Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos in Los Angeles in January 2019. Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/New York Times

I find this all quite taxing. Infrastructure talks just collapsed, with Republicans scratching their heads, wondering where on earth we could find the(...)

 New York mayoral candidate Andrew  after visiting St Athanasius Catholic Academy in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty Images

Crammed inside a modest store in the Bensonhurst neighbourhood of Brooklyn, a small but vocal crowd has gathered. Just after 11am, Andrew Yang enters (...)

Bill Bratton, who has led police forces in both New York City and Los Angeles, in Manhattan on Saturday. Police morale ‘has never been as low as it is right now in the 50 years I’ve been dealing with it’, he says. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

US cops have never been so blue. “The morale has never been as low as it is right now in the 50 years I’ve been dealing with it,” says Bill Bratton, t(...)

New York’s wealthy are starting to feel a little uneasy as tax issues grows.

On a recent morning, Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and New York City mayoral hopeful, was providing comfort to one of the city’s beleague(...)

Boom mics on: US president Joe Biden has some important people around to the Oval Office for a masked chat. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Mind the Gap It was “legends only” representing the White House in the Oval Office on Tuesday, with US treasury secretary Janet Ye(...)

David Dinkins marching at the front of the 29th annual African-American Day Parade in Harlem, flanked by Al Sharpton and Ruth Messinger, in 1997. Photograph: Michael Schmelling/AP

David Dinkins, a barber’s son who became New York City’s first black mayor on the wings of racial harmony but who was turned out by voters after one t(...)

Supporters and staff greet Democratic US Senate candidate Rev Raphael Warnock as he enters his campaign headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Jessica McGowan

As the race for the White House went down to the wire this week, captivating the attention of the nation and the world, another contest remained too c(...)

Former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Delaware last night. Photograph: Bloomberg

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has urged Americans to unite behind his candidacy, as he vowed to end “the season of darkness” represented(...)

The group Save Our Streets holds a peace march near the scene in Brooklyn where a one-year-old child, Davell Gardner jnr, was shot and killed. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The shooting death of one-year-old Davell Gardner at a barbecue in Brooklyn last Sunday evening was surely heartbreaking. It was also another ominous (...)

People walk along the East River on Monday, US Memorial Day, in New York. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Just over a year ago, before the modern plague descended, Manhattan’s Hudson Yards threw a launch party that was Versailles-like in its overabundance (...)

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