Governer Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio

Here’s what some of New York’s most influential officials have to say about City & State and its predecessors:

Andrew Cuomo

Over the past decade, City & State has established itself as a leading news source for New Yorkers. Founded to cover City Hall and expanding to cover the Capitol and then the entire state, the progress of City & State is truly worth celebrating. City & State's daily updates provide a roundup of the most important New York news, keeping readers updated on the latest ins and outs of government. From breaking news to policy analysis, New Yorkers rely on City & State to stay informed every day. Congratulations on ten successful years of becoming a premier destination for political news across New York state.

- Andrew Cuomo, Governer of New York


Bill De Blasio

It is a great pleasure to welcome everyone to City & State’s 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

In order to build a better future for all, it is imperative that we encourage every New Yorker to participate in their government. In doing so, it is also critical that our residents have access to valuable information that will keep them up-to-date on current events, influential people, and leading organizations that are making an impact on the region they call home. For the past decade, City & State has not only been keeping people well-informed with its detailed coverage of local government, politics, and breaking news stories, but has also stimulated conversation and raised the standards of journalism.

From its First Read newsletter that reaches thousands of subscribers each morning, to its weekly magazine and networking events, this publication is vital to the fabric of New York. In honor of its milestone 10th anniversary, I am proud to join in applauding all of City & State’s talented reporters, editors, staff, and readers who are helping to shape one of the most vibrant and diverse places in the world. On behalf of the City of New York, I offer my best wishes for a wonderful anniversary celebration and continued success.

- Bill De Blasio, New York City Mayor


Letitia James

Since 2006, when it was City Hall newspaper, City & State has been the go-to place for news and information about what is happening in politics and government. And for the past five years, the first thing I read in the morning – along with so many others – is First Read. Noplace else can you get a more up-to-date and thorough glance about what’s happening in New York and beyond.

- Letitia James, New York City public advocate


Scott Stringer

For a decade, City & State has been an invaluable resource, providing comprehensive and objective coverage for New York politics and policy. From its award-winning magazine to its informative First Read newsletter, City & State ensures policymakers, academics and business leaders stay informed and connected. Its focus on upholding the highest journalistic standards has made a positive impact across the state.

- Scott M. Stringer, New York City comptroller


Tom DiNapoli

City & State’s daily First Read and Insider emails are eagerly awaited and avidly consumed by people who need to know the latest governmental news coming out of Albany and New York City, as well as breaking stories, issues and debates across the state. City & State also helps sustain a substantive conversation about the issues of the day through public policy forums. The dedicated reporters, management and staff at City & State are shining a light on the people’s business in New York state, and keeping us all informed about the common challenges we face as New Yorkers.

- Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York state comptroller


John J. Flanagan

Through City & State’s magazine, website, First Read and organized events, your reporters and staff have produced quality journalism worthy of multiple New York Press Association awards and provided opportunities for networking in a bipartisan environment. My Senate majority colleagues and I look forward to continuing to work together to inform and educate the public and to improve the lives of all New Yorkers for another 10 years and beyond.

- Senator John J. Flanagan, state Senate majority leader


Kemp Hannon

City & State has enjoyed tremendous success since its inception and has become the go-to source for coverage of city and state government. I have enjoyed seeing your publication grow and prosper over the years, and I thank you for all the hard work everyone involved with City & State has put into making it what it is today. I’m sure your next 10 years will be even greater!

- State Sen. Kemp Hannon, 6th District


Charles Schumer

Since its inception, City & State has provided deeply insightful and captivating coverage to tens of thousands of readers, who look forward to and rely on its online and print features. The ability to document and assess New York’s most pivotal moments in politics is a great service to the public interest. I know that New Yorkers, like myself, have cherished your work throughout the past decade and look forward to your success well into the future.

- U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer


Gale Brewer

The borough of Manhattan appreciates the many services you perform for New Yorkers – accurate reporting, contextual analysis and holding our elected representatives accountable for their actions. Thank you for all you do to encourage more enlightened citizens.

- Gale Brewer, Manhattan borough president


Joseph Crowley

Whether it’s through their First Read newsletter arriving in the morning as we sip our coffee, their weekly magazine, or the many events throughout the year that bring the most influential individuals together in one room, City & State New York delivers what we need to know when we need to know it.

- Rep. Joseph Crowley, 14th District


Jeffrey Dinowitz

Your coverage of issues, profiles of people in power, and in-depth coverage of all things going across the state are an invaluable resource for anyone looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in New York politics. Recently, I have been particularly impressed with City & State’s dedication to covering otherwise underreported topics, such as the annual profile of all five boroughs including my lifelong home, the Bronx.

- Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, 81st District


Michael P. Kearns

City & State more than any other news source communicates all of the state political news and issues vital to everyone. On numerous occasions I have been asked by my colleagues did you read City & State, the underlying assumption is that this is the new source which deals with those issues with the largest consequences to our constituents.

- Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns, 142nd District


Michael Montesano

Over the last 10 years New York has been through quite a roller coaster. From major policy milestones to resignations, scandals and corruption, City & State has been there through it all and your continuing commitment to in-depth, unbiased journalism has been critical in keeping New York informed.

- Assemblyman Michael Montesano, 15th District


Deborah Glick

Every morning, I join the throng of supporters who read City & State’s First Read to start my day. Not only is City & State informative, it also provides a platform for policy makers to take issues and concerns on the Federal, state and city level straight to the readers through op-ed pieces in Slant and panel discussions.

- Assemblywoman Deborah J. Glick, 66th District


Shelley Mayer

With a reputation for honesty and integrity, City & State is a unique news source in New York. In its decade in operation, City & State has provided insightful in-depth and breaking news coverage of government, politics, policies and people of New York City and New York state. As a source of both original content and aggregation, its First Read is an indispensable part of all politicians’ and governmental officials’ morning routines.

- Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, 90th District


Sandy Galef

As I am sure my colleagues can attest, no morning is complete without your First Read. A great thanks to your hardworking and talented staff for making sure that every New York political angle or Slant is covered with such integrity and honesty in reporting.

- Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 95th District


Annabel Palma

Media companies like yours, with an award-winning news team, deserve accolades for your work and achievement. Your commitment to providing New Yorkers with detailed and insightful coverage of politics, policies, and influential individuals/organizations has earned you this much-deserved recognition. The community has gained a great deal from your services such as the magazine, website, First Read emails and premier events.

- New York City Council member Annabel Palma, 18th District


Andrew Cohen

The weekly Winners & Losers column is another key scorecard elected officials check regularly. What did we do before 2006 when City & State launched in New York?

- New York City Council member Andrew Cohen, 11th District


Dan Garodnick

City & State is more than just another publication. I was lucky enough to be part of your On Diversity forum earlier this year, on a panel on gender and women’s issues in politics. Through timely events such as this, and now your Slant podcast, too, you provide a multitude of platforms for us to consider some of the most important issues of the day.

- New York City Council member Dan Garodnick, 4th District


Liz Krueger

Congratulations to the intrepid reporters and staff at City & State for making it through 10 years of New York politics! Sunlight is the best disinfectant (and we all know Albany could use a healthy dose), and good reporting is one of the most important ways to let the light in. So thank you for continuing to find new avenues for covering, explaining, and contributing to the vital work of government.

- state Sen. Liz Krueger, 28th District


Patrick Gallivan

From Buffalo to New York City and Long Island to Albany, your print and online publications tackle topics that might otherwise go unreported. The award winning stories, analysis and interviews have become must-reads for everyone affected by government, business and policies.

- state Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, 59th District