New York City Council

Andrew Cuomo

Takeaways from the final 2018-19 state budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday evening announced a deal on a $168.3 billion state budget. Hours earlier, the spending plan had been in doubt, due to standoffs over such issues as state oversight of yeshivas and the early departure of state lawmakers for Passover, which began on Friday, and for Easter Sunday – which is also the start of the new fiscal year.

New York

Jared Kushner lied to NYC because he could get away with it

The Kushner Cos. filing of false paperwork on rent-regulated units and efforts to expel tenants is a failure of not just the companys integrity, but of state and local law. With the incentive structure of state rent regulations and a two-tiered legal system in which corporations get a slap on the wrist for ripping off the public while the poor go to jail for drug possession, actions like Kushner’s are inevitable.

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.

Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo takes on guns, NYCHA and the Percoco verdict

Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined students walking out to protest gun violence. Afterward, he took questions from the press on the conviction of Joseph Percoco, his former senior aide.

Rafael Espinal

An open letter to NYC’s first nightlife mayor

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

Mathieu Eugene

How long can each New York City Council member serve?

Breaking down the confusing term limit rules in the New York City Council.

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.


A short-lived shutdown, Howe he did it and no NYCHA apology

The top political headlines, from New Yorkers' role in the short-lived federal shutdown to the latest in the Joe Percoco trial.


Shola Olatoye deserves our support

The knives are out for NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye, but as one of the most accomplished and effective public servants in New York City, she deserves support.

Corey Johnson

Tale of the tape: Johnson & Johnson

Both men have led important legislative bodies. Both have earned reputations for arm-twisting behind the scenes. And the two even share a last name. So how do New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson compare otherwise?

Bill de Blasio

The Shola must go on

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

Corey Johnson

Exclusive: Johnson fills out senior leadership

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is staffing up.