker Christine Quinn fizzled. In 2017, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis fell short. In 2021, will things be any different – or will another man be elected to the city’s highest office? We ask the experts to weigh in.

New York

Politics

What Cuomo’s endorsement of Biden means

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is backing Joseph Biden for president – but why? In this week’s’ “Ask the Experts” feature, we explore why he did it, what the impact will be, and which post could tempt the governor to return to the White House.

New York State

Politics

Mueller’s report, Nadler’s response and NYC’s dwindling population

Mueller’s report, Nadler’s response, NYC’s dwindling population and more in this week's headlines.

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