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Who’s Got Competition in the City Council? Look Up Who’s Running in Your District

We broke down the closest City Council races ahead of the general election on Nov. 2 — and mapped who will be on the ballot in your neighborhood.

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Watch the NYC Public Advocate Debate Ahead of the Nov. 2 Election

Incumbent Democrat Jumaane Williams will face off against Republican Devi Nampiaparampil for the office that’s second in line to the mayor. More here on how to watch Tuesday at 7 p.m. — and what a public advocate does.

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Find the City Council Candidates Running to Represent Your Neighborhood

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Candidates for New York’s Next Governor: Who’s Running to Run This State?

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.

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What to Know About the 2021 New York City Council Races

What does a City Council member do, exactly? How will the massive change-over in the Council help shape the city’s future? And who will become our next speaker?

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Not Just the Mayor: NYC’s Other City- and Borough-Wide Seats in November’s Election

Sure, New Yorkers will choose a new mayor on Nov. 2, but there are other big city jobs up for grabs. Races for city comptroller, public advocate, five borough presidents and Manhattan district attorney are all on the ballot. Here’s a guide to who’s running.

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Who’s on the Ballot for NYC Mayor in November? It’s More Than Adams and Sliwa.

Seven other candidates will appear on the ballot with the Democrat and Republican, while the influential Working Families Party declined to use its line or endorse anyone. Here’s your guide to the race.

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Who Is Curtis Sliwa? A Look at the GOP Mayoral Candidate’s Wild Ride in New York

The Guardian Angels leader’s history is marked by both fabricated tales and true events that sound like fiction. Here’s what to know about the beret-wearing, cat-rescuing, vigilante radio host trying to make it to City Hall.

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What the Five Ballot Proposal Questions Mean for New Yorkers this November

The handful of ballot proposals being decided on Nov. 2 touch on the future of political representation in Albany, environmental rights for citizens, making it easier to vote and how New York’s civil court functions.

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Asian New Yorkers See Hope in Preliminary Political Map That Unites Some Neighborhoods

One of the dueling maps proposed by the divided redistricting commission would create four state legislative districts with at least a plurality of Asian residents. Brooklyn and Queens activists welcomed the early move, but say more needs to be done.

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City Senators Refuse to Commit to Commission’s Redistricting Maps

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.

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New York City’s Population Booms — But Not for Everyone, Everywhere

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.

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NYC Asian Activists Seek to Turn Surging Population Into Electoral Power

New Census numbers showing a 43% increase of Asian New Yorkers in Brooklyn and a 29% jump in Queens fuel demands for more representation as the process for redrawing elected officials’ district lines heats up.

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What You Need to Know About New York’s Next Big Political Battle: Redistricting

Decisions at the city and state level will decide who has a shot at representing you in Congress, the state Legislature and City Council. Empower yourself with key facts about the high-stakes process of drawing district lines.

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Eric Adams Saw Fundraising Slump for His Borough Hall Nonprofit

Charlamagne Tha God was among nine donors to contribute to the One Brooklyn Fund in 2020, just months before the Brooklyn borough president’s primary win in the Democratic mayoral race.

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Showing Up: Map of Mayoral Candidates’ Campaign Stops Highlights Value of Being There

Follow the leading four Democratic mayoral candidates as they vied for votes across the city — and see how their stumping paid off.

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Manual Recount Likely in Race for Bill Perkins’ Council Seat, BOE Says

Political newcomer Kristin Richardson Jordan leads by just 104 votes over the longtime Harlem leader, who many say has been absent from his post in recent years following serious health problems.

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It’s Not Just Adams vs. Sliwa: Long-Shot Mayoral Candidates Line Up for November

There will be at least eight names on the ballot for mayor come Nov. 2, and the Working Families Party line is still up in the air. Odds are most don’t have much of a chance in this heavily Democratic town, but anything can happen in New York...

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Most Borough Presidents Races Still Too Close to Call, Latest Preliminary Count Shows

Mark Murphy appears to be far ahead in the Staten Island Democratic primary. But all the rest of the contests across the city likely will hinge on yet-to-be tabulated absentee ballots, ranked-choice figures the Board of Elections released late Friday indicate.

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As Primary Comes Down to Absentee Ballots, Here’s Where They’re Coming From

Eric Adams is ahead by about 15,000 in-person votes after first-ranked choice vote tabulations. But Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley stand to benefit greatly from 125,000 outstanding Democratic absentee ballots, our analysis found.