New York City


Why can’t New York City fill vacancies? Council bill would ask departing employees

New City Council data shows the Department of Small Business Services, Department of Buildings and Department of Investigation with highest vacancy rates.

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A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

With the jail complex’s incarcerated population forecasted to balloon in coming years, corrections department officials are casting doubt on closing in 2027.

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Poll: New Yorkers want 'reasonable justification' for firing

Principles in legislation from City Council Member Tiffany Cabán to end at-will employment were popular, according to a poll from progressive firm Data for Progress.


Opinion: Cuts to programming that helps people incarcerated at Rikers Island are shortsighted

The Department of Correction wants to eliminate $17 million in jail-based programs

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: MTA subway barriers can at least improve a rider’s perception of safety

It may not guarantee safety, but a design that people can stand behind, lean on or grab can still help them feel safe.


Adams administration makes last push for housing bills

New York City Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer and Chief Housing Officer Jessica Katz met with Albany lawmakers hoping to win their support before the end of session.

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Who’s who in Eric Adams’ administration

From deputy mayors to fixers to legal counsel, here are the insiders the mayor has appointed to run the city.

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Campaign Confidential

Hells Angels lawyer goes to bat for Marjorie Velázquez

The City Council member didn’t roll out the red carpet, but is getting some help from the Bronx Democratic Party.

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Jessica Ramos on halting Steve Cohen’s Queens casino plan

The Queens state senator is also working on her remaining legislative priorities, like protecting against wage theft.

Campaign Confidential

Why isn’t the GOP trying to unseat the remaining Democrats on Staten Island?

District Attorney Michael McMahon will skate to another term without a primary or general election challenge.


Opinion: I’ve been homeless and incarcerated. Eric Adams wants to cut services that help people like me.

Services to help people get housing and reenter society after incarceration should take precedence over maintaining the NYPD budget.


City Hall budget officials clash with City Council members at final hearing

New York City Budget Director Jacques Jiha faced spirited questioning from City Council members as they argued cuts will harm city services.


Following the asylum-seeker odyssey: a timeline

Tracking the arrival of migrants bussed to New York City from the southern border, from April 2022 to now.


All the ways inflation is stressing New York City residents

From food to housing, costs are increasing much faster than wages, leading to an exodus.