Will Welch

Will is an interactives/graphics producer for THE CITY. He was previously a news applications developer at Newsday and graduated from Stony Brook University School of Journalism.

Congressional and state seats have changed. Before this summer’s primary elections, find out how your old districts stack up with your new ones.
Traditional public school K-12 enrollment dropped 5.8% under de Blasio, even before COVID and remote learning. Charter schools are a big reason.
Test & Trace’s shift to privately run mobile testing tents hasn’t stopped long lines from forming at urgent care centers, forcing everyone from teachers to baristas to miss work. The mayor on Thursday announced plans to expand NYC testing site hours and locations.
The official results certified by the Board of Elections show where Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa saw their strongest centers of support — and where voters didn’t bother to show up. Voters were more enthusiastic for Bill de Blasio in 2013, the numbers indicate.
From Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Elmhurst and Flushing in Queens, frustrations over Democratic stances on schools and crime helped mobilize votes for Republican Curtis Sliwa for mayor and conservative Council candidates.
New York City’s legislative branch will be packed with newcomers in 2022 and will have its first female majority. Meanwhile, the GOP gained at least one more Council seat.
THE CITY asked 10 local incumbents who stand to see their district lines redrawn by a new Independent Redistricting Commission whether they’ll vote yes on nonpartisan results. Three said no, while the others — including Queens reformer Mike Gianaris — dodged the question.
New Census numbers show a record 8.8 million people live in the five boroughs, with population up 7.7% overall. Growth was especially strong in Brooklyn — but not for Black residents, whose numbers were down citywide.