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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Upper West Side City Councilmember Mark Levine is betting that his proposal for a task force to study the impact of building shadows will win support on his second try, three years after the measure languished in the Council. The bill — which Levine reintroduced two weeks ago — would create a […]

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BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A coalition that has been challenging the producer of New York City’s annual Pride Parade to limit the corporate presence in that event is calling for a separate “civil rights march” in 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which mark the start of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. […]

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BY NATHAN RILEY | The Albany County district attorney made an impassioned plea for taxing and regulating the sale of marijuana to adults at a State Assembly hearing in Manhattan on Oct. 16, saying ending the war on pot is a logical next step in the process that began in 2004 with the repeal of the […]

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BY SAM BLEIBERG | If the primary elections were any indication, New Yorkers are prepared to reverse the state’s trend of declining voter turnout with the upcoming midterms. Politically engaged citizens of all ages in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen shared their motivations for voting with us, ahead of the general election on November 6. Over the […]

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Championing Progressive Values | BY REPRESENTATIVE JERRY NADLER (nadler.house.gov)   As a veteran Democratic Congressmember, I have worked throughout my career to make politics in New York City and Washington serve the needs of everyday New Yorkers. I was first elected to Congress in 1992, and in late 2017,I was honored to be elected Ranking Democrat on […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A City Council bill aimed at boosting representation of women in office is expected to be voted on as early as the end of the month —  at the Council’s next stated meeting on Oct. 31 — according to bill co-sponsor Keith Powers’ office. For anyone vying for an elected post in New […]

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BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Republicans can point out that, under Trump, the economy has seen the longest bull market in history. Meanwhile, a “cultural bull market” of steady social progress has come to an end. With the executive branch in Republican hands for two to six more years, and a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, […]

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BY NATHAN RILEY | With as email blast, Upper West Side State Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell has announced he will “explore” running for New York City public advocate should Letitia James be elected attorney general in November. News of O’Donnell’s interest in the office was first reported, in advance of that Sept. 17 email, by Gay City […]

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BY PAUL SCHINDLER | It was “an electoral earthquake that reverberated all the way to Syracuse.” That’s how State Senator Brad Holyman, a Democrat who represents Manhattan’s West Side, described the Sept. 13 primary that saw seven Democratic state senators, including six of the eight former members of the controversial Independent Democratic Conference, lose to progressive […]

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BY DONNA ACETO | On Sept. 9, the activist group Change the Ref, which aims to give young people the tools they need to create change, held a roving Fashion Week Back to School event to show off a collection of schoolchildren’s apparel, including bullet-proof vests. Highlighting the risks youth today face from gun violence, the […]

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