Politics

Twenty-seven shootings occurred over the July 4 weekend in New York City.
New York City
Robert Holden, Joe Borelli and the PBA say other elected officials have invited crime.
Retiring Republican State Senator Richard Funke.
Campaigns & Elections
There are five open state Senate seats far away from traditional downstate battlegrounds.
Signs and tents at the Occupy City Hall protest where protestors are demanding that the NYPD be defunded.
New York City
The mayor and the City Council did some fuzzy math to arrive at $1B in cuts.
Mayor Bill de Blasio in a restaurant on June 27, 2020.
New York City
The city takes a step back on Monday’s reopening plans.
The Surrogate Court building across from City Hall where Occupy City Hall protestors are demanding that the New York City Council vote to defund the NYPD.
New York City
Some dissent on both the right and the left.
Bill de Blasio takes the subway to celebrate the beginning of Phase 2 on June 23rd.
New York State
First Read readers expect the city and state to rebound, but with major changes.
Who won and who lost in the pandemic primary?
Campaigns & Elections
Jamaal Bowman and Ritchie Torres celebrate early leads, Reps. Yvette Clarke and Jerry Nadler well ahead of challengers.
The spike in absentee voting due to COVID-19 has caused delays in New York Election results.
Campaigns & Elections
The Board of Elections has set its timeline to finally start counting absentee ballots.
Assembly District 38 candidate Jenifer Rajkumar.
Campaigns & Elections
Tracking the winners and losers in each district.
Crowded outdoor seating at La Pecora Biance in New York City on June 24, 2020.
New York State
Not until New Yorkers learn how to keep their masks on and stay six feet a part, according to health experts.
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