Politics

Union Square and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

City drops bid to require special permits for Union Square hotels

The de Blasio administration is abandoning its plan to require special permits for new hotel construction in Union Square...

City drops bid to require special permits for Union Square hotels
New York Democrats now lead in 39 races as the counting of mail-in ballots continues. (iStock)

Republicans’ hopes dim as NY Senate votes are counted

Republicans’ hopes of whittling down Democrats’ advantage in the state Senate have been dashed, as absentee votes put incumbents...

Republicans’ hopes dim as NY Senate votes are counted
Council members Francisco Moya and Peter Koo with a rendering of the Flushing waterfront (City Council; Hill West Architects

Flushing waterfront vote postponed as opposition mounts

With opposition to a proposal to transform Flushing’s waterfront growing among City Council members, a vote was called off...

Flushing waterfront vote postponed as opposition mounts
Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman and President Donald Trump (Getty)
National

Blackstone’s Schwarzman defends Trump on exec call

Hours after President Donald Trump questioned the results of the presidential election and falsely claimed that voter fraud had...

Blackstone’s Schwarzman defends Trump on exec call
State Sen. Michael Gianaris and President-elect Joe Biden (Getty)

Michael Gianaris to President-elect Biden: Cancel rent

State Sen. Michael Gianaris is calling on President-elect Joe Biden to provide relief for New Yorkers — in the...

Michael Gianaris to President-elect Biden: Cancel rent

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