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What Voters Should Know About 2023 Elections in NYC

Have a question for THE CITY about elections, voting and local campaigns? Let us know at with the subject line “Election” — or by texting “Election” to (718) 215-9011. Hearing from you makes our reporting better! With no federal or statewide races, 2023 is an off-year for politics — except in New York City. Here, […]

Posted inElections

Seven City Council Races to Watch This Election

New York’s politically purple neighborhoods are just weeks away from choosing their next City Council members in redrawn districts. And with expected low turnout in November’s elections, the results are anyone’s guess; public polling in Council races are very rare. Races to watch include conservative-leaning neighborhoods in The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, including one newly […]

Posted inAdministration for Children's Services

What to Do When Children’s Services Comes to the Door

Every year, the Administration for Children’s Services visits families in New York City tens of thousands of times. Typically, those investigations start with a knock on the door as staff members of the child welfare agency try to assess reports of abuse or neglect by a parent or other family member. That first moment is […]