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The City Politic

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    The Growing Cover-up of Rikers Island DeathsThe head of the city’s jails told aides to keep a dying man off his “department’s count,” according to the New York Times.
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    The YIMBY War Breaking Out on the LeftHousing fights are getting hot on the left as DSA lawmakers begin to embrace the cause of building and density.
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    Who Cares About Hasidic Children?Pandering politicians react with a shrug to a damning exposé of yeshivas that miseducate and abuse students.
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    Why Yuh-Line Niou Didn’t Run Against Dan Goldman AgainThe runner-up in the Democratic primary for the Manhattan-Brooklyn congressional district explains her decision to pass on a redo in November.
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    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.
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    Dan Goldman Has a Bridge He’d Like to Build YouThe congressman-to-be on what comes next after his narrow victory.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Can Anybody Stop Dan Goldman?The former prosecutor seems to be leading the crowded field for the Tenth District’s open House seat, but three other candidates still have a shot.
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    The Draw of the VineyardMore members of New York’s Black political Establishment are making the late-summer sojourn to Martha’s Vineyard.
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    Rage Against the Machine: Can Alessandra Biaggi Defeat Sean Patrick Maloney?The head of the DCCC is the epitome of moderation — and everything wrong with Democrats to the young progressive hoping to beat him next week.
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    Mondaire Jones on the Need to Meet Progressive ExpectationsThe congressman talks about switching districts, how Democrats can win the midterms, and why America’s problems go beyond Trump.
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    Liz Holtzman on Why Guts and Expertise Matter More Than AgeThe 81-year-old former congresswoman says she feels called to get back in the fight.
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    New York Times Sticks It to Progressives in New York’s Democratic PrimaryThe editorial board’s backing of Dan Goldman, Jerry Nadler, and Sean Patrick Maloney for Congress also shows a disdain for identity politics.
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    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.
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    Dan Goldman on the Problem With Trump, Republicans, and Members of His Own PartyThe veteran federal prosecutor tries politics.
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    Yuh-Line Niou on Her Especially Personal Run for CongressFrom representation to disability policy, she says there’s a common theme: Courage.
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    Carlina Rivera on What Democrats Get Wrong About Latino VotersA daughter of the Lower East Side runs to represent the district where she grew up.
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    Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney Really Hate Each OtherThe liberal lions of Manhattan fight off extinction.
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    A Kid Accused of a Crime Is Still a KidYoung New Yorkers should be protected from the inequities of the criminal-justice system, not demonized by the mayor for cheap political points.
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    Why Jessica Ramos Went After AOCThe spat reveals fault lines among seemingly like-minded progressive lawmakers.
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    Jessica Ramos Picked a Fight With AOC, for Some ReasonIn a series of tweets, Ramos claimed the congresswoman is not serving her district well.
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    Al Vann, the Brooklyn Progressive Who Reshaped New YorkHis contributions — the institutions he built, the leaders he mentored, and the opening of the system he engineered — will stand the test of time.
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    Brooklyn’s Democratic Boss Is Taking a Step Back — for the Happiest of ReasonsRodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn isn’t done with politics though.
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    New York Can and Should Kill the Broker FeeNew York could defeat the real-estate lobby and join the rest of America.
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    Where Is Phil Banks?Eric Adams’s man in charge of public safety hasn’t talked to the public once, and veteran observers can’t tell what he’s doing.
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    New York’s Primaries Were Decided by Politics As UsualDespite national upheaval, the turnout and results remained distinctly normal.
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    Waiting (and Waiting) for an Adams DoctrineSix months into a highly energetic mayoralty, how has Eric Adams changed the city — if at all?
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    What Happened to the Left in New York on Tuesday?Up and down the ballot, progressives couldn’t break through. The energy of the Trump years is gone, and it’s not clear what may replace it.
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    Is Eric Adams All Talk?Six months in, the mayor is facing questions about what, exactly, he’s doing to fix New York.
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    The Fight to Make Sure Yeshiva Schools Provide a Secular Education, TooThe state hasn’t been ensuring children at religious schools receive an adequate secular education. A new court order could change that.
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    Kill the Commute for GoodTrekking into Manhattan five days a week never made sense for most white-collar workers.
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    Is New York Ready for Recession?The economic warning lights are flashing red.
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    Maybe Bill de Blasio Deserves a ComebackThe former mayor stooping to run for Congress is absurd, but a little less so when considering his record.
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    6 Things to Know About New York’s New Congressional MapThe final redistricting map was revised to avoid a civil-rights firestorm, but it still creates a complicated mess for Democrats.
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    Why the Brooklyn Democratic Party Is at War With ItselfA fight over neighborhood patronage gigs has led to threats, insults, accusations, lawsuits, and an effort to oust the party’s first female boss.
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    Eric Adams Can’t Afford to Lose the New York PostWith crime surging, his brief honeymoon with the still-powerful tabloid appears to be over.
  38. life after roe
    Letitia James Announces Legislation to Fund Abortion ProvidersThe bill would create a New York State fund to support abortion providers and nonprofit organizations, as well as help out-of-state abortion seekers.
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    New York Is Failing Its COVID-Orphaned KidsThousands of New York City children lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19. They and other at-risk kids still aren’t getting the support they need.
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    Regular New Yorkers Fight Crime, TooMayor Adams needs to realize that cops aren’t the only crimefighters, as average New Yorkers proved during the hunt for the subway shooter.
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    The Trials of Alvin BraggThe Manhattan DA was meant to reform New York’s justice system and bring down Donald Trump. Three months into his tenure, both prospects look shaky.
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    Eric Adams Has COVIDHe tested positive on Sunday, his 100th day in office.
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    Eric Adams Says He’s ‘Getting Stuff Done.’ What Stuff?After 100 days in office, the mayor has made little progress delivering on his campaign promises — and some seem to have been forgotten entirely.
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    AOC’s Warning for Democrats: ‘We’re in Trouble’The progressive star says she’s been vindicated about Joe Manchin and that President Biden must go it alone to save their party in the fall.
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    Eric Adams Isn’t Off to a Great Start on Public SafetyAs Adams nears 100 days in office, there’s already good reason to wonder if the results of his public safety strategy will ever match his rhetoric.
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    New York’s Homelessness Crisis Needs More Than ThisLawmakers need to invest far more to help the New Yorkers with mental illness who live on the streets and in the subway.
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    Sports Betting Will Bring a Wave of Misery to New YorkFacilitating addiction across the state is a high price to pay for all that tax revenue.
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    Judges Can Be Dangerous, TooMayor Adams and other bail-reform opponents want judges to be able to use “dangerousness” to set bail, but that comes with its own perils.
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    New York’s Overlooked Diabetes Epidemic Is a Bigger Scandal Than ‘Fishgate’Communities of color are losing their battle against type 2 diabetes. That needs far more attention than Eric Adams’s occasional branzino.
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    The Risks of Overselling Violence InterruptionThe strategy has shown promise, but it’s not the miracle cure politicians are suggesting.
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