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.

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.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Epstein to declare run for Council

The Assembly member is seeking to represent District 2 with endorsements from former Council members Margarita Lopez and Rosie Mendez, local leaders and tenant association presidents.

Protests

Politics

Tracking campus protests in New York

The “Gaza solidarity encampment” at Columbia university inspired similar pro-Palestinian demonstrations at campuses across the country. Here’s where they are in New York.

Interviews & Profiles

Politics

Asian American voting power is breaking through in southern Brooklyn

The area is represented by Asian Americans in both chambers of the state Legislature and in the City Council. That doesn’t mean they agree on anything.

Policy

Policy

Staten Island secession? A new IBO report studies the age-old question

“Any serious study of how secession would play out proves that citizens of an independent Staten Island would end up paying more for less,” said Council Member Justin Brannan, who requested the study.

Policy

Policy

Mayor Adams unveils $111.6 billion executive budget

The mayor’s budget proposal reverses cuts to the NYPD, but not public libraries.