Rachel Holliday Smith

Rachel is an associate editor for THE CITY. She leads explanatory and service journalism in the newsroom. Formerly, Rachel covered Manhattan for THE CITY. She is proud to have previously worked for WNYC, DNAinfo and NY1 News and written for The New York Times, Curbed New York, Gotham Gazette and others. Email Rachel at rsmith@thecity.nyc or follow her on Twitter: @rachelholliday.

Major changes have come to the state’s political lines ahead of a double primary season this summer.
Congressional and state seats have changed. Before this summer’s primary elections, find out how your old districts stack up with your new ones.
Highlights from the 2021 Housing and Vacancy Survey, a key study of the city’s housing stock and its affordability.
In a draft filed with the court Monday, Jonathan Cervas significantly redrew districts in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island. The state Senate stands to change even more.
“We’re not sleeping on this ruling,” the mayor told THE CITY, explaining how NYC could restrict firearms in certain sensitive places.
The Rent Guidelines Board will hold two public hearings in June before a final vote on rent regulated lease renewals. Here’s how to testify.
Kathy Hochul is hoping to win a full term, but other Democrats are lining up for a primary challenge. And Republicans have been campaigning and raising cash for months before she took over from Andrew Cuomo.
After Benjamin’s arrest by the feds and resignation, here’s what you need to know about the 2022 race for the state’s second-highest office.
The 4-3 redistricting decision mandates new boundaries be drawn with help of a “special master” and implies a new primary election should be scheduled in August.