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Errol Louis

Columnist, New York Magazine and Intelligencer

Errol Louis is a columnist for New York Magazine and the longtime host of Inside City Hall on Spectrum News NY1.

  1. trump on trial
    Free the Trump Trial TranscriptsThe New York court system’s maddening lack of transparency is about to be a national embarrassment — unless the state’s chief judges intervene.
  2. vision 2024
    Former U.S. president and current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's rally in Sioux City
    Can Biden Keep the Black Vote?Why Democrats may be losing their grip on a once-loyal constituency.
  3. the city politic
    Mourners attend a memorial for slain 13-year-old Troy Gill in Crown Heights on March 5.
    A Street-Level View From New York’s Most Dangerous NeighborhoodCrown Heights is once again confronting a surge in street violence with resolve.
  4. the city politic
    U.S.-NEW YORK-COVID-19 CASES-14 MILLION
    Stopping This Hospital Closure Is Key Test of Black Political Power in New YorkSUNY Downstate has long been a lifeline to a medically underserved community in Brooklyn. The state wants to shutter it.
  5. early and often
    Why Democrats Should Stop Freaking Out About Biden 2024A formula that has predicted every election since 1860 looks good for him, according to the professor who devised it.
  6. the city politic
    Andrew Cuomo Wants the Kind of Redemption That Comes From Winning an ElectionHe sees the campaign trail as the only way to make the case that he was wrongly hounded from office.
  7. the city politic
    Eric Adams’s Migrant-Bus Lawsuit Is Doomed — But Still SmartSometimes taking a stand to defend the city is more important than winning.
  8. encounter
    The Relentless Damian WilliamsThe SDNY U.S. Attorney is one of the country’s gutsiest prosecutors — and a potential headache for Eric Adams.
  9. the city politic
    What Made the George Santos Scandal DifferentNew York has seen lots of politicians go down in flames. Why does this one stand out?
  10. the city politic
    10 New York Charities Worth Supporting on Giving TuesdayFrom aiding recently arrived migrants to fighting hunger to treating victims of the Israel-Hamas war, these organizations are making a difference.
  11. the city politic
    Eric Adams Is Battling for His Political LifeBut if history is any guide, don’t count him out yet.
  12. the city politic
    How a New York City Councilwoman Lost Her Job for Doing the Right ThingThe surprise election defeat of the Bronx’s Marjorie Velázquez is a bad sign for affordable housing.
  13. the city politic
    New Yorkers Should Line Up Behind the City’s JanitorsAfter a wave of COVID-related layoffs, these essential workers are in for a bruising labor fight.
  14. the city politic
    An Egregious NYPD Cover-up Poses a Moral Test for Eric AdamsThe mayor and his police commissioner must take action against the two cops who killed Kawaski Trawick.
  15. the city politic
    Some Advice to Eric Adams on Handling EmergenciesBe there when necessary. Use the media smartly. And always tell the truth.
  16. the city politic
    The Biggest Lesson of the Migrant CrisisIt’s not like New York hasn’t faced similar problems in the past.
  17. the city politic
    What Eric Adams Is Getting Wrong About the Migrant CrisisYes, it’s a huge challenge. No, it’s not going to “destroy” New York City.
  18. the city politic
    What Affirmative Action Taught MeSix decades after MLK’s timeless speech, it’s a civil-rights battle that needs to be fought again.
  19. the city politic
    The Migrant Crisis Is a New Kind of Test for Kathy HochulA recent legal decision has put the issue on her desk. Success with it could catapult her to political stardom.
  20. the city politic
    With One Easy Trick, Eric Adams Can Fix NYC’s Housing LotteryIt’s time to let go of a city policy that promotes segregated neighborhoods.
  21. the city politic
    We Will Never Forget James DavisTwenty years after he was gunned down inside City Hall, the Brooklyn city councilman’s legacy lives on.
  22. the city politic
    A Political Star Is Born in HarlemYusef Salaam’s surprise City Council victory signals the arrival of a new leader with charisma and a story that resonates deeply with Black America.
  23. the city politic
    A Make-or-Break Moment for Public Housing in New York CityA promising $1.5 billion plan to demolish and rebuild two projects in the heart of Chelsea is an important test for local leaders.
  24. the city politic
    Eric Adams, MicromanagerIt’s clearer than ever that he’s running New York on his own.
  25. the city politic
    New York Has a Housing Crisis. So Why Won’t Albany Act?The rent is already too damn high and will soar even higher if political leaders can’t resolve a stalemate.
  26. the city politic
