Money & Politics

Pay-to-Play Politics in New York City

Image Courtesy New York Public Library, Billy Rose Theatre Division

Below: a series of new entries recapping the last several month’s news on lobbying and money in New York City politics. You can read our previous round-up of links here. If you have any further articles to add to this collection, email us at Read on…

“Developers Spent More Than $200,000 on Lobbying for Upper Manhattan Rezoning” The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2018

“From the E.R. to the Garden, M.T.A. Chief Holds Unusually Powerful Perch” The New York Times, May 22, 2018

“Tracking Graft, From the Bootlegger to the Mayor” The New York Times, April 27, 2018

“Lobbyists Who Donated to de Blasio Nonprofit Settle With Ethics Panel” The New York Times, April 9, 2018

 “De Blasio Donor Says He Steered Thousands in Bribes to Mayor’s Campaigns” The New York Times, March 22, 2018

“De Blasio donor Harendra Singh testifies the mayor told him ‘do what you’ve got to do’ with illegal contributions” The Daily News, March 22, 2018

Council Adopts a Gloves-Off Stance With Mayor de Blasio” The New York Times, March 19, 2018

“Ethics panel still investigating de Blasio’s fundraising” New York Post, March 19, 2018

“Lobbyists have stuffed their pockets under de Blasio” New York Post, March 5, 2018

“Meet NYC’s new lobbying queen” New York Post, March 5, 2018

“City lobbyists collected record $95.6M in 2017 — with de Blasio pal losing spot as top-earner” The Daily News, March 4, 2018

“Kasirer edges Capalino as top NYC lobbying firm in 2017” City & State, March 2, 2018

“De Blasio will disclose some, but not all, contact with lobbyists by senior officials” Politico, February 12, 2018

“2 Donors Plead Guilty, but the Mayor Is Not Charged. Why?” The New York Times, January 26, 2018

“Campaign Donor Pleaded Guilty to Trying to Bribe Mayor de Blasio” The New York Times, January 24, 2018

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