Jon Lentz

Bill de Blasio takes the subway to celebrate the beginning of Phase 2 on June 23rd.
First Read readers expect the city and state to rebound, but with major changes.
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Bill de Blasio NYC reopening
First Read survey finds steady support for Cuomo, uncertainty over elections.
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City Council Member Mark Levine encouraged New Yorkers to not miss out on activities far too late into the outbreak.
Early on, these key government officials gave advice that was way too optimistic.
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New York City Councilmember Donovan Richards.
A Q&A with New York City Councilman Donovan Richards
Personality
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Gary LaBarbera, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York President, to the left of Governor Cuomo in 2016.
Organized labor secured a prevailing wage expansion, but with a 2022 start date.
Personality
personality
Andrew Cuomo Corey Johnson
Responding to the governor’s criticism of people gathering in parks, council members offer solutions.
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Council Member Costa Constantinides is tied for first with 11 laws enacted in 2019.
Some lawmakers pass lots of bills, some at least try and some don’t bother.
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Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Steven Matteo both had perfect attendance records.
Some lawmakers make a point of showing up. Others skip a lot of meetings.
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A subway at Coney Island
Experts say there’s a lot to like. But much of it won’t get done in the next five years.
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Rubén Díaz Jr. and Rubén Díaz Sr.
A decade ago, the Bronx BP killed a mall project at the Kingsbridge Armory. Now, critics say he’s too close to developers.
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