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The State of New York

Will Governor Hochul Go to War With Her Own Party to Save Her Judicial Nominee?

"The more the governor doubled down, the more it became an issue about the separation of powers."

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The City Has No Idea What to Do With Unlicensed Weed Bodegas

At a hearing on Wednesday, the City Council wrestled with a central contradiction of the state's embrace of an equity-centered approach to weed legalization.

January 18, 2023
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‘This Is Reparations’: Can New York Actually Make Legal Weed Work for People of Color?

Damian Fagon, the man in charge of making sure that the state rights some historic wrongs, is trying to find out.

December 22, 2022
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Staten Island Man Whose Giant Trump Lawn Sculpture Was Mysteriously Engulfed in Flames Is Now a State Assemblymember

Sam Pirozzolo will soon be writing our state’s laws, but let’s not forget his humble beginnings.

November 9, 2022
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Magical Thinking at Lee Zeldin’s ‘Victory’ Party

When the highlight of the night is an open bar, you know your candidate has fallen short.

November 9, 2022
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Yes, DSNY Is Throwing Away Illegal Zeldin Lawn Signs: ‘Don’t Believe Every Conspiracy Theory You Read on Social Media’

Conspiracy theories about the practice have been amplified by NYC's Republican elected officials.

November 3, 2022
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Governor Kathy Hochul’s Beautiful Bumpass Home

Our 57th governor has extolled the beauty and virtues of New York's many lakes. Why does she own a home on this man-made, 17.5 mile-long lake in Virginia?

August 22, 2022
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Madison Square Garden and Hudson Yards: Match Made in Hell or So Crazy It Just Might Work?

What would it cost to undo one of the city's great historical mistakes? And is it even worth it?

August 8, 2022