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NYC lifeguards to get another raise, retention bonus

In a bid to avert another shortage, the city Parks Department will fork over $22 per hour.

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NYC touts faster fire inspections in new report

Wait times for fire alarm inspections were down compared to last year.

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Chair-gate: Eric Adams' veto fight gets petty

The mayor is maintaining control in City Hall, one plastic chair at a time.

Campaigns & Elections

Democrats focus on abortion in NY-3 ad

A super PAC helping Democrats win back the House is out with its first ad in the Long Island special election.

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NYC Council’s Progressive Caucus shrinks (for now) while Common Sense Caucus grows

New Council Members Chris Banks and Yusef Salaam don’t have any immediate plans to join the Progressive Caucus.

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Upcoming city, state budgets turn eyes to asylum-seeker dollars

Both Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams are releasing their respective budget proposals for the coming fiscal year Tuesday.

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Amanda Farías’ historic appointment as New York City Council majority leader gets promoted a week late

The delay comes after the news was overshadowed by the sudden demotion of her predecessor in the role, Council Member Keith Powers.

New York State

Eric Adams turns out for Jenifer Rajkumar’s fundraiser

Attendees supporting the Assembly member at Manhattan’s Hunt & Fish Club got exclusive access to New York City’s mayor.

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Kathy Hochul wants floating pools in New York

“Let’s get creative,” the governor said of the pools that filter river water.

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Eric Adams and Jumaane Williams trade barbs over controversial policing bill

The mayor said the public advocate lives in a fort, so he shouldn’t dictate public safety policy. The public advocate compared the mayor to a “5-year-old” and said he lives in New Jersey.

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Adrienne Adams reelected council speaker; Farías in, Powers out as majority leader

Adams was unanimously reelected, and a shakeup in the majority leader role added Amanda Farías to the leadership slate.

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Let the 61-day New York legislative session begin!

New York state lawmakers report to the Capitol part time for six months of the year.

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More ex-public servants join Frank Carone’s Oaktree Solutions

Former New York City nightlife czar Ariel Palitz and former voting agency head Onida Coward Mayers join Max Rose, Gary Jenkins and others at the public affairs firm.


Mayor Adams announces plans to bring community newspapers to Room 9

The mayor has criticized the City Hall press corps for being both disproportionately white and overly critical of his administration.