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In the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn, hundreds of people are learning what it means to be county committee members. That's because in last week's primary,... [Read More]
County committees set the rules for political parties, elect leadership and determine the local party's budget. They also choose which candidates to run in a... [Read More]
You're prepared to vote for the governor and attorney general, but who the hell are all these people? [Read More]
WNYC and Gothamist have teamed up for our Ask a Reporter series. You ask us questions about politics, voting, or civic life and we find the answers.... [Read More]
We want to answer your questions about how to be a more informed and engaged citizen. [Read More]
If you aren't a registered voter in New York, here's your chance! [Read More]
I attended Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's town hall in Brooklyn to peer into this part of the democratic process, looking (hoping?) for transparency, humanity and candor. [Read More]
As a Latino and an alumnus of Stuyvesant High School, I was disturbed by the op-ed... [Read More]
This story is part of "Brownsville: No Label Necessary," a series about the neighborhood, from the neighborhood. You can find more stories, and share your own,... [Read More]
This past summer, the mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation installed a high-tech and pricey trash can in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. At a cost... [Read More]
In the tech lab at the Brownsville Community Justice Center, a small room overheated by computers and the energy of late-teens and 20-somethings, a group... [Read More]
There is a homegrown effort underway in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to improve the neighborhood by building on what residents cite as key strengths: people's sense of service to others and... [Read More]
With the mayor at her side, and a bit of emotion in her voice, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña officially announced on Thursday that she will... [Read More]
After four years as schools chancellor under Mayor Bill de Blasio, Carmen Fariña is expected to announce Thursday that she is stepping down in the... [Read More]
All New York City eighth-graders must submit an application to attend public high school, choosing up to 12 options from more than 400 schools. (And there's... [Read More]
Four years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign promise of expanding pre-kindergarten to any 4-year-old in the city who wanted a seat.... [Read More]
The Boy Scouts of America voted to allow girls to join Cub Scouts, with the chance to earn merit badges and attain the Eagle Scout... [Read More]
New York City's preschool expansion is not happening in quite the same blitz as its massive scale-up of classes for 4-year-olds, when the city added nearly 50,000 full-day... [Read More]
New York City is creating a multi-agency project in hopes of better coordinating — and expanding — existing services for LGBTQ youth. The effort includes a... [Read More]
It's officially a very busy time of year for New York City's eighth graders. The high school admissions season is revving up, and families... [Read More]