By DANNY HAKIM
After four Democratic state senators orchestrated a coup that temporarily paralyzed state government, two are headed to prison, and one, Pedro Espada Jr., is being tried on corruption charges.
By JENNIFER PRESTON
James S. Alesi, one of four Republicans state senators who voted for same-sex marriage last year, said he would not seek re-election because he did not want a “grueling” primary battle.
By DAVID W. CHEN
William C. Thompson Jr., who was appointed to the Battery Park City Authority in 2010, is stepping down as its chairman.