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Annie McDonough

is the deputy City Hall reporter at City & State New York.

News & Politics

Politics

Zellnor Myrie wants to represent New York City. First, the city has to meet him.

The state senator from Central Brooklyn is trying to carve out the competency lane in his uphill battle to challenge Mayor Eric Adams in 2025.

Policy

Policy

Adams and Adams shake on $112.4 billion FY 25 budget that reverses some deeply unpopular cuts

“Adams and Adams United is here to say we have a deal,” Mayor Eric Adams announced on Friday.

NYPD

Politics

NYPD officer database had security flaws that could have let hackers covertly modify officer data

The NYPD said no officer data was ever compromised, but it’s unknown how long the vulnerability existed.

Politics

Politics

Ron Kim declares victory in acrimonious Assembly reelection bid

“Ron has been an unabashed leader on progressive issues – and he has never left public safety as his No. 1 priority,” state Sen. John Liu said at his victory party.

Budget

Politics

State lawmakers jump into NYC budget fight

Roughly 20 state lawmakers called on the Adams administration to prioritize affordability ahead of looming city budget deadline.

News & Politics

Politics

Brooklyn Museum director not the only prominent New Yorker targeted with vandalism

Several elected officials have seen their offices vandalized with red paint over the Israel-Hamas war.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Eric Adams not interested in ‘cheap shots’ at Andrew Cuomo

Asked about his “possible primary opponent” and his testimony in Washington, the mayor demurred.

Eric Adams

Personality

Some of the most contentious fights between Eric Adams and Adrienne Adams

While the New York City mayor and City Council speaker started off on good terms, the relationship has grown more fractured of late.

Donald Trump

Politics

Trump convicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records

The verdict in the criminal case against Trump marks a victory for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

NYPD

Policy

Inspector general: Digidog dodged disclosures

A report found that the NYPD is still not complying with a four-year old surveillance technology oversight law.

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Policy

Policy

Where could there be a new casino in NYC?

Proposals have popped up in every borough – and outside the city.

New York City

Politics

Tensions between City Hall and the City Council spill into full view

Behind the scenes, both sides had their own explanations for whether an official invitation to testify was given to the Adams administration.

Transportation

Policy

Congestion pricing is (probably) a month away. Is New York City ready?

Advocates say transit improvements and strong public reporting will make congestion pricing a success, and maybe even win over skeptics. That is, assuming New York acts fast.

Heard Around Town

Policy

Council passes bills to fortify parking garage safety

The legislation follows a Lower Manhattan collapse that killed one person and injured five others last year.

New York City Council

Policy

Speaker Adams and Mayor Adams clash over City Council oversight of City Hall

The Council speaker is advancing legislation to give the council veto power over some mayoral appointments, but the mayor's newly-announced Charter Revision Commission could delay that.

Heard Around Town

Policy

Mayor Adams touts tech solutions at Smart City Expo

Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer also previewed a new RFP process that will give the private sector greater input on government projects.

Policy

Policy

Business zoning overhaul approved by key City Council committee

The City of Yes for Economic Opportunity will move forward with a few modifications.