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You are one of the few journalists who have covered the three cycles of pivotal losses for Dems in NYS. Why do you think many journalists and pundits would sooner comment on the conflict in Gaza then on what is happening in NY? I was shocked that many, notwithstanding some prodding, have left people with the impression that we were not decimated on LI? Thanks.
How can we get Israel to stop committing genocide against the Palestinians? At least Netanyahu is less popular in Israel than among U. S. mainstream politicians.
How can NYC get large development projects done while keeping commitments to the people who already live in the area? I live by Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park and Barclays Center. We were promised affordable housing, jobs for locals, a new school and more. Barclays Center has been open for more than a decade and our neighborhood has absorbed the crowds, price increases, and traffic - but few if any of the benefits have materialized for Prospect Heights.
Do you think the death of newsstands with the covers of the NYPost and Daily News across the city and drop in NYers with cable/access to NY1 creates an environment where politicians don’t have to be as accountable? I don’t sense NYers are aware of what’s going on with Mayor Adams.
Two questions: 1) I don't know a lot of journalists who are so focused on a particular region/state as you. But have you, out of curiosity, come across others who focus like you do on particular regions, and if so who would they be?
2) If, hypothetically, a progressive Democrat a la Jamaal Bowman were to run for Governor and defeat Hochul, what kind of power would they have to reshape the Democratic Party in New York? Could such a governor unilaterally fire Jay Jacobs? Would centrists be able to reorganize new local party clubs in ways that cut the Governor out?
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