Politics

They’re the entry level of local government, but what do community boards really do? And how are members chosen? It’s application season, so here’s a guide for anyone who wants to get involved.
The judiciary committee voted Gov. Kathy Hochul’s nominee down 10 to 9. Senate Democrats say his candidacy is dead, but Hochul says the full Senate needs to vote.
Campaign finance scheme first exposed by THE CITY wasn’t enough for prosecutors to bring fraud or graft charges against the former lieutenant governor, judge rules.
Water’s Edge in Long Island City is up for auction on the city government surplus website.
A former party leader in the borough says ‘ghost appointees’ are not a new phenomenon.
Because of once-a-decade redistricting, City Council members are having to defend their seats just two years after taking them. Tuesday night’s strong showing for local Republicans is a big topic of conversation — in Puerto Rico.
As Republicans look poised to oust veteran Democratic lawmakers, some officials are publicly sounding the alarm about the state and county party organizations.
An analysis by THE CITY shows that if voters in Sunset Park and Park Slope had been in the district, as under earlier maps, Rose would have edged out Nicole Malliotakis — and maybe helped save Democrats’ House majority.
New Yorkers said yes to the Environmental Bond Act and approved changes proposed by the Racial Equity Commission.
While pre-election polls showed a close race, Democrats’ overwhelming registration advantage and late get-out-the-vote effort were enough for the incumbent to prevail.
A new ad blitz and endorsement contrast with past political spending that highlighted crime and disorder, presaging Lee Zeldin’s playbook.
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If enacted, the proposals would boost spending on environmental projects, define how the city calculates the cost of living and create a new racial equity office.
Six takeaways from the head-to-head between the gubernatorial candidates, as polls show a tightening race.
Kathy Hochul has held a consistent lead in the polls, but a combination of voter persuasion and lopsided turnout could produce a surprise GOP win. Use our interactive tool to see how that could happen.
Following a surprising rejection of maps in September, the NYC Redistricting Commission was nearly unanimous in pushing a new set of Council district lines through.
Taxpayer funds given out in the primaries and general last year were nearly 10 times what they were in 2017, the last citywide election, and about three times what they were in 2013.
The Society for the Advancement of Judaism had rented to the Upper West Side Republican Club before the pandemic, but after Jan. 6 they weren’t interested in letting the group return for an event with Dick Morris.
As redistricting continues, the growing South Asian population wants to maximize its political power, but neighboring lawmakers in majority Black districts don’t want that to happen at their expense.
In 2022, members of the family that owns Madison Square Garden and its sports teams gave more than $20,000 in campaign contributions to the Staten Island-based congresswoman who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s election.
A handful of leaders voted behind closed doors ahead of the party’s big meeting in September, where newly elected members are expected to push for reforms.
Adams administration officials, including culture commissioner Laurie Cumbo, feature prominently in case that alleges illegal racially discriminatory intent that harms Black voters.