Have I Been Redistricted? Search Your Redrawn Political Districts in New York

Congressional and state seats have changed. Before this summer’s primary elections, find out how your old districts stack up with your new ones.

Have I Been Redistricted? Search Your Redrawn Political Districts in New York

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 28, 2020: People vote in the Madison Square Garden during the 2020 Presidential election between President Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden. (Shutterstock) By Will Welch, Rachel Holliday Smith and Alyssa Katz, THE CITY After a chaotic redistricting process, New York’s political boundaries have finally been set for the […]

DSNY Initiatives: The Dignity of a Clean-Living City

DSNY Initiatives: The Dignity of a Clean-Living City

Photo: Sanitation Commissioner Jessica S. Tisch and José Bayona, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Ethnic & Community Media and The Press at Community/Ethnic Media Roundtable (May 4, 2022) | New York City Department of Sanitation By Manuel Holguin Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch takes the helm of one of the essential departments in New […]

In Seismic Shift, NYC to Mandate Phonics-Based Curriculum in Elementary Schools

Many parents and educators have urged return to instruction matching sounds to letters to teach kids to read, a move Mayor Eric Adams says will especially help kids with dyslexia and other learning challenges.

In Seismic Shift, NYC to Mandate Phonics-Based Curriculum in Elementary Schools

By Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat, Yoav Gonen and Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat, THE CITY New York City will require all elementary schools to adopt a phonics-based reading program in the coming school year — a potentially seismic shift in how tens of thousands of public school students are taught to read. The announcement came as part of […]

Restaurants and Retailers Beg NYC: Stop Using us as an ATM

Restaurants and Retailers Beg NYC: Stop Using us as an ATM

Morningside Heights, New York, NY, USA – August 19, 2021: Window of Famous Famiglia pizza shop at 2859 Broadway. (Shutterstock) By Andrew Rigie and Jessica Walker, NY Post How to explain the city’s lagging recovery? Look no further than the pandemic-induced financial challenges still facing our restaurants and retail shops, which make up the economic backbone […]

David Yassky: Democrat for State Senate

David Yassky: Democrat for State Senate

By Manuel Holguin David Yassky has an impressive resume; the dean of Pace University School of Law, where he served from April 2014 to April 2018, a member of the New York City Council from 2002 until 2009, and an aide to Senator Chuck Schumer. The latter who “stood up to the NRA” and helped […]

Mayor Adams Kicks Off Campaign to Highlight IDNYC Expansion of Benefits

Expanded Access Includes New Cultural Institutions and Recreational Centers

Mayor Adams Kicks Off Campaign to Highlight IDNYC Expansion of Benefits

New York, NY – April 26, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams deliver State of the City address and reflection on the first 100 days of his administration at Kings Theatre (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today kicked off a campaign to highlight new benefits, including access to cultural institutions and other recreational […]

Hochul Honeymoon is Over for Livid Albany Lawmakers

From a prized real estate industry tax break to looser rules that would ease her indicted ex-lieutenant off the ballot, legislators express little urgency to aid the governor as she seeks accomplishments before the election.

Hochul Honeymoon is Over for Livid Albany Lawmakers

New York, NY – April 22, 2022: Governor Kathy Hochul speaks during Electric Bus Announcement with MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber at Michael J. Quill Depot. (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY With just 17 legislative session days remaining in Albany, state lawmakers are showing reluctance to help Gov. Kathy Hochul deliver on her […]

Mayor Adams, Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Announce New Protections for Food Delivery Workers

Mayor Adams, Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Announce New Protections for Food Delivery Workers

Photo by PP/IQ Inc. NEW YORK, NY — New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga today announced that, starting tomorrow, delivery workers who deliver restaurant orders for third-party food delivery apps in New York City now have first-of-their-kind new protections to promote better working conditions […]

What is a District Leader? Your Guide to New York’s ‘Micro Elected Officials’

They’re volunteer positions with a history in patronage politics. Today, district leaders influence who can be judges, poll workers and members of each borough’s county committee.

What is a District Leader? Your Guide to New York’s ‘Micro Elected Officials’

New York, New York – October 26, 2020: A ‘Vote Here’ sign is posted outside a polling station in Kips Bay during the 2020 Presidential Election between President Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden. (Shutterstock) By Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY You’ve heard of City Council members, and you know you have state representatives, too. […]

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