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Divided Redistricting Commission Stalemates, Sends Dueling Lines to Legislature

The new 10-member commission was meant to wrestle control of the election map-making process from party control, but they failed again to reach a consensus.

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As Federal Funds Put Second Ave. Subway Extension on Express Track, Displacement Looms for Locals

The Biden administration’s injection of billions into local infrastructure has state and transit officials tooting horns about the Q line’s uptown run. But some residents along the route say they’re trying to avoid getting railroaded out of the neighborhood.

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‘As Good As It Gets’ Transportation Infrastructure Deal Leaves Plenty Off the Table

The federal infrastructure bill that cleared Congress on Friday is "probably the best we’re going to get," but still falls short of meeting the city’s vast needs — including some long-awaited subway projects, transit and planning experts say.

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NYC’s Congressional Incumbents Outpacing Progressive Challengers in Fundraising Fights

Three years after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took down a powerful House mainstay, left-leaning newcomers are still trying to oust the city’s old guard. Veteran lawmakers are well funded — but are headed for an unpredictable election year, thanks to redistricting.

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Derailed Biden Infrastructure Package Could Mean Loss of $10B for New York Transit

A massive federal plan to spend $550 billion on public transit, bridges and highways stalled in Congress late Thursday, meaning a potential long-term impact to big-ticket projects in New York City and the region.

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‘Independent’ Redistricting Panel Draws Partisan Battle Lines in Congress Fight

A bipartisan commission charged with reforming political mapmaking fails its first test as New York Democrats and Republicans deliver dueling congressional and state legislative maps. The gridlock came as House midterm elections loomed.

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Fate of Campaign to Save Kids Trapped in Hot Cars Now in Congress’ Hands

Mandatory warning systems to keep drivers from stranding children in the backseat are buried in massive infrastructure bills. But one version offers a weak solution, said advocates — among them a father who lost his twins in a Bronx tragedy.

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Malliotakis Declares Staten Island House Seat Victory, But Rose Vows to Fight On

A win by the Republican Assembly member over the Democratic freshman rep would mark a major comeback for the NYC GOP in a race that drew national notice. But Rose is pinning hopes on absentee ballots.

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NYC Voters Wait — and Wait — for Absentee Ballots From Backlogged Board of Elections

Many city residents who’ve asked to vote by mail in the June 23 primary have not yet received a ballot — spurring civic groups to promote pandemic plans B and C.

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Chaim Deutsch Scorches Earth in Stealth Campaign to Topple Rep. Yvette Clarke

The Brooklyn City Council member circulates apocalyptic video blaming current leaders for New York’s coronavirus and George Floyd protest upheavals.

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Yang Gang Effect Boosts New York Candidates Pushing Universal Basic Income

Eight state congressional hopefuls are promising stipends for all. Candidates include James Felton Keith, challenger to Rep. Adriano Espaillat.

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Two Congressional Hopefuls Sharing the Same Brooklyn Coworking Space

Politics makes strange office-fellows. Isiah James and Alex Hubbard, long-shots in the NY-9 race, have headquarters just steps away from each other.

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Democratic Socialists Look to Bronx U.S. House Race for Next Victory

Samelys Lopez hopes the leftists who elevated AOC will help her win contest to succeed Rep. Jose Serrano. But will DSA play north of the Triborough?

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Ritchie Torres Reaps Real Estate Cash in Bronx Congress Run

The Council member leads the fundraising race, with the vast majority of his $878,000 in contributions coming from outside the borough, records show.

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Queens Political Novices Step Up to Challenge Democrats

A slew of first-time candidates, many backed by Democratic Socialists of America, are going up against long-time incumbents in the borough AOC shook.