Election 2022: Hochul defends record in debate with Suozzi, Williams

Tom Suozzi and Jumaane Williams — the two Democrats challenging New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's bid to keep her job — criticized her for her past backing from the NRA and the deal she reached to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer money on a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

Election 2022: Gov. Hochul hits hurdle after running mate's arrest

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul will have to maneuver the sudden arrest and resignation of her running mate and lieutenant governor on bribery charges as she tries to win her party's nomination in June. But it's unclear whether it will endanger her primary bid in the end. Hochul became the state's first woman governor in August when she took over for Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who resigned amid allegations he sexually harassed 11 women, which he denied. Political observers and Democratic strategists say it's unclear whether Benjamin's arrest and resignation alone will be enough for her two primary challengers to wrest the party nomination from Hochul.

Cuomo, de Blasio urge mask-wearing but won't mandate it

CDC recently recommended that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant is fueling infection surges. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are not mandating indoor mask-wearing at this time.

NYC homeless returning to shelters after hotel stays

Homeless rights advocates are calling on the city and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to continue funding hotel stays until homeless residents can move directly into long-term housing rather than return to shelters in group settings.

Police unions blame NYC gun violence on bail reform

The NYPD's most recent 2021 statistics through March 7 reveal that shootings are up 41.8% and shooting victims have increased by 37% compared to the same period in 2020. The mayor says public safety is not just the job of law enforcement.