Politics

New York City

Another day of contradictory remarks from Eric Adams – this time on crime

Adams made the inaccurate statement in a Thursday interview on FOX 5 that he has “never witnessed crime at this level,” only to deny making the claim hours later.

News & Politics

City & State event highlights efforts to help MWBEs

The annual Diversity Summit gathered stakeholders to discuss how to improve the competitive procurement process.

Coronavirus

Eric Adams isn’t following his own COVID-19 guidance

The mayor isn’t reimplementing a mask mandate amid a surge in cases despite the city’s own alert system recommending it.

New York State

Did the court’s draft maps sufficiently preserve communities of interest?

Some legislators and groups called the new districts unconstitutional in submitted testimony. It’s unclear how their feedback will affect the final lines.

News & Politics

Injury rates surge at Amazon’s New York facilities

Amazon warehouses nationwide saw a spike in injuries in 2021, but the increase is even more stark in New York.

Politics

Sources: Scott Stringer plans to run for state Senate

The former New York City comptroller could make a political comeback in an open West Side seat.

News & Politics

New York City Department of Correction reveals plan to save Rikers from fed takeover

The federal monitor overseeing the jail system suggested the report may be enough to stave off the federal receivership threatened last month.

News & Politics

Biden visits Buffalo after mass shooting to comfort a grief-stricken city

The president called the attack “domestic terrorism” in a speech and met with the families of the victims.

Politics

‘Real good energy:’ Eric Adams leaves Albany optimistic about mayoral control

New York City Education Committee Chair John Liu said talks with the mayor were productive.

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Politics

Adams heads to Albany for a late push on his priorities

Extending mayoral control, getting more speed cameras, haven’t been as easy as the New York City mayor expected.

Coronavirus

Booster shot uptake lags amid COVID-19 wave

In New York City and beyond, booster shot rates are still a fraction of the vaccination rate.

Politics

Draft congressional maps cause headaches for Democrats

A Nadler-Maloney matchup and a potential face-off between Bowman and Jones are just a couple of the party’s many problems.

News & Politics

Exclusive: Chipotle workers file for HERO Act safety committees

A worker and union leaders allege the first attempt to invoke the law went ignored.

New York State

New York lawmakers mourn Buffalo mass shooting deaths, demand action on white supremacy

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said that any GOP official who perpetuates the racist ideology that apparently fueled the shooter is not fit to serve.

New York State

Draft house maps released by special master

The map seems to spell bad news for New York Democrats, who could have more competitive general elections than ever.

Hochul calls for stricter gun laws, social media monitoring in wake of deadly Buffalo mass shooting

The apparently racially-motivated attack left at least 10 dead after the shooter posted a manifesto detailing his plan to target Black New Yorkers