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New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, who turned a long shot candidacy into a close defeat by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in last month’s Democratic primary, has quickly set his sights on another office: New York City public advocate.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo denounced the policies of President Donald Trump and a national “schizophrenic, ultraconservative movement” during a speech in Woodbury to support state and local Democratic candidates.
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The New York City Council is considering a bill that would give commercial tenants the right to longer leases and the ability to negotiate rents with an arbitrator, although it faces opposition from top city officials and those who say it could hurt small businesses.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s subway chief Andy Byford emphasized he isn’t declaring victory, as officials presented data from September showing thousands of fewer delayed trains than usual.
Byford also unveiled a crackdown on homeless people in subway stations by directing station managers to contact police to remove people who take up multiple seats or make a mess.
An explosive device was found in a mailbox at the Westchester County home of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist who is a favorite target of right-wing groups.
A judge has temporary nixed New York city’s plan to force carriage horses to pick up and drop off their rides at designated spots inside Central Park, issuing a temporary restraining order.
The New York City Housing Authority has repeatedly violated the state Open Meetings Law over the past few years by voting behind closed doors to hire outside counsel to fight off allegations of mismanagement, racial bias and cover-up.
The New York City Police Department has arrested three more people, two of whom are Proud Boys, in connection with the street brawl outside the Metropolitan Republican Club in the Upper East Side on Oct. 12.
New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres fired off a letter asking city health and housing agencies to hold the New York City Housing Authority accountable for buildings overrun by rats.
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From the way New York City taxes its nearly 1.3 million rental units in buildings of four apartments or more – many of them lifelines for working-class New Yorkers – you’d think someone had a plan to make them as expensive and scarce as they are.
Late Sunday night, the chicken suit finally came home to roost as Cuomo surrendered and agreed to an hourlong debate with GOP foe Marc Molinaro to air Tuesday night on radio and TV.
State Sen. Phil Boyle has the taint of the swamp on him that won’t wash off but his opponent, former Suffolk County Legislator Louis D’Amaro, has unambiguous stands on voting and ethics reforms that make him the clear choice for any voter.
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The Trump administration, confronted with further evidence of a cover-up in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, veered between defending the value of its alliance with Saudi Arabia and pressing the Saudi government for answers.
Polling from competitive congressional districts in 2016 showed border protection and standing up to illegal immigration resonated with voters, and now the president is tweeting nonstop about the migrant caravan in Central America in the hope that it will affect the midterm elections.