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News & Politics

AOC endorses former campaign staffer Jonathan Soto

Soto is the first local candidate that the congresswoman has endorsed this cycle.

Heard Around Town

Mayor Adams touts tech solutions at Smart City Expo

Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer also previewed a new RFP process that will give the private sector greater input on government projects.

Policy

Business zoning overhaul approved by key City Council committee

The City of Yes for Economic Opportunity will move forward with a few modifications.

New York City

Commentary: New York City’s procurement system is not beyond fixing

ContractStat is a new tool to highlight problems like late payments and unregistered contracts.

Budget

Library leaders warn of branch closures if mayor’s budget cuts aren’t reversed

The presidents of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Public Library said the planned $58.3 million budget cut would lead to severe staff shortages.

Personality

The guest list for the inaugural National Urban Rat Summit in NYC

Didn’t have time to read the full description of the event, but surely many prominent rats will be in attendance.

New York City

New data: Demand for IDNYC cards increased during migrant influx

Asylum-seekers had been struggling to get appointments, but that shortage has begun to ease in recent weeks.

Heard Around Town

Epstein to declare run for Council

The Assembly member is seeking to represent District 2 with endorsements from former Council members Margarita Lopez and Rosie Mendez, local leaders and tenant association presidents.

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Eric Adams

Eric Adams objects to scrutiny from the ‘word police’

They’ve kept an eye on everything the mayor has said during his two years in office.

Protests

Tracking campus protests in New York

The “Gaza solidarity encampment” at Columbia university inspired similar pro-Palestinian demonstrations at campuses across the country. Here’s where they are in New York.

Education

City Council, Adams admin spar over early childhood education cuts

The program is more popular than ever – and it’s facing a $170 million budget reduction.

Albany Agenda

Will Manhattan Democratic Party boss Keith Wright start a political dynasty or trigger a rebellion?

Wright’s son is running to represent the 70th Assembly District, and the primary election could become a proxy battle for Wright’s rivals in the county party.

Heard Around Town

Adams’ message to challengers: ‘Don’t worry about me’

The mayor defended his record against criticism from primary opponent state Sen. Zellnor Myrie.

Education

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Adams administration abandoned school desegregation measures, NYU report finds

The report found that Mayor Eric Adams has reversed many of his predecessor’s policies aimed at racial integration of public schools.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: José Bayona takes a break from politics

He was a key player on Eric Adams’ first mayoral campaign who rose to become one of the highest ranking Latinos in city government.