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David Freedlander

  1. politics
    How Eric Adams Did ItThe likely next mayor didn’t look like it at the start of the campaign.
  2. the city politic
    Who Won the Mayoral Primary?A complicated new voting system meets an archaic bureaucracy.
  3. politics
    Confusion Is Winning the Race for MayorThe race was thrown into chaos when test votes were counted by mistake.
  4. the city politic
    The Mayor’s Race Isn’t (Quite) Decided YetAdams is still the overwhelming favorite — but at least one other candidate still has an outside chance.
  5. the city politic
    The Race for Mayor Has Gone Absolutely BerserkYang and Garcia team up. Adams cries victim. Wiley goes after them all.
  6. the city politic
    The Company Eric Adams KeepsHe’s the candidate of old political-machine guys like Brooklyn Democratic Party fixer Frank Carone. What would that mean in City Hall?
  7. the city politic
    One of These People Will Be the Next Mayor of New YorkFifteen candidates for mayor, each selling a different vision of the city. Choose your top five.
  8. the city politic
    Dianne Morales and the Implosion of the Left in NYC’s Mayoral Race“I’m sorry,” said one lefty political organizer. “But this is just such a hot fucking mess.”
  9. the city politic
    Could New Endorsements Vault Kathryn Garcia Into the Top Tier?“Some of my competitors get fed on being noticed.”
  10. politics
    Andrew Yang’s Rivals Accuse Him of Cheating … on a Pop QuizHours before the first mayoral debate, campaigns sling mud over the Times test he aced and they didn’t.
  11. the city politic
    Will Scott Stringer’s Troubles Shake Up the Mayor’s Race?Staffers for other campaigns are gaming out who may be helped by a collapse in support for Stringer, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.
  12. the city politic
    Scott Stringer’s Very Bad DaySexual-misconduct allegations landed just as Stringer was gaining momentum in a mayoral race so far by dominated by Andrew Yang.
  13. encounter
    Eric Adams’s Pro-Police BetEight weeks before the mayoral primary and second in the polls, Brooklyn’s borough president sharpens his case for more cops.
  14. the city politic
    Scott Stringer Isn’t Paying Attention to the Polls“Let the campaign play out,” he says. “It hasn’t even begun yet.”
  15. the city politic
    ‘Yang Is Driving the Race Right Now’In New York’s mayoral campaign, everyone is focused on Andrew Yang’s polling lead — and wondering if it can last.
  16. verdict pending
    What If Cuomo Just Won’t Go?People close to the governor say there has been no talk of resigning. Meanwhile, he has been trying leverage enduring support from Black voters.
  17. albany
    Cuomo Lashes Out at Critics, Decries ‘Cancel Culture’New York’s governor is clinging to power amid spiraling scandals, even as most of his fellow elected Democrats are calling on him to resign.
  18. the power grid
    Cuomo’s Last Ditch Campaign to Avoid ImpeachmentHis political fate probably rests with the State Assembly. He is lobbying its members vigorously.
  19. downfalls
    Cuomo’s Biggest Political Problem? ‘Everybody Hates Him.’Even the governor’s allies concede that — with his political life in the balance — his usual tricks and tactics aren’t working.
  20. the power grid
    Amid the Scandals, Cuomo’s Enemies Are Ready to Unleash a Decade of Resentment“He is the most damaged he has ever been,” said one senior capitol aide.
  21. the city politic
    The New York Mayoral Race Has Become a Zoom HellEvery tiny civic group wants its own debate — and no one watches. It’s like the worst game of Hollywood Squares ever played.
  22. the city politic
    Maya Wiley’s Big Endorsement Could Shake Up the Mayoral RaceThe union that helped propel Bill de Blasio to victory eight years ago has thrown its weight behind her.
  23. the city politic
    Nobody Knows How NYC’s New Voting System Will Affect the Mayoral RaceRanked-choice voting could be a major factor in the contest. But insiders just shrug when it comes to specifics.
  24. the city politic
    Why Is Eric Adams Getting Snubbed by the Black Political Establishment?In a volatile mayoral race, the Black front-runner is struggling to attract key support.
  25. the city politic
    ‘It’s Everyone Against Andrew Yang’New York’s mayoral race is turning into a political experiment: Can an outsider translate national buzz into local votes?
  26. the city politic
    The New York Mayor’s Race Is Under Way. It’s Getting Interesting.At least one thing is clear: The old rules of how mayoral campaigns unfold have to be thrown out.
  27. getting around
    ‘The Whole Economy Depends on It’: Chuck Schumer on His Push to Bail Out the MTAThe New York senator talks about trying to persuade red-staters to keep our transit system from collapsing.
