Keeping up with local political news can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start. Here are a few good sources for following what's happening now. 


Sites covering NYC and NYS government

These websites are timely and trustworthy:

City and State

The City

City Limits

Gotham Gazette (a project of Citizens Union)

Politico New York


New York Focus


Email Newsletters

These publications will send you a free daily (or twice daily) email with the day's most important news.

Eye Opener (from Gotham Gazette)

Playbook (from Politico New York)

First Read (from City and State)

Facebook Groups

#GetOrganizedNYC (Progressive Caucus of NYC Council)

#GetOrganizedBK (NYC Councilman Brad Lander)

NY Progressive Action Network (NYPAN)



Podcasts covering NYC and NYS Politics

FAQ NYC (independent NY politics show - an NKD favorite)

Max & Murphy (City Limits / Gotham Gazette)

What's the [Data] Point? (Citizens Budget Commission / Gotham Gazette)

NY Now (PBS television show & podcast covering state politics)

Off Topic/On Politics (New York 1 politics show)


Do you have any other favorite sources? Let us know!

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