New York Focus is an independent newsroom covering New York state and local politics. We report on Governor Cuomo, the rising left flank of the Democratic party, and issues affecting working New Yorkers, with beats on housing and homeless, energy and climate, incarceration and justice, labor and immigration, tax and budget. Our work will fall into three main categories:

A ‘Perspectives’ section will feature analysis and opinion-driven pieces whose experiences shape their insights into urgent concerns for New Yorkers.

Prior to launch, we want to connect with talented journalists in our coverage areas—and New Yorkers with compelling perspectives. Send us an email and introduce yourself at

Launching in early October!

Until then, pardon our appearance.