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The Nov. 2 general election yielded few surprises. At least at the city level. Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams is on his way to the top job at City Hall. Brooklyn councilman Brad Lander will run the numbers as the city’s next comptroller. And Jumaane Williams will continue in his role as public advocate. more
Letitia James has jumped into the 2022 gubernatorial race not just with a lot of attention over the fact she’s willing to challenge Gov. Kathy Hochul for her office, but with a number of endorsements as well. more
Letitia James is in. Kathy Hochul most likely will run. And both Bill de Blasio and Jumaane Williams are making a lot of noise about mounting their own campaigns as well. more
New York City hasn't even finished the 2021 election, but a number of eyes are turning to state races next year with state attorney general Letitia James already jumping into the race for governor, with others like Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams not far behind.  more
It’s only been a half-year since Eric Dinowitz won his city council seat in a special election to replace now-Bronx Supreme Court judge Andrew Cohen. And only about four months since the Democratic primary where Dinowitz all but assured he’d hold onto his seat for the next two years. more
It’s a name that might evoke serenity and relaxation. But Letchworth Village was anything but.

For decades, the massive complex was home to thousands diagnosed with physical or mental disabilities. Too many, in fact. Residents — especially children — were forced to live in filthy conditions, many times with no clothes to wear and nothing to do.

It was enough to create a national outcry so loud, an entire nation radically reformed disability services.

“I’ve visited penal institutions all over the country,” U.S. Rep. Mario Biaggi said. “I’ve visited hospitals all over the country. I’ve visited the worst brigs in the military. I’ve never seen anything like” Letchworth.

How could he know, less than a half-century later, his granddaughter would experience something tragically similar. But it wasn’t Letchworth Village state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi toured last month — instead, it was Rikers Island. A place also hidden far away from inquiring eyes, this time on a one-square-mile plot of mostly landfill-created dirt in the middle of the East River. But not hidden far enough. more

He’s always looking up, but not at the stars. No. Pedro De La Cruz — no relation — is staring at the ceiling. Not because it’s some architectural marvel, but instead out of fear it may all come crashing down on him. Again. more
Now that the city's elections board has cleared its counting system of dummy test ballots, the agency tried yet again to release preliminary results from the citywide primary races for mayor, comptroller and public advocate. And while they haven't changed much from what was reported before — it has presented some new, interesting scenarios for when tens of thousands of absentee ballots are opened and counted. more
District 11 seems decided, but borough president race is still way too close to call
Eric Dinowitz 42% | 5816 votes
Mino Lora 27% | 3775 votes
Abigail Martin 14% | 1957 votes
Daniel Padernacht 6% | 870 votes
Jessica Haller 6% | 767 votes
Marcos Sierra 2% | 301 votes
Carlton Berkley 2% | 246 votes
Should electricity remain a utility — or should it be a right? more
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