Posted inCivic Newsroom

Find the City Council Candidates Running to Represent Your Neighborhood

Additional reporting by Josefa Velasquez, Allison Dikavonic, Rachel Holliday Smith and Christine Chung THE CITY has compiled a map of candidates running in New York’s 51 City Council districts. The candidate lists are based on a Board of Elections report that shows all candidates appearing on the ballot on Nov. 2. Unsure which Council district […]

Posted inCoronavirus

NYC Delta COVID Wave Sends Relatively Few to Hospitals So Far

A surge in positive tests for COVID-19 in New York has spurred dread of another wave of potentially deadly infections — even calls to again require masks indoors. Yet while the number of cases is rising quickly, fueled by the highly contagious Delta virus variant, the number of people ill enough to require hospitalization is increasing […]

Posted inVaccinations

Uptick in COVID-19 Cases Hits NYC Areas with Low Vaccination Rates

This story has been updated to clarify how the percentage of all New Yorkers vaccinated compares to the national average. The number of COVID-19 cases is creeping up after months of sustained decrease — with new infections concentrated in neighborhoods with low vaccination rates, an analysis by THE CITY shows.  On Tuesday, 1% of COVID-19 […]

Posted inVoting

As Primary Comes Down to Absentee Ballots, Here’s Where They’re Coming From

Showing up late has never been more fashionable.  Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams held a tenuous lead of about 15,000 votes over former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia after preliminary ranked-choice tabulations of in-person ballots by the city Board of Election Wednesday.  And Garcia bested third-place finisher Maya Wiley by only 347 votes — meaning the fate […]

Posted inCampaign 2021

These Council Members Want To Be NYC’s Next Borough Presidents. How Do Their Records Stack Up?

A borough president is a potentially powerful “mini-mayor” — influencing land use and holding sway over community boards, grants to local groups and more.  Current and recent members of the City Council are in the running in every borough — and going head-to-head in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. All of the current members […]

Posted inCampaign 2021

Check Out Your Council Candidate’s Constituent Service Track Record

Additional reporting by Josefa Velasquez Voters whose City Council members are running for reelection or another post can see how they’ve been doing at an important aspect of the job: responding to questions and complaints from constituents. The window into the Council’s work is provided by CouncilStat, a database that tracks requests members receive and […]