Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“We don’t really care for her” some voters told THE CITY, while others lament the loss of a high-profile Congress member who excited young people.
Organizers with the Amazon Labor Union are optimistic, but say they’ve encountered new challenges — and wild rumors — in their drive to organize LDJ5 on Staten Island.
Starting Monday, restaurants must let delivery people use restrooms on request. Another reform gives workers the right to see how their tips are allocated.
Joining a wave of left-wing upstarts shaking up Albany politics, Jonathan Soto, a district staff community organizer for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is challenging longtime Democratic assembly member Michael Benedetto.
The new year brings new financial challenges for many New Yorkers amid pandemic uncertainty. Join our next online Open Newsroom session on Monday, Dec. 20, for a discussion of the Child Tax Credit, how to get it — and how key government spending decisions affect people’s lives.
Three years after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took down a powerful House mainstay, left-leaning newcomers are still trying to oust the city’s old guard. Veteran lawmakers are well funded — but are headed for an unpredictable election year, thanks to redistricting.
The governor threw her support behind the creation of two electricity transmission lines that would bring clean energy into the city. That suggests to environmentalists that she’ll kill plans for a gas-powered “peaker” plant in Astoria. But Hochul’s not saying...
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.
A national alliance of Temporary Protected Status holders sees New York and its politicians as a pressure-point in the fight for citizenship for immigrants temporarily allowed to live and work here due to turmoil in their home countries.
Eric Adams and his fellow male candidates out-fundraised the women by a six-to-one margin, and did even better with super PAC support. But Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley relied on the public campaign system to come closest to making history.
After the AOC revolution rocked the party, Bronx Democratic leaders picked winners across the spectrum, from the moderate mayoral candidate to left-leaning Council hopefuls. “It’s a new day in The Bronx,” declared party leader Jamaal Bailey.
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Common Sense NYC has spent over $300,000 to oppose seven progressive Council hopefuls — six of whom gained the nod of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ PAC. The real estate-backed group is worried about crime and defund-the-NYPD push.
Newcomer Brittany Ramos DeBarros is targeting the Trump-loving freshman rep in a congressional swing seat that’s again drawing interest — and cash — from beyond New York. But will a left turn — and redistricting — be enough?
Thousands of working-age Americans have died from the virus, underscoring the often-crushing financial fallout of losing a loved one to the pandemic. Some are seeking a compensation fund modeled on aid for 9/11 victims’ kin.
Female candidates have collected more cash than male rivals, with boosts from small donors and the city’s expanded public matching fund, THE CITY’s analysis found. Seven of the top ten female fundraisers are women of color.
The race for backers is fierce, especially with so many people running for everything from mayor to City Council. Here’s a look at some of the factors that determine whether an endorsement packs the intended punch.
An Assembly member from the borough’s northeast corner has gone from Democratic insider to progressive outsider. Now his blow-up with the governor has elevated his profile as he seeks to zap Cuomo’s emergency pandemic powers.
New York State will receive $260 million of $2 billion in FEMA funds earmarked for burials nationwide. The announcement paired the two Democratic, who represent different wings of the party and could become electoral rivals.
The nearly week-long walkout over the dollar-an-hour hike sought by the Bronx workers who helped keep New Yorkers fed during the pandemic drew the attention of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other pols.
Reps. Ritchie Torres, Grace Meng and Nydia Velazquez detail being thrust into the frightening chaos on a day when the final stamp on Joe Biden’s election got stampeded by rioters acting in the name of Donald Trump, a son of Queens.
The Assembly member, who is on the verge of becoming New York City’s only GOP House rep, backs national Republicans in their unprecedented denial of the election results as she vies to position herself as Congress’ anti-AOC.