Harvey Epstein with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson at Monday night's County Committee meeting.

Harvey Epstein is the Democratic Nominee in the 74th Assembly District

Harvey Epstein is the Democratic nominee in the upcoming special election to fill Brian Kavanagh’s seat in the state assembly. …

Yuh-Line Niou in Seward Park.

Assemlymember Yuh-Line Niou Holds Town Hall Meeting Jan. 28

Here’s something to put on your calendar. On Sunday, Jan. 28, State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou will be hosting a town hall meeting on the …

Sheldon Silver at the federal courthouse in 2015.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal, Clears the Way For Sheldon Silver Retrial

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected former New York State Assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s request for an appeal. The decision means his retrial on federal corruption charges will likely go ahead as scheduled this coming spring. …

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CM Margaret Chin Celebrates Inauguration, Recalls Coming to America 55 Years Ago

City Council member Margaret Chin was sworn in last Tuesday evening, 55 years to the day that she arrived in New York City as an immigrant from Hong Kong. …

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Lower East Side Traffic Town Hall Meeting Thursday

On Thursday evening, a local political club is holding a town hall meeting on the continuing traffic problems in the area around Grand and …

Photo via former City Council member Dan Garodnick's Twitter.

Rosie Mendez Says So Long to City Council After 12 Years

Change is in the air at City Hall, where the new City Council is expected to elect Corey Johnson as the next council speaker tomorrow. …

One Manhattan Square towers over the Two Bridges neighborhood.

City Council Approves Bill to Increase Transparency For Urban Renewal Areas

The New York City Council yesterday approved a bill sponsored by local Council member Margaret Chin to require the city to notify communities when urban renewal areas are set to expire. …

Brian Kavanagh at a recent media event in Brooklyn meant to raise concerns about the looming L Train shutdown.

Brian Kavanagh Takes Oath of Office in 26th Senate District

Lower Manhattan and neighborhoods on the Brooklyn waterfront once again have representation in the State Senate …

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(Map) See How Neighborhoods Voted in District 1 City Council Election

Thanks to Jenny Ye from WNYC’s data news team, we have a map showing where City Council member Margaret Chin and challenger Christopher Marte …

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Grand Street Democrats Holds First Public Meeting

The Grand Street Democrats sent along these photos from the new political club’s first public meeting, which was held last night. …

Brian Kavanagh at an unrelated event this morning in Chinatown.

Kavanagh Shifts to State Senate, as Campaign Kicks Off For His Assembly Seat

On Tuesday night, State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh secured a new job. After pulling in about 85% of the vote in a special election, he is poised to become a state senator. …

Margaret Chin celebrated her victory in Chinatown Tuesday evening.

Follow-up: Margaret Chin Wins a Third Term in City Council District 1

Life in politics has never come easily to Margaret Chin. In 2009, she was finally elected to the City Council in Lower Manhattan on her fourth try. …

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Margaret Chin, Carlina Rivera, Brian Kavanagh Victorious on Election Night

In today’s New York City Election, District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin won a third term, defeating three challengers. She came out ahead …

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City Council Member Margaret Chin Appears to Be Headed For Re-Election

District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin tonight appears to have secured a third term, fending off a spirited challenge from political newcomer Christopher …

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District 1 Candidates Make Final Appeals Ahead of City Council Election

It’s Election Day tomorrow in New York City, which means candidates for local office are frantically crisscrossing the Lower East Side in search of …