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    Kathryn Garcia’s Wide-Open FutureShe’s out of a job and lost the primary, but the almost-next-mayor of New York is now a political celebrity.
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    How the Dianne Morales Campaign FloppedThe making and unmaking of Instagram’s favorite mayoral candidate.
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    Eric Adams Declares Victory in Mayoral Primary: UpdatesHe narrowly defeated Kathryn Garcia after absentee ballots were finally counted.
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    Who Won the Mayoral Primary?A complicated new voting system meets an archaic bureaucracy.
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    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.
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    Everything You Need to Know About the NYC Mayoral RaceYour last-minute guide to the 15 primary candidates, New Yorkers’ ranked-choice voting strategies, and all the drama from the campaign trail.
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    The Race for Mayor Has Gone Absolutely BerserkYang and Garcia team up. Adams cries victim. Wiley goes after them all.
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    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?
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    Tali Farhadian Weinstein Donated $8.2 Million to Her Own CampaignThe Manhattan DA candidate’s personal contributions dwarf the millions she has raised from Wall Street mega-donors.
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    20 New Yorkers (From Fran Lebowitz to Ron Kim) On Ranking The Mayoral CandidatesFran Lebowitz, Ron Kim, Chelsea Manning, and more weigh in on the mayoral primary candidates.
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    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.
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    What 10 New York City Mayoral Candidates Can’t Live WithoutThe debates over what pen writes the smoothest or the best coffee sweetener can galvanize as strongly as any of the more traditional political fare.
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    Meet Your Next MayorHousing? Policing? Pot? New York Nico interviews the candidates for New York Magazine.
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    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.”
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    Could New Endorsements Vault Kathryn Garcia Into the Top Tier?“Some of my competitors get fed on being noticed.”
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    Who Will Replace Cy Vance As Manhattan District Attorney?A crowded field of progressives could spell victory for Wall Street’s favored candidate.
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    Andrew Yang’s Insider CampaignHow has a former CEO of 100 employees become the front-runner to govern a city of 9 million? Not simply by being a celebrity and excellent campaigner.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The Voters Propelling Andrew Yang’s LeadAs he maddens his rivals, the mayoral frontrunner is riding on outsider appeal.
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    Scott Stringer Isn’t Paying Attention to the Polls“Let the campaign play out,” he says. “It hasn’t even begun yet.”
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    ‘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.
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    ‘It Sickened Me’: De Blasio Rips Cuomo Over Sexual-Harassment ClaimsThe mayor accused Cuomo of “letting himself off the hook” in his response to the scandal and suggested he should resign if the allegations are true.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Maya Wiley, the Crisis CandidateShe believes a traumatized city deserves a progressive mayor — and she is certain she’d be better at it than her former boss Bill de Blasio.
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    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.
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    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.
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    ‘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?
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    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.
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    What’s Ahead for New York? Maybe a Budget ‘Nightmare Scenario’The city and MTA are both hoping for help from Congress. Option B is grim.
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    “We Are At War”: Heshy Tischler Is Not Done Stirring Up Orthodox BrooklynBorough Park’s most visible agitator may be arrested on Monday. His response: “You just wait for round two.”
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    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.”
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    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.
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    ‘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.
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    Even Our Dog Parks Show America Is an Unequal Playing FieldAll dogs may go to heaven, but lower-income canine lovers have found that not every dog gets to enjoy a ritzy outdoor space.
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    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.
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    Hundreds of NYCHA Residents Are Facing the Polar Vortex With No HeatWith temps dropping and a potential federal takeover looming, tenants are being hit with trouble on all sides – and some are talking rent strike.
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    Why Bill de Blasio Is Acting Like a 2020 CandidateHe’s not taking any of the steps a serious candidate would be taking. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a strategy.
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    Why Governor Cuomo Gave a Speech That Sounded Like a Secession ThreatYou don’t say New York “declares independence from this federal government’s policies” unless you want to, at the very least, fan 2020 rumors.
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    New York State Has Entered a New Phase of PoliticsAndrew Cuomo’s resounding win was part of a shift in Albany. The only question now is what the new system will look like.
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    Is the de Blasio Revolution Coming to Chicago?Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has made income inequality a central platform in his campaign against incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a runoff election April 7.
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    Is Andrew Cuomo Getting Schooled?His rough treatment of the teachers’ unions is driving down his popularity. So why is he doing it?
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    Tallying the Damage From Sheldon Silver’s ArrestThe effects are enormous and already rippling through Albany and the state.
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    Is de Blasio’s Perceived Weakness an Advantage?Some of his collegial style is philosophical, some of it strategically pragmatic.
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    Bratton Still Opposes Making Chokeholds IllegalThe NYPD’s new inspector released its first report on Monday.
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    Mario Cuomo, 1932–2015The former governor of New York died today. Chris Smith remembers his career.
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    For de Blasio and the NYPD, Mere Boos Are ProgressThe mayor’s efforts to lower the volume in his standoff with the NYPD may be working. 
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    De Blasio and Bratton’s Critical RelationshipThe tragedy in Bed-Stuy highlighted the high-wire act that came to define de Blasio’s first year in City Hall.
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