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How New Eviction Moratorium Can Help Tenants, Landlords and Homeowners

State lawmakers voted earlier this month to amend New York’s eviction moratorium to fit the U.S. Supreme Court’s requirements and extend it until the new year. But anyone seeking protection needs to take action. Here’s how...

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‘Independent’ Redistricting Panel Draws Partisan Battle Lines in Congress Fight

A bipartisan commission charged with reforming political mapmaking fails its first test as New York Democrats and Republicans deliver dueling congressional and state legislative maps. The gridlock came as House midterm elections loomed.

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Groups Fighting Anti-Asian Hate Still Waiting for Funding Albany Pledged in Spring

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Calls for Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin to Dump High-Interest Loan Firm Stock as He’s Sworn In

Benjamin’s first day as Gov. Kathy Hochul’s new No. 2 was dominated by questions about his stake in an outfit that arranges loans with interest rates of up to 500%. THE CITY’s report spurred demands that he divest shares worth nearly $85,000.

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Hochul Faces $5 Billion Choice as Tax Boost Arrives Amid Cuomo Unemployment Debt

As the new governor begins to put her own imprint on the state’s finances, she’ll have to make a series of decisions that show whether she is prepared to make a sharp break with the policies — and appointees — of the previous administration.

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Incoming Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin Owns Insider Stock in Firm That Arranges Sky-High Interest Loans

The ex-state Senator could reap tens of thousands after buying investment company shares at a low price. Meanwhile, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s pick for No. 2 job has his own loan-woe history: a condo he once owned was foreclosed upon.

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City Senators Refuse to Commit to Commission’s Redistricting Maps

THE CITY asked 10 local incumbents who stand to see their district lines redrawn by a new Independent Redistricting Commission whether they’ll vote yes on nonpartisan results. Three said no, while the others — including Queens reformer Mike Gianaris — dodged the question.

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New York Extends Eviction Moratorium to early 2022, Offering New Chance for Landlords to Push Back

State lawmakers renew and rework tenant relief to fit a Supreme Court decision won by property owners — cheering advocates but drawing threats of further legal action.

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New York Eviction Moratorium Poised for Months-Long Extension

A special session in Albany is imminent to extend a pandemic pause keeping tenants in their homes following a Supreme Court strikedown. Meanwhile, a $2.7 billion relief program still struggles to get aid paid.

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Hochul Reviewing Legal Bills Racked Up by Cuomo’s Office in Harassment and Nursing Home Probes

Taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $5 million in lawyer and public relations contracts inked by the now ex-governor, records show. His successor looking before paying any more bills — including for a firm where one lawyer charges $973 an hour.

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Hochul’s Lieutenant Governor Pick, Brian Benjamin, Showcases Strategy to Win Election

The Harlem state senator stands to appeal to Black and New York City-area voters that the new governor from Buffalo could struggle to reach. Meanwhile, she must decide whether to keep Cuomo’s powerful budget director.

New Governor Kathy Hochul to New Yorkers: You Can Trust Me

In her first day in office, the state’s 57th governor moves to rebuild trust damaged by secrecy and sexual harassment under Andrew Cuomo. On her agenda: cleaning up Albany, speeding up rent and worker aid — and vaccine mandates.

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New York’s New Governor Kathy Hochul Takes Charge in Crisis Mode

Andrew Cuomo leaves more than scandal in his wake. The first woman to lead the state will need to move quickly on repairing the sputtering rent relief system, dealing with the soon-to-expire evictions moratorium and, now, storm cleanup from Henri.

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Cuomo Impeachment Inquiry Dropped by State Assembly. Could He Run Again?

Speaker Carl Heastie says lawmakers don’t have authority to impeach a departed governor — and that ongoing state and federal probes as well as criminal investigations will deliver accountability. But some legislators were stunned by the move.

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Governor-in-Waiting Kathy Hochul Prepares to Ascend. She Just Needs Cuomo to Leave

In an unprecedented move, the governor says he won’t step down until Aug. 24 — spurring some watchdog groups to warn of "Cuomo’s 14 days of mischief." What does the transition of power have in store for his replacement?

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What You Need to Know About New York’s Next Big Political Battle: Redistricting

Decisions at the city and state level will decide who has a shot at representing you in Congress, the state Legislature and City Council. Empower yourself with key facts about the high-stakes process of drawing district lines.

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Cuomo’s Exit Could Kick Off Game of Political Musical Chairs for Governor’s Seat and More

The governor’s office, up for grabs next year, seems likely to draw a bevy of candidates. Judging from the previous electoral shake-ups, posts across the city and state could be changing hands.

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Cuomo Resigns After Harassment Findings Obliterate Support, Leaving Legacy of Ambition and Aggression

The political survivor could no longer hold on after abandonment by close advisors and top Democrats, as impeachment hearings loomed. Kathy Hochul will be New York’s next governor — and the first woman to lead the state.

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Who is Kathy Hochul? Meet New York’s Incoming, History-Making Governor

The lieutenant governor once represented Andrew Cuomo all over the state. Now the former Congress member from Buffalo is set to become the state’s first female governor Aug. 24.

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Inside Cuomo’s ‘Hotel California’ for Albany Aides: You Can Never Leave

As the governor fought sexual harassment allegations, some former employees who went to the private sector still worked privately for him — reportedly helping craft media strategies and discredit some of his accusers. Here’s why.