Federal prosecutors allege the former state senator participated in “bribery” with donor charged with scamming NYC’s public matching funds system.
Sen. Brad Hoylman wants New York to pursue a waiver to allow federal funding for long-term residential treatment, which could include innovative alternatives to incarceration.
Jail admissions keep pace with predecessor Cy Vance while bail amounts go up — prompting demands for the new district attorney to shake up the office.
Additional reporting by Josefa Velasquez The real estate industry is pushing back on a state bill that would limit rent hikes and ensure lease renewals for over a million tenants — launching a house-to-house phone campaign to rally the public against the protections. A new group called Homeowners for an Affordable New York is calling city […]
At a vigil near stabbing victim’s Chinatown building, Asian leaders and groups demand action on mental illness and women’s safety.
Candidates are streaming in and out of congressional and state races now that New York has adopted new political district maps. Democratic state lawmakers last month aggressively redrew state and congressional boundaries to favor their party, including reconfiguring three congressional districts won by Donald Trump in 2020. Gov. Kathy Hochul approved the new lines on […]
New Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine is aiming to create a “resources center” for gig economy workers like deliveristas, while also shaking up diversity on his community boards –– aiming to recruit more cyclists and pedestrians. Both initiatives are part of Levine’s “transition report,” which details 29 long-term goals organized under several priorities that include […]
One new district in Brooklyn would be plurality Asian and another in Queens would be mostly Hispanic.
Democrats in the New York State Legislature released new congressional lines that protect some of the city’s sitting representatives from primary challenges and puts its lone-Republican congressmember’s hold on her district in jeopardy. Incumbent Democrats, like Manhattan Reps. Adriano Espaillat and Carolyn Maloney, have seemingly gotten their wish as to how they’d like their districts […]
Additional reporting by Josefa Velasquez After years of championing an “independent” commission to control the crucial redrawing of congressional and legislative districts, Democratic state leaders are taking over the process. A wide coalition of advocates is demanding public hearings before Albany acts. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-The Bronx) and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Westchester) […]