New York City

Fact-checking the second NYC public advocate debate

Evaluating the debate claims of the leading candidates in the New York City public advocate's race.

New York City

A wrench in the Amazon deal, taking a jail to court and a new substitute NYCHA head

Michael Ginaris is Amazon enemy number one, Bill de Blasio unveils the 2019-20 budget, there's a new NYCHA head in town and the state faces a budget shortfall in This Week's Headlines.

New York City

NYCHA agreement, Child Victims Act and Amazon in the hot seat

It was cold in New York, but Amazon was feeling the heat, while the feds reached a NYCHA agreement with the city in This Week's Headlines.

New York City

How de Blasio's D.C. agents keep tabs on Trump’s government

As Bill de Blasio wages a war on Washington, his agents in D.C. keep tabs on Donald Trump’s government.

New York City

Alicia Glen’s tenure by the numbers

New York City Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen leaves a mixed legacy. Here are the ups and downs.

Letitia James

Peters dismissed, Flanagan holds on and NYCHA plan denied

The race for New York City public advocate started to take shape, Mark Peters is fired, John Flanagan keeps his Republican leadership position in the state Senate and there's no deal for NYCHA in this week's political news.

Nydia Velázquez

Velázquez’s 2019 House agenda: Health care and housing

Rep. Nydia Velázquez is banking on a bipartisan infrastructure bill – with funding for NYCHA.

New York City

Which NYC districts have the most rent-regulated or public housing?

Some types of housing pop up in unexpected places, according to new Community Service Society maps.

New York City

Jumaane Williams is ready to be public advocate, assuming there’s a vacancy

Defeated in his bid for lieutenant governor, Jumaane Williams has set his sights on the office of public advocate.

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Donald Trump

Kavanaugh and Ford speak, Crystal Run scandal, WFP decisions

Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford speak, Crystal Run scandal, and WFP decisions in This Week's Headlines.

New York City

NYCHA’s truth deficit

The New York City public housing authority keeps disguising its problems.


Inspectors reported contamination in water tanks. NYCHA had it erased.

Some of the worst water tanks in New York City are in the city’s public housing.


Council speaker calls emergency meeting on NYCHA’s water tanks

New York City elected officials and tenants’ advocates denounced the deteriorating condition of the rooftop water tanks that supply drinking water to New York City Housing Authority tenants, following a report by City & State which revealed dozens of cases of contamination – including birds, rodents, and insects in the tanks – that were never reported to city health officials, as the law requires.

Andrew Cuomo

More trouble for NYCHA, verdict in Buffalo Billion and protecting Roe

This week's headlines: More trouble for NYCHA, a guilty verdict in Buffalo Billion and protecting Roe v. Wade.

New York City

NYCHA’s latest scandal: widespread juvenile lead poisoning

NYCHA now admits to having far more children with elevated lead poisoning blood levels.

Andrew Cuomo

A lawsuit, a bus tour and a budget deal

New York Attorney General files a lawsuit against the Trump Foundation, Governor Andrew Cuomo goes on a bus tour, a NYCHA settlement is reached and New York City has a budget deal in this week's top news.