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Jeff Coltin

is the City Hall bureau chief at City & State New York.

Eric Adams

News

Who’s who in Eric Adams’ administration

Here’s who the new mayor is appointing jobs to in City Hall.

News

New York City workers keep throwing out homeless people’s belongings

The Sanitation Department said ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,’ but homeless advocates called the policy garbage.

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This is how the arrest process works in New York City

The experience of being arrested is all too common among the clients of nonprofit organizations.

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Simcha Felder

Armed school officers could turn the state Senate blue

The fate of state Sen. Simcha Felder's bill arming guards in schools could impact which party he caucuses with.

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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.

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Carolyn Maloney

Carolyn Maloney runs campaign ad ... on Breitbart?

Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s campaign ad has been spotted on the right-wing news site Breitbart, even though Maloney's district is one of the bluest in the nation.

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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.

Personality

Ruben Diaz Jr.

Rubén Díaz Jr. on New York’s responsibility to Puerto Rico

Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. discusses New York’s responsibility to Puerto Rico.

Personality

New York pols and their biggest celebrity team-ups

New York politicians are always dragging celebrities out to rallies, fundraisers and press conferences to draw some attention. In honor of red carpet season, here are some of the best examples, including Billy Joel, Robert De Niro, Scarlett Johansson and more.

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Frank Seddio

Golden challenger Gounardes considering Assembly run instead

Bay Ridge Democrat Andrew Gounardes is considering running for indicted Assemblywoman Pamela Harris’ seat instead of mounting another challenge against state Sen. Martin Golden, one of the city's few Republican state lawmakers.

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Carlina Rivera

The 5 City Council members eyeing the 2021 speakership

Some New York City Council members are already thinking about running to be the next council speaker in 2021.

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Letitia James

Who'll be the next New York City mayor?

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

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Ruben Diaz Jr.

Diaz opens 2021 campaign account

Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. has opened a 2021 campaign account, an early concrete move in his expected run for New York City mayor.

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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.

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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?

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Corey Johnson

Exclusive: Johnson fills out senior leadership

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is staffing up.

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Mark Treyger

Barron falls again as council names borough chairs

New York City Councilmen Antonio Reynoso and Mark Treyger were elected co-chairs of the Brooklyn delegation.

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Francisco Moya

Exclusive: Bill aims to block corrupt politicians from city office

New York City Council members Ritchie Torres and Francisco Moya are introducing a bill that would ban corrupt politicians from seeking city office, hoping to prevent candidates like Hiram Monserrate from ever running again.