  28. hizzoner
    Is Reopening Schools Bill de Blasio’s Finest Moment?The mayor’s maddening personality may be what enabled him to pull off reopening schools.
  29. cityscape
    From Community Organizer to the Ultimate InsiderKathy Wylde, the longtime head of the Partnership for New York City, has a message for today’s young socialists.
  30. 2021
    An Ex-Cop for Mayor? Eric Adams Wants to Find Out.The hard-to-peg Brooklyn borough president jumps into the race to succeed Bill de Blasio.
  31. early and often
    Will the Unrest in Philadelphia Affect How Pennsylvanians Vote?Strategists and organizers in both parties are thinking hard about the question as election day draws near in a crucial swing state.
  32. new york city
    How Democrat Max Rose Is Still Taking a Stand for His Trump Country SeatHis point-blank, anti-politician campaign might make him the first Democratic congressman to win reelection in Staten Island since 1978.
  33. vision 2020
    How Biden and Trump Pollsters See the Politics of the Supreme Court FightIn an ugly race, even a slight unifying effect for Trump’s base or a chance to portray a vulnerable senator as a Trump lackey can make a difference.
  34. the city politic
    Corey Johnson on Why He’s Dropping Out of the New York City Mayoral Race“I was maybe not feeling my best self,” said the City Council Speaker. “But I felt like I couldn’t really acknowledge that.”
  35. politics
    How Bill de Blasio Lost New YorkWeeks into the George Floyd protests, the mayor has alienated his constituents, the police, and even his own staff.
  36. the city politic
    When New York Needed Him Most, Bill de Blasio Had His Worst Week As MayorMisinformation, policy reversals, and that inexplicable trip to the Park Slope Y.
  37. coronavirus
    New York City Moves Toward Closing All Bars and Eat-in RestaurantsMayor Bill de Blasio is meeting with top aides to consider measures to closing the city’s eating and drinking establishments.
  38. coronavirus
    “When a Bear Is Charging at You, If You Are Not Energized, You Are Dead.”The bully governor meets his moment.
  39. feuds
    Bill Doesn’t Like Mike: Mayor de Blasio’s War on BloombergHostilities have been rising between the current New York mayor and his predecessor amid Bloomberg’s presidential campaign.
  40. profile
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Already Changed D.C. It Hasn’t Changed Her Much.She reshaped her party’s agenda, resuscitated Bernie Sanders’s campaign, and hardly has a friend in town.
  41. politics
    How Trump-Country Democrat Rep. Max Rose Got to ImpeachmentThe Staten Island congressman thinks “centrist populism” — pro-union, anti-Trump — is the next big thing in American politics.
  42. the city politic
    ‘And That’s Okay’: The Sad, Slow Demise of de Blasio 2020Now the mayor is back in City Hall full time. You might think he’s disappointed about that, but he says you’re wrong.
  43. spats
    Bette Midler on Her Long-Running Spat With Donald Trump — and That TweetBut also on green spaces, community gardens, and New York City’s 25-year arc of renewal.
  44. the power grid
    Bill de Blasio Tries to Find Someone, Somewhere, Who Wants to Vote for HimThe Democratic primaries might be anyone’s game to lose, except for the New York mayor.
  45. vision 2020
    Bill de Blasio Gets Ready for a Late, Awkward Run for PresidentHe’s barely showing up in the polls and New Yorkers hate the idea — but, yes, it appears he’s going to do it.
  46. early and often
    Corey Lewandowski Is Advising a Candidate Planning to Challenge AOCTrump’s former campaign manager has been helping Ruth Papazian, a medical journalist who’s launching a long-shot challenge to the first-term Democrat.
  47. loyalists
    The ‘Chaos and Drama’ of Trump’s Woman in New YorkLongtime Trump-family employee Lynne Patton has brought her boss’s bombastic style to a HUD job formerly held by wonks and insiders.
  48. early and often
    Is Hakeem Jeffries the Next Speaker — or Just Ripe for a Primary Challenge?The Brooklyn congressman has been pegged for political stardom. But the arrival of AOC in Washington might complicate his life.
  49. the city politic
    The Obscure, Overcrowded Election That Could Change New York City PoliticsNext week Melissa Mark-Viverito, Jumaane Williams, and 15 other candidates will compete for public advocate, often a launching pad for ambitious pols.
  50. amazon
    How Cuomo, de Blasio, and Bezos Blew the Amazon DealNo one took responsibility for selling it. In the vacuum left by the company, the mayor, and the governor, opponents pounced.
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