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As federal takeover of Rikers Island looms, Mayor Eric Adams insists jails conditions are improving

The mayor credited outgoing DOC commissioner Louis Molina with moving things in “the right direction.”


Ask the experts: Are the Adams administration’s budget cuts necessary?

Experts weigh in on the state of the city’s financial crisis and explore how the city should be dealing with it.


Report: More than 300K NYC students are in overcrowded classrooms

A UFT study found that 50% of schools with a high concentration of poverty that receive federal funds, have larger class sizes than state law currently limits.


Opinion: Why you need to calm yourself over the FBI investigation into Eric Adams’ campaign fundraising

Context provides a sobering look at a probe that ultimately may not impact the New York City mayor.

Albany Agenda

Democratic socialists look to make inroads in the Bronx

The DSA plans to endorse challenges to incumbent Assembly Member Michael Benedetto in the East Bronx. They’re also eyeing seats in Queens and Central Brooklyn.

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A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams has moved to strip the city of control over the jail complex.

News & Politics

Public defender Eli Northrup announces Assembly run

Northrup jumped into the open primary for Assembly District 69 after incumbent Assembly Member Danny O’Donnell said he wouldn’t seek reelection.

News & Politics

Will Eric Adams survive the federal investigation into his campaign?

Previous mayors have emerged from federal inquiries relatively unscathed – but former prosecutors say the investigation into Adams seems particularly aggressive.


AOC, other progressives call on Columbia University to reinstate pro-Palestine groups

Members of Congress, state legislators and City Council members are asking the Ivy League university to reinstate Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace, which were suspended following an unauthorized protest.

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Thousands more vacant positions eliminated in latest New York City budget cuts

“Without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will be only the beginning,” Mayor Eric Adams said of a plan that cuts 2,100 vacancies.


Opinion: Permanent housing for asylum seekers isn’t just fiscally responsible – it’s our moral obligation

New York City could save a whopping $3 billion dollars a year by opening up eligibility to housing vouchers for asylum-seekers.

Economic Development

NYC must create new industrial development plan under council bill

The Adams administration is already looking at revamping outdated industrial zoning through its City of Yes zoning text amendment.

New York City

Wu-Tang Clan honored by City Council, Mayor Eric Adams in past week

Nov. 15 will be known as “Ol’ Dirty Bastard Day” for the late Staten Island hip-hop group member.

Eric Adams

Adams admin won’t say whether other officials’ devices were seized

The mayor said Tuesday he’s “fully cooperating” with the federal probe, but declined to say whether other members of his administration or campaign have been contacted as part of the investigation.

Interviews & Profiles

‘Of course’ NYC schools Chancellor David Banks is concerned about the challenge of educating asylum-seeking children

The chancellor also brushed aside censorship concerns about recent guidance sent to teachers in advance of a walkout in support of Gaza, saying “we’re not trying to silence anybody.”

Eric Adams

Opinion: The mayoral primary challenge we need

It’s not about finding a leftist challenger to Eric Adams. It’s about finding a competent one.