Personality

Personality

A new group to help Times Square emerge from COVID-19 pandemic

A Q&A with Times Square Alliance President Tom Harris about the Midtown BID Coalition and what’s being done to connect homeless people with services.

New York City

Policy

NYC to Albany: We’re ready for 24/7 speed cameras

The City Council reached a deal with state lawmakers, marking a minor victory for Mayor Eric Adams.

Politics

Politics

The race for New York’s 10th Congressional District begins

Six top candidates met in person for the first forum in the Empire State’s hottest race.

Budget

Policy

What to know about New York City budget negotiations

A little more than a month before the budget deadline, the City Council is still pushing for more funding for affordable housing, neighborhood health centers and safe streets.

New York City

Policy

Two years after George Floyd’s murder, where have all the police reforms gone?

The NYPD budget has been restored, anti-crime units reinstated, disciplinary records have been withheld and few officers have been punished for aggression toward protesters.

New York City

Politics

Another day of contradictory remarks from Eric Adams – this time on crime

Adams made the inaccurate statement in a Thursday interview on FOX 5 that he has “never witnessed crime at this level,” only to deny making the claim hours later.

Coronavirus

Politics

Eric Adams isn’t following his own COVID-19 guidance

The mayor isn’t reimplementing a mask mandate amid a surge in cases despite the city’s own alert system recommending it.

News & Politics

Politics

New York City Department of Correction reveals plan to save Rikers from fed takeover

The federal monitor overseeing the jail system suggested the report may be enough to stave off the federal receivership threatened last month.

Politics

Politics

Adams heads to Albany for a late push on his priorities

Extending mayoral control, getting more speed cameras, haven’t been as easy as the New York City mayor expected.

Coronavirus

Politics

Booster shot uptake lags amid COVID-19 wave

In New York City and beyond, booster shot rates are still a fraction of the vaccination rate.

Housing

Policy

City Council to push for more affordable housing investment in budget negotiations

Council members and advocates said an extra $5 billion over 10 years won’t be enough to address a housing affordability crisis.

Heard Around Town

Politics

One45 Developer adds more affordable housing, ahead of Council vote

The Harlem project looks to negotiate with the council, despite opposition from the local member.

Criminal justice

Policy

Death of Rikers inmate comes as Adams faces growing concern over jail plan

The New York City mayor was criticized on Friday for visiting the jail without meeting inmates. A day later, one died.

Housing

Policy

What you need to know about rent hikes in New York City

Rent stabilized tenants could face up to 4% and 6% increases. Tenant advocates say those hikes are enough to devastate renters.

New York City

Politics

What New York City Mayor Eric Adams missed while on his extended trip to Los Angeles

The mayor had a packed day of press events that were abruptly canceled on Thursday morning after his flight out of LAX was delayed.

New York City

Politics

NYC voters unimpressed by Eric Adams’ handling of crime: poll

The mayor’s approval rating on crime declined from 49% in February to 37% by the end of April.

New York City

Politics

Wanting to be a deputy mayor, Peter Koo ends up a senior advisor

New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave former Council Member Peter Koo a job in his administration, just as he’s done for others who endorsed his campaign.

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