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When he first ran for president in 2008, Barack Obama took a lot of flak from opponents over his college days as a “community organizer” — work that has never been easy to define. more
It’s $1 million. That’s 100 million pennies. If you were to turn all of that money into dollar bills and stuff all of it into a cash bag, it would weigh 22 pounds. Each year, city council members have a chance to ask their communities how they would spend $1 million. But how they do it might be a little more interesting than some of the plans themselves. more
Background checks can make or break someone. Especially if that someone has a criminal history. Such checks may already cost people jobs and maybe even loans. But a new piece of legislation in front of the city council could take one essential piece of living off that list: homes. more
While many hope to find solace in their own home, Rosario Ramon has grown weary of hers. “As much as I love my home, I’m also tired of fighting these battles with this building’s landlord,” Ramon said, in Spanish. “There’s just so much to deal with that I don’t even know where to begin.” more
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez might be leaving his city council seat in just a couple weeks, but he has no plans to leave City Hall anytime soon. more
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
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