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Kerik Had ‘Hit Bottom.’ Then Trump Pardoned Him.

Once hailed as a national hero, Bernard Kerik was struggling for work and living on the margins of power until his friends ascended in Washington. → Read More

A New York Issue That Unites Landlords and the N.A.A.C.P.

A coalition of developers and civil rights activists is pushing hard for property tax changes in New York, but the obstacles are formidable. → Read More

The 11 Criminals Granted Clemency by Trump Had One Thing in Common: Connections

The process bypassed the formal procedures used by past presidents and was driven instead by friendship, fame, personal empathy and a shared sense of persecution. → Read More

After Deaths, Ban on Flavored Vapes to Be Passed by New York City

Nearly 50 people have died in recent months in the United States from vaping-related respiratory illnesses. → Read More

A Reporter Walks Into a Bar Filled With Politicians and Lobbyists

Every year, New York lawmakers and interest groups decamp to Puerto Rico for a cozy weekend. I decided to check it out. → Read More

For Third Time, Mayor Passes Over a Black Chief to Run the N.Y.P.D.

Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his choice of a white police commissioner, saying the job was a “special calling.” → Read More

Inside the Last, Desperate Days of de Blasio’s 2020 Campaign

“We both knew that this was a Don Quixote mission,” said one donor who was solicited by Mayor Bill de Blasio as the end drew near. → Read More

After Hospitals’ Big Donation to N.Y. Democrats, a $140 Million Payout

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised payments to hospitals at a time when Medicaid spending was already drastically over budget. → Read More

What the City Didn’t Want the Public to Know: Its Policy Deepens Segregation

An expert found that New York City housing policy deepens segregation, but City Hall wanted the report kept secret. → Read More

Titans of Real Estate in ‘Shock’ Over New York Rent Law Deal

Landlords were “shocked” by Tuesday’s deal strengthening tenant protections. → Read More

Democrats in N.Y. Find Unexpected Foe in Campaign Finance Overhaul

An effort in New York to provide public financing for elections has laid bare divisions among Democrats and the unions that typically support them. → Read More

De Blasio Wouldn’t Say Who Was Hosting His Boston Fund-Raiser. We Found Out.

A Boston-based construction company, trying to expand its New York business, is helping Mayor Bill de Blasio raise money for his national political ambitions. → Read More

How I Captured a Snapshot of Albany’s Pay-to-Play Culture

At a recent fund-raiser for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a check-in table topped with name tags provided a Times reporter with a journalistic gold mine. → Read More

9 Fund-Raisers in 1 Night: Democrats Vow Reform in N.Y., but Money Still Flows

Albany has long been a magnet for back-room influence peddling through lobbyist donations, and that tradition is being upheld with gusto. → Read More

After Cuomo’s Calls to Amazon, a Flurry of Conversations to Rally Support

An open letter asking Jeff Bezos to resuscitate a plan for Amazon to build a campus in Queens has not seemed to change the company’s position. → Read More

Cuomo Speaks With Bezos, Furiously Trying to Win Back Amazon

The governor of New York has called Jeff Bezos and other Amazon executives to persuade them to resurrect their plan to build a campus in Long Island City. → Read More

Sex in New York City Parks? It’s Less of a Thing Than It Used to Be

A decade ago, New York City police officers handed out hundreds of tickets for “sex in park.” Last year, they wrote six. → Read More

With 2020 in Sight, de Blasio Turns Against Amazon

The mayor went from Amazon booster to critic when the company scuttled plans for a Queens campus; the shift may please progressives if he runs for president. → Read More

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Campus

Amazon’s plan to build a sprawling complex in Queens in return for nearly for $3 billion in government incentives had come under fierce opposition from local lawmakers. → Read More

Tensions Over Political Resistance to Amazon Boil Over in New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo increased pressure on critics of the planned campus in Queens as executives inside the company chafed at new roadblocks. → Read More