New York City

Rikers Island

Opinion: Is it possible to get the effort to close Rikers Island back on track?

The troubled jail’s closure has been cast adrift in a sea of half truths, bad ideas and polarized debate.


Bill package aims to improve delivery of services to New Yorkers displaced from homes after natural disasters, fires and other emergencies

The Back Home Act would increase accountability, address operational inefficiencies and provide greater transparency and resources.

New York City

Adams, Hochul kick off National Action Network convention with praise for the Rev. Al Sharpton

The mayor burnished his activist credentials while the governor talked about budget priorities for Black families.



Following the asylum-seeker odyssey: a timeline

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

New York State

Going down the mayoral control study rabbit hole

The state Education Department’s big report recommends a commission to evaluate mayoral control of New York City schools.


Opinion: New York’s inequality is a policy choice. Our budget can fix this.

Gov. Kathy Hochul should be investing in our communities instead of proposing education and health care cuts.

New York City

Why e-bike batteries are becoming the most dangerous object in New York

A boom in riders and a flood of uncertified batteries has sparked deadly fires in apartments and buildings across the city.

New York City

Meera Joshi on her 'people' approach to infrastructure

The New York City deputy mayor for operations discusses her personal approach to the job and her appointment to the MTA board.

New York City

Photo essay: E-bike fires leave scars on buildings across New York City

There has been mixed progress at sites of prominent fires, even months or a year later.

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Heard Around Town

Progressive NYC elected officials to Albany: No rent law rollbacks

City Comptroller Brad Lander, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and 19 City Council members said they “oppose any measures to weaken New York’s rent stabilization system.”

News & Politics

No major earthquake damage reported in New York City

In a briefing alongside various agency heads, Mayor Eric Adams said New Yorkers should go about their business, but further assessments of infrastructure is ongoing.

New York City

Who are the top NYPD officials posting controversial tweets?

In recent weeks, some NYPD leaders have used their department social media accounts to criticize journalists and a lawmaker.

News & Politics

Adams says crime is down as he takes aim at NYPD critics

Mayor Eric Adams and NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban announced that crime in the subways is actually down, despite public perception of a crime spike.

New York City

Funding set to expire for coordinators who help NYC’s homeless children

Having shelter-based assistance has aided families as they navigate the city’s school system.


Adams defends NYPD’s 'right to have an opinion'

The mayor responded to the department’s criticism of a journalist on X


Company behind gun detection tech previewed in subway faces multiple lawsuits and federal investigations

Evolv, whose weapons detection scanners were recently demonstrated by Mayor Eric Adams, is being investigated by the SEC and the FTC for allegedly making misleading statements about what its technology can do.