    Does Eric Adams Still Think It’s Easy to Be Mayor?New York’s migrant crisis seems to be testing him to his limits.
  27. the city politic
    Jordan Neely Was Already DeadNew York reckons with a homeless epidemic and a killing.
  28. the city politic
    Should Rich New Yorkers Pay Bigger Fines? It’s a Good QuestionThe idea from a City Council member has gotten a lot of hate. But, facing a budget crunch, it’s the right way to think.
  29. the city politic
    How Did New Chief Judge Rowan Wilson Succeed Where Hector LaSalle Failed?The answer is complicated — but at least part of the story involves partisanship and New York State’s redistricting nightmare.
  30. the city politic
    Eric Adams Is Finally Facing Reality on Work-From-Home RulesHe clearly doesn’t like the flexible-work revolution — but in a tight labor market, he could only hold out for so long.
  31. the city politic
    Don’t Underestimate Alvin Bragg’s Chances Against TrumpThe Manhattan DA is a meticulous litigator who has proved he can build complex white-collar cases. Trump is better at theatrics than court battles.
  32. the city politic
    NYPD’s Illegal Parking Needs to Be CurbedIt’s long past time for the city to rein in cops and other public servants who believe parking laws and tolls don’t apply to them.
  33. the city politic
    Kathy Hochul Is on the Brink of 3 Wars With Her Own PartyNew York’s governor claims she’s not looking for fights, but various state Democrats are signaling she’ll get them anyway.
  34. the city politic
    Hector LaSalle Deserves a Proper VoteThe New York State Senate, overreaching in a larger political game, has been trying to avoid giving the nominee for chief judge his due.
  35. the city politic
    Are Eric Adams’s Big Plans for the City Still Too Small?As he enters his second year in office, Adams is sticking with his grind-it-out approach to governing.
  36. the city politic
    The Railroading of Kathy Hochul’s Chief-Judge PickJustice Hector LaSalle isn’t getting a fair hearing in Albany — or in the media.
  37. the city politic
    Eric Adams Has a Goal on Mental Illness — But He Needs a PlanHe wants to involuntarily hospitalize those with the most serious problems. Does he understand the challenges he’ll face?
  38. the city politic
    10 New York City–Based Charities I’m Giving ToGiving Tuesday is a great opportunity to help fix what’s broken here in New York and around the world.
  39. the city politic
    New Yorkers Rejected the Doom and Gloom About CrimeMidterm voters did not accept the premise that crime is an all-consuming battle that New York is losing.
  40. early and often
    How Hochul and Zeldin Stand ApartFrom crime to housing to congestion pricing, here’s what New Yorkers need to know about how the gubernatorial candidates differ on the issues.
  41. the city politic
    ‘I Could Be the Mayor’That the Reverend Calvin Butts had a clear path to political power but chose not to take it was just one of the extraordinary things about him.
  42. the city politic
    The Banks Administration Inside the Adams AdministrationDavid Banks is serious about turning around New York’s schools. And it’s just one part of his family’s political project.
  43. the city politic
    The Horror That Continues to Haunt Our CityTreating New Yorkers with serious mental illness is one of the only ways we can prevent tragedies like the murder of FDNY Lt. Alison Russo-Elling.
  44. early and often
    Conversations Can Save Our Democracy, TooHaving frank, civil discussions with others about issues, candidates, and how our democracy works can make a difference.
  45. the city politic
    New York’s Leaders Are Sleeping Through a Housing EmergencyThe political response should reflect the size and speed of the worsening crisis. It hasn’t even come close.
  46. the city politic
    Why Are So Many of New York’s Basement Apartments Still Death Traps?It’s been a year since floodwaters drowned 11 New Yorkers in their homes, but nothing has been done to stop it from happening again.
  47. the city politic
    4 Big Takeaways From New York’s Weird Late-Summer PrimariesHow backlash to overturning Roe v. Wade, incumbency, and the rejection of a few extremist candidates by New York Republicans may matter.
  48. the city politic
    The Draw of the VineyardMore members of New York’s Black political Establishment are making the late-summer sojourn to Martha’s Vineyard.
  49. the group portrait
    The Subtle Differences of the Many Candidates for New York’s 10th DistrictIt’s a very crowded race for one of the city’s most progressive districts.
  50. early and often
    The Biden Age Is Hitting Its StrideThe debate over how old the president is and whether he should run again is a distraction from how much he has already accomplished.
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