Politics

Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda Raises More Questions Than Answers
Midterm Elections 2014 / Politics

Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda Raises More Questions Than Answers

The 10-point Women’s Equality Agenda seeks to improve many aspects of women’s lives, including pay equity, access to abortion and protection for domestic abuse victims.

Language is election issue in New York Russian-speaking district
Politics / Uncategorized

Language is election issue in New York Russian-speaking district

More than half of the Russian population cannot be considered fluent in English.

As Election Day nears, Latino vote remains underrepresented and elusive
Midterm Elections 2014 / Politics

As Election Day nears, Latino vote remains underrepresented and elusive

Latinos have become an increasingly important voting bloc.

Despite challenges, campaign strategists flock to big data
Politics

Despite challenges, campaign strategists flock to big data

But harnessing big data’s power for local elections and other grassroots campaigns has proven difficult.

Republican Strongholds are Outliers in City’s Political Landscape
Politics

Republican Strongholds are Outliers in City’s Political Landscape

Only 10 Republicans currently hold city, state or federal elected positions in the five boroughs, and nine of them represent neighborhoods in Staten Island and south Brooklyn.

Theme-less Midterm elections will be about ‘nothing’
Midterm Elections 2014 / Politics

Theme-less Midterm elections will be about ‘nothing’

Polls show lower voter engagement and motivation this year than in 2010, the previous midterm elections.

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny at a debate in Dyker Heights. Photo by Bailey Wolff
Politics

Moscow-born NY State Assemblyman Vies for Fifth Term

Alec Brook-Krasny, who immigrated to the US in 1989 from Moscow, hopes to be elected for his fifth consecutive term and to continue the debates that he values so much.

Possible new holidays for NYC schools
News / Politics / Video

Possible new holidays for NYC schools

The New York Department of Education will consider adding more scheduled school holidays.

Statue of Liberty reopens
News / Politics

Statue of Liberty reopens

National Park Service workers at the Statue of Liberty were called back to work on Sunday morning as the Statue of Liberty reopened its doors to visitors.

NYC Primary: de Blasio is the clear winner, but a runoff looms
Politics / Special Reports

NYC Primary: de Blasio is the clear winner, but a runoff looms

Whichever candidate wins the primary is likely to be elected NYC’s next mayor in November and the city’s first Democratic leader in 20 years.