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The state legislature didn't see any elections but the elections will have an impact.
Central New YorkFeaturedLong IslandNew YorkWestern New York

What about the rest of the state?

Albany, Rochester, and Buffalo: Just like Bill de Blasio, Mayors in three of the state's largest cities cruised to victory. Byron Brown in Buffalo, Kathy Sheehan in Albany, and Rochester's Lovely Warren all won solid victories in Democratic primaries. Syracuse: Juanita Perez Williams, a former Cuomo staffer, won the Democratic primary for Mayor of Syracuse. If…

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Why vote against the ConCon? Depends who you ask

One of the most interesting features of this year's campaign against a Constitutional Convention is the broad coalition assembled against it. New Yorkers Against Corruption, the organization encouraging voters to vote No in November, encompasses groups like the Working Families and Conservative Parties that would normally never see eye-to-eye. And that leads to some interesting,…

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Jared Kushner
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You’ll Never Guess Which Presidential Son-in-Law Violated the Law

Okay, actually you will. (Donald Trump only has one married daughter, after all). The Housing Rights Initiative is suing Kushner Companies (of which Jared was CEO until he left for Washington) for flagrantly violating New York rent regulation laws. The suit, on behalf of nine tenants, claims that a Brooklyn Heights building, 89 Hicks Street, should…

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The Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights is part of a city-wide debate over affordable housing and gentrification.
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Will the Poor Pay the Price for NYC’s Affordable Housing?

That's the question a provocative new article in the New York Review of Books poses. As Michael Greenberg argues, building affordable middle-class housing in poor neighborhoods like East New York, South Williamsburg, and Crown Heights, leads to gentrification. (If the several-page article is too long, Curbed has a handy Cliff Notes.) What happens? Because the affordable housing…

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