Bill de Blasio

Eric Adams

Eric Adams calls for full public financing of elections

Saying there’s still too much private money in New York City politics, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is calling for full public financing of elections.

affordable housing

NYCHA tenants deserve rent abatements for missing heat

The law requires a refund for uninhabitable conditions.

Rafael Espinal

An open letter to NYC’s first nightlife mayor

5 suggestions for Ariel Palitz from those responsible for creating her new job.

Ritchie Torres

Torres asks what fundraiser is doing on COIB

New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres brought some conflict to the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board on Wednesday, questioning why board member Fernando Bohorquez Jr., a partner at BakerHostetler, is still a political fundraiser.

New York

NYC’s new schools chancellor should make college success matter

The most important item on the next New York City school's chancellor’s to-do list is hardly being discussed: preparing vastly more students to succeed in college, argue Tom Hilliard and Matt A.V. Chaban of the Center for an Urban Future.

New York

Other political figures who backed out of appointments

Alberto Carvalho isn’t the first politician to withdraw from a position – although in his case, it wasn’t driven by scandal or controversy but because he was beloved by local school board members and students who wanted him to stay. Here are some other national figures who have made waves by declining a position after being nominated.

Letitia James

Who'll be the next New York City mayor?

A way-too-early preview of the 2021 New York City mayoral race.

Polly Trottenberg

Talking transit with Trottenberg

Andrew Cuomo

Does it matter if voters don’t want New Yorkers to run in 2020?

A new poll shows New York voters are against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio running for president. But that didn't stop Donald Trump.

Bill de Blasio

Four takeaways from de Blasio’s State of the City

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out a plan for revitalizing democracy in his 2018 State of the City address.

Bill de Blasio

NYC public employees need paid parental leave

Mothers and fathers both should have time with their newborns.

Leroy Comrie

Hitting the road

Former New York City Council members like to stay busy, whether it’s in politics, or government, or branching out into the private sector or nonprofit world. But where exactly do they go?

Bill de Blasio

The Shola must go on

Why de Blasio is standing by embattled NYCHA chief Shola Olatoye.

John DeFrancisco

Cuomo’s new challenger and de Blasio's growing budget

Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco is running against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an $88.7 billion budget, and special elections for vacant state legislative seats are expected on April 24.

Bill de Blasio

How to prepare New Yorkers to benefit from Amazon

New York City is a finalist for Amazon's second headquarters. The Center for an Urban Future lays out how the city can make sure locals get their share of the jobs created if the company comes to New York.