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Who Will Challenge Eric Adams for Mayor? An Early Guide

Early speculation over who might challenge Mayor Eric Adams in a 2025 primary has reached a crescendo in recent weeks as the mayor faces questions about an FBI probe into his campaign funding as the city is in the midst of the migrant crisis. Adding to the chatter is the annual post-Election Day Somos conference […]

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Bronx GOP Council Win Adds Historic Note to Otherwise Quiet Election Night

Republicans in the City Council got a surprise win in Tuesday’s election, as a progressive Democrat in a politically mixed area of The Bronx couldn’t hang on to her Throggs Neck seat. Elsewhere in the city, Democrats appeared to hold on to competitive southern Brooklyn seats and exonerated Central Park Five activist Yusef Salaam sailed […]

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Republican Council Candidates Hope To Pick Up Seats in Low-Turnout Election

There’s one more day to vote in New York’s off-year local election. So far, it’s been an off year for turnout, too: hardly 85,000 of the city’s nearly 3.5 million voters came to the polls during the early voting period, which ended on Sunday. With few people showing up to vote, there’s room for surprises, […]

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Two Competing City Council Campaigns in Brooklyn Paid the Same Lawyer and Consultants

Amber Adler, a Democrat, and Igor Kazatsker, an independent on the “Team Trump” line, are theoretically running against each other — and against incumbent Republican Inna Vernikov in this month’s City Council race for South Brooklyn’s 48th District. But the two campaigns share the same attorney, and have given thousands of dollars to the same […]

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Brooklyn Council Member Appears for Her Gun-Charge Arraignment as Voting Begins

Southern Brooklyn Councilmember Inna Vernikov appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court Thursday morning, where she was arraigned on an illegal gun charge after allegedly bringing a firearm to a pro-Palestinian student rally she was counter-protesting. Vernikov, who has an NYPD permit to carry a gun, is charged with violating a state law passed last year that […]

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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, […]