Politics and Government

Al Sharpton, Reconsidered

“When I was born,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said through a plume of smoke, “you had all these movements. You had the anti-Vietnam War movement, you had the Panthers, you had King’s nonviolent movement, you had N.A.A.C.P., you had black… Continue Reading →

In the Running: Nicole Malliotakis, a Child of Immigrants and Conservatism

In the Running By WILLIAM NEUMAN October 18, 2017 During nearly seven years as a Republican in the New York State Assembly, Nicole Malliotakis earned a reputation for embracing unpopular stances in the Democrat-controlled chamber, opposing minimum wage increases, paid family leave,… Continue Reading →

On Health, de Blasio Focuses on Crises and Inequality

By MARC SANTORA October 16, 2017 Four years ago, Bill de Blasio, then the city’s public advocate and a mere mayoral hopeful, took part in a rally in Midtown Manhattan to protest the imminent closure of Long Island College Hospital. Surrounded by… Continue Reading →

Big City: SoHa in Harlem? The Misguided Madness of Neighborhood Rebranding

Real-estate interests are hoping to rename a portion of Upper Manhattan. Some politicians aren’t having it.

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