Reid Pillifant

Bratton: Police debate about 'societal issues':

NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton told police officers on Friday the unrest and public discourse around changes in the criminal justice system are "not just about us."

Bio: Reid Pillifant is a political editor and reporter for Capital. He was previously an editor and reporter at the New York Observer. Contact him at reid[at]

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Gillibrand press shop adds New York veterans

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has added two New York veterans to her communications team.

Dec. 17, 2014


Schumer decides against Banking post

Senator cedes ranking member spot to Sherrod Brown

Dec. 12, 2014


Schumer and Gillibrand react to C.I.A. torture report

'Torture is morally disgraceful, it is wholly un-American'

Dec. 10, 2014


Gillibrand: Don’t let Rolling Stone story become an ‘excuse’

McCaskill decries 'bad journalism'

Dec. 9, 2014


House members call for federal investigation of Garner case

Members also question mayor's focus on body cameras

Dec. 3, 2014


Schumer and Gillibrand say thank you to Hagel

Senators who helped Hagel to confirmation thank him for his service

Nov. 24, 2014


Zeldin defeats Bishop on Long Island

Incumbent Democrat loses to Republican challenger

Nov. 4, 2014


Poll shows Grimm with 19-point lead over Recchia

With less than a week until voters go to the polls, Rep. Michael Grimm leads his Democratic challenger, former councilman Domenic Recchia, 53 percent to 34 percent, according to a new NY1-Capital New York-Siena College poll

Oct. 31, 2014


At Cuomo event, Astorino gets compared to Bull Connor

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his supporters criticized his Republican opponent, Rob Astorino, for fighting a federal desegregation agreement in Westchester County, during a rowdy appearance in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday afternoon.

Oct. 25, 2014


Hillary Clinton to stump for Sean Patrick Maloney

Hillary Clinton will headline a women's-themed event for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in Westchester County on Monday.

Oct. 23, 2014