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Kimberly Gonzalez

is an editorial intern at City & State.

Rikers Island

Updated Politics

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

New York City’s budget director said borough-based jails won’t be ready by the 2027 Rikers closure deadline.

New York City


Teachers wear red on Monday in solidarity with New York City public school educators

MORE-UFT caucus of the United Federation of Teachers leads campaign against the mayor, DOE, UFT

Joe Biden


New Yorkers who could fill Biden’s cabinet

The incoming administration is pulling from the Empire State.



Friends and colleagues remember David Dinkins

A gentle man who devoted his life to public service, advocated for disability rights and racial harmony

Campaigns & Elections


New York’s voter registration and turnout continue to lag

The state continues its middling performance in voter turnout. Experts blame barriers to voting.

New York State


3 key downstate congressional races to watch

Swing districts on Staten Island and Long Island will likely feature the most competitive races.

Interviews & Profiles


Dana Balter: I’m the real mainstream candidate

Rep. John Katko’s challenger says he’s been “masquerading as a moderate.”

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Donald Trump


Times’ Trump tax scoop could fuel further inquiries from James, Vance

The president’s tax returns feature several red flags for possibly fraudulent behavior, experts say.

New York State


Divisions over Puerto Rico’s future

Some Democrats push for statehood, others are only concerned with the self-determination process.


Schumer’s options in the battle to replace RBG

Filibusters, additional states and impeachment proposed as possible efforts.