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Op-Ed Columnist: The Lessons of a Stunning New York Primary

Op-Ed Columnist: The Lessons of a Stunning New York Primary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigning in Jackson Heights, Queens, in May. She said in a biographical video, “Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office.”
What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory Means

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory Means

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrating with supporters on election night.
An Upset in the Making: Why Joe Crowley Never Saw Defeat Coming

An Upset in the Making: Why Joe Crowley Never Saw Defeat Coming

Representative Joseph Crowley, at a news conference in Washington last week, had not faced a Democratic primary since his congressional district was redrawn to include a section of the Bronx.
Crowley’s Loss Heralds an ‘End of an Era’: Last of the Party Bosses

Crowley’s Loss Heralds an ‘End of an Era’: Last of the Party Bosses

As chairman of the Queens County Democratic Party, Joseph Crowley held the power to make or break candidates through endorsements and nuts-and-bolts campaign help.
Op-Ed Columnist: Local Girl Makes Good

Op-Ed Columnist: Local Girl Makes Good

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “a girl from the Bronx” who has President Trump’s number.
John Liu Plots a Comeback Trail, Targeting a Renegade Democrat

John Liu Plots a Comeback Trail, Targeting a Renegade Democrat

John Liu, the former city comptroller, campaigned to be mayor in 2013, but finished fourth in the Democratic primary. He is now seeking to re-enter politics, challenging State Senator Tony Avella of
Anti-Abortion Protesters at Queens Clinic Did Not Harass Patients, Judge Rules

Anti-Abortion Protesters at Queens Clinic Did Not Harass Patients, Judge Rules

Protesters outside the Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens, in 2014.
Anti-Abortion Protesters at Queens Clinic Did Not Harass Patients, Judge Rules

Anti-Abortion Protesters at Queens Clinic Did Not Harass Patients, Judge Rules

Protesters outside the Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens, in 2014.
Four People, Including a 5-Year-Old Boy, Are Shot and Killed in Queens

Four People, Including a 5-Year-Old Boy, Are Shot and Killed in Queens

The police at an apartment building in Queens where where four people, including a child, were fatally shot on Monday night. The authorities were investigating the killings as a murder-suicide.
He Used Tinder to Hunt the Women He Raped and Killed, Police Say

He Used Tinder to Hunt the Women He Raped and Killed, Police Say

Margaret Wright Stewart, near left, Samantha Stewart’s mother, and her friend Margaret Foster. Ms. Wright Stewart said her daughter wanted to meet someone and get married, but rarely talked about
A Tornado Took On New York. The Tornado Didn’t Last Long.

A Tornado Took On New York. The Tornado Didn’t Last Long.

A tornado on Thursday left its mark in Queens with downed trees and power lines.
Critic’s Notebook: 3 Lush Parks Drastically Remake the East River Waterfront

Critic’s Notebook: 3 Lush Parks Drastically Remake the East River Waterfront

Pine trees, sassafras and juniper hedges at Pier 3, a new addition to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Watering New York’s Transit Deserts

Watering New York’s Transit Deserts

East Flatbush, Brooklyn, is one of New York City's neighborhoods without a subway line.
Uber and Lyft Drivers Rush to Register Cars Ahead of City’s New Cap

Uber and Lyft Drivers Rush to Register Cars Ahead of City’s New Cap

Hundreds of people lined up at an Uber office in Queens to register their cars as for-hire vehicles. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign a law capping the number of for-hire vehicles on Tuesday.
Grace Notes: If Only Her Voice Could Change the Way the Mets Play

Grace Notes: If Only Her Voice Could Change the Way the Mets Play

Marysol Castro, a public-address announcer for the New York Mets, is the first Latina announcer in Major League Baseball.
Missing Paperwork Got Him Out of Jail. Then, Police Say, He Raped and Killed.

Missing Paperwork Got Him Out of Jail. Then, Police Say, He Raped and Killed.

Danueal Drayton was released without bail in July. The judge did not know his criminal history.
When Trump Made an Appearance at Cuomo’s Bachelor Party: The Untold Story of Their Ties

When Trump Made an Appearance at Cuomo’s Bachelor Party: The Untold Story of Their Ties

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo with Donald J. Trump during a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial, in New York on Sept. 11, 2016. “We get along very well,” Mr. Trump explained in a radio interview
How a Political Machine Works: 21 People Running for Office, Unaware

How a Political Machine Works: 21 People Running for Office, Unaware

Aisha Riaz and her husband, Jesse Rose, wanted to run for Queens Democratic County Committee but were disqualified, even as Ms. Riaz’s opponent was nominated without her consent by party leaders.