Ben Max

Editor of

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How the NY State Budget Will Affect the City

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A look at the impact that the New York State budget might have on New York City's policy plans.


Running Through Mayor de Blasio's Budget

Monday, March 13, 2017

On last week's #AskTheMayor, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio answered a question on reported cuts to the food stamp program — sort of.

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In Local News: The Mayor's State of the City and Harlem City Council Race Preview

Monday, February 13, 2017

A roundup of local New York City news, including Mayor Bill de Blasio's annual State of the City address and the election for Harlem City Council.


State of the State Preview and Speech

Monday, January 09, 2017

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address preview and speech.

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Looking Ahead to a New York City Election Year

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

This year New York City will vote again. Here's what to expect.

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What You Need to Know About the NY State Elections

Monday, September 12, 2016

In this historically "blue" city winners have faced little opposition, but tomorrow's New York State primary elections will feature some contested races. Here's what you need to know.  

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New Yorkers at the Conventions

Monday, August 01, 2016

Ben Max of Gotham Gazette talks about the role New Yorkers played at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions – from the nominees themselves to the super and regular delegates.


Don't Forget: You're Voting on Delegates in the Primary Too

Monday, April 18, 2016

It's been all about the candidates lately, but don't be surprised to see many more names on your ballot tomorrow. Hear how your vote will affect delegate allocation in New York.

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Forecasting New York Politics in 2016

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Hear a few forecasting questions for the (not-so-distant) future of New York City and state politics, like: will de Blasio and Cuomo ever stop feuding?

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Speaker Silver Accused of Taking Over $6M in Bribes and Kickbacks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested this morning on charges that he received millions in undisclosed income from two law firms. Here's what we know so far. 

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Mayor de Blasio's First Snowstorm

Monday, January 06, 2014

Ben Max, editor of Decide NYC, discusses the latest in New York politics, including the de Blasio transition and the NYC council speaker's race.

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Fact-Checking a Heated Public Advocate Debate

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Last night's runoff debate for the Democratic Public Advocate nomination was testy and full of both personal and policy-oriented attacks -- from ties to Bloomberg to questions about contributions from developers and affordable housing at the Brooklyn Bridge Park project. Ben Max of DecideNYC and Zack Fink of NY1 News fact-check the claims and discuss what comes next for Tish James and Daniel Squadron.

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How Did NYC Decide?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ben Max, editor of, reviews election returns in City Council and other local primary contests.


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City Council Races to Watch

Thursday, September 05, 2013

"Down ballot," things are pretty interesting for next Tuesday's primary elections. Ben Max, editor of, discusses some of the most interesting city council races, and take your calls to tout your race. Want to make the case for why your local race is of interest? Call 212-433-9692.

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