Heard Around Town

Policy

Report: Rent increases up to 4% and 7% would maintain rent stabilized landlords' profits

“I do expect the rent increase to be lower than it was the last couple of years because the data supports that,” Community Service Society’s Samuel Stein said.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

About half of New York City has been harmed by environment inequities

In a Q&A with Elijah Hutchinson, the head of the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice, he talks about the “urgency and a moral obligation” of focusing on these areas of the city.

New York City

Politics

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.

New York City

Politics

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.

Policy

Policy

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.

Budget

Policy

City has funds to reverse library, education cuts and more, Council says

The City Council’s official response to Mayor Eric Adams’ preliminary budget proposal found an additional $6.1 billion they say can be used to reverse cuts and pad reserves.

News & Politics

Politics

A look inside the book written by the woman accusing Eric Adams of sexual assault

Lorna Beach-Mathura’s self-published 2014 book is less of a how-to guide to win lawsuits than it is a reprint of a petition she filed in a past case.

Heard Around Town

Personality

Eric Adams’ communications office: Where are they now?

Several members of the mayor’s press shop have left (or are leaving) for eye-catching new jobs over the last year.

Taxes

Policy

MTA gives final approval to congestion pricing plan

Though several lawsuits against the plan are still pending, the MTA board took a major step in approving details of the road tolling program on Wednesday.

Eric Adams

Politics

Adams rings public safety alarm bells, but says city is not “out of control”

The killings of an NYPD officer and an individual on the subway tracks on Monday pointed to a trio of public safety issues for the city, according to the mayor.

Immigration

Policy

Where are asylum-seekers living in New York City?

The city’s sprawling emergency shelter system for asylum-seekers includes higher concentrations in parts of Manhattan and Queens.

Eric Adams

Politics

‘This did not happen:’ Adams denies 1993 sexual assault accusation

The mayor and his administration confirmed on Tuesday that he will be represented by the city in the sexual assault case against him.

Education

Policy

David Banks on pre-K, 3-K budget restoration: “I have great confidence”

The New York City schools chancellor warned of inevitable “trade-offs” as City Council members grilled officials over budget cuts.

Policy

Policy

City Hall and Legal Aid Society settle right to shelter case

The temporary settlement will allow the city to limit adults’ shelter stays to 30 days.

New York City

Politics

In vision for the city, Speaker Adams lays out plan to hold City Hall accountable

Affordable housing, government accountability, mental health resources, and filling city vacancies took center stage during the speaker’s third State of the City address.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Unsatisfied with the mayor’s, NYC Council to launch its own agency report cards

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams is set to announce the initiative in her State of the City address on Wednesday afternoon.

News & Politics

Politics

The Adams administration quietly hired its first AI czar. Who is he?

Jiahao Chen, who led AI initiatives at JPMorgan Chase and Capital One, is the city’s new director of AI and machine learning.

Housing

Policy

City program to incentivize upgrades to rent stabilized apartments has just one applicant

The pilot program is just one way the city is trying to help get vacant units back on the market, city officials said at a City Council hearing on housing vacancies.

New York State

Personality

How New York’s chief information officer is guiding AI policy at state agencies

Cybersecurity and revamping the state unemployment insurance system are also on Dru Rai’s lengthy to-do list.